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National Assembly Speaker schedules Zuma no confidence vote for August 3

PARLIAMENT, June 30 – National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has scheduled a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma for August 3, Parliament said on Friday. In a statement, Parliament said Mbete had undertaken consultation with the leader of government business, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, and the African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu, […]

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Zambia to remain in ICC

LUSAKA, June 30 — Zambia will not leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), a senior Zambian official said on Friday, citing the will of the majority of citizens. Minister of Justice Given Lubinda said the country will not pull out of the ICC after public hearings were conducted. “This is the position we are going […]

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SA records trade surplus of R9.5 bln for May – SA Revenue Service

CAPE TOWN, June 30 – South Africa registered a trade balance surplus of R9.5 billion for May this year, according to trade statistics released by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday. The stats, which include trade information with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, shows a year-to-date improvement in the trade balance. Between January […]