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Top Court Confronts Agencies Over Pensions, Grants

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has demanded that both the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) clarify the contingency measures put in place to deal with the payment of social grants. (AllAfrica)

Risque Dancer Zodwa Wabantu Banned in Zambia

[New Zimbabwe] POPULAR South African socialite and dancer who doesn't wear underwear when dancing, Zodzwa Wabantu, real name Rebecca Libram, has been told that she will not perform in Zambia because her public performances undermine the country's "national values". (AllAfrica)

PSL Explains Ajax Cape Town and Tendai Ndoro's Disciplinary Committee Case

[New Zimbabwe] South Africa -The Premier Soccer League has provided clarity on the processes of the Disciplinary Committee that will next week hear the protests lodged against Ajax Cape Town's fielding of striker Tendai Ndoro. (AllAfrica)

Debunking Myths About Land Reform

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has generated a storm of gigantic proportions as political parties, citizens, white farmers and commentators anticipate either the moment of salvation ('real land reform at last!') or disaster ('the collapse of the market economy!'). (AllAfrica)

Can Ramaphosa Centre the ANC and Quell Opposition Parties?

[The Conversation Africa] These are early days for the new Cyril Ramaphosa-led government in South Africa. Two crucial and inter-related strategic challenges face the new President: to consolidate support within the African National Congress (ANC), and to consolidate the ANC's position as the dominant party in time for the 2019 national elections, seeking to reverse the decline it had experienced under Jacob Zuma. (AllAfrica)

State Surveillance a Threat to Journalism

[GroundUp] On Friday, the Mail & Guardian (M&G) disclosed that one of their journalists, Athandiwe Saba, had been spied on by a government agency that she had reported on. The story says a lot about how broken our surveillance laws are, the criminality in many parts of the public service, and how far-reaching the threat of spying on journalists may be. (AllAfrica)

Caster Semenya Smashes Long-Standing 1,000 Metre Record

[News24Wire] Caster Semenya on Thursday smashed the South African 1 000m record that stood for 35 years at the Athletix Grand Prix meeting held at Tuks in Pretoria. (AllAfrica)

From Foe to Friend - How Carnivores Could Help Farmers

[The Conversation Africa] Across the globe, the numbers of carnivore species such as leopards, dingoes, and spectacled bears are rapidly declining. The areas they occupy are also getting smaller each year. This is a problem, because carnivores are incredibly important to ecosystems as they may provide services such as biodiversity enhancement, disease regulation, and improving carbon storage. And that, in turn, is important to human wellbeing. (AllAfrica)

High Court Rules to Return U.S.$839,000 to Atul Gupta

[News24Wire] The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled in favour of controversial Gupta brother Atul in his application to have a preservation order, obtained against him by the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), set aside. (AllAfrica)

Justin Gatlin Eats Jobodwana's Dust in 150 Metre Race

[News24Wire] 2015 World Championship 200m bronze medalist Anaso Jobodwana won the 150m race at the Athletix Grand Prix meeting at Tuks in Pretoria on Thursday, with world champion Justin Gatlin only managing to finish in fourth place. (AllAfrica)

Ngcobo Killings - Church Leader Was My King, Says Accused

[News24Wire] "He was my king, whatever he said I did. I would not question that. I worshipped him." (AllAfrica)

State Capture Inquiry Starting On Wrong Foot - Opposition Party

[News24Wire] The EFF has already raised objections to the much-anticipated state capture inquiry even though it could be months before it kicks off. (AllAfrica)

Listeriosis - Health Minister Motsoaledi Offers to Help Victims Litigate

[News24Wire] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will offer to help victims and their families of the listeriosis outbreak with potential litigation if they decide to take the matter further. (AllAfrica)

Land Debate Clouded By Misrepresentation and Lack of Data

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has generated a storm of gigantic proportions as political parties, citizens, white farmers and commentators anticipate either the moment of salvation ('real land reform at last!') or disaster ('the collapse of the market economy!'). (AllAfrica)

Rebuilding Trust Is Ramaphosa's Next Struggle

[Democracy Works] On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa promised: "a new beginning" for the party and the country under his watch. (AllAfrica)

New Dad Jobodwana Celebrates With Victory Over World Champ

[Sascoc] The target of beating a world champion done and dusted, Commonwealth Games-bound Anaso Jobodwana has set himself the challenge of becoming only the sixth South African sprinter to dip under 10 seconds in the 100 metre sprint. (AllAfrica)

Police Minister Aims to 'Squeeze the Space for Criminals to Zero'

[News24Wire] Newly-appointed Minister of Police Bheki Cele gave marching orders to police officers during a rousing speech at a welcome parade held by national police commissioner Khehla Sitole in Pretoria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Returns to Apartheid-Era Censorship With the 'Banning' of Inxeba

[The Conversation Africa] Censorship, one of the insidious strategies used by the apartheid government, has made an ominous comeback in South Africa with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound). In South Africa the film can now only be shown in locations licensed to screen adult entertainment. (AllAfrica)

Financial Fiscal Commission Appoints Dr Kay Brown As New CEO

[Govt of SA] The Financial Fiscal commission has confirmed the appointment of Dr Kay Brown, as its Chief Executive Officer effective 1 April 2018. (AllAfrica)

Social Development Appears Before South African Human Rights Commission Subpoena Hearing, 9 Mar

[Govt of SA] The Department of Social Development (DSD) will appear at a subpoena hearing at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries On Release of Statistics South Africa Jobs Data for Last Quarter of 2017

[Govt of SA] The Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries sectors contributed significantly to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 3,1% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Statistician General released the GDP growth figures this week. According to STATS SA Quarter four Labour Force Survey, agriculture created an additional 39 000 jobs. (AllAfrica)

Kareedouw Police Seek an Escapee

[SAPS] Kareedouw -Police are appealing for public assistance to find an escapee, Enrich Ruiters, 24, who escaped from Kareedouw Police Station yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Chasing the Phantom - Walter Lippmann and the Land Debate

[Daily Maverick] In no nation is the question posed by Mosiuoa Lekota entirely settled. Most societies get rattled by it from time to time. But rarely is it expressed so fearlessly. Last month in Parliament, above the puerile cackle that has become its soundtrack, the leader of the Congress of the People (COPE) party thundered rhetorically: "Who is our people, who is not our people?" That question will be hard to avoid in 2018, writes TERENCE McNAMEE. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Nyakane Tsolo - the True History of Sharpeville Must Be Told

[Daily Maverick] Today, like his leader Robert Sobukwe, Nyakane Tsolo has been rendered an insignificant figure in the annals of South African history, blotted out, silenced and erased from the public memory around the Sharpeville Massacre; an excruciatingly obscure figure - barely known, remembered or celebrated. By THANDO SIPUYE. (AllAfrica)

Rietgat SAPS Covers All the Ground

[SAPS] TSHWANE NORTH CLUSTER: The Rietgat Police Station continued to restore law and order and ensured that learning and teaching takes place in a conducive place where both learners and teachers are and feel safe. (AllAfrica)

Roux Satisfied With Junior Bok Progress

[News24Wire] Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was satisfied with the progress made by his training squad this week as they wrapped up their second camp in Stellenbosch on Friday. The Junior Boks are preparing for the World Rugby U20 Championship in the south of France from May 30 to June 17. The players will have two weeks off before assembling in Stellenbosch for their last short camp from March 27-30. Roux's main objectives going into this week's camp were to build momentum as the international spectacle draws neare (AllAfrica)

Hawks Serve Three Ex-SARS Executives With Court Summonses

[News24Wire] The Hawks served summonses on former SARS executives Ivan Pillay, Johann van Loggerenberg and Andries van Rensburg on Friday, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Minister Edna Molewa - Opening of Third Biodiversity Indaba

[Govt of SA] "Entrepreneurs meet investors, for a thriving and inclusive biodiversity economy" (AllAfrica)

Social Development Call On Women to Report Abuse

[Govt of SA] As we commemorate International Women's Day, the Department calls on all women who are experiencing abuse to get help and report abuse. (AllAfrica)

National Treasury On Appointment of Dr Kay Brown As CEO of Financial and Fiscal Commission

[Govt of SA] Dr Kay Brown, currently Chief Director for Expenditure Planning at National Treasury, is leaving the department at the end of March 2018. Dr Brown has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), effective from 1 April 2018. (AllAfrica)

Fearing Tourist Drought, Cape Town Charts a New Relationship With Water

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water" (AllAfrica)