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No Ebola in SA: Health department

There are no Ebola cases reported or confirmed in South Africa, the health department said on Friday. This was while the total number of cases in the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone had risen to 3069 probable and confirmed cases, spokesman Popo Maja said[…]

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Northlink students in uproar over bursary payments

Students at Northlink College’s Protea campus based in Bellville are angry after the lack in communication around the payment of travel and bursary payments. After approaching the head office’s finance department, students felt helpless and had no other alternative but to seek answers. They claim they were brazenly dismissed without[…]

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Muslim woman wins eviction case

A Cape Town Muslim woman has successfully challenged the right to stay in her marital home after her ex-husband tried to evict her. On Thursday, the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court dismissed the application of Adnaan Isaacs to evict his ex-wife, Gadija Isaacs from the marital home, which they resided in during[…]

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Ml Bham condemns Mufti Menk attack

Following the attempted assault on renowned Zimbabwean scholar Mufti Ismail Menk, secretary general of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Moulana Ebrahim Bham has voiced his concerns about the incident. “This particular aspect of extremism which has reared its head in our community perturbs me tremendously,” Moulana Bham told Radio Islam.[…]

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New travel procedures for Ebola high risk areas

Passengers wishing to travel between South Africa and the Ebola high-risk areas in West Africa must request permission from the health department, SA Airways said on Thursday. Spokesman Tlali Tlali said this was a new procedure that had been introduced. “All travellers between South Africa and the Ebola high-risk areas[…]

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Let Madonsela do her work: Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu on Thursday appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work. “Maligning the public protector besmirches not only the ruling party, but the entire country. We are proud that South Africa has an Office of the Public[…]

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Nkandla committee begins work

The ad hoc committee that will deliberate on President Jacob Zuma’s response to investigations into public spending at his Nkandla home will meet on Friday. In April, Zuma declined to respond in full to Madonsela’s report within the requisite fortnight. Madonsela found he had violated the Executive Ethics Code by[…]

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EFF, Pagad unite against gangsterism and drugs

An unlikely collaboration has been formed between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad), in a bid to tackle gang violence and drug abuse across the city. The United Front Against Gangsterism and Drugs (UFAGAD), will seek to mobilize various other NGO’s, civil societies, and[…]

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EFF to fight suspension in court

The Economic Freedom Fighters will go to court to oppose looming suspension from Parliament for disrupting presidential question time last week, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday. All 25 EFF MPs in the National Assembly were responding to Speaker Baleka Mbete’s letters of warning with help from lawyers and[…]

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Leaking of info is problematic: Madonsela

The leaking of confidential information by a senior politician is a big problem, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. “The leaking and publishing of confidential information… is a problem,” she told reporters in Pretoria. But when it was a senior politician, “this is an even bigger problem”, she said.[…]

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