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BLF26 to appear in Pretoria Regional Court

On Wednesday morning, twenty six Black First Land First members (BLF26) will appear at the Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow, on charges of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation. The charges which BLF claims are trumped up and without merit, followed a protest action by the movement at the Office of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela.  Twenty six […]

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Bathabile Dlamini on SASSA: I have complied with court’s directive

JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (ANA) – Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, on Tuesday told the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) that she had reasonably complied with its directive to explain why she failed to meet its deadline on Monday. This comes after the ConCourt ordered Dlamini to submit an affidavit explaining why she failed to file an affidavit […]

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Presidency denies knowledge of legal advisor’s participation in Sassa meetings

The presidency on Sunday denied any knowledge of President Jacob Zuma’s legal advisor Michael Hulley’s participation in South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) meeting about grants payments. The presidency said in a statement it had noted a report in the Sunday Times newspaper stating that Hulley had participated in “what the paper calls secret meetings with […]

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ANC commits to returning land in line with land reform policies

JOHANNESBURG, March 12 (ANA) – The African National Congress government is committed to returning land to its rightful owners in line with land reform policies and this should be facilitated by legislation, the party says in its latest policy discussion document on land, released on Sunday. “The Constitution’s commitment to ‘just and equitable’ compensation for […]