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Road users be capable

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) calls on all road users to be dependable, cautious, restrained and to submit to the law, saying numerous mishaps are avoidable. The Movement Secretary General Bongani Msomi said in an announcement the nation can’t keep losing their lives in view of unroadworthy vehicles, over-burdening, plastered driving and jaywalking. “The periods of December and January see …

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DA calls for SASSA-SAPO consent to be tabled in Parliament

The Democratic Alliance (DA) respects the consenting to of the administrations arrangement between the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South Africa Post Office (SAPO) that will encourage the usage of a new social grants payment system from April 1, 2018. DA Shadow Minister of Social Advancement Bridget Masango said it is exceptionally promising that the proposed cross …

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Time for a real NDPP to Prosecute Zuma, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed a decision by North Gauteng High Court to strip President Jacob Zuma the powers to appoint the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). The ruling is a sequel in which Judge Mlambo set aside to terminate the employment of former prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana and the appointment of Shaun Abrahams. The application was brought by civil …

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Cabinet approves new Eskom board

Eskom’s current interim Chairperson Zethembe Khoza will continue to head the power utility’s board for three years following Cabinet’s approval of a new board. In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Public Enterprises announced that Cabinet has approved the nine member board that will serve a three-year term subject to an annual review. The board comprises Chairperson Zethembe Khoza, …

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President Zuma to appeal court judgment on NPA

President Jacob Zuma is set to appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgement which set aside the appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). “Whilst the President awaits a full briefing on the judgement, he has been advised that an early assessment displays, with respect, various grounds upon which a successful appeal may be prosecuted,” …

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DA laid criminal charges against Buthelezi and Montana

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Thursday laid criminal charges at Cape Town Police station against Deputy Minister of Finance, Sfiso Buthelezi, and former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Chief Executive Officer Lucky Montana. This relates to findings in the leaked version of forensic reports commissioned by National Treasury into 193 contracts awarded by PRASA between 2012 and …

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Racist flight treatment angered EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on British Airways to institute an independent investigation into the alleged racist treatment in which Black Motion was removed from the business class seat for a white passenger. eNCA reported that Comair said investigations are underway to get to the bottom of an alleged racist incident aboard a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. …

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Committee sent Anoj Singh packing

The Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises has on Tuesday deferred testimony by suspended Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh for bringing documents late. Singh was due to testify before Eskom’s Parliamentary inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Singh was told to go home after he sent a 400-page document to the Committee late yesterday evening, the …

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