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2017-07-26 Don't Assume Zuma Is a Gupta Lackey - ANC Chair
[News24Wire] KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala has cautioned against making any judgements about the relationship between President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

2017-07-26 Explainer - Why Amendments to South Africa's 'Money Bills Act' Matter
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's public finances may be in their worst state since the first democratic elections in 1994. One source of these woes was the 2008 financial crisis. But its effects have been compounded by bad political decisions which have led to slower economic growth, under-performance of tax revenue collection and higher borrowing.

2017-07-26 More Arrests As Cape Town Brothel Blackmail Syndicate Appears in Court
[News24Wire] The Hawks have made two more arrests in the case of an apparent ring of Cape Town brothel keepers who allegedly blackmailed clients by threatening to post embarrassing videos and photos of their acts on social media.

2017-07-26 Why South Africa's Communists Need to Cut the ANC Umbilical Cord. or Perish
[The Conversation Africa] The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African National Congress (ANC), its dominant alliance partner.

2017-07-26 Public Enterprises Minister Backs Power Utility Probe
[SAnews.gov.za] A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

2017-07-26 A 10-Point Plan to Accelerate Orderly Land Reform in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] A more than 365 year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa.

2017-07-26 Robbery At Chief Prosecutor's Office
[News24Wire] The office of the chief public prosecutor in Pretoria was broken into on Thursday night, just two weeks after computers were stolen from the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

2017-07-26 Opposition to Open Culpable Homicide Case Against Health Minister
[News24Wire] The DA is on Wednesday expected to lay charges of culpable homicide against Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo following the deaths of nearly 300 cancer patients in the province.

2017-07-26 School Given Deadline to Change Hair Policy
[News24Wire] Windsor House Academy has been given three months to come up with an inclusive code of conduct, according to Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

2017-07-26 Date Set for Govt Spokesperson Mamoepa's Memorial Service
[News24Wire] The official memorial service for veteran government spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre on Thursday at 10:00, his family said.

2017-07-25 Everything Ramaphosa Does Is to Please White People - Malema
[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not qualify for South African tenders because "he is not black enough and he has done everything in his life to please white people", Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

2017-07-26 Minister Lynne Brown Supports Hawks' Investigations Into Allegations of Corruption
[Govt of SA] Minister Brown is on record supporting the Hawks' investigations into allegations of corruption published by media over the past month or two.

2017-07-26 Police Unit Seizes Millions of Rands Worth of Drugs
[SAPS] The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has hailed the dismantling of a clandestine drug laboratory in Dobsonville, Soweto, and the arrest of a 25-year-old suspect as a significant victory on the availability and selling of drugs in the area.

2017-07-25 Hitmen Allegedly Hired to Take Out Mandela Bay Councillors
[News24Wire] Verified death threats have been made against two senior Nelson Mandela Bay councillors, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip said on Tuesday.

2017-07-26 ANC's South Coast Intervention Not Related to Support for Ramaphosa - Zikalala
[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal ANC's chairperson has rejected claims that South Coast branch leaders were stripped of their powers for backing Cyril Ramaphosa to become ANC president.

2017-07-26 Impressive Stats for Proteas Women
[News24Wire] Opener, Laura Wolvaardt unsurprisingly topped the batting averages for the Proteas at the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup , while captain Dané van Niekerk was the best bowler - not just amongst South Africans, but overall.

2017-07-26 Two Business Robbery Swiftly Arrested in Wartburg Area
[SAPS] Swift reaction by Wartburg police led to the arrest of two suspects few minutes after committing business robbery. Third suspect is still at large after he managed to escape the arrest. Arrested suspects aged 25 and 34 years will appear in the New Hanover Magistrate's Court today.

2017-07-26 Illegal Firearms Recovered At Kwamashu Hostel
[SAPS] KwaMashu police assisted by other police units are still monitoring the KwaMashu hostel to keep peace and stability. The members are conducting regular operations and visibility, raiding illegal firearms, wanted suspects and stolen goods in the area. It is known that the criminals use hostel as a hiding place as it is not easily patrolled by the police. On Saturday, 22 July 2017 the members on foot patrol arrested two suspects aged 23 and 44 years who were found in possession of unlicensed 9mm pistols and

2017-07-26 ASA Add Members to Team SA for IAAF World Champs
[News24Wire] Three athletes have been added to Team South Africa going the IAAF World Championships in London, England scheduled for August 4 to 13.

2017-07-26 King Williams Town FCs Unit Secures Lengthy Sentence for Offender
[SAPS] King Williams Town -The Eastern Cape SAPS has welcomed the sentencing and conviction of Sibusiso Nduneni (30) who was handed twenty two years imprisonment by Zwelitsha Regional Court on Friday, 21 July 2017.

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