[durban] - ANC set to name premier

Johannesburg - ANC was expected to make an announcement on the person it wishes to appoint as premier of North West after the conclusion of its special national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Cape Town on Monday.

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe confirmed on Sunday that the issue of North West …

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[durban] - SACP supports Sisulu on Israel

Johannesburg - The SACP has lashed out at the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the South African Zionist Federation for their attacks on International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

This happened a day after the ANC came to the defence of Sisulu after the board's vice-president Zev Krengel …

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[durban] - ANC deliberates Gumede's future

Durban - Two structures of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal have given conflicting reports about internal discussions over the future of eThekwini mayor and regional chair, Zandile Gumede, who is facing calls to step down after she was arrested on corruption-related charges last week.

Bheki Ntuli, the eThekwini regional secretary, said they …

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[durban] - Mkhwebane considering appealing high court ruling on Vrede report

Johannesburg - Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane is considering appealing a North Gauteng High Court ruling on her Vrede Dairy Project report, her office confirmed on Monday.

The court earlier declared her report unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid, with Judge Ronel Tolmay setting it aside.

Monday's judgment followed an application by the …

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[durban] - LETTER: Sex lessons for grade 4's - how did we get here?

What has necessitated this move, which affects all children?

Is this aimed at all schools, private or public?

Is this optional or compulsory?

These topics were once the domain of the family. Have parents abdicated their role?

Why has the department found it necessary to introduce a subject like “life …

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[durban] - Jacob Zuma supporters demand that case be struck off roll

Pietermaritzburg - Supporters of former President, Jacob Zuma who filled up the Pietermaritzburg High Court both inside and outside on Monday were hopeful that the case against the former ANC leader will be struck off the roll by the end of the week.

Some of the prominent supporters of Zuma who …

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[durban] - #JacobZuma’s defence slams NPA's ‘mob justice’ approach

Pietermaritzburg - Jacob Zuma’s defence on Monday slammed the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for exercising “mob justice” as it pursued a criminal case against the former president.

Appearing before a full bench of the Pietermaritzburg High Court, advocate Muzi Sikhakhane said that there were two philosophies at play in the …

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[durban] - Seven sani2c crew die in horror crash

“Paramedics from KZN Emergency Medical Services (EMS) together with their colleagues from several private ambulance services treated 11 people at the scene of the crash,” said Robert Mckenzie, KZN Emergency Medical Services (EMS) spokesperson of the accident.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the incident took place at about 6 …

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[durban] - #JacobZuma supporters insult NPA, Cele outside court

Pietermaritzburg - Firmly convinced that the corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma is politically motivated, his supporters hurled insults at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), calling them "dogs" while telling Police Minister Bheki Cele to "reign in his people to stop persecuting Zuma".

Singing outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court precinct …

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[durban] - Durban pensioner takes stand in alleged R139m 'Ponzi scheme'

Durban - A pensioner and former police officer who was allegedly defrauded of R400 000 of his pension money was the first witness to take the stand in the multi-million rand Ponzi trial against siblings Mervyn Dennis and his sister Mary-Anne Peter.

The trial finally proceeded in the Pinetown Magistrates Court …

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