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By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:52 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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JOHANNESBURG THE ANC, while welcoming the inter-ministerial task team report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, was still concerned by the amount spent on the upgrade. “While we note that the actual cost of the work done on the president’s homestead is R71 million, the African National Congress remains concerned about this amount and would […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:56 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments

Cape Town A FORMER relationship manager at Barclays Wealth, a division of Absa, was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Thursday on multiple counts of fraud involving R15 million, and one of money laundering. John Julyan, 57, who was also a qualified high school teacher, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, in […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:39 PM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments

CAPE TOWN THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it is ready to compete with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) for membership in the mining sector if the union decides to broaden its scope. Numsa is South Africa’s biggest union with more than 338,000 members. The union looks set […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:54 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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Durban THE KwaZulu-Natal department of education and children’s rights groups have applauded the handing down of three life sentences to a “barbaric” teacher who repeatedly raped an 11-year-old schoolgirl. Nkosingiphile Hlekwayo, 50, was convicted by the Empangeni Regional Court last week of raping the Grade 6 pupil on three separate occasions in August 2009, said […]

By fstimes On 18 Dec, 2013 At 08:54 AM | Categorized As Local, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Metalworkers’ union Numsa has come out as the first alliance structure to say they should consider calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma over the Nkandla saga to preserve the late Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Opening the four-day conference in Boksburg today, Numsa acting president Andrew Chirwa said: “Must we not ask that he (Zuma) […]

By fstimes On 16 Dec, 2013 At 09:46 AM | Categorized As Local, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Former president Nelson Mandela’s family, heads of state, traditional leaders, members of the religious community and army generals looked on as his coffin was lowered into the ground after a mourning period of close to ten days following his death last Thursday night. The broadcast feed to which many South Africans had access, was cut […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:01 AM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments
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The ANC has been accused of pettiness for excluding retired archbishop Desmond Tutu from Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the Eastern Cape. Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent figures in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has been excluded from the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Sunday in what has been described […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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Johannesburg A LANGUAGE rights violation has been registered with the Pan SA Language Board (PanSALB) after the use of incorrect sign language at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela. The board was concerned that the incorrect sign language displayed not only harmed those living with a disability, but also embarrassed and disrespected the […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:52 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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Durban A POLICE constable is facing a charge of theft after R150 in cash that belonged to one of the six victims of a fatal road accident allegedly went missing. On Wednesday, the 33-year-old officer appeared in court on a charge of theft. He was granted bail of R2 000 and will appear again in […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:23 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments

Cape Town AN internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature’s fourth term sparked unfounded rumours yesterday that the protection of state information bill had been signed into law, a spokesperson said. “It was an internal e-mail, referring to bills passed. This is how confusion arose,” Luzuko Jacobs told Sapa. “The bill has […]