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Cosatu slams Mboweni’s “reckless” statement that SAA should be closed down

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Friday it was deeply alarmed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s statement that South African Airways (SAA) should be closed down. Speaking at an investor conference in New York televised live on SABC on Thursday night, Mboweni said that decisions over the future of the […]

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Land redistribution forced to centre stage in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, March 16  – South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been forced to move on the thorny issue of large-scale land redistribution more quickly than he probably would have liked by the challenge from an upstart opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). AfriBusiness will not accept land expropriation without compensation More than two decades […]

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ANC retains municipal wards in Eastern Cape

JOHANNESBURG-The African National Congress (ANC) has retained two Eastern Cape municipal wards in by-elections held this week, the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Friday.   The ANC’s Bongani Julius Tshoba beat Mamorapedi Tsoloane of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at Elundini Municipality’s ward 12. The ward was previously represented by the ANC […]

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Holomisa demands apology from DA for “unsubstantiated accusations”

Port Elizabeth, September 13 – United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has come out guns blazing once again in support of former Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor, Mongameli Bobani. In a letter to Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday, Holomisa accused the DA of “dubiously” using a “draft report” by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to engineer Bobani’s exit. Holomisa is […]