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Staff Reporter. Department of Cooperative Governance is embarking on a review of the journey of local government so far, as the country prepares to enter a new five-year term of democratic local government On 5 December 2021, the country will mark the democratic local government’s coming of age. On Tuesday,…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has published the official fuel price adjustments for September, showing a nasty shock for petrol consumers in South Africa. Mid- and end-month data published by the Central Energy Fund for August pointed a price cut across the board for fuel –…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) says that the Covid-19 pandemic and introduction of the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant have provided some impetus for discussing a basic income grant in South Africa. The FFC is an independent constitutional advisory institution. Its role is to advise…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Presidential Spokesperson Khusela Diko. (GCIS). Presidency spokesperson, Khusela Diko has been "reinstated on a warning"after a year of taking a leave of absence from all official roles in government, pending investigations into her role in a dodgy personal protective equipment (PPE) contract. But Diko will not be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, which supplies almost all South Africa’s electricity from coal-fired power plants, is considering spending R106 billion ($7.2 billion) on wind and solar energy by 2030. The investment plan, which Eskom could carry out by itself or in partnerships, is the most detailed demonstration…
Staff Reporter. The woman behind the controversial Twitter account "Sphithiphithi Evaluator" has been granted bail by the Germiston Magistrate’s Court. The 36-year-old, who has been identified as Zamaswazi Majozi, made her first appearance in court on Monday following her arrest over the weekend. Majozi was granted bail of R3,000 with…
Staff Reporter. The aim of the NHI Bill is to bring better health care to more South Africans. Picture:Gallo Images. Trade union Solidarity has sent a letter to president Cyril Ramaphosa warning about sections 36 to 40 of the National Health Act, which will pave the way for introducing a…
Staff Reporter. A grade 8 pupil at a school in Alexandra, Johannesburg,has been stabbed to death. According to a statement by the Gauteng education department, the incident happened at Pholosho Secondary School on Monday. Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the fatal incident was said to have occurred at midday when…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Israel continued its bombardment of Gaza[Mahmud Hams/AFP]. Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has met Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in the occupied West Bank in the first high-level meeting between the two sides in 10 years, the first since Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office in…
Staff Reporter. The Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) says that the government cannot continue to ignore the failed e-toll system in Gauteng and that it needs to be scrapped. The union, which represents 1.8 million workers in South Africa, has given transport minister Fikile Mbalula until the end…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Six men who were arrested last week in connection with whistleblower Babita Deokaran’s murder have made their first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Phakamani Radebe, Zitha Radebe, Nhlangano Ndlovu, Siphakanyiswa Dladla, Simphiwe Mazibuko and Sanele Mbele are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has eased travel restrictions for vaccinated South Africans. The UAE said that applications for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries on Monday (30 August) – provided that they are fully vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines.…
Staff Reporter. The Northern Cape Department of Education has again raised concern about the high COVID-19 infection rate among learners and school staff in the province. The department has reported at least 339 new COVID-19 cases among teachers, school support staff and learners and six schools closed during the past…
Staff Reporter. Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the high rate of gender-based violence and femicide in the country erodes the strides made towards the emancipation of women. "It is more dangerous to be a woman in South Africa than in any other place on this planet. [The…
Staff Reporter. The Hawks have arrested several senior officials and company directors at the Mogalakwena municipality in connection with alleged fraud amounting to R15m. Hawks spokesperson Capt Matimba Maluleke said the 13 suspects included senior officials, company directors and 11 companies. Maluleke said the group were arrested at the municipal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Recently published research has revealed that the new COVID-19 variant C.1.2 has been identified in South Africa. According to the researchers, there are concerns that this SARS-CoV-2 variant of interest (VOI) has been associated with increased transmissibility, neutralisation resistance, and disease severity. "Here we report the identification…
Staff Reporter. Christine Nxumalo of the Life Esidimeni Family Committee with a picture of her late sister Virginia Machpelah and late niece Shanice. Photo: Mark Lewis. The Life Esidimeni inquest will resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. The inquest was halted earlier this month due to some…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa reflected on Gauteng health department official Babita Deokaran’s murder and admitted that while options were available, more needed to be done. Ramaphosa said it is clear that the state needs to urgently review its current approach not only to witness protection, but also to…
Staff Reporter. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has announced that the department and its stakeholders will intensify the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools, which aims to empower young people with age appropriate information. Addressing the media on Sunday, Motshekga said the department was concerned about the alarming…
Staff Reporter. With the vaccination rollout programme in full swing, Gauteng province has reached yet another milepost. According to the Gauteng Health Department, the province has exceeded three million administered vaccines, and saw a new record of 75 683 inoculations in a single day on Friday, 27 August. "The milestone…
Staff Reporter. Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Nqaba Bhanga, has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in which two people died. According to a statement on Sunday, NMB said mayor Bhanga was recovering in Netcare Greenacres hospital. The Municipality said Bhanga, who is also the DA’s provincial leader and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Presidency announced on Sunday afternoon that President Cyril Ramaphosa would update Parliament on progress in the implementation of South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan this Friday. The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan was announced and tabled in Parliament by Ramaphosa last year as a plan…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says that the October school holidays will not be scrapped, following meetings with the council of education ministers (CEM). In a media briefing on Sunday, the minister said that the CEM agreed that the department must retain the amended 2021 school calendar…
Staff Reporter. The Sisulu family confirmed the passing of Moyikwa Zwelethu Sisulu in a statement.Image:Supplied. The Sisulu family has confirmed the passing of Moyikwa Zwelethu Sisulu with the following official statement. "It is with an overwhelming sense of heartbreak that the Sisulu family confirms the untimely passing of our beloved…
Staff Reporter. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga addresses the media on developments in the sector in the context of COVID-19. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. Today, 29 August 2021, ActionSA celebrates its first anniversary as a force for ethical and decisive servant-leadership aimed at building a safe, inclusive and prosperous South Africa for all its people. Read: Full Speech by Herman Mashaba Below - Together, We Can Fix South Africa: My wish is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Many students in South Africa’s school system have had to repeat a grade, placing significant fiscal strain on the education system. Speaking to the Sunday Times, researchers from the Research on Socio-Economic Policy (Resep) unit at the University of Stellenbosch estimate that more than half of all…
Staff Reporter. Personal finance website JustMoney.co.za has provided an analysis of ambulance costs in South Africa, including how much much an ambulance trip costs and who pays the bill if you’re unconscious. The group cited data from the Road Accident Fund Medical Tariff document, which distinguishes between three kinds of…
Staff Reporter. Two more suspects accused of being involved in widespread public violence that took place in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July have been arrested. According to a media statement issued by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Sunday, a 35-year-old man from KZN and a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 10,173 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,757,191. This increase represents a 18.1% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (30%), followed…
Staff Reporter. While the country has established a good foundation in research and development, the continued poor performance in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) remains South Africa’s number one hindrance to innovation. This is according to the latest South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has emphasised the importance of securing the N3 as a Smart Freight Corridor. "While this initiative is still at its early stage, our success to secure the N3 as a Smart Freight Corridor will serve as a benchmark…
Staff Reporter. South African miner Gold Fields is considering leaving its Johannesburg listing, though a move would not eliminate its share price discount compared to global peers, chief executive Chris Griffith said. The bullion miner has sold most of its mines in the country as a widespread sell-off of South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A further 2.2 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses are expected to arrive in South Africa on Saturday, thanks to a donation by the US via the Covax facility. The arrival of the vaccines was confirmed by health minister Joe Phaahla on Friday. Phaahla said the arrival of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will preside over the impeachment process against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe – the man who presided over her election as leader of the country’s highest legislative body. The impeachment vote comes four months after a Judicial Conduct Tribunal, led by…
Staff Reporter. Deputy President David Mabuza has called on all sectors of the economy to rethink the project of nation building and social cohesion to quell racial tensions, and build an inclusive economy in light of the recent incidents of civil unrest, especially in Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal. The Deputy President…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 12,045 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,747,018. This increase represents a 19.0% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (32%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has received former president Jacob Zuma's medical records. The report was filed with the Pietermaritzburg high court on Friday, the NPA said — a week after the legal team failed to file by the initial deadline. "I can confirm that…
Staff Reporter. South Africa has taken a significant step towards curbing gender-based violence at institutions of higher learning. Higher Health South Africa on Friday released a set of instruments, guidelines and protocols that will help turn the sectoral GBV Policy Framework into practical implementation across campuses at institutions of higher…
Staff Reporter. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has attached the assets of the Tswaing local municipality over a R30 million tax debt. On Friday, the revenue collector said the North West municipality, which covers the towns of Delareyville, Sanieshof and Ottosdal, submitted returns to SARS but failed to make…
Staff Reporter. The Western Cape and Northern Cape have recorded COVID-19 positivity rates above the national average. This is according to Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, who briefed the nation regarding the virus and government’s vaccination rollout plans. Phaahla said the country’s overall COVID-19 positivity rate stands at about 19%,…
Staff Reporter. South Africa is expecting to receive at least 2.2 million more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses at the weekend. This was announced by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla on Friday. The doses were donated by the United States of America via the COVAX facility – an international group lobbying…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that government will extend the deadline for driver licence renewals in South Africa. The validity of licences that expired between 26 March and 31 August 2021 will now be extended to 31 March 2022, the minister said. This applies to learner’s…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Employment and Labour has welcomed the arrest of a bookkeeper accused of swindling the Unemployment Insurance Fund COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) of R11.1 million. The department in a statement said the 39-year-old suspect was scheduled to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court…
Staff Reporter. Swift police action has led to the arrest of seven suspects in connection with the recent callous murder of senior Gauteng Department of Health finance official, Babita Deokaran. The breakthrough in the case was on Friday confirmed by National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole. The late Chief Director…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health minister Joe Phaahla says that his department is discussing the introduction of mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa. Addressing media on Friday (27 August), Phaahla said that this is a matter that has been raised for official consideration, with the health department now discussing the conditions…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), in a majority ruling, found that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe seriously threatened and interfered with the independence, impartiality, dignity, and effectiveness of the Constitutional Court. The commission ruled that Hlophe improperly attempted to influence justices Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta…
Staff Reporter. The Public Service Commission says it has noted with shock the recent media reports regarding the brutal killing of senior officials at the Gauteng Department of Health, Babita Deokaran on Monday. The PSC has extended its condolences to the Deokaran family for their tragic loss. "It is sad…
Staff Reporter. Deputy President David Mabuza says government remains committed to rebuild the economy through infrastructure investment and support to small businesses that were left destroyed in the wake of the recent civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Mabuza said this when he responded to oral questions during a sitting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WSJ. Suspected suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions on Thursday, causing a bloodbath among desperate civilians hoping to flee and casting the final days of the Western airlift of its allies into chaos. A Taliban official said at least…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has said it will approach the Electoral Court on Friday to ask the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to consider reopening the local government candidate registration for at least one more day. The extended deadline for all…
Staff Reporter. @Facebook/Free State Department of Health. Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau, has been placed on precautionary suspension – for the second time in a matter of weeks – by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla. In a statement, the HPCSA said Motau’s…
Staff Reporter. Deputy President Mabuza answers questions at NCOP. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of NCOP.
Staff Reporter. ANC Deputy SG Jessie Duarte briefs media. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. Khathutshelo Mashau, a convicted fraudster who swindled several taxpayers, has been sentenced to 48 years direct imprisonment after being found guilty on charges of theft, fraud and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA). In a statement, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Thursday said…
Staff Reporter. Absa Group, in collaboration with the Hein Wagner Academy, will be launching South Africa's first Cybersecurity Academy for the visually impaired. This is the next evolution of the Absa Cybersecurity Academy, which is focused on developing marginalised, unemployed youths in a globally scarce skill. Accepted students will receive…
Staff Reporter. Basic Education and Social Development have told the Joint Portfolio Committee on both departments that the shift function of Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be implemented on 1 April 2022. President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced in his 2019 State of the Nation Address that the function would migrate…
Staff Reporter. Police Minister Bheki Cele says police have so far arrested 42 people for their alleged role in the racially motivated murders in Phoenix, in KwaZulu-Natal. Cele said this when he participated in a debate in the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday on the recent public violence, looting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Berlin, Germany, to attend a G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting, which starts today. The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German Presidency in 2017 to promote private investment into the African continent. Currently, 12 African countries…
Staff Reporter. Job Mokgoro has confirmed that he will be handing his resignation as North-West Premier on Thursday. His resignation comes amid mounting pressure from the ANC’s task team in the province. Mokgoro says he met with President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to discuss his resignation. "Yesterday I met the…
Staff Reporter. ANC staffers across the country are set to down tools from Thursday, having apparently reached a breaking point over unpaid wages. "As workers of the African National Congress, in all of its offices throughout nine provinces, we have been forced to make a difficult decision of downing tools…
Staff Reporter. Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has invited public servants to enrol for a course offered by the National School of Government (NSG) aimed at sharpening their policy drafting skills. The NSG has launched the Socio Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) course, which is designed to help…
Staff Reporter. Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has reiterated the importance of all eligible people in South Africa to vaccinate for COVID-19, saying this would allow the economy to fully reopen and halt the runaway train of unemployment. Nxesi expressed the view in the wake of Statistics South Africa’s…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MasiLosi. Embattled ANC secretary-general (SG) Ace Magashule has argued, via his lawyer, that President Cyril Ramaphosa is using the ANC's step-aside rule to fight factional battles within the party. Magashule was suspended by the governing party in May in a letter signed by ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie…
Staff Reporter. Work continues to build an all-inclusive, caring and compassionate Department of Home Affairs, says Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Speaking during a debate on oversight visits to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, Motsoaledi said the unrest seen in July in the two provinces shook the foundations of a cherished democracy. "This period…
Staff Reporter. File:SWEAT and Sonke Gender Justice have called for sex work to be included in UIF relief during the lockdown which starts today. Archive photo: Ashleigh Furlong. A recent study by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) shows that female sex…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has demanded that the government recall soldiers deployed to quell unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. "The EFF is concerned by the growing militarisation of South Africa and repeats that it is only an illegitimate government that depends on soldiers to protect…
Staff Reporter. As South Africa recognises and lauds women for their invaluable contribution to the country's history and in other areas this month, Robben Island Museum (RIM) is proud to announce a historic move in support of employment equity in the workplace - the appointment of the first female Executive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The government is conducting a feasibility study to introduce a high-speed rail development between Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban, says transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Presenting to parliament’s select committee on transport on Wednesday (25 August), Mbalula said that the planned development will carry passengers as well as freight.…
Staff Reporter. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women: Photo Credit: Getty Images. Outgoing Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says former president Jacob Zuma did not recommend her appointment to the global body, but, had in fact, opposed it. "He actually did not recommend me. In fact, he…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by former International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Peace and justice must work side by side – and "prioritising one over the other jeopardises the chance of either". So said former International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Madame Fatou Bensouda, as…
Staff Reporter. The Special Investigating Unit has been granted a preservation order by the Special Tribunal (Tribunal) to freeze pension benefits of a former North West Public Works, Roads and Transport head of department. Granted on Tuesday, the order restrains and interdicts the Government Employees Pension Fund and the Government…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After months of dealmaking and organising to bring Covid-19 vaccines into South Africa, the Department of Health is now shifting focus to increasing vaccine demand. In a presentation to parliament on Tuesday (24 August), the department said that this includes making it significantly easier for South Africans…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has published updated estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) in South Africa, following a comprehensive rebasing of the data. The stats body said this is in line with international best practices to periodically review and update the estimates of the size, structure…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Manuel Chang, former finance minister of Mozambique. (Wikus de wet, AFP). South Africa will extradite former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country, its justice department said on Monday, where a criminal trial over the $2 billion debt scandal that crashed its economy has now…
Staff Reporter. Nosicelo Mtebeni:Facebook. Slain student Nosicelo Mtebeni is being remembered at the University of Fort Hare in East London. A memorial service is being held at the Miriam Makeba building on campus. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. The suspended ANC Secretary-General's matter against the governing party is back in court. Ace Magashule's appealing the South Gauteng High Court’s ruling which upheld his suspension from the ANC. The appeal application gets underway virtually at the High Court in Johannesburg. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of Judiciary…
Staff Reporter. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will on Wednesday sign the African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development. On behalf of government, the Minister will sign the Charter following the Presidential Minute and the Instrument of Full…
Staff Reporter. The South African Weather Services says "an intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough" is developing over the Atlantic ocean and will make landfall in the western parts of the country on Thursday. It will then spread to the southern and central parts of the country…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Health has backed the introduction of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill but warned that some health and safety issues will need to be addressed. Presenting to parliament on Tuesday (24 August), the department said that the legal decision to decriminalise cannabis for private…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The liquor industry is considering introducing a 'vaccine passport' to buy alcohol in South Africa. The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) will discuss the proposal on Wednesday (25 August) as part of a broader push to increase Covid-19 vaccinations in the country, BusinessDay reported. "Like…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini has been admitted to hospital for Covid-19 treatment, the party said on Tuesday. Photo Credit:: Thapelo Morebudi. ANC Women's League President and former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has been hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19. The ANC announced this in…
Staff Reporter. It has been two years since Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered at the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont, but the tears have not dried, as ribbons and bouquets of flowers line the building where she lost her life. Mrwetyana, 19, a student at the University of Cape Town (UCT),…
Staff Reporter. Babita Deokaran, a Gauteng Health Department official, was gunned down outside her home in Mondeor, Johannesburg just after 8am on Monday. (Photo: Facebook). Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Tuesday that his government is taking steps to protect officials who have become targets of threats, intimidation and wanton…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says there are no plans to scrap the October school holidays as had previously been discussed, but the loss of teaching time remains a concern. Speaking to parliament’s portfolio committee on basic education on Tuesday (24 August), Motshekga said that previous communication…
Staff Reporter. While trade and economic relations between South Africa and Bangladesh have grown significantly, both countries have acknowledged that there is still considerable potential to expand these relations. The two nations believe that this can be done by harnessing the opportunities that exist between them. This was discussed during…
Staff Reporter. With candidate nominations for the 2021 Local Government Elections having closed on Monday night, preliminary indications are that there has been a high number of candidates nominated, said the Electoral Commission (IEC). The IEC’s preliminary figures indicate the total number of candidates stands at 59 272, including those…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday travel to Germany to attend a G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting to take place in Berlin on 26 and 27 August 2021. Ramaphosa has been invited by Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel. The G20 Compact with Africa…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Tuesday released the May/June Second Chance matric examination results. The May/June examinations are special exams offering an opportunity for adults who do not have their matric certificate, candidates who passed the 2020 November examinations but who want to improve upon their…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Unemployment in South Africa rose to 34.4% in the second three months of 2021, according to results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS). The outcome of the QLFS was released by Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke, on Tuesday. Addressing reporters, Maluleke said for the second quarter of 2021,…
Staff Reporter. North West Premier Job Mokgoro still remains a member of the provincial legislature (MPL) as he has not tendered his resignation yet. This comes after the interim provincial committee (IPC) of the ANC removed Mokgoro from his position following the announcement of Bushy Maape as the new premier…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Minister Bathabile Dlamini is to be prosecuted for perjury. The charges relate to her testimony during an inquiry by the Constitutional Court in 2018 into the social grant crisis. In 2018, the centre for applied legal studies represented by the Black Sash Trust presented evidence that…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of Zambian President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka today. President-Elect Hichilema was elected as the country’s new president following elections held in the country earlier this month. According to a statement by the Presidency,…
Staff Reporter. Civil action group Outa has called on transport minister Fikile Mbalula to extend the deadline for the grace period given to motorists who have been unable to renew their driver’s licences in South Africa. The group said that the deadline of 31 August 2021 is fast approaching, yet…
Staff Reporter. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has denied claims by EFF leader Julius Malema that deployed soldiers are threatening to withdraw from Operation Prosper, labelling them as "baseless insinuations aimed at causing panic". This after Malema on Sunday shared a screenshot of a message purporting to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said it has finalised the investigation of the 32 people who allegedly died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. "To date, investigations for 32 death cases have been completed and causality assessment concluded, of which 28 were coincidental to vaccination,"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Bonginkosi Khanyile, with raised fist, on the lawns of the Union Buildings, in the hopes of speaking to President Cyril Ramaphosa to ask for a presidential pardon regarding the public violence charges against him. Khanyile is being accompanied by fellow EFF Student Command members and his mother,…
Staff Reporter. A manhunt is underway to find the killers of a 62-year-old taxi owner who was shot and killed at the weekend, said Mpumalanga police. The taxi owner was brutally killed during a business robbery at Vosman near Witbank around 5:30pm on Saturday. "The said business robbery incident reportedly…
Staff Reporter. Bishop Zondo (Image source: Facebook @Rivers of Living Waters Ministries). Controversial Rivers of Living Waters Ministries leader Bishop Bafana Stephen Zondo’s rape case has been postponed to the end of August 2021. Zondo made a brief appearance at the Pretoria High Court to face nine charges of rape,…
Staff Reporter. The DA on Monday morning announced its mayoral candidates for the country’s five major metros ahead of the upcoming local government elections, scheduled for 27 October 2021. The official opposition nominated DA Gauteng MPL and spokesperson on social development, Refiloe Nt’sekhe, as its mayoral candidate for the City…
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