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Ramaphosa Tells Zulu King Zwelithini That Land in Ingonyama Trust Is Safe

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa cancelled his community meeting in Chatsworth to meet with King Zwelithini on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

The ANC Shall Return to Run Tshwane - David Makhura

[News24Wire] ANC Gauteng acting chairperson David Makhura says the party will regain control of Tshwane metro once it has regained the confidence of the city's residents. (AllAfrica)

Lower June Cash-in-Transit Stats No Comfort - Fidelity

[News24Wire] Security company, Fidelity says despite figures indicating a reduction in cash-in-transit incidents during the month of June, it could be a different story for July. (AllAfrica)

Prasa Board Chair Hijacked, Kidnapped

[News24Wire] Gauteng police are investigating after Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama was hijacked and kidnapped this week. (AllAfrica)

Group Calling On Uber Drivers to Go Offline Causing 'Unnecessary Unrest' - Uber

[News24Wire] Uber says a group of Uber and Taxify drivers who reportedly asked drivers to protest by going "offline" on Friday, want to create "unnecessary unrest and concern". (AllAfrica)

Why South Africa's New Political Party Funding Bill Is Good News for Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] Who funds South Africa's political parties? The answer has always been shrouded in secrecy - both before and post 1994 when the country became a constitutional democracy. (AllAfrica)

Lions Kill Suspected Poachers in Private Game Reserve

[Sibuya Game Reserve] Sometime during the night of Sunday 1st and early hours of Monday 2nd July 2018, a group of at least three poachers entered Sibuya Game Reserve. (AllAfrica)

New Healthcare Plan Promises to Overhaul South Africa's Massively Skewed System

[The Conversation Africa] University of the Witwatersrand -Since 1994 South Africa has invested substantial resources in health care services. As a result, it's has made significant health gains. For example, nearly 4 million people get HIV treatment and mother-to-child transmission has nearly been eliminated. (AllAfrica)

How Young Activists Are Keeping Mandela's Legacy Alive Across Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came from a young woman. Why, she asked, was the graduate school relaunching as the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance when Mandela's legacy of appeasement entrenched much of apartheid's economic structures? (AllAfrica)

Duduzane Zuma in SA After Brief Detention to Confirm Identity - Lawyer

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma, who is facing a charge of culpable homicide, was briefly detained at OR Tambo International Airport after landing there on Thursday evening. (AllAfrica)

Students Tell of 'Deplorable' Accommodation at Nelson Mandela University

[GroundUp] Student leaders at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have spoken out against what they call "deplorable" living conditions. (AllAfrica)

CEO Sleepout Trustees Sorry for Mandela's Robben Island Cell Auction Poster

[News24Wire] The trustees of the CEO SleepOut have apologised "if they offended anyone" after a poster was circulated on social media, stating that former president Nelson Mandela's cell on Robben Island would be auctioned for the event. (AllAfrica)

Family Requests Privacy During Zuma's Son's Funeral

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma's family has requested that they be allowed privacy during the funeral of Zuma's son, Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Springbok Ashwin Willemse Receives Master's Degree

[News24Wire] Former Springbok rugby star Ashwin Willemse on Thursday emphasised the transformative power of education, following his and his wife's graduations at the University of Witwatersrand. (AllAfrica)

Boy, 3, Drowns in Pit Toilet

[News24Wire] A three-year-old boy has died after he allegedly fell into a pit toilet at Diteteng village in Moletji, Limpopo police said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Declares 18 July National Day of Service to Commemorate Mandela

[News24Wire] The government has declared July 18, 2018, which marks former president Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, a national day of service with the key word for the day being "change". (AllAfrica)

ANC Gauteng Spoilt for Choice Ahead of Upcoming Provincial Congress - Lesufi

[News24Wire] Gauteng ANC deputy chair hopeful Panyaza Lesufi says party members in the province will be spoilt for choice when the time comes to choose the second in command at the party's provincial congress later this month. (AllAfrica)

Ramaphosa Appoints Mabuza to Lead Committee to Accelerate Land Reform

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform to expedite land redistribution. (AllAfrica)

Inter-Ministerial Committee On Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu Centenary Celebrations

[Govt of SA] Statement by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nelson Mandela Centenary and Centenary of Albertina Sisulu (AllAfrica)

MEC Magome Masike - Press Conference On Health Services

[Govt of SA] Media statement by North West Health MEC Dr Magome Masike during the press conference held at Orion Safari Lodge in Rustenburg (AllAfrica)

Surfer Rescues Boy Swept Out to Sea, Gansbaai Fisherman Still Missing

[News24Wire] In Jeffreys Bay, a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea by rip currents at Albatross Beach was rescued by a surfer who spotted him. (AllAfrica)

Armed Gang Ties Up Workers, Ransacks Safes At Cape Town Pick 'n Pay

[News24Wire] A gang escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash when they robbed the Pick n Pay in Observatory, Cape Town, on Friday morning. (AllAfrica)

Bystanders Were 'Filming a Woman On Fire' - Gardens Centre Gas Explosion Witness

[News24Wire] A Gardens Centre employee who assisted restaurant employees who had suffered serious burns after a gas explosion at the Cape Town shopping centre said she was traumatised when she saw a kitchen staff member "running around on fire". (AllAfrica)

Minister Edna Molewa Welcomes Ccma Decision On Working On Fire Wage Negotiations

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has welcomed the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) determination that the Department of Environmental Affairs and its internationally acclaimed Working on Fire programme cannot bargain with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) on wages and conditions of service. (AllAfrica)

Serial Rapist Sentenced to Life - Prieska

[SAPS] The South African Police Service welcomes the rape sentencing that was handed down to a 25-year-old Prieska Serial Rapist, in the Northern Cape High on Wednesday, 04 July 2018. Shawn Rooi was sentenced to life imprisonment as well as a further 27 years, after being found guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of house breaking with the intent to rape and one charge of obstructing a police officer from performing his duties. The sentences will run concurrently. (AllAfrica)

Family and Relatives Sought By Pinetown Police

[SAPS] Pinetown police are looking for the relatives of a man believed to be in his thirties whose body was found next to the river at KwaBhontshisi area in Wyebank, on Tuesday, 03 July 2018. He was wearing a black jacket and a black t-shirt with grey shorts. A case of murder is being investigated by Pinetown SAPS. (AllAfrica)

Three Suspects Arrested for Possession of Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition

[SAPS] Cullinan SAPS members arrested three male suspects for the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. (AllAfrica)

Suspect Arrested for Dealing in Drugs

[SAPS] A 38-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate Court to face charges of dealing in dagga. It is alleged that on Thursday, 05 July 2018 at approximately 02h00 in the morning, the police received a compliant of domestic violence in Ferndale, Randburg. (AllAfrica)

Sekhukhune Police Seek Missing Person

[SAPS] The police in Sekhukhune are searching for Kganya Lebofi George (49) from Ga - Makuwa village next to Komape's shop. His brother Masha Mashego alleges that Kganya has disappeared on Tuesday 26 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Economic Cluster On Increasing Fuel Prices

[Govt of SA] At the beginning of July this year fuel prices hit record highs in our country and this has caused a lot of concern on the part of the motorists and other fuel small and large consumers specifically, but also society as a whole. Government remains gravely concerned about the negative impact that global geopolitical developments including trade spats between the US and its major trading partners are having on the currencies of emerging markets including the Rand/Dollar exchange rate. (AllAfrica)

Govt Shelves Plan to Import High Capacity Buses From South Africa

[East African] Kenya has reversed its decision to import 30 high capacity buses from South Africa at a cost of Ksh500 million ($5 million). (AllAfrica)