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ANC NWC members elected

PRETORIA, January 20 – The African National Congress national executive committee (NEC) on Saturday named the 20 additional members of the party’s national working committee (NWC), with women well represented on the committee. In a statement following the ANC NEC’s first ordinary meeting following its election at the 54th national conference on January 18-19 in […]

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Jacobus breaks down as she apologises to families of Life Esidimeni tragedy

JOHANNESBURG, January 19 – A deputy director of the Gauteng health department, who was part of the marathon project which transferred patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was inconsolable on Friday, as she admitted that she was wrong for not stopping the project which resulted in the death of 143 psychiatric patients. […]

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Parliamentary committee tackles Public Protector over state capture probe

PARLIAMENT, January 19 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice on Friday signalled its unhappiness with controversial Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for calling for the scope of the judicial inquiry into state capture to be extended, a prospect widely dismissed as a delaying tactic to protect those implicated. The chairman of the committee, African National Congress […]