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The High Court in Cape Town ordered refugees to abide by municipal by-laws on Monday. The city approached the court after the refugees refused to leave the Central Methodist Church and the surrounding areas, demanding to be moved and resettled to other countries in the wake of xenophobic attacks. The…
Image:AFP. The FW de Klerk Foundation has withdrawn its statement made on 14 February during which the former president said he didn’t believe apartheid was a crime against humanity. The foundation said it agreed with the Desmond Tutu Foundation in that it was “not the time to quibble about the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special official funeral category two in honour of Joseph Shabalala, the founder of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the presidency said. Shabalala died at the age of 78. The special official funeral category two entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service.…
Two school children died in a taxi accident in Olifantsfontein on the East Rand this morning. Spokesperson for the Gauteng Department of Education, Steve Mabona, said the taxi was transporting learners. Mabona said close to 21 learners were in the taxi and 16 were taken to Tembisa Hospital. The details…
Image:AFP. The ANC has condemned statements made by former President FW de Klerk about apartheid. It's called them a 'blatant whitewash'. De Klerk caused an uproar when he said in an interview that apartheid was not a crime against humanity. The full interview is on SABC Online. [MUST WATCH]: This…
Former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed an urgent court application to prevent Old Mutual from appointing a permanent CEO. The matter is set to be heard on March 10. In a statement issued on Sunday evening, Old Mutual said it had received the urgent application by Moyo to…
China has announced a drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak for a third consecutive day. On Sunday, authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases spiked earlier in the week after a change in the way they were counted but have been falling ever…
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 09:00 on Sunday,after four generating units have returned to service. The power utility had previously warned that Stage 3 load shedding would be implemented up until Monday, due to a shortage of capacity. As of 06:20 on Sunday, unplanned outages or breakdowns…
EFF leader Julius Malema believes that former president Jacob Zuma is too old to go to jail. Malema has said that jailing Zuma would serve no purpose and suggested that alternative ways of punishing the former president should be sought if he was found guilty. The Pietermaritzburg High Court recently…
The FW De Klerk Foundation has lambasted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema's attack saying former President and Nobel Peace Laureate, and his wife Elita had to endure wave after wave of vitriolic attacks by Julius Malema and EFF members of Parliament, clad in their trademark red boiler suits.…
The labour court has dismissed an application by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) to stop looming retrenchments at South African Airways (SAA). Judge Graham Moshoana said there were procedures in Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act dealing with retrenchments…
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is one of the country’s most important evenings. It is the evening where the President informs South Africa on the plans government will put in place to deal with the most pressing issues. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) disrupted the evening, and proceedings…
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has suspended the House ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address due to the disruptions by the Economic Freedom Fighters. She said that she would ring the bell to inform Members of Parliament when they would reconvene. EFF leader Julius Malema had…
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address on Thursday. The president will have to inspire confidence in South Africans but to achieve that, he will have to address critical issues in his address. “The address builds on the success of the recent free and fair…
Eskom has offered certain managers voluntary cash separation packages (VSPs) in a bid to implement its turnaround strategy. That's according to a leaked internal communiqué dated February 6, by Elsie Pule, group executive for human resources. “As part of the Eskom turnaround plan, in 2019, the Eskom Board granted approval…
The Judicial Conduct Committee will meet on the 21st of February to consider whether complaints involving Western Cape judge president John Hlophe and his deputy, Patricia Goliath, should be reported to the Judicial Conduct Tribunal. The JCC will consider whether it should recommend to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) that…
Parliament has confirmed that former president Jacob Zuma will be attending the State of the Nation Address(SONA) on Thursday. With the controversy of his arrest warrant still hanging in the air, it will be interesting to see if Msholozi actually pitches up Read more: https://briefly.co.za/53357-former-president-jacob-zuma-attend-sona-parliament-confirms.html With the controversy of his…
The embattled power utility,Eskom said in a statement that there will be no load shedding on Wednesday. It however warned that while there has been some improvement, load shedding could be implemented on short notice. "Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10 456 MW at 5:30m this morning." The power…
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday. Ramaphosa will have to inspire confidence in South Africans. He has a big task on his hands, especially at a time where many people are beginning to ask critical questions about the so-called "New…
Image:AFP. Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is going to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes. Bashir is accused of serious crimes in a conflict that broke out in Darfur in 2003 and led to the deaths…
Image:@therealmambazo/Twitter. Joseph Shabalala, the founder of multiple Grammy award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has died at the age of 78. The musician was best known as the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon's Graceland album. They…
The unemployment rate remained unchanged,for the fourth quarter of 2019 at 29.1% Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke released the results. Last year the unemployment rate rose to 29.1-percent, the highest in 11-years. “The results further indicate that the number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to 16,4-million and the number of…
Image:AFP. Today,February 11, 1990, was the day millions of black South Africans had been waiting decades for. Nelson Mandela walked out of Victor Verster Prison flanked by his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,his right hand raised and fist clenched. Thousands of excited supporters held back by police had lined up, all trying…
The high court in Pretoria has dismissed Eskom’s urgent application for tariff hikes of 16.6% and 16.7% over the next two years. In handing down the judgment, Judge Jody Kollapen dismissed Eskom’s request for the interim relief. “The determination of a suitable tariff requires a careful weighing and balancing of…
South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) has denied claims that it intends to privatise SABC3, Metro FM, 5FM and Good Hope FM. The public broadcaster has released a statement this morning after it was reportedly made aware of an article by Inside Politics published on 4 February 2020. Acting SABC spokesperson, Mmoni…
Image:@LindiweKwele. South African Post Office suspended its new interim CEO, Lindiwe Kwele, in December 2019. Kwele was appointed as interim CEO in August last year when former CEO Mark Barnes resigned citing differences on a forward strategy in relation to the structure of the group. She first joined the Post…
Eskom has announced that it will stop Stage 2 load-shedding at 21:00 on Sunday and implement Stage 1 from 09:00 on Monday. The power utility said this was because there had been an adequate recovery in emergency reserves. “While dam levels have recovered adequately enough to allow for a reduction…
The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic. With 89 more people dying -- most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak - the toll is now higher than the 774 killed…
Image: SABC-News. National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has extended the deadline for political parties to nominate people to serve on the panel of experts that will conduct a prima facie assessment of the DA motion to remove public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Friday's deadline has been extended to Wednesday February 12,…
Gold Reef City,SA’s most loved local entertainment spot, in association with CANSA, will be hosting Shavathons from 09h00 to 17h00 on Friday, 6 March at the Gold Reef City Casino, main entrance and on Saturday, 7 March from 09h30 to 17h00 at Gold Reef City Theme Park (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/theme-park), Town Square.…
The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Shamila Batohi has decided to withdraw charges against Ivan Pillay, Andries Janse Van Rensburg, and Johan Van Loggerenberg in the so-called SARS Rogue Unit saga. In a statement, Batohi 's office said the NDPP has informed relevant prosecutors and the lawyers representing the…
The ANC in the Free State has warned that arresting the former president Jacob Zuma would lead to instability in the country. “The courts of our country must learn that the stability of our country is very important to everybody and it is important that the decisions they make do…
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province, says the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Health authorities in the province says its screening process has not picked up any cases of the deadly outbreak from China in South Africa. Media reports last night suggested there were two suspected cases…
Embattled South African Airways has cut a large number of routes from its network,SAA is cancelling all of its domestic routes apart from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced. According to the latest announcement, all domestic destinations, including Durban, East…
The United States Senate has cleared Donald Trump of both charges in its impeachment trial of the president,bringing to an end to the saga. In a 52-48 vote, the Senate found Trump not guilty of abusing his power of office. The Senate voted 53-47 to acquit the president on the…
AFP Image. The constitutional court in Malawi has annulled last year's disputed presidential election results, citing the "widespread" irregularities and ordered a new vote. The incumbent president, Peter Mutharika, was declared the narrow winner of the May election. In their ruling, which lasted about 10 hours, a panel of five…
AP Image. Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95. Current Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Moi's death and declared a period of national mourning effective immediately until the day of his state funeral. Kenyatta said Moi died at the Nairobi Hospital early Tuesday in…
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said that the government wants to create a new power generation utility “outside of Eskom.” The comments were made at the opening address of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Mantashe said Government plans to seek investors for the creation of a…
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered the closure of the all Master’s Offices around the country for a day on Tuesday to facilitate the investigation under way by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Lamola announced at a media briefing on Monday that the shutdown would allow the…
The constitutional rules and regulations being applied to the removal process for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are in line with the law. In a statement issued on Sunday, parliament said National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise responded to a letter she received from Mkhwebane on Tuesday in which Mkhwebane alleged that…
The embattled Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced his resignation after he was given two options by his party: To resign or Face motion of no confidence. "It is with regret that I inform the people of Tshwane and my colleagues in my party, the Democratic Alliance, that I intend…
A funeral service for 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi is currently underway at Kensington Secondary School in Johannesburg. The former Parktown Boys' High School pupil died during a school orientation camp at the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge near Brits. Courtesy of ENCA.
Botswana has registered its first suspected case of the deadly coronavirus. A person arriving from China aboard Ethiopian Airways showed symptoms consistent with the virus and Ministry of Health said a man was detained at a local clinic soon after his flight from China landed at Gaborone's Sir Seretse Khama…
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Nelson Mandela University have joined hands in an effort to advance the legacy of the world icon after which they are named. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the former president's release from his 27-year imprisonment, the institutions will cement a strategic partnership…
Image Supplied. Transnet has appointed Portia Derby as group chief executive of Transnet, with immediate effect. In a statement released late on Friday, Transnet said Derby had a long history of service to SA and had been appointed on the recommendation of the company’s board and “with the support of…
Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter,said during the media briefing that implementing load shedding is not a decision that Eskom takes lightly, but regrettably, "it’s unavoidable". The return of rolling blackouts could be a start of a long and more intense period of load shedding that might be implemented by Eskom…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of Advocate Nompilo Kholeka Gcaleka as the new Deputy Public Protector. Gcaleka replaces Kevin Malunga, who occupied the position for the last seven years. She is expected to take up her position on 1 February 2020. "President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has assured the South Africans that there have been no cases of the coronavirus detected in the country. Mkhize also announced that the emergency operation centre has been officially opened and is staffed with individuals who will work specifically on monitoring the coronavirus. "To date, there…
Embattled South African Airways (SAA) announced the cancellation of numerous local and international flights due to what it describes as low demand. The flight cancellations come despite a R3.5 billion cash injection from the Development Bank of South Africa. The cancellations include numerous local and international flights for February, including…
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said an investigation is underway into the circumstances that led to an altercation between two of its cops and a taxi driver. JMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar could not confirm where and when the incident happened. Video footage shows the taxi driver asking…
South Africa’s second-biggest private hospital ground Life Healthcare has denied reports that a patient at one of their hospitals is receiving treatment for the deadly coronavirus. An outbreak of the virus has killed 170 people and infected more than 7,700 people in China, as well as around 100 people across…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has described the start of the new academic year as an emotional rollercoaster for him and his department. The latest tragedy to hit the schooling system saw the death of three teachers from Riverlea High School in the south of Johannesburg in a car accident…
Eskom has confirmed that it will implement Stage 2 load-shedding between 9pm tonight and 6am on Friday due to "system contraints" and "depleting emergency resources". The power utility added that the risk of load-shedding remains for tomorrow into the weekend. "We have been using pumped storage schemes and open cycle…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) had agreed to broadcast athletics events for the 2020 season. The agreement was signed at the SABC in Auckland Park earlier in the day and will see the SABC producing and broadcasting marathons, track and field and road running…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. The helicopter that slammed into a suburban Los Angeles hillside,killing Kobe Bryant,his daughter and seven others, lacked a terrain awareness system that could have warned the pilot he was too close to land, officials said. The Terrain Awareness and Warning System, or TAWS, would have sounded…
The public spat between the Hawks and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is escalating with the Hawks saying it is taken aback by her public utterances. On Tuesday, Mkhwebane held a media briefing where she released a number of reports and also spoke out about the Parliamentary process to remove her…
Three teachers from Riverlea High School in Johannesburg have died in a car accident today, January 29. "A tragedy has struck Riverlea High School. They lost three of their teachers in a car accident," Gauteng Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a brief statement. "As the department of education…
South African Airways (SAA) has been able to secure R3.5 billion in funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The state-owned airline was placed under voluntary business rescue in December, a process that required R4 billion in post-commencement funding. An amount of R2 billion was raised in state-guaranteed loans…
The family of Mampho Motsomi and her colleagues at MNS Attorneys, are appealing to be afforded space to grieve the loss of senior associate attorney, Mampho Motsomi, who died on Wednesday night, 22 January 2020, after being stabbed multiple times. "This is a tragic loss," said MNS chairman Mncedisi Ndlovu.…
Billionaire Patrice Motsepe has apologised for telling US President Donald Trump that Africans love him. The billionaire made the statement following a backlash, with critics saying he had no right to assume the role of Africa's spokesman. "I have a duty to listen to these differing views and would like…
Embattled Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is going to face a disciplinary hearing brought against him by his party, the DA. The DA’s federal executive met over the weekend to consider a report its federal local commission (FLC) had put together, saying Mokgalapa had a case to answer to. Although the…
A memorial service for the late Parktown Boys pupil, Enock Mpianzi is set to take place today at Parktown Boys High School. The 13 year-old Mpianzi drowned during a school orientation camp held in the North West. This week, President Cyril Ramaphosa touched on the topic of Mpizani's death in…
Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile is expected to hold a media briefing about his decision to rescind the suspension of two DA councillors. The Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng leader John Moodey has since called on Premier David Makhura to fire Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile. This after Maile rescinded the…
Image: Supplied via South Africa Travel Online. Cash-strapped state-owned bus company Autopax will not be able to pay full salaries to its 1,071 staff on Monday,after workers received a notice from management on Friday informing them that they will only get 50% of their wages for January. Autopax is a…
China said that the death toll from a deadly viral outbreak jumped to 81 as the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei suffered 24 new fatalities, while total confirmed cases nationwide rose sharply to 2,744. While there were no new deaths confirmed outside of Hubei, the national tally of verified infections…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says nine people were killed in the helicopter crash that killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among the passengers traveling onboard the helicopter. Nine people died in the crash, including the pilot, said Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL said "no words could express his pain" after former LA Lakers team-mate Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, aged 41. Bryant, and his oldest daughter Gianna, were travelling with at least three others in a private aircraft when it came down in Calabasas…
Kobe Bryant: AP. Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas,according to the sources. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with three…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ…
SARS has launched an investigation into the income tax affairs of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. IOL News reports that,Sars has ordered her to hand over copies of all relevant material including financial information, employment income, foreign income, business income, expenses, deductions and other income,dating back in 2011. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson, Oupa…
The African National Congress (ANC) wants the expropriation of land without compensation to be left to government executives, ultimately cutting out the court processes. The Sunday Times is reporting that the proposed amendment was reportedly adopted by the party at its national executive committee (NEC) lekgotla earlier this month and…
The lawyers for US President Donald Trump have told the senators that the Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an election year. It was the first day of their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Trump. White House…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come to the defense of mining magnate Patrice Motsepe after he sparked a debate on social media for telling US President Donald Trump that Africa loves him. Speaking to Trump, Motsepe said: "We do business in 50 countries and I had the honour of being…
The EFF has retracted allegations that journalists Thandeka Gqubule and Anton Harber were "Stratcom" agents, following a court order handed down in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday. The High Court found that the party and its spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had no evidence that both journalists were Stratcom…
Keamogetswe Seboko is being laid to rest today a week after he drowned in a swimming pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg. The 13 year old teenager's body was found in the hostel pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg. It is alleged that Keamogetswe was swimming with around 60 other…
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has approved a motion by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to start removal proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone had lodged the motion with the Modise's office three days after the rules were adopted on December 3. "The new rules expand…
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth have mutually agreed to withdraw the review application of the so-called Langebaan Four case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. "The matter is to proceed to the Equality Court to reach finality in a more expeditious…
Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the…
Isabel Dos Santos: Supplied. Isabel dos Santos has been named as a suspect in an investigation over alleged mismanagement during her time as chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, a position she was appointed to by her father, ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The inquiry covers the period that…
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that the commission of inquiry into state capture has applied for another extension until 31 December 2020. Zondo has warned that if the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture does not get an extension, it will not be able to complete its work.…
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed that more than 9 000 motorists were arrested on the country’s roads during the festive season. Mbalula said the motorists were arrested for various offences including drunken driving, speeding, reckless and negligent driving and outstanding warrants. He was briefing the media on the latest festive …
Diepsloot residents stormed the police station this morning demanding officers hand over the man accused of killing a cop last week. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, this call is then attributed to the murder of Detective Captain Oupa Matjie, who was fatally shot while in pursuit of suspects…
The wife of the legendary late boxer Peter Terror Mathebula collapsed and died. Emma Gabaitsiwe Mathebula died aged 65 this morning. She died on a day when her family and relatives were to celebrate the life of her late husband in a memorial service that was meant to take place…
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019, released today by Transparency International reveals that more than two-thirds of the 180 countries on the index score below 50, with an average score of just 43. South Africa has improved marginally from a score of 43 in 2018 to 44, which still places…
Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has suspended Tshwane council speaker Katlego Mathebe and former Johannesburg speaker Vasco da Gama. Maile held a media briefing on Thursday detailing his reasons for the suspensions. Both Mathebe and Da Gama were suspended for breaching the code of conduct for…
Patrice Motsepe’s investment holding company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) will increase its stake in Alexander Forbes as the firm undertakes a major shareholder restructuring. Alexander Forbes issued a statement that its largest shareholder, Mercer Africa, which owns a 34% stake, intends to dispose of its entire investment of 442.8-million shares…
Parktown Boys High School along with its School Governing Body (SGB) released a statement saying it would remain in communication with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi regarding his announcement that He will act against it, in the next 48 hours.The MEC announced on Radio 702’s Eusebius McKaizer show this morning…
Eskom has appointed seasoned journalist Sikonathi Mantshantsha as its national spokesperson, seeking to improve its public image. “His appointment is a firm step from our side to strengthen our efforts to improve Eskom’s image, to add another layer of success to our media response strategies in order to be more…
The Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge has released a statement on the death of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi at an orientation camp for Parktown Boys High School Grade 8 learners on 15 January. The Statement reads as follows: “The children participating in the activity were excited and competitive. The groups were…
Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has appointed seven new board members to the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa),with Eskom’s former chief nuclear officer Dave Nicholls as chair. Necsa is the custodian of the country’s nuclear programmes, which include a medical radioisotopes business used in cancer treatment and…
Image:Thabang Primary School Facebook Page. Thabang Primary SGB takes initiative to solve unemployment for their school's unemployed parents in Dobsonville through skills development and entrepreneurship. With unemployment reaching crisis proportions in a county at war with itself, it's encouraging to see how unemployed parents are tapping into their skills to…
The 50th World Economic Forum has kicked off in the Swiss city of Davos, with an agenda that is focused heavily on climate change, as world leaders struggle to tackle the crisis. The four-day annual gathering of some of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps…
South African Airways has confirmed that it was in a process of cancelling and consolidating selected local and international flights,as part of saving cash. In a statement it said the decision was part of what it sees as a "responsible strategy to conserve cash and optimise its position ahead of…
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said the ANC national executive committee (NEC) lekgotla has resolved that there should be no political interference in the operational matters of state-owned companies in South Africa. Ramaphosa said this was a reiteration of a resolution already taken at the Nasrec conference in 2017. He further…
The construction of a community-driven library in the Eastern Cape is one step closer to completion after a funding boost from a social impact initiative launched in 2019. The roof of the Novulakuvaliwe Community Library, situated in Lusikisiki, is currently being completed, following a significant contribution from JT Comms, powered…
Picture Supplied. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been denied access to the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Resort where the 13 year-old died. They arrived at the lodge to conduct an inspection of the scene where Enoch Mpianzi. The Commission was legally representing the pupil after the family…
Twitter/RolandWilliams. The African National Congress (ANC) chief whip in the Nelson Mandela Bay council Bicks Ndoni has passed away. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the news during the closing address of the governing party’s national executive committee lekgotla. "We have just received the news that one of our beloved comrades…
A drug resistant bacteria that broke out at Tembisa Hospital claimed the lives of 10 babies between November and December last year. There was a Carbapenem-Resistant-Enterobacterales (CRE) breakout from November 1 to December 31 at the hospital's neonatal unit which affected 17 babies. At least 10 died. In a statement…
Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding on Monday, as the power system continues to be "resilient". This comes after the power utility did not have power cuts over the weekend. "No load shedding is expected tomorrow, despite a constrained power system. This is owing to available…
Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen. The palace made the announcement in an official statement that read in parts: "The Duke and…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that it would file a complaint at the Public Service Commission to investigate the appointment of Menzi Simelane and Mo Shaik to the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Department. Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane and former intelligence head Mo Shaik have…
Parktown Boys High School issued a statement about the death of a grade 8 pupil during a school orientation camp. Here is the statement in full: The Parktown Boys’ High School Grade 8 Orientation Camp took place at Nyathi Bush and River Break in the North West Province. The Grade…
Mantwa Khoza, the wife of Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman and Orlando Pirates owner Irvin Khoza, has died. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced the news of her passing. The PSL released a press statement to convey their condolences to the Khoza family and stated that a moment of…
The body of Enock Mpianzi, the Parktown Boys High School pupil who went missing during an orientation camp, has been found by police. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed that the missing pupil was found and said that the boy's family had been briefed. Earlier on Friday the school…
A grade eight Parktown Boys' High pupil has gone missing while on a school orientation camp at a lodge in Brits, in the North West. The school issued a statement this morning stating that the Grade 8 group arrived at camp on Wednesday. "On Thursday morning, it was realised that…
Sibanye Stillwater has completed a consultation process at its Marikana operation ahead of restructuring the mine in which it would save about 329 jobs of the 5,270 jobs it estimated would be lost in September last year. The company announced that about 1,612 employees were granted voluntary separation packages while…
President Cyril Ramaphosa will not be attending this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland nor the UK-Africa Investment Summit so that he can focus on pressing issues at home. The annual gathering of financiers, business leaders and top government officials from around the world, held in Switzerland, …
South African Airways (SAA) has put up for sale nine of its Airbus aircraft, according to a tender document seeking proposals from interested buyers. According to a tender proposal, the airline is requesting bid to buy a number of its A340 aircraft. In total, there are nine A340s up for…
The Russian prime minister and entire government resigned as part of sweeping constitutional changes that could see President Vladimir Putin extend his hold on power. Putin, in his annual address to parliament, proposed a referendum on amending Russia's constitution to increase the powers of parliament. "I consider it necessary to…
Telkom SA said it could cut up to 3,000 jobs in its wholesale division Openserve, consumer unit as well as in its corporate center. In a letter to unions,Telkom said the planned job cuts will be managed in phases, with phase one starting from January to April. The Communication Workers…
The ANC has warned finance minister Tito Mboweni not to make public comments about the party’s policy positions, specifically on the SA Reserve Bank. This was after Mboweni, who is also an ANC national executive committee (NEC) member, tweeted that he believed the resolution to nationalise the Bank was a…
The case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has been postponed to April pending further investigations. The matter was heard in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday. Court heard that the State will be traversing through thousands of documents, cellphone records, more than 200 gigs of laptop and computer…
Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has been appointed as the Eskom board's interim chairperson. This follows the resignation of Jabu Mabuza last week. The department of public enterprises said in a statement that Makgoba is a "leading scientist and academic who joined the Eskom board as a non-executive director in 2018". "His…
Pupils from Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng in Gauteng have been sent home after the administrative block at the school was ravaged by flames. The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning before pupils were expected to arrive for the first day of the 2020 school year.…
The commission is hearing law enforcement-related testimony from the retired colonel as it continues to dig up allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector. WATCH LIVE: Colonel Johannes van Loggerenberg testifies at Zondo Inquiry: Courtesy of SABC.
Eskom does not expect any loadshedding tomorrow. There was adequate generation capacity to meet today’s demand in electricity, and as a result no load shedding was implemented, Eskom has said in a statement. “The flooding at some of our power stations in Mpumalanga meant that we had challenges with coal…
The Department of Education in Gauteng is optimistic that it will have close to a full house across all schools on Wednesday when the academic year resumes. MEC Panyaza Lesufi briefed the media on the admission process for grades 1 and 8 in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Lesufi has assured parents…
Update: Former President Jacob Zuma will not immediately be issued with a summons to appear before the state capture inquiry next month after his legal team argued that he will be undergoing intense medical treatment overseas and won’t be available before March. DCJ says it's been accepted that between the…
Old Mutual has won its appeal against an earlier order reinstating its former CEO Peter Moyo. The ruling was handed down by the Johannesburg High court this morning. The appeal of a Judge Brian Mashile's ruling was heard in December by a full bench of three judges, after Old Mutual…
President Cyril Ramaphosa and first lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe joined hundreds of mourners gathered at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus this morning for the funeral of iconic businessman Dr Richard Maponya. The president will deliver the eulogy for the pioneering businessman who has been hailed as a modern-day Midas.…
After a mountain of speculation since Harry and Meghan declared their intentions last week, today’s statement from the Queen leaves us a little clearer about what the future will hold for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The statement announces a “period of transition” for the royal couple and their…
Eskom has managed to avoid load shedding over the weekend and no load shedding is expected tomorrow, the power utility said. "The power system is showing some improvement as our teams continue to work hard to bring generation units that have tripped or are on maintenance back on line to…
Mogale City Mayor Naga Patrick Lipudi has passed away this morning after a short illness at the age of 59. He was admitted to Helen Joseph hospital yesterday. Sabelo Ngwane, chief administration officer in the mayor’s office, confirmed he died after a short illness in the early hours of this…
The accident between Wallmansthall and Petropoort south involved a truck and a light motor vehicle. Emergency services are on the scene on the N1 highway where five people have reported been killed. Tshwane emergency services management spokesperson Charles Mabaso there was an accident on the N1 between Wallmansthal and Petropoort…
No load shedding is expected on Sunday, Eskom said in a statement. "We have successfully returned Koeberg Unit One to service after a planned outage, which has added an additional 900MW to the system." After being out of commission for planned maintenance for months, Unit 1 was switched on Monday…
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have agreed in a phone call to identify the remains of those deceased on Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 in the near future, and on beginning joint work on decoding the black boxes of the crashed plane. Zelensky…
The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the party’s January 8 statement in Kimberley. Ramaphosa told hundreds of people attending the anniversary celebrations in Kimberley that its plans for the year are underpinned on the Freedom Charter. The country is commemorating 65 years since the adoption of the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that one of the factors that led to the recent rolling power cuts was sabotage. “Decisive action, in the end, will mean that people have to be charged, go to court, and that has to be dealt with by the criminal justice system,” Ramaphosa said. The…
Traffic was severely interrupted on the N1 near the William Nicol off-ramp in Johannesburg when a passenger bus travelling from Cape Town to Zimbabwe caught fire. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the bus was still on fire at around 08:20 and that firefighters were on the scene battling the blaze.…
Eskom announced that it will continue implementing stage 2 load shedding overnight and into Wednesday. South Africans had to contend with stage 4 load shedding for most of the day on Tuesday. Stage 4 was lowered to stage 3 at 8pm, and stage 3 was downgraded to stage 2 at…
SACP has began its special national congress with discussions centering on whether the party is ready to contest the next general elections and if its leaders should be allowed to serve in Cabinet. The congress is aimed at reviewing the implementation of resolutions taken since the SACP’s national congress two…
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has confirmed that at least one person has been found dead in Centurion and another is missing as a result of the flooding that hit Tshwane. She said that the person had been swept away by flood waters in the area…
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that he had decided to place state-owned Passenger Rail Agency South Africa (Prasa) under administration with immediate effect. At a press briefing, Mbalula also came to a decision to dissolve the interim Prasa board, a decision based on issues within Prasa. This was informed…
Eskom just announced that it will be moving to stage 6 load shedding as from 6pm. "We regret and sincerely apologise that stage 4 loadshedding will move to Stage 6 loadshedding as from 18:00 today, as a result of a shortage of capacity. This follows a technical problem at Medupi…
Ben Turok (born 26 June 1927 – died 9 December 2019) was a South African anti-apartheid activist, Economics Professor and member of parliament. He was a member of the African National Congress (ANC). Ben was born in Latvia in June 1927 and relocated to South Africa with his family in…
Eskom has warned that the risk of load shedding remains high for the week as a result of a shortage of capacity. The power utility implemented stage 2 load shedding on Sunday until 11 pm. Eskom said the system remained vulnerable and unreliable after losing additional units yesterday. Eskom spokesperson…
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019. The news broke in the early hours of Monday morning after Tunzi emerged victoriously from Sunday evening’s glittering pageant. The three-hour show was hosted once again by award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey alongside actress and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey,…
The SA Weather Service on Sunday issued a flood warning for parts of the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West provinces after days of heavy rain. Gauteng province has been experiencing heavy downpours since Thursday, and the weather service said the wet weather could continue until Tuesday. The N12 between…
A fourth and final mineworker trapped at the Tau Lekoa mine in Orkney has been confirmed dead. Search and rescue teams have been hard at work since Friday to recover the bodies after they were trapped in a shift following a rockfall caused by a tremor. The last body was…
Three of the four mineworkers who were trapped underground in the Tau Lekoa Mine have been found dead on Saturday. Village Main Reef (VMR) spokesperson James Duncan said the recoveries at the Tau Lekoa mine were made at around 19:00. "The board and management of VMR extend their deepest condolences…
Four miners trapped underground after a tremor caused a rockfall at a mine in Orkney and they are feared to have been cut off from oxygen. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have confirmed that five workers were trapped after a rockfall, but one was rescued shortly after the incident…
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside resolutions by the Tshwane council to remove Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and Council Speaker Katlego Mathebe from their positions. This includes : - The appointment of a new speaker. - The passing of a motion of no confidence in the speaker and…
The City of Tshwane has been placed under the administration of the Gauteng provincial government. MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance Lebogang Maile said the city was marred by administrative and service delivery challenges, which prompted the provincial government to intervene. The announcement came after the removal of mayor…
Eskom has announced that the power utility will implement stage 4 load-shedding from 14:00 on Friday. Stage 4 allows for up to 4 000 MW - just under 10% of Eskom's nominal capacity - to be cut from the national grid. "For now, the prognosis is that we will implement…
Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Thabang Moroe has been suspended. A CSA statement read as follows: The board of directors of Cricket South Africa has taken a decision to put the chief executive officer Thabang Moroe on precautionary suspension with pay, effective 6 December 2019, on allegations of misconduct,…
Eskom will continue with stage 2 load shedding from 9 am until 6 am on Saturday. In a statement released this morning,Eskom said its generating plants continued to perform at low levels of reliability, and its technical teams were unable to return units from planned and unplanned maintenance as scheduled.…
Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa was removed from office during the chaotic special council sitting at Tshwane House Council Chamber. Mokgalapa was voted out with 111 votes cast by the EFF and ANC councilors, while the DA councillors abstained from the proceeding. His removal came in the wake of the widely-reported…
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. "The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit…
Tshwane Speaker of council Katlego Mathebe has been been voted out. No one has opposed the vote and no one abstained. About 110 councillors voted in support of the motion of no confidence against her. EFF Tshwane treasurer Obakeng Ramabodu was appointed as the acting speaker and presided over the…
Image:EFF. EFF Deputy president Floyd Shivambu appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrates Court. A charge of assault was laid following an altercation between Shivambu and Media24 photographer Adrian de Kock outside Parliament in March last year. Spokesperson of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape Eric Ntabazalila…
Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 16:00 until 23:00. In a short statement,Eskom said it was implementing load shedding "due to a shortage of capacity". #PowerAlertEskom regrets that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 to 23:00 today due to a shortage of…
Adam Catzavelos has pleaded guilty to crimen injuria. "The accused admits that he took the video and uttered those words on August 12, 2018 but accepts that the video was seen for the first time by the complainant [Mandisa Mashego] on August 27, 2019. The accused admits that the use…
Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani has been removed through a motion of no confidence. The majority of the parties in the council chamber – DA, ANC, Patriotic Alliance, COPE, ACDP and AIC – voted in favour of DA councillor Morne Steyn’s motion. Political parties have tried on three previous…
Alleged sex offender Willem Breytenbach has been granted R50,000 bail following his appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. He faces charges of sexual and indecent assault and has been given strict bail conditions which include appearing at the police station three times a week and surrendering his passport. His…
Image:Metrofm. Gospel singer and pastor of All Nations Revival Ministries, Neyi Zimu, has passed away after a long illness. He was diagnosed with skin cancer. In a statement on social media last month, Neyi's wife, Nelizisiwe, said the singer was undergoing chemotherapy for mycosis fungoides. Pastor Zimu has been on…
South African Airways (SAA) will be placed under voluntary business rescue according to a leaked memo. The letter, drafted by secretary of the cabinet Cassius Lubisi, informs cabinet ministers and deputy ministers that the airline would have to “urgently” go into voluntary business rescue “to avoid an uncontrollable implosion of…
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has once again been admitted to hospital, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation said on Wednesday. Tutu, who turned 88 in October, has been admitted for a "stubborn infection", his wife Leah told the foundation. The Nobel laureate has been hospitalised several times over the past…
The National Assembly has approved Kholeka Gcaleka for the position of deputy public protector and her name will be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for ratification. The position of the deputy public protector becomes vacant from next week following the departure of incumbent Kevin Malunga, whose term has ended. Despite…
Geoff Makhubo is the new executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg. Makhubo won the vote,which took place on Wednesday, by a comfortable margin. The ANC's nominated him for the position as their preferred candidate, which was formerly held by Herman Mashaba of the DA and He received 137 of…
The election of a new City of Johannesburg is set to take place,following rules set out in the Municipal Structures Act after the special council meeting's postponement last week. Courtesy of SABC.
The National Assembly has adopted the rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the public protector. Parliament decided to draft the rules as it was considering instituting proceedings to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane. During the Fifth Parliament, then-DA chief whip John Steenhuisen…
A former teacher and Media24 executive, 55-year old Willem Breytenbach, was arrested in Hartenbos near Mossel Bay this afternoon. He had apparently just finished a session at a psychologist when he was arrested in connection with sexual assault charges. His arrest follows a weekly podcast by Johannesburg-based copywriter, Deon Wiggett,…
The National Assembly has agreed to remove Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi as senior prosecutors in the NPA. Members of the National Assembly said they support the decision of President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Jiba and Mrwebi in April following an inquiry headed by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro.…
Cricket South Africa,Chief Executive Thabang Moroe has apologised for the "mishap" that unfolded over the weekend which saw five cricket journalists have their media accreditation revoked. The five reporters who found themselves unable to work at Mzansi Super League (MSL) matches in Cape Town and Johannesburg over the weekend, were…
State capture inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted both Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy leave to give evidence and cross examine witnesses. He said Mantashe's time to cross-examine former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi and Richard le Roux would be determined at…
The former ministers Mildred Oliphant and Richard Baloyi are testifying at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry. Meanwhile, a non-government organisation is claiming new forensic evidence on Free State graft. Shadow World Investigations claims the evidence further implicate Ace Magashule and Mosebenzi Zwane. It is reportedly prepared to hand the…
Vodacom has responded to the release of the Data Service Market Inquiry by the Competition Commission on 2 December 2019. The network operator said that the delay in the allocation spectrum should be blamed for the rate at which data prices have fallen. Commission found that MTN and Vodacom must…
Gauteng MEC for Transport, Jacob Mamabolo is set to intervene after a taxi shooting this morning in Olievenhoutbosch, south of Tshwane that left one person dead and others injured. Mamabolo said the police needed to provide clarity on the circumstances around the shooting, but it was clear that at least…
The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni,who is facing a civil case seeking to declare her a delinquent director, cannot change her plea and the court has also dismissed an application to include other board members in the case. Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse…
President Cyril Ramaphosa said Precious Ramabula’s alleged killer had a pending rape case against him when he attacked her. The 21-year-old Capricorn TVET College student was found dead in her room a week ago after being stabbed 52 times. A 28-year-old man was arrested for her murder at his parents’…
The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "Communities make the difference". The commemoration of World AIDS Day, which will take place on 1 December 2019, is an important opportunity to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the…
The Electoral Commission has confirmed that former Tshwane MMC Sheila Senkubuge was verified as a citizen and thus placed on the voter’s roll. It is on this basis that she was able to contest as a candidate in the 2016 general elections of municipal councils,” the electoral body said in…
President Hage Geingob and his ruling Namibian South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) party has won the elections, the country’s electoral commission announced. The SWAPO party received over 56 percent of the votes for the national assembly, significantly less than during the last elections when the party, which has been…
The ANC’s Integrity Commission has recommended that former State Security Minister, now chair of the parliamentary committee on home affairs Bongani Bongo to step aside from all party positions and activities, pending the finalisation of his criminal case. Bongo was arrested by the Hawks in Cape Town and was released…
A structural fire has ravaged buildings on Rivonia Boulevard, close to 9th Avenue, in Rivonia. At least three people were reported injured when a fire broke out and they have been hospitalised,while the firefighters have managed to contain the flames. It is believed that one person was airlifted to hospital…
The embattled Tshwane MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Senkubuge has resigned from her position. Senkubuge said that despite her work successes, there were efforts to personally drag her name. "In light of recent events, and despite the many successes, it has become clear that attempts to vilify me are…
The Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that the results for the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams will be made public on January 7,2020. More than 700,000 candidates sat for the end-of-year exams at 7,000 examination centres across the country. Motshekga was "pleased that the exam process had…
Eskom has announced that it would no longer be cutting power next week to three municipalities in the Free State due to failure of payment. #ESKOMFREESTATE #MEDIASTATEMENT : ESKOM SUSPENDS PLANNED ELECTRICITY SUPPLY INTERRUPTIONS TO MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY pic.twitter.com/miG5tEzmxt — Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 29, 2019 Notices of…
Tongaat Hulett said it plans to pursue claims against 10 executives, after a PwC probe identified a number of undesirable accounting practices. The investigation identified practices that led to revenue being recognised in earlier reporting periods than it should have been expenses being inappropriately capitalised to assets, this had led…
The former President Jacob Zuma’s application for leave to appeal the High Court judgment on his trial has been dismissed. Zuma launched a leave to appeal bid, arguing the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) could arrive at a different decision to the High Court. The High Court dismissed his leave…
The king passed away two weeks ago at the Nelson Mandela Academic hospital at the age of 51. President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy. King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu has been accorded a category 1 funeral. He had been King since January 2006. Courtesy of SABC.
South African retailers are already preparing for Black Friday, which is set to begin on Friday 29 November. Black Friday is an American tradition which is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving and is marked by retailers offering massive discounts on products. In SA, the tradition has gained popularity in the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has withdrawn from this year’s Chairman’s Conversation hosted by Power FM following concerns raised by civil society organisations over assault allegations previously faced by the station’s boss and MSG Afrika chairperson,Given Mkhari. Civil society organisations The Wise Collective and the Soul City Institute on Wednesday issued statements…
Jet Demolition Director Joe Brinkmann highlights the close working relationship that the demolition specialist established with various stakeholders throughout the course of the project. The co-operation and dedication to the project by all stakeholders, including its main client the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID), various local and provincial departments,…
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the master plan aimed at addressing the country’s water crisis would include restructuring of her department and addressing financial mismanagement. She was speaking at the official launch of the national water and sanitation master plan. The plan outline government’s short, medium,…
Voting for the mayor of Johannesburg has been postponed to 4 December, to help determine the actual number of votes made up by the 50 percent plus one majority. The councillors wanted to know the number and the presiding officer had to consult, he then said the matter require proper…
The abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo has decided against attending the funeral of amaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu to avoid causing “unnecessary distraction during this difficult moment” for the Xhosa nation. Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha confirmed there were “engagements between government and King Zwelibanzi on this…
The ruling party in Namibia faces its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago. About registered 1.3 million voters were choosing the president and National Assembly members. The ruling SWAPO has been shaken by a corruption scandal and the weakening economy. Meanwhile, more than 700,000 of the country’s 2.5…
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is going to charge EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly firing a weapon in public during a rally in the Eastern Cape. Malema appeared in court in East London on Wednesday. NPA said in a statement that Malema faced five counts, including the unlawful possession…
The ANC majority of parliament’s justice committee has decided to recommend Kholeka Gcaleka as deputy public protector despite strong objections by opposition parties. DA and the EFF strongly opposed the choice of Gcaleka, who was special adviser to former home affairs and finance minister Malusi Gigaba. The committee’s recommendation will…
The parliament’s justice committee has decided that Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi should not be restored to their former positions. Jiba was a deputy national director of public prosecutions,and Mrwebi headed the special directorate of public prosecutions. The committee found no compelling reasons for them to be restored to office,…
City of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa will be placed on special leave pending investigations into his conduct. The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Gauteng leader John Moody said Mokgalapa informed the party that he will be going on leave starting on Thursday. "Until such time the legal commission has concluded its business.…
The National Assembly's rules committee has adopted draft rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector. The draft rules must still be adopted by the National Assembly before they come into effect and it is only likely to happen next year.…
The EFF's Tshwane caucus has submitted an urgent motion of no confidence against City of Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa. The party said in a statement: “There is an escalating water crisis in the City of Tshwane, more specifically at the water treatment plant in Rooiwaal which supplies water to residents…
The higher education, science and technology minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the “barbaric and shameful” murder of 21-year-old student Precious Ramabulana, from Limpopo. I denounce such barbaric and shameful acts against women, both in our institutions of learning and in society in general. “Our society cannot continue another day harbouring…
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said South Africa faces a prolonged period of weak economic growth marked by rising unemployment, inequality and greater credit-rating risk if the government does not act quickly to implement reforms. In October, the IMF slashed its 2019 gross domestic production (GDP) forecast for South Africa…
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed his intention to launch a countermotion to grill the axed SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane. Gordhan has welcomed the state capture commission's decision to grant Moyane the right to cross-examine him. Moyane wants to question Gordhan over the minister's suggestion that he was politically…
The former head of the foreign desk at the State Security Agency,Mo Shaik said the Gupta family was already a threat to national security by 2010. He accused former State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele of quashing a Gupta investigation in 2011. "The minister did not want to listen to the…
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and axed Public Protector COO Basani Baloyi will face off in court. The former Chief Operating Officer, Baloyi has taken both Mkhwebane and Public Protector CEO Vusi Mahlangu to court over her axing. Baloyi also wants the court to declare that Mkhwebane acted unconstitutionally, violating her…
The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) is a global campaign which begins on November 25 and concludes on December 10 each year. The campaign was initiated by activists at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, triggered by the Montreal massacre in Canada, where on December…
State Security Agency (SSA) is back in the spotlight at the state capture commission of inquiry. The commission has called former senior SSA officials Mo Shaik and Gibson Njenje to testify today. The former head of the South African Secret Service Shaik took up the position in 2009 when former…
Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa allegedly disses colleagues while ‘having sex’ with MMC. The City of Tshwane said in a media statement that they viewed what they called an alleged extortion attempt against their mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, in a serious light and considered it criminal. An audio recording had been leaked…
Thirteen houses and some schools have been damaged in the Ulundi area of KwaZulu-Natal after what has been confirmed as a tornado hit the area. “According to our tools there is a strong signal that the severe storm that moved over the area produced a tornado”, South African Weather Service’s…
The Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg CBD was demolished on this morning. Last week, the Gauteng provincial government confirmed that the Bank of Lisbon building will be imploded and the decision comes after a structural assessment on the building was conducted, following the fatal fire in September 2018.…
On the 22nd of November, 2019, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a special conversation between the Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele, and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, facilitated by seasoned media personality, Phemelo Motene. The conversation was a prelude to the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture,…
The theme which the Chief Justice will speak to is Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation. The Foundation is mindful of the fact that constitutionalism can be (and has been) utilised as a sophisticated instrument for protecting power, privilege and property. How can it become an instrument for deep and…
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled that African Global Operations, formerly known as Bosasa, is commercially insolvent and should be liquidated. SCA Judge Malcolm Wallis delivered a scathing judgment, just seven days after hearing the matter, overturning the March 2019 Gauteng High Court order in Johannesburg that set…
Liberty Life founder and entrepreneur Donald Gordon passed on yesterday at the age of 89. Gordon through his philanthropy provided scholarships for several underprivileged scholars that allowed them to go on to study at universities around the country. He founded Liberty in 1957 on the “principles born of a deep…
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