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President must pay costs, ConCourt dismisses Ramaphosa leave to appeal application-2019

President must pay costs, ConCourt dismisses Ramaphosa leave to appeal application-2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been ordered to pay costs in an application for leave to appeal a High Court ruling on the disclosure of records of decisions relating to the review of Cabinet changes.The matter dates back to 2017 when the DA approached the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria after former president Jacob Zuma's infamous…
Coe on Semenya: I hope she returns to the track-2019

Coe on Semenya: I hope she returns to the track-2019

Caster Semenya (Getty Images) Cape Town - IAAF President Sebastian Coe has confirmed he has not spoken directly to Caster Semenya after the rule was implemented forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels.The IAAF, seeking "to ensure fair competition for all women", argued that Athletes with Differences of Sex Development (DSD athletes) - like…
Spanking ban is dangerous, destructive and disturbing, says lobby group-2019

Spanking ban is dangerous, destructive and disturbing, says lobby group-2019

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) says it is fuming after the Constitutional Court upheld a ruling on Wednesday that declared corporal punishment at home unconstitutional.The apex court upheld a 2017 ruling by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, which declared that it was unconstitutional for parents to use corporal punishment to admonish their…
WATCH | India bans e-cigarettes due to worldwide vaping backlash-2019

WATCH | India bans e-cigarettes due to worldwide vaping backlash-2019

India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second US state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths."The decision was made…
Richard Mdluli allegedly looted Crime Intelligence secret service account, state capture inquiry hears-2019

Richard Mdluli allegedly looted Crime Intelligence secret service account, state capture inquiry hears-2019

Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli abused and looted the secret service account, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.Testifying for a second day, Colonel Kobus Roelofse said Mdluli spent money from the account for security upgrades, overseas trips and various vehicles.Roelofse is a member of the police's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also…
NPA withdraws sexual assault charges against Marius Fransman-2019

NPA withdraws sexual assault charges against Marius Fransman-2019

The National Prosecuting Authority says it has withdrawn sexual assault charges against former Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman.NPA national spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said on Wednesday that there had been informal mediation between the parties.She said the prosecutor was satisfied that the complainant was in full agreement on withdrawing the matter and the charges of…
Idle staff spend their days watching TV while Alexkor is in crisis, Parliament hears-2019

Idle staff spend their days watching TV while Alexkor is in crisis, Parliament hears-2019

State-owned diamond company Alexkor will run out of money by October, Parliament's portfolio committee on public enterprises heard on Wednesday.Its Northern Cape mine, a  joint venture between Alexkor and the Richtersveld community, doesn't even have enough money to cover the retrenchment packages of the 150 people who were let go at the diamond mine.Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter here Alexkor’s 2019…
ANALYSIS: Inside amaBhungane’s landmark ruling on surveillance-2019

ANALYSIS: Inside amaBhungane’s landmark ruling on surveillance-2019

Edward Snowden said, "Wow." Yes, this judgment is so significant that the world's most important whistle-blower and authority on state surveillance took note.Snowden was reacting to a tweet by Privacy International, a UK-based advocacy organisation that presented evidence as a "friend of the court" together with local transparency activists Right2Know.@privacyint tweeted: "The rule of law prevailed…
‘Cunning, spiteful and bogus’ – Masondo responds on Hawks sting, ex-lover’s allegations-2019

‘Cunning, spiteful and bogus’ – Masondo responds on Hawks sting, ex-lover’s allegations-2019

Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo has responded to allegations of wrongdoing levelled against him, calling the allegations "cunning, spiteful and bogus".Investigative unit amaBhungane recently reported that Masondo had allegedly used his influence and state resources to settle a personal score with an ex-mistress by having her arrested for extortion.It appears from messages that the fight…
LIVE | Ramaphosa announces emergency action plan on gender-based violence-2019

LIVE | Ramaphosa announces emergency action plan on gender-based violence-2019

2019-09-18 14:11 President Cyril Ramaphosa will address Parliament on femicide and gender-based violence. LIVE NEWS FEED Jump to bottom Last Updated at 17:13 Winde concludes saying: "Year after year the stats (on gender based violence) is getting worse.Who is responsible?Heads need to roll." Funding will have to be taken from other projects for the "biggest"…