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Staff Reporter. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is expected to address supporters at the party's Workers' Day rally on Sunday. The event is being held at Themba Sinamela Stadium in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. May 1, also known as International Workers' Day, pays homage to the working class across all…
By Will Wade. In Germany and Italy, coal-fired power plants that were once decommissioned are now being considered for a second life. In South Africa, more coal-laden ships are embarking on what’s typically a quiet route around the Cape of Good Hope toward Europe. Coal burning in the US is…
Staff Reporter. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address Cosatu's Workers 'Day celebrations at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg in the North West later on Sunday morning. He will share the stage with the labour federation's President Zingiswa Losi and the SACP General-Secretary Dr Blade Nzimande. Workers' Day…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Workers' Day is celebrated in South Africa to commemorate the role played by Trade Unions, the Communist Party and other movements during apartheid. Following the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994, May 1st was inaugurated and officially recognised as a public holiday. The struggle for…
By Iavan Pijoos. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has paid tribute to the Mdlalose family at the funeral of six of their relatives who died during the devastating floods this month. The funeral was held in Sweetwaters, Okhalweni, near Siyanda High School in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. Slindile, Uyanda, Lubanzi, Ziyanda, Asanele…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Police Service (SAPS) says it has noted the sentiments expressed by various stakeholders including the media, the legal fraternity as well as members of the public, pertaining to the execution of the warrant of arrest on Advocate Malesela Teffo at the North Gauteng High…
By Barbara Bibbo. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Mali's decision to ban French media outlets and called on its military rulers to reverse their decision. "We are deeply dismayed by the Malian media regulator's decision to definitively suspend Radio France International [RFI] and France24," said a spokesperson…
Staff Reporter. Russia's foreign minister has again urged the United States and NATO to stop supplying Kyiv with arms if they are "really interested in resolving the Ukraine crisis", Chinese state media has reported. "If the US and NATO are really interested in resolving the Ukraine crisis, then first of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is aware that there has been a delay in implementing some of the proposals that traditional leaders have been raising. Ramaphosa told the Contralesa conference held in Boksburg, Gauteng, on Saturday, that he would consider all the issues raised by the traditional…
Staff Reporter. South Africa needs to manage the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has been detected in four provinces, says Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza. Didiza is currently on a campaign trail to put measures in place to fight the disease, which has led to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. While the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula supports the sentiment that the City of Cape Town must conduct a feasibility study into taking over rail management in the metro, he has not approved the commuter rail takeover by the city. The City of Cape Town (COCT) may…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a keynote address at the 8th Elective Congress of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa). The Congress commenced today, 29 April 2022 at Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng. The Congress is themed "Royal Leadership taking its rightful place to…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Rebels have killed at least six soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in southeast Central African Republic, the latest reported incident in a decade-long conflict, a local official and a hospital director have said. Members of an alliance of armed groups known as the…
By Malibongwe Dayimani. Months after he was dramatically arrested for contravening Covid-19 regulations, military veteran Carl Niehaus has been told to leave a three-day Umkhonto we Sizwe Veterans Association conference underway in East London, after testing positive for Covid-19. Niehaus tested positive at the testing booth of the East London…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has recommended that the Hawks consider investigating alleged criminal conduct by current and former SA Revenue Service bosses including Edward Kieswetter and public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Mkhwebane released her report into "allegations of violation of the executive ethics code promulgated in terms…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa is expected to generate almost two million jobs by 2030 – but this is not near enough to absorb the people coming into the workforce, data from professional services firm PwC shows. "Our upside scenario falls short of the 4% real GDP growth needed to…
Staff Reporter. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has noted progress made in assisting those affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal. The Minister on Thursday visited the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) and received updates from officials, Mayors and MECs on the interventions unfolding…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to Former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki during the funeral service in Nairobi Kenya. Kibaki passed away on Thursday, 21 April 2022, at the age of 90. He served as Kenya’s Vice President from 1978 to 1988, and as President from 2002 to…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng provincial government and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development have requested interested parties to submit business partnership proposals as part of its new cannabis industrialisation plan. In a request for information document gazetted on Friday (29 April), the department said it was looking to 'unlock…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Competition Tribunal on Thursday 28 April 2022, found Tsutsumani Business Enterprises guilty of excessive pricing or price gouging when supplying the South African Police Services (SAPS) with face masks used to protect against the spread of Covid-19. The tribunal said it acted in contravention of section…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs is pushing the government to end long queues at Home Affairs offices across the country once and for all. The Department of Home Affairs presented its Annual Performance Plan for the 2022/23 financial year to the committee this week, noting that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A recent spike in Covid-19 cases points to the possibility that South Africa is entering its fifth wave of cases earlier than expected, says health minister Joe Phaahla. In a media briefing on Friday (29 April), Phaahla said the government would likely need a further week of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has gazetted a request for comments on a proposal to prohibit the importation of analogue television sets to South Africa. The proposal further seeks to prohibit the dumping of analogue TV sets in South Africa whilst supporting the 'penetration of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Defence advocate, Malesela Teffo, has been granted bail of R10,000 by the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court. This after a Hollywood-style arrest in the Pretoria High Court on Thursday for failing to appear in court in January on a charge of trespassing. Teffo is the legal representative for four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana The presidency has formally received the fourth part of the state capture inquiry report on Friday morning. The report was handed over to the Presidency by Commission Secretary Professor Itumeleng Mosala and the four volumes of the report cover the following: State owned mining company Alexkor The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's recently-published Blue Drop 2022 report shows a significant decline in the country's water quality, with 23% of municipalities flagged as being at critical risk. Access to sufficient, safe water is a basic right enshrined by South Africa’s Constitution. The Water Services Act places the responsibility…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cape Town has announced significant development plans for its Belville precinct – including affordable houses, new broadband infrastructure and non-motorised streets. The proposals are included in the local spatial development framework (LSDF) for the Bellville central business district, available for public comment from 3 May 2022. "The…
Staff Reporter. While communities' rights to protect themselves from criminality is enshrined in the Constitution, this must be done within a legal framework. This was on Thursday reiterated by Police Minister General Bheki Cele during a Ministerial Street Imbizo in Pimville, in Soweto. The Minister had returned to the Kliptown…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Relief efforts for those affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal are continuing, with the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster especially giving thanks to the community groups that have volunteered and donated in assistance. In a media briefing led by the Minister of Health, Dr…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Sli_Masikane. Advocate Malesela Teffo, who represents four of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial has been arrested. Police arrived at the courtroom to arrest Teffo because he had missed a previous court appearance. Teffo was arrested in July 2020 and charged with common assault and trespassing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Moshoeshoe Monare as the new group executive for news and current affairs. Monare takes over from Phathiswa Magopeni, who was fired after she was found guilty in a disciplinary hearing of failing to stop the airing of an episode…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the future of Africa depends on the strengthening and deepening of relations between countries on the continent. Ramaphosa said this during his opening remarks at the State Visit of President of Guinea Bissau, General Umaro Sissoco Embaló, in Pretoria. "This visit affirms the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says more than 630 schools were affected by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal with 101 of them being inaccessible and 124 suffering extensive damage. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga together with KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education Kwazi Mshengu accompanied by senior officials visited the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The preliminary statistics for the Easter weekend shows that the number of crashes declined by 28.6% resulting in a 31.5% decline in the number of fatalities on South African roads. "A total of 162 people perished on our roads this year compared to 235 last year, resulting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) is challenging the energy regulator's decision to approve the construction of floating gas power stations in three South African ports. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa granted the permits to the Turkish company in September, allowing it to supply the country…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The High Court in Pretoria has granted Chief Justice Raymond Zondo a six-week extension to deliver the fifth and final instalment of the report into allegations of state capture. Zondo had approached the court earlier this month for the extension of the deadline, citing difficulty in completing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sergeant Johannes Thabo Mosia, called as the state's first witness in the sensational Senzo Meyiwa murder case, said he was not aware that the DNA found on a hat collected as evidence was that of a woman, not a man. "And I now say for your information…
Staff Reporter. Government has worked tirelessly to resolve the jet fuel shortage experienced at OR Tambo International Airport. This challenge was a consequence of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal that affected transport infrastructure and disrupted supply chains. "We are pleased that the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has worked tirelessly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The City of Johannesburg has had no working speed cameras for almost a year, with all speed prosecutions in the city halted. Speaking to news channel eNCA, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Xolani Fihla said that the issue extends to the processing of traffic fines. Fihla…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Fullview. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his arrival in Kyiv on Wednesday following talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I" have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow," he wrote on his official Twitter account as he landed ahead of talks with Ukraine's President…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa celebrates 28 years of democracy on Wednesday amid renewed questions around the gains made by the country since 1994. In an interview with AFP, 87-year-old anti-apartheid stalwart Mac Maharaj warned that corruption risked undermining the gains of the democracy that he fought and suffered for.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has asked the Constitutional Court to grant it a six-month extension to allow it to finalise a law that would allow independent candidates to stand as MPs and MPLs in the national and provincial elections. The request by Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sibanye-Stillwater strike is set to extend into a third month after unions rejected the employer's improved wage increase offer tabled earlier in April. Seeking an end to the strike Sibanye-Stillwater amended its previous final offer to an increase of R850 more per month for entry-level Category 4…
Staff Reporter. What type of sin did we [as black people] commit that is so bad that we deserve to be subjected to such permanent misery? These were the disheartening words uttered by EFF Leader Julius Malema as he maintained that a majority of black South Africans have yet to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that despite much progress made in South Africa since the dawn of democracy, the country is not yet where it should be and there was still a long way to go. Ramaphosa used his speech to highlight significant strides made…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to host the President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, General Umaro Sissoco Embaló, on a State Visit to Pretoria on Thursday. According to a statement by The Presidency, this visit will provide an opportunity for South Africa and Guinea Bisseau to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA) preliminary assessment of the rail infrastructure that was damaged during the floods in parts of KwaZulu-Natal has been estimated at between R2.6 billion and R2.9 billion. "A multidisciplinary Disaster Management Response Team comprising of various divisional heads, senior managers…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Social Development, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has called on friends and colleagues of gender-based violence (GBV) victims not to be silent when they become aware of GBV cases. "A lot of innocent souls could be saved, only if those closer to the victim pay more attention before…
By Jason Feliz. Chairperson of Parliament's finance watchdog the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Mkhuleko Hlengwa will tender an apology to Eskom board member Busisiwe Mavuso after a heated confrontation over the state-owned power utility. Hlengwa came under fire this week following the clash with Mavuso during a Scopa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that its guidelines governing the step-aside rule should be amended to explicitly state that leaders facing criminal charges cannot be allowed to be elected into office. The NEC held a special meeting on Monday and Tuesday, which focused on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's largest airport is facing supply shortages in jet fuel as the recent floods in parts of the country have caused logistical issues. The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) warned that the movement of fuel is challenging at the moment due to the impact of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (SASRIA) says it cannot afford to cover the country’s businesses should it see a repeat of the July 2021 riots in the coming years. Sasria is a state-managed entity that provides cover for riots and other damage caused by civil…
Staff Reporter. Human rights organisation Black Sash has warned that a change in the government’s R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant scheme could leave millions of South Africans out in the cold. Commenting on the new regulations, which were gazetted this weekend, Black Sash noted that the new regulations…
Staff Reporter. The motion of no confidence against the speaker in the City of Johannesburg, Vasco Da Gama, has been withdrawn. Minority party Al Jama-ah, which had tabled the motion, announced that it was withdrawing out of respect for Da Gama who is in mourning due to a family bereavement.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the public that the government will fully account for the taxpayer money spent on helping those impacted by the recent flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. Addressing parliament on Tuesday (26 April), Ramaphosa said officials must ensure that all the funds used to respond to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Western Cape High Court has postponed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application to stop her impeachment. Judge Nathan Erasmus postponed the matter to 18 and 19 May on Tuesday. Erasmus, in granting the postponement, said there was still the pending Constitutional Court rescission application by Mkhwebane that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the joint sitting of Parliament today, on the floods that caused havoc in KwaZulu-Natal in the last two weeks where the province is trying to pick up the pieces. Businesses have been left reeling with billions of rand in damages to fix…
Staff Reporter. The national celebrations of Freedom Day will be held in Middleburg in Mpumalanga on Wednesday where President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation. The public holiday is a commemoration of the day South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994. According to the Presidency, the celebrations will…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mineral Resources and Energy minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa currently has 10 million barrels of crude oil in its strategic fuel reserve terminal. Responding to a recent parliamentary Q&A sent by the opposition Democratic Alliance, Mantashe said that of this 10 million, only 8.7 million barrels…
Staff Reporter. The first witness to testify in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial was a police officer who spent most of the day detailing what evidence was bagged and tagged from the crime scene. While the trial officially got under way on Friday, where the accused pleaded not guilty, the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa recorded a spike in positive Covid-19 cases on Monday (25 April), fuelling further concerns of a resurgence in the coming weeks. A total of 10,144 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 1,954 new cases representing a 19.3% positivity rate. A further 30…
Staff Reporter. Government should halt bailouts for state entities and review its ownership of more than 700 companies, according to a draft economic policy document compiled by the African National Congress (ANC). The current model for state firms 'is dying,' the ANC which is due to hold its national policy…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Judge James Lekhuleni on Monday reserved judgement on the "urgent" bail appeal of Zandile Christmas Mafe after a four-hour hearing at the Western Cpe High Court. Mafe was arrested at Parliament on 2 January on the sidelines of the fire that gutted the National Assembly building and…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, says work is underway to repair damaged water and sanitation infrastructure in communities affected by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Mchunu, together with the mayors from the affected municipalities, including eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, iLembe District Municipality and uMgungundlovu District Municipality, briefed the media…
Staff Reporter. The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has suspended the payment of toll fees at uThongathi Toll Plaza and Umvoti Toll Plaza on the N2 toll route in KwaZulu-Natal. "This suspension will go a long way in assisting communities affected by the closure of alternative roads, which have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng Cooperative Governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Lebogang Maile has painted a bleak picture of the state of municipalities in the province. Maile was briefing reporters on Monday about the state of Gauteng municipalities. He said municipalities were continuously adopting unfunded budgets that could not meet…
Staff Reporter. Mourners including members of the Operation Dudula gathered for the funeral of Kgomotso Diale. Photo by Trevor kunene. Two suspects linked to the fatal shooting of Kgomotso Vincent Diale at the Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Tebogo Molapo (29)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, has expressed concern at the slow progress of the G20 Common Framework (CF) for Debt Treatments. The Common Framework (CF) is meant to assist countries to respond to economic fragility, conflict and violence. The Minister relayed his concern during the recent 2022 Spring…
By Tania Broughton. Almost four years after being fired for eating two slices of carrot, the Durban Labour Court has ruled that an employee at Nando’s Scottsville must be reinstated. During his disciplinary hearing in July 2018, and at a subsequent hearing at the Commission for Consolidation, Mediation and Arbitration…
By Joshua Berlinger. @GettyImages. Emmanuel Macron has won France's presidential election, fending off a historic challenge from far-right candidate Marine Le Pen during Sunday's runoff vote. Macron took 58.5% of Sunday's vote, making him the first French leader to be reelected in 20 years. He and Le Pen advanced to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Singer Kelly Khumalo's lawyer Magdalene Moonsamy has been asked to leave court proceedings on Monday. She has been in court since the start of Senzo Meyiwa's murder trial. Khumalo hired Moonsamy to join the trial proceedings on a watching brief, which was allowed by Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's record power outages last week will likely shock the country’s Q2 GDP growth, say economists at the Bureau for Economic Research (BER). In a research note on Monday (25 April), the group noted that South Africa hit a new record of 22,000MW of generation capacity…
Staff Reporter. The High Court in Pretoria is hoping to hear from the head of the Kgosi Mampuru Prison on allegations of torture on one of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial. The five men accused of murdering the football star will return to court on Monday morning as…
By Hugh Schofield. Before the caveats, it is only fair to acknowledge the scale of President Emmanuel Macron's achievement. Not enough is being made of this, but this is the first time ever that a governing president of the Fifth Republic has been re-elected. Yes, presidents have retained the Elysée…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says while government had reprioritised R1 billion towards disaster relief interventions, they needed more than R1.9 billion to complete their work. Zikalala was updating the media on the progress made in the province following the recent devastating floods which claimed the lives of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has assured farmers that her department was doing all it can to curb the foot-and-mouth disease that has spread to five provinces. Didiza met with MECs and officials from Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, the Free State, and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has assured South Africans that its deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte is alive and well, labeling reports that she has died as fake. In a statement, the ANC has labelled the rumours as inhumane, barbaric, and inconsiderate. "We call on those responsible for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @AFP. Guinea's deposed president Alpha Conde has been released from house arrest and can receive visitors, including family members, the ruling military government announced. A statement by the military released late on Friday said that coup leader and interim president Colonel Mamady Doumbouya "informs national and international…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Fullview. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticises a decision by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit Moscow on Tuesday before heading to Kyiv. "It is simply wrong to go first to Russia and then to Ukraine, "Zelenskyy told reporters in the Ukraine capital. "There is no…
Staff Reporter. Government plans to change its data collection systems to get a better idea of how many skilled South Africans are leaving the country. The proposal, which is included in the Department of Employment and Labour's latest National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP), notes the country has seen an outflow…
Staff Reporter. Eastern Cape police have arrested three suspected abalone poachers and confiscated diving equipment and 477 units of abalone worth more than R162 000 on the R72 near the Fish River. Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli says a member of the K-9 unit and his four-year-old Belgian Shepherd patrol…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ruling ANC wants farmers to donate land for redistribution to emerging black farmers as part of a significant shift in land expropriation policy. The proposal is found in a discussion document prepared for the party's policy conference scheduled for July, the Sunday Times reports. The proposal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An eThekwini municipal employee has been murdered at a water tanker filling point in Verulam, outside Durban. Her body was found next to a water tanker in Ottawa on Old Main Road. The shooting occurred outside the Water & Sanitation – Roads & Stormwater Maintenance Depot in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has made a call to Mangaung residents to work with their municipal leaders to deal with service delivery issues in the area. Ramaphosa said the party will play an active role to ensure that all problems in the metro are…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Alon Skuy. Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has hailed the late seasoned Gauteng government spokesperson and acting Director General in the province,Thabo Masebe as a 'real product and creator of history' with the African National Congress (ANC). Motlanthe, was speaking at the funeral of Masebe, on…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng police are looking for the gunmen involved in a shooting that claimed two lives in Diepsloot on Friday night. Police said the pair was attacked with another person who escaped unharmed. It's understood police were patrolling the streets in the crime-ridden area when they heard gunshots. The…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday confirmed the suspension of 36 pupils at Leondale Secondary School who were recorded on video "smoking dagga" on the school grounds. Lesufi addressed pupils at the school, telling them classmates involved in the incident had been suspended and await a disciplinary…
Staff Reporter. A group of staffers at the Department of Defence and Military Veterans are enraged and plan to head to court over their "unfair dismissal" and claim Machiavellian tactics were used under new minister, Thandi Modise, to push them out of her office. The group, which includes former Minister…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) has announced that it is officially reopening all of its church branches. The church had stopped all its activities in response to the declaration of a State of Disaster in March 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Electricity has finally been restored to all the residents who were affected by the fire at the Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg. According to City Power Eldorado Park Ext 7, 5, 2, 4, Freedom Park, and parts of Devland were switched on in the early hours of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With the final driving licence extension set to expire on 5 May 2022, motorists are finding it increasingly difficult to book driver's licence renewal appointments through the online portal eNatis. Motorists still can't secure appointments and have been booted out of the system multiple times. These frustrations…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Family, friends and colleagues have gathered at the Kempton Park Civic Center in Ekurhuleni to bid their farewell to Thabo Masebe on Saturday. Masebe died earlier this week at the age of 57. He was acting director-general in Gauteng Premier David Makhura's office at the time of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education is working on several short to medium-term changes which are aimed at drastically improving the education outcomes in the country. Presenting its plans to parliament this week, the department said that these changes will be made across the education sector in a…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Employment and Labour Inspectorate in Limpopo has prohibited the use of some classrooms at Kgwatlhele Primary School outside Mokopane, due to noncompliance. This follows a complaint laid by parents early this month about unsafe classrooms that have cracks that are visible from inside and outside…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chief justice Raymond Zondo has urgently approached the high court for another extension for the final delivery of the state capture commission report. The final report would cover "the Capture of Eskom; the Attempted Capture of the National Treasury; EOH and the City of Johannesburg; Alexcor; Closure…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. AmaZulu King Misuzulu's coronation ceremony scheduled for next month has been postponed as the province mourns the death of over 400 lives due to the devastating floods. Misuzulu's ascendence to the throne was mired by controversy when a faction in the royal household contested his mother, Queen…
Staff Reporter. Late KwaZulu-Natal police search and rescue officer, Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara, has been hailed for her courage and bravery through her unrelenting service to the nation. Mjwara and her canine, Leah, on Sunday perished while searching for a family of three that did not survive the devastating floods in…
Staff Reporter. The late Acting Director-General of the Gauteng Provincial Government, Thabo Masebe, has been described as a model public servant and a model government communicator. "We want to celebrate Thabo's wisdom, his calmness, his humble and unassuming soul. Whoever has interacted with Thabo will tell you the kind of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Labour Court has ruled in favour of the City of Johannesburg employees whose contracts were terminated. This pending the determination by the South African Local Government Bargaining Council. Around 130 employees in the City of Johannesburg took their grievances to court, after the metro expressed its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom Board member Busisiwe Mavuso has walked out of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) meeting. An argument broke out when she told the committee that they're doing everything they can to resolve the challenges facing Eskom however she insisted that the current board including Eskom…
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