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Veteran photographer Sam Nzima passes away

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed deep sadness at the sudden passing of veteran photographer and recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga, Sam Nzima. Nzima, who took the iconic photograph of a dying Hector Peterson, passed away in Mpumalanga on Saturday. “Mr Sam Nzima was one of a kind, his …

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Proposed regulations on mobile data welcomed

Cabinet has welcomed the new rules proposed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to improve regulations around data, SMS and voice services. Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday the changes mark a step toward ensuring fairness in business practice around data pricing and ensuring that …

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Parliament delegation prepared to serve Africa at the Pan African Parliament

Parliament’s delegation, sworn in at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on Monday is anticipating contributing positively to the progression of the legislative sector on the continent. The delegation, led by National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Thandi Modise, was among 71 new Members of the PAP sworn in at the opening …

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Undeclared cash seized at airport

Police arrested a 27-year-old man found in possession of undeclared R6.9 million worth of cash in American and South African at the OR Tambo International Airport Saturday. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the arrest occurred during a continuing and successful implementation of an integrated plan at the OR International Tambo Airport, …

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Tom Monyane served with disciplinary charges

Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been served with disciplinary charges, the Presidency announced on Friday. This relates to alleged misconduct in violation of his duties and responsibilities in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act, Public Finance Management Act and SARS Code of Conduct. The Presidency said Monyane …

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Eskom’s power system to ‘meet winter demand

Eskom Interim Group Chief Executive Phakamani Hadebe says Eskom is committed to keeping the lights on this winter, despite low coal stockpiles at six of its power stations. Addressing the media at a briefing at Megawatt Park in Sunninghill on Thursday, Hadebe said coal stockpiles across all coal-fired power stations …

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Massive petrol price increase

Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets to top off their petrol tanks with effect from Wednesday. The Department of Energy has announced the costs both grades of petrol, 95 and 93 (ULP and LRP), will increase by 49 cents. A litre of 95 ULP petroleum in Gauteng …

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SA dealing decisively with corruption

This was the reassurance from President Cyril Ramaphosa, who addressed the national Freedom Day event in Bloemfontein.South Africa is fixing itself by addressing corruption and maladministration. Speaking in Sesotho, the President told the throngs gathered at Dr Petrus Molemela stadium in the Free State that the monies that have been …

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Work underway to replace pit latrine backlog

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) says judgement in the Michael Komape case, ordering the department to replace all pit toilets in Limpopo, comes as work is already underway to fast track sanitation infrastructure. Michael Komape lost his life at the age of five when he fell into a pit …

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Kaizer Chiefs faces a disciplinary hearing

The Premier Soccer League has charged Kaizer Chiefs FC with bringing the League into disrepute and misconduct. The charges follow Saturday night’s Nedbank Cup fixture against Free State Stars where supporters invaded the pitch, assaulted some supporters and security officials and damaged property at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. …

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