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ANC regional structures in NW say premier Mahumapelo should not resign

Three of the four ANC regional structures in the North West say premier Supra Mahumapelo should not resign because he has done an excellent in his position as leader of government in the province. The organisation is currently briefing the media after violent protests broke out last week across the province, with communities calling on Mahumapelo to leave office for poor performance. Dr Kenneth Kaunda regional secretary, Lopang Rothman says Mahumapelo is being targeted because he has been fighting corruption.
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Helen Suzman Foundation challenges judges appointments

The Helen Suzman Foundation launched the court challenge in 2013 after Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett SC failed to make it onto the list of recommended candidates for a position as a judge in the Western Cape High Court. The foundation says the interviews for judges are to be appointed by the president take place in public, however, the discussions happen in secret. The JSC consists of judges, members of Parliament, legal experts and government officials.
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APR
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The Public Servants Association of South Africa threatens a nationwide shut down

The Public Servants Association of South Africa, which represents more than 230 000 public service workers is threatening a nationwide shut down of government departments if the state fails to come back to the negotiating table by 3pm this afternoon. This follows the request for more time for further consultation made by the Public Service and Administration department. Menawhile, Numsa has called on all its members in the auto sector, steel-making, metals and engineering companies to join tomorrow's national strike action by SAFTU
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District Six Working Committee seeks court interdict against the state

The District Six Working Committee says it is seeking a court interdict against the state for failing to provide adequate restitution since being forcibly removed from the area. The committee which represents over two-thousand families says they want to know when those who opted for financial compensation will be paid, and specific timelines for land restoration.
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Amadiba pursues case to stop mining rights

The high court in Pretoria has heard that the granting of an Australian company a licence to mine at Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape without the consent of the villagers would result in economic displacement for about 600 people. Xolobeni villagers are seeking declaratory relief to prohibit the Mineral Resources department from granting the company a licence to mine without the consent of the community.
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APR
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PSL condemns violence at Mabhida Stadium

Premier Soccer League chairperson Irvin Khoza has condemned the violence by Kaizer Chiefs fans at Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday, in which 18 people were injured and a security guard badly beaten. Khoza has been addressing a media conference:
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APR
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The PE father who flung his one-year old from the top of the roof is released on a warning

The man who was caught on video flinging his baby from the top of the roof of his shack, has been released on a warning by the Port Elizabeth Magistrates court where he appeared earlier today on charges of child abuse. The one-year old was caught by a metro police officer and was unharmed. The man climbed onto the roof with the child as their homes at Joe Slovo informal settlement were being demolished by the municipality because they had been built illegally. Our reporter Jayed-Leigh Paulse attended court court proceedings.
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Michael Komape civil case against the Education Department is dismissed

The High Court in Polokwane has dismissed a claim for damages by the parents of five-year-old learner Michael Komape, who drowned in a pit toilet in 2014. The family, with the assistance of civil rights groups Section 27, launched a civil case against both the national and provincial education departments. Komape was a learner at Mahlodumela Primary School in Chebeng Village outside Polokwane. His parent wanted compensation of R3 million for their suffering. Our reporter Shibu Mamokgere was in court.
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APR
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Karabo Mokoena's sister testifies

It's day two of the murder trial of Sandile Mantsoe who is accused of killing his 22-year old girlfriend Karabo Mokoena last year. Today Mokoena's younger sister gave her testimony.
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APR
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ANC's Andile Lungisa found guilty of assault

ANC Councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Andile Lungisa, has been found guilty of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Lungisa who appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court was convicted of the assault of DA councillor, Rayno Kayser, with a glass jug during a brawl in the first council meeting in October 2016. His co-accused, another ANC Councillor Gamelihle Maqula was acquitted due to insufficient evidence. Magistrate Morne Cannon described Lungisa as an unreliable witness.
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APR
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Eskom faces extreme coal shortage

Coal supply challenges at Eskom could potentially be 'as serious, if not worse' than those experienced before the load shedding of 2008. Reports suggest that 7 of Eskom's power stations don't have adequate coal supply at the moment. The power utility says it's doing its best to avoid load shedding and insists the situation is not an emergency as yet.

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