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2016-08-27 Dear Mr President - It's Not Us, It's You
[The Daily Vox] It's no secret that a lot of people are fed up with President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress - the results from August's local elections are proof of that. But what is No. 1 going to do now with the criticisms are coming from within the ANC and its allies?

2016-08-27 #colouredexcellence - Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?
[The Daily Vox] Following the national conversation that took place after Wayde van Niekerk's win on 14 August, ANGELO C LOUW wants the media to take a look at the role it has played in reinforcing damaging stereotypes about the coloured community.

2016-08-27 Govt, South Africa in Trade Dispute?
[Zimbabwe Independent] The current dispute between South Africa and Zimbabwe relating to the latter's import restrictions on groceries and other products such as building materials underlines the importance of a vibrant dispute resolution system in trade relations.

2016-08-27 Guptas Deny Attacking Finance Minister Gordhan
[News24Wire] The Gupta family on Saturday said that no charges have ever been brought against them, referring to comments allegedly made by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to Treasury staff on Friday.

2016-08-27 Ruling Party Planning to Remove Zuma?
[News24Wire] While the leadership of the ANC embarks on a tour of branches across the country in search of answers for the party's decline in support in the municipal elections ordinary members are calling for the occupation of the party's national headquarters Luthuli House to demand President Jacob Zuma and the ANC's National Executive Committee's resignations.

2016-08-27 Juvenile Humpback Whale Freed After 'Anchored' to Sea Bed
[News24Wire] A juvenile humpback whale was freed after it became entangled in fishing rope and lines, anchoring it to the seabed off Simon's Town, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network said on Friday.

2016-08-27 ANC Denies It Benefited From Prasa Deal
[News24Wire] The ANC has rejected allegations that the party had been implicated in alleged bribery by a supplier of locomotives to Prasa.

2016-08-27 Businessman's Alleged Killers Back in Court in September
[News24Wire] The case against four people, including an eThekwini Metro policeman, accused of murdering Durban businessman, Hoosen Dhoda, was on Friday postponed for a formal bail application.

2016-08-27 Prasa - R42m for 70 Toilet Seats
[News24Wire] Former Prasa chief executive officer Lucky Montana approved a recommendation that the state-owned company fork out R42m for 70 toilet seats for its new locomotives.

2016-08-27 Who Is Caster Semenya and Why Does She Matter?
[The Daily Vox] Caster Semenya's attitude to continue serving black excellence despite the ridiculous amounts of bull she's had to go through is the reason she's our Woman Crush Everyday.

2016-08-27 ANCYL - Elders Must Stop Embarrassing the Party
[News24Wire] African National Congress elders must stop dragging the party's name through the mud and embarrassing the movement, the ANC Youth League said on Friday.

2016-08-27 Arch On the Mend - Tutu Family
[News24Wire] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is on the mend, his family said on Friday.

2016-08-27 SAA Rejects Allegations of Business Rescue, Liquidation
[News24Wire] South African Airways (SAA) has never been in a state where business rescue is needed, spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Fin24 on Friday afternoon.

2016-08-27 Court Denies Appeal for Harsher Pistorius Sentence
[Deutsche Welle] A South African judge has dismissed a prosecution appeal to lengthen Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence. The Olympic sprinter shot his girlfriend dead in 2013.

2016-08-27 NPA Considering Options After Oscar Appeal Bid Rejected
[News24Wire] The NPA is still to decide on its next move after its bid to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder was dismissed on Friday.

2016-08-27 Concourt Laments Lag in Resolving Hlophe Matter
[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has lamented how long it is taking to conclude the complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and implored the parties to get on with the job.

2016-08-27 Prasa - Alleged ANC Corruption Must Be Criminally Investigated
[DA] The DA will be studying an affidavit filed by Prasa Chairperson, Popo Molefe, with the aim of laying criminal charges against those implicated in the latest allegations of corruption at the entity.

2016-08-26 Japan-Africa Summit Gives Continent New Leverage
[allAfrica] When the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by Japan in co-operation with the World Bank, the United Nations and the UN Development Programme, it was the first such initiative of one country seeking to deepen its partnership with Africa.

2016-08-26 Ugandan MPs Robbed At Gunpoint
[East African] Four Ugandan legislators Thursday night landed at Entebbe International Airport empty-handed after armed men in South Africa waylaid them and three parliamentary staff on arrival for an official visit.

2016-08-26 Bid to Appeal Pistorius's 6-Year Sentence Rejected
[News24Wire] Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected the State's bid for leave to appeal the six-year jail sentence for murder she imposed on Oscar Pistorius.

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