State Capture Inquiry – Zuma Under Pressure, Announces Commission Headed By Deputy Chief Justice Zondo

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma, facing increased pressure to step down ahead of Wednesday’s NEC meeting, has announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry into “state capture” to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While Zu…

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma, facing increased pressure to step down ahead of Wednesday's NEC meeting, has announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry into "state capture" to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While Zuma said he had appealed a December 2017 high court ruling with regard to his duties as President in appointing the commission, as well as an order that he personally pay costs of his unsuccessful application to interdict the release of the State of Capture Report, the matter

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Rail Agency Lawyers Try to Block State Capture

[GroundUp] Senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) have sounded the alarm at a plan by the Board to bypass the agency’s legal decision-making process.

[GroundUp] Senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) have sounded the alarm at a plan by the Board to bypass the agency's legal decision-making process.

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Disagreement Over Interpretation Is What Led to Two Different Decisions in ConCourt Impeachment Judgment

[Daily Maverick] Stripped of the (unnecessarily emotional) rhetoric in and around the case, a relatively crisp legal question animates the minority and majority decisions in Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and An…

[Daily Maverick] Stripped of the (unnecessarily emotional) rhetoric in and around the case, a relatively crisp legal question animates the minority and majority decisions in Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Another (the so-called impeachment judgment). A disagreement about the correct interpretation of section 89 of the Constitution leads the majority and minority to profoundly different conclusions about the procedure that must be followed before the National Assembly (NA) can le

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Rail Still the Safest Mode of Transport, Says Metrorail Following Germiston Collision

[News24Wire] As Metrorail assured commuters that rail was still the safest travel option, Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi directed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to fast-track its plans to modernise all rail services.

[News24Wire] As Metrorail assured commuters that rail was still the safest travel option, Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi directed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to fast-track its plans to modernise all rail services.

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Cape Town Mayor Says Investigations Into Her Not a Distraction From Duties

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is not distracted by the allegations of impropriety levelled against her and remains focused on dealing with the severe water crisis and drought, she said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is not distracted by the allegations of impropriety levelled against her and remains focused on dealing with the severe water crisis and drought, she said on Tuesday.

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City of Cape Town Discourages Residents From Using Borehole Water to Keep Gardens Green

[News24Wire] Capetonians with boreholes should stop using the water to keep gardens green, and rather limit their borehole water use to flushing toilets, the City’s water and sanitation director said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Capetonians with boreholes should stop using the water to keep gardens green, and rather limit their borehole water use to flushing toilets, the City's water and sanitation director said on Tuesday.

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260 Households Affected By Stormy Rains in Blantyre Need Help – Official

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre Disaster Management Officer, Walusungu Mwafulirwa Tuesday said about 260 households need immediate support having been hit by the stormy rains late last year.

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre Disaster Management Officer, Walusungu Mwafulirwa Tuesday said about 260 households need immediate support having been hit by the stormy rains late last year.

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Soccer – Malawi, Mozambique Champs in Strength Testing Match Ahead of Africa Champions League

[Nyasa Times] Malawi football kings Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will play Mozambique Mozambola League champions UD Songo on Saturday as part of their pre- Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournament preparations.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi football kings Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will play Mozambique Mozambola League champions UD Songo on Saturday as part of their pre- Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournament preparations.

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Subcommittee to Discuss Procedures Related to Impeachment of President

[News24Wire] A draft impeachment procedure drawn up in April 2016 and a comparative study about impeachment proceedings in seven other countries will be among the documents MPs will work through on Wednesday when the National Assembly Subcommittee on R…

[News24Wire] A draft impeachment procedure drawn up in April 2016 and a comparative study about impeachment proceedings in seven other countries will be among the documents MPs will work through on Wednesday when the National Assembly Subcommittee on Review of Rules meets to deliberate on a draft procedure to remove the president in terms of section 89 of the Constitution.

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