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2017-03-01 Saving Boy Trapped in Mine Shaft a 'Simple Thing' - Illegal Miners
[News24Wire] Zama zamas in the Jerusalem informal settlement on Wednesday said the Mines Rescue Team must provide them with equipment to rescue Richard Thole.

2017-03-01 Angry Residents Stone Fire Engines for 'Being Late'
[GroundUp] According to City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services Assistant Spokesperson Tracey Whittaker, three firefighting vehicles responding to a fire in Phumlani Village, Grassy Park, withdrew from the scene after they were stoned on Monday evening.

2017-03-01 Social Security Agency Withdraws Concourt Application
[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has withdrawn its request to the Constitutional Court for advice over what to do about its contract with Cash Paymaster Services, a spokesperson for the court said on Wednesday.

2017-03-01 Zimbabwean Football Star Billiat Robbed At Gunpoint
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE international footballer Khama Billiat had a brush with death in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the early hours of yesterday when six armed robbers pounced on the Mamelodi Sundowns talisman, held him hostage, before stealing his watch and wallet.

2017-03-01 If You See a Beautiful Piece of Land, Take It - Malema
[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema led a debate in Parliament on Tuesday on amending Section 25 of the Constitution, calling for land expropriation without compensation.

2017-03-01 'Illegal' Truck Blockade in Pretoria Causes Traffic Chaos
[News24Wire] Tshwane Metro Police have deployed officers in a bid to re-open the major routes "illegally" blockaded by protesting truckers in Pretoria on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

2017-03-01 South Africa Lacks Statistics On Gender
[GroundUp] In January, South Africa hosted the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum. The four-day conference, held in Cape Town, was attended by statisticians from across Europe and Africa and representatives from the United Nations and the World Bank.

2017-03-01 Release #FeesMustFall Activist On Bail, Concourt Told
[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court must decide on granting awaiting trial Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile bail, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

2017-03-01 Unions Target Ex Broadcasting Chief in Court Case
[News24Wire] Trade unions Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) have consolidated their court cases to get Hlaudi Motsoeneng to pay the legal costs they incurred defending the SABC 8.

2017-03-01 Sassa Must Choose a Payment System Urgently - Reserve Bank
[News24Wire] Sassa needs to make a decision on its preferred system of paying out social grants to more than 17 million people, and it needs to do so urgently, the South African Reserve Bank says.

2017-03-01 We Had Permission to Drive Trucks Into Pretoria CBD - Coal Forum
[News24Wire] The Coal Transporters Forum (CTF) has denied "strongarming" its way into staging a protest on Wednesday morning.

2017-03-01 'Admin Error' Stalls Sassa's Concourt Application
[News24Wire] Sassa withdrew its application to the Constitutional Court for advice on how to pay millions of social grants recipients from April 1 because it made a mistake in its papers.

2017-03-01 Last-Minute Contract May Cost Sassa 30 Percent More
[GroundUp] The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) may have to offer as much as 30% more to Net1 when it negotiates a new social grants payment contract on 1 March.

2017-03-01 Authorities Begin Raids To Curb Xenophobic Attacks
[The Herald] South Africa's Home Affairs department has started raiding companies employing illegal foreigners around Gauteng Province to diffuse xenophobia related violence targeted at mostly Africans in the neighbouring country. In April 2015, they also launched a similar operation dubbed 'Fiela' when confronted with a similar situation. The department is reported to have intensified the raids last week succumbing to calls by the instigators of the mayhem claiming that immigrants contributed to escalating social econ

2017-03-01 Acting Rail Agency Chief Denies Dismissal
[News24Wire] Collins Letsoalo believes he is still the acting CEO of Prasa even after the board announced his dismissal on Monday.

2017-03-01 Sassa's Last-Ditch Constitutional Court Bid
[GroundUp] Just hours before SASSA's is due to start negotiating with Net1 over the extension of the social grants payment contract, the agency has filed an application to the Constitutional Court for permission to do so.

2017-03-01 Think Again - the ICC Can Bring South Africa Back Into the Fold
[ISS] Courtroom 2D of the North Gauteng High Court may be 13 000 kilometres away from The Hague, but the judgment handed down there this week could well determine the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

2017-03-01 Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa to Face Questions in Parliament
[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday be grilled on the national minimum wage, state-owned South African Airways and the deployment of extra security personnel in Parliament during the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

2017-03-01 If This Is What It Takes to Improve Education, So Be It - Parents Shut Down Classes
[News24Wire] Parents say classes will not resume at Mseki Primary School in Gugulethu until they get a clear response to their demands from the Western Cape education department.

2017-03-01 #FeesMustFall Activist Takes Bail Refusal Challenge to Constitutional Court
[News24Wire] Awaiting trial Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will challenge his failure to get bail in an application to be heard in the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.

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