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HPark CPF to host mass meeting

The Hanover Park Community Police Forum (CPF) will be hosting a mass meeting with residents on Wednesday evening to discuss possible steps in the new anti-crime campaign. The CPF will take into consideration any possible recommendations made by residents, on how to irradiate the surge of gang violence and drugs.[…]

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Koch to challenge gag order

Comedian and ventriloquist Conrad Koch confirmed on Monday he will oppose Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr’s interim protection order against him. “My lawyers are busy with that,” Koch, popularly known through his puppet “Chester Missing”, said. He referred questions on the matter to Webber Wentzel media lawyer Dario Milo. Milo could[…]

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‘ANC didn’t fail or succeed in Cosatu intervention’

The ANC did not fail or succeed in its intervention in problems within Cosatu, general secretary Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. “The ANC cannot impose solutions on Cosatu,” he told reporters in Johannesburg. “Our intervention cannot fail or succeed, only Cosatu can fail or succeed.” This weekend the National Union[…]

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Zuma Nkandla probe centralised

Corruption charges laid against President Jacob Zuma over the so-called security upgrades at his Nkandla home by opposition parties have been centralised and are being investigated nationally, police spokesman Solomon Makgale said on Monday. “The charges were laid by opposition party members at many police stations,” Makgale said. “It was[…]

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Cosatu disrespects its Constitution: Numsa

There is no respect for the Congress of SA Trade Union’s constitution, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Sunday. “It is lawlessness that prevails,” deputy general secretary Karl Cloete told reporters in Johannesburg. “Its president should have been long booted before Numsa.” He said Cosatu president[…]

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Vavi mum on future

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has remained mum on what his next step will be after the expulsion of Numsa from the trade union federation. On Sunday he took to twitter to explain that he will allow all to have their say before making an official comment. “Deliberating allowing all[…]

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Chippy Shaik to testify at arms deal commission

Shamin “Chippy” Shaik, the chief of acquisitions for the SANDF during the arms deal period, is expected to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday. Shaik’s testimony has been scheduled to last the whole week at the commission’s public hearings into alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms[…]

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Sanef welcomes review into E-tv’s practices

The decision by e.tv to review its editorial management practices was welcomed by the SA National Editors’ Forum on Sunday. “Council has noted developments regarding allegations of editorial interference at eNCA implicating politicians, shareholders and senior executives,” Sanef chairman Mpumelelo Mkhabela said in a statement. “Council welcomed the decision by[…]

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SPCA bemoans ‘worst Guy Fawkes in years’

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is still dealing with a flood of complaints of distressed animals affected by the loud bangs of fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day on Wednesday evening. The SPCA says this year’s Guy Fawkes Day was the worst in years. On Wednesday evening, the SPCA’s Inspection[…]

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Differences between Ses’khona and ANC leader

There is no friction between the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement and the African National Congress, according to organization’s spokesperson Sthembele Majova. Instead, he says, the movement has received opposition from an individual within the party’s provincial leadership. This comes after Ses’Khona on Thursday announced the shooting of its leader, former[…]

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