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Cele to visit families of victims shot and killed in Cape Town

Cape Town - Police Minister Bheki Cele, along with South African Police Service management, are expected to visit the families of victims who were shot and killed over the weekend in Philippi East,Western Cape police said on Monday.

The visits follow several shooting incidents in the Philippi East area, which …

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AfriForum submits hate speech complaint against #ZindziMandela over tweets

Pretoria - Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Monday said it submitted a complaint of hate speech to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against Zindzi Mandela.

This comes after Mandela, the daughter of late former president Nelson Mandela and late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, set Twitter ablaze last month with …

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UCT are steadily righting the wrongs, says Goldberg

Cape Town – "Twelve years ago I was nominated (for an honorary doctorate) and members at the university turned it down because they labelled me a terrorist.

“And now with a black woman chancellor, there is a big change at the university.

‘‘This is them trying to atone for things that …

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'Appoint a new Cape police chief ASAP'

The provincial commissioner's role in the CPF electoral process is outlined in Section 21 of SAPS Act 68 of 1995, which states, “(1) A provincial commissioner shall, subject to the direction of the MEC, be responsible for establishing a provincial community police board. (2) A provincial community police board shall …

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28 000 students out of pocket as hiccups stall NSFAS payments

According to Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande, this was the amount paid as of last month.

He also revealed that 28000 haven't been paid their allowances due to a failure to sign their bursary agreements or providing correct cellphone numbers for NSFAS wallet payments.

He revealed this …

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Gugulethu residents say fire response too slow

Zolile Zuba said the community rallied to contain the blaze that destroyed three shacks three weeks ago.

“The fire department only arrived once the fire had sort of been contained,” Zuba said.

“We are not sure about what the reason was or which station they were dispatched from because the …

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City of Cape Town residents to brace for increase in tariff charges

Cape Town - Consumers feeling the pinch from the recent Eskom tariff hikes can also expect to pay more for municipal rates when they get their bills at the end of the month.

Municipal tariff hikes kicked in on July 1 following the adoption of municipal budgets across the country.

And …

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Breaking down the Public Protector’s findings against Pravin Gordhan

Durban - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid down the law to President Cyril Ramaphosa, instructing him to take action against embattled Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for violating the Constitution and deliberately misleading Parliament about the SARS rogue unit and his meeting with a member of the Gupta family.

Regarding …

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Clean-up of N2, Plettenberg Bay begins after violent protests

The N2 was reopened at the weekend following the five-day protest.

Bitou Municipality spokesperson Manfred Edward van Rooyen said: “The joint operations command, bolstered by the engagement, took a bold decision to request the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the municipality with its service providers to start …

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Former Zuma financial backer leaves ANC

Durban - The ANC has disowned Philani “PG” Mavundla, the former financial backer of former president Jacob Zuma.

On Sunday Mavundla officially joined the NFP at a ceremony in his home town of Greytown.

Despite the fanfare, the chairperson of the ANC in the Inkosi Bhambatha region (uMzinyathi), Lucky Moloi, said …

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