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Mbete displeased with Madonsela's media briefing

Monday 3 August 2015 20:21

The Office of the Speaker of Parliament has confirmed that there has been a number of letters between it and the office the Public Protector.

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela spoke at a press conference in Pretoria to clarify what she called misconceptions on her Nkandla report.
Madonsela is overstepping her boundaries: ANC

Monday 3 August 2015 18:29

The African National Congress has described the move by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela as overstepping the boundaries of the separation of powers.

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ANC Women's League President Angie Motshekga says that she was misunderstood when she was quoted as saying that South Africa was not ready for a female president.
Motshekga to clarify woman president statement at Congress

Monday 3 August 2015 16:18

ANCWL President Angie Motshekga says she will deal with the issue of a woman president for South Africa in the political report she will deliver at the League's National Congress later this week.

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Madonsela stands by her report

Monday 3 August 2015 14:39

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed sadness that she was not invited to Parliament to address the ad hoc committee on Nkandla.

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Tourists enjoy an elephant ride in the Dinokeng Game Reserve

Monday 3 August 2015 09:14

South Africa’s tourism minister says new visa regulations are hurting the industry.

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Stand-off brewing between Tshwane and Stoffelpark squatter camp

Saturday 1 August 2015 20:09

A stand-off is brewing between the Tshwane Metro and residents of the Stoffelpark squatter camp near Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.

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President, Jacob Zuma and Riah Phiyega.
Zuma receives Phiyega’s response to Marikana findings

Saturday 1 August 2015 12:50

President Jacob Zuma will study the response of National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega's regarding the Farlam Commission findings.

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N West smart ID fraudster's case postponed

Friday 31 July 2015 20:00

The fraud case against a 46-year-old North West man accused of issuing newly-introduced smart ID cards to farm workers has been postponed until the 5th of August for bail application.

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Twenty-year-old Mido Macia was already dead when he arrived at a hospital on 26 February 2013.
Mido Marcia case postponed until Monday

Friday 31 July 2015 15:33

The case against nine former policemen who allegedly dragged Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia behind a police van has been postponed until Monday.

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 Video footage of Mido Macia being dragged from the back of a police van went viral on the internet.
Investigator reveals more shocking revelations in Macia’s case

Friday 31 July 2015 10:39

An Independent Police Investigative Directorate's investigator has told the High Court in Pretoria that he found a black man with blood on his head when he arrived at the Daveyton police cells.

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Police killings worry Popcru

Friday 31 July 2015 09:45

Police and Prison Rights Union representative Richard Mamabolo says statistics show that police killings in South Africa have increased.

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De Bruyn happy with strides made in women empowerment

Friday 31 July 2015 07:50

Anti-apartheid activist, Sophie de Bruyn, says she is humbled and honoured to still be able to make a contribution to the upliftment of women.

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Vaccine batch currently supplied to red meat farmer is not enough to carry them through into the next session.
Vaccine shortage will affect red meat industry

Friday 31 July 2015 07:44

The Red Meat Abattoirs Association (RMAA) has issued a caution that the possibility of a shortage of livestock vaccines and diseases prevention pose a threat to the red meat industry and consumers.

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Credibility of state witness in Macia trial questioned

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:39

The defence in the trial of murdered Mozambican taxidriver Mido Macia has poked holes in the testimony of one of the state's key witnesses.

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Police officer dies in Themba shootout

Thursday 30 July 2015 10:26

Another police officer has been killed bringing to three the number of police officers who have lost their lives in the country in the past 24 hour.

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Women need to unite: Shabangu

Thursday 30 July 2015 10:20

The Minister of Women in the Presidency Suzan Shabangu says the theme for Women’s Month 2015 is “women united in moving South Africa forward”.

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 The Department of Trade and Industry is currently drafting new regulations to curb alcohol abuse in the country.
Legal drinking age limit on the cards

Thursday 30 July 2015 09:57

Government says it is proposing to increase the legal drinking age to restrict access.

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Phiyega fights for her position

Thursday 30 July 2015 09:15

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has until Friday to write to President Jacob Zuma to explain her fitness to hold office as recommended in the Marikana Commission report.

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Nine former police officers are on trial for the death of the taxi driver, after he was dragged at the back of a police van in 2013.
‘Mido Macia did not receive medical attention’

Thursday 30 July 2015 05:50

The High Court in Pretoria will continue to hear the testimony of a police Warrant Officer who is testifying against his colleagues implicated in the death of Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia.

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Vavi anti-corruption march criticised

Wednesday 29 July 2015 11:12

Former Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he's concerned that people who benefit from corruption are burying their heads in the sand.

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