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20 children have been killed and several other injured when a taxi and truck collided head-on, on the R25 between Verena and Bronkhorstpruit. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has conveyed her condolences to families of learners who have lost their lives in the accident. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to SABC reporter who was at the scene of the accident, Maluti Obuseng ...
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The ANC says it is concerning laying criminal charges against artist Ayanda Mabulu following his latest controversial painting. The ruling party says while it respects Mabulu's freedom of expression, it finds his work inflammatory and in bad taste. The painting which has caused uproar on social media portrays President Jacob Zuma in a supposedly sexual act with the late former president Nelson Mandela. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to art- critic Athi Joja
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ANC's The National Disciplinary Committee says it stands by its previous decision that Suspended Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman is guilty on two counts of misconduct and his membership of the ANC should be suspended for 5 years. Fransman failed to show up for his second disciplinary hearing yesterday. Acting NDC Chairperson Susan Shabangu in a statement said that by not attending the disciplinary hearing Fransman denied himself a second opportunity to present his case and prove his innocence which he protested publicly after the allegation of sexual assault became public knowledge in January 2016. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to suspended Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman...
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Civil society, political parties and religious groups have joined forces in a bid to safeguard South Africa's democracy by forming the Freedom Movement. Opposition parties including the DA and the UDM, labour movement Fedusa and Solidarity met in Soweto earlier today to map out their way forward. They have organised a gathering at Freedom Park to call for the President's removal. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane ...
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Pastor Tim Omotoso who has been accused of raping young women at this church, Jesus Dominion International Ministry has been arrested in Port Elizabeth. At the church, the members are singing songs in defense of their leader, Pastor Omotoso. According to our colleagues in Port Elizabeth, the angry congregants are swearing and threatening the media contingent outside the building. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to SABC reporter, Olwethu Matsipane and SABC TV Current Affairs shows, Cutting Edge producer, Ntsiki Nohiya.
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The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vuwani says the Municipal Demarcation Board's decision to include parts of the area into the new Lim345 Municipality in Limpopo's Vhembe District, is final. The committee briefed the media on the matter in Polokwane on Thursday. Spokesperson for Pro-Makhado Demarcation Task Team Nsovo Sambo says the visit will yield no positive results. Pro-Makhado Demarcation Task Team is community body opposing Vuwani's move into the new municipality, called LIM 345. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Nsovo Sambo
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Tributes continue to pour in for former Pan Africanist Congress leader Philip Kgosana who died last night at the age of 80. President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to his family. In the 1960's, Kgosana led more than 30-thousand anti-Pass Laws protestors from Langa, Cape Town in a march to the apartheid parliament. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Bani Kgosana who is Philip Kgosana's son
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The South African Medical Association's (SAMA) KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch is planning to embark on a protest action, this in an effort to raise awareness in what they call the the poor state of public health-care in the Kwa Zulu-Natal. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the SAMA's KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch Chairperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa
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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says there's no guarantee that the country will not be downgraded. However, Gigaba says a downgrade by ratings agency Moody's would have a devastating impact on the economy, especially the poor. The minister will travel to the United States to meet with Moody's and investors as part of his first international trip at the helm of Treasury. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Chief Economist at Econometrix, Dr Azar Jammine
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The ANC Youth League Regional Task Team in the Greater Johannesburg Region says The DA's Herman Mashaba is responsible for last night's bloodshed at an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) summit held in Midrand. However Mashaba says he is laying criminal charges against ANC members following the violence. Two people were injured after they were allegedly hit by a brick during last night's meeting. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the DA's Director of Mayoral communications Tony Taverna as well as Regional Convener ANC Youth League in Greater Johannesburg region Tefo Raphadu...
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Four universities are at risk of losing their accreditation of Bachelors of Laws - LLB - if the quality of their programmes does not improve. This after the Council on Higher Education issued the universities with a notice of withdrawal of the accreditation status. This means that students may not continue to be afforded to study law at the universities. The four universities, are the North West University, Walter Sisulu, Unisa and the University of Free State. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Professor Caroline Nicholson, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State.
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The United Democratic Movement, UDM, has called for a national convention to seek solutions to the crisis confronting South Africa and to look beyond marching for the removal of President Jacob Zuma. The UDM says the National Summit, should ultimately culminate in a National Convention, where leaders of political parties and civil society can exchange ideas on how to take South Africa forward. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to UDM leader, General Bantu Holomisa...