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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
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Limpopo men sentenced for sex crimes

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Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for rape and other crimes at Dzanani Regional court in Limpopo. Nekuvule Nduvhuwo (33) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for two counts of rape, and 5 years imprisonment for robbery after he repeatedly raped a 61-year-old woman and robbed her of her belongings. Limpopo police
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Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
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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
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More leaks on Linbro Park water pipeline

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FOLLOWING last week’s major burst of the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill, two more leaks were discovered on the same line about 50m apart. “I would like to state clearly that contrary to reports, the pipe is not caving in. These are separate leaks and it is attributed to erosion caused
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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