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Cyril Ramaphosa’s bodyguards in shootout at Durban beach

A violent altercation between Durban revellers and the president’s bodyguards is under investigation A dramatic late-night shootout between three military members of the presidential protection unit and revellers at a Durban beachfront birthday party is now under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid). At least 52 bullet shells[…]

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David Mabuza’s message to racists: Stop it already!

ANC deputy president David Mabuza on Thursday added his voice in condemning the recent alleged racist incidents that caused racial tension in the country. Speaking to ANC supporters in Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal, Mabuza said the ANC “cannot allow the country to go back to the dark period of apartheid”. Mabuza[…]

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Ramaphosa congratulates matric class of 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the matric class of 2018 for keeping the pass rate above 70%. On Thursday evening Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the overall 2018 pass rate, with progressed pupils included, stands at 78.2%. This was a 3.1 percentage point improvement from the 75.1% achieved in[…]

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Load shedding may undermine Ramaphosa’s investment efforts: Kwankwa

United Democratic Movement (UDM) Chief Whip and Member of Parliament’s Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has warned that Eskom’s current load shedding has the potential to undermine President Cyril Ramphosa’s investment efforts. Kwankwa’s warning comes as Eskom says the probability of Stage 1 rotational load shedding remains high. The power utility says[…]

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Global wages grow by 1.8%

Numsa says the Minimum Wage Bill will push the black working class further into deeper poverty. Global wages grew by 1.8% in 2017. It is the lowest rate in nine years, after having grown by 2.4% in 2016. This is contained in the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) two-yearly Global Wage[…]

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Ramaphosa launches Anti-Gang Unit in Hanover Park

A fleet of brand new BMWs were officially handed over by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape’s new Anti-Gang Unit during a launch in Hanover Park, Cape Town, on Friday. SAPS paraded 50 unmarked BMWs, to be used specifically by detectives, in front of thousands of screaming Hanover Park[…]

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Ousted Tom Moyane hits back at President Ramaphosa

Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane‚ a day after being dismissed from the post‚ is accusing President Cyril Ramaphosa of committing violations against the constitution and of pre-empting legal processes that are underway. Ramaphosa’s office said on Thursday evening that he had accepted the recommendation of the[…]

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Sexual offences courts have collapsed: Justice Maya

The presidential summit on gender-based violence in Pretoria will continue on Friday with various commissions expected to make inputs on recommendations for ending the scourge of violence against women and children. Activists and victims have been using the two-day event, which ends on Friday, to call on government to consider reviewing certain[…]

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