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Chief Justice Calls for Credible Evidence of Corruption

[] Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called on anyone with evidence of corruption against the Judiciary to come forward with that information. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Bavelile Hlongwa Dies in Car Crash

[News24Wire] Deputy mineral resources and energy minister Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on the N1 from Polokwane on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Keep Your Dreadlocks, Rastafarianism Is a Religion

[East African] A Kenyan court has ordered schools not to expel students who keep dreadlocks. (AllAfrica)

#SandtonShutdown - Here Are the Demands

[News24Wire] Civil society groups taking part in the #SandtonShutdown march on Friday against gender-based violence, handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) CEO Nicky Newton-King. (AllAfrica)

Attacks On Foreign Nationals May Constitute Terrorism

[GroundUp] "We, the people of South Africa, believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity." This commitment in the preamble to the Constitution, stands in stark contrast to the spate of xenophobic attacks over recent weeks. We should call these attacks what they are: they are xenophobic and unconstitutional, and may rise to the level of possibly constituting domestic terrorist activity under the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act, 200 (AllAfrica)

Farm Workers Paying the Price for Cheap South African Wine

[IPS] South Africa -Systembolaget, the Swedish government-owned alcohol monopoly, promises fair conditions - but it also uses its purchasing power to put a downward pressure on prices. At the major South African wine producer Leeuwenkuil, workers suffer as the company tries to cut costs. So far, none of the South African suppliers have been stopped due to violations against Systembolaget's code of conduct. (AllAfrica)

All These Point to Failed Leadership

[East African] As South Africa in the past few days descended into another bout of xenophobic attacks on African foreigners, it offered up horrifying stories and images of lynching, looting, and frenzied violence. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian New Year in Joburg Is a Show of Resilience

[New Frame] A shared culture and history bind Ethiopians living and working in central Johannesburg. It is what keeps them going when the police raid their businesses and xenophobic attacks threaten their safety. (AllAfrica)

Editors' Forum Slams Malema's Call to Ban Investigative Press from EFF Events

[News24Wire] The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) says it is "appalled" by EFF leader Julius Malema's call to ban investigative journalism units, amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's Scorpio, from attending their party events, including press conferences. (AllAfrica)

President Calls for a Joint Sitting of Parliament to Combat GBV

[] President Cyril Ramaphosa has called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to discuss a new approach to combating violence against women. (AllAfrica)

Mcbride to Head National Anti-Corruption Reference Group

[] The National Anti Corruption Strategy (NACS) Reference Group has elected Robert McBride and David Lewis as its interim chairperson and co-chairperson respectively. (AllAfrica)

Submit Your NSFAS 2020 Application Now

[] Prospective students hoping to study through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to take advantage of the NSFAS 2020 application roadshows to apply for funding. (AllAfrica)

Returnees - We Left Our Wives, Children in South Africa

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Returnees: Xenophobic attacks have official approval (AllAfrica)

SA Olympic Medallist Meyer - We Need More Female Athletes

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Olympic silver-medallist Elana Meyer believes that there should be more South African female representation at the Olympics and international arena. (AllAfrica)

Courts Will Vindicate Ramaphosa As They Did Me - De Lille

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will be vindicated by the South African judicial system, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille believes. (AllAfrica)

Dumping Fossil Fuels to Drive Green Development

[IPS] Cape Town -Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars - eight times the global GDP - have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report. (AllAfrica)

UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of People With Albinism

[OHCHR] Geneva -"I will assess both general and specific measures that are in place to enhance the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism in the country, and I will aim to identify good practices and make recommendations to address challenges and gaps where they may exist," Ero said. (AllAfrica)

Patients, Staff Evacuated As Fire Guts Parts of Mitchells Plain Day Hospital

[News24Wire] Patients and staff at the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital were evacuated on Friday morning after a fire broke out, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services said. (AllAfrica)

Quick Guide to the Teams At the Cosafa Women's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] 13 September 2019 - The inaugural 2019 COSAFA Women's Under-17 Championship will see eight teams take part in the tournament in Mauritius from September 20-29. (AllAfrica)

CPUT Students Vow to Continue Shut Down

[GroundUp] Students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say they will continue protesting until campuses are made safer. (AllAfrica)

Light Reading - Remembering Biko

[New Frame] By representing an intimate conversation between two friends in the struggle, an illustrator gets to imagine her heroes in action and contribute another small piece to history's record. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Draws On SA Rugby Talent for World Cup

[New Frame] The Eagles will benefit from a strong South African influence led by coach Gary Gold and former Springbok Jaque Fourie in their World Cup showing, backed by a solid rugby administration. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Minister Hlongwa - Untimely Loss of a Talented Young Leader

[] Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on Friday, the Presidency has announced. (AllAfrica)

President Ramaphosa Attends Robert Mugabe's Funeral

[] President Cyril Ramaphosa is attending the State Funeral of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Minister Hlongwa Was Assisting Overturned Vehicle When She Died

[News24Wire] Deputy minister of mineral resources and energy, Bavelile Hlongwa was assisting a motorist who had overturned when a truck ploughed into the scene, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Hawks Seek Cash-in-Transit Robbers

[SAPS] The Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) hereby seeks assistance of the in the identification of a group of armed robbers as per the attached photos who robbed an SBV cash delivery truck of an undisclosed amount of money on 29 August 2019 in Kriel, Mpumalanga. (AllAfrica)

Admitted Attorney of the High Court Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment

[SAPS] Gerard Jaques Du plessis (52) was sentenced to fifteen years direct imprisonment by the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday for theft of approximately R30 million. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Suspect for Alleged Murder of a Child

[SAPS] An intelligence led joint operation, comprised of various Police Units, resulted in a major breakthrough when a 35-year-old wanted suspect was arrested that was allegedly involved in the killing of an 11-year-old girl at Ga-Marishane Village in the Nebo Policing area outside Groblesdal. (AllAfrica)

Bathabile Dlamini Snubs News24 at #SandtonShutdown March

[News24Wire] ANC Women's League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini refused to speak to News24 at the #SandtonShutDown protest against gender-based violence outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Stellenbosch Guard 'Hit-and-Run' - State Sticks to Its Guns With Attempted Murder Charge

[News24Wire] It would be a "waste of time" for the defence to make representations to the State regarding the case against a man caught on CCTV driving over a security guard, the Stellenbosch Regional Court heard on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Help police find missing Port Shepstone girl

Police in KwaZulu-Natal police on Friday called on the public to help officers find a five-year-old girl from Noghongo. (