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26 June 2017
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23 Jun 2017
Former Botswana president Masire dies at 91
Former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died. He was 91. Reports on Friday indicated that Masire died on Thursday night after he was hospitalised last weekend in a critical condition.
Mixed reactions to ConCourt's ruling on Zuma vote of no confidence
The African National Congress (ANC) Women's League has welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court, which ruled that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has the power to decide on whether...
Zuma: I don't know where #GuptaEmails come from
President Jacob Zuma says he has no idea where the so-called #GuptaEmails have come from, and they will be tested during three separate probes into state capture. Zuma was answering questions in...
Mbeki 'is one of Africa's rare breed of politicians, a principled pan-Africanist'
Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, a report says. Mbeki recently told South Africans to "stay clear" of criticising...
When the ANC dies we must bury it – Phosa
Former African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer General Mathews Phosa believes the party is headed for death unless it stops denying its past mistakes. Phosa used the words "death" and "funeral"...
22 Jun 2017
Implats general meeting to vote on new share issue
Platinum mining and marketing company Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday announced details of an annual general meeting to approve the issuing of 175-million new shares. The Johannesburg Stock...
Don’t victimise my son, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday insisted that he has never assisted his son Duduzane to get lucrative contracts from government and its entities, lashing out at Democratic Alliance (DA) leader...
Stop lying about me, Zuma tells Maimane
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he knows of no transaction of any members of his family related to South Africa’s envisaged nuclear build programme. “I know nothing,” Zuma said in the...
Rome is not burning, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday rejected an allegation by an opposition party Member of Parliament (MP) that Rome was burning while he was fiddling — a reference to the time it was taking for him...
Dladla appointed acting Eskom CEO ahead of closely watched AGM
The board at State-owned power utility Eskom announced on Thursday that Johnny Dladla had been appointed acting group CEO with immediate effect. The position of CEO and acting CEO has been vacant...
Zuma backs Zwane on new Mining Charter
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday threw his weight behind the controversial revised Mining Charter published by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. “Yes, I believe firstly, the minister gave...
Parliament says it will comply with Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot
Parliament said it will give effect to a Constitutional Court ruling on Thursday that a decision on whether a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma takes place via secret ballot will be...
We still won't vote against Zuma – ANC caucus
The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling that Speaker Baleka Mbete must decide again on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma,...
Govt now spends more on servicing debt than social grants
Servicing its debt is now costing the South African government more than the amount it spends on social grants, political analyst Daniel Silke said on Thursday. This growing gap between revenue and...
South32 awards R158m coal contract to 100% black-owned mining firm
Diversified mining company South32 has awarded a three-year, R158-million contract at the Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex to 100% black-owned Modi Mining, which aims to source up to 90% of its labour...
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