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‘I will end the picnic’ at SAPS spooks unit, says Mbalula

PRETORIA, September 4 – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Sunday vowed to intervene to finish the “ongoing picnic” within the headquarters of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) crime intelligence unit.  “General Mapholoba [clan name for recently appointed SAPS crime intelligence head Maj-Gen King Bhoyi Ngcobo] of our beloved crime intelligence, I’m coming there. At […]

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Saftu condemns possible use of PIC funds to bail out bankrupt SOEs

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has condemned the possible use of Public Investment Corporation (PIC) funds to bail out bankrupt state-owned enterprises (SOEs), saying if the reports are accurate it also means Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba either lied or willfully misled parliament.     Saftu was shocked at Gigaba’s statement […]

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Ramaphosa says price fixing hurts the poor, stifles jobs

JOHANNESBURG, September 1 – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, warned against cartels saying that price fixing hampers development, reduces job opportunities and causes undue hikes in prices of goods. “When organised cabals steal from public resources and unsuspecting consumers, they break trust, undermine social cohesion and destroy lives,” Ramaphosa said speaking at the 11th annual competition law, economics […]

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Ramaphosa denies witch-hunt against ANC MPs who voted against Zuma

PARLIAMENT, August 23  – There was no persecution of rogue African National Congress MPs (ANC) who have openly defied President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Assembly on Wednesday. During his monthly question-and-answer session, MPs grilled Ramaphosa on disciplinary action to be taken against ruling party parliamentarians who voted in favour of […]

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Is a possible Zuma removal the meal ticket for some politicians?

Zuma-must-go: A duly capitalised and targeted economy The South African political landscape remains a volatile and pregnant one. We are a week away from the much-made-of August 8, vote-of-no-confidence. There have been seven before this. This one is slightly different because we see before our own eyes a full-blown and heavily sponsored campaign at hand that seeks to […]