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By Maayan Lubell. Israeli minister Benny Gantz announced his resignation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emergency government on Sunday, withdrawing the only centrist power in the embattled leader's far-right coalition, amid a months-long war in Gaza. Netanyahu issued a brief statement calling on Gantz not to "abandon the front" but…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and Working on Fire-Kishugu Joint Venture (WOF-Kishugu JV) in Limpopo, has officially started preparations for the winter fire season. The preparation will be done through the Yellow Card Training Assessments to mentally and physically prepare its firefighters in the province.…
By Phillip Blenkinsop and Manuel Ausloos. @APPhoto. The European Parliament's expected move to the right means the assembly may be less enthusiastic on policies to address climate change while eager on measures to limit immigration to the EU, a bloc of 450 million citizens. The parliament could also be more…
Staff Reporter. Three children and an adult died in a fatal shooting in a barber shop in Khayelitsha on Saturday afternoon, Western Cape police confirmed on Sunday. According to the SAPS an unknown gunman entered a barber shop on Saturday afternoon and opened fire on the occupants of the premises.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) announced its plans to meet with the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) to discuss a clear path forward, including on the various permutations and modalities that would need to feature in the Government…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The civil rights organisation Afriforum, has filed an urgent application in the High Court in Pretoria against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The action comes after a ruling by the High Court in October 2022 that declared Nersa's old method for approving municipal electricity…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two learners from Buhlebemfundo Secondary School in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, were announced as the winners of the national South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP) competition. Their innovation awareness project "Drop-Drop", earned them an opportunity to showcase their project on a global platform and compete against other talented learners…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Multinational mining and metals processing Group Sibanye-Stilwater has dismissed more than 200 mineworkers who staged an underground protest at one of its shafts in Rustenburg. The protest started on June 3 at Kroondal involving 211 employees who remained underground after the morning shift. A further 250 night…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Millions of rands has been set aside to pay outgoing members of Parliament (MPs) and Cabinet ministers for their loss-of-office gratuities. This is a result of MPs opting for retirement,while others are set to lose their jobs due to their parties losing seats in National Assembly. The …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The anti-corruption non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch has withdrawn its court application against former Eskom Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe. The case, filed in November 2018, sought court declarations that the implicated directors acted with gross negligence and breached their statutory duties. Corruption Watch aimed to have Molefe…
Staff Reporter. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, have pounced on seven suspects involved in tax fraud more than R650 million. The suspects, who are former and current SARS customs employees, pretended to have cleared exports from the Durban port to Lesotho. An investigation…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City Power to implement load reduction during peak times in high-density areas and suburbs around Johannesburg with concerning usage levels that threaten already strained electricity grid. The power utility complained that there was a sharp increase in electricity demand causing a burden on the strained electricity grid.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. United Democratic Movement (UDM) President, Bantu Holomisa, says they have requested the Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to call a meeting with all political parties represented in parliament to help establish a Government of National Unity (GNU). Holomisa, was speaking on behalf of several smaller parties in Parliament,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service (SAPS) in Eastern Cape has confirmed that the death toll in the devastating floods in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape has risen to 10. Severe storms and heavy rains battered the metro and caused extreme damage in many areas, in…
Staff Reporter. United States President Joe Biden has apologised to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy for previous delays in Washington's aid to Kyiv, stressing that the US is "not going to walk away" from supporting Ukraine. The two leaders met on Friday in Paris on the sidelines of D-Day anniversary…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Police Services (SAPS) announced on Saturday, that 356 police officers are set to run The Ultimate Human Race, Comrades Marathon in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN). This year's up-run will begin at the Durban City Hall and end in Pietermaritzburg. Police said this year's number increased from…
By Antony Sguazzin. Photo Credit: Mpumelelo Macu. Volkswagen's top executive in South Africa said uncertainty about power supply is limiting the German carmaker’s ability to expand in the country. While there's been a two-month hiatus in the power cuts that have plagued South Africa since 2008, no long-term solution has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Consumer Commission (NCC) on Friday urged consumers in possession of 50ml single-use neutralising shampoo contained in Dark and Lovely Moisture Plus Kits (Regular, and Super) and Dark and Lovely Anti Breakage Kit to immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the point…
By Liesl Peyper. The Port of Cape Town, which has been beset with inefficiencies, was ranked at the bottom of the latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) jointly compiled by the World Bank Group and S&P Global. The index assesses and compares the performance based on vessel time spent in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. State owned power utility Eskom's decision to postpone the decommissioning of three of its older, coal-fired power stations will cost the utility between R85bn and R90bn. Early last year, South Africa told its partners in the pact it planned to delay the planned shutdown of coal-fired plants…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered his congratulations to Narendra Modi on his re-election as the Prime Minister of India after the Lok Sabha polls. Modi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is set to take oath as India's prime minister for a record-equalling third term on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Maropene Ramokgopa to act as the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture until a permanent appointment is made under the new seventh administration. This comes after Zizi Kodwa's resignation as Minister and member of Cabinet on Wednesday. "President Ramaphosa accepted Minister Kodwa's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Political Parties are under pressure to conclude negotiations and reach an agreement to consider the offer to become part of a government of national unity. On Thursday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that his African National Congress (ANC) party will seek a national unity government, which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged support and solidarity to the victims of the recent floods that had devastating effects in different parts of the Eastern Cape. Ramaphosa visited victims of the devastating floods which occurred last weekend in the province. Speaking at Laplan Community Hall in Kariega,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The longstanding minister of police Bheki Cele says he is ready for change as he is not expected to return to Parliament for its seventh administration. Cele was at number 79 on the African National Congress (ANC) national list to Parliament, according to the seat allocations released…
Staff Reporter. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Thursday revealed the name of the soldier who died in the line of duty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Sergeant Mbulelo David Ngubane passed away last Thursday, on 30 May 2024, following contact between the M23 and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana gazetted the latest notice of maximum fines for registered auditors found guilty of improper conduct after the notice of maximum fines. The maximum fines were first increased in June 2023, but have since been updated. In the initial determination, the maximum…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The various law enforcement agencies have on Thursday night conducted a security operation of a FlySafair aircraft from Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) following a possible security threat aboard the aircraft, said Airports Company South Africa (Acsa). The flight was heading to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his party will invite other political parties to form a Government of National Unity (GNU). Ramaphosa made the announcement late on Thursday after an hours-long meeting of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) in Johannesburg, where ANC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committe (NEC) members are gathering at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg on Thursday to discuss the way forward in coalition talks, with a possible coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and other political parties. The committee is the highest…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officially handed over the names of MPs and MPLs elected to the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures to the Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The handover ceremony took place at 2 p.m at the Constitutional Court. This process kicks off preparations for the…
By Swati Gupta, Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Abhijit Roy Chowdhury. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gearing up for coalition talks after his party lost its majority in parliament, forcing him to rely on allies to form a government for the first time since he stormed to power a decade…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Spain became the first European country to ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. Making the announcement on Thursday, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said, "We made this decision in light of the continuation of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ActionSA announced its withdrawal from the multi-party charter (MPC) signed with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and other parties last year, with the sole purpose of pushing the African National Congress (ANC) out of power and creating a viable alternative for South Africans. This has proven to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pretoria High Court has heard eight calls were made between singer Kelly Khumalo and former Kaizer Chiefs footballer David Mathebula on 27 October 2014, the day after footballer Senzo Meyiwa was fatally shot. Mathebula is the same person whose phone was used when a sim swap…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedon Fighters (EFF) has petitioned the Western Cape High Court to declare the powers and privileges committee rules of the National Assembly illegal and unconstitutional. Party leader Julius Malema, his deputy Floyd Shivambu, secretary-general Marshall Dlamini and four others were suspended without pay for 30…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) says no traces of diethylene glycol have been found in any of the recalled batches of Benylin paediatric syrup. In April, the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control recalled batch numbers 329303 and 329304 as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) had initial talks with representatives of five other political parties over a coalition agreement to form a government but no decision has been made. The party briefed the media following a meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC), where it discussed provincial…
By Tania Broughton. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed, with costs, an appeal by Shell, Impact Africa, and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), which sought to overturn a High Court ruling that had halted an oceanic seismic survey off the Wild Coast. The ruling entrenches…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sports, arts and culture minister Zizi Kodwa has resigned after his arrest and court appearance in connection with allegations that he received R1.6 million in bribes. Kodwa is appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. This was revealed following his appearance in court in connection…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Western Cape High Court heard a bid by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and senior party MP's to invalidate their suspension from parliament. Malema, his deputy Floyd Shivambu, Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini and Sinawo Tambo, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Vuyani Pambo were suspended without pay for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with allegations that he received R1.6 million in bribes. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Thandi Mbambo said: "We can confirm that two individuals have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Vodacom's forensic liaison supervisor, Pinky Vythilingam ill health made it difficult for her to appear in court and the proceedings were scheduled to resume on Thursday, 6th June. Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli are accused of killing Senzo Meyiwa.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The pre-trial for convicted rapist Thabo Bester, Nandipha Magudumana and seven co-accused was again unable to get underway at the Free State High Court on Wednesday. Bester escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in May 2022. Katlego Bereng's body was used as a decoy after it was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The cash-strapped City of Tshwane Finance MMC Jacqui Uys tabled a R50.6 billion budget on Tuesday morning as it looks to improve service delivery. The city's proposed R50.6-billion 2024/25 budget which includes R48.3-billion in operating costs and R2.3-billion in capital infrastructure investment. It shows that residents will…
By Sithandiwe Velaphi. @MabuyaneOscar. The Eastern Cape ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) believes a government of national unity is the best option for the party after it failed to attain majority votes. The party in the province also said it was not prepared to support any coalition talks that demand…
By Sybilla Gross and Paul-Alain Hunt. @BHP. Days after BHP Group failed to secure the $49-billion takeover of smaller rival Anglo American, investors have one message for CEO Mike Henry — keep your cool. BHP argues it showed restraint in the battle for Anglo, a welcome attribute in a sector…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Services at Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal and K6 platinum group metal (PGM) mines have been disrupted after hundreds of employees staged illegal protest action, the group said on Tuesday. The group said the sit-in started on the morning of June 3, with morning shift employees, including contractors, at the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Amazulu King Misuzulu KaZwelithini has commended political parties for engaging in a peaceful election process without the blood of innocent citizens being shed. South Africans went to the polls on 29 May 2024 in the seventh democratic elections. A total of 16 248 027 citizens exercised their…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube has confirmed the death toll from the storms that hit parts of KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 11. Dube-Ncube visited Magwaveni in Tongaat after a tornado ripped through the area on Monday afternoon. She said, seven of people are from Tongaat in the north…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will hand over political party lists of candidates to represent them in the National Assembly and provincial legislatures at 14:00 on Thursday this week. "It is an established practice in South Africa that after the announcement by the IEC of the results of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard that a SIM swap with a number belonging to slain soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, was done hours after he was fatally shot at his then girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo. Pinky Vythilingam, a forensic liaison supervisor at Vodacom continued giving her…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The corruption case against Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been postponed to July 9, when the former speaker will learn of her new date to make her first appearance for trial. Mapisa-Nqakula appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning. Speaking to journalists in court, shortly after the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. At least five people have lost their lives in a powerful storm that battered communities in the north of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. "Five people have sadly lost their lives in the eThekwini Metro, which has been hardest hit, and dozens of people are being treated for injuries in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) confirmed that it will be holding a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting tomorrow in a bid to cement its approach to coalitions. This comes after reports that the meeting has been postponed to Thursday amid a fallout within the NEC. In a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Amidst the Eastern Cape's devastating floods, with fatalities and widespread damage, the South African Weather Service warned of further severe weather in KwaZulu-Natal. KZN was issued a Yellow Level 4 warning for extreme winds and heavy rains, brought on by the cut-off low system which may have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Heavy rainfall over the weekend has devastated Nelson Mandela Bay residents with at least seven fatalities reported and approximately 500 residents dealing with the aftermath of flooding. According to a media statement by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, seven people have been confirmed dead in various areas…
By Asif Shahzad and Ariba Shahid. A high court in Pakistan overturned jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's conviction on charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer and his party said on Monday, but Khan will remain in prison for now due to a conviction in another case. Khan, 71,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Disgruntled uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party members hurled insults and pelted its founder Jabulani Khumalo with various objects as he was leaving the Electoral Court. Khumalo wants the court to declare Jacob Zuma's move to the party's leadership as invalid and wants the court to compel the Electoral…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The death toll in the Nelson Mandela Bay floods in the Eastern Cape has risen to seven overnight, while four people are still missing. Heavy rain and winds on Saturday night caused damage to property and municipal infrastructure. In a statement on Sunday, NMB said four fatalities…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The cellphone data from mobile operator Vodacom showed singer Kelly Khumalo registered one of the cellphone numbers that accused number five in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case called. Pinky Vythilingam, a forensic liaison supervisor at Vodacom was giving her testimony on Section 205 pertaining cell phone records…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has appointed a negotiating team to speak with other political parties about forming a majority coalition. The team is consisting of Helen Zille, Siviwe Gwarube, Tony Leon, and Ivan Meyer. The country is set to be governed by a coalition pact for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. VideoGraphy: Jacob Mawela. Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald told Fullview that the Democratic Alliance (DA) managed to claw back white Afrikaans voters who had mostly voted for them, as a result the party lost 1% in this years elections. Groenewald said several factors had led to…
Staff Reporter. The Capital City of Tshwane has appealed to the residents to stay safe with a drop in temperatures expected in various parts of the country. In a statement, the City's Emergency Services Department said, the possibility of thundershowers with cold and windy conditions is forecast over parts of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ministers in the security cluster have warned they will act against threats of unrest over the outcome of Wednesday's elections and are ready to respond should violence flare up. They were speaking at a briefing hours after former president and MK Party leader Jacob Zuma called for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gift of the Givers volunteers have joined relief efforts in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay following a weekend of heavy rain that caused flooding across the region. At least three people were reported deceased in the two metros as heavy rain flooded roads and damaged homes.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Fikile Mbalula says there is nothing to celebrate for the party at their National Executive Meeting (NEC) meeting on Tuesday. It is to thank their people and for party's president Cyril Ramaphosa to speak about the election results. Mbalula says…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Videographer by Jacob Mawela. The Patriotic Alliance (PA) gained support during these hotly contested elections, the party's leader Gayton McKenzie discussed this with Fullview at the IEC's result operation centre in Midrand. PA has grown significantly in the Western Cape, from attaining only 652 votes in 2019…
By Ahmed Areff. President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law an amendment bill that establishes the two-pot system that allows members of retirement funds to access a portion of their savings. "While we are continuing the task of growing our economy to create more opportunities for all South Africans and…
By Mmangaliso Khumalo. State owned power utility Eskom says it does not foresee any reason to implement loadshedding within the next week, due to ongoing sustained improvements. Eskom spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, said on Friday the continuation of suspended loadshedding is due to ongoing sustained improvements in generation performance. "The Eskom…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One South African soldier was killed and 13 others injured Thursday in fighting against rebels on Thursday in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) said. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers serving with the Southern African Development…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said his party would prefer to be in a coalition with the African National Congress (ANC) after both parties performed poorly in the election. Malema was addressing members of the media at the National Results Operation Centre (ROC) in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is expected to release the provincial results tomorrow at 4 p.m and the national ballot at 6 p.m at the Results Operations Centre in Gallagher Estates, Midrand. More than 90 percent of votes, or 21,000 of 23,292 voting districts,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The biggest victor of general elections Umkhonto WeSizwe Party (MKP) announced that the party objects the outcome of the elections and calls for a manual recount. At midnight, MK party head of elections Muzi Ntshingila told an impromptu press briefing that they were not satisfied with the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has lost its outright majority in the Northern Cape for the first time since the democratic era started in 1994 and will have to enter a coalition with another political party to govern the region. The ANC obtained 49.34% of votes in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Videography: Jacob Mawela. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) predictions see the incumbent African National Congress (ANC) take a massive knock, down 70 seats from 2019 to 160/400 seats. This would make it the first time since 1994 that the ANC loses its parliamentary majority.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Videography: Jacob Mawela. @GalloImages. Former President Jacob Zuma, is emerging as the biggest victor of general elections as his new breakaway uMkhonto we Sizwe Party (MK Party) appears poised for major gains at the expense of the country’s governing African National Congress. The MK Party is currently…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) is currently holding its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, its highest decision making body as the party looks set to lose the parliamentary majority it has held for 30 years since the end of apartheid. With more than 65% of votes counted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Videography: Jacob Mawela. Rise Mzansi leader Songezo Zibi is confident that his party will have representation in the provincial and national legislature. It is only the extent of that representation, he said, that is yet to be determined when votes are tallied. Zibi said Rise Mzansi had…
By Tamaryn Brown. The Protect our Next partnership, representing South Africa's leading health and community organisations, is taking a bold stand to protect young people from the predatory tactics of the tobacco and e-cigarette industries. Building on the overall theme of protecting children from tobacco industry interference, this year's campaign…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ActionSA President Herman Mashaba and ActionSA National Chairperson Michael Beaumont addressed the media at the IEC's National Results Operations Centre (ROC) in Midrand, Johannesburg. Mashaba said he was not happy with their numbers because of how they ran their campaign across the country but said he remained…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former President Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felonies by the jury in his "hush money" trial in New York on Thursday, making him the first former president in U.S. history to be convicted of a crime. After two days of deliberations, 12 New Yorkers found…
By Carol Paton. The National Treasury says that the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) was adequately funded to run the 2024 elections. An earlier budget cut was reversed in the February 2024/25 budget, and the IEC was permitted to retain a large surplus accumulated from the previous years.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Umkhonto weSizwe Party's Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla says there is no possibility of a coalition between her party and the African National Congress (ANC) or Democratic Alliance (DA). Speaking to journalists at the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) national results centre, Zuma said her father, the leader…
By Antony Sguazzin. South Africa's ruling party looks set to fall well short of obtaining a parliamentary majority for the first time since it came to power at the end of apartheid three decades ago, a model developed by a state research agency shows. The rand weakened. The African National…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are appealing to the public to help trace suspects wanted for the murders of five people in the province. Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said, "reports indicated that three men and three women had gone to a homestead that doubles…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe is confident that they will perform better, as early indications showed the party is losing ground. Mantashe was the first senior ANC leader to visit the IEC results centre on Thursday as results began to show the extent…
Staff Reporter. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has withdrawn his country's ambassador to Israel after months of tensions between the two countries over Israel’s war on Gaza. The move was announced in Brazil's official gazette on Wednesday. There was no immediate response from Israel. Lula has been a…
Staff Reporter. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has unveiled a new government, ending more than five months of deep uncertainty. Wednesday's announcement about the new cabinet's appointment signalled the end of the long impasse that followed President Felix Tshisekedi's re-election in December. The formation of the government comes…
By Thomas Biesheuvel. Anglo American Plc said it won't give BHP Group any further time to commit to a takeover offer, signalling the likely end for now to a $49 billion pursuit by the world's biggest mining company. The decision marks a dramatic climax to the five-week battle between two…
Staff Reporter. Denmark (AP) -- The Swedish government said Wednesday that it will donate 13 billion kronor ($1.23 billion) in military aid to Ukraine, in the largest package of assistance Sweden has so far donated. "It consists of equipment that is at the top of Ukraine's priority list," Deputy Prime…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has enjoyed two months of no load shedding in April and May, this is the longest period without power cuts since 2021. Eskom highlighted that the last time South Africa had more than 51 days without load shedding was between 5 December 2021 and 2…
By Paul Richardson. A South African labor union and a medical-insurance industry body have challenged the government's new health-insurance law in court. Employee group Solidarity filed court papers on May 24 seeking to overturn the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act, according to an emailed statement. The legislation was signed into…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has deployed nearly 3,000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to bolster the work of the police to safeguard the national and provincial elections. In a statement on Tuesday evening, "Presidency confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa had informed the National Assembly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an application brought by Hlaudi Motsoeneng to appeal the order declaring the decision by the then SABC board to pay him a R11.5 million "success fee" as unlawful and invalid. The SCA also declined to grant condonation to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed Civil Rights Group, Afriforum's 'dubula ibhunu (kill the boer) song appeal against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader Julius Malema with costs. AfriForum was appealing the Equality Court Judgement that the song does not constitute hate speech…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has joined several countries and global organisations that have condemned the Israeli air attack on tents housing displaced people in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah that killed at least 40 Palestinians, including many children. In a statement Department of International Relations and Cooperation said, "The…
By Mmangaliso Khumalo. At least 13 people were killed in a crash between a truck and a minibus-taxi on the R521 between Polokwane and Dendron in Kalkpank on Tuesday morning. The provincial police commissioner Thembi Hadebe said the exact number of fatalities is still to be confirmed. "As you can…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Labour Court found that power utility Eskom practised unfair discrimination against a white employee who had been with the company for over 30 years. The case involved AP Erasmus, an Eskom employee since 1988. A new managerial role in the group technology division was created in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Motorists travelling from and to Mpumalanga via N12 are advised to use alternative routes following multiple-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning. The massive accident occurred on the N12 between eMalahleni and Ogies in Mpumalanga. The highway has been closed at the N4 and N12 split. "Motorists who are…
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