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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 5:38:07 EDT

A Kruger National Park ranger has died following a shoot-out with poachers in the park. Spokesperson for the South African National Parks, Ike Phaahla says the deceased ranger was part of a team that was tracking a group of poachers. They had been spotted in the eastern part of the park near the Mozambican border. Phaahla says […]

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 4:42:10 EDT

Parliament says NCOP Chairperson Thandi Modise will study court papers by AfriForum accusing her of animal cruelty, as and when they are presented. It says at this stage Modise will not entertain any threats made by the NGO in the media. This after AfriForum announced that it will pursue a private prosecution against Modise, following the reported discovery that […]

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 2:50:35 EDT

Yet another group of disgruntled African National Congress members are expected to make an urgent court application to interdict a conference on Friday. This time it is the Ruth Mompati region in North West. The members want to stop a regional conference planned to start on Saturday in Christiana. They say legitimate delegates, from various […]

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 1:30:23 EDT

The situation in Hermanus has worsened after a member of the Public Order Policing unit was assaulted with an axe to the head by a group of rioters in Zwelihle. Police spokesperson Andre Traut says the policeman was also robbed of his pistol and a shotgun. He has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition and […]

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 1:00:06 EDT

Crude prices rose on Friday but were set to drop for the week as concerns about oversupply and lower demand due to a possible economic slowdown caused by the trade conflict between the United States and China, the world’s two biggest oil users. Brent oil rose 7 cents to $72.65 a barrel by 0354 GMT, […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:26:33 EDT

International retail holding company Steinhoff’s former chairperson, Christo Wiese, has been implicated in a tax evasion scheme. Investigative journalism team, AmaBhungane, has released a report detailing that South African Revenue Services (SARS) is investigating Wiese and three other people in a larger tax claim case, following the restructuring of Irish oil company, Tullow. It is alleged that tax […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:00:47 EDT

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) President Narius Moloto has called on all expelled members of his party to come back home. Infighting in the party has seen some prominent members kicked out after disciplinary hearings against them. The PAC support base has been dwindling since 1994. Divisions within the PAC continue to widen. Expelled former presidents, Letlapa […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:50:28 EDT

Chairperson of Parliament’s Police Committee, Francois Beukman, says a request to investigate the alleged unethical conduct of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head, Robert McBride, will be treated as a priority. The request was made by Police Minister Bheki Cele. The Speaker of the National Assembly has referred the letter to the Police Committee. Parliament is currently on a […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 9:48:57 EDT

President  Cyril Ramaphosa wants a thorough analysis of the Public Audit Amendment and the Political Party Funding bills before signing them into law. This is according to Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, who confirmed that Ramaphosa has received the two bills. The bills were passed in the National Assembly in May and sent to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 9:10:31 EDT

The Reserve Bank is expected to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% when it announces its decision on Thursday afternoon. Economists believe that while inflation is expected to increase, it will not rise to above the Bank’s 6% upper target range over the next three years. With the low economic environment and inflation seemingly under control, […]

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