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2018-01-18 Gupta-Linked Companies Feel the Pinch as Unit Targets Assets
[News24Wire] The walls are caving in on the Gupta family as the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) narrows in on R50 billion worth of assets connected to the state capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

2018-01-18 Patient Death Scandal - Provincial Director of Mental Health Resigns
[News24Wire] Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela has resigned. Deputy Director General for provincial communication services Thabo Masebe confirmed that Manamela's resignation was received on Wednesday afternoon.

2018-01-17 Caster Semenya vs Serena Williams at Laureus Sports Awards
[Sascoc] Olympic and world 800-metre champion Caster Semenya is South Africa's only nominee for the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.

2018-01-17 H&M Appoints Global Diversity Leader After Hoodie Debacle
[News24Wire] H&M on Tuesday said it has appointed a "global leader" in addressing diversity and inclusiveness.

2018-01-18 Crime Intelligence Boss Position Vacant After Deal with Mdluli
[News24Wire] Suspended Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's position will, for the first time in six years, be vacant after he was granted early service termination, which includes benefits.

2018-01-17 R20 Million Hit On Alleged Underworld Kingpin Modack - Advocate Tells Court
[News24Wire] There is a R20m hit on suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and that is why he moved around with bodyguards, it was claimed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

2018-01-17 Ngidi-Inspired Proteas Steamroll India At Centurion
[News24Wire] A Lungi Ngidi-inspired Proteas have steamrolled India on the fifth morning of the second Test at Centurion, winning by 135 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

2018-01-17 Black Children Discriminated at Afrikaans School - EFF Members
[News24Wire] The EFF and a parent were involved in a brawl on the first day of school during a protest outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Wednesday morning.

2018-01-17 Lunch in the Time of Listeria - How to Protect Your Family and Pack a Safer Skaftin
[Bhekisisa] Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have less to fear than you think.

2018-01-17 MEC Debbie Schäfer On 2018 Back to School Campaign
[Govt of SA] Today was an exciting day for many learners and parents. More than one million flocked to schools today - many for the first time - as the 2018 school year began in the Western Cape.

2018-01-17 Police On Welkom Alleged Human Trafficking
[Govt of SA] A 50-year-old Welkom businessman is expected to appear at the Welkom Magistrate's Court today following his arrest by the Hawks' Organised Crime unit and Welkom local police on Tuesday for alleged human trafficking.

2018-01-17 Gender Commission Condemns Alleged Incident of Assault By Port Elizabeth Doctor
[Govt of SA] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with dismay media reports indicating that a well-known Port Elizabeth (PE) Medical Doctor, Mfundo Mabenge has allegedly assaulted Abongile Bulo, a 16-year-old teenager at a church function.

2018-01-17 South African Human Rights Commission On Undocumented Learners
[Govt of SA] As schools are about to open in a few days, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) wishes to gently remind all schools that the right to a basic education, as contained in section 29 of the Constitution, is compulsory, universal and immediately realisable - meaning that it is guaranteed to all persons, regardless of nationality, status, or documentation.

2018-01-17 Elgar's 'Feisty' Niggle With Indian Skipper Kohli
[News24Wire] In general, the war of words both on and off the field has been mild in this Test series between South Africa and India.

2018-01-17 Police Arrest Suspects for Illegal Possesion of Abalone in Macassar
[Govt of SA] Five suspects behind bars for the illegal possession of abalone in Macassar

2018-01-17 No Tears or Fears As Grade 1s Start 'Big School' in Tshwane
[News24Wire] There were no first day jitters for some learners at a Tshwane primary school. They were ready to tackle their first day of school without fear or tears.

2018-01-17 Western Cape Community Safety Invites Nominations for 2018 Neighbourhood Watch Awards
[Govt of SA] Neighbourhood Watch Awards 2018 - nominations still open until end January 2018

2018-01-17 DA Submits Private Members Bill to Strengthen Good Governance and Transparency At the Pic
[DA] A copy of the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, together with the memorandum on the objectives of the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, are enclosed [here].

2018-01-17 Multiple Children Injured in Umlazi Taxi Crash On 1st Day of School
[News24Wire] Multiple children were injured in a taxi crash on Sibusiso Mdakane Drive in Umlazi E Section, south of Durban, on their first day of school on Wednesday morning.

2018-01-17 Delays and Doubts - Gigaba Adds to the Confusion On Actual Funding for Free Higher Education
[DA] In a Press Conference yesterday Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba broke the news that free higher education will not be rolled out over the promised five years, but over eight. Just two weeks ago Higher Education Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, said free education would be phased in over five years. It is time that the two ministers spoke to one another about this.

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