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ANC’s ICC move exposes SA to war crimes and human rights abuses: COPE

The Congress of the People (Cope) on Monday labelled the ruling party’s resolution to renounce South Africa’s membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as “just a self-serving excuse”.

DA lays charges against previous Sapo directors

The South African Post Office (Sapo) became the latest government-owned entity to become the subject of a criminal investigation.

Parliament calls for calm on campuses while funding issues addressed

President Jacob Zuma’s establishment of “a task team to address funding challenges at tertiary institutions” got the nod from Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training.

Hot topics

National Youth Service Task Team expanded

Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning‚ Monitoring and Evaluation‚ Youth Development and Administration, Buti Manamela‚ has expanded the Task Team of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP).

Court dismisses application to remove Mbete as Speaker

An application by Agang SA, UDM and Cope to have National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete removed, was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Police probe link between hit on Wandile Bozwana and attempted murder of employee

Police are investigating the possibility of a link between the killing of North West businessman Wandile Bozwana and the recent attempted hit on one of his employees.

ANC 2017 leadership battle two years from now - focus on 2015: Dlamini

The African National Congress must stop discussing who is going to lead the party after its 2017 elective conference, Cosatu's president S’dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday.

ANC 'deepening community participation' ahead of local government elections

The ANC is trying to deepen community participation in candidate selection processes ahead of next year's local government elections.

Questions 'manipulated'

The DA claims the ANC and certain parliamentary officials are manipulating the questions ministers have to answer in parliament.

Former baby Broederbonder gets nod to become a judge

Despite having been a member of the youth wing of the Broederbond during the apartheid era, Willem van der Linde SC has been recommended to the president for appointment as a judge in the Gauteng division of the High Court.

ANC banking on Pascoe the poacher in next year's poll

A former DA heavyweight in Cape Town, Grant Pascoe, is the ANC's secret weapon for next year's local elections, tasked with poaching members of his former party.

ANCYL president will remain an MEC

Collen Maine will not have to give up his job as an MEC following his election as ANC Youth League president.

Radebe calls for renewed NDP push

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe on Tuesday called for a renewed implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Local government

Eight municipalities failing dismally on 2014/15 budget spending

Eight of the 21 municipalities in Mpumalanga are failing to spend their 2015 capital budgets‚ compromising service delivery in the process. Some are failing to spend any capital budget at all.

DA's shadow MEC for health goes to Natalspruit Hospital, told to go to hell

The Democratic Alliance will be demanding answers about why two of its members were allegedly barred from entering the Natalspruit Hospital.

Johannesburg introduces new Ombud

The city of Johannesburg has appointed a City Ombudsman‚ Siduduzo Gumede.

Ekurhuleni to invest R200 million to build water reservoirs

The Ekurhuleni Municipal says it will invest R200 million into building water reservoirs to alleviate water shortage similar to those experienced last year.