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Tshwane special council meeting ended before it started earlier today as the sitting couldn't form a qourum due to ANC and EFF members not attending. However, the meeting was postponed without dealing with any business of the day after only 93 of the 214 councillors attended the sitting. There was…
Image:@AdvDali_Mpofu Former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee has resigned from his role as a member of Parliament. Gardee was not voted back as the party SG at their national elective conference, but He was appointed the EFF’s head of international relations where he will be in charge of growing the movement…
The high court in Pretoria has dismissed Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow's application for leave to appeal against his sentence. Judge Mokhine Mosopa handed down his judgment this morning, finding that there are no reasonable prospects of success in an appeal He subsequently dismissed Ninow’s application. Ninow approached the High Court…
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are back in court. Today's judgment will be handed down in the case brought by Ramaphosa for a judicial review of Mkhwebane’s report on the funding of his 2017 ANC presidential election campaign. He applied to the high court in Pretoria to…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced earlier that four more people had tested positive for the coronavirus. This brings the number to seven of infected people in the country. The minister was speaking at an inter-ministerial briefing on the coronavirus where he announced that the four new infections were part…
The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced that they will begin consultations with employees under Section 189 and 189A of the Labour Relations Act. Notices of the consultation were issued to all the recognised unions in SAA for employees and management, and the BRPs have been…
The inter-ministerial committee dealing with coronavirus cases in South Africa is providing an update on the situation in South Africa. Watch Live: The Briefing on Coronavirus cases in South Africa: Courtesy of SABC.
The Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, briefed the media on the developments in the education sector. Motshekga said that the department is going ahead with the implementation of entrepreneurship and employability education. The entrepreneurship education should be implemented by 2024. "This intervention cultivates entrepreneurial minds and entrepreneurship among learners. Learners…
The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that Grayston Preparatory School in Sandown has been closed,as one of their teachers goes into isolation as a precautionary measure against coronavirus. Reports indicate that one of its teachers allegedly had been in contact with the group of people who had recently traveled…
The Egyptian Ministry of Health have confirmed the death of a German tourist who tested positive for coronavirus, the infectious disease on March 6. Egyptian authorities said in a statement that the dead patient (60 years old) arrived in Hurghada port city on Friday coming from Luxor, he showed alarming…
Image@ChrisMaroleng. Former SABC chief operating officer Chris Maroleng is taking the public broadcaster to court for unfair dismissal. Maroleng wants the disciplinary action against him set aside and be paid for the rest of his contract which amounts to R16 million. This is according to a report in the City…
Eskom says the likelihood remains high that it may have to implement load-shedding at short notice on Sunday due to an increase in unplanned breakdowns. “The system is currently constrained, unpredictable and vulnerable. We are replenishing the emergency reserves in order to be in a better position to meet demand…
Countries around the world will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. The day not only recognizes the achievements made by women, but also brings awareness to the obstacles that still stand in their way. Although the day wasn't officially recognized until 1977 by the United Nations, the history…
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the latest discovery of the coronavirus. The new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. CAF is following with great attention the evolution of the situation of this pandemic affecting our continent. Eight (8) major African…
The wife of SA's first novel coronavirus patient has been diagnosed with Covid-19. This brings to three the number of South Africans diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. "This morning we have received results of the direct contact of the first patient, his wife. She had also travelled with him to…
Minister of health Dr Zwelini Mkhize has confirmed a second case of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in South Africa. The 39-year-old lady from Gauteng was in direct contact with the first case from KwaZulu-Natal. She was part of the group of 10 that had travelled to Italy. The Department of Health…
Engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has denied its tender contributed to the City of Tshwane being placed under administration. According to City Press, some of the reasons cited by Premier David Makhura was the flagrant disregard for the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), especially those regarding procurement processes that…
More than 100,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease globally, according to Johns Hopkins Univeristy - with at least 3,015 deaths in China and 267 fatalities in other parts of the globe, most of them in Italy and Iran. At least 1,200 of the new infections are in…
Jacob Zuma has given consent that he is happy for his confidential tax records to be handed over to the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. In a sworn statement filed hours before Mkhwebane was set to face off with Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter in court, Zuma has also confirmed he will…
Ambassador of China to South Africa, Lin Songtian, is currently briefing media at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria. The Chinese government believes that due to the effective prevention and control efforts implemented across China, the COVID-19 epidemic has generally been brought under control. However, there is also a surge in…
With all votes counted, Israel's election results indicate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud is the largest party – but the right-wing bloc has failed to secure a 61-seat majority to form a government. Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan party trails behind the Likud by several seats. The Central Election Committee released…
In light of the increasing concern related to the evolving coronavirus outbreak, it is important that athletes and officials that are preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games stay informed and understand how to best protect themselves from illness. This update is informed by information collated from the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded swift action taken by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in dealing with the country's first case of Covid-19. Ramaphosa addressed the media after arriving at the Waterkloof Airforce Base. He said that government will keep providing South Africans with updates and they will…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed in a statement that South Africa's first suspected case of Covid-19,known as coronavirus has tested positive. While it was not clear at which port of entry the patient landed, Mkhize said that a tracer team has been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal. The man is…
The ANC address the media after the City of Tshwane was placed under administration. Gauteng Premier David Makhura dissolved the municipality and placed it under administration. Watch Live: ANC in Tshwane briefs the media. Courtesy of ENCA.
A forensic report into the death of Parktown Boys’ High School pupil Enock Mpianzi was released by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi in Johannesburg. The report found that the Nyati Bush and River Breakaway in Brits, North West and the headmaster and five educators from Parktown Boys High School were…
City of Tshwane has been placed under administration by the provincial government after failed attempts to hold council meetings. Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced the decision this morning during a media briefing in Johannesburg. The Gauteng Executive Council said an administrator will be appointed to run the municipality in the…
The two South Africans working on a Japanese cruise ship who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) are in the clear after undergoing treatment. On February 25, the government was alerted by the Japanese authorities that there were 12 South African crew members working on the cruise ship when it…
EFF leader Julius Malema has, through their legal representatives, reached a settlement with ANC MP Boy Mamabolo at the Polokwane High Court. The court ordered Mamabolo to apologise to Malema and his wife Mantoa,and send proof to the EFF leader’s legal representatives within 24 hours and to refrain from making…
Members of the media have been asked to step outside as the MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi addresses parents in private, into the report of Parktown Boys High learner, Enock Mpianzi. Enock Mpianzi Forenstic Report: Media not allowed. Courtesy of SABC.
The Gauteng Department of Education will release a forensic report into the drowning of Parktown Boys High School’s Enock Mpianzi. Mpianzi, 13, drowned during a Grade 8 school camp at the Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge in January,He had been participating on a water activity when their makeshift raft…
Cosatu present its proposals for an Eskom Social Compact to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises. The trade union wants government workers and private pension funds to bail out Eskom. The labour federation also said the Public Investment Corporation could fork out R250-billion to save the ailing power utility but…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is currently briefing the Portfolio Committee on Health on the coronavirus. Mkhize is providing a status update and his department's readiness to the outbreak of the virus. Courtesy of ENCA.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the news that the country’s economy has slipped into recession did not come as a shock. Ramaphosa spoke at a meeting with the South African National Editor’s Forum (Sanef) in Cape Town earlier today. Stats SA revealed that the economy contracted by 1.4% in the…
The Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions Rodney de Kock has been seconded to the national office as acting deputy national director of public prosecutions, NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke confirmed. Makeke said De Kock has already started his duties as acting deputy national director, responsible for national prosecuting services, the…
A women-led company founded to give schoolgirls access to affordable sanitary wear has grown into a scalable social enterprise that aims to positively impact the lives of women and girls throughout the African continent. Nandi Pads was founded out of disbelief and anger that South African girls are missing school…
Image:AFP. Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported, as Italy battles Europe's worst outbreak. Francis cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy this weekend, after axing all public meetings at the end of last week…
South Africa’s gross domestic product contracted 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a revised 0.8% contraction in the third quarter, according to the data from Statistics South Africa. GDP shrank 0.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter after a 0.1% expansion in the previous quarter. The economy expanded 0.2%…
Image Supplied. President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a high level investigation into the horror bus crash in the Eastern Cape that claimed the lives of 25 people. The bus carrying passengers between Butterworth and Centane in the Eastern Cape lost control on a gravel road and plunged 200 metres…
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that “focused discussions” would be needed between the government and trade unions on ways to slow the rate at which public sector wages are growing. Ramaphosa used a weekly newsletter to the nation to back up Finance Minister Tito Mboweni budget speech. “Our approach is not…
The DA Johannesburg Regional Chairperson and Caucus leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Johannesburg Funzela Ngobeni has resigned from the party to join Herman Mashaba’s movement, The People's Dialogue. In his resignation letter, Ngobeni said while was proud to have served in the DA it was important for him…
Eskom announced that there is no load shedding expected for Monday and the probability of load shedding remains low for the rest of the week. The power utility said that they were utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply as there had more unplanned breakdowns during the day. "Additional generation…
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) believe that ANC MP Boy Mamabolo has failed to show remorse for the claims of abuse made against Julius Malema. The EFF leader and his wife Mantoa are dragging Mamabolo to court after he claimed Malema abused her during the recent State of the Nation…
The inter-ministerial committee dealing with the repatriation and quarantine of South African citizens from Wuhan in China is providing details this morning of the planned mission to bring them home. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday night that the government was planning to repatriate South African citizens from the Chinese…
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. |Getty Images. Former US Vice President Joe Biden scored a convincing victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary, riding a wave of African American support and ending the winning streak of Vermont senator and rival Bernie Sanders. The victory came at a crucial moment in Biden's…
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. |Getty Images. Joe Biden was not arrested in South Africa while trying to see Nelson Mandela, his campaign has conceded. The US presidential contender had repeatedly said he was arrested during a trip in the 1970s, when South Africa was under apartheid. But a deputy…
The SAPS and law enforcement agencies says they are ready for the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB stadium, as well as the Ultra music festival at the nearby Nasrec Expo Centre. According to the police's Mavela Masondo, the SAPS has put security measures in place…
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has urged motorists to avoid several roads in Sandton. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said there was heavy traffic in Sandton and advised motorists to stay away from Grayston Drive, Rivonia Road and Witkoppen Road until 15:00. Protesters are heading to Megawatt Park,Sunninghill to hand…
Exxaro, one South Africa’s largest black-empowered mining companies, today completed the second phase of the Bonginhlanhla Primary School Infrastructure Project, in a ceremonious handover to the Mpumalanga Department of Education and the community of Kriel. What began as a public-private partnership between Exxaro, Seriti-Kriel Colliery and Eskom, has since turned…
Convicted racist Adam Catzavelos has been fined R50 000 or two years imprisonment, both wholly suspended for five years, for using the k-word in a video while on holiday in Greece. He pleaded guilty to crimen injuria last year after using the k-word in a viral video clip. In August…
Two South African citizens working on a Japanese cruise ship have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, known as the coronavirus, the health ministry said. "The South African government has been made aware by Japanese authorities through the South African embassy in Tokyo that there were 12 South African crew…
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have labelled Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2020 budget "provocative" and his plans to curb the civil service wage bill an unwarranted attack on workers. The union held a media briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday, following its three-day central executive committee meeting. "Cosatu…
President Cyril Ramaphosa orders repatriation of South African citizens trapped in coronavirus-stricken Wuhan. The Presidency said in a statement that more than 100 South Africans, living in the Chinese city of Wuhan, will be repatriated back to South Africa. "Cabinet has decided on this course of action after due consideration…
Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile is looking at alternative options to restore stability in the embattled City of Tshwane. Maile said he was looking at options, within the appropriate legal framework, which could be implemented. He was responding to events earlier today when councillors again…
Image Supplied: A missing grade 8 pupil from Lantern School, who went missing on Monday, has been found, according to the Gauteng Department of Education. She was found in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg. The Department of Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona said pupils spotted her walking in Roodepoort on Wednesday. “The…
Image: Ayanda Dlodlo - South African Government. Cell phones belonging to Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo and her deputy Zizi Kodwa have been cloned, the department said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Mava Scott said the phones were cloned and the matter has been reported to the police for further investigation.…
Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been buried in Cairo with a full military funeral, following his death aged 91. Mubarak’s body was transported from a mosque on…
Read the full 2020 Budget Speech by Finance Minister,Tito Titus Mboweni below: http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/National%20Budget/2020/speech/speech.pdf
Image:Supplied. Justice minister Ronald Lamola have tabled a report before parliament to provisionally suspend Pretoria chief magistrate Desmond Nair following two charges of misconduct. The report was tabled in terms of 13(3)(b) of the Magistrates Act, pending the outcome of an investigation into his fitness to hold office as a…
Former SAA Chairperson, Dudu Myeni's cross-examination continues today. It's expected to focus on the R1.5-billion Emirates deal. Outa and the SAA Pilots' Association want the court to declare Myeni a delinquent director. Watch: Testimony about SAA operations. Courtesy of ENCA.
Lindokuhle Masuku was kidnapped while waiting outside his school. (Image Supplied) The Queens High pupil,Lindokuhle Masuku who was reported missing has been found at Maponya Mall. "This is to inform that the Queens High learner was found at Maponya Mall today, circumstances are still not clear. More information will be…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be delivering his Budget Speech on Wednesday at 14:00. The National Budget Speech 2020 is the government’s spending plan for the coming financial year. Mboweni is responsible for allocating money to the government’s different objectives and programmes which he will address in few hours time.…
A Gauteng grade 8 pupil,Lindokuhle Masuku has been kidnapped while waiting for his transport outside Queens High school in Johannesburg on Monday. According to the Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona, it was established that the teenager had been kidnapped once the father started receiving calls from people demanding a R5m…
StatsSA has released results from its 2018 thematic report on education and labour market outcomes. The report's data analysis compares three generations. 1969 -1979, 1980 - 1999 Millenial generation and the Born-free generation born from 1994. It compares gains made in educational and labour participation and attainment by the three…
The former minister of communications, Yunus Carrim has called the 2013 merger between MultiChoice and the SABC “regulatory and policy capture”. Carrim took the witness stand at the commission of inquiry into state capture chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The agreement between the SABC and MultiChoice was signed…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on traditional leaders to avoid turning to the courts to solve disputes over succession. He was addressing the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament. Ramaphosa said succession battles continue to demean the institution of traditional leadership. “The institution of traditional leadership…
Image:Gautenggov. In the near future, Gauteng public transport users will be able to use a single ticketing system for all modes of public transport across the province. This is part of transport plans announced by Premier David Makhura during the State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Tuesday, 25 February…
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has ordered all formal Wholesalers, Retailer and informal Traders to remove and stop selling the 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce and 400g Pilchards in Chili Sauce with immediate effect. This follows the outcome of the investigation which the organisation conducted that revealed a deficiency…
Image: Skynews. Harvey Weinstein, who long reigned as one of the most influential producers in Hollywood, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes. But the jury acquitted Weinstein of the two most serious charges against him, predatory sexual assault. Dozens of women had come forward with similar allegations against…
The total number of people living with HIV in South Africa increased to 7.97 million in 2019 AFP/File. A South African inquiry into the forced sterilisation of dozens of HIV-positive pregnant women said that their rights had been breached and called for government action. The investigation was launched in 2015,…
The Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture has been given until the end of March next year to complete its work. Judge Wendy Hughes of the Gauteng High Court, sitting in Pretoria, granted the commission its final extension earlier today, citing that "further extensions would not be warranted".…
Lesotho PM Tom Thabane (foreground) appears in the Maseru magistrates court accompanied by his wife Lesotho First Lady Maesiah Thabane Picture:EWN. Lawyers for Lesotho's prime minister have told a court that he cannot be charged over the murder of his estranged wife because his position makes him immune from prosecution.…
The EFF has slammed the warrant of arrest that has been issued for its leader Julius Malema as being "opportunistic", claiming it was part of an agreement "in the interests of the court and taxpayers. He was facing five charges, including the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, discharging…
Eskom says lights should remain on across the country at the start of this week. The power utility said that additional generation units are expected to return to service later in the day. "This will further increase generation capacity and help us avoid load shedding. Emergency reserves are at adequate…
Image:EFF Twitter. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has disputed the reports that its party leader in Gauteng, Mandisa Mashego has resigned. Sunday World has reported that she had resigned from her provincial chair position on Monday and as caucus leader in the provincial legislature and as a member of the…
Eskom has announced that there will be no loadshedding today. The power utility said in a statement early on Sunday that there would be no rotational loadshedding but the possibility remains if there are any shifts in the system. The rotational power cuts were meant to resume from this hour,…
Former president Jacob Zuma is back in the country,following a trip to Cuba to receive medical care for an undisclosed illness. He was met at the airport by a group of supporters, mainly from the Radical Economic Transformation (RET), President Zuma Support Group. Zuma missed his Kwazulu-Natal High Court appearance…
Eskom will pause load shedding at 17:00 today because of improved performance by its electricity generating units. "Two units have successfully returned to service earlier than expected this morning and the pumped-storage schemes have recovered adequately, setting us on a good course to full recovery by Monday morning," said Eskom…
Thursday evening saw the launch of MANDELA, My Life: The Official Exhibition, at Pappas on the Square,Nelson Mandela Square, in Sandton, Johannesburg. Freshly installed at its Sandton venue as part of the commemorations of the 30th anniversary of Madiba's release from prison, and after having opened at the Melbourne Museum…
Joseph Shabalala who founded the singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1960 at the tender age of 18, is being laid to rest in his hometown of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. Shabalala died on 11 February in a Pretoria hospital after a long illness. He was 78. The legend is being…
The North Gauteng high court has set aside a controversial R3.7bn coal supply contract between Gupta-linked mining company Tegeta and Eskom, the Justice department said on Friday. Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola said in a statement that Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head advocate Andy Mothibi had informed him…
EFF leader Julius Malema (left) and his wife Mantoa Matlala-Malema (right) at his grandmother's funeral on 11 May 2019. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/Twitter. Mantwa Matlala-Malema has accepted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s apology after ANC MP Boy Mamabolo falsely accused the EFF leader of abusing his wife. In a statement,Mantwa said though she accepted…
The corruption case against the ANC MP Bongani Bongo has been transferred to the Western Cape High Court for a pretrial on April 17. Bongo briefly appeared at the Cape Town magistrate's court today, Magistrate Louis Jacobus Human extended his bail and confirmed that Bongo and his legal team had…
A 14 -year-old learner has been stabbed to death by another learner. The Gauteng Education MEC,Panyaza Lesufi, announced the untimely death of a 14 -year- old boy -learner from Freedom Park Secondary School. It is alleged that the boy was stabbed by another learner, on Thursday, 20 February 2020, after…
EFF leader Julius Malema has apologised to President Cyril Ramaphosa for claiming during the SONA debate that he had abused his late wife. In a statement released this evening Malema said he had wanted to offer the apology in parliament but he was "drowned out" and had his mic switched…
Mo Shaik, former State Security Agency chief, ahead of testifying at the Zondo commission of inquiry in Johannesburg. Picture: Sowetan/Antonio Muchave. Mo Shaik said his resignation as a special advisor to Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is simply a "technical" move, He told Joanne Josephs of 702,during…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has postponed the release of the forensic report into the death of Parktown Boys’ High School pupil Enock Mpianzi. Mpianzi died in January while on a grade 8 orientation camp at Nyati Bush Lodge in January in Brits. The report, which was compiled by Harris…
Image - The Herald: Tom Thabane with current wife Maesaiah Thabane. Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said earlier. “It has been agreed with his…
President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to the debate on his State of the Nation Address following two days of pressure from opposition parties debating his speech in the National Assembly. Watch Live: Via Parliament TV. Courtesy of Parliament.
Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni is expected to tell her side of the story in the delinquency case against her. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse and the South African Airways Pilots Association want the court to declare her a delinquent director. They accuse Myeni of plunging the national carrier into…
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture resumed and an unidentified witness, known only as 'Mr X' will take the stand once again. On Wednesday, the commission heard from SAA evaluator Nokunqoba Dlamini. She said that executives were vetted by security because of the sensitive classified information they were exposed…
Eskom has announced that Stage 2 rotational load shedding will be implemented from 9 am on Thursday until 6 am on Saturday, with a high probability that load shedding will continue over the weekend. In a statement this morning it said that Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented due…
The first day of the State of the Nation Address debate was overshadowed by claims of gender-based violence levelled at two prominent leaders: the President and the leader of the third biggest party (EFF) in the country. The debate degenerated into chaotic scenes when EFF leader Julius Malema left the…
Members of Parliament (MPs) are debating President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly chamber this afternoon. Joint sittings of the two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces, is debating the address delivered by Ramaphosa on Thursday. Watch Live: MPs debate…
An exciting partnership paves a way for young South African scholars to study on the Continent. Through its groundbreaking strategic partnership brokered with the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust in June 2017, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) has initiated a Call for applications for South African students who wish…
Image: Wits.ac.za University of Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Professor Adam Habib has announced his resignation from the university after seven years. Habib will vacate his role at Wits at the end of December. He said: “This is a really difficult message for me to communicate. Wits has always been more than a…
The minister of labour, Thulas Nxesi, has gazetted South Africa’s new minimum wage which will take effect from 1 March 2020. The gazette states that the new national minimum wage is R20.76 – an increase of 3.8%. The unions argued that the level of R20 per hour was settled at…
Image:AFP. The Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation,Sello Hatang, welcomes the retraction of statements made by the FW De Klerk Foundation regarding comments made by former President De Klerk where he disagreed that Apartheid was a crime against humanity. "We believe that this kind of statement(the retraction and the…
@HelenZille. Democratic Alliance (DA) federal council chairperson Helen Zille has ditched her controversial Twitter account. Zille took to her account yesterday to announce she would be closing her current account after the "grotesque treatment" of her granddaughter over the weekend. This comes after Zille posted a picture of her granddaughter…
The Springboks have won the prestigious World Team of the Year award at the 2020 Laureus Awards in Berlin. The 2019 Rugby World Cup world champions were up against tough competition for the award, including Jurgen Klopp's Champions League-winning Liverpool side, the USA women's football team who won the women's…
The High Court in Cape Town ordered refugees to abide by municipal by-laws on Monday. The city approached the court after the refugees refused to leave the Central Methodist Church and the surrounding areas, demanding to be moved and resettled to other countries in the wake of xenophobic attacks. The…
Image:AFP. The FW de Klerk Foundation has withdrawn its statement made on 14 February during which the former president said he didn’t believe apartheid was a crime against humanity. The foundation said it agreed with the Desmond Tutu Foundation in that it was “not the time to quibble about the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special official funeral category two in honour of Joseph Shabalala, the founder of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the presidency said. Shabalala died at the age of 78. The special official funeral category two entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service.…
Two school children died in a taxi accident in Olifantsfontein on the East Rand this morning. Spokesperson for the Gauteng Department of Education, Steve Mabona, said the taxi was transporting learners. Mabona said close to 21 learners were in the taxi and 16 were taken to Tembisa Hospital. The details…
Image:AFP. The ANC has condemned statements made by former President FW de Klerk about apartheid. It's called them a 'blatant whitewash'. De Klerk caused an uproar when he said in an interview that apartheid was not a crime against humanity. The full interview is on SABC Online. [MUST WATCH]: This…
Former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed an urgent court application to prevent Old Mutual from appointing a permanent CEO. The matter is set to be heard on March 10. In a statement issued on Sunday evening, Old Mutual said it had received the urgent application by Moyo to…
China has announced a drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak for a third consecutive day. On Sunday, authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases spiked earlier in the week after a change in the way they were counted but have been falling ever…
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 09:00 on Sunday,after four generating units have returned to service. The power utility had previously warned that Stage 3 load shedding would be implemented up until Monday, due to a shortage of capacity. As of 06:20 on Sunday, unplanned outages or breakdowns…
EFF leader Julius Malema believes that former president Jacob Zuma is too old to go to jail. Malema has said that jailing Zuma would serve no purpose and suggested that alternative ways of punishing the former president should be sought if he was found guilty. The Pietermaritzburg High Court recently…
The FW De Klerk Foundation has lambasted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema's attack saying former President and Nobel Peace Laureate, and his wife Elita had to endure wave after wave of vitriolic attacks by Julius Malema and EFF members of Parliament, clad in their trademark red boiler suits.…
The labour court has dismissed an application by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) to stop looming retrenchments at South African Airways (SAA). Judge Graham Moshoana said there were procedures in Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act dealing with retrenchments…
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is one of the country’s most important evenings. It is the evening where the President informs South Africa on the plans government will put in place to deal with the most pressing issues. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) disrupted the evening, and proceedings…
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has suspended the House ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address due to the disruptions by the Economic Freedom Fighters. She said that she would ring the bell to inform Members of Parliament when they would reconvene. EFF leader Julius Malema had…
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address on Thursday. The president will have to inspire confidence in South Africans but to achieve that, he will have to address critical issues in his address. “The address builds on the success of the recent free and fair…
Eskom has offered certain managers voluntary cash separation packages (VSPs) in a bid to implement its turnaround strategy. That's according to a leaked internal communiqué dated February 6, by Elsie Pule, group executive for human resources. “As part of the Eskom turnaround plan, in 2019, the Eskom Board granted approval…
The Judicial Conduct Committee will meet on the 21st of February to consider whether complaints involving Western Cape judge president John Hlophe and his deputy, Patricia Goliath, should be reported to the Judicial Conduct Tribunal. The JCC will consider whether it should recommend to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) that…
Parliament has confirmed that former president Jacob Zuma will be attending the State of the Nation Address(SONA) on Thursday. With the controversy of his arrest warrant still hanging in the air, it will be interesting to see if Msholozi actually pitches up Read more: https://briefly.co.za/53357-former-president-jacob-zuma-attend-sona-parliament-confirms.html With the controversy of his…
The embattled power utility,Eskom said in a statement that there will be no load shedding on Wednesday. It however warned that while there has been some improvement, load shedding could be implemented on short notice. "Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10 456 MW at 5:30m this morning." The power…
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday. Ramaphosa will have to inspire confidence in South Africans. He has a big task on his hands, especially at a time where many people are beginning to ask critical questions about the so-called "New…
Image:AFP. Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is going to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes. Bashir is accused of serious crimes in a conflict that broke out in Darfur in 2003 and led to the deaths…
Image:@therealmambazo/Twitter. Joseph Shabalala, the founder of multiple Grammy award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has died at the age of 78. The musician was best known as the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon's Graceland album. They…
The unemployment rate remained unchanged,for the fourth quarter of 2019 at 29.1% Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke released the results. Last year the unemployment rate rose to 29.1-percent, the highest in 11-years. “The results further indicate that the number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to 16,4-million and the number of…
Image:AFP. Today,February 11, 1990, was the day millions of black South Africans had been waiting decades for. Nelson Mandela walked out of Victor Verster Prison flanked by his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,his right hand raised and fist clenched. Thousands of excited supporters held back by police had lined up, all trying…
The high court in Pretoria has dismissed Eskom’s urgent application for tariff hikes of 16.6% and 16.7% over the next two years. In handing down the judgment, Judge Jody Kollapen dismissed Eskom’s request for the interim relief. “The determination of a suitable tariff requires a careful weighing and balancing of…
South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) has denied claims that it intends to privatise SABC3, Metro FM, 5FM and Good Hope FM. The public broadcaster has released a statement this morning after it was reportedly made aware of an article by Inside Politics published on 4 February 2020. Acting SABC spokesperson, Mmoni…
Image:@LindiweKwele. South African Post Office suspended its new interim CEO, Lindiwe Kwele, in December 2019. Kwele was appointed as interim CEO in August last year when former CEO Mark Barnes resigned citing differences on a forward strategy in relation to the structure of the group. She first joined the Post…
Eskom has announced that it will stop Stage 2 load-shedding at 21:00 on Sunday and implement Stage 1 from 09:00 on Monday. The power utility said this was because there had been an adequate recovery in emergency reserves. “While dam levels have recovered adequately enough to allow for a reduction…
The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic. With 89 more people dying -- most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak - the toll is now higher than the 774 killed…
Image: SABC-News. National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has extended the deadline for political parties to nominate people to serve on the panel of experts that will conduct a prima facie assessment of the DA motion to remove public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Friday's deadline has been extended to Wednesday February 12,…
Gold Reef City,SA’s most loved local entertainment spot, in association with CANSA, will be hosting Shavathons from 09h00 to 17h00 on Friday, 6 March at the Gold Reef City Casino, main entrance and on Saturday, 7 March from 09h30 to 17h00 at Gold Reef City Theme Park (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/theme-park), Town Square.…
The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Shamila Batohi has decided to withdraw charges against Ivan Pillay, Andries Janse Van Rensburg, and Johan Van Loggerenberg in the so-called SARS Rogue Unit saga. In a statement, Batohi 's office said the NDPP has informed relevant prosecutors and the lawyers representing the…
The ANC in the Free State has warned that arresting the former president Jacob Zuma would lead to instability in the country. “The courts of our country must learn that the stability of our country is very important to everybody and it is important that the decisions they make do…
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province, says the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Health authorities in the province says its screening process has not picked up any cases of the deadly outbreak from China in South Africa. Media reports last night suggested there were two suspected cases…
Embattled South African Airways has cut a large number of routes from its network,SAA is cancelling all of its domestic routes apart from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced. According to the latest announcement, all domestic destinations, including Durban, East…
The United States Senate has cleared Donald Trump of both charges in its impeachment trial of the president,bringing to an end to the saga. In a 52-48 vote, the Senate found Trump not guilty of abusing his power of office. The Senate voted 53-47 to acquit the president on the…
AFP Image. The constitutional court in Malawi has annulled last year's disputed presidential election results, citing the "widespread" irregularities and ordered a new vote. The incumbent president, Peter Mutharika, was declared the narrow winner of the May election. In their ruling, which lasted about 10 hours, a panel of five…
AP Image. Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95. Current Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Moi's death and declared a period of national mourning effective immediately until the day of his state funeral. Kenyatta said Moi died at the Nairobi Hospital early Tuesday in…
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said that the government wants to create a new power generation utility “outside of Eskom.” The comments were made at the opening address of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Mantashe said Government plans to seek investors for the creation of a…
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered the closure of the all Master’s Offices around the country for a day on Tuesday to facilitate the investigation under way by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Lamola announced at a media briefing on Monday that the shutdown would allow the…
The constitutional rules and regulations being applied to the removal process for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are in line with the law. In a statement issued on Sunday, parliament said National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise responded to a letter she received from Mkhwebane on Tuesday in which Mkhwebane alleged that…
The embattled Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced his resignation after he was given two options by his party: To resign or Face motion of no confidence. "It is with regret that I inform the people of Tshwane and my colleagues in my party, the Democratic Alliance, that I intend…
A funeral service for 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi is currently underway at Kensington Secondary School in Johannesburg. The former Parktown Boys' High School pupil died during a school orientation camp at the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge near Brits. Courtesy of ENCA.
Botswana has registered its first suspected case of the deadly coronavirus. A person arriving from China aboard Ethiopian Airways showed symptoms consistent with the virus and Ministry of Health said a man was detained at a local clinic soon after his flight from China landed at Gaborone's Sir Seretse Khama…
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Nelson Mandela University have joined hands in an effort to advance the legacy of the world icon after which they are named. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the former president's release from his 27-year imprisonment, the institutions will cement a strategic partnership…
Image Supplied. Transnet has appointed Portia Derby as group chief executive of Transnet, with immediate effect. In a statement released late on Friday, Transnet said Derby had a long history of service to SA and had been appointed on the recommendation of the company’s board and “with the support of…
Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter,said during the media briefing that implementing load shedding is not a decision that Eskom takes lightly, but regrettably, "it’s unavoidable". The return of rolling blackouts could be a start of a long and more intense period of load shedding that might be implemented by Eskom…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of Advocate Nompilo Kholeka Gcaleka as the new Deputy Public Protector. Gcaleka replaces Kevin Malunga, who occupied the position for the last seven years. She is expected to take up her position on 1 February 2020. "President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has assured the South Africans that there have been no cases of the coronavirus detected in the country. Mkhize also announced that the emergency operation centre has been officially opened and is staffed with individuals who will work specifically on monitoring the coronavirus. "To date, there…
Embattled South African Airways (SAA) announced the cancellation of numerous local and international flights due to what it describes as low demand. The flight cancellations come despite a R3.5 billion cash injection from the Development Bank of South Africa. The cancellations include numerous local and international flights for February, including…
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said an investigation is underway into the circumstances that led to an altercation between two of its cops and a taxi driver. JMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar could not confirm where and when the incident happened. Video footage shows the taxi driver asking…
South Africa’s second-biggest private hospital ground Life Healthcare has denied reports that a patient at one of their hospitals is receiving treatment for the deadly coronavirus. An outbreak of the virus has killed 170 people and infected more than 7,700 people in China, as well as around 100 people across…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has described the start of the new academic year as an emotional rollercoaster for him and his department. The latest tragedy to hit the schooling system saw the death of three teachers from Riverlea High School in the south of Johannesburg in a car accident…
Eskom has confirmed that it will implement Stage 2 load-shedding between 9pm tonight and 6am on Friday due to "system contraints" and "depleting emergency resources". The power utility added that the risk of load-shedding remains for tomorrow into the weekend. "We have been using pumped storage schemes and open cycle…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) had agreed to broadcast athletics events for the 2020 season. The agreement was signed at the SABC in Auckland Park earlier in the day and will see the SABC producing and broadcasting marathons, track and field and road running…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. The helicopter that slammed into a suburban Los Angeles hillside,killing Kobe Bryant,his daughter and seven others, lacked a terrain awareness system that could have warned the pilot he was too close to land, officials said. The Terrain Awareness and Warning System, or TAWS, would have sounded…
The public spat between the Hawks and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is escalating with the Hawks saying it is taken aback by her public utterances. On Tuesday, Mkhwebane held a media briefing where she released a number of reports and also spoke out about the Parliamentary process to remove her…
Three teachers from Riverlea High School in Johannesburg have died in a car accident today, January 29. "A tragedy has struck Riverlea High School. They lost three of their teachers in a car accident," Gauteng Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a brief statement. "As the department of education…
South African Airways (SAA) has been able to secure R3.5 billion in funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The state-owned airline was placed under voluntary business rescue in December, a process that required R4 billion in post-commencement funding. An amount of R2 billion was raised in state-guaranteed loans…
The family of Mampho Motsomi and her colleagues at MNS Attorneys, are appealing to be afforded space to grieve the loss of senior associate attorney, Mampho Motsomi, who died on Wednesday night, 22 January 2020, after being stabbed multiple times. "This is a tragic loss," said MNS chairman Mncedisi Ndlovu.…
Billionaire Patrice Motsepe has apologised for telling US President Donald Trump that Africans love him. The billionaire made the statement following a backlash, with critics saying he had no right to assume the role of Africa's spokesman. "I have a duty to listen to these differing views and would like…
Embattled Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is going to face a disciplinary hearing brought against him by his party, the DA. The DA’s federal executive met over the weekend to consider a report its federal local commission (FLC) had put together, saying Mokgalapa had a case to answer to. Although the…
A memorial service for the late Parktown Boys pupil, Enock Mpianzi is set to take place today at Parktown Boys High School. The 13 year-old Mpianzi drowned during a school orientation camp held in the North West. This week, President Cyril Ramaphosa touched on the topic of Mpizani's death in…
Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile is expected to hold a media briefing about his decision to rescind the suspension of two DA councillors. The Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng leader John Moodey has since called on Premier David Makhura to fire Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile. This after Maile rescinded the…
Image: Supplied via South Africa Travel Online. Cash-strapped state-owned bus company Autopax will not be able to pay full salaries to its 1,071 staff on Monday,after workers received a notice from management on Friday informing them that they will only get 50% of their wages for January. Autopax is a…
China said that the death toll from a deadly viral outbreak jumped to 81 as the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei suffered 24 new fatalities, while total confirmed cases nationwide rose sharply to 2,744. While there were no new deaths confirmed outside of Hubei, the national tally of verified infections…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says nine people were killed in the helicopter crash that killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among the passengers traveling onboard the helicopter. Nine people died in the crash, including the pilot, said Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL said "no words could express his pain" after former LA Lakers team-mate Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, aged 41. Bryant, and his oldest daughter Gianna, were travelling with at least three others in a private aircraft when it came down in Calabasas…
Kobe Bryant: AP. Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas,according to the sources. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with three…
Kobe Bryant: Getty Images. Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ…
SARS has launched an investigation into the income tax affairs of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. IOL News reports that,Sars has ordered her to hand over copies of all relevant material including financial information, employment income, foreign income, business income, expenses, deductions and other income,dating back in 2011. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson, Oupa…
The African National Congress (ANC) wants the expropriation of land without compensation to be left to government executives, ultimately cutting out the court processes. The Sunday Times is reporting that the proposed amendment was reportedly adopted by the party at its national executive committee (NEC) lekgotla earlier this month and…
The lawyers for US President Donald Trump have told the senators that the Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an election year. It was the first day of their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Trump. White House…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come to the defense of mining magnate Patrice Motsepe after he sparked a debate on social media for telling US President Donald Trump that Africa loves him. Speaking to Trump, Motsepe said: "We do business in 50 countries and I had the honour of being…
The EFF has retracted allegations that journalists Thandeka Gqubule and Anton Harber were "Stratcom" agents, following a court order handed down in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday. The High Court found that the party and its spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had no evidence that both journalists were Stratcom…
Keamogetswe Seboko is being laid to rest today a week after he drowned in a swimming pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg. The 13 year old teenager's body was found in the hostel pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg. It is alleged that Keamogetswe was swimming with around 60 other…
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has approved a motion by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to start removal proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone had lodged the motion with the Modise's office three days after the rules were adopted on December 3. "The new rules expand…
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth have mutually agreed to withdraw the review application of the so-called Langebaan Four case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. "The matter is to proceed to the Equality Court to reach finality in a more expeditious…
Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the…
Isabel Dos Santos: Supplied. Isabel dos Santos has been named as a suspect in an investigation over alleged mismanagement during her time as chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, a position she was appointed to by her father, ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The inquiry covers the period that…
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that the commission of inquiry into state capture has applied for another extension until 31 December 2020. Zondo has warned that if the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture does not get an extension, it will not be able to complete its work.…
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed that more than 9 000 motorists were arrested on the country’s roads during the festive season. Mbalula said the motorists were arrested for various offences including drunken driving, speeding, reckless and negligent driving and outstanding warrants. He was briefing the media on the latest festive …
Diepsloot residents stormed the police station this morning demanding officers hand over the man accused of killing a cop last week. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, this call is then attributed to the murder of Detective Captain Oupa Matjie, who was fatally shot while in pursuit of suspects…
The wife of the legendary late boxer Peter Terror Mathebula collapsed and died. Emma Gabaitsiwe Mathebula died aged 65 this morning. She died on a day when her family and relatives were to celebrate the life of her late husband in a memorial service that was meant to take place…
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019, released today by Transparency International reveals that more than two-thirds of the 180 countries on the index score below 50, with an average score of just 43. South Africa has improved marginally from a score of 43 in 2018 to 44, which still places…
Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has suspended Tshwane council speaker Katlego Mathebe and former Johannesburg speaker Vasco da Gama. Maile held a media briefing on Thursday detailing his reasons for the suspensions. Both Mathebe and Da Gama were suspended for breaching the code of conduct for…
Patrice Motsepe’s investment holding company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) will increase its stake in Alexander Forbes as the firm undertakes a major shareholder restructuring. Alexander Forbes issued a statement that its largest shareholder, Mercer Africa, which owns a 34% stake, intends to dispose of its entire investment of 442.8-million shares…
Parktown Boys High School along with its School Governing Body (SGB) released a statement saying it would remain in communication with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi regarding his announcement that He will act against it, in the next 48 hours.The MEC announced on Radio 702’s Eusebius McKaizer show this morning…
Eskom has appointed seasoned journalist Sikonathi Mantshantsha as its national spokesperson, seeking to improve its public image. “His appointment is a firm step from our side to strengthen our efforts to improve Eskom’s image, to add another layer of success to our media response strategies in order to be more…
The Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge has released a statement on the death of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi at an orientation camp for Parktown Boys High School Grade 8 learners on 15 January. The Statement reads as follows: “The children participating in the activity were excited and competitive. The groups were…
Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has appointed seven new board members to the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa),with Eskom’s former chief nuclear officer Dave Nicholls as chair. Necsa is the custodian of the country’s nuclear programmes, which include a medical radioisotopes business used in cancer treatment and…
Image:Thabang Primary School Facebook Page. Thabang Primary SGB takes initiative to solve unemployment for their school's unemployed parents in Dobsonville through skills development and entrepreneurship. With unemployment reaching crisis proportions in a county at war with itself, it's encouraging to see how unemployed parents are tapping into their skills to…
The 50th World Economic Forum has kicked off in the Swiss city of Davos, with an agenda that is focused heavily on climate change, as world leaders struggle to tackle the crisis. The four-day annual gathering of some of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps…
South African Airways has confirmed that it was in a process of cancelling and consolidating selected local and international flights,as part of saving cash. In a statement it said the decision was part of what it sees as a "responsible strategy to conserve cash and optimise its position ahead of…
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said the ANC national executive committee (NEC) lekgotla has resolved that there should be no political interference in the operational matters of state-owned companies in South Africa. Ramaphosa said this was a reiteration of a resolution already taken at the Nasrec conference in 2017. He further…
The construction of a community-driven library in the Eastern Cape is one step closer to completion after a funding boost from a social impact initiative launched in 2019. The roof of the Novulakuvaliwe Community Library, situated in Lusikisiki, is currently being completed, following a significant contribution from JT Comms, powered…
Picture Supplied. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been denied access to the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Resort where the 13 year-old died. They arrived at the lodge to conduct an inspection of the scene where Enoch Mpianzi. The Commission was legally representing the pupil after the family…
Twitter/RolandWilliams. The African National Congress (ANC) chief whip in the Nelson Mandela Bay council Bicks Ndoni has passed away. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the news during the closing address of the governing party’s national executive committee lekgotla. "We have just received the news that one of our beloved comrades…
A drug resistant bacteria that broke out at Tembisa Hospital claimed the lives of 10 babies between November and December last year. There was a Carbapenem-Resistant-Enterobacterales (CRE) breakout from November 1 to December 31 at the hospital's neonatal unit which affected 17 babies. At least 10 died. In a statement…
Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding on Monday, as the power system continues to be "resilient". This comes after the power utility did not have power cuts over the weekend. "No load shedding is expected tomorrow, despite a constrained power system. This is owing to available…
Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen. The palace made the announcement in an official statement that read in parts: "The Duke and…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that it would file a complaint at the Public Service Commission to investigate the appointment of Menzi Simelane and Mo Shaik to the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Department. Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane and former intelligence head Mo Shaik have…
Parktown Boys High School issued a statement about the death of a grade 8 pupil during a school orientation camp. Here is the statement in full: The Parktown Boys’ High School Grade 8 Orientation Camp took place at Nyathi Bush and River Break in the North West Province. The Grade…
Mantwa Khoza, the wife of Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman and Orlando Pirates owner Irvin Khoza, has died. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced the news of her passing. The PSL released a press statement to convey their condolences to the Khoza family and stated that a moment of…
The body of Enock Mpianzi, the Parktown Boys High School pupil who went missing during an orientation camp, has been found by police. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed that the missing pupil was found and said that the boy's family had been briefed. Earlier on Friday the school…
A grade eight Parktown Boys' High pupil has gone missing while on a school orientation camp at a lodge in Brits, in the North West. The school issued a statement this morning stating that the Grade 8 group arrived at camp on Wednesday. "On Thursday morning, it was realised that…
Sibanye Stillwater has completed a consultation process at its Marikana operation ahead of restructuring the mine in which it would save about 329 jobs of the 5,270 jobs it estimated would be lost in September last year. The company announced that about 1,612 employees were granted voluntary separation packages while…
President Cyril Ramaphosa will not be attending this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland nor the UK-Africa Investment Summit so that he can focus on pressing issues at home. The annual gathering of financiers, business leaders and top government officials from around the world, held in Switzerland, …
South African Airways (SAA) has put up for sale nine of its Airbus aircraft, according to a tender document seeking proposals from interested buyers. According to a tender proposal, the airline is requesting bid to buy a number of its A340 aircraft. In total, there are nine A340s up for…
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