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There are very few substantive reasons that Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete could cite for dismissing a bid to hold a motion of no confidence in the president via secret ballot, an expert says.

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#GuptaLeaks: Direct evidence Gupta henchmen prepared fake race-baiting tweets

There is direct evidence from the #GuptaLeaks emails of one of the family’s lieutenants composing tweets for broadcast by fabricated Twitter accounts.

Family celebrates murdered woman's birthday in court protest

Popi Qwabe, one of two women who was shot dead in Soweto after being kidnapped and robbed, would have celebrated her 25th birthday on the day of the bail hearing of the two men charged with her murder.

When the ANC dies, we must bury it – Phosa

Former ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa believes the party is headed for death unless it stops denying its past mistakes.

Mbeki 'is one of Africa's rare breed of politicians, a principled pan-Africanist'

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, a report says.

Weather Update: High seas, gale force wind across SA's coastal regions

SA Weather Service issued an alert that high seas and gale force wind is expected along the western and eastern coastal areas on Friday 23 June.

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While You Were Asleep

Steep list of demands to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

Trump says he does not have tapes

US President Donald Trump has said he did not have recordings of his meetings with former FBI director James Comey.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens

British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising that EU citizens will not be kicked out of Britain.

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Brown to give Eskom update

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is set to brief the media after Eskom’s Annual General Meeting.

Suspected killer of Thembisile Yende expected in dock

A suspect is set to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende.

Mantashe to address Gauteng provincial policy conference

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe is to address the ANC Gauteng provincial policy conference.

"I have faced seven kinds of votes of no confidence. You have tried your best, but you have failed."

- President Jacob Zuma during a question session in the National Assembly