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ConCourt dismisses wife murderer Christopher Panayiotou's bid to appeal conviction

Convicted wife murderer Christopher Panayiotou has lost his Constitutional Court bid to have his conviction overturned. The apex court dismissed his application for leave to appeal, saying there was no reasonable prospect of success on appeal, according to the Herald . The publication reported that the court which made the order available on Thursday also denied his application for condonation, …

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Lamola presses for new investigation into the deaths of activists Agget, Haffejee

Sara Lall and Ishmail Haffejee with a photograph of their brother, Hoosen, who died while in police custody in 1977. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has asked the presidents of the Gauteng and KZN divisions to reopen the investigations into Haffajee's death and Neil Aggett. File photo: Bongani Mbatha / African News Agency (ANA) CAPE TOWN – Justice Minister Ronald Lamola …

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Banks worried about new SA law giving clients debt relief

South African banks are concerned that some of their customers will get away with not having to repay their debt. President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week signed the National Credit Amendment Bill into law, setting the groundwork for over-indebted consumers to have payments suspended, in part or in full, for as many as 24 months, or even scrapped if their …

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Iqbal Surves donation to Western Cape ANC is a "thing of the past" – Magashule

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule on Thursday sought to move down the disputed issue of a donation from controversial businessman Dr Iqbal Surv√© to the ANC in the Western Cape to the annals of history. Magashule informed the media following the establishment of the party's new Western Cape Interim Provincial Committee (IPC). News24 reported, just before the general election on May …

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State Attorney for Short Health Committee on NHI Bill's Constitutional

The Portfolio Committee on Health will be informed by the State Attorney on the Constitution for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, the committee's chairman Sibongiseni Dhlomo said on Thursday. On Tuesday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane questioned the constitutional bill. He wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to quickly request that she instruct Parliament's legal services to obtain a …

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Axed eThekwini mayor insists she won't be silenced

DURBAN – Axed Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has released a statement in reaction to the ANC's decision in KZN to redeploy her. In it, Gumede says for now she reserves her right to remain silent while taking legal advice. WATCH: eThekwini residents react to Gumede sacking She insists she will not be silenced and aims to clear her name after …

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The Gauteng premier has until Monday to pull the man out of his closet to enable equality – ANC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has until next week to implement a decision by the ANC's National Executive Committee to remove one of his male MECs or have serious consequences, the party's spokesman Dakota Legoete told News24. NEC ordered Makhura to release one of the male MECs in his locker following a complaint from the ANC Women's League. This after Makhura …

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"I'm not silent," says the eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede

Axed eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede Photo: Motshwari Mofokeng / African News Agency (ANA) Durban – Axed eThekwini municipal mayor, Zandile Gumede, has said she will not be silenced. In a post on her Facebook page on Wednesday, Gumede said she wanted to clear her name. She further urged the media to be patient while seeking personal, political and legal advice …

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