Public Protector to investigate N West mining workers royalties

Public Protector to investigate N West mining workers royalties

The Public Protector is to investigate a case where millions of rands in North West mining royalties went missing. Busisiwe Mkhwebane addressed the provincial legislature on Thursday on the mysterious D account. Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela investigated the matter for five years. She found monies paid by mining group Lonmin. The monies were destined for the upliftment of the community. Mkhwebane says, “The bigger investigation on the whole D account is where we will…

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Commemorating Human Rights day: so past atrocities are not repeated

Commemorating Human Rights day: so past atrocities are not repeated

The Democratic Alliance Johannesburg South Constituency commemorated Human Rights day by visiting the Apartheid Museum. “Although many of our Councillors and activists had other commitments on that day, we managed to get a sizable number of DA members together to commemorate this day,” explained Manny de Freitas MP, Member of Parliament for Johannesburg South. De Freitas said that we must never forget the human rights violations committed against South Africans in the past so that…

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Spur incident should assist us in building our rainbow nation

Spur incident should assist us in building our rainbow nation

Letter to the Editor by Manny de Freitas MP Dear Editor, It seems that everyone is talking about the recent incident that took place this weekend at the Spur in The Glen in Oakdene. The filming of the incident appears to have started without the background to the incident being explained. Without contextualising the incident, it becomes more difficult to understand what led to the incident between the man and woman. However, the truth of…

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Kathrada remains hospitalised

Kathrada remains hospitalised

Press statement Anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s condition remains unchanged. He is currently still in hospital in Johannesburg. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Director, Neeshan Balton, dispelled the malicious rumour circulating that Kathrada had passed on. “We condemn these rumours and request the public to refrain from reposting or spreading fake news or any updates that cannot be verified. We reiterate our commitment to providing regular and accurate updates about Mr Kathrada’s condition both to the…

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Palestine billboard vandalized, case of malicious damage to property opened with SA police

Palestine billboard vandalized, case of malicious damage to property opened with SA police

Israeli lobbyists have cowardly vandalised an #IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) Palestine billboard near Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport. The billboard was put up earlier this month as part of the recent #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign. A case of malicious damage to property has been opened at the Kempton Park police station and we look forward to the SA police services finding the perpetrators and having them face the full might of the law. Israel and its supporters have turned to…

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