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48 parties to contest SA elections

JOHANNESBURG, March 20 – A record 48 political parties will contest the May 8 national elections, 19 more parties on the ballot paper compared to the last general elections in 2014. Leaders of the political parties gathered in Johannesburg on Wednesday to sign the mandatory electoral code of conduct. IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo […]

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Drivers licence “fixers” arrested after storming Pretoria licencing offices

PRETORIA, March 19 – The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) arrested a group of touts who invaded the Winternest licencing offices, north of Pretoria, tearing down posters warning members of the public against corruption, spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said on Tuesday. “The runners went inside, destroying property and removing posters that were pasted to alert the […]

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Gordhan, Eskom’s Mabuza to address power crisis as rolling blackouts continue

JOHANNESBURG, March 19 – South Africa’s state-owned electricity company Eskom continued implementing rolling blackouts on Tuesday as its crippled generating units struggled to supply enough power in a crisis likely to further hurt the ailing economy. The government said public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza would address the media on the current electricity […]