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Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:30Charges Dropped Against Marikana Miners[SAPA]Johannesburg -Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana were dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court, north of Pretoria, on Wednesday. read more...
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:28Parliament to Set Up New Nkandla Committee[SAPA]Parliament -The National Assembly on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla controversy amid protest from the DA that its mandate is too narrow. read more...
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:55Nkandla Now Up to Parliament - Public Protector[SAPA]Parliament -It is now up to Parliament to weigh President Jacob Zuma's response to the findings on public spending on his private Nkandla home, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday. read more...
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:26SABC Chief 'Dishonest', Democratic Alliance Says[SAPA]Cape Town -Determining whether SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications is the golden thread of an application to have his appointment set aside, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday. read more...
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 11:18Johannesburg's Appalling Air Quality[SACSIS]The air in the interior of South Africa is amongst some of the most polluted in the world. It is killing our people. We see photographs and reports of air pollution in China and elsewhere but seldom do we see any comparable local coverage of the scourge of South African air pollution. Our coal addiction silently kills thousands of people every year, with impunity. read more...
Monday, 08-18-14, 13:10Home Collapses, Killing Several[SAPA]Eight people were killed when a house collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg, on Monday, paramedics said. read more...
Monday, 08-18-14, 7:36Region Must Reduce Reliance on Foreign Aid - Mugabe[VOA]Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe -Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to move away from "over-reliance" on foreign aid at a two-day summit being held in Zimbabwe. read more...
Sunday, 08-17-14, 17:55Mugabe Urges Regional 'Reality Check'[SANF]The 34th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community got underway in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 17 August, with incoming chair President Robert Mugabe urging a "reality check" as the region reviews its development blueprint. read more...
Saturday, 08-16-14, 11:38Graca Machel - There Is Nothing Exceptional About Me...[This Day]Her trajectory in life is compelling and enigmatic. At 28, she was the Minister for Education and Culture, leading a team of more experienced older civil servants and professionals. read more...
Saturday, 08-16-14, 10:12Two Years and Still No Justice for Marikana Miners[The Daily Vox]Every country has its pivotal moments, when things change so drastically that we later frame our history in terms of those moments. The Christian world has its BC and AD, the US has its pre-September 11, 2001 and post-September 11. In South Africa we speak about our country either before or after democracy, or before and after apartheid, with April 27, 1994 as the turning point we keep in our minds. read more...

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