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Parliament is set to discuss the possibility of probing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. The Justice Committee said that the National Assembly Speaker's office had asked it to look into a request in this regard. Committee chairperson Bulenani Magwanishe said that the committee would discuss the request…
Three senior SA Revenue Service (Sars) executives have been suspended due to "serious allegations of misconduct". SARS said in a statement that the "precautionary suspensions" took effect immediately. The suspended executives were named as: Hlengani Mathebula, the chief officer for governance, internal relations, strategy and communications; Teboho Mokoena, the chief…
Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has condemned the killing of five schoolchildren at a rally as protest leaders called off planned talks with the generals and thousands of students took to the streets to denounce the latest bout of violence. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of TMC, told…
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was flagged by HSCB international bank as having financial links to the Guptas, according to a report. An investigation carried out by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found that Mkhwebane received a payment of over US$5,000, which was paid into her FNB account in…
South Africa's unemployment rate has increased by 1.4% in the second quarter of 2019,according Statistics South Africa. The country's unemployment rate was 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019. The number of unemployed persons in the country now stands at 6.7-million people, up by 455 000 people in the second…
The ANC is expected to host a media briefing today and the disbandment of its youth wing is expected to form part of its report. Over the weekend, the party held its first ordinary national executive committee (NEC) meeting since the elections. On the first day of the meeting on…
SAMWU general secretary Mpho Tladinyane said workers have called for the municipality to implement the 18% increases across the board by the end of today. He said that workers were determined to embark on a massive protest today should the City of Tshwane fail to meet their demands. Workers were…
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has released a statement announcing Jabu Mabuza's appointment as the acting executive chairman for Eskom and acting CEO of Eskom Holdings. He will assume the duty as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer(GCEO) for Eskom due to the resignation of Phakamani Hadebe, who would leave…
The Portfolio Committee on Tourism condemns the recent criminal attacks on tourists, in particular the death this past Saturday of a tourist who was hiking near Chapmans Peak in Cape Town. This follows the recent attack on tourists at the Mount Nelson Hotel. The Chapmans Peak incident involved a Ukrainian…
Public Enterprises Minister,Pravin Gordhan,has won his urgent application to suspend Public Protector's remedial action in the so called SARS rogue unit. The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must pay the costs in the matter. Gordhan lodged an urgent application to suspend nor interdict the…
The EFF has threatened to stoke more trouble within the ANC by revealing the names of other ANC leaders like Derek Hanekom who were involved in meetings to remove then president Jacob Zuma from office. EFF treasurer general Leigh-Ann Mathys told City Press: "We are in possession of the list…
The father of late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. Sam Meyiwa was in and out of hospital after suffering a stroke last year. According to his son Sifiso,his father has never recovered fully when He had stroke and He had the second one and was…
The elusive Northcliff baboon has been found. The primate has been on the loose for almost two weeks. Cora Bailey,the founder of animal welfare organisation CLAW,said the baboon was found in Krugersdorp. He further said that the baboon was safe and that it will be taken to a wildlife rehabilitation…
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to hear this week from the Gauteng High Court whether the remedial action against him,by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane shoud be implemented. The two squared off in court a week ago with the Public Protector supported by the Economic Freedom Fighters and…
The Phillipine seismology agency said the quakes measured 5.9 and 5.4 struck a province in the Phillipines and eight people were killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the northern Philippines this morning. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Batanes archipelago. About 20 minutes later, a second quake hit the same area near…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the PIC Commission an extension to submit its final report by the 31st of October 2019. This is the second extension that the commission has been granted. The Commission was initially supposed to submit a final report by the 15th of April 2019 but the…
A historic silicosis settlement agreement worth R5 billion was approved by the Johannesburg High court. The agreement was aimed at hearing the cries from thousands of mine-workers who contracted silicosis during or after their positions as gold miners from March 1965. The big South African mining companies who are responsible…
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa has submitted an affidavit to the state capture commission of inquiry and he has agreed to testify at the commission. Ramaphosa has asked the Commission to make his affidavit public and Zondo said this does not mean all the…
Family, friends and fans are gathering at The Sandton Convention Centre to pay tribute to music icon Johnny Clegg. Clegg died on July 16 after lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer and was laid to rest after a private funeral service. Ever since the musician's death was confirmed fans and well…
Derek Hanekom admission that He met with the EFF Secretary General Godrich Gardee to oust then president Jacob Zuma is expected to be debated at the ANC National Executive Committee meeting that is starting today. The ANC Spokesperson Dakota Legoete said that Hanekom will have to answer to the party…
The City of Tshwane has confirmed that the embattled manager Moeketsi Mosola has agreed to step down. The Democratic Alliance (DA)led city had tried on two previous occasions to suspend him for his role in the GladAfrica saga and for contravening the code of conduct for municipal staff. Last year,…
The National Assembly plenary sitting today agreed to establish a multiparty ad hoc committee to initiate and introduce legislation amending section 25 of the Constitution. The committee would report to the National Assembly on 31 March 2020 and would be composed of 11 voting members and 14 non-voting members. Voting…
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency. One of the world's oldest leaders, Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital, the presidency said in a statement. He was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June,…
The TimesLive has reported that Penny Sparrow has died and her daughter Charmaine Cowie confirmed the news. Penny Sparrow was found guilty of hate speech in the Equality Court in 2016 and ordered to pay R150 000 to the Adelaide and Oliver Tambo Foundation after describing black people as "Monkeys"…
The KZN Health Department has cautioned that the confirmation of the case of H1N1 virus does not constitute an outbreak of the disease. KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu explains: “The department is working day and night to investigate the matter and we’re also going to be issuing a statement that…
Two more investigations into the South African Revenue Services(SARS) will be conducted by the office of the public protector,reports EWN. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane will probe the internal human resources matters related to staff including an investigation into the appointment of new commissioner Edward Kieswetter. The news comes as She heads…
Boris Johnson has officially taken over as the UK's new prime minister and He can now also begin the process of forming his government. Around 160,000 Conservative Party members could vote for who they wanted to win in the race to replace Theresa May. Not everyone who could vote did.…
ANC National Executive Committee member Derek Hanekom has confirmed that he met with EFF Secretary general Godrich Gardee to discuss plans to oust then president Jacob Zuma. In a text message that was circulated widely on social media, Hanekom said it was no secret that there was a number of…
The Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration and Public Works and Infrastructure welcomed the presentation by the Department of Public Works on its 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan. Whilst the department presented a comprehensive plan for the year ahead, the committee will monitor the department quarter by quarter to…
The SABC to get 3.2 billion government bailout. The public broadcaster's finances have been in a state of crisis. SABC have been critical of being underfunded by the government, which is arguably a contributing factor to their ongoing financial crisis. The public broadcaster receives approximately 3% of funding from the…
Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the UK's Conservative Party and by default, the country's next prime minister. He won the votes of 92153 members of the ruling party, while his rival Jeremy Hunt won 46 656. He is set to become prime minister on Wednesday. The 55 year…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has presented his plans to parliament to provide financial support to struggling energy utility Eskom. He introduced the Special Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly, which will offer the parastatal a lifeline in the current and next financial year. This will lead to a R59 billion…
Boris Johnson, a former mayor of London, is seen as the clear favourite to take over from Theresa May as the new United Kingdom Prime Minister,although a number of senior figures have said they will not serve under him. Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy hunt will become new Conservative leader…
Denel said it has informed its employees that it was "at risk of not being in a position to pay salaries for the month of July on time". Denel group CEO Danie du Toit said through the statement the company was in "constant engagements with banks to secure bridging finance…
The Constitutional Court has agreed with the North Gauteng High Court that the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane's entire ABSA/Bankorp investigation was flawed and that She was not honest during her investigation. The apex court dismissed the South African Reserve Bank's application for a declaratory order to find the Public Protector…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to take the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's Bosasa report on an urgent review,He said it is essential that the courts review the reports not only for him but to preserve the integrity of the office he occupy. He further said that the Public Protector report…
The Public Protector has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa has deliberately misled Parliament when He answered a parliamentary question about a payment received by the CR17 campaign from the African Global Operations,formerly known as Bosasa however presidency has since issued a statement that the President is still considering his options…
The Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that the former president Jacob Zuma will continue to co-operate with the state capture commission.
Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyers confirmed that he is not taking any further part in the State Capture Inquiry and may take legal action with regard to how he has been treated.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament in relation to the R500,000 Bosasa donation. More to follow.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s legal team said they no longer want to be a part of the state capture commission proceedings. Former president Jacob Zuma back in the hot seat after two legal teams held discussions and reached an agreement
President Cyril Ramaphosa has filed an affidavit supporting Minister Pravin Fordham in a bid to halt implementation of Public Protector’s SARS Rogue Unit remedial action pending his legal challenge to it. In the affidavit, filed at the North Gauteng High Court, the president indicated his support for Gordhan's court application…
Nelson Mandela Foundation mourns the loss of musician and activist Johnny Clegg Date: 17 July 2019 From: Nelson Mandela Foundation The loss of Johnny Clegg will be felt deeply by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was a South African of extraordinary quality, someone Madiba would have called a patriot. Johnny…
The State Capture Inquiry was adjourned after Adv Muzi Sikhakhane told Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo that the former President Jacob Zuma has been "brought here under false pretences". Zuma was complaining that he was expected to remember details of what happened a long time ago More to follow:
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