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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…
The African National Congress (ANC) has send its condolences to the Watson family after he died in a car accident near OR Tambo International Airport this morning. In a statement, the ANC described Watson as a dedicated anti-apartheid activist. "Cde Gavin in particular played a significant role in providing support,…
News24 reports that Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson parked his metallic blue BMW X5 at the company's Krugersdorp office before he signed out a company Toyota Corolla for the weekend, in which he died on early hours of this morning. The controversial businessman has also called a prayer meeting of directors…
Bosasa CEO,Gavin Watson has been killed in a horrific car accident in the early hours of this morning close to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Bosasa executives have rushed to the scene of the accident on the R21 near the airport, where a Bosasa company registered Toyota Corolla was…
Sowetanlive has reported that Siphiwe Nyanda is suing former president Jacob Zuma for defamation,He wants R800 000 compensation and an apology in the application reportedly brought to the Gauteng South High Court. This follows Zuma's lengthy opening statement at the Zondo Commission at which he outlined that the were people…
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) deeply mourns the unexpected passing of one of its founding trustees, Dr. Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu. She was known variously as a committed feminist activist, as a military commander, as a medical practitioner and as an extraordinary business woman and owner of Motheo Construction, the…
Image:Presidency. President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Biarritz and is accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The G7 is a forum of seven countries,France,Germany,Italy,Japan,US,the United Kingdom and Canada and its leaders meet annually to discuss important…
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has officially elected Velenkosini Hlabisa as the new party leader. He is currently the leader of the official opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature and takes over from Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who founded the party and led it for over 44 years. Hlabisa's term will run…
Image:Forbes Africa. Dr Thandi Ndlovu has died following a horrific car crash earlier today,while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg in the North West. According to the reports,She was rushed to hospital,but unfortunately it was too late. Ndlovu established Motheo Construction in 1999. The company acquired…
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is set to choose a successor to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who has led the party since its formation in 1975. And it has been reported that Velenkosini Hlabisa is poised to take over as leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party this weekend as the IFP…
European leaders have threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rain-forest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis. Amid a global concern and condemnation, Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, in an address to the…
I’m not surprised by @Julius_S_Malema revelations regarding @Derek_Hanekom. It is part of the plan I mentioned at the Zondo Commission. @Derek_Hanekom is a known enemy agent. — Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) 25 July 2019 Judgment has been reserved in the matter between ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom…
On the 21st of August 2019, the Equality Court ruled that gratuitous displays of the Apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (‘The Equality Act’). The application was brought by the Nelson Mandela Foundation…
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, together with the Minister of Communication and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that SuperSport have agreed on commercial terms with the SABC, which allows it to broadcast PSL matches on television. The SABC was refused broadcast rights by SuperSport after it…
The protesting students of University of Fort Hare were caught on camera chasing down a cow, moments before butchering it. The university reported that two cows were killed after students hacked off chunks of meat while the animals were still alive. The incident took place during the ongoing violent protests.…
The Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has revealed a letter that says the ANC has received R3 million from Bosasa and President Cyril Ramaphosa said he wanted to see the letter. He then handed a copy of the letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament, asking him what the Treasurer…
The current KZN MEC for Transport, Safety and Community Liaison,Mxolisi Kaunda has been appointed mayor of the eThekwini Municipality and Belinda Scott, the current MEC for finance in the province, will be the deputy mayor. He will replace the ousted mayor Zandile Gumede, who was relieved of her duties last…
The ANC withdraws its motion of no confidence against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and said they will table it again at the next Council sitting. They wanted to remove Mashaba saying the city is in a poor financial state. ANC Greater Johannesburg regional chairperson Geoff Makhubo,said the City of Joburg…
Image:Times. EFF leader Julius Malema has asked the Constitutional Court to give guidance about the recent interim interdict applications against public protector's remedial action. Urgent guidance is needed from the Constitutional Court on the right way to handle urgent interim interdict applications against the public protector, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)…
Nomgcobo Jiba went to court to file an urgent interdict to stop Parliament from going ahead with the process of either endorsing or rejecting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to fire her. As a result,speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and the parties involved in the urgent interdict of Parliament’s…
The Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said the court ruling that suspended her order that President Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan over the SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit” will “create unbearable conditions” for the functioning of her office and she wants the Constitutional…
The 1928 Flag of South Africa has came to globally represent a symbol of white supremacy, exclusion and hatred and is considered by most South Africans as a source of trauma and terror. The Nelson Mandela Foundation applied to the Equality Court for gratuitous displays of the flag to be…
The Equality Court has ruled that the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. Courtesy of Sabcnews. The complaint was lodged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the controversial arms deal. Corruption Watch and the Right2Know brought an application to review and set aside the findings of the controversial commission, headed by Judge Willie Seriti, which both organisations argued misled…
Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile said that nine out of 11 municipalities in the province were at risk of degenerating to a dysfunctional level. The MEC cited the Auditor-General's report on municipalities which showed regression and He has since established a committee to investigate these problems. He further said…
A man was killed by a lions at the Dinokeng Game Reserve, north of Pretoria. Early reports indicated that the victim was the owner of the lions. According to Best Care emergency service spokesperson Xander Loubser, three lions were shot and killed after the fatal attack. “We received a call…
Today marked one-year anniversary of the public hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The commission was established following then public protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendations that President Jacob Zuma should establish the commission and the Chief Justice appointing its chair. She wanted the commission to be chaired…
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled this morning that state-owned arms utility Denel must urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from employees salaries. The High Court made the ruling after trade union Solidarity brought an urgent application to compel Denel to make the payments. Denel has…
Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron has retired after 25 years as a judge. Cameron, who is openly gay and was one of the first public figures to disclose his HIV status, first graced the bench as an acting judge on 20 August 1994 until December of the same year. The…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. The legislation is perhaps known for its proposed introduction of a demerit system for drivers, and it is expected to fundamentally change driving in the country. Some of the biggest changes include: Depending…
Commissar Tebogo Mokwele has resigned after confessing to having received money from President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2017 ANC presidential campaign following a bereavement. “I have decided to save the organisation the painful time to subject me to a disciplinary process,"She said in her statement. Read the full statement below: EFF confirmed…
Deputy minister of state security Zizi Kodwa has confirmed receiving R50,000 from a bank account linked to President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign. He said he didn’t have to explain why Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign paid him R50,000 almost two years after the governing party’s Nasrec conference. City Press reported yesterday…
President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled back in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday to reply to oral questions from Members of the house,which arguably it will be a tough week for him,given the revelation of details of his CR17 presidential campaign. EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele received money from President Cyril…
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has send his condolences to the families of the N1 crash victims,which claimed the lives of ten people. It is believed that the crash took place when the taxi driver lost control of the minibus taxi and hit the concrete barrier on the highway. According…
Image:Reuters. A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. The explosion took place on Saturday evening in an area in the west of the city mostly populated by Shia Muslims and women and children were among the…
Image:AFP. Earlier today,Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government. The landmark agreement signed today in the capital Khartoum came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of longtime leader…
Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, protesters who had already gathered in the city were violently dispersed by police and several were hurt. The opposition said the ban exposed the "fascist"…
As South Africa reflects on the Marikana massacre that claimed the lives of 34 mineworkers seven years ago,President Cyril Ramaphosa's tweet on the commemoration of Marikana, was met with mixed reactions. The Marikana tragedy stands out as the darkest moment in the life of our young democracy. Today we remember…
Today marks seven years since 34 mineworkers were shot dead during a protest demanding better wages and working conditions at then Lonmin Platinum's Marikana operations. "Despite having dockets since 2017, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has failed to prosecute anyone for the deaths on 16 August 2012." The Farlam Commission…
The High Court in Pretoria ruled that the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was personally liable for a fraction of costs in the case relating to her report on the Estina dairy farm project. She was ordered to pay 7.5% of the costs of the DA and 7.5% of the costs…
Gauteng MEC for Safety Faith Mazibuko has condemned the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto. Mazibuko has called for calm in the aftermath of the conflict. Last night residents from several parts of Soweto, including Dobsonville, Zola and Orlando looted shops owned by foreign nationals. Police have confirmed that seven…
Foreign-owned shops in Soweto were under siege last night as residents went on a looting spree in about six townships. Townships that have been affected so far are said to be Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele has confirmed the incidents and said …
Image: Sabcnews. The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, has strongly condemned inappropriate tweets and images distributed by the Department of Basic Education’s spokesperson. She said the tweets objectify women in a campaign that is meant to encourage learners to read in order to lead.…
The Public Protector has filed record of documents that led to the adverse report against President Cyril Ramaphosa's over his ANC presidential campaign. Ramaphosa's lawyers questioned the legality of how documents including the bank statements and emails were obtained. Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba then wrote to the lawyers of…
ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini has issued a threat to the ruling party, warning that women may break away if the ANC continues to purge female leaders. She was speaking in Parktown where the ANCWL was holding a conversation with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the progress on the socioeconomic…
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that Zandile Gumede has been removed as eThekwini mayor. Gumede has been implicated in a report compiled on the state of the 11 municipalities including eThekwini. The report cited infighting, rampant corruption and a complete collapse of service delivery. She is facing fraud and…
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is set to announce its decision on the fate of Mayor Zandile Gumede after a two-day provincial executive committee meeting in Durban. According to the sources,the PEC used a damning report compiled by the Kwazulu-Natal Cogta Department after a comprehensive assessment of all…
Residents at the Stellenbosch University campus were given alternative accommodation for the night after a fire broke out in the residence around 19:00 last night. The fire in the residence for women at the Stellenbosch University campus was brought under control by 20:30, and all residents were brought to safety.…
Axed NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba has applied to cross-examine Angelo Agrizzi at the commission of inquiry into state capture. Agrizzi detailed how Jiba,Mrwebi and Jackie Lephinka, who was Jiba's assistant, would be paid as they were handling the investigation involving Bosasa and the correctional service department. He further said in…
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has declared three days of national mourning for victims of the fuel tanker explosion on Saturday. A press statement issued on Sunday said that during the three days of mourning, all national flags will be hoisted at half-mast. "President Dr John Pombe Magufuli has declared…
The ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom is suing former president Jacob Zuma for half a million rand following a tweet declaring that he was a “known enemy agent” Former president added his former minister, Derek Hanekom, to his list of spies, tweeting that Hanekom "is a known…
SABC says its acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Group Executive for Technology, Craig Van Rooyen has resigned. The public broadcaster said in a statement that Van Rooyen has quit for personal and family reasons. Van Rooyen said “My decision to leave the SABC is one of the most difficult…
Image: Reuters. It is the fourth consecutive day that thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the airport and it is the biggest disruption to the territory since protests began in early June. Hong Kong international airport is one of the busiest in the world and officials said the demonstration "seriously…
The Trek4Mandela team landed safe at the OR Tambo International Airport last night after a success summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The group of 17 climbers which included the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela,made the summit as part of the Trek4Mandela initiative. Professor Madonsela said that the experience was…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been granted an interdict to suspend remedial action related to a report on his ANC election funding. The application was not opposed by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The public protector has since released the report, which found that the president "deliberately misled parliament“ when he…
According to campaign records seen by the Sunday Independent, including emails and financial statements, the beneficiaries of the R1billion campaign funds included ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Enoch Godongwana, Ramaphosa’s adviser Marion Sparg, Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya, former Free State…
The Presidency said they believe that the confidential banking information of the contributors to the CR17 presidential campaign was illegally obtained by the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. "The selective circulation of this banking information is clearly intended to cast aspersions on the President, and follows the recent report of the…
Former South African Revenue Service (SARS) executive Johann van Loggerenberg has revealed that he had received a personal apology from former Sunday Times senior journalist Malcolm Rees over how he had reported on five years ago. In his apology, related to the infamous rogue unit Sunday Times report in 2014,…
Sixty people died while 70 were seriously injured in Morogoro town, Tanzania, this morning when a fuel tanker burst into flames. Reports indicated that the victims included motorcyclists who rushed to the scene in Msamvu to collect leaking fuel after the vehicle overturned. Others were food vendors along Dar es…
The successful political dialogue between the government and Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), culminating in the signing of an agreement on cessation of military hostilities, is a major development in the quest for ‘African solutions for African problems Signed by President Filipe Nyusi of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) led government…
This year marks the 63th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March against the pass laws, as well as 25 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa. 2019 also marks 65 years since the founding conference of the Federation of South African Women, which adopted the 1954 Women’s Charter. The…
Axed NPA Boss Nomgcobo Jiba has approached the Western Cape High Court, challenging Justice Yvonne Mokgoro's report which found she was unfit for office. In the notice of motion filed in court, Jiba is asking the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP)…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has welcomed the National Health Insurance(NHI) Bill, tabled by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize. Under the NHI, government will provide a package of comprehensive health services for free at private and public health facilities, as part of…
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that President Cyril Ramaphosa has complied with the remedial action of the Public Protector Busisiswe Mkhwebane's report in the matter of Ivan's Pillay pension pay out. Ramaphosa secured an interdict from the court, meaning he does not have to implement disciplinary action against…
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation confirmed today that they are investigating Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The probe relates to criminal charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice. The charges were laid by anti-corruption group Accountability Now. Courtesy of ENCA. The criminal charges arose out of the Constitutional…
The Constitutional Court has dismissed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's leave to appeal against the high court decision which ruled that he must pay back part of the R30m pension he received from the power utility. The high court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) both ruled that the…
Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she will not be opposing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s application for an urgent interim interdict on her Bosasa report due to be heard on Monday. Mkhwebane’s decision follows a letter from national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi to Mkhwebane asking whether there had…
The ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) has announced that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede's special leave will be extended for the second time as a decision on her future has still not been made. The party's provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli told a media briefing in Durban that the time they…
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 95, has been in a Singapore hospital for the past three months and his condition "is remarkably stable for his age," the country's president said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a statement released yesterday, did not disclose what Mugabe is being treated for but confirmed that…
The SABC released the findings of its year-long investigation into allegations of editorial interference. The findings implicate a number of high-ranking staff members and government officials and the SABC says it will take disciplinary action against those who have been implicated. Joe Tlholoe, veteran journalist and former chairperson of the…
Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko says that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not commit any crime and was, and is, under no obligation to declare the donors to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign. Diko was responding to a weekend report by News 24 that revealed leaked emails from the CR17 campaign which…
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she was not going anywhere and the damning court rulings against her were not sufficient grounds for Parliament to remove her. Mkhwebane spoke to Eyewitness News in a wide-ranging interview. Parliament’s justice committee was preparing to process a request by the Democratic Alliance to…
The SACP has called on all sectors of society, regardless of their political affiliation, to stand up to state capture and corruption. "All South Africans who hate state capture and corruption: let's come together and say enough is enough," said the party's secretary general Blade Nzimande at its 98th anniversary…
A light plane crashed in western Tanzania yesterday, killing two South Africans, the officials said. The plane with registration ZU-TAF-19 is a four-seater Sling plane from South Africa, according to Tanzanian officials. “The pilot and passenger, both South African citizens, were killed in the plane crash that occurred shortly after…
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reportedly taken a swipe at a personal cost order issued against her by the Constitutional Court last month. The Sunday Times reported that Mkhwebane said she should be guaranteed decisional independence like judges of the courts. “The judges are guaranteed decisional independence, which means…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has denounced the worrying acts of lawlessness in both the Cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg respectively. The rule of law is the central pillar of any democracy and the committee is steadfast in its view that the South African…
The African National Congress(ANC) provincial executive committee in the Western Cape has been disbanded. The Western Cape ANC has endured a rocky two years, with the party’s top brass having to be called in on two occasions to resolve public infighting that played out ahead of the party’s 2017 Nasrec…
China’s foreign ministry pushed back against President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat,reportedly saying the world’s largest economy should give up its illusions, shoulder some responsibility and come back to the right track on resolving the trade war. China’s spokesperson at the foreign ministry, Hua Chunying, said at a daily press…
The four-day unprotected strike in the City of Tshwane is now over. The city and municipal unions Samwu and Matu have finally reached an agreement. Samwu’s regional secretary Mpho Tladinyane said the City has agreed to reverse the 18% wage increase and the parties will also start a six months…
The South African Post Office has announced that its Group CEO Mark Barnes has resigned. In a statement,Post Office board member Charles Nwaila said, "Barnes tendered his resignation citing differences on the future strategy in relation to the structure of the South African Post Office group, in particular, the location…
Ethiopia broke a world record by planting more than 353 million trees in 12 hours. The burst of tree planting was part of a wider reforestation campaign named “Green Legacy,” spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Millions of Ethiopians across the country were invited to take part in the challenge…
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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