Minister Malusi Gigaba – Hospitality Sector Representatives Meeting

[SA Govt] As committed, publicly, last week, we met, this morning, with the leadership of the hospitality sector – industry associations, hotels and restaurant owners and managers. Participants included:

[SA Govt] As committed, publicly, last week, we met, this morning, with the leadership of the hospitality sector - industry associations, hotels and restaurant owners and managers. Participants included:

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Hosts Cuban Vice President for Bilateral Discussions

[SA Govt] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Wednesday 01 February 2016, host his Cuban counterpart, Vice President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba Salvador Valdes Mesa for bilateral political, economic and trade discussion…

[SA Govt] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Wednesday 01 February 2016, host his Cuban counterpart, Vice President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba Salvador Valdes Mesa for bilateral political, economic and trade discussions at the OR Tambo House, Bryntirion Estates in Pretoria. Vice President Mesa is on a working visit to South Africa which will include paying a courtesy call on President Jacob Zuma and visit Cuban doctors currently working in one of Gauteng's hospitals.

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Cricket – of Mountains and Molehills and Recruitment of New Head Coaches

[Daily Maverick] Over the weekend, Cricket South Africa let slip that they will “begin the recruitment process for the appointment of a head coach to take charge after the UK tour”. The news left a few brows furrowed. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

[Daily Maverick] Over the weekend, Cricket South Africa let slip that they will "begin the recruitment process for the appointment of a head coach to take charge after the UK tour". The news left a few brows furrowed. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

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False Remedy – Hate Speech Bill – Alarm At Dangers and Pitfalls As First Deadline Closes

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the first window of opportunity for public comments on the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill closes. On Monday PEN SA, which represents writers, editors and translators, expressed dee…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the first window of opportunity for public comments on the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill closes. On Monday PEN SA, which represents writers, editors and translators, expressed deep concern at the dangers posed by the bill which, in its current form, threatens and criminalises freedom of expression. Also, the fractured political climate in which the hate speech provisions were tagged onto the bill, released in in October last year, has raised concerns

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Does the Right to Protest On Private Property Trump the Rights of Property Owners?

[Daily Maverick] After a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists held a silent protest outside Soweto’s Grace Bible Church on Sunday, some people argued on social media and on radio talk shows that the protest violat…

[Daily Maverick] After a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists held a silent protest outside Soweto's Grace Bible Church on Sunday, some people argued on social media and on radio talk shows that the protest violated the religious rights of the church and its congregants. This argument raises interesting questions about the right of individuals or groups to protest on private property. It may come as a surprise to some that the rights of demonstrators and protesters will often trump th

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Life Esidimeni – Trial By Fire for Health Ombud

[Daily Maverick] The new Health Ombud begins office with a trial by fire, pitted against powerful forces that do not want him to fulfil his mandate because his doing so endangers them. By JOHN STEPHENS.

[Daily Maverick] The new Health Ombud begins office with a trial by fire, pitted against powerful forces that do not want him to fulfil his mandate because his doing so endangers them. By JOHN STEPHENS.

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Edmonds On the Brink of a 40th Dusi

[News24Wire] Amongst the huge field of paddlers that will converge on Camps Drift before dawn on Thursday 16 February for the start of the Dusi Canoe Marathon will be four times champion John Edmonds, poised to become only the eighth person to complete…

[News24Wire] Amongst the huge field of paddlers that will converge on Camps Drift before dawn on Thursday 16 February for the start of the Dusi Canoe Marathon will be four times champion John Edmonds, poised to become only the eighth person to complete the tough 120km odyssey from Pietermaritzburg to Durban forty times.

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‘Sexual and Reproductive Rights Should Always Be Fought For’

[Daily Maverick] It is men who are critical of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, say eminent African women at the African Leaders’ Summit on Safe Legal Abortion in Addis Ababa, where a South African delegation is championing the issue of sexual and reproductive …

[Daily Maverick] It is men who are critical of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, say eminent African women at the African Leaders' Summit on Safe Legal Abortion in Addis Ababa, where a South African delegation is championing the issue of sexual and reproductive rights.

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