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ANC distances itself from dodgy Prasa deal

Tuesday 30 August 2016 15:03

ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, has distanced the party from what he calls any "protagonists" in the claims that the party received R80 million from a dodgy Prasa deal.

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Sadtu General Secretary, Mugwena Maluleke says the department must take strong action against the school.
Sadtu calls for tough action against racism

Tuesday 30 August 2016 12:37

Sadtu says it will write to the Human Rights Commission asking it to investigate the Pretoria Girls High School's treatment of black learners.

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SAA will be looking for R 16 Billion.
SAA seeks funding from banking sector to pay debts

Tuesday 30 August 2016 12:03

The South African Airways (SAA) says it is seeking funding from the banking sector so that it can pay its debts and to meet its working expenditures.

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Former Finance Minister, and MKMVA Treasurer General, Des van Rooyen, says Gordhan has been waging a war through the media.
MKMVA, Van Rooyen slam Pravin Gordhan

Tuesday 30 August 2016 11:24

The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association has called on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to respect the Hawks.

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Aubrey Matshiqi continue saying that the Pravin Gordhan saga is about a case of preferred outcome.
Gordhan issue has become complex to analyse: Matshiqi

Tuesday 30 August 2016 11:24

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi says the Political space in South Africa is increasingly looking like a playground.

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President Jacob Zuma is accused of using the Hawks to target his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan.
SA finance minister is vindicating the law by ignoring police unit

Tuesday 30 August 2016 06:41

In South Africa the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) have been circling finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

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Finance Ministry's stated that Brain Molefe had failed to cooperate regarding a review of coal contracts.
DA asks Eskom CEO to appear before Parliament Committee

Tuesday 30 August 2016 06:30

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has requested that Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, appear before Parliament's Standing Committee to respond to the Finance Ministry's statement.

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SA dancers to reinterpret timeless classic Romeo & Juliet in Italy

Monday 29 August 2016 21:35

It is a European festival that jives with African flavour. A troupe of local dancers will re-interpret the timeless classic Romeo and Juliet.

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Eskom denies blocking Treasury investigation

Monday 29 August 2016 20:25

Eskom has denied that it was blocking a National Treasury investigation into coal contracts with Tegeta, a firm controlled by the Gupta family.

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Sanco says the ANC need to visit its branches in the provinces to discuss challenges.
Sanco cites factionalism as challenge to ANC

Monday 29 August 2016 14:51

South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says factionalism is one of the major challenges that exist within the ANC.

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Two people were killed and several others injured when the structure collapsed.
Inquiry into M1 bridge collapse postponed

Monday 29 August 2016 12:34

The Labour Department's inquiry into the collapse of the  pedestrian and cyclist bridge over Johannesburg's M1 at Grayston Road has been postponed until April next year.

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A 12 year old is also amongst those young mothers who have given birth.
Presidency slams teenage pregnancy

Monday 29 August 2016 12:15

The office of the Presidency has come out strongly to condemn, the shocking discovery of over 3000 under-age girls, who have been impregnated or have given birth.

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South Africa will cease to be a Member of the Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
SA to cease membership of SADC Troika on Politics

Monday 29 August 2016 07:54

South Africa is to end its membership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika on politics, defence and security.

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Presidency wishes to correct the erroneous impression created by a local newspaper that Cyril Ramaphosa has met ‘with officials from the Chinese Communist Party.
Ramaphosa did not meet Chinese because of stability concern:Presidency

Monday 29 August 2016 05:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday dismissed a report that he had met Chinese officials because of their concerns about economic and political stability in South Africa.

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Sundowns get Chippa, Wits face City in MTN8 semifinals

Monday 29 August 2016 05:33

League champions Mamelodi Sundowns were drawn against Chippa United while Bidvest Wits will face newcomers Cape Town City in the semi-finals of the MTN8.

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SACP sceptical of Gupta's sell-off move

Monday 29 August 2016 05:17

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says the party is treating the announcement by the Guptas that they intend to sell all their assets in South Africa with a great deal of scepticism.

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Conferences don’t solve problems: Mashatile

Sunday 28 August 2016 18:17

The ANC’s Gauteng province Chairperson, Paul Mashatile, says an earlier elective conference will not be useful in response to calls for one from the ANCYL and SACP.

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Former Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau was speaking at a funeral of late councillor for the City of Johannesburg who died on Monday after being sworn in.
Tau lashes out at Mashaba at Mthembu’s funeral

Sunday 28 August 2016 18:07

ANC's Parks Tau says they are planning to launch a civil case against newly elected City of Johannesburg mayor  DA's  Herman Mashaba.

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Argentina run out close-shave 26-24 victors over Boks

Sunday 28 August 2016 11:00

Argentina closed out a pulsating encounter in dramatic fashion to run out 26-24 winners over South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Buenos Aires.

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ANC’s late councillor described as a hardworking woman

Sunday 28 August 2016 10:49

Late African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg councillor, Nonhlanhla Mthembu, has been described as a hardworking woman, who was committed to her community and party.

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