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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 6:45:04 EDT

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a raft of policy reform plans, which include re-prioritizing R45 billion of public spending to boost economic growth and create jobs. He was addressing the media at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he outlined the details of his ambitious plan to stimulate the ailing economy. Ramaphosa says there’s no room for […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 6:00:05 EDT

Another person has died in gang-related violence in Boitumelong township in the troubled North West town of Bloemhof. The 15-year-old suspected gang member who was hospitalized after being severely assaulted on Thursday night died in the early hours of Friday morning. Police spokesperson Amanda Funani has confirmed his death. This brings to two the total […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 5:50:41 EDT

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says the choices available to the terminally ill should include dignified assisted death. Tutu was reacting to the arrest of University of the Western Cape academic, Professor Sean Davison in connection with an alleged case of assisted suicide. The 57-year-old founder of Dignity SA was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred in […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 5:40:34 EDT

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a 10-man advisory panel on land reform. He made the announcement when he addressed the media at the Union Buildings in Pretoria where outlined his ambitious plan to help boost the ailing economy. The aim of the plan is to stimulate various sectors of the economy with the intention of creating more […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 4:13:57 EDT

One of the two men arrested after a shootout with police in Soweto on Wednesday will appear in court, while the other suspect remains in hospital under police guard. Police in Ekurhuleni gave chase after recognizing the vehicle that the suspects had been driving as the one that had been stolen during a house robbery […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 3:10:45 EDT

The Commission of inquiry into State Capture has been postponed until next Thursday, due to the unavailability of former African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament, Vytjie Mentor, and former deputy Finance minister Mcebisi Jonas. On Thursday the Commission’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo dismissed former Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s application to cross-examine Jonas. Zondo […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 2:15:20 EDT

Ten have been killed in a crash on the N1 road outside Polokwane in Limpopo on Friday morning, after the bus they were traveling in overturned and landed on its side. The provincial Transport Department says details are still sketchy. Spokesperson Matome Moremi says: “At this point in time it is difficult to say how […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 2:10:51 EDT

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday. There were “more than a hundred passengers” on board the vessel when it sank Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island in the southeast of the vast lake, […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 2:00:07 EDT

An economist has expressed skepticism on the stimulus package – which details President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reveal on Friday. The aim of the plan is to stimulate various sectors of the economy with the intention of creating more jobs. The plan could cost the country about R45 billion, and will be funded through the re-allocation […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 1:15:00 EDT

African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member Ronald Lamola says the ANC Youth League must convene a credible national conference which will be a contestation of ideas, not money. He says the previous national conference of the league was characterized by alleged irregularities. Lamola delivered the 74th-anniversary lecture of the Limpopo Youth League at the […]

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