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Ramaphosa appoints Silas Ramaite as SA’s new acting prosecutions boss

CAPE TOWN, August 14 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced the appointment of Silas Ramaite as South Africa’s acting prosecutions boss following Monday’s Constitutional Court judgment which found Shaun Abrahams’ appointment to the post invalid. “While the President is studying the judgment, he is committed to appointing a permanent NDPP [national director of public […]

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Public hearings on land expropriation about ticking boxes – Maimane

JOHANNESBURG, August 4 – The public hearings on government’s plans to expropriate land without compensation are not about consulting South Africans but about the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ticking boxes, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. “The purpose of these hearings is to hear from the people of South Africa as to whether […]

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Ramaphosa declares special provincial funeral for top cardiologist Prof. Bongani Mayosi

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday declared a special provincial official funeral for Cape Town-based cardiologist, researcher and dean of the health sciences faculty at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi. “This category of a funeral is designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for distinguished persons. […]

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Ramaphosa to institute inquiries into Jiba, Mrwebi

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday informed the Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi of his intention to institute inquiries into their fitness to hold office. The Presidency said that the inquiries would be established in terms of section 12(6) […]

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Netcare Group saddened by death of top cardiologist Prof. Bongani Mayosi

CAPE TOWN, July 31 – Hospital group Netcare has expressed sadness at the passing of Cape Town-based cardiologist, researcher and dean of the health sciences faculty at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi. Mayosi’s family confirmed that the top cardiologist committed suicide on Friday morning following a struggle with depression. “In the last two years […]