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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Albert Fritz Twitter. Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. His diagnoses was confirmed on Friday morning. All his staff members have also gone into quarantine. The office of the MEC said the necessary safety measures were implemented. MEC Spokesperson Cayla…
File Photo. The funeral service for kwaito star and entertainment personality Nomasonto "Msoza" Maswanganyi is currently underway. The late Mshoza is dubbed the queen of kwaito for her bravery in taking on a male-dominated genre, died earlier this week after battling diabetes. Mourners including South African music fraternity gathered at…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Ashraf Hendricks. Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has relaunched the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre, a 24-hour facility in Salvokop, Pretoria, which addresses a variety of emergencies such as indecent assault, physical violence, rape, abandonment of children and various other forms of abuse. The relaunch of…
Staff Reporter. South Africa has recorded 3 370 new Covid-19 related cases and 89 deaths since the last report, the Department of Health said on Friday. In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said most of the new deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape. A further 89 more…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Trevor Samson. The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has released a statement defending its appointment of Nthabiseng Borotho as chief of staff even though she didn't meet the minimum requirements for the position. It said the Public Service Act requires a tertiary degree as qualification…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AFP. Former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will deliver Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture. The lecture will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mlambo-Ngcuka, who is currently based at the United Nations as the executive director of UN women, is expected to touch on a range…
Staff Reporter. The Hawks have pounced on an OR Tambo Municipality official in connection with the COVID-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth over R4.8 million. Whippery Services Manager, Phumzile Johnson Gwadiso, 48, was on Friday morning arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation team for her role in the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The case against the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa has been postponed to 5 March 2021. The five suspects made a brief appearance in court on Friday. The five suspects – Muikawukhulelwa S'Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The state capture inquiry will pursue criminal charges against former South African Airways board chairperson, Dudu Myeni. Myeni is accused of revealing the identity of a protected witness at the inquiry. Commission Chair, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, confirmed that a complaint against Myeni will…
Five men accused of Senzo Meyiwa's murder are back in court. Meyiwa was gunned down in 2014 at the house of his then songstress girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo. At their first appearance, four of the five denied involvement in the murder of the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper. They…
Staff Reporter. Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive search, the Minister concurred with NSFAS’s decision to appoint Andile Nongogo as the CEO for a period of five years. According to LinkedIn,…
Staff Reporter. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Forensic Audit Unit have concluded 42 investigations into the department’s financial irregularities amounting to R3 billion during the 2019/2020 financial year. The SIU and Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) investigated an amount of R3 119…
Staff Reporter. Cederburg Municipality manager, Henry George Slimmered, was released on R20 000 bail by a Western Cape magistrate following his arrest for alleged corruption related to the procurement of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). Slimmered was on Wednesday arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) following investigations…
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura is delivering his end-of-year report to a virtual sitting of the Gauteng Provincial legislature. The Gauteng government says the report will focus on how it will accelerate the implementation of its programmes towards realisation of 'Growing Gauteng Together'. Makhura said experts were deeply concerned about a…
Johannesburg mayor, Geoff Makhubu is expected to testify at the state capture inquiry on Friday morning. Makhubu is been implicated in questionable payments from IT company EOH. The company is alleged to have made payments to several senior ANC members including Makhubu and Zizi Kodwa. Makhubu was the Johannesburg ANC's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that government will discuss additional lockdown restrictions to control the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in areas such as Nelson Mandela Bay. Mkhize said that the idea of using 'differentiated approaches’ for specific hotspot areas was first mooted in May and June…
Staff Reporter. Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Micheal Seloane says the Commission has noted with appreciation the commitment and hard work demonstrated by public servants, particularly health workers, since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Seloane said the Commission has also noted the speed at which Personal Protective Equipment…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that South Africa has recorded 3 069 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 778 751. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 383 078 with 28 010 new tests conducted since the…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Thirteen youth-led projects are set to benefit from the Driving Force for Change initiative, intended for projects that tackle issues of climate change, waste management and biodiversity loss. "This initiative, worth R1.3 million, announced on Youth Day this year, responded to the President’s challenge to South…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s leader, according to preliminary results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission. "Mr Kabore … with 57.87 percent of the vote, is provisionally elected president of [Burkina] Faso in the first round," Newton…
Staff Reporter. Around 40 informal miners have been trapped underground in northeastern Zimbabwe after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, the country's miners 'federation said Thursday. The disaster occurred late Wednesday in the town of Bindura, around 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of the capital Harare, said Wellington…
Staff Reporter. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says his department is closely monitoring the Eastern Cape to quell the resurgence of cluster outbreaks in the province. Mkhize is on a two-day visit to the Eastern Cape, which kicked off on Thursday and is set to wrap up on Friday. The…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the department is working tirelessly to salvage what is left of the academic year after the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning institutions across the globe. Speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, Dr Nzimande said the pandemic…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza is responding to questions in the National Assembly. Mabuza says government has put measures in place to mitigate the negative impact of the reprioritisation of funds on local government services. The Deputy President said this when he responded to oral questions at the National…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in Parliament next week. The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) earlier this year before lockdown began. Speaker Thandi Modise has now agreed for the debate to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande is currently briefing the media. Nzimande, says the department is working tirelessly to salvage what is left of the academic year after the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning institutions across the globe. Speaking during a media briefing Nzimande said the…
Staff Reporter. The Western Cape has expressed deep concern about the growing infection rate and has since confirmed that it is dealing with a resurgence. This comes after the province reported a 52.1% jump in new cases over the last week alone, after recording a more than 20% increase week-on-week.…
File Photo. Former Transnet group treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi takes the stand at the state capture inquiry. He is giving testimony related to money flows at Transnet. On Wednesday, the commission heard from Steven Powell, Managing Director at ENS Forensics. Interesting names cropped up in connection with payments received from tech…
The Constitutional Court will hear arguments during a virtual sitting on whether President Cyril Ramaphosa misled Parliament in relation to the donations made to his CR17 campaign. The Public Protector wants the court to review an earlier judgment made by the High Court in Pretoria in March, which set aside…
Staff Reporter. A 42-year-old woman and her five children aged between six months and 10-years-old have been found murdered at their home in Dabekweni near Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape. The police were alerted by neighbours who suspected something bad had happened at the home of the deceased. On arrival,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Health said on Wednesday, South Africa has recorded 3 250 new Covid-19 related cases and 118 deaths since the last report. "As of today (Wednesday), the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases is 775 502,"Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement. The cumulative number…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise announced the names of the three-member panel that will decide whether or not Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a case to answer. The panel will be headed by retired Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Bess Nkabinde. It will have 30 days…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has called on taxi industry leaders to continue to comply with the COVID-19 protocols, as volumes of movement are expected to increase during the festive season. "We are appealing to the taxi industry to comply…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the maintenance and development of water infrastructure is crucial to expanding access to all South Africans across the board. "Our political guidance and direction is premised on government’s Programme of Action, which drives all our efforts…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Stephen van Coller. Photo Credit: Moneyweb. Former EOH executive Jehan Mackay has taken centre stage in corruption allegations involving payments to senior ANC figures, including the party’s former national spokesman, Zizi Kodwa. Suspicious payments were made by Mackay, from his personal bank account, to Kodwa (who now…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. In moving tributes on Tuesday afternoon, Members of Parliament took turns to remember the late Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, whom they described as the epitome of accountability and ethical leadership. The news of Makwetu’s passing, who was days away from finishing his term of office, sent shockwaves…
Staff Reporter. South Africans have been encouraged to buy local products this festive season as this could contribute to improving the country’s economy. "People who loosen their purse strings during the upcoming holiday season and buy local instead of imported products could help improve South Africa’s economic outlook by making…
File Photo. The state capture commission resumes this morning. The Commission will hear money flows related evidence from the Managing Director of ENS Forensics, Steven David Powell. On Tuesday, the commission heard evidence from former DLS Chief Executive Officer, Stephan Burger. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption:One of two trucks that were on fire on the N12 in Daveyton, Benoni on 25 November 2020. Image:Twitter. The N12 highway between Kingsway and Holfontein has been closed to traffic as police attend to a crime scene in which two trucks were set alight this morning.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza has called on South Africans to wear a black armband, a ribbon, or any sign that signifies an act of mourning in order to demonstrate solemn respect for those who have passed away because of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and COVID-19.…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 772 252. This is an increase of 2 493 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 325 631 with …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said at the Bloomberg Capital Markets Focus virtual event Tuesday that Public Investment Corporation is willing to help Eskom to resolve its debt crisis. Most of the bonds actually are held by the PIC and the banks and so on,"Mboweni said. "Eskom treasury…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. Government has reiterated its commitment to focus on women’s economic empowerment initiatives in an effort to ensure they fully assume their rightful place in the economy and society. "As a country, we have made a commitment to earmark 40% preferential procurement to women-owned businesses nationally," Minister…
The State Capture Commission hears Denel related testimony from the former DLS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stephan Burger. Livestream Video Below. Courtesy of ENCA. 
Staff Reporter. The Western Cape government is calling on retailers to maintain the COVID-19 protocols as shoppers are expected to flock stores to grab Black Friday bargains. "We know that this has been a tough year for consumers and retailers alike, and these sales provide welcome savings and trade. "In…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry as a whole. The provincial government said it has noted with serious concern the protest action by truck drivers and the subsequent ultimatum that…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provinces are working around the clock to implement new security measures meant to protect the ongoing National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. "We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Ronnie Tshabalala. The SABC board has been implored to return to the negotiation table with labour in an effort to preserve jobs in the broadcaster’s planned retrenchments. This comes after Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, her deputy Pinky Kekana, and Employment and Labour Minister Thulas…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. Police Minister General Bheki Cele has called on police officers to protect themselves following "reckless, irresponsible and dangerous statements" made by EFF leader Julius Malema at the weekend. On Sunday, Malema, while addressing party supporters, complained that the police had been colluding with the white community…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. United States President-elect Joe Biden has been formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there. With the rapid-fire developments on Monday, President Donald Trump’s already languishing…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Basic Education on Monday evening announced that it was launching a probe into a Physical Science Paper 2 exam that was leaked before the commencement of the exam in the morning. It's believed the Physics two paper was leaked on Monday morning,…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that South Africa has registered 2 080 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the last reporting period. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 769 759. The Eastern Cape, which has seen a surge in new infections in…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the African National Congress (ANC) as having similarities to a 'cat' with nine lives that always lands on its feet. Speaking to ANC branches in the Bojanala region in Rustenburg, Ramaphosa said the naysayers who claim the ANC is weak were…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The trial of pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed to January the 26th of next year in the High Court in Port Elizabeth. The postponement follows the death of advocate Zukile Mdolomba, who was part of the state's legal team. Advocate Mdolomba successfully opposed Omotoso's bail…
Staff Reporter. Seven people were left injured this afternoon following a shooting at the Cape Town Taxi rank in the Western Cape. At approximately 12h22 ER24, Life Healthcare and the Western Cape Metro arrived on the scene to find the local authorities already in attendance. On closer inspection, seven patients…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders, who were negatively affected by the pandemic, to apply for funding. The two entities have collaborated to empower 40 000 informal traders by helping them to restart their businesses. "In a total…
Staff Reporter. Government is calling on the traditional leaders and initiation schools to hold hands with them as the traditional initiation practices remain officially suspended in a bid to mitigate exposure against COVID-19. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Deputy Minister Obed Bapela has acknowledged that many traditional communities across…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Moeletsi Mabe. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a new crime fighting initiative to strengthen its efforts in the fight against crime in the cities. The Integrated Safer Cities Concept is a first of its kind to be implemented in any City in South Africa.…
File Photo. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has requested that the secretary of the state capture inquiry to lay a criminal complaint with the police against former President Jacob Zuma after he left the inquiry without permission last week. Zuma walked out after Zondo dismissed the former president's application for…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Government has reiterated its commitment to investigating and swiftly extraditing fugitive evangelical couple, Shepard and Mary Bushiri, who daringly escaped from the country while facing criminal charges. In a statement, government said it would investigate the matter and use all the legal instruments to bring back…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says curbing the scourge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will require an act of solidary from every sector of society as legislative and policy measures instituted by governments cannot alone rid us of this problem. Ramaphosa made the clarion call in the latest edition…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's spokesperson Sam Mkokeli has criticised his boss for launching an investigation to find whistleblowers who leaked information that his chief of staff does not have the required qualifications. Gordhan has appointed a forensic company to find whistle-blowers who leaked…
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said South Africa has recorded 2 270 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total of infections to 767 679. Gauteng still has the most infections provincially, accounting for 30.4% (233 036) of total cases, while the Northern Cape has recorded the least…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. A senior prosecutor in the Timothy Omotoso trial, Advocate Zukile Mdolomba, has died. Advocate Mdolomba successfully opposed Omotoso’s bail application in the High Court in Port Elizabeth a few weeks ago. He was one of the three prosecutors in the rape and human trafficking case against…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has insisted that the former personal assistant of African National Congress(ANC) secretary-general,Ace Magashule had agreed to testify against her former boss contrary to a report in the City Press. The paper reported that Moroadi Cholota found out through the media that she…
Staff Reporter. The bodies of three young boys have been found in an under-construction stormwater trench in Hammanskraal. Paramedics declared the three boys dead at the scene after passers-by discovered the bodies. "The Tshwane Emergency Services Department [ESD] responded to the incident just after 5pm. Upon arrival at the scene,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Former ministers and their spouses continue to fly business class, costing taxpayers millions, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The paper reported that as much as R45.3 million has been spent on travel for former ministers, deputies, premiers and their spouses between 2014…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Lulamile Feni. United Democratic Movement deputy national chairperson and member of the Eastern Cape provincial legislature Mncedisi Filtane has died. Filtane served as a Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature from 2019 to 2020. Filtane was a Member of the National Assembly between 2014 and 2019.…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in South Africa now sits at 765 409. This is an increase of 2 646 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has been re-elected as the DA’s provincial leader after he beat legislature speaker Masizole Mnqasela in a fierce battle for control of the party. Delegates cast their votes in favour of Madikizela at the party’s virtual…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected as "patently false", allegations that he had profited from the breeding and selling of animals to be shot and killed on his Phala Phala wildlife breeding operation. The allegations were published by the non-profit American animal rights organisation, The People for…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Jacob Zuma Foundation accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of plotting with renowned lawyer, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. The foundation said on Friday it was challenging Zondo's dismissal of a recusal application by Zuma, and questioned the presence of Ngcukaitobi in Zondo's chambers during Thursday's…
Staff Reporter. US President Donald Trump’s desperate bid to overturn the November 3 election results was dealt a double blow on Friday after officials in the battleground state of Georgia certified Joe Biden’s win and top Republican legislators in Michigan said they had no information that would warrant reversing the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. The top leadership of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will meet next week to discuss the fate of one of its top officials who is facing criminal charges. Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary-general appeared in court on Nov. 13 to face counts of…
South Africa has recorded 3 105 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), breaching the 3 000 new daily cases for the first time since 21 August 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 762 763. In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has…
Staff Reporter. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has vowed to leave no stone unturned to fight fraud with regard to social grants. SASSA said it has pursued an active fraud prevention strategy and has always exercised a zero tolerance to anyone who commits or is complicit in fraud…
Staff Writer. Cape Town gang boss Ernie "Lastig" Solomon, 62, died in a hail of bullets in Gauteng. Gauteng police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele said the shooting happened in Boksburg, on the East Rand, around 8am. "The Ford Ranger stopped in front of the BMW, two men came out of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:ER24. Two men escaped serious injury this afternoon after the roof of a service station collapsed on three vehicles off Seeiso Road in Sharpville, Vereeniging. At approximately 13h50, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a roof of a service station had collapsed on a…
Staff Reporter. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging African countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases. This comes as nearly 20 countries in the region experienced an uptick in cases since early October after reporting a downward trend, then a plateau. “Unlike the…
Staff Reporter. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe thunderstorms are expected over parts of Gauteng province this afternoon. The weather service has advised residents and commuters to schedule travel before or after the storm, which is expected to start around 4pm and continue to midnight. The level 2…
Staff Reporter. Police have dispersed a crowd of protesters who gathered near a Brackenfell school for starting their demonstration too early. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is leading another protest outside Brackenfell High School against alleged racism. The party has the required permit to stage the demonstration. Approaching midday, the…
Staff Writer. The Western Cape government is closely monitoring events like Matric Rage, traditionally held on the Garden Route, as the numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to peak in the region. Premier Alan Winde said the province is worried about the rising number of infections, hospitalisations, with deaths now starting…
Staff Writer. The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment that has favoured the compensation of domestic workers. On Thursday, the Constitutional Court declared the exclusion of domestic workers employed in private households from Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COIDA) unconstitutional. "This means that, for…
Staff Writer. File Photo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Tsakani Maluleke as Auditor-General of South Africa for a non-renewable term of seven years with effect from 1 December 2020. Ramaphosa made the appointment in terms of Section 193(4) read with Section 189 of the Constitution, on recommendation of the National…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Ashraf Hendricks. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has challenged the Men’s Sector to be central in spreading the message of equality between women and men, girls and boys at a very tender age. “This is a message that shuns the culture of male dominance and sexual violence,…
Staff Reporter. The Hawks Serious Corruption Offences team has arrested nine suspects on multiple charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering exceeding R56.4 million actual loss, of a potential R200 million. The suspects, aged between 30 and 65, are expected to appear before the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court after they…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Ronnie Tshabalala. The SABC Board says it will suspend the Section 189 process for a period of seven days. The announcement comes after the board met late into the night on Thursday. In a statement, the SABC said that its fully committed to engaging with all parties…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said South Africa has recorded 2 514 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 759 658. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 214 036 with 24 456 new tests conducted since the last report. A further 115 …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Adjaye Associates. Adjaye Associates,the eponymous practice of RIBA Gold Medal-winning Ghanaian–British architect Sir David Adjaye, has unveiled its design for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library, a rammed earth structure with granary influences set to include a museum, research center, and more in honor of the second…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Lilongwe Magistrates Court in Malawi on Thursday ruled that the arrest of Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, was illegal and ordered the pair be released from custody with no conditions. Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba has ruled that the arrest of the Bushiri's in…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in Kwa-Zulu Natal has urged communities to use water sparingly, despite the slight increase in water levels this week. This comes as dam levels in that province have been deteriorating in the past few months. According to the…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Gcis. Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola has revealed that the South African government expects to send documents of the extradition process of fugitive pastor, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, as prescribed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol. "We expect to send…
Staff Writer. File Photo. Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary’s property in Midstream Estate, Centurion – valued at R5.5 million – has been forfeited to the state. The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Bushiris R5.5 million-valued property be forfeited to the State. Magistrate Thandi…
File Photo. Staff Writer. President Cyril Ramaphosa will this weekend lead the South African delegation to the virtual G20 Leaders' Summit. The G20 Leaders' Summit is convened by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a focus on deepening global cooperation around the theme of 'Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century…
File Photo. Staff Writer. Kwaito star and entertainment personality Nomasonto Maswanganyi, popularly known as Mshoza, has died. The 37-year-old was known for her hit song "Kortes". She rose to fame as the First Lady of Kwaito with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s from her debut album BullDawgz…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application for him to recuse himself from hearing the former president’s testimony. In handing down his ruling on the matter this morning, Zondo said…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A total of 50 companies have pledged R109.6 billion at the third annual South Africa Investment Conference. Today’s collective pledge brings the total amount of investment pledges to R773.6 billion worth of investments in the last three years. With this total amount, South Africa has now reached…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Pixabay. Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo officially opened Ward 366 at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on Wednesday, where an additional 20 critical care beds have been added. The additional beds are thanks to the generous donation of R5 million by the Moosa Family of the…
File Photo. State capture inquiry chair Raymond Zondo is announcing if he will recuse himself on not. Former president Jacob Zuma applied for the recusal, claiming Zondo has a vendetta against him. Zuma is adamant Zondo has opened himself up to becoming a judge in the determination of factual disputes…
South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 189 580 with 28 703 new tests conducted since the…
Photo Credit:Ronnie Tshabalala. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is in Parliament to discuss the latest developments in its Section 189 process. 400 SABC employees are set to be retrenched, with the process expected to be completed by the end of December 2020. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of SABC.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says R109,6 billion worth of investments have been pledged at the third South African Investment Conference,meaning the country is on track to reach its R1.3 trillion target over five years. He was delivering the closing remarks at the conference in Sandton north…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan will serve as South Africa’s roadmap going forward, as it dusts off the debris left by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa told potential investors at the South Africa Investment Conference. Ramaphosa outlined government’s plan to revive the country’s battered economy…
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers. Eskom says it has been inundated with requests to conduct investigations into scams that purport to sell “cheap electricity” vouchers. According to the power utility, the dishonest scheme is promoted through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp by duping people into paying for this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the implementation of shovel-ready investments is underway, as South Africa enters economic recovery mode in a post COVID-19 environment. Ramaphosa, in his opening address at day two of the third South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC2020) in Sandton, Johannesburg, highlighted that this year’s conference…
File Photo. Staff Writer. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has opened a criminal case against the Woestalleen Colliery Mine after suspending its water use license. The department opened a criminal case against the mine and its business rescue partner following their continued pollution of water resources in Middleburg,…
File Photo. The South African Post Office (SAPO) has revised the list of countries to which their mailing service is available. The changes were made in response to stricter lockdown rules introduced in some countries as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe. "This means that transport connections…
File Photo. Staff Reporter. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has again delayed his decision on whether he will remain as chairperson of the state capture inquiry. Zondo, who was meant to hand down his decision on Wednesday, has postponed his ruling twice as he was still studying documents. The latest…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Staff Writer. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has warned Grade 12 learners against committing any transgression during the exams. Addressing a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday, the Minister said the penalty for offences related to examinations are very serious. “As a learner you can be…
Staff Writer. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will open and begin processing the latest and last round of COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme Benefits (COVID-19 TERS) applications on 23 November 2020 and close on 31 December 2020, the UIF announced on Tuesday. This follows last week’s announcement by President Cyril…
Staff Writer. File Photo. Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri has handed himself over to police in Malawi. Reports are emerging from Lilongwe in Malawi that police went to his house last night to arrest him, but he was not there. It's believed Interpol issued a warrant of arrest. The Bushiris fled…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Vaal Dam has recorded an increase in levels for the second consecutive week, signalling that the recent heavy showers are steadily replenishing the dam after a long-running period of decline. “Inching up from last week’s levels of 30.2%, the dam has significantly risen to…
File Photo. Staff Writer. The Special Tribunal has confirmed a preservation order against former Transnet Executive Herbert Msagala. Msagala lost the battle with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to have a preservation order, including movable and immovable properties against him, not be made permanent. The Special Tribunal also declared that…
The State Capture Commission continues to hear the application for the recusal of the Chairperson of the Commission Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo by former President Jacob Zuma. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of SABC.
Staff Writer. A Tshwane Bus Service driver has been hijacked in the Orchards area north of Pretoria allegedly by members of organisations affiliated to the National Taxi Alliance (NTA). This comes ahead of a march by taxi operators on Wednesday over the delay in the disbursement of government’s COVID-19 relief…
Photo Credit:Ronnie Tshabalala. Staff Writer. Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has implored the SABC Board to consider all possible options with an aim to preserve jobs at the public broadcaster. Ndabeni-Abrahams made the call during a meeting on Tuesday evening following disturbing developments at the public broadcaster on…
Staff Writer. President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the Opening Address at the third South Africa Investment Conference today, as part of expanding South Africa’s efforts to grow domestic and international investment. In 2018, President Ramaphosa embarked on a R1.2 trillion, at the time, investment drive to stimulate sustainable, equitable and…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 754 256. This is an increase of 1 987 new cases identified since the last report. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 160 877 with 17…
Staff Reporter. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development will host the 7th Africa Think Tank Summit on 18 and 19 November 2020. The virtual Summit is dedicated to the theme, “Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement: Assessing country readiness and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Robbie Tshabalala. The SABC’s News Channel saw a break in transmission this afternoon with presenters refusing to go on air as the corporation faces retrenchments. They called for management to step down. The public broadcaster disclosed that 400 people were being served with Section 189 notices,…
Staff Writer. The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has uncovered over 1 500 employees, who fraudulently benefitted from the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant, including the child, military veteran and social pension grants. Executive Mayor Geoffrey Makhubo initiated the investigation, conducted by the city’s Group Forensic and Investigation Services…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Trevor Samson. While the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey paints a dire picture with regards to the unemployment crisis in the country, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi believes that the basket of interventions will eventually lead to an improved situation. “It would be foolhardy to paint…
File Photo. Staff Writer. President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on his Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICS) counterparts to strengthen trade and investment ties,to fast-track economic recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic. The President’s call comes as the BRICS virtual summit took place on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of the…
Staff Writer. The Western Cape has issued an urgent hotspot alert for the Garden Route as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the area. “This spike is mainly contributing to the notable growth of active cases in the Western Cape,” the provincial government said. Meanwhile, the province has also noted…
Photo Credit:GCIS. A memorial service for the late Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu is currently underway in Melrose Arch on Tuesday afternoon. Makwetu died last week after battling lung cancer since 2018. He was due to leave his position at the end of November, after almost seven-years in the office. Livestream Video…
Staff Writer. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says there is a need to urgently ensure that the outbreaks of the Coronavirus pandemic in the Eastern Cape are dealt with. “We want to see the numbers subside in the Eastern Cape. We are going to have to find the cluster outbreaks…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Staff Writer. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that he would deliver his much-awaited judgment on whether or not to recuse himself from the state capture inquiry on Wednesday morning. The commission heard arguments from former President Jacob Zuma's lawyer, Muzi Sikhakhane, and the inquiry's evidence leader…
Staff Writer. The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has expressed concern at the potential effect the Bushiri escape may have on diplomatic relations between South Africa and Malawi. This comes after Shepard Bushiri and his wife, Mary, escaped South Africa last week without a valid explanation and while…
Staff Writer. The first leg of the two-day South Africa Investment Conference will get underway this afternoon at the Sandton Convention Centre. The conference, which is in its third year, aims to attract R1.2 trillion in investments. Since 2018, the conference has secured over R650 billion of investment as leaders…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is on a visit to Eastern Cape after He expressed concern at the rising infections in the province, blaming irresponsible social behaviour and parties in the province. The Eastern Cape has the highest number of active actives at 8 607, followed by Free…
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to announce his fate as chairperson of the state capture inquiry. This following a recusal application brought by former president Jacob Zuma's legal team which took the whole day to deliberate on. The recusal application could have far-reaching implications on the commission's work…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Parliament wants answers about how Sheperd Bushiri and his wife managed to flee South Africa.Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will appear before a portfolio committee on Tuesday to explain how they crossed the border without their passports. The Bushiris are currently in Malawi and say they breached their…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 752 269. This an increase of 1 245 new Covid-19-related cases have been identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5…
Staff Writer. The World Health Organization chief hailed Monday "encouraging" news about COVID-19 vaccines but expressed concern about surging cases in many countries and insisted that complacency was not an option. We continue to receive encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines and remain cautiously optimistic about the potential for new tools …
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) says the country’s historic drive to get more South Africans to work has kicked off as part of the Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan. In an address to the nation on 21 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Basic Education says it will investigate circumstances around a leaked Mathematics Paper 2 fully and thoroughly. This comes after the department has noted that there is a leaked Mathematics paper. The department says it will utilize the mechanisms it has at its…
Staff Writer. File Photo. A warrant of arrest has been issued for self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary. This is part of the process to extradite the couple from Malawi so they can answer to the fraud, theft and money laundering charges they face here on home soil.…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation at the virtual 12th BRICS Summit scheduled for Tuesday. BRICS is an association of five major emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which together represent about 42% of the global population, 23% of GDP, 30% of…
Staff Writer. Health Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, says the country is witnessing COVID-19 cluster outbreaks and needs to guard against a possible resurgence. The Minister called for vigilance during a COVID-19 briefing, which outlined South Africa’s health response to the pandemic and its readiness to deal with a possible resurgence.…
Staff Writer. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concerns about the climbing number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape provinces. Outlining the pandemic health response and South Africa’s readiness to deal with a possible resurgence on Sunday, Mkhize said his department is now watching…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the South African government will this week demonstrate that the country remains an attractive investment destination. Writing in the latest edition of his weekly newsletter, the President said government will show the progress it is making to improve the business climate. “It…
Staff Writer. File Photo. The Malawian government has issued a statement, expressing concern about the treatment President Lazarus Chakwera received when leaving the country. Chakwera's presidential envoy was subjected to additional security checks and searches which the statement called improper and incongruous with the treatment they received when entering the…
File Photo. The Commission hears application for the recusal of the Chairperson of the Commission by the former President Jacob Zuma at 10:00. Zuma's legal representative,Muzi Sikhakhane argued that the state capture inquiry's chairperson, deputy chief justice (DCJ) Raymond Zondo, must self-reflect on comments he has made about Zuma when…
Staff Writer. A large police contingent -- including vans, water cannons and other preparations for crowd control -- are outside the state capture inquiry this morning. Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to cross swords with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Zuma has filed a 100-page affidavit in his bid…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said South Africa’s cumulative number of cases now stands at 751 024,with 20 241 deaths. This is an increase of 1842 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. There have been a total of 693 467 recoveries,the recovery rate remains at 92%. Mkhize has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Donald Trump has insisted he is not conceding the US election, despite seemingly acknowledging for the first time that Democrat Joe Biden won. "He won because the Election was Rigged," the Republican president wrote on Twitter, repeating unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. About an hour later he…
File Photo. South African government has initiated the process to extradite Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, from Malawi. The self-proclaimed prophet and his wife left South Africa and had been in Malawi, defying their bail circumstances. They are accused of theft, fraud, and money laundering in connection to a…
Staff Writer. Radio Sportscaster Sithembiso Sthera Ngqezana has died, his employers Umhlobo Wenene FM has confirmed. Ngqezana, who was affectionately known as "Bra Sterra", was a multi-award winning radio sports presenter and had been lauded for his vast sports knowledge. He joined the SABC in 2008. Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Station…
The Global status report on road safety, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in…
 Staff Writer. The State Capture Commission of Inquiry will hear former president Jacob Zuma's s application for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself. In a statement on Friday, secretary of the commission, Itumeleng Mosala, said the application would be made at 10am on Monday. This was also the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The supporters of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule are leading a flare up of factionalism within the party. Magashule appeared in court this past week on charges of fraud and corruption related to an asbestos eradication contract in the Free State in 2014, when the secretary general…
The National Department of Health says the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa now sits at 749 182. This is an increase of 2 237 new cases identified since the last report. A further 53 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 34, Free State…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola weighed-in on self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s flight from South Africa,seemingly to avoid his impending prosecution. Lamola took to Twitter to share the Southern African Development Committee (SADC) policy on extradition. Bushiri has made five demands to the South African…
Photo Credit:Mduduzi Ndzingi. Staff Writer. Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng has elected Solly Msimanga as the party’s provincial leader during a virtual conference. Msimanga beat DA MP James Lorimer by getting 75% of the vote at the party's virtual elective conference on Saturday. In September, he was appointed to the…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is looking to recruit over 20 000 Education Assistants and General School Assistants for schools over the next few months. The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, through the Basic Education Employment Initiative…
The Harrismith Highway Patrol successfully arrested five suspects from Kwazulu-Natal headed to Gauteng in possession of copper wire and a large quantity of counterfeit liquor upon stopping and searching two suspicious vehicles on the N3 Highway outside Harrismith. Apparently, on 13 November 2020 at about 03:00 the two members manning…
Staff Writer. China has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden, who won the November 3 election that President Donald Trump has not conceded, nearly a week after the former vice president clinched enough states for the win. "We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Mr Biden…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife have left South Africa. They were only allowed to travel within Gauteng and North West until the case was finalised after being granted bail of R200 000 each by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on November 4. The couple,…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished South Africa’s Hindu community well as they observe the religious festival of Deepavali. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Deepavali commences on the 14th of November 2020. President Ramaphosa said the observance of Deepavali in South Africa had deep historical roots dating back to…
South Africa's Covid-19 caseload has climbed to 746 945 with 2213 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 086 887 with 23 430 new tests conducted since the last report. A further 77 more COVID-19 related deaths have been…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former president Jacob Zuma has officially applied for deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself as state capture commission chair. This comes just days before Zuma was subpoenaed to appear before the commission. He was expected to appear on Monday, November 16. Zuma claims…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) is confident of its case against ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. The ANC secretary general faces charges of corruption and fraud, that he abused his position of authority, breached the trust of his office and violated his legal duties while Premier of the Free…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has put in motion a number of interventions aimed at helping South African companies invest in the continent and participate in the African Continental Free Trade Area. He said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. “We want to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Following a lull in criminal activity during the hard national COVID-19 lockdown, figures began to rise as restrictions were eased between July and September. This much is illustrated by the quarter two crime statistics of the 2020/2021 financial year, released by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday. The…
File Photo. National Deputy Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya has been dismissed from her position following an internal disciplinary hearing this week, which found her guilty of allegations of criminal involvement. Mgwenya last month briefly appeared before the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested by the Investigating Directorate on criminal…
Photo Credit:Ashraf Hendricks. While there has been a drop in the number of sexual offences reported, the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) continues to haunt women and children in the country. According to the quarterly crime statistics released on Friday, South Africa recorded fewer sexual offences between July…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. Magistrate Amos Moos has granted ANC secretary general Ace Magashule a R200 000 bail. Magashule is appearing at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court in the Free State. He handed himself over to the Hawks earlier today. Magashule is one of eight accused in the case involving a R255…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to present the quarterly crime statistics on Friday. It will give a picture of crime in the country between July and September. This was when the country was moving from a hard lockdown to eased restrictions. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated the importance of a swift rebound in employment after the release of new data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020. This comes after the survey by Statistics South Africa revealed that unemployment rose to 30.8% on the official…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says while racism-fuelled incidents, which were deeply disturbing, do not represent the broader reality of South Africa, there is a need to confront racist attitudes and to continuously condemn any form of racism. Ramaphosa said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday.…
The Western Cape’s Coronavirus cases have risen by 20% due to the increasing number of infections recorded in the Garden Route District. According to the Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, the province is concerned about the fresh spike in COVID-19 cases in George, Knysna and Bitou, where the positivity rate…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule's supporters have gathered at the Bloemfontein magistrate's court ahead of his appearance on Friday. Tensions are flaring outside the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court this morning ahead of African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule's appearance on corruption charges. His supporters were burning T-shirts with…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. Former Free State premier Ace Magashule has handed himself over to the Directorate for Priority Crime on Friday. His arrest is being processed. Magashule is expected to appear in court on charges of corruption in connection with the Free State asbestos tender corruption while he was premier…
File Photo. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has bemoaned the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as its Assets under Management (AuM) shrunk by 10% in the 2019/20 financial year. Presenting its integrated annual report before Parliament this week, the PIC said the decline could be attributable to, amongst others, the…
Time is running out for individual taxpayers to submit their income tax returns via eFiling and the SARS MobiApp. “The South African Revenue Service (SARS) reminds individual taxpayers, who are required to file an income return, that they have until Monday, 16 November 2020, to submit returns via the online…
The national department of health says the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 744 732. This is an increase of 2 338 new coronavirus cases since the last report. A further 65 more deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 37, Free State 18, Gauteng 1, Kwa-Zulu…
File Photo. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the regulatory framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes as part of government’s effort to contribute towards the economic recovery plan. “These EPR schemes are part of the Reconstruction and Economic Recovery Plan recently announced by the President as…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the multiple agency anti-corruption task team, established after his announcement during the State of the Nation Address this year, is making headway and has prioritized 223 cases. The President said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. “Much…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa answers oral questions in the National Assembly. The questions range from efforts to combat corruption, to economic recovery, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of SABC.
File Photo. The High Court in the Eastern Cape Division, Grahamstown, has granted the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA a final forfeiture order of about R19 million against assets that were the proceeds of tender fraud. In a statement, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the order follows…
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has released the results of the by-elections, which took place on Wednesday in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces. In a briefing on Thursday, the commission said the elections proceeded smoothly and peacefully. The by-elections were contested by 40 political…
Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane is currently isolating at home after contracting the Coronavirus. According to his office, Mabuyane took the test after showing flu-like symptoms. “When his results came back positive, Premier Mabuyane started informing his family members, staff in his office, and some of the people he…
South Africa has the goal of universal access to a full range of early childhood development (ECD) services in ten years’ time. To meet this target, we will need more than 100 000 additional early learning teachers and 40 000 new venues for three- to five -year-olds alone, say education…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Despite the persistent week-long rains having a positive impact on the average country’s dam levels, the Department of Water and Sanitation has warned South Africans against complacency as the current rains do not mark an end to the challenges. “Instead, water users must double their efforts to…
Staff Writer. Unemployment in South Africa has soared to 30.8% in the last three months, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020 revealed. The rise was a 7.5% increase from the second quarter. This comes after Stats SA in September reported that despite the South…
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the further easing of COVD-19 restrictions. Chairperson of the SAMA, Dr Angelique Coetzee, also echoed the President’s sentiments that everything must be done to prevent a resurgence of infections. “The easing of restrictions is good news for…
File Photo. The Gauteng Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) will from Monday dedicate 70% of their capacity to driving licence renewals to address current backlogs. "Working together with all the stakeholders, the province will ensure that 70% of all slots made available to the DLTCs will be dedicated exclusively to…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture commission will continue to hear Denel-related testimony on Thursday. The commission is expected to hear testimony from current interim Denel Group CEO Talib Sadik, former Chief Executive Officer of Denel Land Systems Stephan Burger and former board chairperson Daniel Mantsha. Meanwhile former president Jacob Zuma's…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been made aware of the growing tension between the Western Sahara and Morocco, arising from a dispute on the buffer zone. In a statement on Thursday, the President has asked the two countries to ease tensions and return…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Fallen outgoing Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has been celebrated as a dedicated man of integrity who served the country with distinction. Makwetu, who was seeing out the final two weeks of his seven-year tenure, yesterday succumbed to a two-year battle with lung cancer. The news of his passing was…
Staff Writer. President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern at the lax behaviour of the South African public amid the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to grip the country and the world at large. Addressing the nation on the country’s COVID-19 status, the President announced the extension of the National State of…
Staff Writer. President Cyril Ramaphosa says a local company, Aspen Pharmacare, has entered into a preliminary agreement with the multinational firm Johnson & Johnson, as one of the companies to manufacture and package its candidate COVID-19 vaccine. "In recognition of the country’s manufacturing capability, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned of growing 'pandemic fatigue' across the country and the possibility of a second coronavirus resurgence in South Africa. Despite this, he announced further easing of the current level 1 lockdown in a national address this evening. Ramaphosa said that many…
Staff Writer. File Photo. Former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani has died. This was confirmed by his attorney Danie Gouws this evening. Bobani was hospitalised three weeks ago with Covid-19. He served as the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality from August 2018 until December 2019. He…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:GCIS. The outgoing auditor-general Kimi Makwetu has passed away. He passed away at a Morningside hospital this morning and the AG’s office has confirmed the news in a press statement. His passing follows his diagnosis with stage four lung cancer in June 2018. "As the national…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The address follows a special sitting of Cabinet that considered recommendations of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) meeting. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of SABC.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will speak in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday (11 November) at 20h00. Ramaphosa is expected to provide an update on the government's strategies to manage the coronavirus pandemic. South Africa's overall coronavirus statistics show that the country is doing…
Photo Credit:Ashraf Hendricks. As the country gears up for 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for action demonstrating that gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) has no space in society. Zulu made the call during the final leg…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court has postponed the highly controversial Free State asbestos audit case to 19 February 2021. The suspects made a brief appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning and are made up of government officials and business owners. Bail has been extended for…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his commitment to strengthening South Africa’s ties with the United State. Speaking during a virtual business and investment roundtable on Tuesday, Ramaphosa began by congratulating the Americans for their successful elections held last week, which saw Joe Biden win. Among the attendees of…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. The African National Congress briefs the media on the outcomes of the meeting of National Officials around the latest developments within the party. The briefing will be led by Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte and Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile. The ANC top six say they have not discussed whether…
File Photo. Rape and human trafficking accused Timothy Omotoso has lost his application for leave to appeal a decision by a Port Elizabeth High Court judge not to grant him bail. Passing down judgment this morning, judge Phillip Zilwa said there were no reasonable prospects another court would come to…
The by-elections taking place in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces have kicked off on a good note, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said. Voting in almost all the voting stations started at 7am and is expected to close at 9pm at 455 voting stations,…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture commission continues to hear Denel related testimony on Wednesday. The Commission will hear the testimony of former Denel Group Chief Executive Officer Zwelakhe Ntshepe, Dr Stephan Nell and Pieter Van der Merwe. Livestream Video Below. Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:AP. South Africa has conveyed condolences to the government and people of the State of Palestine following the passing of Dr Saeb Erekat. Erekat was the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), member of the Fatah Central Committee and prominent academic, the lead Palestinian…
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the global cases of COVID-19 have increased by 8% compared to the previous week, totalling more than 3.6 million new cases, while new deaths increased by 21% to over 54 000. “This brings the cumulative numbers to over 49.7 million reported cases and over…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa now sits at 740 254. This is an increase of 1 729 new cases identified since the last report. Total cases for 10 November 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 103180 13,9 Free…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has paid tribute to the role teachers have played in upholding the standard and quality of teaching and learning despite being confronted by the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Motshekga said this when she fielded oral questions in the National Council of Provinces…
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