Cape Town City Manager Given Special Powers to Deal With Water Crisis

[News24Wire] The Cape Town city manager will now be able to make drought-related decisions without following council’s usual statutory procedures or permission requirements, in a bid to make swift action possible when dealing with the water crisis.

[News24Wire] The Cape Town city manager will now be able to make drought-related decisions without following council's usual statutory procedures or permission requirements, in a bid to make swift action possible when dealing with the water crisis.

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Winnie Rust, 77, May Have Tried to Fight Off Killer – Pathologist

[News24Wire] Seventy-seven-year-old Wellington author Winnie Rust may have tried to fight off her attacker, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday during the murder trial of the teenager she had tried to help.

[News24Wire] Seventy-seven-year-old Wellington author Winnie Rust may have tried to fight off her attacker, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday during the murder trial of the teenager she had tried to help.

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Op-Ed – Durban’s ‘CCTV Camera’ Towers – All Is Not As It Seems

[Daily Maverick] It has taken more than a year for Durbanites – who started asking questions in August 2016 about the huge concrete poles being built all over the city that bore an uncanny resemblance to cellphone towers – to realise that a huge scam w…

[Daily Maverick] It has taken more than a year for Durbanites - who started asking questions in August 2016 about the huge concrete poles being built all over the city that bore an uncanny resemblance to cellphone towers - to realise that a huge scam was being perpetrated, quite literally on their doorsteps. By NIKI MOORE.

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Op-Ed – the Resignation, the ANC Presidential Hopeful and the Social Media Chatter

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC presidency campaigns intensify, often marred by scandals and violence at the Eastern Cape Electoral Conference, there are renewed calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down by some corners of society and opposition parties….

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC presidency campaigns intensify, often marred by scandals and violence at the Eastern Cape Electoral Conference, there are renewed calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down by some corners of society and opposition parties. The question of succession is a pressing one, and it's interesting to monitor social media chatter as it relates to the South African political scene. By MONGEZI MTATI.

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Coetzee Declares Bok Camp a Success

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is satisfied with the results of the Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp which took place over a four-day period and was concluded here on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is satisfied with the results of the Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp which took place over a four-day period and was concluded here on Thursday.

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Seven School Children Injured As Taxi Knocks Down Telephone Pole

[News24Wire] Seven school children have been injured after a minibus taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and collided with a wooden telephone pole in Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] Seven school children have been injured after a minibus taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and collided with a wooden telephone pole in Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday, paramedics said.

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‘I Believe Khwezi Believed She Was Raped’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi “believed she was raped” by President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi "believed she was raped" by President Jacob Zuma.

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Justice Committee Decides to Protect, Not Probe, the Public Protector

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had “resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office”. Fast-forward…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had "resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office". Fast-forward two weeks, and it took the same committee only a few hours to resolve NOT to hold an inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. Fourteen days is a very long time in politics indeed. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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