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19 October 2017 4:15 AM Chamber of Mines blasts charter as a ‘total disaster’

Another problem area was Zwane’s changing of the term “historically disadvantaged South Africans or person” as outlined in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act to “black persons”, which included the controversial definition that included people who became citizens before or after April 27 1994. Zwane said this was done to bring the charter 17

18 October 2017 12:22 PM MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees

It's now been almost two months since Sassa was expected to sign an agreement with the Post Office to take over the payment of social grants. CAPE TOWN - The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has snubbed two Parliamentary committees today, saying it has no substantial progress to report in the takeover of grant payments. Parliament's Social 17

17 October 2017 11:38 PM After 2 months, deadlock pushes NAFTA talks into 2018

WASHINGTON - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Tuesday pushed into 2018 the current talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying significant disagreements remained among the three sides. At a press conference in Washington, representatives of the three governments exchanged mutual accusations of intransigence -- leaving the success 24

16 October 2017 5:48 PM Three die as Tropical Storm Ophelia lashes Ireland

More than 360,000 homes and businesses are without electricity with another 100,000 outages are expected overnight "Ophelia is a very dangerous storm," Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters in Dublin on Monday. "The last time we had a storm this severe, 11 lives were lost." Ophelia brought gale-force winds to southern Ireland by early 26

16 October 2017 4:00 AM MEC Lesufi to visit another school to probe new rape allegation

Johannesburg - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Monday expected to visit a secondary school in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where a pupil was allegedly raped by a scholar patroller. He will be at the secondary school to receive a report on the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl pupil, his spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed on Sunday. The incident 17

14 October 2017 8:22 AM 'Vulgar' Mbalula slated for arrest of 10 innocent people, breaking law

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula needs to resign immediately as he is "sinking to the same level of morality as the violent criminals he is attacking and legitimising the very lawlessness that he is supposed to be fighting", the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Saturday. Saftu was disgusted by Mbalula's conduct in Cape Town on October 6, the trade 23

14 October 2017 7:11 AM Union slams police minister over arrest of 10 innocent people

Johannesburg - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula needs to resign immediately as he is "sinking to the same level of morality as the violent criminals he is attacking and legitimising the very lawlessness that he is supposed to be fighting", the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Saturday. Saftu was disgusted by Mbalula's conduct in Cape Town on Friday 23

13 October 2017 2:18 PM Yet another Cape Town fire keeps firefighters busy

Cape Town - A second fire flared up in Cape Town on Friday - this time a vegetation fire on Signal Hill, close to the CBD - while firefighters were still struggling to bring the Camps Bay blaze under control. "Currently, we have two fire engines and three water tankers with 16 staff of scene," said Edward Bosch, on behalf of the City of Cape Town's emergency 27

13 October 2017 3:39 AM Insurers crunch claims numbers as storms clear

Short-term insurers are still assessing claims after this week’s freak storms, just months after catastrophic events in the southern and Western Cape hit profits. The latest storms — which ripped through Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal — damaged homes, schools and hospitals. This led to KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu declaring the province 26

12 October 2017 11:45 PM KZN declared disaster area following heavy storms

KwaZulu-Natal has been declared a disaster area following damaging storms on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall and gale force winds wreaked havoc on the KwaZulu-Natal East Coast. At least 14 people have died and more remain missing. Provincial Premier Willies Mchunu says the decision was taken at a special session of the KZN Executive committee in Durban today 85