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SABC sings Hlaudi’s praise to the tune of R3 million

The SABC not only spends R3-million a year on its choir but it sings songs of thanks for national broadcaster’s boss‚ Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ during staff meetings.

Is there justice in a big cheque?

A discount on a rape sentence costs just R100 000.

Eastern Cape teachers 'not paid since January’

A large number of newly appointed teachers in the Eastern Cape have not been paid since January‚ according to the Democratic Alliance.

Western Cape municipal speaker's tie breaking votes go before ConCourt

The Constitution could not have envisaged that critical municipality decisions would be decided by a deadlock-breaking mechanism that allows a speaker of a municipal council to vote twice, the Constitutional Court heard on Thursday.

Home Affairs allows big business to jump visa queue

A select group of international companies' staff will no longer have to endure long queues in crowded Home Affairs offices to apply for visas or permits.

Hot topics

Visa regulations to kill 21,000 jobs in SA, says DA

The Democratic Alliance accused the Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba of destroying thousands of jobs with the introduction of stringent Visa laws.

Protesters want to see representatives, not cops: Cope

Police are being stressed out and politicised by having to quell widespread service delivery protests that should be prevented by politicians‚ the Congress of the People (Cope) said in a statement.

'Pay back the money' among EFF's achievements in 365 days

The Economic Freedom Fighters took time out on Thursday to reflect that the day marked “exactly 365 days since 1 169 259 voters woke up in the morning of the elections day and went to cast their votes” for it.

DA questions R6m spent on The New Age

The Democratic Alliance said the office of the Northern Cape premier “needs to come clean” on why it spent R6-million on The New Age newspaper.

'Power broker' Malema to speak in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans will have to fork out almost R1200 to listen to Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema speak in Harare.

Cope: Did Monyela speak out of turn over Nigeria diplomatic fallout?

The Congress of the People (Cope) has questioned whether government is making Clayson Monyela the “scapegoat” for the diplomatic fallout between South Africa and Nigeria.

ANC accuses DA of colluding with Cape gangsters

The ANC has dredged up a two-year-old investigation into claims that construction companies contracted to the City of Cape Town paid gangsters in Manenberg for security services.

Parliament needs cure for morally, ethically, mentally sick Zuma: EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters has released a statement claiming they welcome President Jacob Zuma's 'admission' that 'he is sick and needs healing'.

'Rascals' threatening SAHRC must be brought to book: Cope

The Congress of the People (Cope) has condemned “rogue rascals” who have threatened the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) if it probes hate speech charges against King Goodwill Zwelithini.

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.