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SAMWU makes demands to Makana

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By Loyiso Gxothiwe It is business as usual for Makana Municipality as the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) have ended their sit-in and have returned to work as of 25 March. However, according to SAMWU chairperson, Zola Kolisi, the return to work might be temporary if the municipality does not …

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DA seeks repayment for Nkandla

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By Jean-Andre’ Deenik Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report stated that President Jacob Zuma needs to pay back a majority of the funds from taxpayer’s money on Nkandla Gate. The Democratic Alliance has now taken it into their hands to ensure that such payments are made and currently want a payment plan …

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Thuli Madonsela reveals the truth about Nkandla

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By Jean-Andre’ Deenik South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her 400 page report on the upgrades of Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma’s homestead on Wednesday 19 March. After the release of the exposition by the Mail and Guardian, Jacob Zuma addressed parliament stating that “All the buildings and every room …

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Former Rhodes student Dadoo presents book for IAW

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By Sara Steiniger Follow @sarasteiniger Students gathered in the Rhodes University sociology seminar room today where author and former Rhodes student Suraya Dadoo, spoke about her book Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid – A South African Perspective. The book discusses the current lack of freedom for the Palestinian …

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Peled speaks up against an apartheid state

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By Jane Berg Follow @_Jane_Berg The Humanities department hosted renowned author Miko Peled on Thursday 13 March, as part of global Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). Peled spoke on his latest book, The General’s Son, The Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, and on the geopolitical situation in the region generally. …

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