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Land expropriation hearing told only land belonging to whites should be expropriated

Land expropriation hearing told to only white-owned land should be expropriated

Land expropriation hearing told only land belonging to whites should be expropriated
Residents take matters into own hands, build toilets from crowdfunding

Residents take matters into own hands, build toilets from crowdfunding

Community members in the Mzondi informal settlement in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, crowdfunded recently to raise money to build flushing toilets. Read more about their commendable initiative on Briefly.co.za.

Residents take matters into own hands, build toilets from crowdfunding
Khoisan King informs President Ramaphosa that the Cape has seceded from South Africa

Khoisan King tells Ramaphosa the Cape seceded from South Africa on Monday

Khoisan King Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III has informed President Cyril Ramaphosa that the Cape has seceded from the rest of South Africa. King Cornelius informed Ramaphosa that the secession had taken effect on Monday morning.

Khoisan King tells Ramaphosa the Cape seceded from South Africa on Monday
Vladimir Putting will attend 2018 BRICS Summit in South Africa

Vladimir Putin is coming to South Africa for the 2018 BRICS Summit

The Russian embassy has confirmed that the country’s president Vladimir Putin will be attending the 2018 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Putin will be arriving with a sizable entourage which includes at least 12 ministers.

Vladimir Putin is coming to South Africa for the 2018 BRICS Summit
Steve Hofmeyer claims he lost money for lashing out at black government

Steve Hofmeyer claims he lost money for lashing out at black government

Singer Steve Hofmeyr claims that there have boycotts against him because of his outspoken views on the government. Hofmeyr also said the boycotts has been felt heavily by his wallet and he has lost money for it.

Steve Hofmeyer claims he lost money for lashing out at black government
Ramaphosa warns plan to deal with cost of living might not yield results

Ramaphosa warns plan to deal with cost of living might not yield results

President Cyril Ramaphosa has given his economic cluster ministers two weeks to formulate a plan to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living which is threatening to cripple millions of already stretched South African households.

Ramaphosa warns plan to deal with cost of living might not yield results
Ramaphosa secures R12 billion wind and solar energy deal with Saudi Arabia

Ramaphosa secures R12 billion wind and solar energy deal with Saudi Arabia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has secured a R12 billion investment deal with a Saudi Arabian company. The deal forms part of a much larger investment agreement reached between Ramaphosa and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Ramaphosa secures R12 billion wind and solar energy deal with Saudi Arabia
Lekota: Don’t take Zulu King’s land away, give it to his people

Lekota: Don’t take Zulu King’s land away, give it to his people

Mosiuoa Lekota believes the government is misguided in its attempt to disband the Ingonyama Trust. He said the government should not take the Zulu monarch’s land away, but should allow the King to give the land to his people

Lekota: Don’t take Zulu King’s land away, give it to his people
Lekota: Whites paid for their land, government must do the same

Lekota: Whites paid for their land, government must do the same

Mosiuoa Lekota said those white people who own land or property in South Africa paid for that property and therefore it made sense that if the government or anyone else wanted their land they would have to pay for it

Lekota: Whites paid for their land, government must do the same
4 remarkable things South Africans remember about Walter Sisulu

4 remarkable things South Africans remember about Walter Sisulu

The South African National Biodiversity Institute recently unveiled a memorial and educational site for late anti-apartheid struggle hero, Walter Sisulu. Briefly.co.za highlights four things South Africans remember about him.

4 remarkable things South Africans remember about Walter Sisulu
Youngsters take back their community by fixing potholes and sewers

Youngsters take back their community by fixing potholes and sewers

19-year-old Manfred Fortein and 14-year-old Amelio Oorman, from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, have volunteered to fix potholes and sewerage leaks in their area every two weeks for the past four years. More on Briefly.co.za.

Youngsters take back their community by fixing potholes and sewers
Mmusi Maimane: South Africans can’t afford to live with ANC’s financial mismanagement

Mmusi Maimane: South Africans can’t afford to live with ANC’s financial mismanagement

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has written a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa about the cost of living which he describes as ‘spiralling out of control' and says it is a war against the poorest of the poor.

Mmusi Maimane: South Africans can’t afford to live with ANC’s financial mismanagement
Ramaphosa charged R1.5 million for SAA flight from Joburg to Cape Town

Ramaphosa charged R1.5 million for SAA flight from Joburg to Cape Town

The South African Air Force had to pay R1.5 million for a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town for President Cyril Ramaphosa and a group of 30 VIPs on 21 June. The air force has to lease private planes from SAA.

Ramaphosa charged R1.5 million for SAA flight from Joburg to Cape Town
President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to explain the recent fuel price hikes

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to explain the recent fuel price hikes

President Cyril Ramaphosa as moved to explain the recent dramatic fuel price hikes experienced by the country. The president explained that South Africa was in the unfortunate position of being a net importer of crude oil.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to explain the recent fuel price hikes
Private healthcare too expensive for ordinary South Africans according to Competition Commission

Private healthcare too expensive for ordinary South Africans according to Competition Commission

Former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo has released the initial findings on the Competition Commission’s four-year probe into the private healthcare sector. The report found that private healthcare in South Africa was too expensive.

Private healthcare too expensive for ordinary South Africans according to Competition Commission
ANC wants government to freeze fuel levy to stop petrol price hike

ANC wants government to freeze fuel levy to stop petrol price hike

The African National Congress (ANC) has called on the national government which it controls to act boldly in a bid to fight a rise in living costs. The ruling party wants the government to freeze or even lower the fuel levy.

ANC wants government to freeze fuel levy to stop petrol price hike
Unemployed law graduate takes to streets with sign appealing for job

Unemployed law graduate takes to streets with sign appealing for job

An unemployed law graduate has taken the desperate step of displaying a sign along the streets appealing for help in getting a job. The unnamed graduate revealed that she has one year of experience. More on Briefly.co.za.

Unemployed law graduate takes to streets with sign appealing for job
Day in history: Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC Secretary General in 1991

Day in history: Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC Secretary General in 1991

This day in history: Cyril Ramaphosa was elected Secretary General of the African National Congress on 4 July, 1991. It was the ANC's first national conference since its unbanning in February 1990. Read more on Briefly.co.za.

Day in history: Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC Secretary General in 1991
IFP leader Buthelezi says ANC using apartheid-era tactics to grab Zulu land

IFP leader Buthelezi says ANC using apartheid-era tactics to grab Zulu land

IFP leader Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi has accused the ANC-led government of ‘walking in the shadow of the apartheid state’. He accused the government of attempting to seize vast tracks of land owned by the Zulu King.

IFP leader Buthelezi says ANC using apartheid-era tactics to grab Zulu land
Land Expropriation: Parts of Mpumalanga belong to Swaziland according to the Freedom Front Plus

Land Expropriation: Parts of Mpumalanga belong to Swaziland according to the Freedom Front Plus

A man claiming to be a spokesperson for the Freedom Front Plus told a public hearing into the land expropriation without compensation debate which took place in Ermelo, Mpumalanga that parts of the province belong to Swaziland.

Land Expropriation: Parts of Mpumalanga belong to Swaziland according to the Freedom Front Plus
South Africa gets its tenth World Heritage Site: Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

South Africa gets its tenth World Heritage Site: Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

South Africa has been blessed with yet another World Heritage Site. The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains joined nine other sites throughout the country on Monday when the World Heritage council ratified the decision.

South Africa gets its tenth World Heritage Site: Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
1900s mansion by one of SA’s best-known architects is up for sale

1900s mansion by one of SA’s best-known architects is up for sale

A majestic Cape Town mansion built in 1925 using Table Mountain sandstone is up for sale for a whoping R29million. Its architect, Sir Herbert Baker, also designed the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Find out more on Briefly.

1900s mansion by one of SA’s best-known architects is up for sale
DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction

DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction

The City of Tshwane council which is led by the DA has missed an opportunity to alleviate some of the current financial strains faced in the country when it was forced to cancel its first bond auction in five-years.

DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction
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