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Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay legal costs of SABC 8 – Labour Court

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled that sacked South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former group executive news and current affairs Simon Tebele and the public broadcaster were liable for the wrongful dismissal of eight journalists. The eight journalists were fired after they challenged the broadcaster’s controversial editorial […]

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‘You can’t play with guns’ – ANC on video of gun-toting bodyguards

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The video of two gun-toting bodyguards assigned to African National Congress (ANC) eThekwini region secretary Bheki Ntuli was an unfortunate incident that fed perceptions of KwaZulu-Natal being unstable, according to ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma. “You can’t play with guns, even if it is done in what looks like a joking […]

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Angie Motshekga launches largest indigenous languages publication project

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga on Friday launched the largest publication project for indigenous language fiction in South Africa’s history at  this year’s SA Book Fair. The project is the brain child of publisher Via Afrika and is called WritePublishRead. It will give unpublished local writers of indigenous language fiction the chance to be published in […]

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AfriBusiness secures three court orders against ‘tresspassers’

JOHANNESBURG, September 8  – AfriBusiness, the non-profit business rights watchdog, on Friday said it had obtained three final court orders to prevent trespassing in areas in Pienaarspoort and Bronkhorstspruit. AfriBusiness said the court also ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Tshwane Metro Police to assist land owners. The judge also awarded a […]

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Transport minister denounces violences between Uber and metered taxis

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday denounced acts of violence, torching of operators vehicles and intimidation between the Meter Taxi Operators and the E-Hailing Partners – Uber, Taxify and Zebracabs. Two Uber taxis were torched in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday night. Uber drivers then got together and retaliated. They confronted metered […]

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Chamber of Mines says it has lost confidence in Zwane’s leadership

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The Chamber of Mines on Friday said that its members have lost confidence in the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, and his leadership, saying that the department’s failures have had material costs in the industry. The Chamber’s chief executive, Roger Baxter, said that key governance and policy challenges in South […]