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Mkhwebane rejects claims Zuma played role in CIEX report

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed “distortion” reports by The Star newspaper claiming that she made a personal admission that President Jacob Zuma had a role in the final CIEX report.   “Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is saddened by the distortions published in the Wednesday edition of The Star newspaper, alleging an admission on her
Source: The New Age

Rachel Kalidass resigns as SABC board member

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Newly appointed SABC board member Rachel Kalidass has resigned from the SABC board over concerned surrounding the group CEO position on Thursday. Kalidass says that she raised concerns regarding the suitability of candidates being considered for GCEO and COO positions. “Despite the GCEO candidate having allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against him during his
Source: The New Age

EFF disgusted by ‘racist’ march under the name #BlackMonday

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says that the march that was marked #BlackFriday by farmers on Monday in protest over farm killings in the country “promoted anti-black racism”. Farmers staged a protest on Monday highlighting the high number of farmers who are murdered in the country. AfriForum said that since 1 January 2017 at least
Source: The New Age

SABC staff to strike over salaries

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Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has issued the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a notice of a strike on Thursday. The dispute by the staff at the SABC affiliated to Bemawu is over salaries which the union allege that they have not increased. The workers are demanding an increase of about 10%. The
Source: The New Age

Makwakwa’s return to SARS must be explained: DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the party has written to the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) to demand answers on Jonas Makwakwas’ return to SARS. This comes after the South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced on Monday that its chief officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa will return to
Source: The New Age

Blue Bulls fires cheerleader caught on video making racist slurs

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The Blue Bulls cheerleader, Catherine Michelle Reynders​,​ has been expelled after a video of her making racial slurs and calling an alleged phone thief with the K word went viral on social media. The Blue Bulls said​ while Reynders was not directly employed by them they had asked the consultant managing the cheerleaders to release
Source: The New Age

ANC disrupts Cape Town council meeting

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The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape on Thursday disrupted a council meeting at the City of Cape Town as they refused to be addressed by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. The meeting had to be postponed by the speaker after the chaos brought it to a standstill. The ANC is demanding
Source: The New Age

Mbalula condemns attack on police by Nigerian nationals in Vanderbijlpark

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The Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula has condemned an attack on police officers allegedly carried out by Nigerian nationals at a house in Vanderbijlpark on Monday. According to the police, the incident occurred while they were conducting a search operation at a “the house [which] is a well known alleged-drug dealer’s house,”. The police came
Source: The New Age

All Blacks edge Springboks in thriller

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Title winners New Zealand edged South Africa 25-24 on Saturday in a thrilling 2017 Rugby Championship final-round match at Newlands stadium in Cape Town. The lead changed hands several times before a brilliant Damian McKenzie try on 69 minutes helped the All Blacks build an eight-point advantage. Down to 14 men after Damian de Allende
Source: The New Age

DA to march to Gupta private home

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Thursday lead a march to the Gupta private home in Saxonwold in protest against State Capture and corruption. “In this instance, we felt like it is not the office which is actually influencing the state, it is the family. That is where the decisions are actually being taken, Ministers
Source: The New Age

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