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Mahlangu denies seeing letters, emails warning against closing Esidimeni

JOHANNESBURG, January 25 – Former Gauteng Health MEC (member of executive council) Qedani Mahlangu — who has been widely blamed for the botched transfer of mentally ill patients to unlicensed non-governmental organisations (NGOs) where 143 died — on Wednesday, denied seeing letters and emails warning against the move. Advocate Adila Hassim for Section 27 asked Mahlangu about an email […]

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Hugh Masekela was a voice for the youth of South Africa – ANC youth league

JOHANNESBURG, January 24  – The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Wednesday that it was mourning the death of South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela whom it called a critical and militant voice for South Africa’s young people. “Bra Hugh”, as Masekela was popularly known, represented a generation of cultural activists that used its […]

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Transnet board, executives expected in hot seat after being summonsed by Parliament

PARLIAMENT, January 23 – The board and executive management of South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and logistics company, Transnet, are expected to appear before Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, after Parliament issued them with summonses. The summons was issued in December shortly after executive and non-executive directors of the company failed to appear before […]

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‘No issues with workstreams’ – Minister Dlamini testifies at Sassa inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, January 22 – None of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) bosses had a problem with the work of appointed advisory groups called work-streams, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Monday. Speaking in isiZulu, Dlamini began her testimony at the Sassa inquiry about her role in the social grants saga before retired judge Bernard […]

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President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: “I’ll beat Oprah”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. “I’ll beat Oprah,” the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, “I don’t think she’s going to run.” Asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around Winfrey, the typically pugilistic Trump steered clear of nasty […]