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Former Presidents unite to deal with crisis facing South Africa

3rd May 2017 In an unprecedented move, three former Presidents and a deputy President, will come together for the country to discuss the "deep and pervasive national general crisis" facing South Africa. The foundations of former Presidents FW De Klerk, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy President Phumzile... 

Zim, SA researchers work together on baby elephant formula

2nd May 2017 Researchers in Zimbabwe and South Africa have embarked on a quest to unlock the make-up of elephant milk – and hopefully come up with a baby "formula" to keep orphan elephants alive. The difficulties of hand-rearing baby elephants are well-known: close to half die in captivity, many from... 

Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry

28th April 2017 Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday told CNN that a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture would “clear the air”. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently called for the same thing, supporting a recommendation by former public protector Thuli Madonsela... 

Alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance

28th April 2017 A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived as State capture beneficiaries is set to make his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The man, 23, was arrested in Midrand on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. 

SAA granted interdict against striking cabin crew

26th April 2017 The Johannesburg Labour Court has granted South African Airways (SAA) an interdict against striking SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) members. Michael van As, for SAA, appeared briefly in the court before the matter was postponed until June 23. 

Shongweni landfill site owners get death threats

25th April 2017 Shongweni landfill site owners EnviroServ – accused of being responsible for a "big stink" which is making people sick – says its officials and their families are being intimidated and harassed and have been forced to up security at their homes after receiving threats of abduction and even death.... 

Mining company to begin mediation talks with Northern Cape community

25th April 2017 Kumba Iron Ore representatives are expected to enter into mediation talks with the Dingleton community this week in a bid to resolve a dispute over land in the area. Kumba wants to relocate the entire town of Dingleton in the Northern Cape to a town 25 km away, GroundUp reported. 

88 days of water left in Cape Town

25th April 2017 The City of Cape Town on Monday said the city's feeder dams only have enough water for another 88 days. The city asked residents to decrease city water usage to 600-million litres per day. Previously the city’s target was to have consumption below 700-million litres per day. 

Tegeta coal prepayment not a loan, says Eskom

22nd April 2017 The over R600-million Eskom paid to Tegeta, a company in which the Gupta family has interests, was not a loan, but a prepayment, the state-owned power utility said on Saturday. Eskom also wanted it made clear that Tegeta honoured its side of the agreement by delivering all the pre-paid coal,... 

Easter road death toll increases by 51%

21st April 2017 Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi announced on Friday that 235 people died on South African roads over the 2017 Easter holidays. He said this was a 51% increase over last year's figure of 156. 

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