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Govt committed to accelerating land redistribution – Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG, April 27 –  President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that government was committed to accelerating land redistribution, adding that economic freedom means that the land that was taken from black South Africans needs to be returned. “We are committed to accelerate the redistribution of land, both in urban and rural areas, to ensure that poor […]

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Petrol prices to increase in May

JOHANNESBURG, April 27  – Petrol, both 95 and 93, are expected to increase by 49c a litre in May, while diesel is expected to increase by between 58c/l and 59c/l, Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe said. On Thursday, Radebe announced the adjustment of fuel prices for May 2018 based on current local and international factors with effect from […]

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ANC slams IAAF’s new testosterone regulations

PRETORIA, April 26 – The new set of regulations announced by the International Association of Athletes Federation’s (IAAF) which will force athletes including South Africa’s champion Caster Semenya to take daily testosterone-lowering medication is an effort to use sport to discriminate and exclude others, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday. “The […]

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Parliament calls on South Africans to remember contribution made by struggle stalwarts

Tshwane,  27 April – South Africa’s Parliament called on the nation to remember the contribution made by struggle stalwarts such as Nelson Mandela to achieve the country’s first democratic election as the country celebrates Freedom day. In a statement on Friday, Parliament said this is also the time for government to recommit to doing more […]

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Disgraced ANC fraudster gets membership suspended

PORT ELIZABETH, April 26 – A disgraced Nelson Mandela Bay councillor, convicted of fraud and money laundering and jailed for five years, has had his membership suspended by the African National Congress (ANC). Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary, Lulama Ngcukayitobi, issued a statement on Thursday, shortly after Bongo Nombiba was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Commercial […]