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JOHANNESBURG, March 18 - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Monday appealed to the Hawks to leave no stone unturned to assure "justice for a young selfless leader who was taken away from us before his time," is served. In a statement on Monday the ANCYL KwaZulu-Natal said it has learnt of the arrest of a senior leader...
PIETERMARITZBURG, 18 March - South African Communists Party (SACP) General Secretary Dr. Blade Nzimande has called on the Young Communists League (YCL) to help stop the destruction of property at tertiary institutions which he said was carried out by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). He was delivering the Moses Mabhida memorial lecture in Imbali Township on Sunday where he said it...
CAPE TOWN, March 17 - Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has pledged his vote to the African National Congress in the May 8 general elections, the ANC in the Western Cape said on Sunday. Speaking in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, Motlanthe said, “I think these are going to be very difficult elections. In fact, not only for the ANC, but...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15 - The South Gauteng High Court on Thursday granted former Johannesburg mayor, Parks Tau, leave to appeal its ruling on the defamation case filed by the present mayor Herman Mashaba. Judge Van der Linde granted Tau leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal on the grounds that “there is reasonable prospect that another court could...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15 - South Africa's state-owned electricity utility Eskom said on Friday it would implement Stage 2 rotational powercuts or load-shedding from 8 am to 11 pm due to a shortage of capacity. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes approximately 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa and about 45 percent of the power used on the African continent, but...
Solly Makganoto Former Ambassador to the republic of Cuba and the former provincial secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in Limpopo, Justice Piitso has withdrawn from the ANC list of candidates to serve in parliament. "I take this humble opportunity to inform branches and the general membership of the ANC especially from my province of Limpopo, that I have...
PARLIAMENT, March 14 - Parliament's communications portfolio committee on Thursday adopted a report recommending eight candidates to fill the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, but not without objections from opposition parties. The list of candidates preferred by the African National Congress, who holds the majority in the committee, and which was eventually pushed through were Motshedi Lekalakala, Mamoduphi...
JOHANNESBURG, March 13 - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in an attempt to conduct an oversight inspection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Diepkloof, was barred from entering the hospital on Wednesday. The DA said it had consistently pointed out Home Affairs' failure to control illegal immigration and that this year the Gauteng taxpayer was in part footing the bill...
JOHANNESBURG, March 13 - The commission of inquiry into state capture will on Wednesday hear an application by Tom Moyane, the sacked SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, who wants to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is opposing Moyane's application reportedly on the grounds that the former revenue boss is helping advance the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political campaign...
PORT ELIZABETH, March 13 - Secretary-general of the ruling party, Ace Magashule, announced on Tuesday that the African National Congress (ANC) would on Wednesday submit its final party candidate lists for the National and Provincial Elections to the Electoral Commission. "The ANC will submit its candidates list following thorough internal processes as per party guidelines," the ANC statement said. The party...

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