November 22, 2017

News:

Language policy kicks in

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The Free State Official Languages Act came into effect yesterday. The new law which was proclaimed by Premier Ace Magashule as the Free State Official Languages Act No.1 of 2017 in the Provincial Gazette on May 12, requires all provincial departments and public entities to ensure fair use of the country’s official languages for improved communication in all spheres of society. South Africa has 11 official languages and several unofficial ones. English is the most widely used language for official and commercial purposes but it is the fifth most spoken home language. According to Census 2011 figures, the predominant languages…

ANC: judicial commission will scrutinise state capture claims

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The party says all allegations related to state capture will be scrutinised during a judicial commission appointed to investigate the information. The African National Congress (ANC) says all allegations related to state capture will be scrutinised during a judicial commission appointed to investigate the information that has emerged in recent weeks. The extent of the Gupta family’s dealings with state-owned enterprises have been laid bare, with fresh email leaks revealing how the family has been pocketing billions of rand through dubious transactions, including Malusi Gigaba’s apparent hand in fast tracking documents and a former Eskom chief executive’ s questionable conduct….

Knives out for Eskom board

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The ANC’s national executive committee’s decision at the weekend that the reappointment should be rescinded hastened Molefe’s demise The decision of a committee of ministers to fire Brian Molefe as Eskom boss, just hours after he appeared in Parliament to explain one of the Gupta deals, has put the board of the utility in the firing line. Knives are out for the troubled power utility’s board, led by former SABC board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane, with the governing ANC’s alliance partners leading calls for it to be dissolved. SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo said the board must fall on their swords….