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Staff Reporter. Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the United Kingdom (UK) government’s decision to remove South Africa from it’s red list. The UK is set to remove South Africa from a list of countries in their red list, thus opening British travellers to visit South Africa without requiring hotel…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africans can now download their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate following the official launch by the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla. Addressing a media briefing on government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme on Friday, the Minister said the certificate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A report assessing social assistance programmes has revealed that the country’s social assistance system represents a major intervention by government in addressing deprivation amongst the country’s population. According to the report titled ‘Social Assistance Programmes and Systems Review: South Africa’, South Africa’s social assistance system is an…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called on stakeholders to work together to address water challenges in Tshwane. Mchunu made the call during a meeting with the Executive Mayors of the Gauteng Province, held at Gallagher Convention Centre. Mchunu was supported by Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and…
Staff Reporter. The United Kingdom (UK) has cut 47 destinations from its red list for travel – including South Africa. In a statement on Thursday evening (7 October), the UK’s transport secretary Grant Shapps said that the change will officially take effect from Monday, 11 October. "I’m also making changes…
Staff Reporter. The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council says it is satisfied with the province’s readiness to hold the Local Government Elections on 01 November 2021. During its ordinary sitting on Wednesday, the Council said it is satisfied with the measures put in place by the Department of Community Safety and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister,Gwede Mantashe, says despite a Gauteng High Court judgment setting aside key parts of the Mining Charter relating to transformation last month, government "remains committed to the transformation" of the industry. Mantashe was speaking during the mining industry’s annual Joburg Indaba. In the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Improving bulk infrastructure provision would be a key catalyst to unlocking private sector investment into the South African economy, says Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) head, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa. Ramokgopa made the revelation on the second day of the two-day Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium - South Africa (SIDSSA).…
Staff Reporter. In an effort to alleviate the public’s frustration with the renewal of driving licences, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has officially opened two driving licence centres in Gauteng. "The operationalisation of these centres has added 35 380 renewal slots per month and increased Gauteng capacity for renewal slots…
Staff Reporter. Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to replenish emergency generation reserves. The power utility said that load shedding will be implemented starting Thursday evening (7 October) from 21h00 to 05h00 in the morning, and will again resume on…
Staff Reporter. The DA has succumbed to pressure and will be taking down its controversial election street posters in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal. The posters, which read: "The ANC called you racists," and: "The DA calls you heroes," referred to alleged racial tension in Phoenix, which surfaced during the civil unrest in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Stockphoto. President Cyril Ramaphosa says one of the key drivers of infrastructure development is green energy, which has the potential not only to drive industrialisation but to establish a whole new industrial reality. The President was delivering the keynote address on the second day of the Sustainable…
Staff Reporter. Parents and guardians have one day left until Phase 2 of the 2022 Online Admissions application period for Grade 1 and 8 closes. As the deadline draws to a close, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has reminded parents that applications can still be made on www.gdeadmissions.gov.za before…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa notified National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole, last month that he intends to suspend him and asked him to make representations as to why he should not be suspended, the Presidency has confirmed. This after the police commissioner was found wanting in a North…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) embarked on mass strike action on Thursday (7 October) as part of an ongoing dispute with the government, primarily over wages. The trade federation has asked its members to either join one of its planned activities across the country…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his warmest congratulations to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who celebrates his 90th birthday today. The President wishes the globally renowned former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and Johannesburg, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. eMedia Holdings, the parent of e.tv and Openview, has filed papers in the high court to stop communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni from declaring a March 2022 date for analogue television switch-off, saying such a tight deadline is simply not feasible. The free-to-air broadcaster filed papers last month…
Staff Reporter. @AdriandeKock. Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, has unveiled 55 new projects with some 538 500 estimated employment opportunities at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA). Speaking at the symposium held on Wednesday, the Minister said she was presenting the second round of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chemicals and energy giant Sasol has announced a first-of-its-kind memorandum of agreement with the Northern Cape government to conduct a two-year feasibility study for a landmark green hydrogen project in the province’s Boegoebaai. Another memorandum of agreement has also been signed with the Gauteng provincial government. The…
Staff Reporter. Police Minister Bheki Cele has labelled Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen a "brainless political thug" with "no conscience" following election posters in Phoenix near Durban. The posters read: "The ANC called you racists" and "The DA calls you heroes". This is in relation to the deaths of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Lebogang Maile feels vindicated by the Constitutional Court's ruling on the provincial executive committee's decision to put the Tshwane municipality under administration. This is despite the apex court, in its majority ruling, finding that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Newly appointed City of Johannesburg executive mayor Mpho Moerane launched e-Joburg, a municipal bill presentation and payment portal. The e-Joburg platform is a self-service portal that enables ratepayers, homeowners, companies, property managing agents and tenants to view and download their current and historical municipal bills, as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s vision of an equal and just society will remain elusive if women continue to shoulder the greatest burden of poverty; struggle to start businesses and face discrimination in the workplace. This is the sentiment shared by President Cyril Ramaphosa who was speaking in the inaugural…
Staff Reporter. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has encouraged teachers to make winning a habit not just for one's individual satisfaction, but for the pursuance of excellence in teaching. Motshekga was addressing the 21st National Teaching Awards (NTA) at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park on Wednesday. The annual awards are…
Staff Reporter. With the date for the municipal elections rapidly approaching, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) is readying itself to ensure equitable treatment for the election messages of all political parties and independent candidates on both public and community broadcasting platforms. "In line with Section 57…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Southern African Development Community will continue to support Mozambique in its efforts to fight terrorism in the State’s Cabo Delgado province. This as SADC convened an Extraordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the Heads of State and Government where it agreed…
Staff Reporter. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, and her Qatar counterpart, Dr Ahmed Hassen Al-Hammadi, are set to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations when they meet on Thursday. According to the department, the two leaders will explore several areas of mutual interest. The…
Staff Reporter. A former Eastern Cape senior educational specialist is expected to appear in the Gqeberha Magistrates' Court for numerous allegations of fraud and money laundering. This comes after she was summoned by the Gqeberha-based Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team on Tuesday. In a statement, the Hawks said: “Between…
Staff Reporter. At least 1 200 files, which include the names, banking details and contact details of those who have submitted personal information to the Department of Justice, may have been compromised during a ransomware attack on the department’s IT systems in September. This is according to the department’s Director-General…
By Karyn Maughan. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has rejected Jason Rohde's claims that his wife Susan hanged herself, finding that the State proved "beyond reasonable doubt" that he strangled her. In a unanimous ruling delivered on Tuesday morning, the court found that Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it is finalising and intensifying its national mobilisation efforts in the build-up to its national strike set to take place on Thursday (7 October). "The federation is issuing a call to all workers and South Africans to join…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality says that they regret the manner in which the initial social media post was shared 'where minimal detail was provided.' This is after a 'stadium' in the Eastern Cape, worth an eye watering R15 million, has left many social media users scratching…
Staff Reporter. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has unveiled four bridges connecting the North West province with the Free State across the Vaal River. Addressing the launch of October Transport Month on Tuesday in Vermaasdrift, North West, the Minister said the first bridge is located on Road SD860, with a span…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng Department of Health has amended its visiting hours in hospitals to allow relatives and friends to spend more time with their loved ones. Patients will now be allowed to have one visitor per day for 15 minutes during allocated times. This comes after Cabinet moved the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Health has launched its Covid-19 vaccine certificate portal, allowing users to create a QR code showing their Covid-19 vaccination status. The passport is currently only available to people fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with users required to fill in their contact details, including their ID…
Staff Reporter. The case against the 14 accused in the Buffalo City Metro's R10m Mandela memorial scandal was postponed again for a plea trial. The accused appeared before the East London Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where one of them, erstwhile Eastern Cape health and then-BCM councillor MEC Sindiswa Gomba, expressed…
Staff Reporter. The case of six men linked to the murder of Gauteng Health Department official, Babita Deokaran, has been postponed to 2 and 5 November due to technical issues experienced in court on Tuesday. The group was expected to continue with their bail application. Last month, proceedings were postponed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a national strike on Tuesday (5 October) following a deadlock in negotiations for a new wage deal. Union members didn’t report for duty in five of the country’s nine provinces and will begin picketing…
Staff Reporter. The Special Tribunal has ordered that suspended Eskom senior manager for Coal Operations, Petrus Mazibuko, pay back at least R11 million to the state after it was found that his company indirectly benefitted from a coal transportation contract from the power utility. This follows civil proceedings initiated against…
Staff Reporter. The officers accused of killing Nathaniel Julies are expected back in court today. They face a number of charges including murder, perjury, defeating the ends of justice and unlawful possession of ammunition. The accused have pleaded not guilty in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called for a lasting solution to the water crisis challenges plaguing the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality (MAP) in the Free State. The Minister made the call during a briefing on the water situation in the Municipality (MAP) on Monday. During the visit,…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today chair an Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique in Pretoria. The President is convening the summit in his capacity as Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. The summit…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A group of ANC members wants party President Cyril Ramaphosa disciplined for allegedly influencing party elections despite Parliament and the Constitutional Court clearing Ramaphosa. Onica Maphisa, a representative of the signatories, said, "we do not understand when he was cleared in parliament and by who. In court,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 429 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 906 851. This increase represents a 2.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile (centre) at a press briefing on 23 March 2020 to announce administrators for the recently dissolved Tshwane city council. Picture: @GDCoGTA/Twitter. The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Monday ruled that the Gauteng provincial government’s decision to place the City of Tshwane under administration…
Staff Reporter. The investigation into mismanagement at Robben Island Museum has been concluded and the full report is now available to interested parties and stakeholders for scrutiny. Irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure at the museum were the subject of two forensic investigations by Morar Incorporated and McRobert Attorneys. Just one…
Staff Reporter. ActionSA is heading to court to challenge the Electoral Commission of SA’s (IEC) decision not to include the party’s name in the ballot paper for the local government elections. The party announced on Monday that the IEC had failed to meet its 10am deadline to remedy the situation.…
Staff Reporter. A special tribunal has reserved judgment in the R40 million Beitbridge border fence case where the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) wants payment to the two companies that won the now-contested tender to be withheld. The tribunal’s Judge Lebohang Modiba said she had a lot to consider and refer…
Staff Reporter. The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) has to date paid out R5.8 billion in claims to businesses that suffered damages during the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. This was on Monday revealed by the National Treasury and Sasria in a joint statement. The two said…
Staff Reporter. The murder trial of the alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s killing on Monday was postponed to 17 January 2022. The trial against Ntuthuko Shoba was set to finally get underway at the Johannesburg High Court but the case had to be postponed to give Shoba’s lawyers enough time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Presidency has announced the list of successful candidates who have been nominated for consideration to become the country's next chief justice. A nominations panel has put forward eight candidates (listed in alphabetical order): Judge President John Hlophe Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga Justice Mandisa Maya Dr Wallace Amos…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Constitutional Court candidate advocate Alan Dodson SC has told the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) he has used the privilege that comes with his white skin to represent the disadvantaged in South Africa. During his interview on Monday, Dodson said he could not do much about the fact…
Staff Reporter. North West Premier Bushy Maape says he is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Naledi Local Municipality Mayor, Neo Skalk. The Mayor died in a car accident on Sunday, 3 October 2021. According to the police, the Mayor’s vehicle was involved in a head-on collision on N14…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the economic empowerment of women will bring the country closer to its Constitutional aspiration of meaningful equality between men and women. The President was addressing the nation through his weekly newsletter ahead of the Women’s Economic Assembly expected to be held in Johannesburg…
Staff Reporter. Two officers accused of killing Nathaniel Julies are in court. The Nathaniel Julies trial is expected to run until the end of the month. The two officers face several charges including murder while a third officer faces a charge of defeating the ends of justice over the killing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana The United Kingdom has updated its international travel system, effectively scrapping its 'traffic light' programme, which classified countries as 'green', 'yellow' and 'red' based on their Covid-19 risk. The change, which took effect from Monday morning (4 October), introduces only two categories – 'red' or 'the rest…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa says the party wants to take back control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. Ramaphosa encouraged residents of the Wells Estate where he is campaigning in Gqeberha to go out in numbers to vote as ANC wants to win the…
By Mduduzi Nonyane. A production company owned by former SABC employee Lehlohonolo Lehana is demanding R3 million from the public broadcaster for alleged theft of intellectual property and infringement of copyright. City Press previously reported that Lehana applied to the Johannesburg High Court for an interdict in June seeking to…
Staff Reporter. The head of BioNTech SE, the German company that developed the first Covid-19 vaccine, said a new formula is likely to be needed by mid-2022 to protect against future mutations of the virus. Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive officer of BioNtech, told the Financial Times that while…
Staff Reporter. United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says UDM municipalities and councillors will keep their noses clean and will look at their role of oversight. Holomisa said as the three-year allocation cycle does not work, district municipalities blow their budgets within the first year due to corruption and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited the public to nominate "suitably qualified candidates" for the chief justice post, but the lateness could mean a leadership vacuum at the head of the judiciary for the remainder of the year. Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng — who has already been on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The UK will soon allow quarantine-free travel for almost all countries, including South Africa, according to a report in The Sunday Telegraph. The current measures imposed by the British government permit entry to only British and Irish Nationals arriving from high-risk countries – commonly referred to as…
Staff Reporter. As part of government’s efforts to revive the economy, find sustainable ways to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and create opportunities for inclusive growth, South Africa will participate in the EXPO2020 Dubai. This world class investment platform is regarded as the oldest and largest international…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has received a few names before the appointment of the new chief justice. It is understood that between three and five candidates will be shortlisted. Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale said on Friday that the panel, chaired by Judge Navi Pillay, held its inaugural…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) is launching its election manifesto in Duduza, Ekurhuleni. The party was formed in 1959 by the late Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Another former PAC president Motsoko Pheko was in attendance in Duduza ahead of the manifesto launch by party leader Mzwanele Nyhontso. Nyhontso…
Staff Reporter. One person sustained severe injuries when a truck lost control shortly after 5am on Saturday morning and crashed into the M4 bridge in Durban. The accident occurred on Edwin Swales Drive just before South Coast Road. ALS Paramedics Medical Services attended to the accident. Truck crash: Edwin Swales…
Staff Reporter. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says access to digital and virtual infrastructure by older persons is government’s priority. Zulu was speaking at the launch of Social Development Month on Friday. The month-long campaign was launched under the theme, "Delivering DSD Services during COVID-19 in the Year of Charlotte…
Staff Reporter. Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the validity period of legally issued visas or asylum permits, which expired during the lockdown period, to 31 December 2021. In a statement,Home Affairs announced that the Minister has also approved the resumption of Identity Document (ID) and passport applications.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is nothing stopping the country from vaccinating an additional 16 million people by the end of this year. In order for South Africa to reach that target, at least 250 000 vaccine doses will have to be administered every working day until…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that hospitals and public health facilities in some provinces were deplorable and violated the constitutional rights of patients. On Friday,Mkhwebane and her deputy, Kholeka Gcaleka, released the outcome of investigations into the state of public healthcare facilities in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mxolisi Dukwana has been appointed as MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta). The move comes after Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela on Friday reshuffled her executive. The premier's office said: "After thorough consultations with all relevant stakeholders and structures, the premier of the Free State…
Staff Reporter. Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The perjury case against former social development minister and ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini has been set down to proceed for plea and trial in November. The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court dismissed objections…
Staff Reporter. The bail application of the six men charged with the murder of Gauteng Department of Health whistleblower Babita Deokaran has once again been postponed - this time due to technical issues with the courts recording system. Deokaran, 53, was gunned down while sitting in her car outside her…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mpho Moerane has been elected the new Johannesburg mayor on Friday. Moerane was elected unopposed. ANC councillor Mmatlou Mulaudzi nominated Moerane and was seconded by her colleague Solomon Mogase, and Moerane accepted. "This is very emotional for me," said Moerane, taking to the podium for his election…
Staff Reporter. The Electoral Commission chairperson, Glen Mashinini, says even under the difficult circumstances brought on by COVID-19, they are ready to deliver the 2021 Local Government Elections with unwavering consistency and commitment to South Africa’s democracy. Mashinini said the Commission has delivered a consistent succession of free and fair…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the Department of Health will soon roll out the vaccine certificate as proof that residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19. In a televised address to the nation, the President said the digital pass system could be used to show vaccination status…
Staff Reporter. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, Velenkosini Hlabisa has launched the party’s election manifesto in Durban, saying the party offers the greatest hope to South Africans to escape what he says is the ANC’s failure to govern, deliver jobs and provide people with security. Hlabisa asked that voters listen…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that a number of South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country moves to an adjusted level 1 lockdown from Friday (1 October). In a national address this evening, the president said that the country is making progress in its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Health Minister Joe Phaahla met with provincial premiers and MECs on Thursday afternoon. The government is proposing that SA move from adjusted alert Level 2 to Level 1. There is a proposal to change regulations…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Former president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla architect, Minenhle Makhanya, was booked into hospital on Wednesday. This has resulted in his hearing before a special tribunal being postponed until Friday. Special Tribunal spokesperson Selby Makgotho has confirmed that it had received a medical certificate regarding Makhanya’s health.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. European Union (EU) Deputy Head of the Delegation to South Africa, Raul de Luzenberger, says the union is lobbying for R170 million to be dedicated to infrastructure development in South Africa. He was speaking during a webinar on the impact of the EU funded Infrastructure Investment…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, on Thursday confirmed that seven officials implicated in the Digital Vibes scandal will be served with suspension letters today. "The Acting Director-General has also been making sure that the affected individuals are informed about what is coming. The letters are already prepared…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 on Thursday (30 September) on developments in the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. "The president’s address follows meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet," the presidency said in a statement. "The…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. A businessman linked to allegations of money laundering, fraud and theft at Transnet and its pension fund has been granted R150 000 bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court. Kuben Moodley was arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport before he could board a flight to Dubai.…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government is redoubling efforts to provide water and other basic services including electricity, sanitation, roads and internet access. Zikalala was addressing scores of community members during an engagement at Mzwandile Mhlawuli Sportfield in uMzumkhulu. The Premier launched a water master plan…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:AFP. African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa says that the party has learnt from its mistakes and is committed to doing better. Speaking to journalists at Luthuli House on Wednesday evening, Ramaphosa doubled-down on his election promise that the ANC would fix the problems in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Public Protector found no evidence that former health Minister Zweli Mkhize interfered in a R220 million loan that was granted by the Public Investment Corporation to Afric Oil. In a report released late on Wednesday, the Public Protector said it investigated media reports that alleged Mkhize,…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is set to plant 4 000 indigenous trees in Vryburg, North West, as part of an ambitious plan to restore forests. The department’s Deputy Minister, Makhotso Sotyu, accompanied by North West Premier Bushy Maape, will lead the planting initiative on…
Staff Reporter. The South African Post Office is changing its queuing and online systems, which it says will make it easier for motorists to get their vehicle licences. One of the key changes will see the introduction of separate queues for its regular customers, doing their everyday transactions – including…
Staff Reporter. The trial of seven Chinese nationals arrested for alleged human trafficking and child labour will resume in the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday. This after it was postponed, due to the ill health of a Mandarin interpreter. The seven accused Kevin Tsao Shu-Uei, Chen Hui, Qin Li, Jiaqing…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Water and Sanitation says it will fully support the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government in all its efforts and interventions to ensure that everyone has access to clean water in the province. In a statement on Wednesday, the department said that it welcomes the ongoing and consistent…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng Premier David Makhura says more than a million people in Gauteng have not gone back to receive their second jab of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. He was speaking during a visit to the newly opened pop-up vaccine site at Khutsong in the Merafong municipality in the province’s West…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. ANC Johannesburg regional treasurer Mpho Moerane is poised to be elected the next executive mayor of SA’s richest metro, after being endorsed as a Joburg’s mayoral candidate by the party’s regional and provincial structures. The country’s biggest budget municipality (it passed a budget of R73.3bn for…
Staff Reporter. The Special Investigating Unit says it will continue its investigation into the infamous R150 million Digital Vibes communications contract. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa released the unit’s report into the awarding of the contract by the National Department of Health. The corruption busting unit found that the…
Staff Reporter. The state capture inquiry has been granted a fifth extension, giving Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo three months to complete three years’ work. North Gauteng High Court Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela granted the commission an extension until December 31 to finalise its report after concluding its hearings in August.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Special Investigating Unit has found that the awarding of the infamous National Health Insurance (NHI) and COVID-19 communications contracts to Digital Vibes was "fraudulent, irregular" and "made a mockery of purported approved supply chain management" deviations that are allowed for government departments. This was revealed in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has provided an update on the future of Gauteng’s controversial e-toll system, warning that motorists should expect further delays as the government mulls its options for funding. Answering in a written parliamentary Q&A, Mbalula said that his department has tabled various funding…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the release of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) report into Digital Vibes. "President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised publication of the final report of the Special Investigating Unit into the National Department of Health’s awarding of a National Health Insurance media campaign and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Adjaye Associates. Former president Thabo Mbeki hopes the presidential library will be at the centre of preserving SA's and Africa's history and heritage. Mbeki said the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library will be a place where people can engage one another and maybe draw inspiration from leaders…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @JSE/Twitter. Nedbank Group has announced the passing on of chairman of the group, Vassi Naidoo, on 28 September 2021. Mpho Makwana, who has been acting chairman since Vassi was placed on medical leave of absence on 22 January 2021, said Naidoo brought a wealth of experience and…
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