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Blade Nzimande calls for end to national shutdown by students

Higher education minister Blade Nzimande has appealed to students to end their national shutdown over registration at universities. He was addressing parliament’s higher education and training portfolio committee on Tuesday. “The...

‘Fellow South Africans’: One year since Ramaphosa announced SA’s first lockdown

Exactly a year ago, just after 8.10pm, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would go into 21 days of lockdown in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of...

Dutch election: PM Mark Rutte claims victory and fourth term

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, projections show. Victory hands Mr Rutte a mandate to form a new coalition government led by...

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after Covid rumours

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan...

Duduzane Zuma says he wants to challenge Ramaphosa next year for ANC presidency —...

Former president Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, says he is ready to lead the ANC, according to Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport. Duduzane, who has been living in Dubai for the past five...

Malema vows to help Ntumba family: ‘They might have killed him like a dog,...

EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday said his party will appoint a legal team to assist the family of Mthokozisi Ntumba, who was gunned down in Johannesburg during a...

Zuma not expected at corruption trial

The criminal court proceedings against former president Jacob Zuma are expected to be brief in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday. Zuma is not expected to make an appearance. The National...

‘Have they lost their minds?’- Carl Niehaus slams Zondo for recommending jail time for...

uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus has slammed deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo for asking that former president Jacob Zuma be jailed for contempt of court. On...

President Cyril Ramaphosa defends the judiciary

President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in defence of the judiciary after recent attacks on judges by EFF leader Julius Malema and former president Jacob Zuma. In his weekly newsletter...

‘EFF was invited to give evidence’: Zondo commission rebuts Floyd Shivambu

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu mislead his Twitter followers when he claimed that the Zondo commission had not invited the party to give evidence. Commission evidence leader advocate Alec Freund...

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