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Xolani Mbanjwa

Zuma cancels state visit to focus on govt response to xenophobic attacks

18 April 2015 14:26

The diplomatic crisis that has resulted in some African countries threatening to shut down South African businesses as a result of the xenophobic attacks forced President Jacob Zuma to cancel a state visit to Indonesia.

5.8% wage offer is fair, says state as unions embark on protests

16 April 2015 18:00

The government has issued a communiqué to civil servants today in an effort to reassure them that the 5.8% wage offer the government has made to public sector unions is “fair and reasonable”.

Crime: SA scared, negative and dissatisfied with the system

14 April 2015 14:43

The disjointed management of the criminal justice system by the police, courts and correctional services has led to sharp increases in the levels of dissatisfaction among victims of crime in South Africa, according to Statistician-General Pali Lehohla.

Activist: Paul Kruger statue will be defaced until it is removed

12 April 2015 15:02

Born in Ga-Sekhukhune, Limpopo, 24-year-old Sekhukhune Sekhukhune has always been a vocal activist – he has been a member of the SA Students’ Congress and the ANC Youth League, and now belongs to the EFF.

Dlamini: Cosatu will be stirred, but not shaken

5 April 2015 15:00

Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has admitted that the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will result in some members and unions breaking away from the federation, though he is confident it can avoid a split.

Collins Chabane: A man of many parts

22 March 2015 15:00

A rural Limpopo boy grew up to touch so many lives in SA and became more than just a politician. Xolani Mbanjwa looks at the man, the musician, the father, the husband, the revolutionary and the great leader

Chabane remembered as a committed public servant

19 March 2015 16:51

The late Collins Chabane meant “everything” to his children and his comrades and colleagues eulogised him as the most committed public servant with a passion to help the destitute.

Costs of violent post office strike hit R4.3m … and counting

17 March 2015 12:36

The four-month-long South African Post Office strike did not only lead to the arrest and conviction of 14 employees and 180 others who were given final written warnings, but the violence led to damages claims of R4.3 million in to vandalised buildings and damaged vehicles.