ANC welcomes stiff sentencing in Knysna councillor’s murder

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The ANC has welcomed the life sentences imposed by the Knysna Circuit High Court on the three men convicted of the murder of a councillor in the Southern Cape town in 2018.

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SACP calls for investigations into procurement processes at Eskom, SAA

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for investigations into the procurement processes at SOEs including Eskom and South African Airways.

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Harvey Weinstein’s bond increased in sex assault case

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Harvey Weinstein agreed to post additional security to ensure he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor.

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Makhura to ask City of Joburg to prioritise infrastructure in Ivory Park

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he will ask the City of Johannesburg to prioritise putting up infrastructure in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, after a pedestrian bridge collapsed due to heavy rains on Sunday.

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Graça Machel praised for hands-on approach as UCT’s Chancellor

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The University of Cape Town’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has applauded the hands-on approach of its outgoing Chancellor Graça Machel.

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‘Bombshell’ film probes sexual harassment

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“Bombshell” tells the story of how sexual harassment accusations brought down the powerful creator of Fox News, but rather than taking a broad brush to paint the cable network chief, the film shows him as both menace and mentor to women.

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Hearing into currency price-fixing by banks starts at Competition Appeal Court

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The Competition Appeal Court, sitting at the High Court in Johannesburg, has started hearing an appeal involving alleged currency price fixing by 14 local and international banks with the matter including the question of the jurisdiction of the Competition Tribunal.

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Conference hears that climate action can create millions of jobs

The COP25 Climate Change conference in Madrid, Spain, has heard that 65-million jobs can be created globally if the world commits to climate action targets.

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Citizens continue losing trust in public institutions: Survey

The confidence and trust of the majority of citizens in key public institutions such as parliament has declined since 2006. This is according to the 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey conducted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

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US, Australia, Saudi Arabia pushing back on enhancing climate action

The United States, Australia and Saudi Arabia are among countries pushing back on enhancing climate action ambitions by 2020.

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Court dismisses Myeni special plea

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The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed a special plea application brought by former South African Airways Board chairperson Dudu Myeni to remove the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse from a delinquency case against her.

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Easterners demand funding and nuclear power to support EU climate deal

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Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union’s new push for climate neutrality by 2050, trumpeted by the bloc’s new chief executives Europe’s “man on the moon” moment.

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Nokia and Daimler agree to mediation to resolve licensing dispute

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Nokia, German carmaker Daimler and several car parts suppliers have agreed to independent mediation to resolve their technology licensing dispute, the Finnish telecoms equipment maker said on Thursday.

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Bad roads limit access to health services in North West

Some communities in rural areas across the country are often faced with challenges of accessing health services. Residents in Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality, North West are unable to access health services due to bad roads in the province.

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