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PREMIER Noxolo Kiviet yesterday assured South Africans that although former president Nelson Mandela had gone, the ANC would not go astray. She was addressing members at the Bhisho Legislature at a special sitting to honour the late Mandela, who died last Thursday night at his Houghton home in Johannesburg. He will be buried in Qunu on Sunday.

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is investigating fraud and corruption cases totalling over R71-million. The metro’s internal audit committee has identified more than 40 cases since 2011 and this year referred to the council’s legal services unit for advice on how to recover the money.

THE Democratic Alliance in the province claims to have grown its support following this week’s municipal by-elections, despite failing to take control of the Kouga municipality. The municipality was the most contested in the province’s four byelections which had the ANC fielding its mayor, Booi Koerat, in a bid to prevent the DA winning control of the municipality.

Zille secures support of party’s federal council on equity issue THE DA has patched up its contradictory views on equity – for now. Over the weekend the party’s federal council in Cape Town debated important policy issues, with broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) and employment equity (EE) high on the agenda. This comes after national DA leaders contradicted one another in public on issues of equity and party MPs flip-flopped …


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Furious Capa accuses Trollip of launching personal attack HEATED debate in the Bhisho legislature this week had agriculture MEC Zoleka Capa threatening to show DA provincial leader Athol Trollip “what this woman is made of”, were it not for the fact they were in the legislature. Trollip is to lay a formal complaint against Capa over her comment, which was made during the debate over the agriculture department’s financial oversight …


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