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IEC threatens end of the party for 21 nonpayers

@City_Press 22 August 2014 16:44

The Independent Electoral Commission intends to deregister 21 political parties – among them the Dagga Party, the Black Consciousness Party, the Khoisan Party and God’s People’s Party.

Lending a hand: A United Nations Children’s Fund worker shares information on Ebola and best practices to help prevent its spread with residents of the Matam neighbourhood of Conakry, Guinea, on Wednesday (August 20 2014). The death toll from the outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1 350, with 106 deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries.

Picture: Timothy La Rose/Reuters

High-level partnership will turn around schools, says Angie Motshekga

22 August 2014 15:25

Struggling schools across South Africa will benefit from the National Education Collaboration Trust initiative, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said.

Mfundi Vundla: ‘Sacked actors betrayed me’

@zinhlemap #Generations 22 August 2014 14:47

Some Generations actors demanded that the soapie’s management team give them personal bodyguards, says executive producer Mfundi Vundla.

IEC to deregister 21 political parties

22 August 2014 12:34

The Independent Electoral Commission said today it has warned 21 political parties holding no seats in legislatures that they will be deregistered if they fail to renew their registration before August 29.

Hot or Not

  • This Week

    Hot:

    Laughter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure actor Robin Williams of his deep depression. He made us weep with laughter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own demons behind a wide smile and sad eyes. His ­suicide this week left the world a little emptier.
    Thanks for the memories, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain.

    Not:

    President Jacob Zuma has mastered the art of passing the buck. After keeping us waiting for months for a response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, he delivered what was essentially two pages of a reply as most of the 20 pages were a regurgitation of other reports. And the substance was: Ask the police minister.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will ­attach a probe to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born.

    Not:

    Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate
    history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its ­problems became clear.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Team SA for their 37-medal haul with three days to go at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, getting closer to the target of 43 set by Sascoc and already surpassing the 33 from the 2010 Games. The SA lawn bowls (five gold medals), judo (one) and Rugby Sevens teams proved that the nation should not only always rely on swimming and athletics for gold medals.

    Not:

    What will it take for the US to ­finally ditch its “softly, softly” ­approach to Israel? Not even the bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza by Israeli forces could do it. The US called the act “indefensible” and called on Israel to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians. That’ll show ’em, Obama. Or not.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    It is common cause that when a minister’s official car breaks down, the department hires a replacement. Not for Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who chose to drive her own private car when her state car was not in use. At a time when government is calling for cuts in excessive spending, Pandor’s action shows a minister leading by example.

    Not:

    Dragged for kilometres during a hijacking and then dying. That’s the end of life for four-year-old Taegrin Morris. His death should shock us all into taking a stand against crime. The fight against crime cannot be relegated to the police alone. It will also take society’s efforts to clear our country of violent criminals.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Nelson Mandela, who has provided one of the very few reasons to believe in humanity this week. Even after death, the statesman has us out on Mandela Day doing our 67 minutes for the needy. In the week of atrocities like the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and the escalating carnage in Gaza, we needed this. Thanks again, Madiba.

    Not:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who ordered ground troops into Gaza this week after his armed forces rained bombs on the area, killing more than 260 Palestinian civilians. Among them were four cousins, aged between
    9 and 11, who were photographed running for their lives on the beach before being killed.

#PayBackTheMoney in memes

22 August 2014 10:40

South Africans got creative on Thursday (August 21 2014) after chaos erupted in Parliament when the Economic Freedom Fighters demanded to know when President Jacob Zuma would “pay back the money” spent on upgrades at his Nkandla home.

Right2Know: Media must be decommercialised if it is to be diverse

22 August 2014 8:37

South African media needs to be decommercialised so that the industry can see true diversity, Right2Know campaign spokesperson Dale McKinley has said.

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In our society, with all the criticisms, he is some kind of example for where he comes from.
SABC board lawyer Ngwako Maenetje defending Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as chief operating officer

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