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    Finance Nhlanhla Nene Reappoints New Advisory Board For Pensions Administrator

    Finance Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday reappointed Joe Lesejane as chairperson of the new advisory board for the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA). GPAA administers the payment of pensions on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and National Treasury. The advisory board advises finance miinister on the administration of pensions as well as the […]

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    Ramaphosa Ready To Address KZN Elective Conference

    The ANC KwaZulu-Natal’s much anticipated elective conference will be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The conference is scheduled to start on Thursday until Saturday. This is the province’s second attempt at holding an elective conference. A scheduled conference that was meant to be held in June was interdicted by the court after four regions in […]

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    Grade 10 pupil Shot Dead At Northern Cape School

    A Grade 10 pupil has been shot and killed at a school in the Northern Cape. Northern Cape education spokesman Geoffrey van der Merwe said the department was in shock after the learner‚ from Makgolokwe Middle School in Kuruman‚ died on Wednesday. “It is still unclear what exactly transpired or triggered the incident. The perpetrator […]

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    Hawks Urged To Prioritise VBS Bank In Corruption Investigation

    Chairperson of the Police Portfolio Committee Francois Beukma says white-collar crime in the financial sector is having a negative impact on economic growth and depositors’ confidence. The portfolio committee will ask for a full briefing on the VBS Mutual Bank matter from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI/Hawks) when Parliament resumes sittings in August. […]

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    High Court Dismisses Court Bid To Interdict Gauteng Elective Conference

    The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed an application to interdict the Gauteng elective conference. The court ruled against the application saying it lacked urgency. The case was brought by disgruntled ANC members in Ekruhuleni, who wanted to interdict the party’s provincial conference pending a review application being heard. The elective conference is scheduled to […]

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    Cele Plans To Make 100 Surprise Visits To Police Stations

    Police minister Bheki Cele and his team plan to make 100 surprise visits to police stations to mark Nelson Mandela’s centenary year. His first early-morning stop was Sunnyside Police Station in Pretoria on Tuesday. Clele and his team described it as their 67 minutes for Mandela Day. “It’s one police station that a lot of […]

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    Julius Malema Gets Loud Applause As He Arrives At Land Hearings In Mafikeng

    EFF leader Julius Malema and party secretary Godrich Gardee arrived 15 minutes before the start of hearings into land expropriation to a jubilant audience that erupted in applause. Hundreds were still waiting to gain entry outside the hall in Mafikeng in the North West after 11 am. Parliament’s constitutional review committee will hear the public’s […]

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    Sir Richard Branson Dedicates New Aircraft To Madiba

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    In celebration of late former statesman Nelson Mandela’s centenary year‚ English business magnate Sir Richard Branson has named an aircraft in his latest fleet “Lady Freedom”. Branson‚ founder of the Virgin Group – which has airline Virgin Atlantic in its stable – shares a birthday with Madiba‚ with whom he formed a 25-year bond. According […]

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    KZN Protesters Block Roads Over Fuel Price Increases

    Protesting motorists have blocked off the N3 in Pietermaritzburg and the N2 in Durban, near Chatsworth, demanding that petrol prices be decreased. Both carriageways on the N3 in Pietermaritzburg were closed between the New England and Greytown Road intersections, while in Durban traffic on the N2 south of Durban at the Higginson Highway, which is […]

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    President Ramaphosa To Visit Mvezo On Mandela Day

    President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday handover three fully furnished houses and groceries to some of the most destitute beneficiaries in Mvezo near Mthatha, Eastern Cape. The July 18, marks 100 years since the birth of late former president Nelson Mandela in 1918 and the centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and […]