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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 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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Tsvangirai to be buried Monday

HARARE, February 16 ‑ Zimbabwe’s late main opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg, will be laid to rest on Monday at his rural Buhera home. MDC-T interim leader Nelson Chamisa, who is also MDC Alliance acting president, said Tsvangirai’s body would arrive in Zimbabwe at 7pm Saturday aboard an Air Zimbabwe […]

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Eskom accepts Matshela Koko’s resignation; reserves rights to institute legal action

JOHANNESBURG, February 16 – The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has welcomed the departure of Eskom group executive for generation, Matshela Koko, and called on the power utility to ensure that he is prosecuted. “Matshela Koko is a technical delinquent who is beyond redemption as he is unable to acknowledge his own mistakes. This man […]