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Four men nabbed for illegal gold nuggets in Free State

VIRGINIA, February 17 – South African Police Service (SAPS) crime prevention officers in Meloding near Virginia “reclaimed the space from four men during Operation Fiela II Reclaim” when they arrested them for unlawful possession of gold on Friday afternoon, Free State police said. The officers, Sergeant Mothibeli Phakane and constables Lerotholi Mololo and Kamohelo Sejentu, […]

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ANC welcomes Ramaphosa’s inaugural SONA

JOHANNESBURG, February 16 – The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inaugural state-of-the-nation (SONA) delivered in Parliament on Friday evening, saying that it touched on many critical aspects of the work of government. Ramaphosa delivered a comprehensive SONA in which he outlined government programmes such as boosting economic growth, reducing unemployment, dealing […]

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SA Communist Party welcomes Ramaphosa’s measures on social front

PARLIAMENT, February 17 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden state-of-the-nation address on Friday won fulsome praise from South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande. “It was very good, very strong,” said Nzimande, the former higher education minister who became a political enemy of former president Jacob Zuma and was fired by him late last year. […]

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Ramaphosa to right NPA and SARS ships

PARLIAMENT, February 16 – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) are set to come under the microscope as President Cyril Ramaphosa attempts to clean house in 2018.   Speaking in Parliament during his first state-of-the-nation address on Friday night, Ramaphosa committed to tackle corruption in the public and private […]

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Ramaphosa announces review of funding model for parastatals

PARLIAMENT, February 16 – President Cyril Ramaphosa in his first state of the nation address on Friday promised an overhaul of the running of the country’s graft-ridden public enterprises and vowed to fight corruption by strengthening the compromised national prosecutions office.   Ramaphosa said the state of some of the country’s parastatals was such that […]

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Ramaphosa commits to free higher education

PARLIAMENT, February 16 – A plan on how government will fund free higher education for students from households with a combined annual income of up to R350,000 will be announced during next week’s budget speech, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.   Delivering the state-of-the-nation address, his first after succeeding Jacob Zuma, Ramaphosa […]