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Staff Reporter. Health minister, Dr Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister, Sibongiseni Dhlomo are briefing the Portfolio Committee on Health on the progress made with regards to the process of amending the current health regulations ahead of the submission deadline for public comment. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The introduction of lifestyle audits for members of the executive has taken far longer than originally anticipated, says president Cyril Ramaphosa. Answering a recent parliamentary Q&A, Ramaphosa said that his government has begun with lifestyle audits for senior public servants – however, members of the executive such…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Embattled power utility, Eskom says it is still on track to suspend load shedding at 05h00 on Friday morning (15 April), but warns of the possibility of load shedding continuing next week. "The power system remains fragile and while that holds, Eskom will continue with the current…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) is working with Transnet and stakeholders, including the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, eThekwini municipality and Eskom, to stabilise operations at the Port of Durban. It comes amid deadly floods in the province which have claimed more than 300 lives and hobbled the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The controversial Aarto law is headed to the Constitutional Court in three legal actions and confusion over whether the government is defending its law, says civil society group Outa. The Aarto system was expected to become fully operational in July 2022, which would include the official introduction…
Staff Reporter. The Labour Court has reserved its judgment in the case against the City of Joburg relating to the termination of the 130 employees' contracts. The 130 employees were informed that their contracts were terminated last month. after allegations of the illegal conversions of their contracts from fixed to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng is currently grappling with an influx of migration from neighbouring areas which has led to a rapid increase in its population. The City of Johannesburg's latest draft Integrated Development Plans (IDP) shows that the province grew by a little over 1.7 million people between 2012 and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kwazulu-Natal Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka says the death toll as a result of the floods stands at 259 across the province. The rains which began on Monday night flooded settlements, ravaged homes, swept away roads and displaced dozens. Hlomuka said there was a massive jump in fatalities,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of education has shut schools affected by the floods until next Tuesday, 19th of April 2022. Since Sunday, the province has been battered by torrential rain and floods that left many families displaced and claimed 253 lives. The department said it had decided…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga says her department is moving forward with plans to incorporate mother-tongue languages at the country's schools. Answering a recent parliamentary Q&A, Motshekga said her department values mother tongue education and thus encourages learners to learn through their Home Languages wherever it is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the people of KwaZulu-Natal that government will intervene to help families affected by the floods. The coastal province has been lashed by heavy rain, which, according to provincial authorities, has claimed at least 59 lives and left a trail of destruction impacting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla "Lux" Dlamini handed himself over to the police on Wednesday morning and appeared at the Meadowlands Magistrate's Court, where he was convicted for having failed to appear in court. Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili confirmed Dlamini handed himself over to police in Soweto.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has won an appeal to have more people added to the list of those who must be pursued in the Digital Vibes' saga. The SIU seeks to have two contracts that the Department of Health awarded to the communications company reviewed and…
Staff Reporter. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that rain is expected to return to many provinces ahead of and during the Easter Weekend. "The public is therefore urged to continue to monitor forecasts and warnings issued by SAWS," it said in a statement. The warning came in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in KwaZulu-Natal to offer support to affected communities and assess the response of government and civil society to this critical situation. The provincial government's spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said the first meeting point with the president would be at Pinetown Civic Centre by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests has published the register of members' interests for 2021. The register is published to ensure transparency, and to instil public trust and confidence in parliament, with members required to declare significant holdings in businesses, shares owned, as well as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit says progress has been made in the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM). The summit commended SAMIM leadership, including the men and women on the ground, for their sacrifices and commitment to the fight against terrorists acts in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit flood-stricken parts of KwaZulu-Natal tomorrow, Wednesday 13 April 2022, to offer support to affected communities and assess the response of government and civil society to this critical situation. In a statement, presidency said as the President prepares for this visit, his thoughts…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Embattled power utility, Eskom has announced that load shedding will be extended until Friday morning (15 April). In a statement on Tuesday evening, the power utility said the extended power outages were necessary due to reduced capacity adn extended delays in brining ower generating units back online.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. eThekwini's disaster management unit is on high alert after heavy rains that have been battering the city since the weekend. Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding of certain roads and rising water levels in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal. Credit: Fullview for Images.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament clears former health minister Zweli Mkhize of contravening its Code of Ethics. The Executive Ethics committee says he cannot be held liable for his adult son benefiting from Digital Vibes contract. The committee also finds that Mkhize did not personally benefit from Digital Vibes. Last year,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on Tuesday confirmed that at least 45 people had died as a result of heavy downpours and flooding across the eThekwini metro municipality. In 2019, similar flooding claimed the lives of 85 people. Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The lifting of national state of disaster means the government can no longer offer further driving licence extensions, says transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Addressing media ahead of the Easter weekend, Mbalula said the current regulations extend the grace period by 30 days from the date of the…
Staff Reporter. The case against six men accused of murdering whistleblower, Babita Deokaran has been postponed to 22 July 2022. The men appeared in the Johannesburg Regional Court on Tuesday morning. The case has been transferred to the High Court. In the indictment, the State detailed how on its version…
Staff Reporter. The Department and Water and Sanitation will on Tuesday open five sluice gates at the Vaal Dam due to the recent downpours. In a statement, the department said two sluice gates opened at 10am and a further three sluice gates will be opened at midday. Department spokesperson Sputnik…
Staff Reporter. The KwaZulu-Natal Disaster Management Centre has activated support from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as heavy rains continue to batter parts of the province. In a statement on Tuesday, the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) said inclement weather conditions continued to cause…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 17h00 on Tuesday (12 April) afternoon until 05h00 on Wednesday. The power utility warned the public that this constrained supply situation will persist throughout the week, with the possibility that more load shedding is likely…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The trial against five men accused of killing former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates star Senzo Meyiwa has once again been postponed. Adv Zandile Mshololo, SC, for accused number five, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, asked for a five-day postponement to allow her client to adequately prepare his defence. Mshololo…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has asked for leave to appeal parts of a High Court ruling that ordered it to act against air pollution caused by Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd and Sasol Ltd in a key industrial zone. In a media statement on 11 April, Barbara Creecy framed her decision…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tulio de Oliveira, who runs gene-sequencing institutions in South Africa, says that scientists in the country have discovered two new sublineages of the omicron coronavirus variant. The lineages have been named BA.4 and BA.5, he said by text message and in a series of tweets. Still, de…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Stage 2 load shedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Tuesday, but energy supply is expected to remain constrained all week, with the possibility of further load shedding, Eskom said on Monday night. The power utility implemented Stage 2 load shedding on Monday afternoon, after Unit 5…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, says a key issue commissioners appointed to the National Planning Commission (NPC) will be expected to address is the slow progress in the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) and to identify solutions to make sure that the country fast…
Staff Reporter. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for swift action against any criminality in Diepsloot but also warned residents not to take the law into their own hands. This as the township was rocked by violent protests against alleged inefficient policing last week. "The Commission calls…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is set to approach the Supreme Court of Appeal in a bid to have his corruption charges scrapped. Magashule is challenging a judgment by the Free State High Court to dismiss the asbestos corruption charges against him. The lower court ruled against…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be introduced with immediate effect due to a trip at the Medupi power station. This comes after the power utility warned it could be forced to introduce outages at short notice on Monday afternoon (11 April) following four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Central Karoo District municipality in the Western Cape has a new mayor following Patriotic Alliance (PA) leader Gayton McKenzie’s election on Monday. Mckenzie was elected as the municipality's mayor, unopposed, during a council meeting after he recently accepted his nomination. PA councillors, who attended the sitting,…
Staff Reporter. Dudu Myeni and Carl Niehaus in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Photo Credit: Sandile Ndlovu. Former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni, has been criticised on Monday after she attempted to assault a photographer Sandile Ndlovu at the former president’s corruption trial. Ndlovu attended proceedings at the Pietermaritzburg High Court…
Staff Reporter. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, says maximum cooperation from all stakeholders in the sector is necessary to control the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD). "It is important that everyone commits and respects all imposed control measures and collectively find a sustainable solution,"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pietermaritzburg High Court has postponed former president Jacob Zuma’s government arms deal corruption trial to 17 May 2022. Judge Piet Koen deferred the trial on Monday due to Zuma's "reconsideration application" before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Judge Koen says 17 May is a holding…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Johannesburg's City Power says it will beef up its teams and resources as the city faces widespread electricity outages. The power utility said it had received nearly 2,000 outage calls from customers by early Monday morning (11 April) after a weekend of stormy weather. Hursthill depot accounted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, says there is no chance that any activity associated with the department currently and in future, concerning fraud and corruption and will go unpunished. "Both [the] ministry and the department have a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud and corruption and will pursue…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has seen a sharp decline in the number of new coronavirus cases since the Omicron-driven peak in December 2021, but analysts and the government are warning of a possible fifth wave of infections in the coming weeks. Covid-19 cases in the country appeared to have…
Staff Reporter. Former State Security Agency (SSA) finance clerk, Kgaogelo Bopape, has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing R170 000 from the SSA. Bopape on Monday appeared at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after she was convicted in February of theft. The 53-year-old was responsible for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has been postponed to Tuesday to allow the legal representative of accused number five Sifisokuhle Ntuli to consult with him. After more than eight years, the trial against the five men accused of the murder of the Bafana Bafana captain Meyiwa started…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president Jacob Zuma and Thales return to the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday for what is supposed to be the start of the arms deal trial. But with the former president's legal team expected to ask for another postponement, whether or not it will go ahead…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress elected a former mayor who has been charged with corruption to a top post in one of its key regions, dealing a blow to president Cyril Ramaphosa's efforts to clean up the party. The ANC in the eastern eThekwini municipality, which has more branches…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned South Africans against taking the law into their own hands as anti-immigrant sentiment again flares up in the country. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said it is deeply disturbing how the recent incidents of anti-foreigner sentiment echo…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede was on Sunday evening elected ANC regional chairperson at the party's regional conference held in Durban. Gumede, who is facing corruption charges, defeated ANC eThekwini Municipality Speaker, Thabani Nyawose, who was contesting for the same position. She is part of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Gauteng Department of Education has expressed concern after several pupils were hospitalised after consuming cannabis-laced edibles. Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said eleven Grade 12 pupils at Randfontein High School, west of Johannesburg felt sick on Thursday and immediately rushed to clinics and hospitals for treatment. "Two…
By Thabiso Goba. Over 200 people turned out for a largely peaceful Operation Dudula march on Sunday in Durban. Operation Dudula is a movement that started in Johannesburg where a small group of people have been forcibly closing shops and raiding properties belonging to foreign nationals in the townships and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Voting for the ANC's eThekwini conference finally kicked off on Sunday afternoon after disruptions and debate over who should be allowed to vote. The nomination process eventually took place after 15:00 on Sunday. Former mayor Zandile Gumede was nominated for the position of regional chairperson along with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Jacob Zuma Foundation has announced that former President Jacob Zuma will seek private prosecution against state prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer in his trial. In a media briefing held by the Jacob Zuma Foundation on Sunday, spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi, announced that Zuma will institute private prosecution proceedings…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament, after being deserted by coalition partners who blame him for a crumbling economy and failure to deliver on his campaign promises. The result of the vote, which was the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Today marks 29-years since death of SACP General-Secretary Chris Hani was murdered by Polish immigrant Janus Walus on 10 April 1993 outside his home in Dawn park in Boksburg. Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis were sentenced to life imprisonment for Hani's murder. South African Communist Party (SACP) leader…
Staff Reporter. One of the men accused of murdering Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for an unrelated crime. Muzikawukhulelwa (Muzi) Sthemba Sibiya appeared in the Vosloorus Magistrate’s Court last week where his sentence was handed down. The court also declared him unfit…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC eThekwini's Thabani Nyawose addresses supporters ahead of the region's elective conference. Photo Credit: Sandile Ndlovu. The ANC's much contested eThekwini regional conference reached a stalemate in the early hours of Sunday morning as delegates clashed over the legitimacy of conference credentials. At the centre of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Criminals are becoming increasingly violent when stealing cables in Johannesburg, putting lives at risk and compounding the country’s economic woes. Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse has pleaded with the South African Police Service to help tackle sophisticated and well-armed gangs who target the city’s electricity infrastructure, the City…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini says the royal house is saddened by the passing of Princess Thembi Zulu-Ndlovu. The late King Goodwill Zwelithini's sister died at a Newcastle hospital on Friday. She was among the family members who opposed the regency of Misuzulu. The King said although they…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala delivers the opening address at the eThekwini regional conference at Durban International Conference Centre on April 9 2022.Photo Credit: Sandile Ndlovu The ANC eThekwini regional conference got off hours later on Saturday as the party tried to work out who from the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @AlaisterRussell. President Cyril Ramaphosa is today engaging with communities in the Free State on the District Development Model (DDM) and how this will be implemented to improve their quality of life. The visit to the province is the second post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Presidential Imbizo,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has announced that applications are open for its trainee traffic officer program. The successful candidates will be required to undergo a training program that runs for a period of three years. The training program will take place in Gauteng Province or…
Staff Reporter. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of rainy and cold conditions, associated with localised flooding is some parts of the county this weekend. "The SAWS strongly urges the public to avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams, especially in cases where the water is more than ankle…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading government's engagement with communities during a District Development Model Presidential Imbizo at the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in the Free State. The visit to the Free State is the second post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Presidential Imbizo where engagement with citizens is themed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. US President Joe Biden called President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday after South Africa abstained from voting in the United Nations General Assembly on the resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council. The vote involved over what the UN said is gross and systematic violations and…
Staff Reporter. A new travel policy for former Members of Parliament will see a significant reduction in the flight costs for all members, including former Executive Members and their spouses. This follows the completion of Parliament's policy on travel facilities for former Members of Parliament, including former Members of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday lead government's engagement with communities during a District Development Model Presidential Imbizo at the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in the Free State. The visit to the Free State will be the second post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Presidential Imbizo where engagement…
Staff Reporter. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, has called on the public to alert the department’s nearest district offices when they spot brown locusts. Updating the nation on the outbreak of brown locusts (Locustana Pardalin), Didiza said South Africa has been experiencing this outbreak in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Prince Mbonisi Zulu and Princess Thembi Zulu during a media briefing about the end of the mourning period for King Goodwill Zwelithini at KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace on June 19 2021. Photo Credit: Sandile Ndlovu. Princess Thembi Zulu-Ndlovu, who was the sister of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Free to air channel e.tv has made a direct application to the Constitutional Court to appeal the dismissal of its bid to scrap the government's end of March deadline for the country's migration from analogue to digital television signal. E.tv filed papers earlier this week with the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says its Board has adopted a report of the Special Committee which found allegations by former Group Executive for News and Current Affairs Phathiswa Magopeni against Board Chair Bongumusa Makhathini to be unsubstantiated. Magopeni was fired by the public broadcaster in…
Staff Reporter. Police in Mpumalanga says a suspect linked to the attack and robbery on world-renowned Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has been granted bail of R3 000. The 87-year-old was robbed at her home near Siyabuswa on 19 March. Two suspects appeared in the Mdutjana Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A high level delegation including Police Minister Bheki Cele, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Gauteng Premier David Makhura have spent Friday morning assessing security in Diepsloot. The immigration officials will be on the ground for the next three months as part of government's effort to solve…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The eagerly awaited African National Congress (ANC) eThekwini regional conference is expected to get under way in Durban this weekend. The eThekwini conference will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC while the Harry Gwala region will hold its elective conference at the Kokstad Youth…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says despite abstaining from voting in the United Nations General Assembly on the resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, South Africa does not condone Russia's war on Ukraine. The members of the United Nations General Assembly voted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has called on the nation to use Freedom Month to reflect on the country's democratic gains as the dignity of millions of South Africans has and is continually being restored. Addressing the launch of Freedom Month on Friday in…
By Christopher Jasper. Kenya Airways Plc and South African Airways are planning a series of investor roadshows to help find a financial backer for a combined airline group they aim to create next year. The campaign to attract a majority investor for a holding company to be modeled on British…
Staff Reporter. SA Police services have deployed more specialised units to protest-hit Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg as part of efforts to restore calm to the area. Residents have been protesting against what they describe as unbearable levels of crime in the area. The community has accused undocumented foreign nationals of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has conducted search and seizures at the residential premises of certain individual taxpayers and gold industry and banking employees. The operations are related to wider investigations and audits into illicit financial flows and illicit trade in gold, alcohol, clothing, cigarettes and…
Staff Reporter.. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says Covid-19 pandemic has provided the scope for a shake-up of South Africa's school system. Addressing an education conference on Thursday (7 April), Motshekga said that she was not advocating for 'wholesale curriculum changes', but noted that there was room for an overhaul…
By Jason Felix. @MichelBega. A group of ANC members in the Eastern Cape stopped a regional elective congress from going ahead, which could have a dire impact on the provincial congress. Ondela Sokomani, Anelisa Songqumase, Fundiswa Sizani, Lusapho Coto and Xolani Lobese approached the East London High Court to interdict…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The U.N. General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the U.N.'s leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the United States and Ukraine have called tantamount to war crimes. Russia is the second country to have its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Following a period of protracted negotiations between the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) and the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GPDRT), the city has agreed to end the working relationship that has seen the city’s road agency design, install, repair and maintain traffic signals on behalf of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Diplomatic Heads of Mission that they are tasked with leading the drive to promote South Africa abroad and champion the message that the country is open for business. The president said that in this period of reconstruction and recovery, the country’s foremost…
Staff Reporter. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says that the new global dispensation of green energy offered South Africa a rare opportunity to become a global leader in green hydrogen. Mantashe, was speaking at the Platinum Group Metals Industry Day held at the Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Mangaung Metropolitan and Enoch Mgijima Local Municipalities have been placed under mandatory intervention, after experiencing significant financial and service delivery failures for a long period. According to a Cabinet statement, post its meeting held on Wednesday, the Mangaung Metro has been experiencing "significant financial and service…
Staff Reporter. The Mpumalanga police are questioning two suspects in connection with the robbery of world-renowned Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu. Mahlangu, who paints vibrant geometric works based on traditional Ndebele designs, was assaulted, strangle and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money as well as a gun last month. She…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to Isuzu Motors South Africa, saying the company's multi-billion rand investment for the production of the new Isuzu D-Max bakkie, was proof that South Africa was the gateway to Africa. The President delivered an address at Thursday's official launch of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has denied that a date has been finalised for the coronation of Prince Misuzulu kaZwelithini as monarch. Buthelezi's denial follows the emergence of a letter, widely shared on social media, saying the coronation has been set down for 28 May. The letter also confirms…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has made a concerted and concrete effort to rebuild the South African economy following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies. Ramaphosa was speaking during the launch of the Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy on Wednesday. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. FlySafair has taken the decision to investigate a technical error on its aircraft following two flight diversions on 30 March and 5 April 2022. On both occasions, the same aircraft operating flight FA143 departed King Phalo Airport in East London for Cape Town International Airport and had…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Alon Skuy. The former president Kgalema Motlanthe says the African National Congress (ANC) it is within its rights to take steps to renew itself. Motlanthe was speaking at a webinar hosted by the Centre for Development and Enterprise as he reflected on the ANC’s history…
Staff Reporter. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and Member of Parliament (MP) Mbuyiseni Ndlovu are back in the dock on Thursday. The case against the duo will be heard in the Randburg Magistrates' Court. Malema and Ndlozi are charged with assaulting a police officer Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Jacobus…
Staff Reporter. The department of communications and postal services is finalising plans to transition the Postbank into a full-service bank. Communications and Digital Technologies minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced plans to introduce the South African Postbank Amendment Bill to the national assembly 'shortly'. Ntshavheni said the bill aims to amend…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One person was killed in a mob attack overnight in Diepsloot north of Johannesburg, just hours after police minister Bheki Cele visited the area. Details are still sketchy but police have confirmed that one person died from injuries and more than 20 people were arrested overnight. Eyewitnesses…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) says it is appalled at the retention of a "false report" about the Tembisa 10 as a shortlisted piece of journalism for the upcoming Global Media Awards. The story, first published by Independent Media' last year is entered under the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MyANC. The family of struggle activist Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu want an inquest opened to establish facts around his trial, sentencing and hanging. The struggle activist was hanged on 6 April 1979 after being found guilty of murder. The 22-year-old never fired a shot but was charged for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Hundreds of Diepsloot residents gather outside the police station waiting for an audience with police minister Bheki Cele. Photo Credit: Emile Bosch. Police Minister Bheki Cele says at least 30 members of the police's tactical response team will remain in Diepsloot and 16 police vehicles will be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SABC board has apologised to Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni for jumping the gun in airing its concerns about the broadcaster's state of readiness for the planned analogue television signal switch-off. In a statement, issued on 25 March, SABC labelled government's plan to switch…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has opened bid window six of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The announcement comes as the government increasingly looks to renewable energy resources such as solar and wind as it plans to phase out its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The case against corruption-accused former ANC parliamentarian, Vincent Smith, has been postponed to 5 July 2022. Smith appeared briefly at the Palm Ridge Specialised Crimes Court on Wednesday morning, on charges of tax fraud, money laundering, corruption and breach of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act. But…
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