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Higher education minister accepts Sizwe Nxasana’s resignation from student fund

JOHANNESBURG, August 10 – Higher education minister Naledi Pandor has “sadly” accepted the resignation of respected former banking executive Sizwe Nxasana as board chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas), her spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele said on Friday. Nxasana announced his resignation on Thursday, amidst increasing calls for him to step down from the post […]

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Top-flight domestic football returns with Chiefs and Sundowns clashing in the opening act

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – Top-flight domestic football will return with the opening act of the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season sees defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs in the eagerly anticipated fixture at Loftus Stadium on Saturday afternoon (start 3pm). From there the action moves on with five other fixtures on Saturday evening. At 6pm, […]

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Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa

HARARE, August 2  ‑ Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on Thursday, reached out to his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa regarding the prevailing tense situation in the country. “We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the […]