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Spend wisely this Black Friday

With less than 24 hours to go before arguably the biggest shopping phenomenon of the year, the National Credit Regulator (NCR) is urging the public to spend their money wisely. “While millions of shoppers count down the hours until the much awaited Black Friday sale tomorrow, the NCR advises consumers to avoid getting caught by sales gimmicks and approach Black …

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Minister Brown wants thorough probe into SOCs

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called for a comprehensive investigation to get to the bottom of allegations of corruption at State-owned companies (SOCs). The Minister said this when she testified before an inquiry into Eskom at the Good Hope Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. She said there is “overwhelming circumstantial evidence of malfeasance” at some SOCs and this includes …

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President Jacob Zuma appoints Police Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole, as the new National Police Commissioner with immediate effect. President Zuma has congratulated General Sitole on his appointment and wishes him well in his responsibility of leading the fight against crime in the country.   “His extensive experience in the police service will …

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Public Works waste millions of rands to maintain unused land and properties

In a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has revealed that it holds a staggering portfolio of land and property holdings worth over R12 billion – lying idle and unutilised. Rates and taxes paid on these holdings comprising of 1, 9 milling on hectares and over 12 000 properties, has amounted to R138 …

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DA lay corruption charges against Minister Bongo

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has laid corruption charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo at Cape Town Police Station on Wednesday. “I have today [Wednesday] laid corruption charges against Minister Bongo in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act,” said Steenhuisen. The case relates to an incident in which the incumbent State Security Minister …

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Calls for SADC to play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says he believes that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe following the resignation of its long-serving President Robert Mugabe. The Deputy Minister said this when he briefed the Portfolio Committee on International Relations in Parliament on Wednesday on the latest developments in Zimbabwe. Following a …

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Barcoded ID books expiry claims untrue

Home Affairs Department has rubbished unfounded claims that the lifespan of green barcoded ID books expires at the end of March next year. “No such announcement has been made by the Department. We wish to make it clear that the green barcoded ID book remains a legal form of identification until such time that the Live Capture System is rolled out …

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Firearms and ammunitions stolen at a Limpopo farm

Police have launched a manhunt for three suspects wanted in connection with house robbery allegedly after stealing 12 hunting rifles, two hand guns and ammunition at a farm house in Villa Nora outside Lephalale. Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident happened between Sunday and early hours of Monday morning. “It is believed the three suspects gained entry into …

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Mugabe has resigned

Robert Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe, ending 37 years of his reign, BBC reported on Tuesday. A letter from President Mugabe said his decision to resign was voluntary. “Mugabe’s letter does to mention who is in charge.” Surprise announcement halted impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda announced at a joint sitting of The …

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One step closer to SASSA grants solution

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, says an implementation protocol has been concluded and signed between the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) that paves the way for a collaborative agreement towards the payment of social grants. The Minister, in his capacity as the chair of the …

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