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FFP leader Pieter Groenewald insists that black people's land was not stolen

FFP leader says that black people were not robbed of their land but removed

FFP leader Pieter Groenewald insists that black people's land was not stolen
Lekota lashes out at critics of his views on land expropriation

Lekota lashes out at critics of his views on land expropriation

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota stated that those who criticise his views on land expropriation don't understand him. People called him a disappointment during a land expropriation hearing held in the North West on 18 July.

Lekota lashes out at critics of his views on land expropriation
9 KZN protesters arrested after blocking roads over fuel price increase

9 KZN protesters arrested after blocking roads over fuel price increase

Truck drivers protested against the petrol increases by blocking off roads in Durban and Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday morning. The police reacted swiftly and arrested 9 of the protesters when the situation got violent.

9 KZN protesters arrested after blocking roads over fuel price increase
Protesters shack up in front of Helen Zille's house over housing issues

Protesters shack up in front of Helen Zille's house over housing issues

Protesters built a shack in front of Helen Zille's home to show their unhappiness with the issues of housing in Western Cape. Some protesters claim to have no sanitation or water and are unhappy with the lack of action.

Protesters shack up in front of Helen Zille's house over housing issues
New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last 5 years

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last 5 years

South Africa's against HIV is going well with statistics showing an improvement in the number of new infections. New infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last five years, according to a recent study.

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last 5 years
7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death

7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death

The old saying goes something like this: ‘Behind every good man is a great woman’. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela or Madiba as South Africans lovingly remember him, was undeniably a great man supported by great women.

7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death
A timeline of Madiba's life: How he became the father of the nation

A timeline of Madiba's life: How he became the father of the nation

On 18 July 2018 South Africans proudly celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela - a beacon of justice and hope for many. We take a brief look at the life and trials of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela.

A timeline of Madiba's life: How he became the father of the nation
Mayor's helper who was paid R50k is employed by public works programme

Mayor's helper who was paid R50k is employed by public works programme

South Africans were shocked to find out a young woman was allegedly earning R50 000 a month without the required qualifications. The eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, as well as the young woman, denies the allegations.

Mayor's helper who was paid R50k is employed by public works programme
Top highlights from Barack Obama's #NelsonMandelaLecture

Top highlights from Barack Obama's #NelsonMandelaLecture

Johannesburg will play host to world leaders as icon of peace Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday is celebrated. Barack Obama's appearance and lecture at the special 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is expected to be a highlight.

Top highlights from Barack Obama's #NelsonMandelaLecture
Manyi blames Zuma and the Gupta family for the liquidation of AfroVoice

Manyi blames Zuma and the Gupta family for the liquidation of AfroVoice

The owner of the AfroVoice newspaper, Mzwanele Manyi, is blaming Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family for the downfall of the newspaper. Manyi feels the negative publicity around Zuma and the Gupta family influenced AfroVoice.

Manyi blames Zuma and the Gupta family for the liquidation of AfroVoice
Cosatu asks that all traditional kings are treated the same

Cosatu asks that all traditional kings are treated the same

Cosatu of the North West province wants the government to be fair and equal in their treatment of all traditional leaders. Cosatu members fear that without equal treatment, things could lead to tribal wars in South Africa.

Cosatu asks that all traditional kings are treated the same
Mandela family embroiled in fresh legal drama as daughters challenge will

Mandela’s daughters head to ConCourt to challenge will in Qunu dispute

Nelson Mandela’s daughters Zenani and Zindzi Mandela are heading to the Constitutional Court to challenge their father’s decision to leave the family home in Qunu, Eastern Cape under the stewardship of a family trust.

Mandela’s daughters head to ConCourt to challenge will in Qunu dispute
Millions of rands reportedly stolen from the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund

Millions of rands reportedly stolen from the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund

The Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund (MCPF) is under investigation by the Hawks for allegations of theft, corruption and fraud. It is believed that millions of rands have been mismanaged by the pension fund.

Millions of rands reportedly stolen from the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund
ANC is already leading in the build-up to the 2019 elections

ANC is already leading in the build-up to the 2019 elections

According to a recent survey, the ANC is still the favourite political party of 60% of South Africans. President Ramaphosa's New Dawn have restored the faith of many voters but things could still change between now and voting time

ANC is already leading in the build-up to the 2019 elections
Tau the street trader makes an honest living to support his family

Tau the street trader makes an honest living to support his family

Tau is a street trader. He is proud of his job as he believes it is an honest way for him to make a living to support his five children and his wife. He has been a street trader since 2002 and is proud of what he has achieved.

Tau the street trader makes an honest living to support his family
Army with big hearts renovate RDP house for Madiba 67 minutes

Army with big hearts renovate RDP house for Madiba 67 minutes

The Defence Force partnered with GOAL Supermarket and renovated a RDP house for their 67 Madiba Minutes. The leaders of the project dubbed it Home Makeover and said they like to do something annually to give back to the community.

Army with big hearts renovate RDP house for Madiba 67 minutes
Hawks have identified a prime suspect in the cash in transit heists

Hawks have targeted the man they believe is the cash in transit mastermind

With as many as 178 cash in transit heists this year alone the Hawks have been scrambling to identify them man behind the spate of robberies. They have identified one man they believe is behind at least 23 of the robberies.

Hawks have targeted the man they believe is the cash in transit mastermind
Relatives of the victims of Duduzane's car crash cry foul over Black First Land First

Relatives of the victims of Duduzane's car crash cry foul over Black First Land First

Relatives of a woman who was killed when Duduzane Zuma's Porsche was involved in an accident with a taxi she was travelling in. The Black Land First (BLF) group is campaigning for Duduzane and calling for "hands off Duduzane".

Relatives of the victims of Duduzane's car crash cry foul over Black First Land First
Jhb ANC faces allegations of spending millions to buy votes

Jhb ANC faces allegations of spending millions to buy votes

A document has surfaced that indicates the African National Congress spent about R3 million on "buying" votes during the local elections in 2016. The ANC-held Johannesburg City allegedly spent the money on a project to get votes.

Jhb ANC faces allegations of spending millions to buy votes
Herman Mashaba requests urgent meeting to deal with illegal immigrants

Herman Mashaba requests urgent meeting to deal with illegal immigrants

Mayor Mashaba wants to urgently discuss the issue of illegal immigrants being hired instead of local South Africans. According to Mashaba thousands of Johannesburg citizens are unemployed, but immigrants get hired.

Herman Mashaba requests urgent meeting to deal with illegal immigrants
Ronald and Darren Bobroff - Saffas in Australia wanted by Interpol

Ronald and Darren Bobroff - Saffas in Australia wanted by Interpol

South African father and son Ronald and Darren Bobroff have made Interpol's most wanted list. The two are wanted for allegations of fraud and Red Notices have been issued for their arrest.The men are currently living in Australia

Ronald and Darren Bobroff - Saffas in Australia wanted by Interpol
Gugulethu fire station set on fire by protesters in early morning hours

Gugulethu fire station set on fire by protesters in early morning hours

Protesters set fire to the Gugulethu fire station early on Thursday morning. The fire station took a lot of damage and won't be opening for the remainder of the day. Fortunately, no one was reported injured during the fire.

Gugulethu fire station set on fire by protesters in early morning hours
SASSA rebuffs claims that it paid social grants to 17k illegal immigrants

SASSA rebuffs claims that it paid social grants to 17k illegal immigrants

A news article has made rounds that the South African Social Security Agency has paid social grants to 17 000 illegal immigrants. However, the agency has distanced itself from the news, calling it nothing more than 'fake news'.

SASSA rebuffs claims that it paid social grants to 17k illegal immigrants
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