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Tom Moyane must have learnt this trick from his old friend and comrade, Jacob Zuma: look the nation in the eye and lie with a straight face. The theory is that if you do it right, unflinchingly and with great conviction, at least some people will think there’s got to be some truth in what you’re saying. It has worked for many with Zuma, but will it work with the

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Johannesburg – Impala Platinum [JSE:IMP] may cut at least 2 500 jobs at its Rustenburg mining complex to stem losses and adjust to lower prices. Impala has notified unions and the government to begin a mandated consultation process ahead of proposed cuts and restructuring at its largest operation, the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Monday. Additional action may be needed in the future, the miner said. The Rustenburg

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ohannesburg — International traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them inside wooden Buddha statues, stashing horn pieces in lobster heads kept in a refrigerated container and disguising horn portions as the bases of painted statues. Now, conservationists say, some criminal groups are processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets before export, a trend that could reflect changing consumer tastes and make it harder

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Mbombela – The SACP has called on the NPA to finally charge President Jacob Zuma for corruption, and for the ANC to remove him from public office. SACP first deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila said at the weekend that the admission by the president’s attorneys in the Supreme Court of Appeal last week that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) erred by dropping corruption charges against Zuma now paved the way

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Cape Town – Rubber bullets were fired into a group of people throwing stones at buses and police in Du Noon, north of Cape Town, on Monday as a taxi driver strike took hold. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said police officers who were keeping watch at the bus stop in Du Noon, not far from the famous Killarney race track, also released tear gas to bring a crowd

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Cape Town – Two Metrorail protection services officials were forced to flee for their lives after a group of around 20 men ambushed them near Bonteheuwel station, a spokesperson said on Monday. Bonteheuwel station is about 15km east of the Cape Town CBD. The officers were driving along the railway line during a routine patrol on Friday night when they spotted men near an apparatus case that had recently been

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We’re not sure if Hlomla just misses hosting All You Need Is Love, or if the minister really shouldn’t have brought him into this. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula started the trend of sharing pics of beautiful police officers on his timeline and now people have been following in his footsteps. The police minister has, however, for some time been telling people to stop sharing pictures of police officers for their

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The majority of South Africans, especially black people, are seriously disillusioned. They believe they have been abandoned at sea by their trusted captain. The problem is that black people had bought into the propaganda that the ANC was ordained to rule “until Jesus Christ comes back”. It is now more than clear to all thinking people that the ANC has reached the last days of its life. And most black

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A lot has changed since Lawrence Dube rushed from KwaZulu-Natal to ANC headquarters – Luthuli House in Johannesburg – to deliver 36 letters contesting the election of new leaders in his province in 2015. Now, after two years of frustration and sacrifices, he believes it could have been avoided had the ANC national leadership taken branches seriously and moved fast to resolve disputes. Dube is the ANC’s Ward 22 councillor

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The State Security Agency (SSA) has allegedly spent more than R1bn in irregular expenditure over the past five years – and now refuses to account for this because its operations are “classified”. A joint investigation by City Press’ sister publications, Rapport and News24, has found that National Treasury has increasingly been at loggerheads with the SSA over the mismanagement of what has been estimated to amount to R1.5bn. The abuse