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Court Rules ⚖ Interviews for NPA Head Be Open 👍 to The Public

The North Gauteng High Court has granted Right 2 Know's application that interviews for head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) be held in public.

The lobby group took the matter to court, saying the media must be allowed to have access to the decision-making process.

The names of 12 …

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SABC May Reach 'Day Zero' 😱 Amid Dire Financial 💰 State

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is staring at its own day zero, saying it may not be able to pay salaries in a few months’ time.

The public broadcaster was back in Parliament on Tuesday to give the communications portfolio committee a progress report on its financial situation and …

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Comic Book 📖 Fans Across CT Mourn 😢 the Loss of Stan Lee

Comic book enthusiasts across the City of Cape Town are grieving the loss of legendary writer, editor and Marvel Cinematic Universe comics publisher Stan Lee.

He died early on Monday morning at Cedars Senai Medical Centre in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

Since starting out in 1939, he …

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Reserve Bank: VBS Bank Liquidator to Be Appointed 👍

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) says a liquidator will now be appointed to manage the winding down of the VBS Mutual Bank.

This follows the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria to grant the Prudential Regulation Authority its application to liquidate the bank.

The application follows advocate Terry …

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Ramaphosa Appoints 👉 Blade Nzimande as Acting Home Affairs Minister❗

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to act as Home Affairs minister until a permanent appointment is made.

Malusi Gigaba's resignation as Home Affairs Minister on Tuesday means he’s spared Ramaphosa from firing him.

Pressure has been mounting on the president in recent weeks to act …

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Malusi Gigaba Resigns 📝 After Watchdog Ruling❗

South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba resigned on Tuesday, the presidency announced, two weeks after a public standards watchdog said he had violated the constitution by lying under oath in court.

Gigaba, a close ally of ousted former president Jacob Zuma, had recently vowed not to step down after …

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Police 👮 Committee Ponders Bolstering Police 💪 Resources in Rural Areas

Parliament’s police portfolio committee is set to assess whether police resources in rural areas should be bolstered.

On Wednesday, the committee will meet with agricultural organisations as well as Congress of South African Trade Unions to assess how the latest crime statistics align with the police's rural safety strategy …

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Zuma Fails 👎 to Tell His Side of Story to Zondo Commission, Again 😒

he state capture commission of inquiry has heard that former President Jacob Zuma has once again failed to give his version of events and respond to accusations that he was involved in facilitating the capture of the state.

The commission says after reading former Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan’s …

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'It Actually Shocked Me' 😱 that Zuma Wanted Gama as Transnet Ceo - Hogan❗

Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Monday that former president Jacob Zuma wanted Siyabonga Gama as the Group CEO of Transnet, despite him facing allegations of misconduct.

"It actually shocked me," Hogan told inquiry chairperson Deputy Justice Raymond …

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Barbara Hogan: ANC Often Interfered 👀 in Appointing Executives at SOEs

Former Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan has questioned whether the African National Congress (ANC)’s deployment committee is effective, saying the governing party has often interfered and tried to instruct her on who to appoint to leadership positions at state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Hogan is testifying at the state capture commission …

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Eskom Warns ⚠ of Power Cuts 🔌 Due to Low Coal Stockpiles

South Africa’s cash-strapped power utility Eskom said on Monday the risk of nation-wide electricity outages had increased significantly due to a sharp fall in coal stockpiles at five of its power stations.

“The risk of load-shedding is there and its rising,” said Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

“In total, we …

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