Parliament – Zelda Holtzman to Fight ‘Trumped Up’ Charges That Led to Her Dismissal

[Daily Maverick] Zelda Holtzman is contesting her dismissal as head of Parliament’s protection services (PPS), it was announced this week after an over two-year disciplinary process. “It’s a natural response because of the injustices I have suffered,” …

[Daily Maverick] Zelda Holtzman is contesting her dismissal as head of Parliament's protection services (PPS), it was announced this week after an over two-year disciplinary process. "It's a natural response because of the injustices I have suffered," she told Daily Maverick on Thursday, saying the charges were "trumped up". And the issues she regards central to her removal, the Secretary to Parliament's use of blue lights and recruitment of SAPS members into the PPS, remain unresolved. Her comments come as the Labour Cour

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The Testimony of Steve Biko

[Pan Macmillan] ‘Steve spoke his mind in that court. He could display his intellectual superiority so superbly, and there were times when we – as the audience – would wonder whether Steve himself was the judge and the judge the accused …’ – ANDILE M-…

[Pan Macmillan] 'Steve spoke his mind in that court. He could display his intellectual superiority so superbly, and there were times when we - as the audience - would wonder whether Steve himself was the judge and the judge the accused ...' - ANDILE M-AFRIKA

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KwaZulu-Natal On Impact of Mega-Storm

[Govt of SA] In the immediate aftermath of the ferocious storms and floods, the Provincial Government of KZN together with the eThekwini Metro and other affected municipalities is currently mounting a spirited response as part of efforts to alleviate t…

[Govt of SA] In the immediate aftermath of the ferocious storms and floods, the Provincial Government of KZN together with the eThekwini Metro and other affected municipalities is currently mounting a spirited response as part of efforts to alleviate the impact of these violent storms and to bring the lives of the people affected back to normalcy. We have since the early hours of today been taking stock of yesterday's mega-storm that has wreaked untold damage on our communities and to devise a way forward in our joint

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‘I’m Not the Only Victimised Whistle Blower’ – Holtzman to Challenge Parliament Dismissal

[News24Wire] Parliament’s dismissed security head Zelda Holtzman, who believes she has been targeted for lifting the lid on irregularities, plans to legally challenge its decision to sack her over what she has described as “trumped up” charges.

[News24Wire] Parliament's dismissed security head Zelda Holtzman, who believes she has been targeted for lifting the lid on irregularities, plans to legally challenge its decision to sack her over what she has described as "trumped up" charges.

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Minister Edna Molewa Sends Condolences to Family of Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae

[Govt of SA] The Ministry of Environmental Affairs has expressed condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of ocean scientist, Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae, who passed away on a flight to the United States early on Wednesday morning.

[Govt of SA] The Ministry of Environmental Affairs has expressed condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of ocean scientist, Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae, who passed away on a flight to the United States early on Wednesday morning.

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Youth Encouraged to Take Interest in Nuclear

[SAnews.gov.za] Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector.

[SAnews.gov.za] Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector.

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