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JOHANNESBURG, September 2 - The state capture commission of inquiry sitting in Johannesburg will on Monday hear evidence from SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) bosses regarding the massive archive footage sold cheaply to the fugitive Gupta family. Board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini, CEO Madoda Mxakwe and head of news  Phathiswa Magopeni will appear before the commission chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - The KwaZulu-Natal member of the executive council (MEC) for transport, community safety and liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda on Tuesday called on members of the Sibuyelwe Matiwane community trust near Colenso and the traditional leaders who are embroiled in the land dispute to work together. Kaunda, who has been named as the new mayor of eThekwini to replace...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday said he was "relieved" that the police had finally acted on his requests for a blitz on counterfeit goods and other crimes in the city. Speaking at the New Council Chamber, in Braamfontein where he released the monthly Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) performance statistics, Mashaba said: “We all know that...
PRETORIA, August 21 - The Gauteng health department on Wednesday said it was "thoroughly" probing the death of a newborn baby at the notorious Mamelodi Day Hospital in Pretoria, after the mother, a Zimbabwean national, was allegedly mistreated by nurses and forced to give birth whilst standing up. "Upon learning about the incident, the Tshwane District Health management reacted swiftly...
JOHANNESBURG, August 15 - Actions of the South African government against immigrants fuels hatred and violence towards foreign nationals, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday. The party was reacting to overnight looting of stores owned by foreign nationals in Soweto. "Unable to resolve conditions of unemployment and poverty facing black people, government is engaged in a program to blame...
JOHANNESBURG, August 5 - Small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will on Monday meet with hawkers' representatives in the Johannesburg central business district following attacks on police last week when they attempted to confiscate counterfeit goods from informal traders, her department said. In a statement, the department's spokeswoman Priscilla Monama said Ntshavheni would also receive a briefing on the prevalence...
JOHANNESBURG, July 31 - Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was on Tuesday convicted on charges related to the 1999 kidnapping and assault of his former lover's husband. Mdluli was found guilty of four counts of intimidation, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of common assault and two counts of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. He was...
JOHANNESBURG, July 29 - African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) annual policy dialogue forum on secondary education, Ramaphosa said the continent’s...
Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in The Free State has on Wednesday said it is not surprised by the claims and subsequent confirmation of Derek Hanekom, which are reminiscent of the Askari tendencies of those planted in our movement to derail our advancement and consolidation of the total liberation of Blacks in general and Africans in...
JOHANNESBURG, July 22 - The Greater Lonmin Community (GLC) have approached the Constitutional Court seeking leave to appeal and set aside the acquisition of platinum mining company, Lonmin Plc by Sibanye-Stillwater. The GLC is a not-for-profit organization representing various affected communities of Rustenburg, such as Marikana, Mooinooi, Majakeng, Tornado, Nkaneng, and Bapo ba Mogale community. Sibanye's offer to acquire the entire...

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