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ANC welcomes appointment of Ramaite as SA’s acting head of prosecutions

CAPE TOWN, August 14 – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Silas Ramaite as acting prosecutions boss. President Cyril Ramphosa announced Ramaite will temporarily take over the reins of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after the Constitutional Court on Monday upheld a high court ruling declaring Shaun Abrahams […]

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Ramaphosa appoints Silas Ramaite as SA’s new acting prosecutions boss

CAPE TOWN, August 14 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced the appointment of Silas Ramaite as South Africa’s acting prosecutions boss following Monday’s Constitutional Court judgment which found Shaun Abrahams’ appointment to the post invalid. “While the President is studying the judgment, he is committed to appointing a permanent NDPP [national director of public […]

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SABC broke, can’t pay legal bills it owes for defending Hlaudi – Democratic Alliance

PARLIAMENT, August 14  – The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said it had been informed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that it could not afford to settle the full R1.7 million in legal fees it owes the party. The SABC spent more than R22 million defending controversial former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The […]

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Protest in Mpumalanga disturbs schooling

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Community protests in Kanyamazane in the Mbombela Local Municipality has disrupted schooling for the past two days, the Mpumalanga Department of Education said on Tuesday. Department spokesperson Jasper Zwane said eight primary and five secondary schools have been affected, particularly Grade 12 learners who were expected to prepare for the preliminary […]

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Mashaba launches project to rebuild Joburg’s derelict buildings for low-cost accommodation

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Johannesburg’s skyline is going to be characterized by cranes as the City turns into a construction site over the next decade. This as Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday launched an inner city revitalization project, “Building New Jozi”, which will see City-owned properties converted into affordable, low-cost housing for residents, while others are […]

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Gold Fields did not follow prescribed processes in restructuring plans – mines minister

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday he was concerned at the decision by Gold Fields to go ahead with restructuring plans without due regard to processes spelled out in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold mining firms, announced a restructuring at […]