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08 January 2019 9:11 AM EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities. The organisation believes that charging registration fees excludes many students. EFF Students Command national president, Peter Keetse, explained that many students were accepted 30

30 December 2018 2:17 PM City of CT to act against security company, #ReclaimClifton protesters

The City of Cape Town will lay a formal complaint against private security company PPA with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Body (Psira) on Monday following reports that the company illegally removed people from Clifton Fourth beach on December 23. Protesters descended on the beach on Friday, slaughtering a sheep in what they termed a "cleansing 35

09 December 2018 3:12 PM Land expropriation must be handled 'with great care', warns IFP's Buthelezi

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has warned that if land expropriation without compensation is not done within the limits of the law it would open up South Africa’s old wounds and work against social cohesion and future investment. Buthelezi this weekend said he supports land expropriation, but found it problematic to take land without 46

07 December 2018 2:24 PM Land expropriation: Thoko Didiza will chair ad hoc committee on section 25

The ANC will "not blink" in its debate with the EFF over land expropriation when the ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation gets going, said ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Friday. The EFF proposes that all land must be nationalised while the ANC has put forward a policy based on a mixed 130

07 December 2018 11:22 AM FACT CHECK: Update – No contracts from Treasury to companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan

National Treasury has confirmed that it did not award contracts to any of the 24 companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan, the daughter of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The revelations come on the back of claims by leadership of the EFF that Gordhan junior was a proxy for her father's business and had "amassed more than R80 million" doing 111

06 December 2018 5:44 PM White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert, South Africa's second-richest man with a $6.3bn fortune, dismissed the idea of "white monopoly capital" in a now-notorious interview with Johannesburg-based radio station PowerFM, arguing that state-owned companies such as Eskom were the true monopolies. The 68-year-old chairman of the maker of Cartier watches has sparked widespread debate 135

04 December 2018 1:41 PM LIVE: MPs in National Assembly divided over adoption of review committee report on #LandExpropriation

Both Houses of Parliament are expected to consider the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's (CRC) report which recommends that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation. This, after the Western Cape High Court dismissed AfriForum's urgent interdict application on Friday, which was aimed at preventing 64

04 December 2018 5:04 AM De Lille back for GOOD? Splinter parties and where they are now

Patricia de Lille isn't the first politician who thought it was a GOOD idea to start a new party after an acrimonious departure. Five parties currently represented in Parliament started after its leader left or was kicked out of one - including one of the more established parties. Back in 1996, Bantu Holomisa, then Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism 60

03 December 2018 1:24 PM Vodacom shuts stores allegedly trashed by EFF supporters

Vodacom is keeping some of its South African franchise stores shut after members of opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters allegedly vandalised outlets in protest of an image of their leaders at an event hosted by the wireless carrier. In one incident, at Vodacom's Mall of Africa franchise store in Johannesburg, women were assaulted and goods stolen 59

21 November 2018 2:04 PM WATCH LIVE: Lungisa Fuzile testifies at #StateCaptureInquiry

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has wrapped up his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, and former national Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile takes the stand. Gordhan on Tuesday told chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he refused to schedule a meeting with the Gupta family and said an invitation 35