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Crowd boos Bheki Cele at protest against femicide

Police Minister Bheki Cele was booed by thousands of university students and high school pupils who gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday to protest after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. The crowd of protesters, which included UCT vice chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, demanded to know how politicians planned to keep[…]

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‘We refuse to be victims’: protestors

By Shakirah Thebus There was a feeling of anger and frustration amongst a small group of protestors over the current uptick in crime and violence. Demonstrators gathered at the Keizergracht street in Cape Town for a peaceful march to the Provincial Legislature and National Parliament Buildings on Tuesday. The ‘We[…]

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Grieving mothers raise the alarm on gang violence

By Tauhierah Salie The streets of Cape Town CBD were filled with the sounds of mourning mothers, sisters and friends on Thursday, as various women-led organisations called on the government to urgently address the social ills which have claimed hundreds of lives. Around 350 demonstrators participated in a march organised[…]

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Ministers must be reeled in

There will be no double-speak and ministers will have to reel in the bling and blue lights. President Cyril Ramaphosa has stamped his authority on his administration while delivering his budget vote address in Parliament. The president says the state has not been functioning optimally, and the silo-mentality has to[…]

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EFF remains unapologetic about Gordhan protest in Parliament

Facing potential sanctions for misbehaving in Parliament, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have remained defiant saying the rules do nothing but protect corrupt politicians. It all stems back to an issue from the week before when the EFF, led by Julius Malema, interrupted Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s department budget speech. They[…]

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Budget votes to continue in the National Assembly

Parliament will continue with the budget votes of state entities on Tuesday, with the Department of Social Development expected to have its say before the select committee on health and social services. The Department of Energy will also be briefing the committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy[…]

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