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Dlamini, give Sapo a chance to distribute social grants, says EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini’s refusal to give the South Africa Post Office (Sapo) opportunity to distribute social grants as despicable behavior, bent on bringing back corrupt Cash Payment Services (CPS) “in a back door.” EFF National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in …

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Cases delayed : Public Protector to meet DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has requested a formal meeting with the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to discuss a host of wrong doing, implicating government departments and entities, reported to her office for investigation and to establish the circumstances leading to the delay since she was constitutionally mandated to attend …

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Zuma wants Public Protector’s remedial actions be set aside

Democratic Alliance (DA)  has submitted supplementary heads of argument in North  Gauteng High Court on Tuesday following President Jacob Zuma’s last-minute withdrawal of the remittal relief, requesting the Public Protectors remedial actions in her ‘State of Capture’ report be set aside, but without any further investigation by the office. The …

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SA’s unemployment rate remains unchanged

South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 27.7% in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. “Unemployment is still at 27.7% like it was in the second quarter,” Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the results of the Quarterly Labour Force …

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Name corrupt Gupta linked individuals

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA) have called on the German Software giant, SAP to come clean and name individuals who facilitated business dealing on behalf of Gupta linked company with state owned entities in exchange for bribes. EFF said implicated individuals, including those of SAP, must be …

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Kwaito singer urged to seek help in anger management

The Department of Women has urged kwaito singer Mdu Masilela to seek professional help in anger management. The plea follows an assault case opened against him by the mother of his eight month old baby, Sibahle Dlamini. According to a media report, Masilela allegedly assaulted Dlamini on Saturday night. Dlamini …

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Parliamentary inquiry into Transnet Chinese locomotive deal gains momentum

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it welcomes the adoption of a document by the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry outlining the scope and focus of the planned inquiry into the local procurement component of the Chinese sourced Transnet locomotives. DA Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry Dean Macpherson said …

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Police Minister releases crime statistics

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that a majority of the serious community related crimes – which are dependent on police detection – have recorded a decrease over the past decade. Releasing crime statistics for the financial year 2016/17 to the Portfolio Committee on Police on Tuesday, the Minister said, …

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We can’t throw billions at SAA while 4 children a day die of starvation in SA, says Maimane

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane says he is not holding his breath to see Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tabling a Mini-Budget to serve the poor and marginalised South Africans. Maimane was speaking at the launch of a DA Billboard in Park station, Johannesburg on Monday. The billboard highlights the …

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