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Sassa rejects allegations of R1bn in claim by CPS

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has rejected claims of over R1 billion by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) based on the apparent breach of terms of social grant payment service contracts. Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu said the contracts in question were concluded in 2009 for Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape and
Source: The New Age

Four volunteers off to Germany

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FOUR sports volunteers in the Eastern Cape left for Germany on Sunday. The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture says this aims to empower and expose young sports professionals to international standards of competing by the department. Sinazo Mdaka, Phatheka Links, Qhama Dyakala and Sikelela Kakele are volunteers who were selected according to their
Source: The New Age

All systems go for ANC EC congress

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Mantashe puts provincial and regional congresses on ice  
Source: The New Age

Public transport protest in Matatiele won’t affect crucial services

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CRUCIAL services would not be affected by the public transport protests, according to authorities in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. The Matatiele local municipality leadership today facilitated negotiations the whole day with the relevant stakeholders, with the aim of stopping the protests that are under way in and around Matatiele. Delegated by the MEC for roads and
Source: The New Age

EC scholar transport policy lacking: Buchenroder

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The Eastern Cape Department of Transport is yet to hold a workshop at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro about the changes of section 75 (6) of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996. The amendments, which came into effect in May this year particularly focus on Regulation 250 which states that no school child
Source: The New Age

Cops hunt for sports bar killer

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TWO Zwide residents were gunned down in Port Elizabeth’s Eyethu Sports Bar the weekend. Police spokesperson Capt André Beetge said engineering student Sinazo Funde, 23, died shortly after 4.30am when she was shot inside the sports bar. The second victim, also aged 23, whose family has not been identified as yet, was shot in the
Source: The New Age

Elderly women dies in runaway fires near PE

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Raging fires have claimed life of a 72- year-old in the Nelson Mandela Metro. The woman died at her farm in the Thornhill area on Saturday evening, according to police spokeswoman Captain Gerda Swart. It is reported that her husband was admitted with burn wounds at a hospital in Port Elizabeth. Woodridge College on the
Source: The New Age

TUT academic activities on hold

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ACADEMIC activities at the Tshwane University of Technology will remain suspended for the third day in a row as talks to resolve issues between management and student representatives continue. Academic activities were meant to resume at the Pretoria campus yesterday after being halted due to overnight protests on Wednesday. However, this did not occur according
Source: The New Age

Mayor Mehlomakhulu hands over ICT centre

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Acting Executive Mayor of Alfrend Nzo district municipality Sixolile Mehlomakhulu on Thursday handed a Community Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre in Matatiele Library as part of its back to school mayoral outreach programme. Mehlomakhulu says the the ICT Centre forms part of the district to widen ICT strategy that is aimed at ensuring that
Source: The New Age

Parents blame education department

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PARENTS working on Cathcart farms in the province have accused the provincial education department for failing to provide scholar transport for their children. They said the department had ignored their plea for transport, instead it closed more than 20 farm schools between 2004 and 2016. This has forced them to move their children to schools
Source: The New Age

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