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Eskom board wants chairman removed: Report

The Eskom board wants its chairman Zola Tsotsi removed, City Press reported on Sunday. In a meeting on Thursday, all board members unanimously resolved to pass a motion of no confidence in Tsotsi, according to the paper. “All of them want him out,” a unnamed source close to the board[…]

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Destroy Apartheid symbols: Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has called on people to take down all statues that are a reminder of apartheid, the Sunday Independent reported. “I’m challenging you. Revolution is not a legal activity. You must stop listening to those things like: This is illegal. There’s nothing like this,” he[…]

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Cape launches racism talk campaign

Cape Town mayor, Patrica de Lille on Saturday marked Human Rights Day by launching the ‘Inclusive City’ campaign. The campaign was aimed at creating public platforms for dialogue to confront what makes some residents feel excluded, while others felt entitled. “We face many challenges to a culture of rights, and[…]

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Obama rebukes Netanyahu over Palestine comments

In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, United States President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader’s pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it “hard to find a path” toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Obama also scolded[…]

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Shiite rebels seize Yemen’s 3rd largest city

Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz and its airport on Sunday, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest. If the rebels hold onto the city, the capital of Yemen’s most populous province,[…]

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Rural women demand land

Some 700 from rural communities around South Africa marched in the CBD on Saturday calling for equal access to land and housing. The women, who form part of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA), used Human Rights Day to draw attention to their plight. “We want one woman, one hectare. South[…]

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VOC launches Spelling Bee for Library Week

With Library Week approaching, the Islamic Library and the Voice of the Cape (VOC) are hosting a Spelling Bee aimed at enhancing the knowledge of children. “Our children need to develop various skills and our children need to be encourage to enter Spelling Bee competitions so they can enhance several[…]

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BDS calls for twinning with Palestinian cities

South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria has became the first South African city to twin with a Palestinian town, the town of Bethlehem. Twinning between the two city’s will allow a collaboration to encourage unity and support through the transfers of skills and general interaction. BDS SA Spokesperson, Kwara Kekana says[…]

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Writer believes Rushdie praise behind attack

Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, her publisher said on Saturday. “Author ZP Dala… was assaulted in Overport, Durban, on Wednesday,” Umuzi publishers, the South African imprint of Penguin Random House publishers, said in a statement. Dala was due[…]

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