Unions give government seven days to respond to wage demands

LOCAL cting Public Service and Administration Minister, Thulas Ngxesi meets with public service union leaders to receive their memorandum, in Tshwane. Unions representing public service workers have handed over a memorandum of demands to the acting Public Service and Administration Minister Thulas Nxesi outside the office of the National Treasury[…]

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Fighting erupts in Afghanistan after US pullout deadline

Afghanistan’s security forces have fought back a Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province, officials and residents have said, as the armed group launched assaults around the country after a missed United States deadline to withdraw troops. Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand’s provincial council, said the Taliban had launched its[…]

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Sassa: Tender for new service provider expected from July

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expecting to conduct a competitive bidding process for a new service provider from July, a Parliamentary reply has revealed. In her reply to DA MP Evelyn Wilson, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said a bidding committee has already begun work in finding[…]

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Iran nuclear deadline expires

Iran accused major powers on Friday of backtracking on previous pledges and throwing up new “red lines” at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement in time to receive expedited scrutiny from the U.S. Congress expired with no deal. Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal[…]

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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended again

Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does[…]

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Ukraine rebels, army fighting despite pullback deadline

Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack government[…]

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Dwindling Hong Kong protesters defy deadline

Demonstrators in Hong Kong are still on the streets despite a deadline for them to leave protest sites, although the crowds have noticeably dwindled, allowing civil servants to return to work at government offices. Dozens of workers streamed on Monday morning along a footbridge and into the Central Government Offices[…]

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