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Slutwalk Johannesburg Takes to the Streets

Slutwalk Johannesburg Takes to the Streets

According to reported information, it has been revealed that the streets of Johannesburg will witness a Slutwalk on Saturday, September 24, which is observed as the Heritage day in the City of Johannesburg.

The Slutwalk, which is one of the recent modes of protest, will be organized at the Zoo lake Sports Club.

In January 2011, Slutwalk started off in Canada after a Toronto police representative notified a team of students that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.

Pressure Buckles Up on Public Works Minister

Pressure Buckles Up on Public Works Minister

Was the recent crusade against corruption by Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde eyewash? It seems yes. Post reports released by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela over charges of having a key role in making doubtful police property deals, the minister had been under scanner for defending the grave charges.

Though she remained mum on the charges initially, pressure mounted on President Jacob Zuma to take stern action against her. As the headwinds were strong, she, in a spurt of moment to pass the buck, ordered to suspend her director-general instead.

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Taxi Driver Gets R5000 Bail

Taxi Driver Gets R5000 Bail

The Randburg Magistrate's Court has granted bail of R5000 to taxi driver Matume Thamaga, who rushed over an advocate and dragged her for some time.

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Decrease in National Spending By NHI

Decrease in National Spending By NHI

Recent reports have revealed that there shall soon be cuts issued on the spending done in South Africa. It was added that they were initially spending sum equal to 8% of the GDP in the health industry. It might now be reduced by 2% after the setting up of the National Health Insurance scheme. This was revealed by the chairperson of the health minister's advisory team Olive Shisana.

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Same Inflation Rate in South Africa in August @ 5.3%

Same Inflation Rate in South Africa in August @ 5.3%

When economists in South Africa came to know about its inflation rate as 5.3% in August as well, their expectations for keeping the central bank's target rate as a 30-year low tomorrow, propelled up.

According to statistics from the office of Pretoria, in comparison to last month prices have increased by 0.2%.

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Anglo American Faces Silicosis Claims

Anglo American Faces Silicosis Claims

Anglo American, a renowned mining company, has been sued by the Britain's High Court for jeopardizing the health of the miners. It has been reported that South African miners who have been working on the sites of Anglo American have succumbed to various lung disorders.

It has come to light that 450 miners have been affected by the hazardous chemicals of the mine. These miners have been diagnosed with silicosis or silico-tuberculosis, which is normally caused by extreme exposure to dust.

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South African Shares at Upward Momentum

South African Shares at Upward Momentum

On Wednesday, the global market was seen facing a downtrend. But today seems to be a lucky day as good news has been coming from South African stock markets. It has been reported that almost all shares on FTSE/JSE Africa closed at their highest.

The shares of Anglo American Plc, BHP Billiton Ltd., Datatec Ltd., First Uranium Corp., Gold Fields Ltd., Harmony Gold Mining Co., Investec Ltd., Old Mutual Plc, SABMiller Plc and Shoprite Holdings Ltd. are among those shares which witnessed maximum surge, today.

UJ’s Council Asks Government to Rethink Over Info Bill

UJ’s Council Asks Government to Rethink Over Info Bill

University of Johannesburg's (UJ) council has asked the government to not act upon the present Protection of State Information Bill, as it may have an adverse effect on the academic research work.

Pretoria Portland Cement Estimates Decline in Profits

Pretoria Portland Cement Estimates Decline in Profits

On Tuesday, the Pretoria Portland Cement claimed that it is estimating around 25% and 30% earnings per share, a significant loss as compared to 212.9 cents, during the 2010. In addition, the company said: "In line with guidance given at PPC's interim results during May 2011, cement demand in South Africa improved marginally during the second half of PPC's financial year".

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Mahlangu-Nkabinde Hails President for Taking Action against Police Commissioner

Mahlangu-Nkabinde Hails President for Taking Action against Police Commissioner

Yesterday, Mahlangu-Nkabinde, the Public Works Minister, hailed the Pretoria high court to announce two rented agreements for Police Services across the SA. In addition, Mahlangu-Nkabinde claimed that a 10-year lease, worth of R1.1 billion, was never signed at Shabangu's properties, In Shabangu's properties.

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