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Power cuts to continue on Sunday, says Eskom

South Africans will wake up to another day of load shedding on Sunday, Eskom has said. Stage 2 load shedding will start at 08:00 and continue until 22:00. “Implementing loadshedding [on Sunday] is necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the coming week. Due[…]

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Hawks ‘interrogated, threatened’ SARS officials to depose affidavits in ‘rogue unit’ investigation

An internal SARS report has recommended that the actions of Hawks officers, who “interrogated” and threatened tax officials, be investigated as their conduct potentially constitutes an abuse of power. The report, a March 2020 document obtained by News24 and handed to SARS boss Edward Kieswetter, reveals details of interviews an[…]

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Maimane calls for a national school stay-away

Leader of the One South Africa Movement, Musi Maimane, is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools. Maimane is taking his campaign to see school gates shut in the wake of rising COVID-19 infections to the street, having been[…]

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WCape Premier tests positive for COVID-19

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Winde announced his positive status on his Facebook page. He says he tested positive after he experienced flu-like symptoms over the weekend. Winde says he will now be going into isolation for 14 days. He says he will[…]

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‘ISIS’ warns SA: Steer clear of Mozambique conflict

ISIS has warned South Africa that it would “open the fighting front” within South Africa’s borders, should it get involved in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. This is according to reports on ISIS’s latest newsletter, Al-Naba. An organisation linked to ISIS, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah, has been waging a violent insurgency in[…]

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