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27 June 2017
                       
 
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26 Jun 2017
 
 
South Africa's Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives
THE CONVERSATION
Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, South Africa’s scandal-ridden president, Jacob Zuma, may well have escaped yet again with his political life. This despite another resounding loss in the...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
We still won't vote against Zuma – ANC caucus
POLITICS
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,...
 
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane says DA’s vote in upcoming Motion of No Confidence in Zuma will be no secret
STATEMENT
Now that the Constitutional Court has ruled on the matter of the secret ballot, the Motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma can be scheduled for debate. The DA has today written to the Speaker of the...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local bank between 1986 and 1995. Known as the...
 
 
20 Jun 2017
 
Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes
THE CONVERSATION
The prevailing economic crisis sweeping through South Africa is a direct result of economic mismanagement largely shaped by the looting of state owned enterprises. Many are in deep trouble. Sheer...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom Medupi handover of two schools and health centre to surrounding communities
STATEMENT
Eskom officially handed over two schools and a health care clinic valued at a total of R11.4 million to communities in Lephalale and surrounding areas, as part of the Medupi Power Station Project’s...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
Huge repair bill for schools following Cape storms and fires
EDUCATION
Last week's Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth an estimated R124 million to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer...
 
 
15 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – June 15, 2017
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Making headlines: Public Protector to investigate some #GuptaLeaks claims Mkhize says Gigaba did nothing wrong in granting Guptas citizenship And, Zuma to visit Knysna after devastating fires
 
 
Zuma to visit Knysna after devastating fires
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma will visit the fire-ravaged garden route towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on Thursday, his office said. He will be accompanied by a number of Cabinet and deputy ministers...
 
 
DEA: Environmental Affairs Minister welcomes the declaration of the Garden Route as an Unesco biosphere reserve
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has welcomed the approval of the Garden Route as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Unesco members voted in favour of the inclusion of the Garden...
 
 
Lesotho PM Thabane's wife, 58, was shot dead in a village in Maseru
CRIME
The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming prime minister Thomas Thabane was shot dead on Wednesday night in a village in the outskirts of Maseru. Reports say Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was about to enter...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
Western Cape govt allocates R75m for fire, storm, drought relief
DROUGHT
The Western Cape cabinet has allocated R75-million to deal with the consequences of the Knysna fires, damages caused by the recent storm, and drought relief. According to the Office of the Premier,...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Zille apology disingenuous - ANC Western Cape
POLITICS
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's apology for tweets she made about colonialism was merely a ploy to keep her position as premier, the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says....
 
 
Tweets undermined Maimane's leadership – Zille
POLITICS
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille apologised to South Africans over her tweets praising colonialism, adding that her actions undermined Mmusi Maimane’s party leadership. “I realise the wounds of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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