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Maseru security accord signed: Ramaphosa

The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, was signed in the country on Thursday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said. “We are confident that the signing of the Maseru Security Accord adds yet another important chapter and milestone in the irreversible march towards the return[…]

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R43M Eskom TNA briefing deal

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age’s (TNA) breakfast briefings, the Mail and Guardian reported on Friday. The new contract commits the cash-strapped power utility to sponsor around one TNA breakfast briefing per month for three[…]

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No decision taken on Numsa: Cosatu

Cosatu did not vote on Numsa being expelled from the trade union federation, a spokesman said on Thursday. “Cosatu agreed to reconvene the meeting on the 7th of November to discuss issues still outstanding, including the issue of Numsa,” Patrick Craven said. “No decision was taken on the status of[…]

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Cabinet approves SAA appointments

Two people have been appointed to the SA Airways board and six resignations accepted, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday. Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr John Tambi and Anthony Dixon at its meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, she said. Tambi had extensive experience in project management,[…]

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Presidency appoints COO

The presidency has appointed Lakela Kaunda as chief operations officer, it said on Thursday. “Ms Kaunda has served as the deputy director-general and head of the private office of the president since 2009,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. She served as Zuma’s spokeswoman when he was deputy president,[…]

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Malema won’t apologise: EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema will not apologise for shoving and allegedly swearing at a man in a Limpopo fast-food outlet, the EFF said on Thursday. “The commander-in-chief will never apologise and the EFF stands firmly with him,” party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said. “Black dignity has long been degraded by centuries[…]

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End of the road for Oscar: Mbalula

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s sentence and conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his world athletics career, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has told The Cape Argus. “For me, that [Pistorius’s conviction and sentence] was the end of the road of his journey,” Mbalula was quoted[…]

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Tshabalala heads to court: report

SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala has approached the Western Cape High Court to stop a parliamentary process intent on suspending her, the Mail & Guardian reported on its website on Wednesday. Tshabalala’s lawyers lodged an interdict to stop a parliamentary inquiry that resolved to recommend her suspension for lying about her[…]

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Athlone under drug clampdown

Athlone, like most other areas on the Cape Flats has been plagued by an ever increasing use, abuse and peddling of drugs. It has been reported that over 200 houses in the area alone are being used as drug dens. Authorities will now embark on joint operations to evict tenants[…]

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Samwu to go ahead with protected strike

The South African Municipal Workers Union says it will go ahead as planned with its protected strike at the end of October in the City of Cape Town. At a press conference in Athlone on Wednesday, Samwu Cape metro regional secretary Mike Khumalo said municipal workers would go on strike[…]

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