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Nehawu to end strike on Monday after govt agrees to suspend social grants biometric system

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said it would end a strike at the national social grants agency on Monday after the department of social development agreed to suspend the rolling out of a contentious biometric system pending further tests. Nehawu began the strike at South African Social […]

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Social grant payments not affected by the Sassa employees’ strike, says Post Office

JOHANNESBURG, October 10  – The South African Post Office (Sapo) on Wednesday assured social grant beneficiaries that the strike involving some South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees does not have an impact on the grant payments for October, which was currently underway. Sapo said their outlets nationally were making payments and operating normally. Social […]

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Cracks widens between Cosatu and ANC in North West

RUSTENBURG, July 12 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West on Thursday, blasted the African National Congress (ANC) for boycotting its elective conference in Mahikeng. “Delegates noted with huge disappointment and contempt the conspicuous absence of the African National Congress [ANC] despite that the organisation was invited,” provincial secretary Job […]

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Protesters removes doctors, nurses from North West hospital

MAHIKENG, May 10  – Doctors and nurses were removed from a North West hospital, the provincial health department said on Thursday. Spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane said acts of intimidation and disruptions were recorded at  the Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital Complex and the Potchefstroom Hospital. “In the past two weeks, the department has witnessed unprecedented protests at the […]

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Free State premier reshuffles cabinet

JOHANNESBURG, May 10 – Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela has on Wednesday, reshuffled her provincial executive, promoting health department’s director of nursing Montsheng Tsiu to member of the executive council (MEC). Ntombela further separated the cooperative governance, traditional affairs, human Settlements department into two with own MECs. Butana Khompela is now MEC for social development,  […]

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Hooligans, politicians and media folk who eternally shamed our democracy

TAKING OUR CONSTITUTION SERIOUSLY  By Paul Ngobeni No doubt the Bokone Bophirima Province is being subjected to well-orchestrated propaganda onslaught accompanied by calamitous riots and acts of hooliganism which threaten to erode the gains our country has steadily made.   In the name of anti-Mahumapelo agenda some journalists and alleged ANC dissidents have even attempted […]

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ANC NWest welcomes suspension of health boss

MAHIKENG, April 20  -The African National Congress in North West welcomed the suspension of head of department of health, Dr Thabo Lekalakala, the party said on Friday. The party also urged the province’s premier Supra Mahumapelo to speed up forensic investigations into the allegations of financial irregularities in the department. Mahumapelo suspended Lekalakala on Thursday after […]