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NW legislature has postponed the motion of no confidence in its premier

The Speaker of the North West Legislature Suzan Dantjie, has postponed the motion of no confidence in premier Supra Mahumapelo. The motion which was brought by the EFF, it was supposed to have been debated in the provincial legislature in Mahikeng this morning. EFF NW Chairperson, Betty Diale explains why they requested the postponement...
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Right to Know campaign calls on Ramaphosa to fire State Security Agency boss

The Right to Know campaign has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser. The organisation says Fraser has retained his position despite mounting allegations against him. Meanwhile the Democratic Alliaence has written to President Ramaphosa urging him to suspend Fraser with immediate effect. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Spokesperson for the Right to Know Campaign Murray Hunter
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Five family members die in Pietermaritzburg house fire

The family of five people who were burnt to death at Willowton in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal is trying to come terms with their death. Five family members were burnt to death when when a fire broke out in the dining room of their home. Amongst the deceased are three adults and two children aged ten and sixteen. Fanele Mhlongo reports...
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Rand Water to reduce bulk water supply to Emfuleni Local Municipality

Rand Water says it will start reducing its bulk water supply to the Emfuleni Local Municipality. The municipality has failed to reach a settlement on the payment of its 419 million rand debt. Earlier this year, residents were left without water for days after the municipality failed to honour its debt, leading to protests in some communities. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Rand Water media relations manager Justice Mohale and Emfuleni Local Municipality communications manager, Stanley Gaba
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14/16 Johannesburg prison escapees still at large

14 of the 16 prisoners who escaped from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, Medium A, are still on the run. Two were shot dead on the R33 road in KZN, between Pietermaritzburg and Geytown on Wednesday. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Captain Siphiwe Mhlongo who is the KZN Spokesperson for the Hawks for an update...
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257 killed in Algerian plane crash

The Algerian Defence Ministry says most of the people who died in Wednesday's plane crash were army personnel and their families. At least 257 people were killed when a military plane crashed shortly after it took off from Boo-fa-rik military airport near the capital Algiers. It is not yet clear what caused the crash. The army's chief of staff has ordered an investigation following the incident. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Managing Editor at All Africa news.com, Juniata Williams
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Breakfast tips for consumers on a budget

We've all heard the saying " Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". However, for some who start their day earlier, just like the First Take SA team, most people hardly have time to have one. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to FutureLife Dietician, Ntsako Mathye on how best to plan for that meal that kick starts our day.
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Dignitaries, family, comrades honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at official memorial

Deputy President David Mabuza says South Africans and the ANC in particular should learn a lot from the late anti-apartheid struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. He was speaking at Mam Winnie's official memorial service held at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday. The service was attended by several Cabinet ministers and leaders of different political parties including the Azapo, the PAC, IFP and the EFF. Our Political Correspondent Ntebo Mokobo was there and filed this report.
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Former cabinet minister and Ambassador to the UK, Zola Skweyiya has died at age 75

Tributes continue to pour in for struggle veteran, former cabinet minister and Ambassador to the UK , Zola Skweyiya. Skweyiya died in a Pretoria hospital yesterday morning, at the age of 75. He served as Minister of Public Service and Administration in the Mandela administration. Skweyiya then served as Minister of Social Development during Thabo Mbeki's presidency. Skweyiya retired as a parliamentarian after the 2009 general elections, citing health reasons. Amos Phago reports

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