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Pinetown Shooting Leaves Two Injured

Pinetown Shooting Leaves Two Injured

Two people were seriously wounded in a shooting incident near the intersection of Shepstone and Henwood roads in Pinetown, on Tuesday. According to Netcare 911, paramedics arrived at the scene and found that a security guard and another person had sustained serious wounds. After the patients were stabilised at the scene they transported them to

Speculation Rife Over Marikana Commission Amendments

The amendment to the Marikana Commission’s terms of reference is “deeply worrying” and removes the Department of Mineral Resources and other government departments from the scope of enquiry, said the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) on Tuesday. “[it] fundamentally amends the terms of reference of the Farlam Commission, and is

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SA’s Music Festival Making Waves After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announcement

South Africa is set to host a three-day mega music festival of legendary proportions with around 150 international and South African artists set to perform to a crowd of 100 000, at the TribeOneDinokengFestival in diamond-mining town of Cullinan, Tshwane, in September. “This is an historic moment in time for the African continent and for


Mazibuko: the DA’s Sacrificial Lamb?

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko left the party because she knew she would lose the battle for parliamentary leadership after falling out of favour with party leader Helen Zille, according to a report in the Mail and Guardian on Tuesday. “It was not going to be easy to remove her [Mazibuko] just

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Alexandra Protesters Receive Bail

Around 70 protesters from Alexandra, Johannesburg, were released on bail on Monday, after being arrested in connection with violent protests sparked by rigging allegations against the African National Congress (ANC). According to Eyewitness News, the suspects each received bail of between R300 and R500 in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Monday. The suspects are supporters

ANC Must Get To Work – NEHAWU

“We all need to do things better, faster and differently,” said the National Education Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) spokesperson Sizwe Pamla, urging the African National Congress (ANC) to deploy people with unquestionable integrity. “The movement should reflect on the outcomes of these elections and work hard to renew its internal systems and processes.

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Kgalema Motlanthe’s Mother Passes Away

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s mother,Masefako Sophia Motlanthe, passed away of natural causes on Friday at the age of 89, said the presidency in a statement on Monday. Masefako died before Montlanthe’s wedding to Gugu Mtshali in Houghton on Saturday. She died in her home in Meadowlands, Soweto. A memorial service would be held on Thursday,


Marikana Commission Will Question Government Officials

The removal of clause 1.5 will have no bearing on the first phase of the Marikana Commission’s enquiry into the events which took place at Marikana in August 2012, said the commission in a statement on Monday. Last week, Right2Know Campaign’s Rehad Desai said President Jacob Zuma amended the terms of reference of the Marikana