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AUG
8am

Seven year anniversary of the Marikana killings

Thousands of mine-workers are trickling in at the infamous Koppie in Marikana - the shooting scene of 34 miners on August 16th in 2012. They are attending the commemoration event marking 7 years since the massacre happened. Members of different political formations, the clergy, social activists and families of the victims have also arrived. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa says The lives and conditions have still not changed....
15
AUG
7am

The New Nation Movement wants the Constitutional Court to change the current electoral system

The New Nation Movement wants to convince the Constitutional Court to change the current electoral system to allow for a more accountable system of government where eligible South Africans can stand for election to the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures other than through party list. The former IEC chairperson Advocate Pansy Tlakula says it's important to carefully examine any electoral system if the country wants accountability.
15
AUG
7am

Mkhwebane to seek leave to appeal cost order against her in the Vrede dairy farm matter

The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she will seek leave to appeal the cost order against her. This come after the High Court in Pretoria ruled that Mkhwebane should pay seven-point-five per cent of the costs in her personal capacity and her office 85 per cent, in the case which relates to her Vrede dairy farm report which was previously set aside as unconstitutional. The Council for the Advancement South African Constitution and the Democratic Alliance approached the High Court to have the report set aside and they also requested that Mkhwebane pay the costs in her personal capacity.
14
AUG
8am

PRASA board Chair, Khanyisile Kweyama says reports that the board is not aware of the PRASA/DBSA talks are inaccurate

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) boss Dr Nkosinathi Sishi is allegedly on the verge of signing a controversial multi billion dollar deal. This according to a Daily maverick article. Sishi allegedly unilaterally and secretly negotiated a multi billion rand deal agreement that allows the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to extract management fees in excess of R400-million for proposing and developing infrastructure projects for Prasa.
14
AUG
8am

Supporters of the axed eThekwini Mayor - Zandile Gumede - say the ANC is persecuting her

Supporters of the axed eThekwini Mayor - Zandile Gumede say the decision by the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) to recall Gumede without clear terms of reference in terms of what they are looking for, shows that the former mayor is being persecuted. Their comments, came after the PEC took a decision to recall Gumede and the rest of the Durban metro's executive committee, citing concerns about a lack of service delivery.
14
AUG
7am

Landmark sexual offence case dating back to the 1970's is to be heard at the Wynburg magistrate's Court in Cape Town

A landmark sexual offence case dating back to the 1970's is to be heard at the Wynburg magistrate's Court in Cape Town. Childhood rape survivors Lisa van der Merwe (56) and her sister Claudine Shiels (60) are seeking justice from the courts. Between 1974 and 1979, both sisters were allegedly molested by relatives. The accused, who are sais to be from prominent Constantia family, will appear in the Wynberg Court tomorrow. The sisters say they want an open trial to expose the perpetrators' lack of remorse and give strength to those in similar situations who are scared to speak out. This is the oldest sex abuse case to go to trial in South Africa.
13
AUG
6am

CIPC's Senior Manager Amanda Lotheringen counterfit goods have a significant impact companies' bottom line

The African Centre for Migration and Society says foreigners are likely to make their way back into the Johannesburg CBD in hopes of earning a living. This after the Johannesburg Magistrates Court ordered the deportation of dozens of foreign nationals who were arrested during a counterfeit goods raid in the city centre last week. The court says those scheduled for deportation within 30-days will, in the meantime, be moved to the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp.
13
AUG
6am

ANC decides on mayoral posts of poor performing municipalities in Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Msunduzi Municipality's Executive Mayor, Themba Njilo and his executive have been asked to step down by the ANC KwaZulu-Natal PEC.This, as we wait for a press briefing by the party where they are going to annouce the decision in regard to the future of eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and mayors of other poor performing municipalities in the province. Meanwhile, he DA in eThekwini has also welcomed the reports that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is recalling mayor Zandile Gumede. While, the EFF says it is not surprised that the ANC in the province has finally taken a decision to recall some mayors in the province. And the IFP says ANC has missed the opportunity to take a stand and fight corruption in the eThekwini municipality
07
AUG
3am

Military court proceedings against a major in the SA National Defence Force has been postponed until November

Military court proceedings against a major in the SA National Defence Force has been postponed until November. Major Fatima Isaacs faces two charges of wilful defiance and disobeying lawful demand for refusing to remove her headscarf. Isaacs works as a clinical forensic pathologist at 2 Military Hospital in Wynberg. She allegedly refused to take an insutruction from a senior officer not to wear the scarf.

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