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Pretoria street-name debate turns nasty

Two Freedom Front Plus councillors have claimed they were chased out of a City of Tshwane meeting after objecting to the changing of street names.

Pahad: ANC decision on Mbeki was unjust

The ANC) decision to recall president Thabo Mbeki was unjust, outgoing Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad said on Wednesday.

Zuma prepares for ‘war elections’

The ANC had begun its campaign to win the 2009 elections to ensure South Africa remained ''in good, caring hands'', party president Jacob Zuma said.

I was wary of Masetlha, Kasrils tells court

Former spy boss Billy Masetlha was described by Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils on Wednesday as ''misleading'' and someone to be ''wary'' of.

Sheldean’s killer ‘a soft person who loves children’

Andrew Jordaan, the convicted killer of seven-year-old Sheldean Human, was described on Thursday both as a paedophile and someone too gentle to be a murderer.

Pretoria mayor on crime, power saving

Although crime in public places has decreased, there has been an increase of crime in residential areas, Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa said on Friday. Delivering her State of the City address at the council offices in Pretoria, the mayor said that the city is concerned about the increase in ever more violent crimes in residential areas.

TUT students arrested after violent protest

About 10 students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were arrested on Wednesday following a protest that turned violent, said Pretoria police. Captain Dumisani Ndlazi said the 10, who were part of a protesting group, were arrested at the university's main campus in Pretoria West.

Zuma preaches unity, warns others

Unity was the order of the day when African National Congress president Jacob Zuma delivered his January 8 statement at Atteridgeville's Super Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. Zuma told the crowd of thousands that the unity of the party was ''paramount'', and warned those who threatened it.

Hundreds march against gender violence

Hundreds of men and women, including Cabinet ministers, marched in Pretoria on Wednesday in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. The crowd marched from Sammy Marks Square to the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum calling for more to be done for gender equality.

Young Communists throw support behind Nzimande

Allegations of embezzlement against South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande were unfounded, the Young Communist League said on Monday. YCL chairperson David Masondo said: ''We as the youth wing have engaged with Nzimande, and he said the allegations were untrue.''

Kenya air crash: They saw ‘a disturbance of the sea’

South African businesses on Sunday said several of their employees were missing following the disappearance of a Kenya Airways aircraft. MTN, confirmed that five of its employees were missing. The 737-800 aircraft left Douala in Cameroon at five minutes past midnight on Saturday but failed to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya.

Queuing for food in freezing Jo’burg

Luxury, a homeless man, sits on the corner of a street in Rosettenville with only a torn blanket for shelter. He came from the Transkei in search of a better life in Johannesburg, but is now unemployed and is one of many battling the extreme winter conditions, relying only on donations given to him by the public.

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