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#GuptaEmails: Hundreds of thousands more leaked documents to be made available

1st June 2017 The extent of the Gupta family's alleged power over South Africa and its leaders could possibly be laid bare when between 100 000 and 200 000 leaked Gupta emails are expected to be made available to journalists soon. A portion of these emails were leaked to the City Press and the Sunday Times,... 

City of Cape Town approves Level 4 water restrictions

31st May 2017 The City of Cape Town on Wednesday approved Level 4 water restrictions, which limits residents to 100 l of water per person per day. It also bans all use of municipal water for outside and non-essential use. The restrictions come into effect from Thursday. 

Taxi drivers block Durban roads

31st May 2017 Minibus taxi operators in Durban and surrounding areas have started blocking busy Durban roads ahead of their protest to Toyota in Prospection, Isipingo later on Wednesday. Streets in the Durban CBD, Umlazi, Isipingo, and the N2 have been blockaded with Toyota Quantum minibuses. 

Ministers ask Public Protector to investigate Treasury and banking sector

31st May 2017 The Office of the Public Protector on Tuesday confirmed that several ministers have written a letter requesting that she investigate the conduct, alleged collusion and corruption at National Treasury and other financial institutions. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe... 

De Lille to brief Capetonians on 'water resilience' plan

31st May 2017 Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is on Wednesday expected to announce further plans to deal with the city’s water shortage. The "Water Resilience Plan", which will be tabled in the city council, is expected to include increased measures to avoid acute water shortages. 

DA opens criminal case against Zuma, 11 others

30th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) opened a criminal case against President Jacob Zuma and 11 others at the Cape Town Central Police Station on Tuesday. Accompanied by fellow MP and ex-prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, as well as MP Kevin Mileham, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said their "preliminary... 

Zuma Cabinet reshuffle appeal postponed

29th May 2017 The application by President Jacob Zuma to appeal an order to hand over the record of decision to reshuffle his Cabinet will not go ahead on Monday as planned due to a bereavement in the legal team, Democratic Alliance (DA) MP James Selfe said on Monday. Selfe said the application for leave to... 

At least eight illegal miners die after mine shaft collapses in Zimbabwe

29th May 2017 At least eight illegal miners have been confirmed dead in Zimbabwe after a mine shaft they were working in collapsed. The state-run ZBC is reporting that at least four of the miners were above ground at Big Mine, but were sucked into the collapsing shaft. 

The Gupta Emails

29th May 2017 A cache of damning e-mails between members of the Gupta family, some of their trusted lieutenants and President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, has brought forward fresh details on the mechanics of the Guptas' dubious state capture strategies. City Press, News24's sister publication, on Sunday... 

Stellenbosch municipality announces tougher water restrictions

26th May 2017 The Stellenbosch municipality will also introduce Level 4 water restrictions from June 1, with exemptions available on application for the town's important agricultural and nursery industries, it announced on Thursday. This is after Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared a drought disaster in... 


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