‘Our enemy is here’: Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed

About 2 000 people packed a vigil for the air-crash victims in Toronto on Sunday, and a similar number attended a memorial in Edmonton, Alberta, where Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke. Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday; increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” one group of protesters chanted outside…

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Company involved in Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral to face corruption charges

It’s alleged the service provider inflated invoices, costing taxpayers R76 million for Madikizela-Mandela among others. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia De Lille says her officials will be laying charges against a funeral company that arranged the funeral and memorial services of struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and two other African National Congress veterans. She alleges that the service provider inflated invoices, costing taxpayers R76 million. De Lille says she believes government should cap state funerals. She says, “I will give you examples; an amount totalling 27 million was paid to…

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Expert says SA education system needs to change

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he backed plans to implement the policy that will see learners being allowed to leave school at the end of grade nine. An education expert says South Africa needs to change its education system. The comments comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he backed plans to implement the policy that will see learners being allowed to leave school at the end of grade nine. The plan forms part of a strategy to have a three stream schooling system. Education expert and retired lecturer in…

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