FIC Amendment Bill – It Was Always About ‘Politically Exposed Persons’

[Daily Maverick] Competing ANC interests exploded into the public when considerations of the constitutionality of Financial Intelligence Centre inspectors’ warrantless searches turned into verbal attacks against racist banks and undermining of black bu…

[Daily Maverick] Competing ANC interests exploded into the public when considerations of the constitutionality of Financial Intelligence Centre inspectors' warrantless searches turned into verbal attacks against racist banks and undermining of black business. The Black Business Council and Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) in Parliament on Wednesday reopened broader discussions on the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill. "The essence of this thing [the Bill] is to deal with 2019 [elections]. When we get to 201

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Critics ‘Naïve’ On Sassa Meeting Cancellation – Committee Chair

[News24Wire] Criticism of the cancellation of the South Africa Social Security Agency’s (Sassa) scheduled meeting to update Parliament on its readiness to take over the social grants scheme is “naïve”, the portfolio committee chairperson says.

[News24Wire] Criticism of the cancellation of the South Africa Social Security Agency's (Sassa) scheduled meeting to update Parliament on its readiness to take over the social grants scheme is "naïve", the portfolio committee chairperson says.

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Titans Plan to Attack Cobras

[News24Wire] The Titans and Cape Cobras head into their round eight Sunfoil Series clash with plenty to gain from their encounter at SuperSport Park in Centurion starting on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The Titans and Cape Cobras head into their round eight Sunfoil Series clash with plenty to gain from their encounter at SuperSport Park in Centurion starting on Thursday.

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Five-Day Water Disruption in Clanwilliam After Malfunction

[News24Wire] Water losses at a severed section of a canal that transports water from the Clanwilliam Dam to surrounding farms are being staunched by a temporary steel structure after an electronic malfunction disrupted supply in the area for five days.

[News24Wire] Water losses at a severed section of a canal that transports water from the Clanwilliam Dam to surrounding farms are being staunched by a temporary steel structure after an electronic malfunction disrupted supply in the area for five days.

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FIC Amendment Bill Goes Down to the Wire

[Daily Maverick] There are several battlegrounds in the current life-and-death standoff between the Gupta family and their political proxies on one side, and a growing number of opponents on the other. On Wednesday the fight moved to Parliament where m…

[Daily Maverick] There are several battlegrounds in the current life-and-death standoff between the Gupta family and their political proxies on one side, and a growing number of opponents on the other. On Wednesday the fight moved to Parliament where members of the standing committee on finance lashed out at Mzwanele Manyi, president of the Progressive Professional Forum, for lobbying President Jacob Zuma not to sign the bill passed by Parliament in May last year. By MARIANNE THAMM.

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Kasama Girls Sex Scandal Not A Hoax After All; 3 Teachers & Guard Sent On Forced Leave

The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations. An alleged victim alerted the public through an anonymous letter detailing cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers … Continued

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The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations. An alleged victim alerted the public through an anonymous letter detailing cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers and guards at the school that has culminated into pregnancies and abortions. The story was treated with a pinch of salt initially by the authorities but following sustained public pressure the authorities have had to act. Northern Province Education Officer Jobbicks Kalumba said that the three male teachers and a guard have been linked to the sex scandal. The teachers and guards allegedly demand for unprotected sex in exchange for favours and reprieve for errant girls. Guards manning the main gate allegedly demand for sex from girls that want to enter school outside the normal time in exchange for not alerting the authorities. The authorities had initially dismissed the story but admitted that nine girls had been tested positive for pregnancies so far this term. The post Kasama Girls Sex Scandal Not A Hoax After All; 3 Teachers & Guard Sent On Forced Leave appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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