There will be money for students next year – Zuma

There will be money to pay for the zero fee increases in 2016, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament on Thursday. He still, however, gave no indication of where exactly the money would come from. Speaking during his last question and answer session for the year in the National Assembly on[…]

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ConCourt dismisses party funding case

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to have political parties disclose the sources of their funding. The Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) was the appropriate legislation for dealing with such matters, seven judges said in their majority judgment. The applicant, an organisation campaigning for greater transparency[…]

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Organization to tackle extremism at roots

With the global war on extremism at its highest point in years, criticism continues to mount that a more aggressive model of action has only but further isolated communities where radicalism is most prevalent. Most at risk of falling into the trip are those in smaller and more impoverished areas,[…]

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Concourt to hear political party’s funder’s case

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Tuesday by a non-governmental organisation seeking to determine whether Parliament has failed in its constitutional obligation to get political parties to disclose the source of their private funding. Currently, political parties are not obliged to disclose their funders. The applicant in the[…]

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UN halts Gaza house repairs

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year’s war with Israel because donors have failed to pay. “The agency has exhausted all funding to support repairs and rental subsidies,” the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)[…]

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Blind Cricket SA goes to HRC

Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) has lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission, after Cricket South Africa pulled funding ahead of the 2014 World Cup that was to be held in South Africa this week. The organization says they have now been left with a mountain of[…]

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Qatar does not finance Islamic State: Emir

Qatar’s emir said in Germany on Wednesday that his wealthy Gulf state does not back Islamic “terrorist organisations”, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no reason to doubt him. The leaders spoke in Berlin where the emir was visiting, some three weeks after a German minister angered Doha by[…]

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Cabinet approves Eskom funding package

Cabinet has approved a package to close the funding gap at Eskom, the National Treasury said on Sunday. The package, approved at a special Cabinet meeting in Cape Town on Thursday, would guarantee energy security and support gross domestic product growth, spokeswoman Phumza Macanda said in a statement. “This package[…]

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Coke propagating “untruths”, says activist

A local filmmaker and pro-Palestinian activist has questioned the stance of Peninsula Beverages (Penbev), after the local bottlers of Coca Cola firmly denied sharing political affiliations with Israel. Fahrie Hassan, who produced and directed a 2009 documentary on the multi-national company’s role in support of the Apartheid state, has accused[…]

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