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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) executive Johann van Loggerenberg said on Tuesday his home was broken into in the early hours of the morning, less than a week after a similar incident at the home of fellow state-capture whistleblower Themba Maseko. "My home and home…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has welcomed the 2021/22 wage agreement between the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation. The two bodies concluded the negotiations on Friday, and the agreement is as follows: An annual increase of 1.5% on the total salary…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has been given the responsibility of overseeing the functioning of the ANC secretary-general office while acting SG Jessie Duarte is on sick leave. This was announced by Luthuli House on Tuesday after a meeting of its national working committee (NWC) on Monday. The…
Staff Reporter. Tuesday’s City of Johannesburg council sitting kicked off with protests over Speaker Vasco da Gama’s decision to not allow water bottles into the chamber. Security has been tightened around the precinct, this as the multi-party coalition, which includes the Democratic Alliance (DA) and ActionSA, is determined to get…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The high court in Cape Town has ruled that alleged parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe’s referral to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital was unlawful. Judge President John Hlophe declared the order unlawful, saying that Mafe was not questioned at all before being referred for psychiatric observation by the Cape Town…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. St Andrew's College (SAC) in Makhanda is proud to congratulate its Matric Class of 2021 on a stellar set of Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) results across all subjects. Against the backdrop of two-years of learning disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, accentuated by lockdowns,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has congratulated the nurses and doctors at Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital (JMMH) who delivered quadruplets at the weekend. The quadruplets were born in the early hours of Saturday, 15 January 2022. The MEC also expressed well wishes to the 39-year-old…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Transport will appeal a Pretoria High Court ruling that last week declared the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offence (AARTO) Act, unconstitutional and invalid. This was on Tuesday revealed by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula during the release of the 2021 festive season road fatality…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed that a total of 1 685 fatalities were recorded over the 2021 festive season period. The figure was a 14% increase from the previous period. Releasing the statistics on Tuesday, Mbalula said the Eastern Cape recorded the largest decline in road accident…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @KrugerPark. Lions and pumas at a zoo in Pretoria got severe Covid-19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed. A 2020 study of faeces from two pumas that had…
Staff Reporter. SA Taxi owner, Transaction Capital, plans to test electric taxis in South Africa as part of a possible long-term shift to cleaner energies. However, there are several longstanding issues that will need to be addressed before a full switch from traditional vehicles can be made, says chief executive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The council for quality assurance in education,Umalusi, has given the green light for the release of the 2021 matric results. "Having studied all the evidence presented, the executive committee of the Umalusi Council, noted that apart from some examination irregularities identified during the writing and marking of…
Staff Reporter. Former Eskom senior manager for Coal Operations, Petrus Mazibuko, has lost his leave to appeal application to have a R11.5 million forfeiture order against him set aside by the Special Tribunal. This after it was found that Mazibuko unlawfully benefitted from an Eskom coal transporting contract awarded to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has revealed that a total of 82 people have been lost to drowning or lightning across the country as the heavy torrential rains continue to batter South Africa. On Tuesday, the department said the threatening conditions required all…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the Department of Basic Education should continue to publish the matric results publicly on media platforms and newspapers. The ruling comes after the Department of Basic Education said in an 11 January statement that matric exam results will no…
Staff Reporter. The Free State Department of Education has called on learners and teachers in the province to exercise extreme caution amid heavy rains in QwaQwa. The department has suspended schooling today in Qwa Qwa due to the heavy downpour that damaged a large part of the region, limiting the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Toshiba. The South African government, led by The Presidency, is collaborating with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to promote the development of green hydrogen in the country. The German ministry has commissioned its development agency called the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the chairperson of the State Capture Commission, acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, requesting that he urgently consider approaching the Constitutional Court seeking an order of perjury against President Cyril Ramaphosa over misleading testimony delivered before the Commission. The party is…
Staff Reporter. The case against the terror-accused Thulsie twins has been postponed to Tuesday in the Johannesburg High Court. Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie made another appearance in the Johannesburg High Court on Monday. During proceedings, the state once again said it was ready to proceed with the long-awaited trial, suggesting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Presidency has announced that Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, will assume responsibility for the State Security Agency (SSA) with Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa expected to continue as his deputy. "This is in line with [Ramaphosa's] announcement of 5 August 2021 that the Ministry of State…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Passenger rail services have resumed between Mabopane and Pretoria after a two-year absence, much to the delight of commuters. Prasa and Metrorail closed the Mabopane railway station and line for refurbishing, and it was later announced that it will be reopened before the end of November, for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has warned companies against introducing mandatory vaccination policies, which it says risks infringing the Constitutional rights of workers. The Chapter 9 body raised concerns around a recent study that found that some Covid-19 vaccines may cause a small change to the…
Staff Reporter. A Department of Correctional Services official has been arrested together with another person after attempting to smuggle a large consignment of contraband into the Durban Correctional Centre. According to the department, the two were caught separately during the early hours of Saturday morning. "When a motor-vehicle with two…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The inquest into the Life Esidimeni tragedy resumed at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Hanna Jacobus, the former deputy director within the mental health directorate at the Gauteng Department of Health, has taken to the witness stand to be cross-examined. Jacobus is responsible for the NGOs…
By Lehlohonolo lehana The multi-party coalition (DA, ActionSA, IFP, PA, FF Plus, ACDP and Cope) governing the City of Johannesburg held a media briefing to address the recent ANC and EFF disruption of council meetings. The DA-led multi-party coalition in the City of Joburg vowed to ensure a smooth election…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The murder trial of the alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule's killing on Monday was postponed to next week by the Johannesburg High Court. The trial was set to get underway, but had to be postponed after the state requested to re-image the cellphone records of the accused,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the protection of the Constitution, democracy and state institutions are paramount to the safeguarding of South Africa's hard won freedom. Ramaphosa was addressing the nation through his weekly newsletter following an unprecedented two weeks in which a fire engulfed Parliament, the Constitutional Court…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education says it has received representations from a vast array of organisations and individuals as well as an urgent court application on the decision to stop the practice of publishing National Senior Certificate results on media platforms. In a statement on Sunday, the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the commencement of parts of the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, which will give the country’s law enforcement additional tools around DNA collection and usage in capturing and prosecuting criminals. From 31 January, a suspect arrested and charged with a schedule…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Limpopo health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba: Photo Credit:Alaister Russell. Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has defended her "open your books and close your legs" message to teenage girl pupils. Ramathuba came under fire earlier this week after a video of her telling pupils to focus on their…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Justice minister Ronald Lamola fired the latest salvo in a war of words between those who want President Cyril Ramaphosa to remain the ruling party’s head and those who want him ousted in December at a conference where its members will vote on senior leadership position. Lamola …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Dr Makhosi Khoza says Action SA’s national leadership told her she could not be trusted after she was elected to chair a powerful council committee with the help of ANC councillors in eThekwini. In December, Khoza was elected by the eThekwini Metro council as the chairperson of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Keita was remvoed from office in a coup File: Luc Gnago. Mali's former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the West African country from 2013 until he was ousted in a coup in 2020, died at the age of 76 in Bamako Sunday, his family said. Keita…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Moti family, whose children were kidnapped and held for ransom last year, issued a statement to fellow South Africans, thanking the public for their support. The four brothers were abducted on the morning of 20 October, on their way to Curro Heuwelkruin in Polokwane, a private…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SABC has embarked on another process to get rid of SABC News Group Executive Phathiswa Magopeni,this is after finding her guilty of misconduct for failing to stop the broadcast of an interdicted Special Assignment episode and issuing her with a written warning. According to City Press …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Robben Island Museum's (RIM) newest tour package, the walking tour, is not designed to exclude South Africans, but rather offers an alternative way to experience the rich historic tapestry that maps the journey of South Africa's liberation struggle. "In the current economic climate, striking a balance between…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SABC’s Lesedi FM radio station in Bloemfotein premises has been cleared for operations after an intruder was shot and wounded in the early hours of Sunday morning. The suspect had also spray-painted corridor walls with graffiti. This comes as Bloemfontein police had been investigating alleged death threats…
Staff Reporter. City Power believes it has made significant breakthroughs in the fight against copper cable theft and vandalism in Johannesburg. "In a period of six days, multiple arrests have been made in various areas," says City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena. "On Sunday, 9 January, police arrested a suspect who…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The High Court this week declared South Africa’s controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the Aarto Amendment Act as unconstitutional and invalid. In her ruling, judge Annali Basson found that the legislation unlawfully intrudes upon the exclusive executive and legislative competence of the…
By Lisalee Solomons. @MasiLosi. The former CEO of the Government Communications and Information Systems (GCIS), Themba Maseko, woke up to intruders inside the roof of his Sandton home in the early hours of Friday. Maseko said he and his wife had been asleep when she heard footsteps on the roof.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The African National Congress (ANC) must become humble and accept that it has lost power. That is the advice from the party's suspended ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule. Magashule was speaking at the funeral of ANC stalwart Pule Mlambo on Saturday morning. Mlambo was a former…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom says the extended unavailability of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station's units 1 and 2 this year due to planned outages, means the electricity supply system in the country may come under additional strain. Koeberg's unit 2 is set to go offline for about five months as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles and will defend a civil sexual assault lawsuit as a 'private citizen", Buckingham Palace announced. The Duke of York has returned his military appointments and patronages "with the Queen’s approval and agreement" and will no longer be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse laid criminal charges against several ANC and EFF councillors at the Hillbrow Police Station. Phalatse was joined by multi-party coalition government councillors, who suffered physical injuries after Thursday’s fiasco at the council meeting. The council sitting descended into chaos when councillors, mainly from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The civil rights organisation AfriForum, Maroela Media and Anlé Spies (a 2021 matriculant) on Friday served court papers to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, opposing the departments decision not to publish the 2021 matric results in the media. According to Natasha Venter, Manager for Education Rights at…
By lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress pays homage to one of its senior staffers and former secretary of the movement in the Johannesburg Region. A senior staffer in the office of the secretary-general at Luthuli House, Pule "Boutros" Mlambo, died on Monday at the age of 59 after a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zandile Mafe's accused of setting fire to Parliament will have to wait until next Saturday for a decision on whether he will be granted bail. Mafe’s defence team called for an urgent bail application on Saturday at 11am at the Western Cape High Court. The court was…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has condemned what he has termed "an economic sabotage" after police seized over R1 billion worth of fake goods during law enforcement operations in the province. Counterfeit goods with an estimated value of more than R1 billion were confiscated by police during the integrated…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Minister, Barbara Creecy, has deployed a team of environmental management inspectors to support a probe into the pollution of KwaZulu-Natal rivers from slurry dam breach. The team consists of inspectors with experience in dealing with pollution incidents. In a statement, the department…
Staff Reporter. The City of Tshwane says it will be implementing a lottery recruitment system (electronic random draw) for eligible job seekers in its latest recruitment drive for 9000 work opportunities for a period of six months. The City’s Community and Social Development Services Department officially launched its recruitment drive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month. The state of disaster is now set to expire on 15 February 2022. This would make it the 22nd month under the state of disaster since it…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EsaAlexander. The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that the alleged arsonist Zandile Mafe’s bail application will be heard on Saturday. Last week, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court ordered that Mafe undergo a 30 day mental observation at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital. A report from district surgeon Dr…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health minister Joe Phaahla says the government is working on new proposals to lift South Africa’s national state of disaster. Addressing a media briefing on Friday (14 January), Phaahla said a team comprised of members from the Department of Health, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the country will continue to pursue an energy mix while balancing the country's low carbon emissions commitments. He was addressing a gathering of the South African Youth Economic Council held in Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Mantashe explained that the…
Staff Reporter. Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Minister, Barbara Creecy, has condemned the killing of five City of Johannesburg security guards in a shooting at a Johannesburg landfill site on Tuesday. In a statement on Thursday, Creecy strongly condemned the murder of the guards and the wounding of two of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Africa is continuing to decline despite the Omicron variant overtaking Delta as the leading variant on the continent. This is according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region Emergency Director, Dr Abdou Salam Gueye. Cumulative COVID-19 cases across the continent…
Staff Reporter. A former police warrant officer has been sentenced to a ten years direct imprisonment by the Rustenburg Regional Court for defrauding the South African Police Service (SAPS) of just over R1.7 million. Stephan Ferreira (47), who was attached to the police’s finance department in Rustenburg, resigned in 2015…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The City of Johannesburg council meeting has been postponed to next Tuesday following disruptions by African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillors. The parties met on Thursday for the election of chair of chairs and chairpersons of all Section 79 committees. According to member…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The economists at investment bank BNP Paribas says as South Africa appears to be leaving the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic behind it, much of the focus this year will be on getting the economic basics right. However, this could prove difficult given the country’s widening energy…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SpaceX is launching three South African nanosatellites – known as the MDASat1 satellite constellation – onboard a Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Transporter-3 mission. "A first for South Africa’s space industry, three locally produced nanosatellites will be launched into space today," the department of science…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africans denied legal alcohol sales during bans to contain the Covid-19 pandemic now risk shortages due to supply-chain disruptions affecting glassmakers. Consol Holdings, the largest glass manufacturer in Africa, is battling reduced stock and a limited ability to ramp-up manufacturing quickly, according to commercial executive Dale…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Information Regulator of South Africa says it has noted the decision of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to stop the publication of matric results on public platforms ostensibly in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The Regulator met with the department on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pretoria High Court has found that South Africa’s Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the Aarto Amendment Act are unconstitutional. This comes after civil society group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) approached the court in October 2021 to declare both the main…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Judgment has been reserved in the case of the AmaZulu royal household in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. In the first application, Queen Sibongile Dlamini Zulu, who married the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu in 1969, sought a declaratory order stating hers was the only valid and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has tabled the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) bill in parliament. The bill, which was first announced in 2017, seeks to provide updated amendments to sections of the South African Schools Act. This includes stricter rules around student attendance, admissions and…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has announced that it will be suspending the Presidential Employment Stimulus vouchers programme immediately following unhappiness about the programme's implementation. The programme – which is in its second phase – is geared at assisting subsistence farmers to buy…
Staff Reporter. Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says the department will present a new driver’s licence card machine for approval at the first Cabinet meeting of the year. "The machine (from Germany) that produces driver’s licenses is... old... No other country in the world is still using that machine... It’s going…
Staff Reporter. The KZN Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka has confirmed that the number of fatalities from the floods and storms that have occurred in the province since mid December has risen to 24, while one person was still missing. According to Hlomuka, there have been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting chief justice Raymond Zondo lambasted Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu over her criticism of the judiciary. "Sisulu has launched a completely unwarranted attack on the judiciary and has heaped insults," Zondo told reporters Wednesday at a briefing. "I find this conduct from a senior member of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education, Science and Innovation minister Dr Blade Nzimande has announced the launch of three locally-produced nanosatellites from the US on Thursday (13 January), as part of South Africa’s new Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite (MDASat) constellation. The MDASat will be an operational constellation of nine cube satellites…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Johannesburg mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse has promised a 'golden start' to her tenure in 2022, including improved service delivery and infrastructure upgrades. In a media briefing on Wednesday (12 January), Phalatse said that basic service delivery will be top of the list for the new administration and…
Staff Reporter. A 22-seater Iveco bus and a Toyota SUV collided on the N1 near Mookgophong off-ramp in Limpopo on Tuesday when the driver of the SUV reportedly lost control after a tyre burst. Officials on Wednesday confirmed the death toll now stands at 17. As of Tuesday evening, 12…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Health has called on all people who experience any adverse events following immunisation to immediately report to their nearest health facility or vaccination site. This comes after the department noted with concern a video clip circulating on social media platforms depicting a male patient…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is on Wednesday set to publicly respond to Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's opinion piece in which she argues that racist agendas control the justice system. In a rare move, Zondo called a media briefing for 16:00 to respond to the piece published…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority says it is systematically reviewing the finding and recommendations of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry. NPA boss, Shamila Batohi, said in a lengthy and detailed statement on Wednesday, that this is with a view to investigating and building cases for criminal prosecution…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s only driver’s licence printing machine has been sent to Germany for repairs as the country faces a massive printing backlog, Government is now planning a number of measures to ease the growing printing backlog – including a new licence. Approximately half a million South African…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The Department of Correctional Services says it is on high alert following the death of a Mthatha Correctional Centre inmate during an attack at the centre on Tuesday. According to department spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, five inmates attacked officials and four other inmates during an exercise session…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pietermaritzburg High Court has dismissed an application by Queen Sibongile Dlamini-Zulu to amend her court papers, so that she could challenge the validity of the five marriages of late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. Acting KwaZulu-Natal judge president Isaac Madondo handed down his judgment on Wednesday morning,…
Staff Reporter. Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, has commended some 300 firefighters, who have been battling the blaze in the Overberg region of the Western Cape since Saturday. The fire, which is reported to have started in the department’s Pine Plantation in the Kleinmond area, has destroyed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says acts of terrorism and violent extremism that have led to loss of lives, property and displacement of people, especially women and children, cannot be allowed to continue without a proportionate response. The President was delivering opening remarks at the Southern African Development Community…
Staff Reporter. The court is expected to deliver a judgment on the first wife’s request to nullify The Late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s five other marriages. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga says she is relieved that learners are back to school in inland provinces. Motshekga is visiting three schools in Mohlakeng, namely Matlapaneng Primary School, Mohlakano Primary School and Phahama Secondary School. Coastal schools will reopen next week. Motshekga said classes will continue…
Staff Reporter. Sam Mbatha who’s car was found burnt out in Klipgat. A body burned beyond recognition was found in the boot. Photo: Facebook/SAPS. Police in the North West says DNA results have confirmed the body of a male which was found inside the boot of a burnt out car…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Queen Sibongile Zulu’s bid to inherit 50% of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s estate will be decided in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Wednesday. Acting judge president Isaac Madondo said the queen’s papers, in which she claimed she was the only wife who married the king in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele has slammed ANC veteran and Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for her controversial opinion piece,as "grossly misrepresentation of the constitution". "It has the potential to undermine the credibility and the weight of the rule of law in this country, especially when it…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eligible mini bus taxi drivers, cab drivers and e-hailing drivers, who were hard hit during COVID-19 necessitated hard lockdowns, are now able to apply for financial assistance via government’s COVID-19 Taxi Relief Fund (TRF). Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, officially opened the application process of the R1.1 billion…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the department was exploring how to return normality to schooling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She held a briefing on Tuesday on the readiness of government schools for the new academic year. Schools in inland provinces reopen on Wednesday, while pupils…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EsaAlexander. The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has referred alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe for mental observation to establish whether he is fit to stand trial after a district surgeon diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia. This emerged during Mafe's second court appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate's Court…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will participate in two summits of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Malawi today and on Wednesday. The President is participating in the summits in his capacity as President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has announced that matric exam results will no longer be published on media platforms, in line with the recently introduced Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). In a statement, the department said that publishing personal information online would be a contravention of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africans have been invited to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme offered by the government of Mauritius for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This is for programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2022 academic year, starting in April 2022.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, will hold a media briefing on the opening of schools for the 2022 school year. Schools are set to reopen from Wednesday, 12 January. The briefing is scheduled to take place from 10:00 at the Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government is in the process of developing the new National Identity System (NIS), which will replace the current National Population Register and become the backbone of all Home Affairs functions in South Africa. The system, which is expected to be operational by March 2024, will enable the…
By Jan Gerber. @AP. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is busy with a "thorough investigation" to determine whether the inquest into former ANC leader Chief Albert Luthuli's death should be reopened. The official version of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's death is that he died in 1967 after he was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has appointed former deputy president and executive director of United Nations (UN) Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, as the institution’s new chancellor. The appointment was made by the university’s council and Mlambo-Ngcuka will serve a five-year term of office that would run from…
Staff Reporter. European Union member states have agreed to lift the air travel ban on southern African countries, which will allow more travel to resume. The decision lifts the so-called emergency brake introduced in November, France, which holds the rotating EU presidency, said in a tweet. Travellers from the region…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Buffalo City Municipality says five people, including a policeman, drowned during flooding after a storm hit the Metro at the weekend. According to an interim status report yesterday, the deceased include an 19-year-old who downed in Unit 3 in Gomora Skwatta Camp in Mdantsane. The report…
Staff Reporter. The left lane of the N1 south, just before Botha Avenue in Centurion, Gauteng, was closed on Monday morning after a sinkhole developed on the road reserve at the Flying Saucer Interchange. The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said it had sent a team of engineers and…
Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government plans to launch a new state-owned entity in 2022 in the form of the Border Management Authority (BMA). The BMA’s work will be aimed at improving South Africa’s borders, and the authority is set to incrementally assume responsibility for enforcing border law at ports of entry by…
Staff Reporter. The Health Department will keep pop-up vaccination sites at border posts open until 15 January 2022. "The border post based vaccination sites will enable people to conveniently vaccinate while waiting in the queue to cross the border," the department said in a statement on Monday. The Presidency, along…
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