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Former UK politician Peter Hain is testifying at the state capture inquiry. He volunteered to give evidence before the commission and is expected to share information at his disposal on how international banks, corporates and states aided in the state capture. Courtesy of SABC.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has indicated that it’ll be taking On Point Engineering to court over fraud allegations. On Point Engineering representatives allegedly defrauded the Limpopo Roads and Transport Department of almost R52 million and two of the four on point representatives in the matter will also be charged…
John Steenhuisen is the DA's new interim leader . He was elected by the party's federal council in a special meeting which was prompted by former leader Mmusi Maimane's resignation, from the position he held since 2015. The DA has been without a leader for almost a month following Maimane's…
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it was consulting with workers on a secondary strike across the industry after talks with the South African Airways (SAA) ended without a deal. "This secondary strike will have the impact of shutting down the entire aviation sector," National Union of…
President Cyril Ramaphosa turns 67 and South Africa took social media to wish him a happy birthday. Happy birthday Mr President!May your day be filled with love, hope and happiness.@CyrilRamaphosa pic.twitter.com/YMpFD97Szr — South African Government (@GovernmentZA) November 17, 2019 #COSATU wishes the African National Congress President a Happy birthday. The…
Democratic Alliance members will vote for a new interim leader today, who will replace Mmusi Maimane. Mmusi Maimane resigned from the party and from Parliament in October. Maimane said he had fought to create a party for all South Africans, but felt that there was a "consistent and coordinated attempt…
Eskom has released a statement this morning, stating that the power utility's power system remained constrained and vulnerable, although no load shedding is expected The power utility reintroduced load shedding in late October after damage to hardware at a coal power station interrupted the ability to move and burn a…
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful. "In a settlement reached in terms of Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court,…
Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has been appointed as chairperson of the interim board of the social housing regulatory authority (SHRA). The SHRA is a public entity which was established by the minister of human settlements in August 2010. The entity reportedly has a budget of a R1 billion…
South African Airways (SAA) said it will reinstate the international flights for Sunday from OR Tambo but plans to cancel regional and domestic for Sunday and Monday due to the strike. The airline is working with Mango Airlines, to re-accommodate as many customers as possible traveling on its domestic services.…
The former SABC Group CEO Solly Mokoetle passed away this morning and the details of his passing are yet to be confirmed. Mokoetle took up his position as GCEO on January 1, 2010. Eight months after his appointment Mokoetle was suspended by the board who cited his failure to provide…
Luyanda Botha who confessed to the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been handed three life sentences in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court. He was charged with two counts of rape in addition to a murder charge, as…
The Police have started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHRC) offices in Pretoria and the scuffle ensued between refugees and the police. Police Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said police in Tshwane were attacked with stones and other projectiles being thrown at them. The…
The planned strike at South African Airways will go ahead indefinitely and this after the unions and SAA failed to reach agreement. SAA had offered the workers a wage increase of 5.9 percent but the unions rejected the offer and are demanding 8 percent. In a joint statement the two…
The Amaxhosa King Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu (51) has died this morning in Mthatha. He was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening. His passing has been confirmed by his uncle, Nkosi Xhanti Sigcawu. “I can confirm that His Majesty King Zwelonke passed on at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in…
A woman who displayed symptoms of the Ebola virus at the Ficksburg border was falsely confirmed to have contracted the disease and It was revealed to have been a “simulation exercise”. Eyewitness News earlier reported that health officials had "confirmed its first case of Ebola" According to the report, the…
South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2019. The cancellations follow an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that their members will…
The Africa Investment Forum declared it had secured $40.1 billion in investment,an increase on last year. Hundreds of delegates from scores of countries around the world got together in South Africa, the continent’s most industrialised country, to try to attract billions from foreign investors to boost business and fill a…
Trade unions have served the South African Airways with a 48-hour strike notice. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association said the strike would begin a 4am on Friday morning. The unions and SAA are deadlocked over the demand of an 8%…
KZN Government has confirmed that at least two people have died in New Hanover where a tornado ripped through the small town. Several parts of the province were lashed by heavy downpours last night. Cooperative Governance MEC Sipho Hlomuka and KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala visited the affected communities this morning,…
Former President Jacob Zuma has given the South African Revenue Service (SARS) permission to hand over his tax information to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Zuma says the Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane should be given the records as requested and she must not be hindered in doing her work. The…
The Public Investment Corporation(PIC) has lodged an application to liquidate Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM). SIM owns 55% of Independent Media, the publisher of titles such the The Star, Cape Times and Weekend Argus. SIM spokesperson Takudzwa Hove,said in a statement, the group had received an application to liquidate the company…
Adam Catzavelos has lost his bid to have criminal charges against struck off the roll. He is attempting to avoid prosecution on crimen injuria charges, laid by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), after an explosive video in which he used the k-word to express joy at not seeing a single…
Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela withdrew from the race to lead the party at a national level. Madikizela had initially indicated that he will contest the post vacated by Mmusi Maimane who resigned last month. He said before he made a decision to run for national leader,…
National police commissioner general Kehla Sitole said the investigation into the death of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was being conducted by a team led by a good and capable investigator. The police made this comment in response to an article in the Sunday Independent. The newspaper said based on…
Eskom said it doesn’t anticipate there will be load-shedding this week despite the system being constrained and vulnerable. The power utility has called on electricity users to reduce consumption to alleviate pressure on its system. On Thursday Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding after it lost three generating units. Spokesperson…
Police are liaising with Interpol to check if the suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Sandra Moonsamy are wanted outside South Africa. The Hawks have confirmed the arrests of four people. Two suspects were arrested in Johannesburg, and two suspects were arrested in Witbank. The mother-of-two was driving…
It's day three of the Springboks' Rugby World Cup trophy tour and the country's outpouring of sporting joy continues. The champions are in Eastern Cape this weekend. They will parade in East London on Saturday and Port Elizabeth on Sunday. The province is home to Siya Kolisi, Makazole Mapimpi and…
The beloved veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala is being laid to rest on Saturday in his home town, Impendle, in KwaZulu-Natal. Courtesy of SABC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2 for journalist and popular talk show host Xolani Gwala, the Presidency said last night. He died last week after battling colon cancer for two years. In September 2017, Gwala confirmed that he had been diagnosed with the disease…
Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding tonight from 10pm to 5am Friday morning. The power utility says the loss of three additional generation units is behind the decision to implement stage 2 load-shedding. Eskom confirmed the load-shedding on twitter. #POWERALERT 2Date: 7 November 2019Eskom will implement stage 2 loadshedding this…
The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s bid to appeal its ruling on the defamation lawsuit against former minister Derek Hanekom. In September, Judge Dhaya Pillay ruled that Zuma's tweet, in which he accused ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom of being "a known agent" was…
Hundreds of people gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Rivonia, Johannesburg, to pay their respects to departed radio journalist Xolani Gwala on Wednesday. He passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on November 1. Gwala was revered by colleagues, friends and family throughout the proceedings.…
The inquiry was adjourned yesterday in order to allow Jimmy Manyi time to review relevant documents. These include the Public Protector's report on a conflict of interest when he served as director-general of the Department of Labour. He dismissed the allegations levelled against him as "malicious" and "frivolous". Courtesy of…
President Cyril Ramaphosa receives the Springbok team in Pretoria this morning. Watch: Springboks World Cup Trophy Tour: Courtesy of SABC.
More than R363bn in new investments were pledged by the private and public sector during President Cyril Ramaphosa's investment conference, which he described as a vote of confidence in the country. Ramaphosa said he is pleased to announce that the total value of investment commitments made at the second investment…
The National Assembly has adopted the Promotion of Access to information Amendment Bill (PAIA) and once signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa, political parties and independent candidates will have to disclose private funders who donate to them. The Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Amendment Bill makes it…
The South African Police Services (SAPS) have confirmed that the convicted racist Vicki Momberg handed herself over to the Douglasdale Police Station following a consultation between police and her legal team. “Police have processed Ms Momberg, she will be handed over to prosecuting authorities at Randburg Magistrates’ Court,” said the…
The Durban father who killed his three biological children and stepdaughter was sentenced to four life terms in jail. Judge Sharmaine Balton when handing down the sentence to Sibusiso Mpungose in the Pietermaritzburg High Court said his actions were "horrendous" and "inhumane". He pleaded guilty in October to hanging his…
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that out of 31 projects which represented R238 billion in investment announced at last year's investment conference, eight has been realised and completed. He described as gratifying to witness the commitments of the inaugural conference materialising in the form of new factories, production lines, services, products…
The Commission will hear from the former Director Generals of GCIS, Themba Maseko and Mzwanele Manyi. Maseko told the commission that he was fired when refused to spend government advertising with the Gupta companies and Manyi was then appointed to that position. Manyi has denied that a large part of…
The fans welcome the Springboks coach Rasie Erasmus, and Captain Siya Kolisi. Watch: Springboks Captain and Coach bring the Webb Ellis Trophy Home. Courtesy of SABC.
Former President Jacob Zuma will not testify at the state commission of inquiry next week after the commission had issued a statement on Tuesday, saying He would appear from Monday to Friday. In a statement issued this afternoon the commission said: "The commission has been informed by the legal representatives…
Black First Land First (BLF) movement is no longer a political party. This follows a complaint by the Freedom Front Plus that the BLF excluded membership on the basis of race. BLF appealed the IEC’s ruling to deregister them as a political party, but party president Andile Mngxitama said they…
The former President Jacob Zuma will return to the state capture commission next week from the 11th to the 15th of November 2019. He was meant to appear last week but he had asked for a postponement to deal with his corruption case. The former president made explosive claims when…
Lobby group AfriForum makes an announcement on former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's murder case. Courtesy of ENCA.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has survived another motion of no confidence against him and remains mayor of the municipality. Earlier the EFF marched out of council chambers following a dispute with the speaker and the ANC also indicated it was pulling out of the petition calling for Bobani’s…
When PRASA launched the War Room on 8 August 2019, they made a firm commitment that this intervention will result in an improved customer experience for the citizens who use PRASA services every day. The high levels of customer dissatisfaction and a decline in passenger patronage, mostly attributable to, amongst…
The former Gauteng Economic Development MEC Kgosientso Ramokgopa has been appointed to head the president's infrastructure office. He was removed as member of executive council in Gauteng to make way for female MEC in order meet ANC directive on a 60/40 gender parity. Ramokgopa will be part of a special…
The former president Jacob Zuma has filed court papers to appeal a judgment that he stand trial on corruption charges. The KwaZulu-Natal High Court rejected his bid for a permanent stay of prosecution. The application for leave to appeal will be heard later this month. Zuma is facing a string…
Following a revelation in 2018 by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), that about 94% of bridges in the city were derelict, the M2 highway was closed for structural repairs earlier this year. After being closed for repairs for eight months, the highway is set to reopen. Motorists, however, will only…
Police are trying to track down convicted racist Vicky Momberg. This after a warrant was issued for her arrest a few months ago. Gauteng police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters said if she (Momberg) knows what's good for her, she will go to court and do what is right. "Unfortunately at this…
Gauteng MEC of Social Development Thuliswa Nkabinde Khawe passed away at Mulbarton hospital in Alberton on Friday night. The ANC in Gauteng has expressed its condolences. "The African National Congress in Gauteng province has received with shock and sadness the news of the passing of Comrade Thuliswa Winlove Nkabinde-Khawe on…
The Gauteng Department of Education has extended the admission placement period for the 2020 academic year to November 30. "During this period, 310 350 applications were made for grades 1 and 8. Of these, 27 563 applicants have not submitted any documents, while 282 787 submitted documents as required," department…
Moody's has changed the outlook on South Africa’s credit ratings to negative from stable. The decision to change the outlook reflects the ‘material risk that the government will not succeed in arresting the deterioration of its finances through a revival in economic growth and fiscal consolidation measures’, the group said…
Veteran radio personality Xolani Gwala has died at the age of 44 after succumbing to a lengthy battle with cancer. Xolani's wife, Peggy Sue Khumalo wrote a heartfelt letter to South Africans following the death of her husband: "The children and I and the rest of the family are devastated…
702 presenter Xolani Gwala has lost his battle with stage 4 colon cancer, the radio station announced on Friday morning after hearing from his family. The much-loved veteran talk-radio host was welcomed back with open arms and tears by both colleagues and listeners last year August when he made his…
The Democratic Alliance has announced the candidates who will contest the position of party leader and federal chair at its federal council next month. Western Cape MEC of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela has joined the battle to become the party’s next interim federal leader. In a statement on Thursday, the…
New DA interim Parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has appointed MP Natasha Mazzone as the new Chief Whip. In a statement Steenhuisen said Mazzone will resume the position immediately and Jacques Julius will remain deputy Chief Whip. Mazzone will replace John Steenhuisen, who ended his term as whip when former DA…
SAB has embarked on a road safety drive ahead of the festive season, launching a further four Alcohol Evidence Centre’s (AECs) in Durban, Limpopo, Marlboro and Soweto before December. The country’s leading brewer has already invested in 17 AECs across South Africa, which have shown great success in reducing fatalities…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) said that after considering a number of issues, it was decided that government would remain committed to a ‘user-pay’ model, showing support for the e-tolling system. He said motorists needed to leave behind the culture of non-compliance, again imploring…
Twitter was ablaze after residents took to the social media platform to report that they felt a tremor in and around KZN. It lasted for less than 40 seconds. The South African Weather Service has informed the public via Twitter that they should make contact with the Council of Geoscience…
The president is responding to questions posed by Members of Parliament in the National Assembly. The President’s responses will deal with, amongst others, the fight to end gender based violence, an update on the implementation of the economic stimulus and recovery plan and progress on government’s programme to accelerate land…
Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe said she was never involved in money laundering, illicit flows, regime change, supporting the opposition or terrorism in Botswana. Motsepe-Radebe was responding to the allegations that she was involved in a plot to topple Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who will be inaugurated on Friday following his victory in…
The Equality Court has dismissed the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan's hate speech application against EFF leader Julius Malema. Judge Roland Sutherland said while comments may indeed be hateful,but they do not fall within the terms of the Equality Act. Last year,Gordan lodged a case against Malema over remarks…
The state capture inquiry continues with more testimony expected on contracts between Eskom and Gupta-owned newspaper "New Age". Courtesy of ENCA.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday afternoon. Mboweni said the economy is now forecast to grow at 0.5% this year compared to the 1.5% that was expected in his February Budget. He said the consolidated budget deficit was now projected to rise from R3…
Finance minister Tito Mboweni will table his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) before parliament today at 14:00. His medium-term budget policy statement will likely make crisis management a focal point. Please note that this livestream will go live at 2pm. Courtesy of SABC.
Police and the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement have moved in-to disperse the foreign nationals from United Nations Refugee Agency Office in Cape Town. The foreign nationals have been camping out at the UN refugee agency offices demanding help to leave South Africa. Refugees from Somalia, Burundi, the Democratic…
Finance minister Tito Mboweni will table his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) before parliament today (30 October) and is expected to begin at 14h00. The speech will be broadcast on SABC news channels, ENCA and the Parliamentary Services Channel on channel 408 on DStv. The minister faces a challenging balancing…
The Legislators in the UK Parliament have signed off on holding a pre-Christmas general election following months of deadlock over Brexit. MPs voted 438 to 20 in favour of the snap poll on December 12, which will take place just seven weeks before Britain is scheduled to depart the European…
South Africa’s unemployment rate continued its climb to the highest levels in over a decade, data from Statistics SA showed. The rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 29.1% during the third quarter of 2019, statistician-general Risenga Maluleke said. “This is the highest since the first quarter of 2008,”…
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture looks into Eskom's sponsoring of TNA breakfast briefings. In 2014, the Mail and Guardian reported that the then Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings. The…
The Sunday World newspaper has rejected Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe denial that he paid bribes to two of its journalists to bury an article about his alleged extramarital affair. However, in a statement Mantashe’s ministry said no bribery occurred. “This past weekend, following a Sunday World report,…
The SABC has reached an agreement with SuperSport that will see them airing the Rugby World Cup final match between the Springboks and England. The match will be broadcast live on Sabc 2 on Saturday at 11am and they will also broadcast the third-place playoff between New Zealand and Wales…
The European Council has agreed to grant Britain a new Brexit delay to January 31 next year. President Donald Tusk said on Twitter "the EU 27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit extension. The decision is expected to be formalized through a written procedure".…
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) said it would be writing to Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe asking him to reveal the two journalists he allegedly admitted to paying hush money to over a story about an extra-marital affair. In the statement Sanef said brown envelope journalism is completely…
Life Healthcare Group has suspended Professor Peter Beale, a paediatric surgeon accused of negligence. In an internal letter to staff, Life Healthcare Group’s regional manager, Jayesh Parshotam, said the company had “taken the decision to suspend Professor Peter Beale’s administration privileges”. Beale has faced a number of negligence accusations, the…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that former chief whip John Steenhuisen has been elected as the new Parliamentary Leader for the party. DA caucus chairperson Annelie Lotriet said that nominations officially closed Friday night at 20:00,the position was uncontested with only one nomination. "She added that the DA's parliamentary…
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Senzo was gunned down in Volsoorus, east of Johannesburg, in the presence of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, her mother, Ntombi, sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend, Longwe Twala, his friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo…
The City of Johannebsurg said it expects systems to be back online over the weekend following a cyber attack. The City tweeted: "The incident is currently being investigated by City of Joburg cyber security experts, who have taken immediate and appropriate action to reinforce security measures to mitigate any potential…
Thousands of Zimbabweans have rallied in support of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call on the United States and the European Union to lift sanctions imposed against him and dozens of other officials over alleged human rights abuses and electoral fraud. Today's rally was part of a government-organised day of action to…
Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt is to remain behind bars after the Correctional Supervision and Parole Review Board(CSPRB) reviewed and set aside his parole placement. Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the decision was based on the fact that the parole board did not adhere to Section 75(4) of…
In a statement, the City of Johannesburg urged citizens to conserve water by ensuring they don’t leave taps dripping, use watering cans instead of hosepipes, shorten showering time and take shallow baths amongst other tips. Randwater spokesperson Eddie Singo said despite calls for residents to use water sparely, reservoir levels…
In a statement,he EFF expressed disappointment in the resignation of Mmusi Maimane. "As the EFF we worked with him well to unseat the irreparably corrupt ANC following the outcomes of the 2016 Local Government Elections. As leader of a white dominated DA, we could hold his hand in protests that…
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) said it was disappointed with the ruling in favour of the EFF in the intimidation case it brought against the party and its leader, Julius Malema. The application by Sanef to interdict EFF leader Julius Malema and his followers from intimidating and harassing…
Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he has resigned from both parliament and the party, following his announcement that he would be stepping down as DA leader. “I have worked tirelessly to build the project of One SA for All. It’s been my greatest honour to…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) federal executive are expected to hold an urgent meeting today following its leader Mmusi Maimane's resignation from his position in the South Africa's main opposition party. Maimane announced his decision to resign on Wednesday afternoon ending months of speculation on whether he was going to be…
Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a major summit aimed at reviving Russia’s influence in Africa,telling leaders from the continent he would seek to double trade in the coming years. All 54 African states were represented at the first Russia-Africa Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, with Putin set…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to address the media this afternoon at 15:00. The press briefing will take place at the party's Nkululeko House headquarters in Johannesburg. Maimane ascended to the position of Federal leader in May 2015, when he defeated Wilmot James at the party's…
The voters in Botswana head to the polls today for crucial general elections in one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Over 900,000 registered voters are expected to cast their ballots across the country to elect members of the national assembly. The government has declared October 23 – 25 as public…
Eskom was handed an additional R59 billion lifeline by parliament, prompting criticism from opposition parties who described it as a “blank cheque”. The special bill passed by parliament to grant the funding was first proposed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in July as Eskom struggled to service its ballooning debt…
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson won Parliament’s backing for the substance of his Brexit deal but lost a key vote on its timing, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading his country out of the European Union but effectively guarantees it won’t happen on the scheduled…
The Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment declaring a section of the Apartheid-Era Intimidation Act unconstitutional. In 2012, general Alfred Moyo, an activist from Makause informal settlement, in Germiston was arrested and charged with intimidation under Section 1(1)b of the act. It's alleged Moyo planned a march against police…
South African Airways (SAA) has revealed that it “may operate an amended flight schedule” following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) requirements. The decision to recall the aircraft follows an oversight inspection conducted by…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he is giving up his effort to form a new government after failing to form a coalition following an inconclusive parliamentary election last month. Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party and faces potential indictment in three corruption cases, had hoped to establish…
Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power but as a minority government, according to projections by Canada's national broadcaster, CBC. Despite some early losses in Canada's eastern provinces, the Liberals are expected to claim the most seats in parliament, giving them a second term. This federal election was seen as…
UK journalist Mehdi Hasan grilled former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on whether, in the 25 years since apartheid, her party has betrayed Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the dreams of South Africa’s rainbow nation. Mbete said: “People have done wrong things, but that doesn’t mean it’s all lost, [or] it’s…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will hold an urgent federal committee meeting to discuss operations in the City of Johannesburg following the resignation of Mayor Herman Mashaba. He is expected to vacate office on the 27th of November 2019. Mashaba resigned this morning following the appointment of former DA and Western…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has weighed in the current energy crisis in the country. In his weekly newsletter, He said the cost to our economy of power outages is significant. It contributes to investor unease at a time when we are trying to attract more domestic and foreign capital to South…
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is expected to announce his resignation. It follows the Democratic Alliance's Federal Council meeting over the weekend where Helen Zille was elected chairperson. Courtesy of ENCA.
Eskom said no load shedding is expected today and the probability of load shedding remains low for the rest of the week. The system’s improvement was largely as a result of several units being returned to service from planned and unplanned maintenance, and achieving a healthy water level at pumped…
Helen Zille was elected chairperson of the federal council narrowly beating Athol Trollip. Her election comes despite reservations by Mmusi Maimane and his supporters about her return to politics. Maimane and Zille’s relationship has soured since she tweeted about colonialism, and her election could weaken his grip on the party’s…
Uk Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a series of letters to the EU after he was forced by MPs to seek a further Brexit extension. The prime minister sent two letters to European Council president Donald Tusk – an unsigned message relaying parliament’s request for an extension to Brexit…
The United Kingdom's parliament has approved a proposal forcing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request a three-month Brexit extension from the European Union. MPs on Saturday voted 322 to 306 in favour of the amendment, which was brought forward by former Conservative MP Oliver Letwin and backed by a…
Boris Johnson has urged MPs to back his Brexit deal, insisting the deal has come to heal the rift in British politics over the UK's withdrawal from the EU. As Parliament sat for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years, the Prime Minister said the agreement he struck…
The Democratic Alliance's (DA) Federal Council meeting taking place over the weekend will be crucial in mapping the way forward for a party at a crossroads. The election is expected to be a two-horse race between former party leader Helen Zille and Athol Trollip, with Mike Waters and Thomas Walters…
Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented tomorrow as the power system remains "volatile". Eskom spokesperson Dikatso Mothae has confirmed load shedding and urged people to take precautions. “We will continue to double our efforts in terms of working around the clock to ensure that going forward that we don’t…
Axed deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba’s application to be reinstated has been dismissed with costs in the Western Cape High Court. Jiba asked the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi to reinstate her to the deputy national…
Cabinet has approved the Integrated Resource Plan on Thursday and It comes at a time when the country is grappling with rotational load-shedding. Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe has told a media briefing this morning that South Africa is not planning large nuclear units, but smaller, modular nuclear plants.…
Eskom will now be implementing stage 2 load shedding instead of the previously announced stage 1. The power utility said it has lost its Medupi 3, 4 and 5 power stations due to coal and handling issues further creating an additional shortage 1.500 MW generation capacity. Lat night Eskom announced…
Parliament has unanimously resolved to dismiss secretary to parliament Gengezi Mgidlana with immediate effect. Earlier the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) voted unanimously to dismiss Mgidlana, who has been on special leave since June 2017. All nine provinces supported the motion. He was suspended with full pay in 2017 following…
Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, said Washington and Ankara have agreed to a ceasefire in northeast Syria, where Turkey launched an offensive last week to push back Kurdish fighters from the border region. The announcement came after talks between Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…
Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza said that Eskom would implement stage one load shedding tomorrow and did not foresee the need for further power cuts thereafter. He was briefing the media on the state of the power utility after it implemented load shedding on Wednesday due to faulty generating units.…
The former president Jacob Zuma will not appear at the State Capture Commission as previously scheduled. He was expected to make his second appearance at the inquiry on Monday October 21, following his first appearance in July. Chairperson for the commission deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo made the announcement and…
Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life imprisonment for rape. Judge Mokhine Mosopa summarised the pre-sentencing evidence and said the fact that Ninow chose a child as his victim, is a case for concern. "The accused is a young person. At the time [of the rape] the accused had a…
After months of negotiations, the UK and EU agreed a new withdrawal deal, according to statement from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. A major sticking point to the plan had been the question of the Irish border. According to Juncker, the withdrawal agreement "focused…
Nelson Mandela Bay Speaker Buyelwa Mafaya has cancelled the council meeting where mayor Mongameli Bobani was due to face a motion of no confidence. Mafaya sent a notice out to all councillors early this morning. “Please be advised that both the special and the ordinary council meetings planned for Thursday…
Eskom said it would be implementing stage two load shedding tomorrow from 9am to 11pm. The power utility has blamed the load shedding on five power-generating units that were not in use due to boiler tube leaks. Since Saturday, Eskom has been relying on open cycle gas turbines to make…
The 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered at the University of Johannesburg on Saturday 23 November 2019 by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. The theme which the Chief Justice will speak to is constitutionalism as an instrument of transformation. The Foundation is mindful of the fact that constitutionalism can…
The convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has told the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria he has been using drugs since he was arrested at the Kgosi-Mampuru II Correctional facility. He took to the stand as his sentencing proceedings began to once again implore on the courts leniency for the rape of the…
Eskom this morning announced stage 2 load-shedding. The energy utility said the load-shedding - scheduled between 9am and 11pm - was due to a shortage of capacity. Eskom is expected to release more information later. #PowerAlert Due to a shortage of capacity stage 2 loadshedding is to be implemented from…
Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has performed well during the last financial year. The corporation said its assets under management increased by R47 billion when compared to last year. PIC interim board chairperson Reuel Khoza said that the corporation's performance was "sound and credible" despite governance challenges. And as the single…
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation. Acceptance of the results of the elections will be seen as a key test of a peace deal signed in August between the…
The national director of public prosecutions told parliament that the conviction rate in courts is shockingly low compared with the number of reported criminal cases. Batohi took up her post in February, replacing former NDPP Shaun Abrahams, and she briefed the justice and correctional services portfolio committee on the NPA’s…
The firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out at a MultiChoice building in Randburg. Joe Heshu, head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice, said the fire was caused as a result of waterproofing that was happening on the roof. "Subsequently, the building was evacuated and we can confirm that no…
The legal team of former president Jacob Zuma have informally indicated to the State it would appeal Friday's ruling that his corruption case must go ahead. Shortly after arriving at the court this morning for the trial which was set for three days, his attorney, Advocate Dan Mantsha, accompanied by…
US President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's military operation in northeast Syria, and called for an immediate ceasefire. Turkey launched the cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters last Wednesday after Trump withdrew some US troops from the region, drawing sharp criticism from fellow Republicans who accused him of…
Image: @RonaldLamola. The department of Justice is petitioning President Cyril Ramaphosa to give Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe a presidential pardon. He has been denied leave to appeal his conviction and sentence and he's also been denied bail. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said on Twitter that his department is…
The Independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia's presidential election with 72.71 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission has confirmed. Saied secured 2.7 million votes against one million received by his opponent, Nabil Karoui, in runoff vote, the commission said. Karoui, a business tycoon who was in jail…
Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2.0 tickets are going on sale across Ticketpro retail outlets from today. Tickets will cost from R60 each with more information available on www.mslt20.co.za and on the Ticketpro website (www.ticketpro.co.za) for their different regional outlets across South Africa. There will be free entry for children under…
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane support the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF), arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS “rogue unit” was unlawful, should be made public. EFF is opposing a bid by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to stop the classified report, compiled by the Inspector General…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Financial Times Africa Summit in London that South Africa is working to restore its institutions and to secure the private investment to grow the economy. Ramaphosa said they were open to outside investment in the state owned South African Airways(SAA). We are on record…
The trial of the men accused of killing former ANC youth league secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been postponed to April 14 in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The matter was heard in the High Court in Scottsburgh, where Sibusiso Ncengwa, Sbonelo Myeza, Mbulelo Mpofana, and Mlungisi Ncalane appeared before the judge.…
Image:AP. President Emmanuel Macron said he has told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in telephone calls that Ankara must cease its attacks immediately. He was holding an emergency security meeting last night to discuss the Turkish invasion, and said he's working with Germany on unspecified…
Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast, Syria,now in its fifth day. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to which millions of Syrian refugees can…
A "fraudulent" application for a home loan with VBS Mutual Bank has cast light on what appears to be a slush fund to channel funds to EFF or its leader Julius Malema. Sunday Times reported that an investigation of fraud at VBS led to the discovery of an alleged fraudulent…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have announced that they have reached a four (4) year agreement on the broadcast rights of SAFA matches and events. The agreement will annually cover: 6 Bafana Bafana matches (3 home AFCON qualifiers; 2 international friendlies and…
Tshepo Mphehlo has been laid to rest after being stabbed to death at school. He was stabbed at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng near Vanderbijlpark. The grade nine learner was killed with a pair of scissors during school hours. According to his teacher, the incident was a mistake and…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is taking legal action against a woman he alleges is attempting to extort money from him. News24 reports that it has in its possession,letters by Mboweni's lawyer,Jerome Levitz, that a woman has threatened to divulge WhatsApp and voice-recorded conversations between her and Mboweni. Allegedly the woman…
Typhoon Hagibis the strongest storm to hit Japan in decades, has begun reaping devastation along the Pacific coast of the country’s main island, with residents in the most vulnerable areas taking shelter in evacuation centres amid rising flood levels and violent winds which have left one man dead. As of …
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reshuffled his cabinet and drop one male as per the ANC NEC resolutions. The ANC resolved that where the Premier is male, 60 percent of the executive council had to be female. He has appointed Ms Morokane Mosupyoe as the new MEC for Economic Development…
The court has ruled that former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede did not intentionally violate her bail conditions. She appeared at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Gumede is out on R50,000 bail for her alleged involvement in a multi-million rand waste tender. Yesterday the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and the Hawks seized…
The Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court has denied Tharina Human and Pieter van Zyl bail and granted Laetitia Nel bail of R25,000. The trio are accused of kidnapping Amy Leign De Jager at Laerskool Kollegepark, in September 2. The third accused Laetitia Nel,must report every Wednesday to Vanderbijlpark police station and to…
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the awards committee announced in Norway. He was recognised for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement to end the long stalemate between the two countries. "When Abiy Ahmed reached out his hand, President Isaias…
Image: Business Day. Judge Nkola Motata will pay a fine of R1,152,650 that is equivalent of 12 months of his current salary, which shall be payable in full over a period of not more than 24 months from the date of the ruling,the commission announced. The JSC said the fine…
The Pietermaritzburg High Court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution with costs. He faces charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering related to the multi-billion-rand Arms Deal. The charges against Zuma date back to 2005 and including 783 payments, totalling just over 4m…
Image:Matt Chase. The US Treasury has imposed sanctions against the Gupta family and an associate over alleged corruption in South Africa. The sanctions were targeted at brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta, and businessman Salim Essa. They are accused of using their friendship with former president Jacob Zuma,to profit financially…
The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit raided former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede's home. Watch: Hawks raid the properties of former eThekwini mayor: Courtesy of MLive. The raid relates to corruption charges Gumede is facing regarding a R208m Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender and AFU said it was raiding more than…
Stellenbosch University's adoption of its 2016 language policy was justified after the constitutional court handed judgement in their favour. The university senate approved the policy on June 9, 2016, with 113 votes for the policy, and 10 against. In a statement, the university stated: "The policy explicitly made provision for…
The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit(AFU) are currently raiding three Durban properties, including the one linked to former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede. It is believed that the accused owns the property that are proceeds of crime in relation to Gumede's multimillion-rand fraud and corruption case. She is facing fraud and…
US President Donald Trump said he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's operation in northeast Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there. Earlier on Wednesday, Turkey launched a long-threatened military operation in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to resettle millions…
The state capture commission of inquiry has asked former president Jacob Zuma to give evidence two more times before the end of this year. This was revealed in email correspondence, dated July 30, 2019, that was made public this evening by the commission. The commission's head of the legal team…
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the paper setting out the roadmap for Eskom's future would be tabled before Cabinet soon. He made the announcement while speaking at the start of the first meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council at Tuynhuys, in Cape Town. [PICTURES]: President @CyrilRamaphosa chairs the inaugural meeting…
Kevin Wakeford's cross-examination of former Bosasa officials Angelo Agrizzi and Frans Vorster at the state capture inquiry has been postponed. The postponement relates to information contained in files held by curators of the controversial facilities management company which has not been made available to the commission to date. Deputy chief…
The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as "baseless" and "constitutionally invalid". Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating Trump. The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held back aid to…
Gauteng Police’s Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said that one suspect was fatally shot near New Canada, Soweto following a shoot–out with the police. He said police were alerted of a robbery at an electronics store at Cresta Mall in the West Rand. “It was reported that a group of men entered…
Old Mutual has filed papers in response to the action taken by axed CEO Peter Moyo. The insurer axed Moyo twice in June and August, saying that it had become clear that a continued employment relationship was untenable and citing a breakdown in confidence for its termination of his contract.…
The former public protector Thuli Madonsela has accused Duduzane Zuma of lying to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and trying to divert attention from the allegations levelled against him. Yesterday he claimed he was never given an opportunity to respond to the allegations made against him by former…
Athol Trollip, is confident of beating former party leader Helen Zille in the election of a new federal council chairperson of the country's official opposition party. Zille shocked party structures last week when she announced, just before the deadline for nominations, that she will be standing for the post that…
US President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy and obliterate" the Turkish economy if Ankara took any action he considered "off-limits" following his decision to withdraw US forces from northeastern Syria. "As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my…
Image:Twitter @HelenZille. Democratic Alliance(DA) has confirmed that Hellen Zille was eligible to stand for the position of chairperson of federal council. Desiree Van Der Walt,the presiding officer of federal council elections said in a statement that all canditates vying for the post have been fully vetted and meet the criteria…
Former SAA Chair,Dudu Myeni failed to show up in court for a case seeking to have her declared a delinquent director. According to Outa, Myeni called their legal team this morning to say she could not afford to travel to Pretoria for the court case. Judge Ronel Tolmay postponed the…
A learner has been stabbed to death in a classroom at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng. It is understood that the learner was stabbed by a schoolmate with a pair of scissors and the Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi was on his way to the school. A learner…
Polls have closed in Tunisia where nearly seven million people were eligible to vote in the country's parliamentary election. Voting began on Sunday at 8am local time in the presence of local and international observers, including regional experts and diplomats. This is the second such vote since the 2014 adoption…
The State Capture Commission announced that they would be hearing testimony tomorrow from Duduzane Zuma, the commission's spokesperson confirmed in a statement on Sunday. He was implicated by numerous witnesses since the start of the commission, primarily due to his business relationship with the controversial Gupta family,and his testimony is…
Tony Leon is part of a delegation of senior party figures led by Ryan Coetzee to ask the embattled leader Mmusi Maimane to quit in the interests of the party. Maimane has been under fire for allegedly accepting payments from Steinhoff and allowing corrupt business figures to fund his lifestyle.…
Presidential candidate Kais Saied said he has stopped campaigning before Tunisia's runoff vote as it would have created an unfair advantage over his jailed opponent, Nabil Karoui. The independent academic cited "ethical reasons" for halting any active campaigning for the October 13 polls, Tunisian state news agency TAP reported. "Saied…
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled residents of San Francisco and communities to the south, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake struck at 8:41 a.m. and was centered off the coast of Pacifica, approximately 3.7 miles southwest of Colma. Colma was founded as a necropolis…
President Cyril Ramaphosa took part in October Transport Month activities with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Gauteng Premier David Makhura. President President @CyrilRamaphosa has arrived at the Heidelberg Weighbridge in Heidelberg and is received by Gauteng Premier @David_Makhura ahead of the launch of #OTM2019 pic.twitter.com/a5KAX63a0z — PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 5,…
This day is observed on October 5 every year with an aim to improve teachers’ situation in the world. It was decided in the meeting between UNESCO and the International Labor Organization in the year 1966. World Teachers Day 2019 is not only a special day for teachers but also…
MultiChoice has informed its DStv Select subscribers that it will discontinue this service on 29 October and move them to DStv Family. The broadcaster has stopped actively selling DStv Select in April 2013 and replaced it with a DStv Family but legacy DStv Select subscribers were allowed to remain on…
The former SARS executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, said he has recorded phone calls and emails that prove EFF leader Julius Malema had asked for help with his tax affairs however Malema has denied this. On Friday, News24 reported that Malema, through his…
The SABC will receive a bailout of R3.2b from National Treasury, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced in a briefing in Pretoria . The minister said R2.1b would be transferred on Monday while the remaining R1.1b will be transferred once the SABC has met all the conditions. One of the requirements…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has cleared Mmusi Maimane of any financial wrongdoing regarding the Steinhof-sponsored car and the house he is currently renting. The internal inquiry was instituted after Maimane faced allegations relating to the declaration of a house he is renting and using a car from Steinhof. In a…
 WATCH: SA and Nigeria reach 32 bilateral agreements: Courtesy of EWN.
Twitter user Faizel Patel tweeted: "While some people criticize the JMPD, we should also look at the good they do. Like this officer who stopped to assist this motorist, got on his knees & changed the tyre." While some people criticize the JMPD, we should also look at the good…
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng released the annual report on the state of the judiciary in the country. He said several courts were under extreme pressure because of the high volume of cases. The report shows that high courts have only finalised 55% of criminal matters, while only 54% of civil…
Statistics South Africa said that housebreaking,car theft and murder slightly increased in the past two years. Stats SA made the announcement during a press briefing on the release of the Victims of Crime 2018/2019 report and estimated that its findings were compatible with police statistics. — Stats SA (@StatsSA) October…
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around the country that stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet today to discuss bolstering trade ties and political cooperation…
Boris Johnson appears to be fighting a losing battle to avoid Britain staying in the EU beyond 31 October. Johnson’s plan involves Northern Ireland leaving the EU's custom union at the end of transition, together with the rest of the UK, necessitating checks and controls on the island of Ireland.…
Courtesy of SABC. Public Protector said that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini did not intentionally mislead Parliament even though the Constitutional Court found that she did. Dlamini was taken to the Public Protector by DA MP Bridgitte Masango, who wanted the Public Protector to find that the former minister…
President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe meet Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Image: Presidency. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, officially ended their Sussex Royal Tour of Africa with a visit to the president’s residence. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica https://t.co/IxOAdhEn4h — Cyril Ramaphosa ?? (@CyrilRamaphosa) October 2, 2019…
Prime Minister pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on October 2, 2019. Twitter/@narendramodi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. Modi paid floral tributes, visited…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Ian Plaatjies as its new COO. He joins the SABC from the South African Bureau of Standards where he is the chief digital officer and is expected start working at the public broadcaster in November. Plaatjies has held the senior executive positions…
EFF leader Julius Malema has rejected an invitation from the former WC premier Helen Zille to discuss the future of South Africa. Zille tweeted her invitation to Malema “for a no-holds-barred discussion on SA’s future prospects. My diary is quite flexible, so you name the date, time and place. I’ll…
The state capture commission is hearing a second application from former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane to cross-examine public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Meanwhile Col Dhanajaya Naidoo is due to complete his testimony at the commission later and testified that Nathi Mthethwa may have been gifted a lavish Mercedes-Benz bought by…
Prince Harry released a forceful statement condemning the British tabloid press for spreading "relentless propaganda" about his wife, Meghan Markle. They announced that they're "taking legal action" against Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the Mail. "As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard…
China President Xi Jinping opened celebrations to mark 70 years of Communist rule vowing that "no force" would be able to shake the country, as a massive parade of troops and military hardware showcased Chinese muscle in the face of an unprecedented challenge to its authority in Hong Kong. "There…
Ranjeni Munusamy’s affidavit to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, in which she applied to cross-examine Hawks officer Colonel Kobus Roelofse following his allegations that she received payments from a crime intelligence trust fund, she also indicated that her employers, Tiso Blackstar, withdrew the legal support they initially…
Watch the launch of the Commission’s final report: Courtesy of You Tube:
The Supreme Court of Appeal has denied CPS the opportunity to appeal a High Court ruling that it must return R316 million to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and ordered to pay the legal costs. CPS approached the SCA in an effort to challenge the ruling by the…
A special ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting will continue in Boksburg this morning. The four-day gathering is reflecting on the economy and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's recovery plan which has caused divisions in the party. The poor state of municipalities was also discussed and of the 257 municipalities in…
The Democratic Alliance has come to the defence of its leader Mmusi Maimane amid reports that he had continued to drive around a car paid for by former Steinhof chief executive officer Markus Jooste. Rapport newspaper reported that Maimane had refused to return the car despite colleagues warning him about…
The body of Zimbabwe's late former President Robert Mugabe has been buried in his rural village of Kutama after weeks of wrangling between his family and the government over his final resting place. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95, almost two years after a military…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to ask the ANC about the R3 million donated to it by Bosasa. On August 22 this year,DA leader handed the letter to Ramaphosa to have look at in parliament. Ramaphosa promised that he would study the letter and…
Voting is under way in Afghanistan presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 15-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country's chief executive, considered his main rival. However dozens of people were turned away or…
In an address to the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu),Minister of Basic Education,Angie Motshekga said government’s plans to allow students to leave school at the end of Grade 9. Motshekga said that her department is working on the implementation of standardised assessments to reduce failure, repetition, and drop-out rates.…
The Department of Basic Education is working on formalising Grade 9 as one of the exit points of schooling. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed this at the SADTU's elective conference that is underway at Nasrec. “This (new exit certificate) is designed to take people straight to where they want…
Zimbabwe has announced that former president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family. The government said the family of the former leader "has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba" "In line with the government policy to respect…
Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption and tests were conducted by the CSIR. Watch the video below for more on the story: Courtesy of SABC.
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