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2018-02-20 How The Lotto Money is Spent
[GroundUp] The National Lottery Commission (NLC) has been granting non-profit organisations, non-government organisations, public benefit trusts, schools and communities funding since 2002.

2018-02-20 Zuma to Join ANC 'On The Ground' In 2019 Election Campaigns
[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma will join the ANC "on the ground" during 2019 election campaigns, the ANC KwaZulu-Natal's Musa Dladla region said on Monday.

2018-02-19 Don't Bluff About Land Expropriation, Malema Tells Ramaphosa
[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says President Cyril Ramaphosa must not bluff about following through with plans to allow land expropriation without compensation.

2018-02-20 Amabhungane Warns New Bill Risks Repeating Errors of Apartheid Law
[Notes from the House] A submission to Parliament by the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism on the proposed Critical Infrastructure Bill has been welcomed for expressly raising the omission of public interest and public domain defence clauses in the Bill.

2018-02-20 Zimbabwean Children Smuggled Into South Africa
[Govt of SA] Minister Dlamini confirms court papers on the Zimbabwean children smuggled into South Africa

2018-02-20 Another Daughter of Slain Police Officer in Dock for His Murder
[News24Wire] Another of murdered Warrant Officer Thomas Alugumi Nemugumoni's daughters and a fourth suspect appeared in the Vuwani Magistrate's Court on Monday.

2018-02-20 Ramaphosa to Respond After Debate on State of the Nation Speech
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to respond to the debate and questions around his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

2018-02-19 Angola and South Africa Vow to Strengthen Cooperation
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, manifested on Sunday the wish to bolster the bilateral cooperation and friendship ties between the two peoples.

2018-02-19 Battle Over Mining Rights in Remote Eastern Cape Villages
[GroundUp] Resident Zenzele Gampe says a battle over mining the land has divided his community. "We are no longer the community we were and never will be the same. Now some people can't even visit each other because we have become enemies."

2018-02-20 Everything You Need to Know About Chris De Burgh's SA Tour
[News24Wire] Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh will light up the night at the Grand West Arena on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 and at the Time Square Sun Arena on Friday, 2 March 2018.

2018-02-20 The Corrosive Effect of Corruption - Court Convicts Former Provincial Commissioner, Arno Lamoer
[Daily Maverick] Former Provincial Commissioner Arno Lamoer was found not guilty in the Western Cape High Court on Monday on charges of money laundering and racketeering - a charge that carries massive fines and even life imprisonment - but guilty on a charge of corruption. Lamoer, after first pleading not guilty, later changed his plea, admitting that he received financial gratification from Cape Town businessman Salim Dawjee between December 2011 and September 2013 amounting to around R75,000. Lamoer was tipped off thric

2018-02-20 Scorpio - Gupta Inc - It's Game On As Fightback Begins
[Daily Maverick] The Gupta empire has launched an audacious fightback against the National Prosecuting Authority - this as big brother Ajay finds himself confined to life in the shadows as an official fugitive from justice.

2018-02-20 Ramaphosa's China Conundrum - to Kowtow or Hit Back?
[Daily Maverick] In the wake of China's apoplexy regarding the recent visit to South Africa of a vocal Tibetan leader, our new president faces a question of major moral and economic import: will Beijing make good on its threat to disinvest if we don't toe the line? Put another way, does South Africa need China more than China needs South Africa? And to add to that, what about the recent embarrassing, insulting and illegal behaviour of Pretoria's new best friend? KEVIN BLOOM wonders whether these are quandaries that even Ra

2018-02-20 Mining Charter - Ramaphosa to the Rescue - but Community Voices Still Ignored
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal intervention in the current impasse around the controversial Mining Charter has been greeted with relief and optimism by industry players. One of Ramaphosa's first presidential moves was to negotiate the postponement of court action, slated to start on Monday, aimed at setting aside the charter. But members of community groups directly affected by mining say that - as has become the norm - their views on the matter were ignored.

2018-02-20 Agri SA Opposes Expropriation Without Compensation
[CAJ News] AGRI-SA, the South African agricultural industry association, has raised concern at government's plans to expropriate white owned land without compensation.

2018-02-20 SA Beef Prices Lower, Vegetable Rates up
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH African vegetable prices are increasing owing to substantial decline in volumes across markets while beef prices are lowering on the back of subdued demand.

2018-02-20 Cyril Ramaphosa - a Look At South Africa's Fifth President
[This is Africa] The resignation of Jacob Zuma as President of the Republic of South Africa gave the country a new leader; Cyril Ramaphosa, who was voted in as President of the ANC. We profile the new president of South Africa.

2018-02-20 South Africa Gets a Second Chance
[This is Africa] With Cyril Ramaphosa ascending to the presidency, the country has been given its best chance, out of what was viable and available in the ANC leadership, to recover from over a decade of mismanagement and looting during Jacob Zuma's tenure.

2018-02-20 SONA 2018 Debate - Ramaphosa's New Dawn Gets a Break Amid Opposition Calls for a Clean-Up
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa's to-do list just got longer. Monday's parliamentary debate on the State of the Nation Address delivered demands from opposition parties and his own ANC - more money for municipalities, reining in the State Security Agency (SSA), a Cabinet reshuffle to shed State Capture-linked ministers and, depending on the opposition seat, either the speedy implementation or ditching of land expropriation without compensation. But for the first time in years the parliamentary debate focus was o

2018-02-20 What Does Change in Presidency Mean for Opposition?
[Notes from the House] The DA and EFF gained a lot from the disaster that was Zuma. Both made impressive gains at the polls in recent years with the result that electoral politics, and Parliament, have been reinvigorated as sites of public contention, writes Imraan Buccus.

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