Tom Moyane, Zuma’s Kingpin

[Daily Maverick] SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane’s name crops up in the strangest places. Like a latterday Leonard Zelig, the character in Woody Allen’s 1983 mockumentary who takes on the characteristics of powerful personalities who surround him, Moyane …

[Daily Maverick] SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane's name crops up in the strangest places. Like a latterday Leonard Zelig, the character in Woody Allen's 1983 mockumentary who takes on the characteristics of powerful personalities who surround him, Moyane too has been a key figure linked to some of the most breathtaking events that have occurred under President Jacob Zuma's watch. It was Moyane who chaired the 2011 adjudication committee which awarded the tender - later declared invalid - to Cash Paymaster Services. It was als

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President Zuma, Chief Justice Mogoeng – Grants Crisis From Two Perspectives

[Daily Maverick] On Friday, the Constitutional Court delivers a crucial ruling setting out how over 17 million social grants will be disbursed from April 1. This will provide much-needed clarity on the issue after bungling and gross incompetence by the…

[Daily Maverick] On Friday, the Constitutional Court delivers a crucial ruling setting out how over 17 million social grants will be disbursed from April 1. This will provide much-needed clarity on the issue after bungling and gross incompetence by the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). In Parliament on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma declared there was no crisis. On Wednesday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said in no uncertain terms that this was a crisis.

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Fighting Reported Between Puntland Forces and Pirates

[Shabelle] Fighting between Puntland anti-pirate forces and armed pirates on Thursday broke out in Alula district in Bari region of northern Somalia. District Commissioner of Alula Ali Shire Mohamud Osman confirmed to the media that the confrontation h…

[Shabelle] Fighting between Puntland anti-pirate forces and armed pirates on Thursday broke out in Alula district in Bari region of northern Somalia. District Commissioner of Alula Ali Shire Mohamud Osman confirmed to the media that the confrontation happened.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma Put Proteas On Top

[News24Wire] Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock both fell just short of centuries as the Proteas recovered to end day two of the second Test on top against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.

[News24Wire] Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock both fell just short of centuries as the Proteas recovered to end day two of the second Test on top against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.

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Mandela’s ‘Intuitive’ Letter That Unravelled a Plot to Assassinate Him

[News24Wire] On June 11 in 1996 then-president Nelson Mandela wrote a letter. Just longer than an A4 page, the letter ordered the creation of a secret investigative unit comprising specific police officers.

[News24Wire] On June 11 in 1996 then-president Nelson Mandela wrote a letter. Just longer than an A4 page, the letter ordered the creation of a secret investigative unit comprising specific police officers.

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