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Lucas Manyane Mangope died on Thursday at the age of 94.
ANC NW saddened by Mangope’s passing
20 January 2018, 11:59 AM

The African National Congress in North-West says it has learnt with sadness of the passing of Kgosi Lucas Manyane Mangope who died on Thursday at the age of 94.

The party says Kgosi Mangope’s United Christian Democratic Party played an important role as an opposition  in the  province.

The party said it wished the Mangope family strength in this time of loss.

Meanwhile, the provincial government has applied for permission with office of the State President to accord Chief Mangope a provincial funeral.

Provincial Director General Lydia Sebego says, “The government of Bokone Bophirima shall work together with the family to ensure that Kgosi Manyane Mangope gets a dignified send off as it befits his contribution towards the livelihoods of people Bokone Bophirima in his former position as the presidents of the erstwhile Bophuthatswana but also in his own capacity as the Kgosi in Bokone Bophirima. May his soul rest in peace.”

Connie Chiume will play the role of a mining elder.
Starring in Black Panther is a huge career move: Chiume
20 January 2018, 9:55 AM

Award-winning Actress, Connie Chiume says starring in the Black Panther movie is a huge career move.

The movie boasts a star-studded cast, which includes Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker, as well as Angela Basset and is one of the most highly anticipated new superhero movies this year.

The film also stars local performers, John Kani, his son Atandwa and Chiume who will play  the role of mining elder.

Black Panther is due to be released on February 16.

Speaking on Morning Live, Chiume says the movie industry in South Africa is so small that sometimes it feels like you have reached the ceiling.

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The Cape Cobras are a franchise cricket team representing the Western Province and Boland areas in South African domestic cricket.
Malan century sets up Cobras win over Lions
20 January 2018, 8:41 AM

A ninth career century by Pieter Malan set the Cape Cobras on their way to a 27-run Momentum One-Day Cup victory over the Lions at Boland Park in Paarl on Friday night.

The right-hander made 124 (132 balls, 12 fours) to help the hosts post 273/6, before the visitors were bowled out for 246 in 48.2 overs.

Rory Kleinveldt led the way with the ball by taking 3/48 as the Cobras maintained their second-place position on the log.

For the Lions, it was a costly defeat and saw them slip out of the play-off places behind the Warriors, who were surprise winners over the Dolphins in Durban.

Malan was the key man with his first ton of the season following four half-centuries, enabling his side to reach a useful total after they lost the toss and were asked to bat first.

Simon Khomari provided good support with his third successive half-century after he made 79 (103 balls, three fours) – the highest score of his career.

The Lions lost openers Stephen Cook (six) and Reeza Hendricks (22) inside the opening 12 overs, leaving them on 46/2.

Dominic Hendricks tried his best to keep them up with the run rate by hitting 77 (98 balls, six fours).

And the left-hander did a decent job by taking them to 197/5 in the 41st over before he was dismissed.

Dwaine Pretorius kept things going with 46, but after he fell, the tail caved in and the visitors were dismissed with 10 balls to spare.

The future of Jacob Zuma now lies in the hands of the top six officials.
Zuma must step down before 2019 election campaigns: NEC
20 January 2018, 7:31 AM

The African National Congress’ (ANC) National Executive Committee has agreed that President Jacob Zuma must step down before election campaigns for 2019.

There are also reports that the KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State’s provincial executives committees be dissolved.

The future of President Zuma now lies in the hands of the top six officials.

This follows the ANC NEC meeting which discussed the issue of his recall on Friday night.

Despite the recall of the president of not being part of the agenda, it is believed the matter was raised from the floor and after debating the matter, it is understood that the officials were tasked with the responsibility of managing the issue by engaging with Zuma.

There appears to be an agreement that by the time 2019 election comes, he should no longer be in office.

The debate on the two centres of power in the ANC was re-ignited after the election of Cyril Ramphosa as party president last month.

Many felt Ramaphosa should take over as the political centre is Luthuli House and the ANC is expected to clarify this matter upon the conclusion of its gathering at Irene, outside Pretoria on Sunday.

Unisa strike sparks registration chaos
17 January 2018, 8:02 AM

Students and prospective students arriving at the University of South Africa campuses have been forced to return due to a strike by the institution’s staff.

Workers affiliated to National Health Education and  Allied Workers Union are demanding a 12% salary increase while Unisa is offering 6.5%.

Unisa re-opened applications on Monday for first time undergraduates students. The closing date is Friday.

On Tuesday, there was chaos when walk-in applicants and students wanting to register jumped over the gates.

The South African Student Congress blockaded the entrance into the university, preventing staff and prospective students from accessing the campus.

In return, the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command fought for access onto the campus.

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