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Gauteng Legislature lays criminal charges against EFF

Today at 17:40, SAST

Charges of trespassing and intimidation have been laid against the EFF, after its members allegedly forced entry into the provincial legislature.

Fikile Mbalula - minister of selfies

Today at 13:21, SAST

Whether pouting, saluting or just swagging, the minister of sports and recreation has recreated the political selfie. Take note, politicians.

Groenewald vs Mngxitama - the struggle continues

Today at 11:45, SAST

Tension between FF Plus and EFF MPs continues, this time at a land reform budget debate where Andile Mngxitama was kicked out.

Miner implicated by Mr X in cops' deaths found murdered

Today at 10:02, SAST

A miner implicated by Mr X's testimony as one of those responsible for the death of police officers and security guards, has been killed.

Frameworks on land rights need to evolve and be updated

Today at 09:42, SAST

A Wiser panel has highlighted how old traditional barriers still exist for issues surrounding land reform and ownership in South Africa.

Marikana: Mr X insists SAPS, Lonmin are innocent

Yesterday at 15:05, SAST

A miner who is testifying at the Marikana commission says both the police and mining company Lonmin were innocent in the events at Marikana in 2012.

FS health dept to probe hospital supplies

Yesterday at 12:54, SAST

The province's embattled health department is due to investigate a hospital after critical medical supplies were found stored in a transit site.

New police minister ditches bad cop for good cop

Yesterday at 11:15, SAST

In his budget speech, new Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko avoided militaristic talk and emphasised a return to constitutionalism within the police.

New police minister vows to amend Act to fix SAPS woes


Nkosinathi Nhleko has promised to do whatever it takes to get the police into better shape for the fight against crime – including changing the law.

Marikana hearing stalls as Mr X accuses Mpofu of disrespect


The police’s key witness refused to answer further questions after the miners’ advocate brought his mental and emotional state into question.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

Today at 21:07, SAST

The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

Hamas leader ties truce to blockade

Today at 21:12, SAST

The Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no truce in Gaza without an end to the Israeli blockade.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria

Today at 10:15, SAST

[AfricaPlus]July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking ...

Somalia: Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu

Today at 16:31, SAST

[VOA]Gunmen in Somalia's capital have shot dead a member of parliament -- the fourth Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu this year. A government official tells VOA's Somali Service that Saado Ali Warsame was killed Wednesday near the Ambassador ...

Source: All Africa


Govt to fast-track land reform

Today at 16:37, SAST

Government has recommitted to urgently accelerate the pace of land reform in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced on Wednesday.

SA slow to adopt online shopping

Today at 14:59, SAST

In South Africa, buying food and beverages as well as clothes online continues to lag behind global norms, an EY survey revealed on Tuesday.