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DA opens criminal case against Zuma, 11 others

30th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) opened a criminal case against President Jacob Zuma and 11 others at the Cape Town Central Police Station on Tuesday. Accompanied by fellow MP and ex-prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, as well as MP Kevin Mileham, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said their "preliminary... 

Zuma Cabinet reshuffle appeal postponed

29th May 2017 The application by President Jacob Zuma to appeal an order to hand over the record of decision to reshuffle his Cabinet will not go ahead on Monday as planned due to a bereavement in the legal team, Democratic Alliance (DA) MP James Selfe said on Monday. Selfe said the application for leave to... 

At least eight illegal miners die after mine shaft collapses in Zimbabwe

29th May 2017 At least eight illegal miners have been confirmed dead in Zimbabwe after a mine shaft they were working in collapsed. The state-run ZBC is reporting that at least four of the miners were above ground at Big Mine, but were sucked into the collapsing shaft. 

The Gupta Emails

29th May 2017 A cache of damning e-mails between members of the Gupta family, some of their trusted lieutenants and President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, has brought forward fresh details on the mechanics of the Guptas' dubious state capture strategies. City Press, News24's sister publication, on Sunday... 

Stellenbosch municipality announces tougher water restrictions

26th May 2017 The Stellenbosch municipality will also introduce Level 4 water restrictions from June 1, with exemptions available on application for the town's important agricultural and nursery industries, it announced on Thursday. This is after Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared a drought disaster in... 

New State capture report launched at Wits

26th May 2017 The need for drastic economic reform cannot justify the widespread looting of state coffers, while the current state capture networks active in South Africa pose a dire threat to the country's long-term future. These were some of the sentiments shared by a group of academics gathered at the Wits... 

Cape Town water supplies will last until August – city official

25th May 2017 The City of Cape Town has enough water to last until August or September at current consumption levels, an official has said. Any rainfall in the coming weeks would change this projection, but there was "significant uncertainty" over the rain forecast for June and July, mayoral committee member... 

Drought already cost Western Cape grape farmers R500m – MEC

25th May 2017 Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde has said the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500-million. "We’ve seen a decline in the volume of wine grapes harvested, in part due to a lack of irrigation water," Winde said in a statement. 

MPs fume as water dept fails to explain R1.5bn debt

24th May 2017 MPs across the political spectrum slammed the department of water and sanitation on Tuesday after its officials failed to explain how the department still owed contractors R1.5-billion. The department was due before the portfolio committee on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, outstanding... 

Maswanganyi vows bold State intervention to drive transformation

24th May 2017 Radical economic transformation was the theme of new Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi's first budget and policy statement to the National Assembly. "Transport will play a leading role in radical economic transformation," Maswanganyi said on Tuesday. 

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