Social Security Agency Short On Funds to Fill Vacancies

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) currently has more than 19 000 job posts available at the entity, but only has funding for half of them, MPs heard on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) currently has more than 19 000 job posts available at the entity, but only has funding for half of them, MPs heard on Wednesday.

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National ANC Leadership Must Make Appeal Decision on Conference Ruling – Spokesperson

[News24Wire] The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has jumped the gun by announcing it will appeal Tuesday’s devastating High Court judgment that nullified the party’s 2015 provincial elective conference.

[News24Wire] The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has jumped the gun by announcing it will appeal Tuesday's devastating High Court judgment that nullified the party's 2015 provincial elective conference.

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Bestiality and BS – Lessons From South Africa’s Sleazy Political Climate

[The Conversation Africa] There is a famous polling story, commonly attributed to US President Lyndon B. Johnson. Attacking his rival in Texas, where the vote was close, Johnson used the sucker-punch tactic. As re-told by famous American journalist Hun…

[The Conversation Africa] There is a famous polling story, commonly attributed to US President Lyndon B. Johnson. Attacking his rival in Texas, where the vote was close, Johnson used the sucker-punch tactic. As re-told by famous American journalist Hunter S Thompson,

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National Development Plan – Five Years On, Are Celebrations Really in Order?

[Daily Maverick] This month marks five years since the government’s National Development Plan was adopted by Parliament – and a spirit of celebration is in the air. At a gala dinner in Cape Town on Tuesday evening, speakers including President Jacob Zu…

[Daily Maverick] This month marks five years since the government's National Development Plan was adopted by Parliament - and a spirit of celebration is in the air. At a gala dinner in Cape Town on Tuesday evening, speakers including President Jacob Zuma paid lavish tribute to what they described as a "living document". In reality, the vision of South Africa in 2030 that the NDP sketches seems further off than ever - and the NDP increasingly resembles a text doomed to languish unrealised in a dusty drawer. By REBECCA DAVIS

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Holomisa Again Demands Apology From Maimane

[News24Wire] United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has issued a fresh demand for an apology from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane as relations between the two coalition partners deteriorate.

[News24Wire] United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has issued a fresh demand for an apology from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane as relations between the two coalition partners deteriorate.

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Drought Forces Rules Changes to Breede Marathon

[News24Wire] Organisers of the Breede River Canoe Marathon have made a bold call on the format for the race this weekend, as the river system continues to suffer under the worsening drought in the Western Cape.

[News24Wire] Organisers of the Breede River Canoe Marathon have made a bold call on the format for the race this weekend, as the river system continues to suffer under the worsening drought in the Western Cape.

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Nuclear Disarmament – Why the World Should Follow Africa’s Lead

[Daily Maverick] A total ban of nuclear weapons – the world’s most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons – is now within reach, but it will take persistence and commitment to rid the world of this heinous weaponry. The good news: African states have alre…

[Daily Maverick] A total ban of nuclear weapons - the world's most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons - is now within reach, but it will take persistence and commitment to rid the world of this heinous weaponry. The good news: African states have already shown us the successful path to a nuclear ban. By SARAH SWART.

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Fears Over Ethiopian Dam’s Costly Impact On Environment, People

[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner ask…

[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia's GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked expert Sean Avery about the dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project.

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