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Police maintains heavy presence at Hoërskool Overvaal

VEREENIGING, January 19 – Several South African Police Service officers stood guard at the main entrance of the troubled Afrikaans Hoërskool Overvaal school in Vereeniging on Friday morning, as tensions continue to simmer over the “exclusion” of non-Afrikaans speaking learners from the school. An armoured personnel carrier police vehicle, popularly known as a Nyala, was stationed at the closed […]

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Reserve Bank Governor Kganyago’s election as IMFC chair welcomed

JOHANNESBURG, January 19 – The Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, on Thursday, announced that SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, was selected as chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). Kganyago, who is also South Africa’s Alternate Governor on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board of Governors, would chair for a three-year term, […]

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ANC will focus on Mandela’s non-racial, non-sexist vision, says Ramaphosa

EAST LONDON, January 13 – The African National Congress will renew its focus on former president Nelson Mandela’s vision of a non-racial society in which the social and economic barriers that have separated black from white South Africans are torn down, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday. Delivering the ANC’s annual January 8 statement […]

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SA business group, opposition concerned over ruling ANC’s stance on land

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – Lobby group Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) said on Thursday it was concerned over the intention by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to initiate amendments to the constitution in order to achieve land expropriation without compensation. BUSA said the decision would result in policy uncertainty with negative socio-economic impact. […]

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Further threats to kill North West Premier Mahumapelo surface

RUSTENBURG, December 15  – There are threats to kill North West premier Supra Mahumapelo and his family, the Premier’s office said on Friday. “This shocking information was brought to Mahumapelo’s attention by sources that are concerned about attempts to silence him. The sources, whose identity cannot be disclosed at this stage, have revealed that the plan […]