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No leads on Shasha case a week after disappearance

One week after Shasha Lee November disappeared while playing mere metres from her Hanover Park, Cape Town home, the trail for the girl affectionately known as Meisie remains cold. Concerned residents remain hopeful that the six-year-old will be found. But to date, no leads have yet proven useful. On Friday,[…]

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New DA leader ‘believes in tomorrow’

As Sunday evening approached at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, and delegates trickled out of what was the plenary hall for the DA elective conference, the last of the blue decor was also stripped. The halls and corridors which on Saturday and Sunday was a hive of activity and excitement –[…]

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Maimane elected new DA leader

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane was elected as the new head of the opposition party, at the party’s congress in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. “And the winer is, your new leader is, Mmusi Maimane” said outgoing federal leader Helen Zille to the roars and shrieks of the crowd. Confetti[…]

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Zille: My sons toughened me up for politics

Part of Helen Zille’s success as politician is actually thanks to her two sons and the hard time they would sometimes give her. This was contained in a moving tribute Paul, 30, and Thomas,25, Maree paid to their mom on Saturday when she stepped down as DA leader after 8[…]

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Maimane ‘believers’ welcome delegates at airport

As delegates landed in Port Elizabeth on Friday morning for the DA federal congress they were greeted by banners of Mmusi Maimane. A table with pamphlets, stickers, badges and posters calling for Maimane to be elected as the Democratic Alliance’s leader was placed at the PE airport’s baggage claim and[…]

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DA files papers against SABC over congress coverage

The Democratic Alliance on Friday filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court against the SABC over its coverage of the party’s federal congress in Port Elizabeth this weekend. “The DA alleged that the SABC withdrawal of its live coverage on public television is both contrary to the public interest[…]

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Stop speculating and find my child!: Sandra November

“Stop speculating and help find my child.” This is the appeal from the mother of 6-year-old Shasha Lee November, who disappeared metres from her Hanover Park home on Sunday. An exhausted Sandra November joined a search party which combed a Philippi field for traces of the little girl on Thursday[…]

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SANCO denies charging protection fee for foreigners

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has denied media reports stating it was demanding foreign nationals fork out a protection fee against xenophobia. The non-profit organisation has labelled these reports as a mistake. “This has come as a mistake. We are a non-profit organisation. It is there to protect[…]

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Hope fades as search for missing girl continues

After four days of around the clock searches for a missing 6-year-old girl, hopes of finding her unscathed are fading fast, volunteers admit. Shasha Lee November went missing from her Hanover Park home, in Cape Town, on Sunday afternoon. She was last seen playing with her friends at 16:00 that[…]

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Maimane has turned nasty: James

The battle for the leadership of the DA has taken another heated turn, with Wilmot James accusing his opponent Mmusi Maimane on Thursday of turning “nasty”. “With three days to go before the election, Mmusi Maimane seems to be rattled,” James, the party’s federal chairperson, said in a statement. “Under[…]

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