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10 days paternity leave: SGJ

Men should be provided with 10 days’ paternity leave, non-profit organisation Sonke Gender Justice (SGJ) said on Thursday. The non-profit organisation came out in support of financial manager Hendri Terblanche launching the 10-day paternity leave campaign, eight months after his twin children were born three months premature. His petition was[…]

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5 arrested for Beacon Valley shooting

Five men have been arrested following a shooting in Beacon Valley, which claimed the life of a 10 year old boy on Tuesday evening. Western Cape police said they arrested five men aged between 20 and 31 years following an attack on the 10 year old minor and two others[…]

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Woman in court for cloned bank card

Two separate cases involving a Cape Town woman who allegedly went on two spending sprees with cloned bank cards, may be combined into one, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court heard on Thursday. While out on warning for her first case, Anushka Rossi allegedly went on a second, similar, spending spree.[…]

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Zuma reponse on Nkandla delayed

President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office said on Thursday after he missed a deadline to report to Parliament on the matter. “President Jacob Zuma is still seized with preparing the report to the Speaker on the upgrades at his Nkandla[…]

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Muslim Hands deny pamphlet allegations

Trustees of the relief organisation Muslim Hands have rejected several allegations made against some of its members in a controversial pamphlet, purported to be written by the Muslim Views. The pamphlet follows a feature story written in the popular local newspaper, which reported that a number of Muslim charities, including[…]

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Govt urges citizens to ‘clean up for Madiba’

South Africans are urged to clean up their cities, towns, neighbourhoods, villages and schools on Nelson Mandela International Day, government said on Wednesday. “Government encourages all South Africans to work together and dedicate 67 minutes of their time to clean up South Africa on July 18 [Friday], Nelson Mandela International[…]

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Numsa to intensify strike

The national strike committee (NSC) of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has resolved to intensify its metals and engineering strike, the union said on Wednesday. “The NSC, as duly mandated by the national executive committee, has developed a maximum programme of action to intensify and accelerate the[…]

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Lenk to inform Israel of SA’s stance

Israel’s ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk has been asked to inform his government about South Africa’s stance regarding the Israel-Palestine unrest, the department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) said on Wednesday. After being earlier summoned by Dirco, Lenk met with the department’s deputy minister, Nomaindia Mfeketo, said Dirco[…]

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SAJBD lodges complaint over Jew comment

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]

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Zille must apologise: Lili

Western Cape premier Helen Zille must apologise to those she has “targeted” in poo-throwing campaigns, Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement leader Andile Lili said on Wednesday. “Within seven days, Helen Zille must go public and apologise to Ses’Khona as well as apologise to the informal settlements of Cape Town,” he told[…]

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