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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 […]

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SAHRC hearing into racism and social media into second day

JOHANNESBURG– An investigative hearing into racism and social media kicked off in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Wednesday at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC’s) offices. The SAHRC engaged with key stakeholders, including the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the SA Police Service (SAPS), and Helen Suzman Foundation on their submissions of what measures can be used […]

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ANCWL calls for government to boycott banks over ‘orchestrated corrupt practice’

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has called on the government to stop doing business with banks named by the Competition Commission and referred to the Tribunal for prosecution over allegations that they colluded in foreign currency deals. The Commission on Wednesday said it had referred the collusion case to the Tribunal […]

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Jailed student activist embarks on hunger strike at Durban Westville Prison

Fees Must Fall student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile who has spent almost 5 months in prison for charges related to illegal gathering and the incitement of violence, has embarked on a hunger strike at the Durban Westville prison. This was confirmed today by the spokesperson of the Free Bonginkosi Khanyile organising committee in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Philani Gazuzu […]