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TAC not facing imminent closure

The Treatment Action Campaign is not facing imminent closure, but will have to make “tough decisions” if it does not get more funding, it said on Tuesday. “We would like to state that despite severe financial challenges, the TAC is not facing imminent closure,” it said in a statement. “However[…]

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Zuma not responsible for Nkandla: ANC

ANC MPs on Tuesday moved to absolve President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing in the Nkandla controversy as they unilaterally pursued Parliament’s consideration of the matter following an opposition walkout. They said there was no evidence that Zuma asked for luxuries to be added to his private home in KwaZulu-Natal,[…]

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Seriti Commission ‘a farce’: Activist

New allegations have emerged further implicating President Jacob Zuma in the controversial arms deal. An exposé released over the weekend has suggested that Zuma accepted a R500 000 a year bribe, put forward by French arms group Thales. The reported deal, involving the use of the code word ‘Eiffel Tower’,[…]

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Beware of censorship: US ambassador

South Africa has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US ambassador Patrick Gaspard said on Tuesday. “I was stunned that all of you weren’t outside of the SABC headquarters the next morning,” he said at[…]

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Malema trial postponed until 2015

EFF leader Julius Malema has been given another year in Parliament after the High Court in Polokwane postponed his corruption case to August next year. The case against the former ANC Youth League president and his co-accused was postponed to August 3, 2015, on Tuesday because not all counsel were[…]

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Bank users warned against scam

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has warned consumers and the banking industry of a change in a banking details scam. SABRIC CEO, Kalyani Pillay says that bank customers must be wary when being told that a certain supplier has changed their banking details and must thoroughly verify[…]

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EFF denied order to halt disciplinary hearing

The Western Cape High Court on Monday denied the Economic Freedom Fighters an urgent interdict to halt disciplinary proceedings by Parliament against 20 MPs who last month heckled President Jacob Zuma in the legislature. The ruling came after the EFF’s legal counsel conceded that he was hard-pressed to prove the[…]

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Nigerian four travelled on SA documents

Four people killed in the Nigerian building collapse were travelling on South African documents, causing confusion about the local death toll, an official said on Monday. “Initially we were told there were 84 [deaths] but through this rigorous process of identification we have now established four were not South Africans,[…]

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Icasa announces call rate regulations

New call termination rates favouring smaller cellular operators were announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on Monday. “The Authority has maintained asymmetry for smaller operators and new entrants to facilitate competition in a market that has been determined to be uncompetitive,” committee chairwoman Nomvuyiso Batyi said in[…]

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Squatters removed from trust land

Informal dwellers were forcibly removed after residing on vacant community trust land in Ndebeni on Sunday. The inhabitants had set up their structures off Voortrekker road between 18th Avenue in Kensington and Vanguard Drive in Goodwood but were immediately dismantled after residents were alerted to the matter. Members of the[…]

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