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Meeting between Ramaphosa and parties underway

A meeting between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and political party leaders started in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon in another bid to restore peace in Parliament. ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa were[…]

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ANC to urge alliance to push for Cosatu unity

The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided to seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. “The NEC agreed that the task team must work hard for unity and cohesion in Cosatu,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.[…]

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Court to hear key points application

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application on Monday for a list of South Africa’s National Key Points to be made public. The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the SA History Archive (SAHA) want the list to be made public in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information[…]

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Dewani discharge application to be heard

The Western Cape High Court is expected to hear arguments on Monday on an application for British businessman Shrien Dewani’s discharge on charges of conspiring to kill his wife. Last Monday, Francois van Zyl, for Dewani, said the defence intended making an application to Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso in[…]

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Joe Modise’s advisor to testify at arms deal enquiry

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is set to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday. According to the commission’s website, Navy official Admiral Alan Green and Chief Director at the Department of Trade and Industry, Masizakhe Zimela[…]

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Eskom declares power emergency

Eskom declared a power emergency with large industrial customers on Sunday, the power utility said. “Eskom has declared a power emergency with large industrial customers, requiring them to urgently reduce their electricity usage by 10 percent from 3pm to 8pm today,” Eskom said in a statement. “The declaration of a[…]

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Zuma to meet with Palestinian president Abbas

President Jacob Zuma will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week, the international relations department said on Friday. “President Abbas will conduct bilateral discussions with President Zuma on… bilateral relations between South Africa and Palestine, the Middle East peace process, as well as other multilateral issues,” departmental spokesman Clayson Monyela[…]

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Two unions accept Post Office deal

A wage agreement has been reached with two of three recognised unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), it said on Friday. The agreement would be effective from December 1, said Simo Lushaba, head of the intervention team appointed by Telecommunications and Postal Minister Siyabonga Cwele and Finance Minister Nhlanhla[…]

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NPA files Dewani response

The NPA filed papers on Friday in response to British businessman Shrien Dewani’s lawyers’ heads of argument in an application for his discharge on charges of conspiring to kill his wife Anni. “The State has filed its responding papers. We will now argue on Monday morning,” said NPA Western Cape[…]

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Power cuts will last all weekend: Eskom

Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend, Eskom said on Friday afternoon. “Load shedding will recommence again tomorrow [Saturday] and Sunday at 9am in order to build up reserves for the week ahead,” it said in a statement. It said there were a number of reasons for[…]

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