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Gautrain Ndebele outfit ban: Arts & Culture Minister Mthethwa wants apology

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Friday urged Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) to apologise to Thando Mahlangu for the humiliation he suffered when guards stopped him from boarding the train simply because he was dressed in traditional Ndebele garb. The 34-year-old Ndebele cultural activist and author said he was recently barred from […]

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#ChrisHani: SACP calls for reconfiguration of ruling alliance with ANC, Cosatu

PRETORIA, April 10 (ANA) – South Africa’s alliance incorporating the African National Congress (ANC), SA Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) should be reconfigured in a bid to strengthen mechanisms for consultation before significant decisions are made, SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. “A situation where one alliance partner — […]

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SA Communist Party welcomes Ramaphosa’s measures on social front

PARLIAMENT, February 17 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden state-of-the-nation address on Friday won fulsome praise from South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande. “It was very good, very strong,” said Nzimande, the former higher education minister who became a political enemy of former president Jacob Zuma and was fired by him late last year. […]

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Bill to put end to fake academic qualifications approved by Cabinet

PARLIAMENT, December 7 – Cabinet has approved the submission of a bill to Parliament intended to stamp out fake qualifications and deal with people who lie about having academic certificates, degrees or diplomas, Communications Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi announced on Thursday. Briefing media on Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, Kubayi said the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill of […]