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Month: January 2019

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Zuma responds to claims of “9 wasted years”

According to eNCA president Jacob Zuma has lashed out at claims that the years he was in power were ‘wasted’. This comes after claims to that effect by Business Unity SA President Sipho Pityana, as well as President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni at The World Economic Forum in Davos. Zuma responded on Twitter, […]

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SABC fails to pay staff on time

The SABC has failed to pay its workers’ salaries on time according to EWN. Apparently the workers’ contacted EWN in a panic on Tuesday when the money didn’t land in their bank accounts, saying that there was no warning that this would happen. This follows concerns raised in Parliament by SABC management, who said that […]

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Autralopithecus sediba status as a species confirmed

According to the University of the Witwatersrand, three new papers have confirmed that autralopithecus sediba was in fact a distinct species. All three papers have been published in the open access journal PaleoAnthropology, along with an introduction focusing on sediba. The fossils were first found in the Cradle of Humankind in August of 2008. At […]

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Tax revolt! Helen Zille’s not-no-democratic moment on Twitter

Former DA leader Helen Zille appears to be calling for a tax revolt on Twitter.

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GladAfrica Tshwane contract irregular

The Auditor General has confirmed that GladAfrica’s contract with Tshwane was in fact irregular according to eNCA. EWN reports that the Tshwane ANC wants city manager Moeketsi Mosola booted from office due to his involvement in the R12 billion contract.

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Listen: Tim Minchin’s song about social media outrage

At the end of last year Australian comedian Tim Minchin released a song, which I think more or less sums up far too much of the news cycle so far in 2019.

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Endumisweni Faith Mission sparks outrage through assault on female congregants

Times LIVE reports that video footage of women being violently assaulted at the Endumisweni Faith Mission in Mdantsane, near East London shocked and disgusted the department of women.

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Why the Zuma faction of the ANC wants to nationalise the reserve bank

According to The Citizen analysts have said that the ANC’s fight over whether to nationalise the reserve bank is pointless, considering that the bank would still have to obey its constitutional mandate. Even talking about the issue is really just making investors nervous, with no real gain in sight. So far as the analysts are […]

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Agrizzi allegations – just which individuals will the ANC not be defending?

According to Times LIVE the ANC has said it will not defend the individuals implicated in wrongdoing at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture following a week of explosive revelations by former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi.

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ANC complains to IEC over DA billboard

Yesterday the DA unveiled their billboard for the 2019 elections – accusing the ANC of killing South Africans. According to ENCA the billboard, which accused the ANC of being responsible for the Marikana massacre, Life Esidimeni tragedy and pit toilet deaths, was vandalised after it went up. EWN reports that the ANC has approached the […]

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