Top Stories

Deputy President David Mabuza says in a bid to revitalise township and rural economies, government will introduce a new programme in the next financial year to help small business with incubation and access to markets. He said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces…
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received over 493 000 applications from students seeking funding for 2021. With only four weeks left before the closing of the NSFAS 2021 application cycle, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, said an analysis has revealed that the number…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 730 548. This is an increase of 1 712 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 893 683 with…
President Donald Trump’s campaign vowed Wednesday to request a recount in Wisconsin, one of the nation’s most closely watched battleground states, before either candidate was projected to win its 10 electoral votes. Biden was holding a slight lead in the state. "Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we…
The B-BBEE Commission has noted the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that declared the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) Regulations of 2017 invalid and confirms that the ruling has no effect on the B-BBEE Act, as amended, and its requirements. The B-BBEE Act permits organs of state…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. This week’s torrential rains in major parts of the country are expected to boost the average dam levels by a percentage or more. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Water and Sanitation said the current levels stand at 60.7% and the storage of water in…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The class of 2020 will sit for their English First Additional Language Paper 1 exam on Thursday with a few rules to remember to keep them safe from COVID-19. With the examinations taking place during a pandemic, the 1 058 699 candidates that will sit for their…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has issued a directive to all Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) accounting officers and affected water boards to provide full support to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) work, while ensuring that all cases are concluded as a matter of…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza answer questions virtually in the National Council of Provinces this afternoon. The questions are mainly focussed on service delivery but, the issue of the municipal debt owed to Eskom is also on the agenda. The deputy president will also respond to questions on revitalising…
Rape accused charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso at the Port Elizabeth High Court. Image: File. Rape accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso has been denied bail in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Judge Phillip Zilwa on Wednesday denied the Nigerian pastor's latest bid to be released while his trial continued. The court…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has condemned the barbaric mass shooting that took place in Gugulethu, Cape Town. The death toll has since risen from seven to eight after one of two survivors died in hospital. Joemat-Pettersson has since called for the South African Police…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. Prophet Shepard Bushiri and his co-accused have been granted bail at the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The self-proclaimed prophet, his wife Mary and three others are facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering. Bushiri's supporters congregated outside the court to show their support. Bushiri and…
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the arrest of five suspects for the killing of Coastal Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College student, Smanga Zulu. Zulu, together with two other students from Coastal KZN TVET College in uMbumbulu Campus, were shot by unknown assailants…
File Photo. Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Gabisile Shabalala has once again called on motorists, especially truck drivers, to use the road with great caution to avoid fatalities. She said road crashes could be avoided if motorists exercise caution and obey rules. This, after an accident involving a…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Former SAA Board Chair Dudu Myeni will appear at the Zondo Commission on Wednesday. She's is expected to give evidence about her tenure at South African Airways. Myeni has been implicated by several witnesses at the state capture commission. She stuck to her guns and refused to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a recently unveiled multifaceted security plan, anchored on insourcing capacity, will make an invaluable contribution to the fight against theft and vandalism of rail infrastructure. Mbalula on Tuesday participated in a debate in the National Assembly, which focused on the impact that the…
President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes. "We did win this election," Trump said in an extraordinary speech from the ceremonial East Room…
National Treasury has invited the public to submit technical tax proposals to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2021 Budget Review. Every February, the Finance Minister announces new tax proposals that provide additional information on the tax proposals made in the Budget, as well as proposed changes to tax…
Image Supplied. The Board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed the appointment of Vuyani Hako as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the PIC, effective from 1 November 2020. Until now, Hako was the PIC’s Executive Head for Properties and has previously acted as CEO between March…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen by 1 241, bringing the total to 728 836. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 868 610 with 15 692 new tests conducted since the last report. Mkhize said…
More than 102 million Americans have voted nationwide before the polls opened on Election Day, according to a survey of election officials by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist. These votes represent more than 48% of registered voters nationwide. 22 states and Washington, DC have seen more than half of their…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says government is working on a more effective system to monitor projects more effectively and put systems in place to detect and prevent corruption. “This will bring a greater level of transparency and will give credibility to the implementation…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted preparation - through the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) project preparation roundtable - as the key to unlock South Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery. “This roundtable is the beginning of a more dedicated and structured approach to project preparation. It paves the way for greater private…
Photo Credit:WHO/Reuters. World Health Organisation Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, is in self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. “I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine in the coming…
File Photo. The State Capture Inquiry will continue hearing testimony from former SAA board member, Yakhe Kwinana. Monday was a tough day for Inquiry chair, Raymond Judge Zondo. As he had to, at times, plead with the witness to listen to questions before answering. Kwinana's lawyer accused evidence leader Kate…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today open and address the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. The Infrastructure South Africa Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place aligns with the first priority Ramaphosa presented last month at the…
Photo Credit:AFP. Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has been reelected with more than 94% of the vote, electoral authorities said Tuesday, after a poll marred by clashes and an opposition boycott over his bid for a contested third term. "President Alassane Ouattara has been elected," election commission president Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 727 595. This is an increase of 772 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 852 918 with…
Palesa Chubisi Facebook. SABC television news anchor, Palesa Chubisi, has won her court case against her dismissal at the broadcaster. Chubisi will now be reinstated as a television news anchor at the broadcaster should she choose to do so. She made an urgent application in the Labour Court in Braamfontein,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. As the race draws to a close, President Trump plans a second consecutive day of five campaign rallies across an array of battleground states, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden is focusing heavily on Pennsylvania in a bid to block Trump from repeating his electoral college victory of…
A lawyer representing Kelly Khumalo has released a statement on behalf of the singer – after she was revealed to be someone the NPA is looking to investigate further in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case. Khumalo has not been formally charged for Senzo Meyiwa's death, according to her lawyers. Five…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. The bail decision for self-proclaimed Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others has been postponed until Wednesday. Magistrate Thandi Thelede adjourned the case after a brief hearing on Monday. She said she needed time to consider the information presented in court by the legal teams. The…
Government has called on sectors in the cultural and creative industries, who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to apply for relief funding. This relief is a once off payment to successful applicants. There is a maximum threshold of R15 000 to successful individual applicants, and R30 000 to…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The State Capture Commission of inquiry will hear more aviation-related testimony. Former SAA board member and SAA Technical chairperson, Yakhe Kwinana, is expected to testify. Kwinana was accused earlier this year of having asked for kickbacks. Director of S-R-S Aviation, Sibongile Sambo, told the commission Kwinana wanted…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others will return to court on Monday for a bail hearing. The five appeared in court on Friday and the matter was postponed until Monday. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has approved that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) may process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW, even if they do not comply with the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019). “The approval means that prospective…
Photo Credit:GCIS. As just over a million South African Grade 12s prepare to write their first matric exam on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has saluted the learners and educators for persevering through the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the academic year. In his weekly newsletter on Monday, the President said despite…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 726 823. This is an increase of 1 371 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 842 516 with 19 543 new tests…
DA newly elected leader John Steenhuisen. Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The Democratic Alliance (DA) federal congress has elected John Steenhuisen as the party's new leader. Steenhuisen was competing for the top position against former youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Born in 1976, John Steenhuisen was elected Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA)…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) allegedly paid a visit to Ace Magashule's former secretary, Moroadi Cholota, in the US, as ongoing investigations into the pair's alleged involvement in the controversial R255m Free State asbestos scandal continues to unravel. Lawyers representing Ace Magashule and his former assistant…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at the judiciary, accusing the courts of being part of a "political onslaught" against him. According to a statement released by the Jacob Zuma Foundation on Saturday evening, punishing Zuma "has become a guarantee for a career in the judiciary".…
A popular club in Pretoria called Propaganda had its ceiling collapse on its customers who were enjoying the offerings of the night. On the day Prince Kaybee was set to entertain the patrons later in the evening. Dramatic videos captured the moment the large blocks of moulding crashed onto the…
File Photo. Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen on Sunday said 2020 had delivered the very best of the DA up against the worst of the governing African National Congress (ANC) government. Steenhuisen was speaking during his outgoing address on day two of the DA’s virtual elective conference. He…
Six killed in an accident involving a passenger bus and light motor vehicle at the Aliwal North crossing at OR Tambo (Church Street) late yesterday evening. On arrival it was found the car was T-boned by the bus at the intersection and dragged for approximately 150m before coming to a…
The National Health Department said the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 725 452. This is an increase of 1 770 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. Gauteng, which has recorded 228 756 cases to date, accounts for 31,5% of the country’s cases,KwaZulu-Natal is in…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula is optimistic that the taxi industry is speeding towards reform. Mbalula expressed his hopes at the closing of a three-day lekgotla, meant to address challenges besetting the industry, at the Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni on Saturday. He said his department would work with Treasury…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery has died, aged 90. The Scottish Bafta-winning star played the British spy in seven films from 1962 until 1983. He died in his sleep in the Bahamas. While the cause of death is yet to be announced, it is believed the…
File Photo. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says as part of government’s economic stimulus package, the department will provide input vouchers to subsistence farmers to retain jobs. Didiza said this when she, along with Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille, briefed the media on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rescue teams have ploughed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings on Saturday in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos on Friday, killing at least 25 people. More than 800…
Despite significant strides made by government to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, more still needs to be done to assist the vulnerable as the country faces a risk of resurgence. Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, and the United Nations resident coordinator Nardos Bekele-Thomas officially launched the COVID-19…
File Photo. The highest position is up for grabs is that of federal leader which is being contested by John Steenhuisen and former youth leader Mbali Ntuli. The party's over 2,000 delegates will also vote for two deputy federal chairs and federal council chairperson. In addition to electing new leaders,…
Photo Credit:Shutterstock. The National Health Department has reported 1 912 new coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total number of infected South Africans to 723 682. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 800 823 with 23 214 new tests conducted since the last report. A…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former president Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to appeal the personal and punitive costs order against him by the Pretoria high court in the failed challenge to the former public protector’s Thuli Madonsela State of Capture report. Zuma had applied for leave to appeal an order…
New City of Tshwane mayor, Randall Williams, makes a speech in a council meeting on 30 October 2020 after being elected mayor. Picture: @DAGauteng/Twitter. DA’s Randall Williams has been elected as the new executive mayor of Tshwane. Out of 125 votes, 97 were in his favour, 25 for EFF’s MoAfrika…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife will remain behind bars this weekend. This after their bail application was postponed to Monday. Bushiri, his wife Mary and several others are facing fraud, theft and money laundering charges over an elaborate pyramid scheme. The couple expected to hear the…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Education Quality Assurance Council, Umalusi, has given assessment bodies the greenlight to administer the 2020 matric exams. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the matric exams will have a late start, beginning on 5 November with English First Additional Language Paper 1 and wrap up on 15 December…
File Photo. Former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi has been granted bail. Agrizzi is facing fraud and corruption charges. Sixteen days ago, the Johannesburg specialised commercial crimes court, sitting in Palm Ridge, denied Agrizzi bail after his first appearance on a charge of corruption. The court reasoned that he was a…
File Photo. Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste has been fined nearly R123-million for trading breaches. Three others were also fined by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority for similar offences. He has also been ordered to pay the authority’s costs incurred while investigating the matter. The breaches were in respect of…
File Photo. International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, says the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly illustrated the value of multilateralism. Addressing the UN Day 75th Commemoration event held virtually on Friday, Pandor said when they gathered last year to celebrate the formation of the UN, none of them imagined…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others are expected to find out if they will be released on bail. Earlier this week Magistrate Thandi Theledi postponed the matter, saying she can only give it full attention on Friday. The five have been in custody since…
File Photo. The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continues hearing testimony from Denel. Former Denel Land Systems, Former Chief Operations Officer, and current General Manager of Combat Systems, Reenen Teubes will take the stand. This week, the commission heard of how the Guptas allegedly captured the State-Owned arms company. Livestream…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu in his capacity as the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Focal Point for South Africa has launched the First Edition of the Africa Sovereign Credit Review Report. The meeting, which was on Thursday, was held virtually and consisted of a number…
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has called on affected voters to come out in their numbers to register to vote for the upcoming 24 municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place across the country on 9 December. In total, 118 voting stations will open this weekend between 8am and 5pm.…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 721 770. This is an increase of 2 056 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 777 609 with 25…
File Photo. The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) -- the developer and operator of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) -- has three projects underway, collectively valued at about R380 million, which have created jobs for the local community. The projects, which have brought about much needed jobs in the economy…
The assault case against EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed to 9 March 2021. The pair are accused of assaulting police officer Johan Venter at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral. Venter allegedly refused to allow them into the private burial ceremony, claiming they never had a permit.…
File Photo. State capture inquiry chair Judge Raymond Zondo admitted to having ties to former president Jacob Zuma. Zondo said he had a relationship with Zuma's sister-in-law. He said that relationship ended before Zuma met Thobeka Madiba and said this has no bearing on his role as inquiry chair. Zondo…
Photo Credit: Esa Alexander. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says the department is in the process of recruiting professionals to serve on the Technical Advisory Panel of Infrastructure South Africa (ISA). Briefing the media to unpack her department’s plan to implement the Reconstruction and Economic Recovery Plan…
Government has committed to giving renewed attention to supporting business growth in the taxi industry, especially initiatives that empower previously disadvantaged individuals such as women. Addressing the National Taxi Lekgotla virtually on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the industry is one of the most important sectors in the economy, which…
File Photo. The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continue hearing testimony from Denel. Martin Drevin, Hendrik Johannes Christoffel Van Den Heever and Carene Geldenhuis are set to take the stand. This week, the commission heard of how the Guptas allegedly captured the State-Owned arms company. Livestream Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
The Department of Water and Sanitation has dismissed claims that it is intervening in the longstanding challenge of raw sewage spillages into the Vaal River as a ploy to campaign for next year’s Local Government Elections. The department on Wednesday said it acknowledges the severity of the problem posed by…
Photo Credit:Antonio Muchave. Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the failed VBS Mutual Bank, has warned that depositors have until July 2021 to claim their investments. The bank was placed under curatorship in March 2018. In July that year, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that, with effect from 13…
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers Eskom’s unit 2 at the Kusile power station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has today been brought into full commercial operation status, to further stabilise the power system. “This morning it was officially handed over to the generation business of Eskom from the Group Capital which was responsible for…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Given the present temperatures which give rise to a sweltering heatwave, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Gauteng has appealed to water users to be proactive when it comes to water conservation and avoid wastages. The department warns that excessive usage of water could be detrimental…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza has condemned and denied any involvement in the alleged fraud that is said to have taken place during his tenure as Mpumalanga’s Premier. In a statement, the office of the Deputy President said it noted the media coverage on the arrest of about 11…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has welcomed government’s commitment to provide R10.5 billion to finalise the Business Rescue Plan (BRP) and restructuring of South African Airways (SAA). Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, made the commitment, when he presented the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in…
File Photo. EFF leader Julius Malema and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, return to Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The pair, are accused of assaulting a police officer at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
File Photo. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the commitment made by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni to reduce the budget deficit and achieve higher economic growth. The Minister made the commitment when he presented the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on Wednesday. The…
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 719 714 with 1 863 new cases. In a statement, the Department of Health has also reported 58 COVID-19 related deaths. 18 in the Eastern Cape, 2 in Gauteng, 3 in the Free State, 12 in KwaZulu Natal,…
File Photo. The country’s security cluster has received a boost in its crime fighting efforts, with National Treasury unveiling various budget allocations in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday. The security cluster’s medium-term priorities are to fight crime and ensure territorial…
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s enthused ambition to funnel much-needed jobs into the South African economy has received a major shot-in-the-arm with an additional R12.6 billion unveiled in the 2020 Mini-Budget. Delivering the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, colloquially called the Mini-Budget, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the allocation was in addition…
File Photo. In an effort to manage the effect of reductions in planned expenditure, relative to the 2020 Budget, the provincial equitable share will be reduced by R209.7 billion in the next three financial years. The share will be cut by R60 billion in the 2021/22 financial year, R85.6 billion…
The South African government is exploring options to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines when they become available, says the National Treasury. The commitment is contained in the 2020 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, delivered to Parliament on Wednesday. National Treasury said the options include participation in the COVAX facility, a global…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The severe impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy has forced the National Treasury to embark on extensive fund allocation manoeuvring, in a bid to soften the blow of the pandemic on the most vulnerable. This has led to the identification of R500 million for assistance…
File Photo. In an effort to stabilise the spiraling public sector wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that National Treasury will propose a three-year wage freeze. The proposal is contained in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) the Minister delivered in Parliament on Wednesday. About R36.5 billion…
File Photo. Improved tax collection and administration continues to be an important element in achieving fiscal consolidation, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. It said despite several years of mismanagement, the South African Revenue Service continues to rebuild its capacity. The service’s near-term objectives include finalising the tax gap study…
The gross tax revenue estimate for 2020/21 has been revised down by R8.7 billion compared with the projection in the June Special Adjustments Budget, National Treasury said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said in the supplementary budget in June that National Treasury expected to miss its tax revenue target…
File Photo. Stabilising government’s debt will come with difficult decisions, and the public sector wage bill is the main area where government will impose reductions aimed at returning public finances to a stable position. The National Treasury said this in its Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday, in which…
File Photo. South Africa’s economy is expected to contract by 7.8 % this year in real terms,as a result of the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The National Treasury said this in its Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday. This comes after COVID-19 and the measures taken to protect…
Headline inflation is expected to fluctuate at the lower end of the 3 to 6% target range, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. As Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled perhaps the most difficult Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in years, due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National…
File Photo. ANC MP and Home Affairs Portfolio Committee chair Bongani Bongo has been granted R10 000 bail. Bongo and several others appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on various charges including corruption, fraud, and money laundering. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) National spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said the two Bongo brothers…
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is set to launch CoughWatchSA - a mobile application aimed at assisting with the early detection of the second wave of COVID19 cases or the beginning of the influenza season. Through the CoughWatchSA application, users can register and report their respiratory symptoms on…
File Photo. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a tough juggling act this afternoon, when he presents the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament. The MTBPS will be his second budget presentation since the tabling of the Supplementary Budget in June, which was in response to the economy-crippling…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The State Capture Commission continue to hear Denel related testimony from the former Group Supply Chain Management Executive at Denel SOC, Dennis Mlambo, followed by the evidence of Xolani Mlipha, and Phumlane Nkosi. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
File Photo. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, return to the Randburg Magistrate's Court. EFF supports are gathered outside the court. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has commended the Department of Basic Education for the work done to ensure that Grade 12 learners are ready for the upcoming National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination next week. The NSC examination, to be written under COVID-19 regulations, is due to…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is looking at establishing additional Special Commercial Crimes Courts in several cities, given the rise in commercial crimes and COVID-19 procurement corruption. The President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “The rise in serious commercial…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says R900 million is to be spent to fund a PRASA Security Plan to combat theft and vandalism. He said this when he responded to oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “As we mobilise resources for a substantial investment in commuter rail infrastructure…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Members of Parliament during a question and answer session that rumours of an imminent move to lockdown alert level three this week are not true. “I don’t want to be alarmist. I don’t want our people to be alarmed with rumours such as that we…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday. Ramaphosa has wished the guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery. He wished other guests good health. On…
In a statement,Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased by 1 092,bringing the total to 717 851. Province Total cases for 27 October 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 94497 13,2 Free State 56018 7,8 Gauteng 227559 31,7 KwaZulu-Natal 122447 17,1…
File Photo. The National Assembly has unanimously endorsed Tsakani Maluleke as the incoming Auditor-General. A total of 299 MPs across the political divide voted in favour of Maluleke, who is the deputy to outgoing AG Kimi Makwetu, to take over from December. Maluleke is currently the Deputy Auditor-General and has…
Judgment in the two applications brought by Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Omotoso is facing 97 charges ranging from rape, sexual assault and human trafficking. The controversial pastor charged alongside church members Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho. One of the applications relates…
File Photo. ANC MP Bongani Bongo is one of 11 people set to appear in court on Wednesday on fraud and corruption charges. "It is alleged that during February 2012, a complaint was made about the Msukaligwa Municipality, which allegedly bought a Rietspruit farm in Ermelo worth R11 million, yet…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking questions from the National Council of Provinces. He is joining its sitting virtually. Issues he's being quizzed on include gender-based violence, COVID-19 tender corruption, the use of a military plane for an ANC trip to Zimbabwe, and, of course, the economy. Ramaphosa has…
 Photo Credit:Stock Photo. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” (Nelson Mandela) Final examinations can be a significant time of stress for any student, no matter what school year they are in. For Matrics, the 2020 year has been especially challenging…
Photo Credit:DA. The DA has vowed to ensure that Gauteng cooperative governance MEC Lebogang Maile is personally held liable for legal costs for the Supreme Court of Appeal matter in which the appointment of administrators in Tshwane was declared invalid and set aside. The SCA in Bloemfontein handed down a…
The AAA School of Advertising is proud to partner with Alumnus, Abey Mokgwatsane and The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) to empower the next generation of marketing professional. Abey Mokgwatsane is a very successful communications and business professional. He is currently the Managing Executive of Brand, Communications and Sponsorships…
The case against the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa has been postponed to 27 November. Khulela Themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Chris Mncube, Mthokoziseni Zifozonke Mapisa and Sifiso Ntuli are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery relating to the death of Meyiwa who was killed…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially unveiled a statue in honour of the late struggle stalwart and global icon Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport. Unveiled on Tuesday, the nine-metre tall bronze statue of OR Tambo comes at exactly 103 years since the birth of the globally…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture inquiry will continue to hear Denel related testimony on Tuesday. Former supply chain management executive-executive at Denel Land Systems, Celia Malahlela will be taking the hot seat. The commission heard testimony from former Denel board member, Nonyameko Mandindi as well as current board chairperson Monhla…
Screenshot: Khulela Themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Chris Mncube, Mthokoziseni Zifozonke Mapisa and Sifiso Ntuli are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery. Five suspects linked to Senzo Meyiwa's murder will appear before the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. The five suspects were arrested on Monday in Gauteng…
Photo Credit:GCIS. As part of the birthday celebrations of the late and longest-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils a nine-metre tall bronze statue at the OR Tambo International Airport. Tambo would have been 103-years-old today. Below is the live stream: Video Courtesy of SABC.
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the South African Police Service for the breakthrough in the investigation and arrests in the murder case of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. On Monday, which marked the sixth anniversary of the murder of the national and continental…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 716 759. This is an increase of 891 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Water and Sanitation says an amount of R80 million has been paid to Sedibeng Water for the continuation of projects in Sedibeng District Municipality. The department said that Sedibeng Water has made a commitment to pay all the service providers by 28 October 2020.…
File Photo. The case against self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary has been postponed to Friday. Magistrate Thandi Thelede said she's unavailable on the other days of this week. Magistrate Thelede noted with concern that there were a large number of people outside on Monday who were not …
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Senzo Meyiwa's family and AfriForum, which helped in the investigation of the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper’s murder, will be briefing the media this afternoon. Slain football captain Senzo Meyiwa was "assassinated", according to lobby group Afriforum. This comes after the announcement of five suspects arrested on Monday morning…
Photo Credit:GCIS. It's exactly six years to the day that former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, was shot dead, five suspects have been arrested for his murder. The breakthrough was announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Monday. The five are expected to appear before the Boksburg…
File Photo. The state opposed former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi's appeal against the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court's refusal of bail. Agrizzi is facing a charge of corruption. Prosecutor Arno Rossouw told the high court in Johannesburg on Monday that Agrizzi's medical condition was not in dispute. Rossouw said when…
File Photo. The Economic Freedom Fighters will hold a media briefing on Monday. EFF leader, Julius Malema has called on businesses to make sure at least 60% of their staff are South Africans. Malema was at pains to explain that this was not a xenophobic call, but that it would…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Police minister Bheki Cele addresses the media on the breakthrough regarding investigations into the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Today marks 6 years since Meyiwa was shot and killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. Five arrested in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case. It's also been confirmed that the…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture inquiry will hear Denel-related testimony from former board member, Nonyameko Mandindi on Monday. Mandindi who was appointed to the Denel Board by the former Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown resigned in 2016. She says they were asked to hand over cellphones and were given tablets…
Two traffic officers, who allegedly demanded a bribe of R5 000, from a truck driver, are expected to appear in the Temba Magistrate Court today. The traffic officers were arrested by the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks during a sting operation. Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesperson, Simon…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to invest in transport infrastructure systems that will carry people safely and in a manner that will contribute to economic growth. In his weekly newsletter on Monday, the President said a well-functioning transport system could alleviate road congestion, resulting in reduced…
File Photo. The bail hearing of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and co-accused Landiwe Ntlokwana continue in the Pretoria Magistrate Court. Bushiri and his co-accused spent the weekend in custody at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre after their bail application was postponed to Monday.…
File Photo. Two senior Home Affairs officials involved in serving Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary with notices from the department have been suspended. Bushiri and his wife are Malawian nationals. The Bushiris were served three notices by a senior home affairs official, in February and March last year. The…
South Africa's cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 715 868. This is an increase of 1622 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 697 939 with 19 997 new tests conducted since the last report. A further 24 COVID-19…
Police recover counterfeit notes worth more than R2 Million, and a suspect is arrested. Captain Mavela Masondo said,"Police in Pretoria West received information about two suspicious men who had booked in at a local guest house." Masondo said police followed up on the information received and proceeded to the room…
African Union (AU) chairperson and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya. The agreement was signed in Geneva in Switzerland on Friday, October 23. "We congratulate all signatories for agreeing to this groundbreaking permanent ceasefire…
South Africa’s only high-speed rail network is drawing up a multibillion rand plan to expand outside Johannesburg and Pretoria. A proposal for the venture is awaiting sign-off by the National Treasury, William Dachs, chief executive officer of the Gautrain company said. Investment and loans would come from a mix of…
Seven people including a three-month-old baby boy have been killed in an accident in Vryburg. The exact circumstances surrounding the crash on Saturday are still unclear, but it’s understood two motor vehicles collided head-on. Police said the vehicles burst into flames upon impact. Spokesperson Adel Myburg said: "…And unfortunately, the…
A Sandton dance club was closed down and workers of a Midrand grown-up amusement setting fined at an opportune time Saturday morning for disregarding lockdown laws. The SAPS, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, Gauteng traffic police and various other law enforcement agencies found more than 300 patrons at Blackdoor Lifestyle…
South Africa has recorded 1834 new coronavirus cases. According to the health department, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 714 246 in South Africa. Province Total cases for 24 October 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 93 568 13,1 Free State 55 305 7,7 Gauteng 226 963 31,8 KwaZulu-Natal…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says 69 people have been killed in protests against police brutality that have rocked the country. The deaths were mainly civilians but include police officers and soldiers. The president announced the toll in an emergency meeting with former Nigerian leaders aimed at finding ways…
The Provincial Commissioner of police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended the detectives for continuing to give gender-based violence and femicide cases priority attention, hunting down all those who are wanted and bringing them to book. This comes after Lieutenant General Mawela, joined by MEC for Community Safety…
At least 22 people, including a baby, were killed when an unfinished three-storey building collapsed in eastern Ghana, emergency officials said on Friday. The accident happened on Tuesday while a church community held a service in the building, which was still under construction,National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) official Richard Amo-Yartey…
Former Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku is chellenging the findings of the SIU against him in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Masuku has approached the High Court on an urgent basis seeking to have preliminary findings made against him by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) set aside. Gauteng…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R230 million to Amatola Water for a period of three years to assist the Eastern Cape to mitigate the effects of drought. This follows a visit by Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, to the Eastern Cape…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in statement that number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 712 412. This is an increase of 1897 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 657 116 with 23 445 new tests…
File Photo. The self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary will be remanded in custody until Monday, 26 October. The couple is facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. Bail was opposed earlier in the week after the state revealed it needed to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana,Image Credit Fullview. As South Africa’s largest black-empowered resource company, Exxaro prepared for a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of the rehabilitation of Belfast’s internal streets and associated storm water management systems. The event, aimed at bringing together stakeholders and other key social partners, took place on…
JB Marks Municipality Executive Mayor, Kgotso Moses Khumalo, and Cyril Hendry, a director at the municipality, have this morning appeared before the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on charges of fraud and theft following their arrest on Friday. In a statement, the Hawks said the arrests emanate from investigations that were conducted…
The African Union chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged African countries to avoid a surge of infections, which could lead to a second wave and necessitate a more stringent lockdown. “The pandemic has shown a great deal of resilience and countries that have experienced a decline in infections have also…
File Photo. Former minister, Malusi Gigaba's former advisor will testify before the state capture inquiry on Friday. The commission is this week, listening to Transnet-related testimony. It was told of irregularities and irrational dealings at the state-owned entity. The commission heard that Gigaba's advisor, Siyabonga Mahlangu, exerted political pressure on…
File Photo. The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Social Assistance Amendment Bill during its plenary sitting on Thursday. The Bill (Bill 8B of 2018), which amends the Social Assistance Act of 2004, aims to provide for additional payments linked to social grants. These include providing for payment…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has renewed his attacks on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the final debate. Biden is seeking to bolster his lead in opinion polls with 12 days to go to the election. The televised encounter in Nashville, Tennessee, represents…
The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased to 710 515,according to Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. This is an increase of 2 156 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 633 671 with 25 788 new…
File Photo. Nelson Mandela Bay infrastructure and engineering head Mongameli Bobani was admitted to hospital after showing signs of Covid-19. He tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and was admitted to St George's Hospital. This is according to his lawyer, Danie Gouws who said Bobani was admitted as he was…
Former Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku and presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko will now face a disciplinary process over a multi-million-rand personal protective equipment (PPE) tender. The ANC, at a media briefing on Thursday, confirmed late-night suggestions that the two would be hauled before disciplinary processes over their alleged involvement…
Deputy President David Mabuza says government is encouraged with the progress of law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting those implicated in PPE corruption. The Deputy President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. “In recent months, we have seen more allegations of…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President, David Mabuza will answer questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. It will be his second question and answer session with MPs this year after his appearance last month. That was after his first scheduled session in August was postponed due to his medical condition. Mabuza…
One of the accused in the Brendin Horner murder case has been granted bail in the Senekal Magistrate Court. Sekola Matlaletsa has been granted R5,000 bail, while Sekwetje Mahlamba has been denied bail. The two men are accused of murdering the 21-year-old farm manager. The court said on Thurday that…
Photo Credit:GCIS. African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on the Nigerian government to desist from the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law amid the #EndSARS protests. The call comes amid weeks of protests dubbed the #EndSARS protests on social media, calling for…
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers. While Eskom expects to have performed adequate reliability maintenance on its aged power plants to significantly improve reliability by September 2021, the risk of loadshedding will still not be eliminated going forward. This frank admission was made by the power utility’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andre De…
Four former senior Gauteng government officials are today expected appear before court for alleged tender irregularities committed at the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) in 2007. This comes after the four were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI/Hawks) on Thursday morning. The long drawn-out case by the…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the implementation of South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan has begun in earnest and the focus should now shift to implementation. Responding to a debate on the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan on Wednesday, the President said instead of opposition parties resorting to…
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged the public to take precautions to avoid a possible resurgence of high COVID-19 infections in the country. The Minister, who together with his wife recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine at home, said his department has seen concerning trends in…
Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina has described fronting and the misrepresentation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status by some companies as a demon that shatters the transformation agenda of the country. The Deputy Minister said this while addressing a webinar hosted by the B-BBEE Commission on…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement South Africa's total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 708 359. This is an increase of 2055 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The minister said that the total number of deaths is 18 741 and the total number…
Photo Credit:Reuters. A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos. Witnesses and the rights group Amnesty International said several people were killed and wounded when soldiers opened fire. The state governor said about 25 people had…
File Photo. Former Bosasa COO appeal against the refusal of his bail application will be heard on Monday, in the Johannesburg High Court, by Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng. His lawyer Daniel Witz says that his client had a constitutional right to apply for bail. "The bail application is simply whether he…
KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, has vowed to root out criminal elements soiling the badge in the province. This comes after detectives from the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit this week arrested five police for allegedly kidnapping a complainant in June. In a statement, provincial police said: “It is alleged…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished the matric class of 2020 the best of luck as they prepare to sit for their final exams next month. In a video posted on Twitter, Motshekga reminded the Grade 12s that they will be writing their exams under unusual circumstances…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today respond to a debate by a hybrid Joint Sitting of Parliament on the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. The President presented the plan to a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces last Thursday. In…
This morning at approximately 8:30 am Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the R34 Mthonjaneni pass for reports of a collision. When emergency services arrived they found that a truck and taxi had collided. Resulting in the truck leaving the roadway and crashing down an embankment, as well as the…
File Photo. The state capture inquiry will continue hearing Transnet-related testimony on Wednesday. The company's finance manager, Yousuf Laher, will be appearing at the commission. On Tuesday, former Rail for Hatch director, Henk Bester, told the commission he got a call from two people demanding to be included in a…
Labour and Employment Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says 11 people have been arrested as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) intensified its probe to nab those accused of benefiting from illegal UIF COVID-19 TERS payments. Making a statement on Tuesday to the National Assembly on the illegal disbursements of the Unemployment Insurance…
File Photo. Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Appointment of the Auditor-General has unanimously agreed to recommend Tsakani Maluleke as South Africa’s next Auditor-General (AG). The committee recommended her as a suitable candidate for the position of the AG on Tuesday. The committee said it appreciates the calibre of all…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today respond to a debate by a hybrid Joint Sitting of Parliament on the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. Ramaphosa presented the plan to a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces last Thursday. In his…
South Africa has recorded 1 050 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 706 304. The Health Ministry said the total number of tests conducted to date is 4 581 346 with 15 366 new tests conducted since the last report. A further 164 Covid-19-related deaths…
Photo Credit:Siphiwe Sibeko. The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has released a new document to prepare motorists for the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) process which will be implemented throughout South Africa on 1 July 2021. Aarto is legislation aimed at improving driver behaviour, encouraging motorists to be…
Photo Credit:NRF. The 200 year-old SA Astronomical Observatory has been unveiled as a national heritage site. It is the place where Cape astronomers first successfully observed the distance to the star nearest to Earth. The facility is the pride of the Southern Hemisphere, in that it made it possible to…
File Photo. The controversial ECG leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been arrested by the Hawks, for alleged fraud and money laundering worth R102-million. Mary Bushiri was arrested at her home, whilst her husband was apprehended after attempting to evade arrest. He subsequently handed himself in at Silverton…
Photo Credit:Ronnie Tshabalala. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has proposed a number of changes to South Africa’s TV licences as it continues to battle with revenue collection. In a presentation to parliament’s portfolio committee on Tuesday (20 October), the national broadcaster said that it needs a number of key…
Thirty-one students from Fort Hare University’s East London campus have tested positive for COVID-19, following a night out partying. According to a joint statement by the university and the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH), the students did not adhere to alert level 1 regulations at a tavern in Quigney,…
File Photo. The state capture inquiry will continue to hear Transnet related testimony. The commission will hear testimony from former Managing Director: Rail for Hatch, Henk Bester. Transnet Executive Manager: Capital Development, Deidre Strydom will also give testimony. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) on Wednesday joined media houses and advocacy groups around the country in commemorating Black Wednesday. Black Wednesday is the day in October 1977 when then Minister of Justice, Jimmy Kruger, ordered the arrest of editors and several anti-apartheid newspapers such as the World…
South Africa recorded 61 more COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the death toll to 18 492. Of the latest fatalities, 21 are from the Eastern Cape, 19 from the Free State, eight from the Western Cape, six from the Northern Cape, three each from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, and one…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. A man has allegedly been raped at Bheki Mlangeni Psychiatric Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. The police have launched an investigation. "It appears that a male psychiatric patient at Bheki Mlangeni raped another male patient, who was then taken to the Nthabiseng Rape Centre at Chris Hani Baragwanath…
Photo Credit:Robbie Tshabalala. Bemawu has threatened legal action at the Labour Court against the SABC should it proceed with its retrenchments without further consultation. The public broadcaster announced on Monday it is now at liberty, according to the Labour Relations Act, to unilaterally implement contemplated retrenchments after failed talks facilitated…
Media Freedom Day in South Africa marks the anniversary of a brutal crackdown by the apartheid state on the media and the Black Consciousness Movement. The 1977 killing of Black Consciousness icon Steve Biko in police custody drew widespread rage and the state responded by closing newspapers, banning organisations and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Department of Home Affairs has revised the list of high-risk countries based on a risk categorisation model. “We continue to be reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and we need to continue to take precautions,” the Department of Home Affairs said in a…
A Setlagole Municipality Manager has been arrested for allegedly failing to follow tender processes in a procurement worth R5.8 million. Cassius Sebatane Sejake, 44, was on Monday nabbed by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation for transgressions that occurred under his watch while he was the acting municipal manager between 2018…
Photo Credit: Trevor Samson. South Africa’s Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has been elected to serve as Chairperson of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD). The Minister was elected unanimously at the 25th annual board meeting of the PPD for a three-year term. In a statement on Sunday, the…
The Bloemfontein High Court has on Monday granted bail to the 51-year old businessman, Andre Pienaar, reversing the Senekal Magistrate Court’s ruling on the matter. Pienaar approached the High Court after his bail was denied by Magistrate Buti Mlangeni last week because he would interfere with witnesses. Judge Celeste Reinders…
File Photo. Transnet's former board chairperson, Mafika Mkwanazi, will continue his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Monday. The former advisor to Minister Malusi Gigaba, Siyabonga Mahlangu is also expected to testify. Mafika said that when he negotiated and agreed to pay Siyabonga Gama's settlement, he didn't know how…
Photo Credit:Deaan Vivier. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI/Hawks) head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, has reassured the public that the institution's spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi, is not involved in investigations. This comes after media reports expressed concern over conflict of interest relating to Mulaudzi - who is the Hawks' Section…
Photo Credit:Werner Hills. President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished Mkhize and his wife a safe and speedy recovery. "The President wishes the Mkhizes a safe and restful recovery, and joins the Minister in calling on all South Africans to remain careful, and do all we need to do to keep safe…
Photo Credit:GCIS. As the country recovers from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need to take stock of the mammoth task of creating employment as the country’s battered economy recovers. The President said this in his weekly newsletter, which follows on the Reconstruction and…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and his wife May have both tested positive for coronavirus. He is now in self-quarantine at his home and is staying positive about his diagnosis. In a tweet on Sunday at 9.36pm, Mkhize said: "I wish to inform the public,that this afternoon my…
Gauteng police successfully recovered four missing bodies on Sunday following a tragic accident in which a boat capsized on the Vaal River. It brings the number of deaths in connection with the incident to five. The boat was carrying seven people when it capsized. Two people made it to safety…
Free State police have arrested seven people after they were found in possession of ARV tablets worth R1.9 million. Police spokesperson, Motantsi Makhele, says the group, which includes five men and two women between the ages 31 and 39 years old respectively, will appear before the Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court soon…
File Photo. The State Capture Commission is going after EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu in its investigation of state capture.In a move that opens up a new area of inquiry beyond the acts of former president Jacob Zuma and his allies, subpoenas were issued to the…
File Photo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed the privatisation of some of South Africa’s key train routes in a bid to improve transport access to millions of South Africans. The City Press reports that the proposal forms part of the president’s new economic recovery plan and will primarily focus on…
Five men in their 30s are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized on the Vaal River near Spider Valley Road on Saturday afternoon. Two people, one male and one female, also believed to be in their 30s, survived with minor injuries. It is understood that a boat carrying…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 702 131. This is an increase of 1 928 new cases identified since the last report. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 528 141 with 22 608…
A 26-year-old male has been arrested for the alleged murder of his 14-year-old girlfriend,Edwinah Bolosha in the Free State. It is alleged that the deceased was last seen by her uncle on Saturday the 10 October 2020 at about 20:00 when she was going to sleepover at a friend's house.…
File Photo. The founding leader of the EFF,Julius Malema,addressed the crowd of about 2,500 from a portable stage in Senekal saying, "We are here to fight and die against apartheid, because South Africa still has got apartheid." Malema was speaking outside Court, where Paul Roux residents Sekwetje Mahlamba, 32, and…
Lt-Gen Elias Mawela. Photo Credit:Sandile Ndlovu. Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has again commended the significant successes emanating from the partnership between the SAPS in Gauteng and private stakeholders in addressing the high volumes of vehicle crime such as car hijackings and theft. "I have previously said that…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party has won New Zealand’s general election after the prime minister’s opponent Judith Collins conceded defeat on Saturday with almost a quarter of the votes still to be counted. Labour had 49 percent of the votes, far ahead of National at 27 percent,…
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity to enable municipal power generation. Published on Friday, the regulations give effect to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment during the State of the Nation Address that government will enable municipalities in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s efforts to provide alternative products and knowledge routes for the asphalt pavement industry are paying off. The intention has been to open up the industry and enable the inclusion of more players and eventually engineer economical and better performing roads.…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa's total number of detected Covid-19 cases is 700,203. This is an increase of 2,019 new cases identified since the last report. A further 61 more deaths have also been reported: 14 from Eastern Cape, 21 from the Free State, 11 from…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former president Jacob Zuma says the state capture commission's request for his daughters' bank statements is a "declaration of war". This after the commission approached major banks asking for Zuma’s bank statements, those of his daughters as well as entities linked to them. In a strongly worded…
Photo Credit:Deaan Vivier. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says nothing prohibits him from being a member of an NPO and applying for funding. In July 2020, the Limpopo Mirror reported that the Hangwani Mulaudzi Foundation which was founded in 2017 by Mulaudzi, received R3 million from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC)…
File Photo. Former Transnet board chairperson Mafika Mkwanazi took the stand at the State Capture Commission to explain why his board reappointed former chief executive Siyabonga Gama, had admitted to serious misconduct. Testimony presented before the commission on Thursday for the first time provided the full picture of how Gama…
Nkele Molapo. Picture: LinkedIn. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has terminated the membership of Gauteng MPL Nkele Molapo after she was found guilty of leaking information to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The party said in a statement on Friday that Molapo’s DA membership has been terminated with immediate effect. She…
Page 7 of 22