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“Tell us what was loaded on the Lady R” – OUTA

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The war of words around Lady R and her supposed South African arms/weapons cargo generated comment and response from academics, civil society, politicians and...

Police, soldiers praised for good work on national shutdown day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet has applauded the efforts of the military and police ensuring there were no major incidents during the 20 March national...

SANDF deployment during national shutdown was “wasteful” – EFF

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In the wake of this week’s national shutdown called by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), party leader Julius Malema heaped scorn on government for...

Thumbs up for SANDF national stay-away deployment

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Operation Prosper is an encompassing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) tasking which sees the military support government in efforts to ensure, among others, the...

Government issues stern warning on attempts to cause disruption ahead of...

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Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has warned that attempts to cause disruption and disturbances in the country will be met with the full...

Suspects acquitted of white farmer murder that sparked riots in South...

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The suspects in the murder case of a white farmer in South Africa that last year triggered riots and stoked weeks of racial tensions...

President Ramaphosa calls for calm at Brackenfell

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the confrontation outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as deeply regrettable and has called on all parties involved...

“Enough is enough”: South African opposition leads protests outside US missions

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Demonstrators gathered outside US missions in South African cities on Monday to condemn the killing of George Floyd, the black man whose death in...

South African police to investigate Malema for ‘reckless’ speech

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South African police are investigating opposition leader Julius Malema for "inflammatory" speech after the politician threatened to remove President Jacob Zuma's government...

South Africa’s ANC to sue Malema over threat to take up...

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday it would sue opposition politician Julius Malema after he threatened to remove...

Seriti Commission final report reaps far more criticism than praise

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While, as to be expected, the ruling ANC has welcomed the Seriti Commission's report that found no wrongdoing in the 1998 Arms...

Defence Minister to face questions on VIP aircraft charters – again

If past response is anything to judge by, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will not adequately answer questions about the...

ISS: Sticks and stones for xenophobes, words for politicians

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Speech matters: although perhaps not to the government ministers who don't seem to fully understand the fall-out of the comments they make....

Illegal occupation of Denel land halted by court order

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An illegal invasion of land owned by State defence and technology conglomerate Denel has been halted and the invaders removed peacefully in...

South Africa opposition wants inquiry into parliament “censorship”

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South Africa's main opposition party has called for an investigation into why mobile telephone reception was cut in parliament ahead of President...

ANC leads South African election with 59 pct

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken more than 59 percent of the votes in the national election after a third...

South Africa’s Malema escapes political ban, for now

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Populist South African politician Julius Malema narrowly escaped being barred from public office on Monday when a judge placed the vocal critic...

Radical reds upset South Africa’s political color balance

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Color has always been central to South African politics, but now, nearly 20 years after the end of apartheid, the tint of...

South African police fire rubber bullets at protest by new party

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South African police fired rubber bullets on Tuesday to disperse a protest march organized by a firebrand new political party and arrested...