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Police still negotiating for Ditsobotla municipality mayor's release

Police negotiators are still busy negotiating for the release of Ditsobotla municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi after he was taken hostage by a group of unhappy community members.

DA calls for calm in Ditsobotla as mayoral hostage drama unfolds

The Democratic Alliance in Ditsobotla has called for calm in the North West municipality where a hostage situation is said to be unfolding amid violent service delivery protests on Wednesday evening.

Motshekga exonerates SADTU in jobs for cash scandal

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga has shifted blame for the teaching jobs for cash scandal to district officials in provincial education departments‚ saying members of the trade union SADTU had not been linked to it by evidence at her disposal.

Civil servants protest after ‘technical glitch’ results in thousands not receiving a salary

A supposed “technical glitch” in the Msunduzi Municipality’s electronic payroll resulted in thousands of city employees not receiving a salary.

Gordhan makes rousing comeback in parliament

Pravin Gordhan has made a rousing comeback in parliament as a public enterprises committee member and was present at its first meeting on Tuesday.