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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Justice Mandisa Maya, will on June 20 be interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to determine her suitability for appointment as deputy chief justice. Maya was among four candidates the JSC interviewed for the position of chief justice…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has warned that the water crisis in the Free State is putting the province on the brink of its own 'day zero' – a day when taps in the region run dry. Conducting an oversight visit in the province, the opposition party said…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation minister Senzo Mchunu has intervened to resolve water challenges in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM). Accompanied by Deputy Minister, David Mahlobo, Mchunu held an engagement with Amatola Water Board, business sector, municipal and provincial leadership in Gqeberha on Friday, with the aim of reducing…
Staff Reporter. One of Gauteng's most wanted suspects, Mbuso Biyela, has been killed in a shootout with police in KwaZulu-Natal. Biyela, who has been linked to eight cases, including the 2021 murder of a police officer, was tracked down early on Monday morning. The police received intel after offering a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the past few months, consumers have been hit by steep price increases that have dramatically affected their quality of life. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said it has become increasingly more expensive to buy food and other essentials,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pretoria High Court has dismissed an application by defence lawyer Advocate Malesela Teffo in the Senzo Meyiwa trial for a special plea. Teffo, the defence counsel of accused one to four, informed the court on Friday, midway through the cross-examination of forensic officer Sergeant Thabo Johannes…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former ANC Tshwane regional secretary Eugene Modise was elected the chairperson of the party in the Tshwane region. Modise beat his challenger for the position, former Tshwane regional chair Kgosi Maepa, by 174 votes at the regional conference this weekend held in Fourways, Johannesburg. Maepa received 84…
By Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk. Russia struck Ukraine's capital Kyiv with missiles early on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a counter-attack on the main battlefield in the east had retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk. Dark smoke could be…
By Katherine Eyal, Research Associate, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) , University of Cape Town. SALDRU conducted two surveys of unvaccinated South Africans and found that Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy was not only high – it had become deeply entrenched. South Africa is currently facing a new wave…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has insisted that the money stolen from his Phala Phala Game farm were not the proceeds of crime. Speaking at the Limpopo 10th provincial conference, Ramaphosa publicly clarified developments around a robbery that took place at his farm in 2020. This is Ramaphosa's first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has started working on its plans to develop two new universities in South Africa. Presenting his 2022 budget speech on Thursday (2 June), higher education minister Blade Nzimande said that his department has officially begun feasibility studies of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC president Cyril Ramaphposa – hot off allegations of criminality – is scheduled to deliver the closing address in Polokwane following the Limpopo provincial conference this weekend. Questions remain after former spy boss Arthur Fraser laid a criminal complaint against him over a robbery at his home…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Premier Sihle Zikalala has opened a case against former Ukhozifm presenter Ngizwe Mchunu for assault and crimen injuria following incident during Ingoma kaZwelonke (a traditional dance festival) competition held at Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday. According to a statement issued by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, there has been…
By Ruma Paul. A massive fire swept through an inland container depot in southeastern Bangladesh, killing at least 32 people and injuring more than 150, officials said on Sunday, the latest incident highlighting the country's poor industrial safety track record. The fire broke out at a container facility on Saturday…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The latest findings from ratings agency, RatingsAfrika, show that six of eight major metropolitan municipalities are financially unsustainable and need critical government intervention. The group tracks and assesses the financial sustainability of approximately 100 local councils and eight metro councils, annually. According to the City Press, the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital had to be evacuated after wards were gutted by fire in the early hours of Sunday, 5 June 2022. Emergency services, including eThekwini Fire Department, Blue Security, Netcare 911 and Emer-G-Med services, were called out in the early hours of Sunday morning. Emer-G-Med…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MelindaStuurman. The outgoing regional secretary Dada Morero has been elected as regional chairperson of the ANC's Johannesburg region. Morero beat rival Eunice Mgcina by a 10-vote margin, obtaining 153 votes, while the former acting chairperson Mgcina received 143 votes. The 15th regional conference, held at the Idle…
By Tileni Mongudhi, Sam Sole and Tebogo Tshwane for amaBhungane. Information obtained by amaBhungane points to a major cover-up of the 2020 theft of some US$4-million in cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo. Now the criminal complaint against Ramaphosa laid by former spy boss Arthur…
By Kailene Pillay. A group of ANC members have approached their lawyers with plans to interdict the Greater Tshwane Provincial Conference. Tshwane branches of Ward 80, Ward 81, Ward 67, Ward 15, Ward 71, Ward 58, have claimed they qualified to be part of the conference but were unable to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: Secretary of the State Capture Commission, Prof Itumeleng Mosala and Presidency DG Phindile Baleni during a handover of the state capture report. The Presidency's director-general Phindile Baleni has received death threats in the form of a bullet in her home letterbox. Presidential spokesperson Vincent Mangwenya said…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says he acknowledges that while there is much public interest and concern about claims made in a criminal complaint against him, he remains firmly focused on the task of rebuilding the economy and the country. In a statement, presidency says Ramaphosa reaffirms that he…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The City of Cape Town has announced several changes as part of an initiative to phase out smoking and tobacco sales. This will include new smoke-free spaces across the city which will create healthier environments and protect the planet, it said in a presentation on Tuesday (31…
Staff Reporter. The funeral service of the three siblings who died after allegedly being poisoned by their father took place on Saturday morning in Ratanda, near Heidelberg. Law enforcement confirmed the siblings were given an energy drink on the fateful morning, laced with rat poison. The boys were pupils at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) in the Greater Johannesburg region of Gauteng is holding its 15th conference to elect new leadership. The conference is themed : Unity and Renewal to Defend and Advance South Africa's Democratic Gains. This is the second day of the regional conference in…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin who is meeting African Union leaders, will tell them that Moscow is not to blame for the growing food crisis affecting their continent. State TV showed Putin greeting Senegalese President Macky Sall, chairman of the AU, and Moussa…
Staff Reporter. Russia's President Vladimir Putin committed a "historic and fundamental error" by invading Ukraine and Russia is now "isolated", according to France's leader. But President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with French media repeated on Friday that Russia should not be "humiliated … so that the day the fighting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo has re-elected Stan Mathabatha as its provincial chairperson, having received more votes than Dickson Masemola. Mathabatha received 781 votes against Masemola's 389. There were 1 173 votes cast, one spoilt ballot and a single abstention. He told the ANC conference…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Limpopo elective conference results are going to be announced any moment from now after 1 000 delegates voted to pick the top five to lead the province. The voting process only started around 5:00 on Saturday morning, owing to severe delays in the start of the…
Staff Reporter. DHL Express says it will invest in a new world-class service centre facility to be built in Waterfall, Midrand. The greenfield project will be jointly developed by the SOM Group and Waterfall, with an overall project commitment for the next 15 years of around R500 million, the logistics…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Western Cape provincial government is pushing for the lifting of all Covid restrictions in South Africa, citing growing economic concerns across the country. Premier Alan Winde and representatives from the provincial department of health are scheduled to give a press briefing on Tuesday (7 June) with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Assembly (NA) has approved the amendments to the regulations of the Child Justice Act and adopted reports on two Private Member's Bills. Proposed amendments include increasing the minimum age of criminal capacity from 10 to 12-years-old. The regulations also include the removal of the requirement…
Staff Reporter. The office of the legal services ombud (Olso) will provide a platform for the public to lay complaints and report unethical behaviour against legal practitioners. The Olso is headed by retired judge Justice Siraj Desai, who was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Olso aims to promote an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. South Africa will on Sunday join other nations in commemorating World Environment Day 2022. This year, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, is expected to use the Crime Summit to lead a renewed charge against all types of crime in the province and galvanise every stakeholder to declare war on criminals. The provincial government, through the Department of Community Safety and Community Liaison, led by MEC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have accepted a deal thrashed out by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. The deal put an end to the three-month long strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations. At a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has refused to be drawn into the tussle between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the State Security Agency's (SSA) former director-general Arthur Fraser. The party was briefing the media ahead of the party's provincial conference in Limpopo on Friday. Fraser laid a criminal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Stellenbosch University has appointed retired Constitutional Court judge Justice Sisi Khampepe to head up an independent commission of inquiry into allegations of racism at the university. The university said Khampepe would make recommendations to the rector and vice-chancellor, Professor Wim de Villiers, to assist it in improving…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first three months of 2022 were violent, brutal and unsafe for most South Africans, the quarterly police crime statistics have revealed. Releasing the statistics on Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele said the fourth quarter (Q4) of the 2021/22 financial year was marred by increased murders, sexual…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education, Science and Innovation minister Blade Nzimande says his department has begun work on the country’s new Hydrogen Valley Corridor project. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer an alternative source of clean electricity, while hydrogen allows for energy to be stored and delivered in usable form.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, says government is committed to addressing the energy generation shortages in the country. He was speaking at the signing of agreements of three renewable energy projects procured under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The programme was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Randburg Magistrate's Court has dismissed the discharge application brought by EFF leader Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. This means the assault trial against the two will go ahead. Magistrate Leland Poonsamy on Friday delivered judgement on the pair's application for discharge. An application for discharge is…
By Vusi Adonis. A suspect in the Hillary Gardee murder case, Sipho Mkhatshwa, applied for bail, which was postponed on Friday by the Nelspruit Magistrate court to next Thursday. Mkhatshwa said in his application that he has a four-day old baby and wanted to be a present father and needed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed a call by political leaders for more frequent and collaborative engagement between political parties and government on key challenges facing the country. This comes after political parties appealed to the President for government to attend to and work with political parties in…
Staff Reporter. Higher Education, Science and Innovation minister Blade Nzimande says his department is working on a new funding model for university and college students. Presenting his departmental budget speech on Thursday (2 June), Nzimande said the updated model is to be presented to president Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet by July.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The defence counsel in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial on Thursday continued its cross-examination of the forensic officer who was first at the crime scene. The then-Bafana Bafana captain was murdered in 2014 while at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home. As the trial continues on Friday,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's crime statistics for Q4 2021/2022 show another steep increase in hijackings across the country. The data, presented by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to parliament on Friday (3 June), covers the period between January and March 2022. A total of 5,402 hijackings were reported…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The defence team of four of the men accused of murdering former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa said they would open a case of defeating the ends of justice against singer Kelly Khumalo's attorney, Magdalene Moonsamy. Meyiwa was shot at Khumalo's house in Vosloorus, Boksburg, on 26…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA National Parks (SANParks) has dismissed its chief executive officer, Fundisile Mketeni following the conclusion of a disciplinary inquiry which was initiated in July 2021. Mketeni was fired after disciplinary process found him guilty on six out of seven charges. The probe relates to a complaint by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Post Office has announced a new initiative which will allow patients of government clinics to receive their chronic medication at Post Office branches. The mail carrier said this service will be available at its 342 post offices across the country, except for those located…
By Paul Burkhardt. South Africa made some progress toward adding new generation to its underpowered electricity grid, signing power purchase agreements for 150 megawatts of capacity from private projects by developer Scatec ASA that were selected a year ago. The government’s emergency power program, also known as the risk mitigation…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says Justice Jody Kollapen and Acting Justice Dunstan Mlambo disclosed having contact with Ismail Abramjee – but denied that they had provided him with any confidential information about the Constitutional Court. In a statement issued by the Office of the Chief Justice on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Presidency in a statement has rubbished allegations made against President Cyril Ramaphosa by former spy boss Arthur Fraser. A statement widely circulated on social media on Wednesday afternoon, issued in Fraser's name, stated the complaint related to the alleged theft of "in excess of four million…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to the amaMpondo Kingdom and the family of His Majesty King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau following the announcement of his passing. The King passed away on Tuesday evening after falling ill. "We reach out in mourning to the amaMpondo Kingdom at…
Staff Reporter. The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has recommend Vuma Glen Mashinini to fill a vacancy within the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). Committee chairperson, Mosa Chabane, said the committee considered a report sent to the National Assembly Speaker by a panel led by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo,…
Staff Reporter. Parliament's portfolio committee on mineral resources and energy has called for a comprehensive review of petrol price ahead of the end of the intervention period in August. Chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo said the latest intervention is welcome, but that a more permanent solution now needs to be considered with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Assembly has adopted the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill, with the draft law now being sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence. The bill is expected to make it easier to track and trace violent offenders in the country. Colloquially known as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The EFF and ActionSA may have come up just short in Soweto, but in nearby Rand West City (Bekkersdal) the former shocked the ANC. Two by-elections were held in Gauteng - Ward 29 in Rand West City and Ward 53 in Soweto Protea Glen. The EFF obtained…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: Vuyani Hako and Phumla Hako, Photo Credit: Gateway Partners. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has informed its clients that its chief operating officer, Vuyani Hako, has been placed on precautionary suspension. In a statement on Thursday morning, PIC said "Allegations of alleged misconduct were made against…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The defence in the murder case has questioned the competency of the forensic expert that processed the scene of Meyiwa's murder. The Pretoria High Court has been hearing cross-examination of the state's first witness, Sergeant Thabo Mosia. Meyiwa was shot dead in the home of his girlfriend,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has adopted a motion endorsing the appointment of SA Local Government Association (Salga) boss Xolile George as its new secretary. The legislature wants George to assume his new duties on June 15. The appointment of George, who is the CEO of the South African Local Government…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former State Security Agency director-general Arthur Fraser has opened a criminal case against President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a statement widely circulated on social media on Wednesday afternoon issued in Fraser's name, it is stated that the complaint relates to the alleged theft of "in excess of four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MelindaStuurman. The African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg regional conference is ready to convene at the weekend, with almost all the disputes resolved by the Regional Task Team. On Tuesday the party announced that it will continue as scheduled for this weekend the 3 to 5 June 2022…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu has been cleared of an assault charge following his successful application for the court not to prosecute him. He was charged with common assault following an incident involving Media24 photographer Adrian de Kock at the Parliamentary precinct on…
Staff Reporter. Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has resigned as a councillor of the Good party in the Drakenstein Municipality, Western Cape. De Villiers, whose wife recently passed away, tendered his resignation to focus on other endeavours. His wife, 62-year-old Theresa de Villiers, drowned in a swimming pool in…
Staff Reporter. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is calling on employers, who are dissatisfied with their COVID-19 TERS application or payment process, to lodge a dispute or appeal with the fund in order for cases to be reviewed by a dispute committee. According to UIF Assistant Director: Provincial Operations in…
Staff Reporter. A 43-year-old former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) employee has been sentenced to 12 years in prison by the Scottburgh Regional Court for cable theft. Sphiwe Mngadi was convicted for tampering with or destroying essential infrastructure in the eMkhomazi area in April 2018. The Passenger Rail…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Social Development and its entities (SASSA and NDA) are planning to move to a new state-owned precinct, in Salvokop as part of the Tshwane Inner City Regeneration Programme. Responding in a recent parliamentary Q&A, Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu said the consolidated DSD/SASSA and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @FFHR. Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Ronald Lamola, has requested the Western Cape Division of the High Court to reopen the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist and Muslim cleric, Abdullah Haron. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development announced this in a statement on Tuesday.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Advisory Council which will be responsible for guiding the government on the 'intensified transformation' of the economy. Ramaphosa said a 'diverse and representative group' of 14 people with sector expertise were elected for the council,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Gauteng High Court has heard that an eyewitness will testify that singer Kelly Khumalo shot Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa dead by mistake. Defence lawyer Advocate Malesela Teffo told the court the version of events will be presented by a witness who has not yet been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Social Development says it is working on a new system which is expected to help reduce the waiting time for grants. Almost half of all South Africans now rely on some financial support from the government. About 31% of the South African population relies…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom says that Unit 4 of the Kusile Power Station Project has been handed over to the group's generation division to formally be part of its commercial fleet. "This handover marks another milestone in Eskom’s efforts to stabilise the power system in that it has formally added…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. False incrimination, fabrication of evidence, scapegoating and conspiracy. These are the claims made by four of the men charged with murdering Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. Their claims form part of their defence, as revealed by their lawyer, advocate Malesela Teffo. Teffo has spent more than three…
By Karyn Maughan. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says a preliminary investigation into Ismail Abramjee's text message claiming to have it "on good authority" that the Constitutional Court would dismiss her rescission case, revealed 18 calls between him and Justice Jody Kollapen. "These calls were exchanged between 4 January 2022 and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court reserved judgment in AmaBhungane's case against President Cyril Ramaphosa on whether the Executive Ethics Code is constitutionally compliant in how it deals with the disclosure of political donations. The ConCourt's full bench heard arguments from amaBhungane's legal team in the confirmation proceedings on Tuesday.…
Staff Reporter. Convicted serial killer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu and her co-accused, Nomsa Mudau case has been postponed to July. Ndlovu returned to the dock at Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday facing two counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder. The attempted murder charges were in connection with Ndlovu's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Mineral Resources Energy (DMRE) has published the fuel price adjustments for June 2022, showing a hefty increase for both petrol and diesel. The steep hikes come even as National Treasury extends the previously-announced fuel price interventions for an additional two months – to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has decided to grant an extension of the reduction in the general fuel levy, which will soften the fuel price hike on Wednesday. Treasury and the Department of Energy initially announced a temporary reduction in the general fuel levy of R1.50 per litre between April and…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed seasoned communicator Vincent Magwenya with immediate effect. Ramaphosa has not had a spokesperson for the last two years when Khusela Diko was suspended. This was after she was found not to have disclosed her financial interests in some of the companies. The presidency…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Presidency unveiled a draft plan to draw more investment to help grow the coronavirus-battered economy and create jobs for the 34.5% of its labour force that's unemployed. "The Country Investment Strategy is aimed at creating a fully integrated and coordinated approach to investment through aligning government priorities…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Executive mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse says that one of the oldest suburbs in the city is set for a R240 million facelift, including a multipurpose centre and an urban farm. The project is being managed by the Johannesburg Development Agency, with the project manager noting that…
Staff Reporter. An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspector at the Department of Labour has closed a school following a proactive inspection that took place on Friday at Sigonde Primary School in Musina, Limpopo. In a statement on Monday, the department said the school was found not to be compliant…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court on Monday confirmed that the suspension of the declaration of the order of invalidity of the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations is still valid for 12 months. The confirmation by the apex court on Monday came after its 16 February 2022 judgment on the matter…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pretoria High Court is once again unpacking allegations of contamination of the scene of Senzo Meyiwa's murder on Tuesday. The second leg of the trial into the Bafana Bafana captain's murder got off to a slow start on Monday. This was because of a dispute on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Transport is investigating a new 'traffic management levy' which will help with the financing of traffic management resources at both the provincial and national level. The proposed tax is included in a revised white paper published by the department this past week. The department…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Higher Education and Training will host the fourth WorldSkills South Africa (WSZA) Biennial National Competition at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal. The WSZA National Competition, which kicks off on 7 – 10 June 2022, takes place three years after the 45th…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says only two political parties declared their funding during the fourth quarter of the 2021 to 2022 financial year as it records the lowest value of donations and declarations. The African National Congress (ANC) received R10 million and the Democratic Alliance (DA)…
Staff Reporter. Suspected Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe's appeal against the outcome of his bail application has been dismissed. Mafe's defence relaunched his bail dismissal appeal at the Western Cape High Court on Monday. A full bench of the court heard the matter where his lawyer Dali Mpofu again challenged the…
Staff Reporter. Special Investigating Unit head, Advocate Andy Mothibi, has hailed a new partnership between the corruption-busting unit, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund (TEUF), and the North-West University (NWU) as a strong move towards ensuring that the SIU is well capacitated in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The high court in Pretoria on Monday ruled that Ten10 Films, which produced the documentary Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star for Netflix, can continue filming the former Bafana Bafana star Senzo Meyiwa's murder trial. This after advocate Malesela Teffo, the legal representative of four of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Power utility Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be introduced on Monday evening due to a further breakdown of units. "Eskom regrets to inform the public that, due to the breakdown of a generation unit each at Majuba and Medupi power stations today, Stage…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says 2023 will mark two decades since the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act was passed, but it's clear more work still needs to be done. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said his government's commitment to entrench and deepen…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A fire broke out at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane in the early hours of Monday morning. Department of Health Gauteng spokesperson Kwara Kekana said the fire broke out at around 01:20 in a Wendy house that's used as a temporary storage area for Covid-19…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The country's attention will be back on the Pretoria High Court on Monday morning for the resumption of the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. The trial of the five suspects accused of murdering the former Bafana Bafana captain took a month’s break after the first witness took the…
Staff Reporter. The government is set to announce further interventions on the petrol price as the country faces a potential record hike of R4 per litre on Wednesday. Officials from the National Treasury and Department of Energy met this past weekend to discuss possible interventions, with an announcement expected to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa seems to have passed the peak of the fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, with data showing that infections were far more muted than previous waves, say economists at the Bureau for Economic Research (BER). As a result, and also because of high natural immunity and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Mzwandile Masina has been re-elected chairperson of the ANC's Ekurhuleni region on Sunday. Masina got 163 votes; former Treasurer general Doctor Xhakaza obtained 151 votes. The results remain preliminary until 19 quarantined votes are counted. The election was close, with Masina leading by a small margin.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kwazulu/Natal (KZN) has recorded 459 fatalities due to recent floods in the eastern and coastal KwaZulu-Natal province, Premier Sihle Zikalala told reporters on Sunday. Last month, the province suffered the worst flooding in almost three decades during a severe storm. The individuals who were affected by the…
By Eric Mabuza. The regulations which prohibited the sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor during 2020 were necessary for assisting and protecting the public and addressing other destructive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, notably the collapse of the health system. The Western Cape High Court also found that minister of…
By Tebogo Monama. Two Hawks officers and a traditional healer are behind bars after their arrest during a sting operation for alleged theft and possession and dealing in ammunition. The two officers, a lieutenant-colonel and a captain, are based at the national headquarters of the elite crime busting unit in…
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