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Fuel prices to drop next week

PRETORIA, June 3–The price of both grades of petrol will drop by 25c/l with effect from midnight on Tuesday, the energy department said. The wholesale price of both grades of diesel would drop by 23c/l, the department said in a statement on Saturday. The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would drop by 22c/l and the […]

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DA suspends Helen Zille pending outcome of disciplinary hearing

CAPE TOWN, June 3– Western Cape premier Helen Zille has been suspended from all Democratic Alliance-related activities pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Saturday. Briefing the media following the DA’s two-day federal executive (FedEx) meeting in Johannesburg, Maimane said the meeting had considered the matter concerning Zille that […]

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Fast-track state capture probe or brace for elections defeat, Sanco tells ANC

JOHANNESBURG, June 3– A judicial commission of inquiry into state capture must be fast-tracked or the African National Congress must brace itself for defeat in the 2019 elections, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Saturday. The delay in finalising an inquiry into allegations of state capture was eroding public confidence in governance […]

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Lesotho votes in third poll in five years

Maseru– Voters in the small southern African nation of Lesotho lined up to elect a national assembly in the country’s third election in only five years on Saturday. In a snap general election, more than three years earlier than scheduled – 1.25 million registered voters are due to elect 120 parliamentarians from 1,365 candidates belonging […]

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RSR bans Gauteng Prasa operating under ‘abnormal’ working conditions following Elandsfontein crash

PRETORIA, June 3– The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has banned the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) Gauteng region from operating trains under “abnormal” working conditions. The prohibition directive was in terms of section 36 of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act for abnormal working conditions – manually authorising train movements which led to […]