It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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The Sydney cafe at the centre of a deadly siege has been vandalised with police investigating Wednesday after rocks were thrown through five of its windows.
The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, lawyers tell an inquest.
In today's headlines: Eskom allegedly looks into upping electricity tariffs, UCT protests continue to gain momentum and the Sydney cafe that was under siege last year reopens. Watch.
The café in Sydney, Australia, where an Islamic State sympathiser took 18 people hostage in mid-December is set to re-open, the owners say.
Two alleged ISIS supporters in Sydney have been charged with plotting a terrorist attack, Australian police say, the latest terrorism-related incident in the country in recent months.
Two staff members of a Sydney cafe say they plotted to stab a gunman who held them hostage during a 16-hour siege in December.
An inquest into the deadly siege in which an extremist gunman held a cafe full of people captive in Sydney is set to open, amid expectation it will officially lift the lid on how two hostages died.
A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has officially been declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.
The two victims of a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe are being remembered at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage.
Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials say, amid growing anger that he was on the streets.
The gunman who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have suffered from chronic schizophrenia, a psychiatrist who had treated him tells an inquest.
New South Wales state premier Mike Baird says there is a strong sense of "comradeship" in the country, as a Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened.
The Sydney cafe where a gunman inspired by the Islamic State group staged a bloody 16-hour siege has reopened, with scores queuing to enter the site where two hostages died.
Tony Abbott has announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the cafe siege by a lone gunman in Sydney in which two hostages were killed was inspired by the Islamic State ‘death cult’.
One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest has heard.
In today's news headlines: President Jacob Zuma speaks at the World Economic Forum, 39 people have been arrested in Soweto for looting and a harbor precint in Sydney goes into lockdown. Watch.
A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has been officially declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.
An Australian court has ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled Sheikh who stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead.
Human rights groups and politicians have urged Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use the deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees.
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