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SA’s withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, says High Court

PRETORIA, February 22 (ANA) – South Africa’s notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and should be revoked immediately, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Wednesday. “The following order is made: the notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court filed by first respondent, minister of […]

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Trains authorised in opposite directions on same track before accident, says Union

JOHANNESBURG – The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Tuesday said both drivers had been authorised to travel on the same track in opposite directions when their trains collided in Pretoria leaving more than 100 passengers injured. While it was still unclear what caused the head-on collision along the Lynross Railway Line, in Pretoria north, […]

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Cosatu lashes out at ‘self-serving’ politicians over bank corruption response

JOHANNESBURG – The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday described government and politicians’ reaction to looming prosecution of 17 banks colluding in alleged price fixing as a “self serving political theatre” and accused those in leadership of not reigning in on private sector corruption. “It is dishonest for anyone to pretend as if […]

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Cabinet says Makhura must discipline health officials

PARLIAMENT, February 2016 (ANA) – The Gauteng Premier must ensure disciplinary steps are taken against provincial health department officials implicated in the Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba’s report into the deaths of over 100 patients transferred from the Life Esidimeni to unlicenced NGOs, Cabinet said on Thursday. “The action being taken by the Premier of Gauteng […]