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Joemat-Pettersson quits parliament

PARLIAMENT, April 6 (ANA) – Former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson became the third axed member of President Jacob Zuma’s executive to quit as a Member of Parliament (MP). Parliament announced her resignation, “effective from 31 March”, just over an hour after confirming that former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas had given up his seat in […]

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Axed Jonas resigns as MP

JOHANNESBURG, April 6 – Former finance deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas, who was fired in last week’s Cabinet reshuffle, has resigned from Parliament. The office of the African National Congress (ANC) chief whip confirmed his resignation on Thursday. “Comrade Jonas has served both as Deputy Minister and MP with absolute distinction and dedication. He has also […]

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Zuma convenes Presidential Local Government Summit

JOHANNESBURG, April 6 – President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday morning convene the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit in Midrand, Johannesburg, under the theme “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical Social and Economic Development”. The Presidency said the two-day summit is being convened to provide “strategic direction for the new term of local government and discuss […]

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Seven people killed in Mogadishu car bombing

JOHANNESBURG, April 6 – A massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed seven people on Wednesday, the fourth deadliest attack in several weeks as Somalia fights to rid the Horn-of-Africa country from Al Shabaab militants. The explosion happened just outside a restaurant near the ministries of internal security and youth. “Seven people, most […]

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CAR to erect monument to honour SA soldiers

Photo caption: President Jacob Zuma at a join media briefing with visiting Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. Picture: ANA   PRETORIA, April 05 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said he was “very happy” because the Central African Republic (CAR) will be erecting a monument in […]