Latest version of mining charter would destroy industry- black ownership target upped to 30%

The Chamber of Mines made an urgent application to the Pretoria High Court yesterday for an order preventing the implementation of the latest version of the mining charter, warning that it would destroy the industry. In its application, the chamber states that its members are fully committed to the transformational objectives of the Mineral and […]
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Violent protests in Benoni disrupt normal hospital procedures – the staff are sitting in fear

They don’t care about people’s lives,” said Ken Ford, owner and manager of Sunshine Hospital in Actonville, regarding the protests which erupted in Benoni on Monday (June 26). Service delivery protests raged across Benoni on Monday (June 26). According to Ford, doctors were attacked and intimidated while attempting to get to the hospital. Ford stated […]
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Hawks failed to investigate Prasa tenders valued in excess of R9-Billion

The Hawks have failed for two years to investigate two Passenger Rail Agency of SA contracts valued in excess of R9-billion, according to court papers. This is despite Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe giving the Hawks help with the investigations. “The effect is that serious criminal liability is left unchecked, investigations may be compromised and […]
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Amcu criticize – Government not prioritising families of slain Marikan worker in terms of housing, education and skills development

The trust fund says if the victims of Marikana were important to the state much more assistance would have been given by now. JOHANNESBURG – The Marikana Massacre Amcu Trust Fund says the government is not prioritising the widows and families of the slain mine workers. The trust fund says if the victims of Marikana […]
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Pensioner survive brutal attack after attackers smashed her face with a rock

Gonubie pensioner Jeanette Walsh, 79, recovers from surgery at Life ST Dominic’s hospital after attackers smashed her face with a large rock while she was driving in the area this week An East London pensioner is recovering in hospital following facial surgery after she was hit with a rock in the face during a robbery […]
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Angry shack dwellers march on Durban city hall: protesting about mayor’s politics of lies and oppression

Durban – About 700 members of shack dwellers movement Abahlali Basemjondolo on Monday marched to Durban City Hall to protest mayor Zandile Gumede’s “politics of lies and oppression”. “This protest is about the latest brutal evictions and killings of our members that have been taking place within the last two weeks within the city, where […]
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Violence erupts: Protesters in PE are demanding houses – we don’t like to live the life of squatters

Violent protests have continued in Motherwell following mass evictions that began two weeks ago and restarted on Monday. Hundreds of shacks were demolished in NU29 and NU30 sections this week. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth) recently obtained a court order instructing the office of the sheriff to carry out the evictions. After shacks […]
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Bronze statue of Jacob Zuma will chase tourists away, not attract them.”

The SABC reports that construction work for a monument of President Jacob Zuma is under way at the site where Zuma and other struggle comrades were arrested while trying to flee to Botswana. The SABC quoted the EFF’s Alfred Motsi, an opposition leader in North West, as saying that he and his party remain committed […]
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Massive increase in deaths from police brutality in South Africa

A report from the Independent Police Investigative (IPID) has caused alarm after revealing an increase in the number of people who die in custody and as a result of police action. During the period of April to September 2016, there were 51 deaths in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of police action. In the same period, […]
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It’s Getting Worse! Irregular Municipal Expenditure Jumps By Over 50%

Almost R17bn of ‘irregular expenditure’ exposed, as only nine out of 263 municipalities record a clean audit – AG report The auditor general’s local report for 2015/16 was released today, but I can think of 254 municipalities that will be horrified by the results. Unsurprisingly, these results are a regression from those published in the […]
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