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Tempers flare in Parliament over Home Affairs DG’s absence to explain Gupta citizenship

PARLIAMENT, June 20 – MPs clashed on Tuesday morning over the absence of Home Affairs director-general (DG) Mkuseli Apleni to explain how the Gupta family was granted early citizenship. Home Affairs portfolio committee chairman Lemias Mashile told MPs that Apleni was briefing another committee in Parliament on Tuesday morning, triggering some tense exchanges. Democratic Alliance […]

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Zuma hosts BEE workshop

PRETORIA, June 20 – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday convened the Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council (BEEAC) workshop focusing on radical socio-economic transformation in Pretoria. “This a workshop, not a regular meeting of the BEE Advisory Council. It arises out of some of the decisions the decisions that were taken at the last meeting. The […]

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South African Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector’s CIEX report findings

JOHANNESBURG, June 20 – The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) said on Tuesday that the Public Protector had no powers to direct Parliament to effect a Constitutional amendment to the powers of the Reserve Bank, saying that it would challenge her findings. This comes after Public Protector Busisiwe Mmkhwebane on Monday criticised Sarb for failing to […]

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Former combatants laying down weapons and reintegrating into society essential for peace

JOHANNESBURG, June 20 – Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the development of United Nations standards for having former combatants lay down weapons and reintegrate into society, senior UN officials have highlighted how crucial the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) processes are to sustaining peace. “Over the past three decades, DDR has become an integral part […]