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Libya slave auctions hurt African unity: Ghana

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Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has criticised Libya over migrant slave markets, saying the abuses call into question wider African unity. A furore over the auctions is expected to dominate discussions between African Union and European Union at a two-day summit starting Wednesday in Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan. Akufo-Addo condemned the practice in a post
Source: The New Age

Provincial departments learn processes from one another

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FINANCE Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday convened a budget council lekgotla where South Africa’s economic developments were discussed at length. “Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included the economic context of the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, an update on the changes to the economic context, the impact of sovereign credit rating downgrades
Source: The New Age

‘Immediate decision unrealistic’

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NATIONAL Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams has appointed a team of prosecutors to consider submissions by President Jacob Zuma as to why fraud and corruption charges should not be reinstated against him. The prosecuting team, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said, would also look at submissions made by the DA that 783
Source: The New Age

Zuma to deal with Vanara claim

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ALLEGATIONS that new State Security Minister Bongani Bongo tried to subvert the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom by offering the evidence leader a bribe have been passed on to President Jacob Zuma. In Parliament, the ethics committee is in the process of asking speaker Baleka Mbete to appoint an acting registrar of members’ interest, because in
Source: The New Age

Parliament welcomes SADC intervention in Zimbabwe

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Parliament has welcomed swift action taken by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to restore calm in Zimbabwe. In a statement issued on behalf of Parliament’s presiding officers, spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said Parliament hoped that the issues were addressed in a manner that would not undermine regional cooperation and economic development. Earlier this week, Zimbabwean
Source: The New Age

DA, Kathrada Foundation join forces

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DA LEADER Mmusi Maimane has tied his vision of a better South Africa to that of the late Ahmed Kathrada by vowing to work for a country that works for all her people and was free of oppression, poverty, greed and bad leaders. Maimane and his contingent of DA members are the second batch of
Source: The New Age

Sassa, SAPO grants deal derailed

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THE uncertainty over the payment of social grants to some 11 million beneficiaries is not over yet. This is after the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) announced yesterday that its deal to pay out grants through the SA Post Office collapsed due to Sapo’s limited capacity to deliver on the project. Social Development Minister
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Eskom whistleblower takes centre stage

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THE first in-camera hearing of the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom is due to take place today when a unnamed witness will give evidence without being present in the Old Assembly where the investigation will resume. The witness, a whistleblower, will give evidence about corporate governance at Eskom specifically with regards to the relationship between the
Source: The New Age

Young Communist League in free tertiary fight

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WITH the ANC’s policy conference having resolved that free higher education must be implemented from next year, fears are mounting that the leaked fees’ commission report has left the ruling party with “egg” on its face. According to the leaked report, the Heher Commission found that free higher education for all would not be feasible
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Zuma denies reports alleging tax evasion

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President Jacob Zuma has on Sunday denied media reports alleging that his tax affairs were not in order. “The Presidency rejects the allegations contained in media reports today, 29 October 2017, claiming wrongdoing by President Jacob Zuma in relation to some undeclared funds.” the Presidency said in a statement. “President Zuma has declared to the
Source: The New Age

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