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48 parties to contest SA elections

JOHANNESBURG, March 20 – A record 48 political parties will contest the May 8 national elections, 19 more parties on the ballot paper compared to the last general elections in 2014. Leaders of the political parties gathered in Johannesburg on Wednesday to sign the mandatory electoral code of conduct. IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo […]

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Drivers licence “fixers” arrested after storming Pretoria licencing offices

PRETORIA, March 19 – The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) arrested a group of touts who invaded the Winternest licencing offices, north of Pretoria, tearing down posters warning members of the public against corruption, spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said on Tuesday. “The runners went inside, destroying property and removing posters that were pasted to alert the […]

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Gordhan, Eskom’s Mabuza to address power crisis as rolling blackouts continue

JOHANNESBURG, March 19 – South Africa’s state-owned electricity company Eskom continued implementing rolling blackouts on Tuesday as its crippled generating units struggled to supply enough power in a crisis likely to further hurt the ailing economy. The government said public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza would address the media on the current electricity […]

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North West paramedic in court for transporting drugs in ambulance

JOHANNESBURG, March 18 – A 29-year-old female paramedic, arrested after cocaine was found in an ambulance she was driving, is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said investigators received information about a paramedic in possession of drugs. The woman was stopped along the R510 driving […]

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Sonke Gender Justice calls for independent review into Ncube’s alleged sexual harassment

JOHANNESBURG,March 18  – Rights group Sonke Gender Justice on Monday called for an urgent independent review into Gugu Ncube’s allegations of sexual harassment at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Ncube was last Wednesday arrested outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria — where President Cyril Ramaphosa has his offices — where she had staged a […]