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Boks back in SA after humiliations by All Blacks

The South African national rugby team has hightailed it out of New Zealand after that 57 nil record thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks in Albany. The Springboks landed at OR Tambo International Airport here in Kempton Park earlier this evening, and my colleague Liezl Zunckel was there …

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Question Time: Mugabe’s Madiba comments, 11 September 2017

Political Freedom in South Africa is under the spotlight. This following Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent comments, saying the late former President Nelson Mandela left whites with everything. There are varying opinions of whether the multi-party talks at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa, achieved the intended objective. Given …

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A look at SA-Zim relations (Mugabe slams Mandela again)

Recently a few unsavoury words have been exchanged between South Africa and Zimbabwe. While these exchanges have not been at a formal, and government level, the two countries have seen a few remarks by those in power. First it was reported that President Mugabe criticised Nelson Mandela for securing political …

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Renowned novelists, authors grace South African Book Fair

Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Niq Mhlongo, Sindiwe Magona, Zakes Mda and Yewande Omotoso. Are you salivating yet? Imagine all these renowned novelists and authors under one roof, well you can stop imagining and head down to the South African Book Fair which is currently underway at Museum …

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Judgment reserved in the Zuma Con Court impeachment bid

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment on whether Parliament should institute impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma. The DA, EFF, Cope and the UDM want the court to order National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mmbete to impeach Zuma after he lied to parliament over the Nkandla saga. In March last year, …

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Gigaba welcomes South Africa’s recession exit

The country has lifted itself out of a recession. After contracting in the two previous quarters, the economy grew in the April to June period this year by 2,5%. While analysts have welcomed the latest figures by Statistics South Africa they remain unconvinced that it’s sustainable. For more news, visit: …

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Violence against women reaches crisis point in South Africa

Women in South Africa continue to experience extremely high rates of violence. The alarming statistics on femicide, rape and domestic violence demonstrate these unprecedented levels. “The Violence Against Women In South Africa, A country in Crisis report” released last week by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation …

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The face of poverty in South Africa

More and more South Africans are living below the poverty line. Figures released to day show that 55 percent of South Africa’s population is now living in poverty. the STATS indicate that 30 million people live on less than R441 per month. This means that one in two South Africans …

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Grace Mugabe is back in Harare: Sophie Mokoena

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe appears to have been granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa. Grace Mugabe was facing assault charges in South Africa, but had applied for diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, the close of the SADC Heads of State summit close has been moved forward to eleven o’clock on Sunday …

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Israel delegates in South Africa

A delegation of 5 members of the Israeli Parliament led by MK Dr. Nachman Shai arrived in South Africa last week. The visit was about promoting dialogue, understanding and cooperation between Israel and South Africa. The delegation met with leaders from across the South African political spectrum: Senior ANC member, …

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