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DA: Eugene de Kock must stay behind bars

Reacting to reports that the release of convicted apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock is imminent, the DA has insisted that he should not be released.

Motshekga ‘most unhappy’ with poor matric results

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday she was "most unhappy" with the 60,7% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate exams.

Minister backs grounding of Airlink planes

Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele has patted the CAA warmly on the head for the swift action it took to ground the Jetstream fleet of Airlink.

SA has enough beds for 2010, says Van Schalkwyk

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday that SA has enough accommodation to deal with visitors to the 2010 World Cup.

Presidency admits it can’t handle hotline volume

The Presidency has at last admitted that it is not able to handle the overwhelming number of phone calls made to the presidential hotline.

Agriculture body reports Motlanthe for hate speech

Kgalema Motlanthe finds himself reported to the HRC on Tuesday after accusing farmers of bringing the most brutal farm murders on their own heads.

Presidency upset after Zuma called ‘a gangster’

The president's office has taken time to slap down a constitutional law professor who called President Jacob Zuma 'a gangster'.

Opposition welcomes ‘prudent fiscal policy’

Opposition parties praised the stability and continuity of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's first major financial policy statement on Tuesday.

Gordhan provides more cash for more cops

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is planning for an extra 22 447 police officers to be recruited by the 2012/13 financial year.

Shades of Huntley in Ireland

The government is contesting a second attempt by a South African overseas to claim residence by citing fears of ''criminal, racial discrimination''.

Zuma’s complaints hotline is dysfunctional, says Zille

The Democratic Alliance is seething about President Jacob Zuma's much-heralded complaints hotline, which it says is dysfunctional.

DA: Motlanthe’s plane may have been unfit to fly

The DA on Friday questioned whether Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's plane, which made an emergency landing in the DRC, should have flown at all.

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