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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted in no-confidence vote

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Spain’s parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over. An absolute majority of 180 lawmakers voted for the motion to loud applause and shouts of “Yes we can,” converting Rajoy into the first prime
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Minister Jeff Radebe addresses Energy Sector round-table

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Task team to review size and shape of government established

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Friday confirmed that a technical task team charged with reviewing the size of the cabinet has been formed and is reviewing the configuration of the national government. Ramaphosa confirmed in a written response to a question posed by Democratic Alliance MP, David Maynier that the task team comprising of officials
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ANC ban on party regalia backfires as hundreds appear in ‘personal capacity’

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The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) decision to ban its party colours and regalia from the corruption trial of President Jacob Zuma has on Friday completely backfired. Despite an instruction issued last month by party Secretary General Ace Magashule against “displaying the ANC’s paraphernalia” hundreds of Zuma supporters turned up in their ANC gear outside
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Police yet to confirm that top advocate was shot in robbery

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Police have confirmed that one person was shot in the leg on Thursday at Basement Lounge in Kibler Park. Reports say a group of men armed with guns entered the lounge and ordered people to lie on the floor before they searched them. The criminals took cellphones, car keys and money from the people who
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Archbishop’s message to Ramaphosa

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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has delivered a commanding message to the current ANC leadership under President Cyril Ramaphosa to usher in a new administration that will be different from the previous one. Preaching at the St George’s Cathedral Easter church service in Cape Town, the Archbishop said: “Let us resolve never again to allow our government
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Nkompela appointed acting SAFA president until Jordaan ‘is able to resume his duties’

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed its Vice-President Xolile Nkompela as the Acting President until such time that  Danny Jordan will be able to resume his duties. The football association says that the SAFA president is currently outside the country attending a CAF matter. “Dr Jordaan is out of the country and currently
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DA calls on Higher Education to intervene on CPUTs’ residence corruption

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Council to collaborate with the Department of Higher Education and Training to stamp out corruption at its residences. This comes after the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee visited the Cape Peninsula University on Wednesday where the acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Nhlapo revealed to it
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Minister Dlamini-Zuma welcomed in the presidency

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The senior management of the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) welcomed Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Friday. Dlamini-Zuma assumed her duties as the Minister in the Presidency today, meeting with Director General Mpumi Mpofu, Secretary of Planning Tshediso Matona, Statistician General Risenga Maluleka and Stats South Africa senior managers. Dlamini-Zuma has served as a
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Fuel prices expected to drop by 36 cents

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The Automobile Association (AA) has announced that the fuel prices are expected to drop on the 7th March. Following to the unaudited month-end fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund, the AA said petrol is set to go down by 36 cents, diesel by 47 cents and paraffin by 26 cents. The Association said
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