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BBBEE will not be scrapped: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) will not be scrapped. He was replying to a call by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to stop BBBEE during Thursday’s debate of the Presidency’s budget vote in the National Assembly. Ramaphosa says while redress is slow, too many black people have[…]

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Fans around the world mourn Johnny Clegg’s passing

Cities around the globe are mourning the passing of musician Johnny Clegg who for decades became a reliable export of South African musical culture to the rest of the world. Clegg died in his Johannesburg home after battling with pancreatic cancer since 2015. He was 66. Independent New York-based South African entertainment[…]

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Huge dusky dolphin pod spotted in Chapman’s Bay

Lucky locals became unexpectedly surrounded by cheerful swimming and jumping dusky dolphins in what appeared to be the thousands during a casual sea outing over the weekend. Yesterday, ocean-lover and creator of the Seafari App, which allows users to report marine mammal sightings from around the globe, took to the[…]

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Community calls for support of local sand sculptor

Michael Myekwa has been putting smiles on the faces of locals in Fish Hoek for years with his amazing sand art creations and now the community is trying to give back and support Myekwa in producing his art. Since 2016 Myekwa has been the community’s resident sand artist, creating breathtaking[…]

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It’s Z-Day at state capture inquiry for Jacob Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Monday, with the City of Johannesburg’s metro police at the ready for the crowds of supporters and detractors who usually show up. “The JMPD’s role … is to monitor the[…]

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SANDF preliminary investigation concludes

By Anees Teladia The battle to wear the hijab in the SANDF continued today with Major Fatima Isaacs making an appearance at the preliminary investigation hearing at the Cape Town Castle of Good Hope. The hearing was scheduled to begin at 8am but commenced at least 15-20 minutes later. Major[…]

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