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Gordhan reveals plans to separate Eskom’s generation and distribution functions

CAPE TOWN, December 6  – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday announced emergency steps to prevent further stage 2 load-shedding and confirmed longer-term plans to separate Eskom’s generation and distribution capacities. Gordhan told a media briefing at the power utility’s Megawatt Park headquarters public irritation with sustained load-shedding was understandable and that the utility […]

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Report recommending Constitutional change to property clause adopted after majority vote

PARLIAMENT, December 5 – The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a report recommending that section 25 of the Constitution should be changed to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation following a majority vote. The report, compiled by the Constitutional Review Committee, was supported by 209 MPs and opposed by 91, following robust debate in […]

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Cheryl Zondi asks Public Protector to investigate SA’s witness protection programme

JOHANNESBURG, 4 December  – Sexual assault and rape survivor, Cheryl Zondi, said on Tuesday that she has asked the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the South African Police Service (SAPS) witness protection programme saying her personal experience left her feeling it did not protect her. “I have personally laid a complaint with the Public Protector […]

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Joburg police arrest 7 suspects for robbery, assault at Global Citizen Festival

JOHANNESBURG, December 3 – The City of Joburg on Monday, said that its metro police had arrested a number of people for various crimes perpetrated at concert goers outside the FNB Stadium following the Global Citizen Festival. Festival goers have told of brazen robberies, traffic chaos and lack of public transport outside the concert venue […]