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Government confident of free and fair elections, Cogta minister says

Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the government is confident that the October 27 local government elections will go ahead without hindrance and will be free and fair.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the country is ready for elections on Wednesday October 27. File photo.

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Statistician-general blames Covid-19 for postponing census to February

SA's population count will be postponed to next year, thanks to Covid-19.

Statistician-general Risenga Maluleke says Stats SA has trained 688 field workers and plans to invest heavily in technology for the February census.

Norma Mngoma may appear before Zondo commission as early as Monday

Nomachule [Norma] Mngoma, the estranged wife of former minister Malusi Gigaba, may appear before the commission investigating allegations of state capture on Monday, just two weeks after she withdrew her voluntary participation from the inquiry.

Norma Mngoma walked free from court on Friday. File photo.

DA wants 'rowdy' and 'racist' land expropriation oral session reviewed

The DA wants the National Assembly's rules committee to review an oral submission session which saw MPs clash with AfriForum policy head Ernst Roets, accusing him of racism.

AfriForum's Ernst Roets says the organisation will open an incitement of violence case against the Nelson Mandela Foundation over its statement on violent protests in the US.

Government to lift J&J vaccine suspension, 1 million more doses coming by Monday

SA will receive one million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the plant in Gqeberha by Monday, acting minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said on Thursday.

ANC suspends Supra Mahumapelo's membership

TimesLIVE has seen a letter dated April 19 from interim provincial committeeΒ co-ordinator Hlomani Chauke which informs Mahumapelo of the temporary suspension of his party membership.

Supra Mahumapelo's party membership has been temporarily suspended by the North West's interim provincial committee. File photo.

DA to report Pemmy Majodina to parliament’s ethics committee

DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone says her party will report her ANC counterpart Pemmy Majodina to parliament’s ethics committee to account for her son’s apparent dodgy deal to supply ANC constituency offices with personal protective equipment in January.

ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has indicated her willingness to subject herself to a 'parliamentary ethics probe'. File photo.

Mboweni dismisses Sexwale's claim of a looted heritage fund

'Mr Tokyo Sexwale’s statement about stolen money is untrue, sad and [it] seems that he was a victim of the many scams around,' says finance minister Tito Mboweni.

Tito Mboweni says he will reach out to Tokyo Sexwale. File photo.