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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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Ramaphosa vows to recover R14 bln stolen through corruption

President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to recover almost R14 billion that has been stolen from taxpayers through corruption. Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday evening, Ramaphosa says government is taking steps to fight corruption and state capture by bolstering the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and[…]

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