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The convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has told the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria he has been using drugs since he was arrested at the Kgosi-Mampuru II Correctional facility. He took to the stand as his sentencing proceedings began to once again implore on the courts leniency for the rape of the…
Eskom this morning announced stage 2 load-shedding. The energy utility said the load-shedding - scheduled between 9am and 11pm - was due to a shortage of capacity. Eskom is expected to release more information later. #PowerAlert Due to a shortage of capacity stage 2 loadshedding is to be implemented from…
Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has performed well during the last financial year. The corporation said its assets under management increased by R47 billion when compared to last year. PIC interim board chairperson Reuel Khoza said that the corporation's performance was "sound and credible" despite governance challenges. And as the single…
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation. Acceptance of the results of the elections will be seen as a key test of a peace deal signed in August between the…
The national director of public prosecutions told parliament that the conviction rate in courts is shockingly low compared with the number of reported criminal cases. Batohi took up her post in February, replacing former NDPP Shaun Abrahams, and she briefed the justice and correctional services portfolio committee on the NPA’s…
The firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out at a MultiChoice building in Randburg. Joe Heshu, head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice, said the fire was caused as a result of waterproofing that was happening on the roof. "Subsequently, the building was evacuated and we can confirm that no…
The legal team of former president Jacob Zuma have informally indicated to the State it would appeal Friday's ruling that his corruption case must go ahead. Shortly after arriving at the court this morning for the trial which was set for three days, his attorney, Advocate Dan Mantsha, accompanied by…
US President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's military operation in northeast Syria, and called for an immediate ceasefire. Turkey launched the cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters last Wednesday after Trump withdrew some US troops from the region, drawing sharp criticism from fellow Republicans who accused him of…
Image: @RonaldLamola. The department of Justice is petitioning President Cyril Ramaphosa to give Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe a presidential pardon. He has been denied leave to appeal his conviction and sentence and he's also been denied bail. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said on Twitter that his department is…
The Independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia's presidential election with 72.71 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission has confirmed. Saied secured 2.7 million votes against one million received by his opponent, Nabil Karoui, in runoff vote, the commission said. Karoui, a business tycoon who was in jail…
Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2.0 tickets are going on sale across Ticketpro retail outlets from today. Tickets will cost from R60 each with more information available on www.mslt20.co.za and on the Ticketpro website (www.ticketpro.co.za) for their different regional outlets across South Africa. There will be free entry for children under…
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane support the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF), arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS “rogue unit” was unlawful, should be made public. EFF is opposing a bid by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to stop the classified report, compiled by the Inspector General…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Financial Times Africa Summit in London that South Africa is working to restore its institutions and to secure the private investment to grow the economy. Ramaphosa said they were open to outside investment in the state owned South African Airways(SAA). We are on record…
The trial of the men accused of killing former ANC youth league secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been postponed to April 14 in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The matter was heard in the High Court in Scottsburgh, where Sibusiso Ncengwa, Sbonelo Myeza, Mbulelo Mpofana, and Mlungisi Ncalane appeared before the judge.…
Image:AP. President Emmanuel Macron said he has told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in telephone calls that Ankara must cease its attacks immediately. He was holding an emergency security meeting last night to discuss the Turkish invasion, and said he's working with Germany on unspecified…
Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast, Syria,now in its fifth day. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to which millions of Syrian refugees can…
A "fraudulent" application for a home loan with VBS Mutual Bank has cast light on what appears to be a slush fund to channel funds to EFF or its leader Julius Malema. Sunday Times reported that an investigation of fraud at VBS led to the discovery of an alleged fraudulent…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have announced that they have reached a four (4) year agreement on the broadcast rights of SAFA matches and events. The agreement will annually cover: 6 Bafana Bafana matches (3 home AFCON qualifiers; 2 international friendlies and…
Tshepo Mphehlo has been laid to rest after being stabbed to death at school. He was stabbed at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng near Vanderbijlpark. The grade nine learner was killed with a pair of scissors during school hours. According to his teacher, the incident was a mistake and…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is taking legal action against a woman he alleges is attempting to extort money from him. News24 reports that it has in its possession,letters by Mboweni's lawyer,Jerome Levitz, that a woman has threatened to divulge WhatsApp and voice-recorded conversations between her and Mboweni. Allegedly the woman…
Typhoon Hagibis the strongest storm to hit Japan in decades, has begun reaping devastation along the Pacific coast of the country’s main island, with residents in the most vulnerable areas taking shelter in evacuation centres amid rising flood levels and violent winds which have left one man dead. As of …
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reshuffled his cabinet and drop one male as per the ANC NEC resolutions. The ANC resolved that where the Premier is male, 60 percent of the executive council had to be female. He has appointed Ms Morokane Mosupyoe as the new MEC for Economic Development…
The court has ruled that former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede did not intentionally violate her bail conditions. She appeared at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Gumede is out on R50,000 bail for her alleged involvement in a multi-million rand waste tender. Yesterday the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and the Hawks seized…
The Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court has denied Tharina Human and Pieter van Zyl bail and granted Laetitia Nel bail of R25,000. The trio are accused of kidnapping Amy Leign De Jager at Laerskool Kollegepark, in September 2. The third accused Laetitia Nel,must report every Wednesday to Vanderbijlpark police station and to…
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the awards committee announced in Norway. He was recognised for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement to end the long stalemate between the two countries. "When Abiy Ahmed reached out his hand, President Isaias…
Image: Business Day. Judge Nkola Motata will pay a fine of R1,152,650 that is equivalent of 12 months of his current salary, which shall be payable in full over a period of not more than 24 months from the date of the ruling,the commission announced. The JSC said the fine…
The Pietermaritzburg High Court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution with costs. He faces charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering related to the multi-billion-rand Arms Deal. The charges against Zuma date back to 2005 and including 783 payments, totalling just over 4m…
Image:Matt Chase. The US Treasury has imposed sanctions against the Gupta family and an associate over alleged corruption in South Africa. The sanctions were targeted at brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta, and businessman Salim Essa. They are accused of using their friendship with former president Jacob Zuma,to profit financially…
The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit raided former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede's home. Watch: Hawks raid the properties of former eThekwini mayor: Courtesy of MLive. The raid relates to corruption charges Gumede is facing regarding a R208m Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender and AFU said it was raiding more than…
Stellenbosch University's adoption of its 2016 language policy was justified after the constitutional court handed judgement in their favour. The university senate approved the policy on June 9, 2016, with 113 votes for the policy, and 10 against. In a statement, the university stated: "The policy explicitly made provision for…
The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit(AFU) are currently raiding three Durban properties, including the one linked to former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede. It is believed that the accused owns the property that are proceeds of crime in relation to Gumede's multimillion-rand fraud and corruption case. She is facing fraud and…
US President Donald Trump said he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's operation in northeast Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there. Earlier on Wednesday, Turkey launched a long-threatened military operation in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to resettle millions…
The state capture commission of inquiry has asked former president Jacob Zuma to give evidence two more times before the end of this year. This was revealed in email correspondence, dated July 30, 2019, that was made public this evening by the commission. The commission's head of the legal team…
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the paper setting out the roadmap for Eskom's future would be tabled before Cabinet soon. He made the announcement while speaking at the start of the first meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council at Tuynhuys, in Cape Town. [PICTURES]: President @CyrilRamaphosa chairs the inaugural meeting…
Kevin Wakeford's cross-examination of former Bosasa officials Angelo Agrizzi and Frans Vorster at the state capture inquiry has been postponed. The postponement relates to information contained in files held by curators of the controversial facilities management company which has not been made available to the commission to date. Deputy chief…
The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as "baseless" and "constitutionally invalid". Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating Trump. The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held back aid to…
Gauteng Police’s Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said that one suspect was fatally shot near New Canada, Soweto following a shoot–out with the police. He said police were alerted of a robbery at an electronics store at Cresta Mall in the West Rand. “It was reported that a group of men entered…
Old Mutual has filed papers in response to the action taken by axed CEO Peter Moyo. The insurer axed Moyo twice in June and August, saying that it had become clear that a continued employment relationship was untenable and citing a breakdown in confidence for its termination of his contract.…
The former public protector Thuli Madonsela has accused Duduzane Zuma of lying to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and trying to divert attention from the allegations levelled against him. Yesterday he claimed he was never given an opportunity to respond to the allegations made against him by former…
Athol Trollip, is confident of beating former party leader Helen Zille in the election of a new federal council chairperson of the country's official opposition party. Zille shocked party structures last week when she announced, just before the deadline for nominations, that she will be standing for the post that…
US President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy and obliterate" the Turkish economy if Ankara took any action he considered "off-limits" following his decision to withdraw US forces from northeastern Syria. "As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my…
Image:Twitter @HelenZille. Democratic Alliance(DA) has confirmed that Hellen Zille was eligible to stand for the position of chairperson of federal council. Desiree Van Der Walt,the presiding officer of federal council elections said in a statement that all canditates vying for the post have been fully vetted and meet the criteria…
Former SAA Chair,Dudu Myeni failed to show up in court for a case seeking to have her declared a delinquent director. According to Outa, Myeni called their legal team this morning to say she could not afford to travel to Pretoria for the court case. Judge Ronel Tolmay postponed the…
A learner has been stabbed to death in a classroom at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng. It is understood that the learner was stabbed by a schoolmate with a pair of scissors and the Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi was on his way to the school. A learner…
Polls have closed in Tunisia where nearly seven million people were eligible to vote in the country's parliamentary election. Voting began on Sunday at 8am local time in the presence of local and international observers, including regional experts and diplomats. This is the second such vote since the 2014 adoption…
The State Capture Commission announced that they would be hearing testimony tomorrow from Duduzane Zuma, the commission's spokesperson confirmed in a statement on Sunday. He was implicated by numerous witnesses since the start of the commission, primarily due to his business relationship with the controversial Gupta family,and his testimony is…
Tony Leon is part of a delegation of senior party figures led by Ryan Coetzee to ask the embattled leader Mmusi Maimane to quit in the interests of the party. Maimane has been under fire for allegedly accepting payments from Steinhoff and allowing corrupt business figures to fund his lifestyle.…
Presidential candidate Kais Saied said he has stopped campaigning before Tunisia's runoff vote as it would have created an unfair advantage over his jailed opponent, Nabil Karoui. The independent academic cited "ethical reasons" for halting any active campaigning for the October 13 polls, Tunisian state news agency TAP reported. "Saied…
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled residents of San Francisco and communities to the south, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake struck at 8:41 a.m. and was centered off the coast of Pacifica, approximately 3.7 miles southwest of Colma. Colma was founded as a necropolis…
President Cyril Ramaphosa took part in October Transport Month activities with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Gauteng Premier David Makhura. President President @CyrilRamaphosa has arrived at the Heidelberg Weighbridge in Heidelberg and is received by Gauteng Premier @David_Makhura ahead of the launch of #OTM2019 pic.twitter.com/a5KAX63a0z — PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 5,…
This day is observed on October 5 every year with an aim to improve teachers’ situation in the world. It was decided in the meeting between UNESCO and the International Labor Organization in the year 1966. World Teachers Day 2019 is not only a special day for teachers but also…
MultiChoice has informed its DStv Select subscribers that it will discontinue this service on 29 October and move them to DStv Family. The broadcaster has stopped actively selling DStv Select in April 2013 and replaced it with a DStv Family but legacy DStv Select subscribers were allowed to remain on…
The former SARS executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, said he has recorded phone calls and emails that prove EFF leader Julius Malema had asked for help with his tax affairs however Malema has denied this. On Friday, News24 reported that Malema, through his…
The SABC will receive a bailout of R3.2b from National Treasury, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced in a briefing in Pretoria . The minister said R2.1b would be transferred on Monday while the remaining R1.1b will be transferred once the SABC has met all the conditions. One of the requirements…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has cleared Mmusi Maimane of any financial wrongdoing regarding the Steinhof-sponsored car and the house he is currently renting. The internal inquiry was instituted after Maimane faced allegations relating to the declaration of a house he is renting and using a car from Steinhof. In a…
 WATCH: SA and Nigeria reach 32 bilateral agreements: Courtesy of EWN.
Twitter user Faizel Patel tweeted: "While some people criticize the JMPD, we should also look at the good they do. Like this officer who stopped to assist this motorist, got on his knees & changed the tyre." While some people criticize the JMPD, we should also look at the good…
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng released the annual report on the state of the judiciary in the country. He said several courts were under extreme pressure because of the high volume of cases. The report shows that high courts have only finalised 55% of criminal matters, while only 54% of civil…
Statistics South Africa said that housebreaking,car theft and murder slightly increased in the past two years. Stats SA made the announcement during a press briefing on the release of the Victims of Crime 2018/2019 report and estimated that its findings were compatible with police statistics. — Stats SA (@StatsSA) October…
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around the country that stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet today to discuss bolstering trade ties and political cooperation…
Boris Johnson appears to be fighting a losing battle to avoid Britain staying in the EU beyond 31 October. Johnson’s plan involves Northern Ireland leaving the EU's custom union at the end of transition, together with the rest of the UK, necessitating checks and controls on the island of Ireland.…
Courtesy of SABC. Public Protector said that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini did not intentionally mislead Parliament even though the Constitutional Court found that she did. Dlamini was taken to the Public Protector by DA MP Bridgitte Masango, who wanted the Public Protector to find that the former minister…
President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe meet Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Image: Presidency. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, officially ended their Sussex Royal Tour of Africa with a visit to the president’s residence. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica https://t.co/IxOAdhEn4h — Cyril Ramaphosa ?? (@CyrilRamaphosa) October 2, 2019…
Prime Minister pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on October 2, 2019. Twitter/@narendramodi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. Modi paid floral tributes, visited…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Ian Plaatjies as its new COO. He joins the SABC from the South African Bureau of Standards where he is the chief digital officer and is expected start working at the public broadcaster in November. Plaatjies has held the senior executive positions…
EFF leader Julius Malema has rejected an invitation from the former WC premier Helen Zille to discuss the future of South Africa. Zille tweeted her invitation to Malema “for a no-holds-barred discussion on SA’s future prospects. My diary is quite flexible, so you name the date, time and place. I’ll…
The state capture commission is hearing a second application from former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane to cross-examine public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Meanwhile Col Dhanajaya Naidoo is due to complete his testimony at the commission later and testified that Nathi Mthethwa may have been gifted a lavish Mercedes-Benz bought by…
Prince Harry released a forceful statement condemning the British tabloid press for spreading "relentless propaganda" about his wife, Meghan Markle. They announced that they're "taking legal action" against Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the Mail. "As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard…
China President Xi Jinping opened celebrations to mark 70 years of Communist rule vowing that "no force" would be able to shake the country, as a massive parade of troops and military hardware showcased Chinese muscle in the face of an unprecedented challenge to its authority in Hong Kong. "There…
Ranjeni Munusamy’s affidavit to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, in which she applied to cross-examine Hawks officer Colonel Kobus Roelofse following his allegations that she received payments from a crime intelligence trust fund, she also indicated that her employers, Tiso Blackstar, withdrew the legal support they initially…
Watch the launch of the Commission’s final report: Courtesy of You Tube:
The Supreme Court of Appeal has denied CPS the opportunity to appeal a High Court ruling that it must return R316 million to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and ordered to pay the legal costs. CPS approached the SCA in an effort to challenge the ruling by the…
A special ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting will continue in Boksburg this morning. The four-day gathering is reflecting on the economy and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's recovery plan which has caused divisions in the party. The poor state of municipalities was also discussed and of the 257 municipalities in…
The Democratic Alliance has come to the defence of its leader Mmusi Maimane amid reports that he had continued to drive around a car paid for by former Steinhof chief executive officer Markus Jooste. Rapport newspaper reported that Maimane had refused to return the car despite colleagues warning him about…
The body of Zimbabwe's late former President Robert Mugabe has been buried in his rural village of Kutama after weeks of wrangling between his family and the government over his final resting place. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95, almost two years after a military…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to ask the ANC about the R3 million donated to it by Bosasa. On August 22 this year,DA leader handed the letter to Ramaphosa to have look at in parliament. Ramaphosa promised that he would study the letter and…
Voting is under way in Afghanistan presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 15-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country's chief executive, considered his main rival. However dozens of people were turned away or…
In an address to the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu),Minister of Basic Education,Angie Motshekga said government’s plans to allow students to leave school at the end of Grade 9. Motshekga said that her department is working on the implementation of standardised assessments to reduce failure, repetition, and drop-out rates.…
The Department of Basic Education is working on formalising Grade 9 as one of the exit points of schooling. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed this at the SADTU's elective conference that is underway at Nasrec. “This (new exit certificate) is designed to take people straight to where they want…
Zimbabwe has announced that former president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family. The government said the family of the former leader "has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba" "In line with the government policy to respect…
Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption and tests were conducted by the CSIR. Watch the video below for more on the story: Courtesy of SABC.
The South African Airways Pilots’ Association said that a majority of its members are willing to strike to if nothing is done to urgently turn around the national carrier. SAAPA sent a Letter of Demand to the Company that included the following demands: The appointment of a CEO within the…
Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride's has been nominated to serve as the next Deputy Public Protector. Parliament has released the list of people who will be shortlisted and interviewed for the job. The justice committee has called on the public to comment on the 28 names…
Image:AFP. Former French President Jacques Chirac, who led France from 1995 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, his family said. Chirac has been president of France twice and prime minister twice in addition to serving as mayor of Paris for 18 years. During his 12 years as…
Last week our Patron, President Mbeki, addressed the Robert Mugabe Memorial Service organised in Durban by the ANC leadership in KZN. In his speech, he addressed only the matter of the relations between the late President Robert Mugabe and the ANC. As we would expect, there were some in our…
A White House-released memo of President Trump's July 25, 2019, telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president. Image:AP Trump told the Ukrainian president, "If you can look into it ... it sounds horrible to me", referring to unsubstantiated allegations that Biden sought to interfere with a Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation of…
The Ekurhuleni metro police officer who was caught "drunk" on camera while in full uniform has been suspended. Ekhurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter to confirm that the officer as well as his supervisor have been placed on suspension by police chief Major General Isaac Mapiyeye. Thank you Chief…
The United States House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival, setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will fly back to the UK after his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, a government source told CNN. There is no information yet if and when he may speak in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Johnson said he would abide by the…
US President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has come under pressure in the face of protests calling for him to step down in Egypt. "Everybody has demonstrations," Trump said while meeting el-Sisi on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN …
Image:Reuters. World leaders will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York this week for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). All eyes will be on the general debate podium from September 24 to 30, when dozens of leaders will use what has been called the…
A fourth and possibly the final suspect wanted in connection with the Amy'Leigh de Jager kidnapping was arrested. According to the police's Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, members from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit that is tasked with the investigation arrested the 24-year-old man at Muvhango,area just…
Courtesy of ENCA. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit various areas including NGO 'Waves of Change' at Monwabisi Beach.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started their first overseas tour as a family, taking five-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Africa. The ten-day tour sees the Duke, Duchess and baby Archie visit South Africa, in a programme designed to cover their favourite charitable causes and boost Britain’s relationships abroad.…
The President will tomorrow during National Heritage Day celebrations officially open the Sandile Present Community Library ahead of addressing the nation at the Mxolisi Jacobs Stadium. The 2019 National Heritage Day celebrations will be hosted by the Northern Cape province in Upington under the theme 'Celebrating South Africa's literacy classics…
Minister of Tourism,Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has indicated that government has pulled out all the stops to ensure the safety of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “Quite a lot of work has been put in place to ensure that those who come to our shores remain…
Sunday Times has reported that Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has responded to a civil claim lodged by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to recover R21m from him,and instead he is claiming that the public broadcaster owes him R16m. He said the money is owed to him for brokering a…
Image:Reuters. A leading rights group has called for the "immediate release" of those arrested in Egypt following rare protests demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In a statement,Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Egyptian government to "protect the right to peaceful protest", after dozens were arrested for…
The US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security,as President Donald Trump has at least for now decided against any immediate military strikes in response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said…
Image:AFP. The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least 30 pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province was conducted by them. At least 40 others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed…
Zinhle Maditla who killed her four children by poisoning them has been sentenced to four life sentences by the High Court sitting in Middelburg for each of the murders. She fed her three children rat poison in the food she had prepared for them in December last year. Judge Shiela…
Lobby Group Afriforum has been denied leave to appeal the ruling of the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag that amounts to hate speech. The application seeking leave to appeal was heard in the Equality Court, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. The complaint was lodged by the…
Tunisia’s autocratic former president,Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali,fled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 after a popular uprising, has died aged 83.The revolution that led to his downfall inspired uprisings in neighbouring countries that came to be viewed as the Arab Spring. Ben Ali became president in November 1987 after Habib Bourguiba,…
The sentencing of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused, Mthembeni Mthunzi, has been postponed in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, and will now take place on November 7 and 8. The pair were found guilty of assault, intimidation, and kidnapping at the end of July. The…
A 12-year old girl and her grandfather have died after being shot outside a school in Katlehong. The shooting took place at the Izibuko Primary School. SAPS spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the shooting happened when a man and woman went to collect their child, who was returning from a school…
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who decided to call a second general election within in a year, is facing oblivion after a decade of ruling. With 90% of the vote counted the party of Benny Gantz, the former Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, captured 33 seats…
Image:Daily Maverick. The sexual assault case against former ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman has been withdrawn. He appeared briefly in the Kimberley Magistrate's court today and He had faced allegations of sexual assault made by his former personal assistant. In 2016,Fransman was suspended for five years following allegations of…
Twitter:@RanjeniM The Hawk's investigator Kobus Roelofse said a secret slush fund of the Crime Intelligence paid off Tiso Blackstar journalist and editor Ranjeni Munusamy’s car. Tiso Blackstar then released a statement that Ranjeni Munusamy has been placed on special leave to allow her to deal with the allegations made at…
President Cyril Ramaphosa called for a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that corporal punishment is illegal at home. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng upheld a 2017 high court ruling which made it illegal for parents to spank their children at home, dismissing an appeal to the ruling. The ruling was appealed by civil society group Freedom of…
Former president Thabo Mbeki has described late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a tried and tested compatriot and a great Pan-African. Mbeki was speaking at a memorial service for Mugabe at the Durban City Hall. He labelled the Zimbabwean leader as a great political actor who had an interest in…
As counting is underway in Israel's unprecedented repeat general election,exit poll projections show that the country's longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former military chief, Benny Gantz, locked in a tight race. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to carry on after a decade in office with a historic victory in…
The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP), Advocate George Baloyi, has decided that a formal inquest into all deaths related to the Esidimeni tragedy be held in the High Court of Pretoria before a judge. This after investigators were unable to gather evidence to bring charges against those linked to…
The Department of Community Safety in Gauteng has launched an investigation into a video showing a traffic officer hanging onto the bonnet of a moving car. The driver was attempting to avoid a traffic fine from the officer, who clung onto the bonnet in an effort to stop the vehicle.…
Old Mutual chairman Trevor Manuel has apologised unreservedly for criticising Judge Brian Mashile for a judgement that reinstated CEO Peter Moyo at Old Mutual. In a statement released today,Manuel apologised for the comment He made at a media conference last week. Statement from Trevor Manuel, Chairman of Old Mutual reads…
Israelis are casting their ballots for the second time this year, in an electoral race that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is fighting to hold on to power,after He called the snap election for failing to form a governing coalition in the wake…
The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed the contempt of court charges against Afriforum's Ernst Roets. The Nelson Mandela Foundation filed the application after Roets took to Twitter and posted the apartheid flag, asking: “Did I just commit hate speech?”, just hours after a scathing judgment banned its gratuitous display.…
State Security Agency(SSA) said while they respect the ruling by the High Court on the RICA Act,they are weighing their options on the way forward. The High Court declared that the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (Rica) was unlawful. The ruling followed a court…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployment in the Cape Flats. Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 201(2)(a) of the Constitution, read with Section 19 of the Defence Act, extended the employment of the SANDF in crime-affected parts of…
Image:Reuters. The attacks on petroleum and gas processing plants in Khurais and Abqaiq, which Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for, have knocked down approximately 5.7 million barrels per day of total Saudi oil output. That is over five percent of global crude supply, a deficit which will take…
Voting has ended in Tunisia,with only about 35 percent of eligible voters taking part to cast ballots and it was not a huge turnout on the second presidential vote since longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was removed in 2011. Hours before polls closed, electoral commission urged Tunisians to…
Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of Dros restaurant in Pretoria. The judgment was handed down by Pretoria High Court judge Papi Mosopa. Ninow, 21, had earlier pleaded guilty to rape, possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice,…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the recent xenophobic attacks as shameful while calling for an end to the violence. He was a guest speaker at Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto,and his comments came after he was booed when he spoke at the funeral of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe…
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered the Department of Correctional Services to take the parole placement of convicted sex offender Bob Hewitt on review. He has asked for a review on the basis that the ministry was concerned the victims had not participated in the parole process. National commissioner of…
Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of parliament, insisting such a suggestion is "absolutely not" true. The denial from Johnson comes in the wake of a ruling from the Court of Session in Edinburgh about his decision over controversial suspension of parliament for five weeks…
President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed the burial would only take place once a new site had been built there for the former leader. “We are building a mausoleum for our founding father on top of the hill at (the) Heroes Acre,” he said. Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will…
Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on the N1 from Polokwane yesterday, her department said. The department's director-general did not provide details but said in a statement: "It is with great sadness to inform you about the sudden death of Bavelile Hlongwa,Details…
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be buried in "around 30 days" at a monument for national heroes in the capital, Harare, a family spokesman said. On Thursday, the family had said that the Mugabe, whose body was flown back from Singapore on Wednesday, would be buried in his home…
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng briefed the media on allegations of corruption levelled against the judiciary. Courtesy of ENCA.
The family of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, a family spokesperson said. This contradicted the comments made by the family yesterday, in which they resisted the government's burial plans. Foreign heads of state and other dignitaries will…
Image:Silindelo Masikane. ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini faced a hostile crowd this morning when they arrived at the #ShutDownSandton protest march at the JSE in Johannesburg. In a video posted on Twitter, Bathabile Dlamini seems unperturbed by the heckling. A man asks her: "Do you feel welcome by the…
The Call-to-Action, a consortium representing over 70 civil society organisations and individual activists working on gender-based violence are threatening to bring Johannesburg's business hub - Sandton, to a stand still. They want big business to get involved and among others help fund initiative aimed at fighting Gender Based Violence. Courtesy…
Following the recent brutal rape and murder of a University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana (19), who was killed by a 42-year-old post office worker, a ‘coalition’ of 70 civil society activist groups, including Rise Up Against Gender Based Violence and Sonke Gender Justice, under the hashtag, #SandtonShutdown have…
At least 50 people have been killed after a train derailed in a southeastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Steve Mbikayi,the Minister of Humanitarian said. The accident took place about 3am local time in the town of Mayibaridi in Tanganyika province, the minister said. Railways in the DRC…
Image:Clement Manyathela/EWN. Several people have reportedly been injured in a stampede at the viewing event for founding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. His body has since been laid out for the public at the stadium and will later be transported to his homestead Zvimba and thousands were in attendance to pay…
Today marks 42 years since the death of anti-apartheid activist, Stephen Bantu Biko. He died at the age of 30 while in police custody at the Pretoria Central Prison in 1977. Four decades after his death in police custody, he deserves to be recognised as one of the towering heroes…
The late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home village, Kutama in Mashonaland West province. This was revealed by the late national hero nephew, Leo Mugabe in an interview with AFP. He will be buried early next week, either on Monday or Tuesday, and it…
Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is continuing with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Courtesy of SABC.
Police Minister Bheki Cele have painted a bleak picture regarding war on crime, during the presentation in Parliament. Murder increased by 3.4%, noting that 60% of all murders in the country took place on a weekend between 21h00 and 03h00. In terms of sexual offences,another drastic increase in reported crimes,…
The Economic Freedom Fighters has rejected Eyewitness News apology over an insult made by journalist Barry Bateman allegedly aimed at Julius Malema. Bateman allegedly called him a "p**s" at an impromptu press briefing outside the Hawks offices. He was caught on camera using derogatory words while in conversation with another…
The eight-year-old girl who was raped in a Dros restaurant has thanked the state for helping her. The child, who testified in camera and via an intermediary room in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, detailed a different sequence of events to the one Ninow detailed in his plea explanation.…
The body of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe has arrived at the country’s main airport, but his final resting place remains a source of mystery amid a dispute between some family members and the government. His body arrived at Harare’s Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport shortly after 3.30pm local time.…
It's been 18 years since the September 11 attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in the worst act of terrorism the nation has ever experienced. President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, led a moment of silence at the White House before going to the Pentagon, where 64…
President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many" of Bolton's suggestions "as did others in the administration." "I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National…
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it needs water tight evidence on allegations of state capture, before pushing for prosecution. "There's a lot of evidence and cases at the commission. In addition to that there are number of cases that are not alluded to at the commission. There's a lot…
It's been revealed that VBS Mutual Bank gifted former president Jacob Zuma an R8.5 million bond at least nine months before any documents were signed to give the bank security over the loan. News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reported that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that…
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has said there is no call by the Nigerian government to repatriate its citizens from South Africa. She was speaking at a joint media briefing in Parliament that was held by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster. Dlodlo said this hours after a…
The Wits Business School has denied claims made by the former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng that He was a lecturer at the university. He claimed during testimony that he “lectures at universities”, including at Wits Business School “about leadership”. He also claimed that his lectures were turned into part of…
SABC has suspended three permanent employees and one freelancer following evidence showing that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent speech to the nation was an act of sabotage. In a statement released,The SABC said the preliminary investigation into the incident has revealed that material for the 6pm broadcast of the President’s pre-recorded…
Courtesy of SABC. The inquiry is investigating allegations of corruption at the public broadcaster. Yesterday the former SABC board chairperson Ben Ngubane told the commission that Hlaudi Motsoeneng was appointed to executive positions at the state broadcaster, even though he did not have a matric qualification, because of his sterling…
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that Natasha Conabeer was not a student in any of their campuses. According to UKZN spokesperson, Ashton Bodrick, the 23-year-old had applied to study at the institution in 2014, however she never formally registered but this does not diminish the outrage we feel as…
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth gave final approval to a piece of legislation which seeks to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking the country out of the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31. Her action, known as a Royal Assent, came after parliament voted against attempts by Johnson…
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has released a statement confirming that its leader Julius Malema will report to the Hawks Office in Silverton, Pretoria, to give a warning statement relating to allegations that he discharged a firearm during the EFF’s fifth birthday celebrations in East London in 2018. Press Alert:…
Nicholas Ninow has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and possession of drugs at the North Gauteng High court however He still went on trial as the state disputed his version of events in his plea explanation. The 22 year old has pleaded guilty to raping a seven year…
Police confirmed this morning that there had been a second fatality in the Johannesburg CBD violence that is linked to ongoing xenophobic riots that broke out last week. Johannesburg Metro Police Department chief David Tembe said the second victim was shot in Malvern, while the first victim had been stabbed…
Police said incidents of attacks on businesses were reported in parts of the CBD where police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to restrain the crowd. Courtesy of ENCA. Fresh protests have erupted in the Johannesburg CBD and one person died while five other people were injured. Police spokesperson Captain…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted the country is facing a national crisis of violence against women. “We are reviewing laws on domestic violence and sexual offences to prioritise the needs and interests of survivors,” Ramaphosa said. “We are going to overhaul and modernise the national register of gender-based violence offenders…
Robert Mugabe became prime minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 and served as the country's president from 1987 until his forced resignation in 2017. Who Was Robert Mugabe? Robert Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1963, he founded ZANU, a resistance movement against…
Buckingham Palace announced more details of their trip, revealing the parents would fly with baby Archie to Cape Town on the 23rd of September 2019. And after a number of public appearances together, Meghan, 38, is expected to stay in Johannesburg with Archie while Prince Harry, 34, goes to Botswana,…
Former President Thabo Mbeki has described late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as “an outstanding fighter for liberation not only of the people of Zimbabwe but also all other colonially and racially oppressed people”. Mugabe passed away in Singapore aged 95. He had been battling ill-health and was being treated…
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell to Uyinene Mrwetyana,who will will be laid to rest. The 19 year University of Cape Town student was found dead after going missing last month. Courtesy of SABC. and You Tube.
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said. It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe (1/2) — President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019 Cde Mugabe was…
Judge Daya Pillay has ruled in favour of ANC Nec Member Derek Hanekom in his civil case against former president Jacob Zuma. Judge Pillay ruled that Zuma’s tweet had been “untrue, defamatory and unlawful” and ordered the former head of state to apologise to Hanekom and remove the tweet within…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the World Economic Forum on Africa that the majority of South Africans are against xenophobia,and He has called on for a political solution on the attacks of foreign nationals. He was speaking during the opening plenary session of the world event and made the remarks…
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson,has refused to resign in the wake of his own brother's,Jo Johnson decision to quit the government over an “unresolvable tension” between the national interest and family ties. The prime minister was asked if he would follow his younger sibling out the doors of parliament but…
Mxolisi Kaunda was finally sworn in as mayor of eThekwini Municipality. His deputy will be Belinda Scott and the new speaker of the municipality,will be Weziwe Thusi. The voting tally was as follow: Mayor:Mxolisi Kaunda-108 Nicole Graham 82Deputy MayorANC Belinda Scott- 115 DA -Thabani Mthethwa-81Chief whipANC Mkhize-126 AIC- Mhlanga-74 This…
Reuters - Tanzania’s national carrier suspended its flights from the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg citing ongoing violence that was a risk to its passengers. “You are aware that there is ongoing violence in South Africa whereby the youth have taken laws in their hands,” Tanzania’s Transport Minister…
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants parliament to start the process to make sex offender list public. Courtesy of ENCA. The president has also announced that Treasury will make additional funding to coordinate campaigns on gender based violence.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Grade R pupil in front of her school in Vanderbijlpark, police confirmed. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of R2 million but it was never paid. She was reunited with her family the following day after the kidnappers dropped…
South Africa's economy grew by 3.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019, it was helped by the mining sector which recorded its strongest growth since 2016, the Stats SA said. Statistics SA further said mining was up 14.4 percent, followed by the finance sector which added 4.1 percent and…
MultiChoice has shut its offices and branches in Nigeria and Zambia. This follows protests at the group's Nigerian and Zambian offices in Lagos and Lusaka. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that MTN stores in three Nigerian cities have been attacked and all stores and service centres in the country have been shut…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned "acts of wanton violence" against foreigners as crowds of people plundered shops and set fire to buildings for a second day in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and arrested seven people in the township of Alexandra this morning, a day after clashing with looters who…
At least 80 students braved the weather for a vigil for UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana last night. There were the soft sounds of sniffling, crying and many held each other in sorrowful and comforting embraces throughout the two-hour-long vigil. University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said the…
Image: Reuters. The prime minister of the Bahamas has posted an update on Twitter, reiterating what he said at his media briefing, that so far there have been five confirmed deaths in Abaco and that the hurricane which is expected to continue to batter Grand Bahama Island for “many more…
The six-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager has been found. She was kidnapped outside her school in Vanderbijlpark yesterday and her kidnappers were demanding R2million ransom for her release. Police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said: "Amy was found this morning and she is undergoing a medical examination at a local hospital. The…
The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 4-6 September. The theme of the meeting is Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This year’s meeting falls in a year when 20 elections will take place across the…
The man arrested in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been charged with her murder and rape as well as defeating the ends of justice. Mrwetyana disappeared more than a week ago. Three private investigators joined police in an extensive search for…
The situation remains tense in Jeppestown and Malvern following the arrest of 31 people in connection with the looting and torching of shops in the areas over the weekend. Yesterday, chaos erupted in Jeppestown after criminals looted and torched foreign-owned shops following a fire at a building that claimed three…
A 6-year-old Grade R girl was kidnapped by four men in front of Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, at around 07:40 this morning. Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says the girl was taken by four men driving in a a white Toyota Fortuner. The Grade R pupil, was identified as…
At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month. First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman's car between the cities of Midland and Odessa. The gunman went on to shoot…
Image:UNICEF. Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who have caught the virus have now died, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF reported yesterday. “The news that the total number of deaths has…
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced that Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has been elected as the next chancellor of the university, a position that she will take up from 1 January 2020. She takes the reins from Graça Machel,who was first elected in 1999 and her second term will…
The City of Tshwane and its Municipal Manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola have parted ways. It was initially agreed that He would leave by end of July but the deadline was missed and extended to August 31 by Tshwane Mayor Steven Mokgalapa. And it was reported that He will receive R6…
Denel has been granted R1.8 billion bailout from National Treasury and the additional R1 billion bailout will be considered in 2020/21 budget. The state-run arms firm had asked the government for a R2.8 billion cash injection to help it emerge from a financial crisis and secure lucrative export deals. In…
The Gauteng High Court has ordered Brian Shivambu to pay R1.78m to VBS Mutual Bank's liquidators. The order is in relation to an application by Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the now defunct mutual bank, as part of their efforts to recover R2.7 million that was part of a R4-million…
Cosatu has discussed finance minister Tito Mboweni’s economic strategy document after it was released for public comment earlier this week. Speaking at a media briefing today,Cosatu deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe questioned why the document was released without consultation with cabinet and said the paper sought to exploit the country's…
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has withdrawn her appeal against a ruling in the high court in Pretoria which interdicted the implementation of remedial action in her report on the South African Revenue Service "Rogue Unit" investigation. A notice of withdrawal states: "...the first and second applicants (Public Protector and…
Former Free State Social Economic Development MEC,Mxolisi Dukwana has called the ANC General Secretary Ace Magashule a blesser. He was testifying at the state capture inquiry for the second day and He further said if law enforcement had done their work, Magashule wouldn’t be sitting in Luthuli House but would…
Adam Catzavelos has reached a settlement with South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) over his racist comments,He made while on holiday in Greece. He appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court where details of the R150,000 fine were disclosed. The video was recorded while he was on holiday last year and…
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Free State said despite experiencing challenges with Maluti-a-Phofung municipal by-elections everything went according to plan. New Maluti a Phofung council composition. ANC 37 (47) Independents 10 (0) EFF 9 DA 5 DPSA 4 AULA 2 APC 1 AIC 1. Total 69-ANC retain outright control…
The ANC in Kwazulu-Natal has confirmed that eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has withdrawn her resignation. And according to the sources she is appealing the ANC's decision to redeploy her. Gumede and other senior executives in the eThekwini and Msunduzi executive councils had officially handed in their resignations on Monday. Her…
Public transport has been suspended in the Pretoria CBD as the taxi drivers demand answers after one of their own was killed, allegedly by the foreign nationals. Taxi operators allege that there is corruption involving police which led to the mysterious murder. Some of the drivers claim police corruption prevented …
Minister of Labour Thulas Nxesi has promised that his department will be "hard" on employers who do not meet their employment equity targets. The employment equity report,was handed over to Labour and Employment Minister, and He lamented the fact that the country still has a long way to go when…
Minister of Finance,Tito Mboweni, is calling on the members of the public to make comments on a paper published today on the Treasury website, titled: Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness. He said the paper is an attempt to translate the broad outcomes of inclusive growth, economic transformation, and competitiveness…
Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has rejected offer of aid from the G7. French President Emmanuel Macron said the funds would immediately be available to Brazil, to allow fire-fighting planes to stem record blazes in the rain-forest. Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles had told reporters that they had welcomed the G7…
The justice committee in parliament has taken a resolution to ask the National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise to instruct the assembly's rules committee to urgently draft rules on how to remove the public protector and other heads of Chapter 9 institutions. The MP'S have agreed to refer the process for…
Veteran journalist Ben Said has died. He was recently re-appointed as a director of news at eNCA and He was 45. eNCA’s Editor Jeremy Maggs said: “Ben was one of the country’s best television journalists and his loss to the station is immense.". His brother Nick said: "It is with…
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed it received Zandile Gumede's resignation as mayor,including the rest of the ANC executive members in the eThekwini and Msunduzi councils. This came after the party made sweeping leadership changes to the executives in those councils following a special provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on…
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