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Jacob Zuma leaves prison on medical grounds

Former President Jacob Zuma was released from prison on on medical parole, Department of Correctional Services on Sunday.

Zuma has been incarcerated since July after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honour a summons to appear before the state capture commission.


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South African taxpayers panic ahead of planned emigration change

National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) have published the 2021 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill. The draft legislation proposes significant changes that will impact South Africans looking to emigrate.

The bill has been under significant scrutiny over the last couple of weeks, as it includes the addition of an ‘exit tax’…

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Cold front causes rare snowfall in South Africa

Cold front lashes Western Cape before moving to other parts of SA, bringing snowfall and fierce winds

On Thursday, an “intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough” hit the western parts of the country, said the South African Weather Service.

Over the weekend the cold front moved to other parts of the country, it said. 

Strong to…

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SADC leaders put forward show of unity over Mozambique insurgency

Southern African leaders put forward a show of unity on Thursday as they discussed a solution to the Mozambican insurgency.

Leaders of the South African Development Community’s (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security met with Mozambique in a closed session to discuss the recommendations of a technical committee that assessed the threat in…

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