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Treasury given a week to evaluate post office bid to take over social grant payments

PARLIAMENT, November 2 – MPs have given National Treasury a week from Wednesday night, to evaluate the capability of the South African Post Office (Sapo) to take over the payment of welfare grants in the country. National Treasury director general Dondo Mohajane was drafted to intervene after negotiations between Sapo and the South African Social […]

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South African Airways fast becoming national liability – Inkatha Freedom Party

CAPE TOWN, September 30 – The culture of open ended bailouts by the South African government for troubled national airline South African Airways (SAA) despite no change in SAA’s business behaviour is the very reason why this state-owned enterprise (SoE) is collapsing, opposition Inkatha Freedom Party said on Saturday. SAA was fast becoming a national […]

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ANC, IFP retain seats in by-elections

JOHANNESBURG, September 28  – The African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) retained councillor seats in three by-elections held in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape, the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thursday. The three by-elections were contested by 11 candidates representing six political parties on Wednesday. The IFP retained […]

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Buthelezi slams “ignorant” Senzo Mchunu’s Moerane Commission testimony

DURBAN, September 20 – Inkatha Freedom Party leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, on Wednesday, dismissed claims made by former premier and KZN ANC leader Senzo Mchunu that he had contributed to violence in the province, calling the former premier “ignorant”. Replying to a media query after Mchunu gave testimony on Wednesday before the Moerane Commission probing political killings in […]

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Senzo Mchunu to appear before KZN political killings enquiry

DURBAN, September 14 – Former KwaZulu-Natal premier and African National Congress (ANC) provincial chairman Senzo Mchunu will next week testify before the Moerane Commission investigating political killings in the province. Commission spokesperson, Solo Mdledle, confirmed on Thursday that Mchunu would be testifying next week Wednesday. Mchunu will appear at a time of heightened political tension within his own party […]

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Licence applications for growing dagga for medicinal purposes to be issued soon – health department

PARLIAMENT, September 13 – Potential growers of cannabis for medicinal purposes could apply for licences before the year is out, it emerged in Parliament on Wednesday. Briefing the portfolio committee on health, the Medicines Control Council’s Griffiths Molewa said they would approve regulations in the next few weeks. Proposed guidelines for growing cannabis for medicinal […]