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Decisive action is needed to combat crime in the province-Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko says the time to talk is over and decisive action is needed to combat crime in the province. Mazibuko was speaking at a Safety Summit in Bramfisherville, Soweto, south of Johannesburg. This is the first of the 33 summits that the MEC will hold across the province aimed at promoting community participation in crime prevention and to promote safety. MEC Mazibuko says the objective of the summits are to mobilise communities to help tackle crime in their respective areas.
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Foreign nationals are killing our police and we are not being Xenophobic-Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the continuous killing of members of the South African Police is an attack on the state. Cele was speaking at a funeral of the late Galeshewe Lloyd Poonyane in Viljoenskroon, in the Free State. Poonyane died in the line of duty near Orkney, in North West. He was shot dead by suspects and declared dead on the scene. Cele says it's concerning that many SAPS members who died were killed by foreign nationals.
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Economy hasn't grown for the last 10 years-Ramaphosa

As expected, President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address put emphasis on measures to stimulate economic growth. He addressed the challenges of electricity supply shortages, government spending which he described as misdirected towards consumption and debt-servicing rather than infrastructure and productive activity, and the state owned companies which continue to drain the national fiscus
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Chaos delay SONA for almost two hours

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address was delayed by more than and hour and a half last night. This is as the EFF objected to the presence of former President FW De Klerk in the house and demanded that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan be fired. After about an hour of points of order, the Presiding officers temporarily adjourned the house. When the house resumed the EFF walked out
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Adam Catzavelos deeply ashamed of his racist rant and has asked South Africans for forgiveness

Adam Catzavelos says he is deeply ashamed of his racist rant and has asked South Africans for forgiveness. He was testifying YESTERDAY (13 February) during sentencing proceedings in his crimen injuria case in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. The case follows a self-recorded video of Catzavelos in which he utters the K-word multiple times, while on holiday in Greece in August 2018. In the video, he is seen celebrating the absence of black people at the beach. Catzavelos pleaded guilty to crimen injuria in December last year, following two unsuccessful bids to have the charges withdrawn.
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40 000 jobs created whilst unemployment percentage remains unchanged

Figures released by Statistics South Africa indicate that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 29-point-1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the third of last year. The results further indicate that the number of employed persons increased by 43-thousand to 16-point-4-million, while the number of unemployed persons decreased by 8-thousand to 6-point-7-million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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Differences of views from ANC leaders before President Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address

On Thursday (13 February) President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second State of the Nation Address since last year's general elections. Ramaphosa came into office promising to reverse the damage caused by over nine years of Jacob Zuma's presidency. He has, however, faced serious challenges in this regard, not least being his government's seeming inability to arrest the spiralling economic decline. The President also faces an onslaught from within his own party, the ANC.
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Today's commemoration should be about what we could do better as a country-Mandela Foundation

President Cyril Ramaphosa is TODAY expected to deliver the keynote address during the 30th anniversary of the release date of former statesman Nelson Mandela from prison. Mandela was released from the then Victor Verster Prison 30 years ago after serving 27 years behind bars. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the apartheid government. The day also marks the 13th anniversary of the unbanning of political parties and the release of political prisoners.
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No conflict of interest when a bidding company paid 2.5 million Rands towards my property-Memela

Former Head of procurement at SAA technical Nontsasa Memela has denied all allegations labelled against her including bribery and wrong doing in which she had been implicated by two witnesses last week. She told Justice Zondo she did not see a conflict of interest when a bidding company paid 2.5 million Rands towards the purchase of her property in Bedfordview. She has also denied she supplied bid documents to JM aviation so they could secure a 1-point-2 billion Rand contract with SAA technical
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EFF to disrupt SONA to force President Ramaphosa to fire Pravin Gordhan

The EFF has vowed to disrupt the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The party says it wants to see the back of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan before the day of the SONA. Malema addressed the media in Centurion, Pretoria yesterday following the party's Stategic Meeting, the Plenum that seek to pave a way forward for the EFF in the year 2020.

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