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The Democratic Alliance has come to the defence of its leader Mmusi Maimane amid reports that he had continued to drive around a car paid for by former Steinhof chief executive officer Markus Jooste. Rapport newspaper reported that Maimane had refused to return the car despite colleagues warning him about…
The body of Zimbabwe's late former President Robert Mugabe has been buried in his rural village of Kutama after weeks of wrangling between his family and the government over his final resting place. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95, almost two years after a military…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to ask the ANC about the R3 million donated to it by Bosasa. On August 22 this year,DA leader handed the letter to Ramaphosa to have look at in parliament. Ramaphosa promised that he would study the letter and…
Voting is under way in Afghanistan presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 15-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country's chief executive, considered his main rival. However dozens of people were turned away or…
In an address to the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu),Minister of Basic Education,Angie Motshekga said government’s plans to allow students to leave school at the end of Grade 9. Motshekga said that her department is working on the implementation of standardised assessments to reduce failure, repetition, and drop-out rates.…
The Department of Basic Education is working on formalising Grade 9 as one of the exit points of schooling. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed this at the SADTU's elective conference that is underway at Nasrec. “This (new exit certificate) is designed to take people straight to where they want…
Zimbabwe has announced that former president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family. The government said the family of the former leader "has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba" "In line with the government policy to respect…
Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption and tests were conducted by the CSIR. Watch the video below for more on the story: Courtesy of SABC.
The South African Airways Pilots’ Association said that a majority of its members are willing to strike to if nothing is done to urgently turn around the national carrier. SAAPA sent a Letter of Demand to the Company that included the following demands: The appointment of a CEO within the…
Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride's has been nominated to serve as the next Deputy Public Protector. Parliament has released the list of people who will be shortlisted and interviewed for the job. The justice committee has called on the public to comment on the 28 names…
Image:AFP. Former French President Jacques Chirac, who led France from 1995 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, his family said. Chirac has been president of France twice and prime minister twice in addition to serving as mayor of Paris for 18 years. During his 12 years as…
Last week our Patron, President Mbeki, addressed the Robert Mugabe Memorial Service organised in Durban by the ANC leadership in KZN. In his speech, he addressed only the matter of the relations between the late President Robert Mugabe and the ANC. As we would expect, there were some in our…
A White House-released memo of President Trump's July 25, 2019, telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president. Image:AP Trump told the Ukrainian president, "If you can look into it ... it sounds horrible to me", referring to unsubstantiated allegations that Biden sought to interfere with a Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation of…
The Ekurhuleni metro police officer who was caught "drunk" on camera while in full uniform has been suspended. Ekhurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter to confirm that the officer as well as his supervisor have been placed on suspension by police chief Major General Isaac Mapiyeye. Thank you Chief…
The United States House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival, setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will fly back to the UK after his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, a government source told CNN. There is no information yet if and when he may speak in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Johnson said he would abide by the…
US President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has come under pressure in the face of protests calling for him to step down in Egypt. "Everybody has demonstrations," Trump said while meeting el-Sisi on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN …
Image:Reuters. World leaders will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York this week for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). All eyes will be on the general debate podium from September 24 to 30, when dozens of leaders will use what has been called the…
A fourth and possibly the final suspect wanted in connection with the Amy'Leigh de Jager kidnapping was arrested. According to the police's Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, members from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit that is tasked with the investigation arrested the 24-year-old man at Muvhango,area just…
Courtesy of ENCA. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit various areas including NGO 'Waves of Change' at Monwabisi Beach.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started their first overseas tour as a family, taking five-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Africa. The ten-day tour sees the Duke, Duchess and baby Archie visit South Africa, in a programme designed to cover their favourite charitable causes and boost Britain’s relationships abroad.…
The President will tomorrow during National Heritage Day celebrations officially open the Sandile Present Community Library ahead of addressing the nation at the Mxolisi Jacobs Stadium. The 2019 National Heritage Day celebrations will be hosted by the Northern Cape province in Upington under the theme 'Celebrating South Africa's literacy classics…
Minister of Tourism,Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has indicated that government has pulled out all the stops to ensure the safety of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “Quite a lot of work has been put in place to ensure that those who come to our shores remain…
Sunday Times has reported that Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has responded to a civil claim lodged by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to recover R21m from him,and instead he is claiming that the public broadcaster owes him R16m. He said the money is owed to him for brokering a…
Image:Reuters. A leading rights group has called for the "immediate release" of those arrested in Egypt following rare protests demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In a statement,Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Egyptian government to "protect the right to peaceful protest", after dozens were arrested for…
The US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security,as President Donald Trump has at least for now decided against any immediate military strikes in response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said…
Image:AFP. The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least 30 pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province was conducted by them. At least 40 others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed…
Zinhle Maditla who killed her four children by poisoning them has been sentenced to four life sentences by the High Court sitting in Middelburg for each of the murders. She fed her three children rat poison in the food she had prepared for them in December last year. Judge Shiela…
Lobby Group Afriforum has been denied leave to appeal the ruling of the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag that amounts to hate speech. The application seeking leave to appeal was heard in the Equality Court, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. The complaint was lodged by the…
Tunisia’s autocratic former president,Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali,fled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 after a popular uprising, has died aged 83.The revolution that led to his downfall inspired uprisings in neighbouring countries that came to be viewed as the Arab Spring. Ben Ali became president in November 1987 after Habib Bourguiba,…
The sentencing of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused, Mthembeni Mthunzi, has been postponed in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, and will now take place on November 7 and 8. The pair were found guilty of assault, intimidation, and kidnapping at the end of July. The…
A 12-year old girl and her grandfather have died after being shot outside a school in Katlehong. The shooting took place at the Izibuko Primary School. SAPS spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the shooting happened when a man and woman went to collect their child, who was returning from a school…
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who decided to call a second general election within in a year, is facing oblivion after a decade of ruling. With 90% of the vote counted the party of Benny Gantz, the former Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, captured 33 seats…
Image:Daily Maverick. The sexual assault case against former ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman has been withdrawn. He appeared briefly in the Kimberley Magistrate's court today and He had faced allegations of sexual assault made by his former personal assistant. In 2016,Fransman was suspended for five years following allegations of…
Twitter:@RanjeniM The Hawk's investigator Kobus Roelofse said a secret slush fund of the Crime Intelligence paid off Tiso Blackstar journalist and editor Ranjeni Munusamy’s car. Tiso Blackstar then released a statement that Ranjeni Munusamy has been placed on special leave to allow her to deal with the allegations made at…
President Cyril Ramaphosa called for a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that corporal punishment is illegal at home. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng upheld a 2017 high court ruling which made it illegal for parents to spank their children at home, dismissing an appeal to the ruling. The ruling was appealed by civil society group Freedom of…
Former president Thabo Mbeki has described late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a tried and tested compatriot and a great Pan-African. Mbeki was speaking at a memorial service for Mugabe at the Durban City Hall. He labelled the Zimbabwean leader as a great political actor who had an interest in…
As counting is underway in Israel's unprecedented repeat general election,exit poll projections show that the country's longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former military chief, Benny Gantz, locked in a tight race. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to carry on after a decade in office with a historic victory in…
The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP), Advocate George Baloyi, has decided that a formal inquest into all deaths related to the Esidimeni tragedy be held in the High Court of Pretoria before a judge. This after investigators were unable to gather evidence to bring charges against those linked to…
The Department of Community Safety in Gauteng has launched an investigation into a video showing a traffic officer hanging onto the bonnet of a moving car. The driver was attempting to avoid a traffic fine from the officer, who clung onto the bonnet in an effort to stop the vehicle.…
Old Mutual chairman Trevor Manuel has apologised unreservedly for criticising Judge Brian Mashile for a judgement that reinstated CEO Peter Moyo at Old Mutual. In a statement released today,Manuel apologised for the comment He made at a media conference last week. Statement from Trevor Manuel, Chairman of Old Mutual reads…
Israelis are casting their ballots for the second time this year, in an electoral race that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is fighting to hold on to power,after He called the snap election for failing to form a governing coalition in the wake…
The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed the contempt of court charges against Afriforum's Ernst Roets. The Nelson Mandela Foundation filed the application after Roets took to Twitter and posted the apartheid flag, asking: “Did I just commit hate speech?”, just hours after a scathing judgment banned its gratuitous display.…
State Security Agency(SSA) said while they respect the ruling by the High Court on the RICA Act,they are weighing their options on the way forward. The High Court declared that the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (Rica) was unlawful. The ruling followed a court…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployment in the Cape Flats. Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 201(2)(a) of the Constitution, read with Section 19 of the Defence Act, extended the employment of the SANDF in crime-affected parts of…
Image:Reuters. The attacks on petroleum and gas processing plants in Khurais and Abqaiq, which Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for, have knocked down approximately 5.7 million barrels per day of total Saudi oil output. That is over five percent of global crude supply, a deficit which will take…
Voting has ended in Tunisia,with only about 35 percent of eligible voters taking part to cast ballots and it was not a huge turnout on the second presidential vote since longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was removed in 2011. Hours before polls closed, electoral commission urged Tunisians to…
Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of Dros restaurant in Pretoria. The judgment was handed down by Pretoria High Court judge Papi Mosopa. Ninow, 21, had earlier pleaded guilty to rape, possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice,…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the recent xenophobic attacks as shameful while calling for an end to the violence. He was a guest speaker at Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto,and his comments came after he was booed when he spoke at the funeral of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe…
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered the Department of Correctional Services to take the parole placement of convicted sex offender Bob Hewitt on review. He has asked for a review on the basis that the ministry was concerned the victims had not participated in the parole process. National commissioner of…
Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of parliament, insisting such a suggestion is "absolutely not" true. The denial from Johnson comes in the wake of a ruling from the Court of Session in Edinburgh about his decision over controversial suspension of parliament for five weeks…
President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed the burial would only take place once a new site had been built there for the former leader. “We are building a mausoleum for our founding father on top of the hill at (the) Heroes Acre,” he said. Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will…
Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on the N1 from Polokwane yesterday, her department said. The department's director-general did not provide details but said in a statement: "It is with great sadness to inform you about the sudden death of Bavelile Hlongwa,Details…
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be buried in "around 30 days" at a monument for national heroes in the capital, Harare, a family spokesman said. On Thursday, the family had said that the Mugabe, whose body was flown back from Singapore on Wednesday, would be buried in his home…
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng briefed the media on allegations of corruption levelled against the judiciary. Courtesy of ENCA.
The family of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, a family spokesperson said. This contradicted the comments made by the family yesterday, in which they resisted the government's burial plans. Foreign heads of state and other dignitaries will…
Image:Silindelo Masikane. ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini faced a hostile crowd this morning when they arrived at the #ShutDownSandton protest march at the JSE in Johannesburg. In a video posted on Twitter, Bathabile Dlamini seems unperturbed by the heckling. A man asks her: "Do you feel welcome by the…
The Call-to-Action, a consortium representing over 70 civil society organisations and individual activists working on gender-based violence are threatening to bring Johannesburg's business hub - Sandton, to a stand still. They want big business to get involved and among others help fund initiative aimed at fighting Gender Based Violence. Courtesy…
Following the recent brutal rape and murder of a University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana (19), who was killed by a 42-year-old post office worker, a ‘coalition’ of 70 civil society activist groups, including Rise Up Against Gender Based Violence and Sonke Gender Justice, under the hashtag, #SandtonShutdown have…
At least 50 people have been killed after a train derailed in a southeastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Steve Mbikayi,the Minister of Humanitarian said. The accident took place about 3am local time in the town of Mayibaridi in Tanganyika province, the minister said. Railways in the DRC…
Image:Clement Manyathela/EWN. Several people have reportedly been injured in a stampede at the viewing event for founding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. His body has since been laid out for the public at the stadium and will later be transported to his homestead Zvimba and thousands were in attendance to pay…
Today marks 42 years since the death of anti-apartheid activist, Stephen Bantu Biko. He died at the age of 30 while in police custody at the Pretoria Central Prison in 1977. Four decades after his death in police custody, he deserves to be recognised as one of the towering heroes…
The late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home village, Kutama in Mashonaland West province. This was revealed by the late national hero nephew, Leo Mugabe in an interview with AFP. He will be buried early next week, either on Monday or Tuesday, and it…
Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is continuing with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Courtesy of SABC.
Police Minister Bheki Cele have painted a bleak picture regarding war on crime, during the presentation in Parliament. Murder increased by 3.4%, noting that 60% of all murders in the country took place on a weekend between 21h00 and 03h00. In terms of sexual offences,another drastic increase in reported crimes,…
The Economic Freedom Fighters has rejected Eyewitness News apology over an insult made by journalist Barry Bateman allegedly aimed at Julius Malema. Bateman allegedly called him a "p**s" at an impromptu press briefing outside the Hawks offices. He was caught on camera using derogatory words while in conversation with another…
The eight-year-old girl who was raped in a Dros restaurant has thanked the state for helping her. The child, who testified in camera and via an intermediary room in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, detailed a different sequence of events to the one Ninow detailed in his plea explanation.…
The body of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe has arrived at the country’s main airport, but his final resting place remains a source of mystery amid a dispute between some family members and the government. His body arrived at Harare’s Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport shortly after 3.30pm local time.…
It's been 18 years since the September 11 attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in the worst act of terrorism the nation has ever experienced. President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, led a moment of silence at the White House before going to the Pentagon, where 64…
President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many" of Bolton's suggestions "as did others in the administration." "I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National…
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it needs water tight evidence on allegations of state capture, before pushing for prosecution. "There's a lot of evidence and cases at the commission. In addition to that there are number of cases that are not alluded to at the commission. There's a lot…
It's been revealed that VBS Mutual Bank gifted former president Jacob Zuma an R8.5 million bond at least nine months before any documents were signed to give the bank security over the loan. News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reported that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that…
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has said there is no call by the Nigerian government to repatriate its citizens from South Africa. She was speaking at a joint media briefing in Parliament that was held by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster. Dlodlo said this hours after a…
The Wits Business School has denied claims made by the former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng that He was a lecturer at the university. He claimed during testimony that he “lectures at universities”, including at Wits Business School “about leadership”. He also claimed that his lectures were turned into part of…
SABC has suspended three permanent employees and one freelancer following evidence showing that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent speech to the nation was an act of sabotage. In a statement released,The SABC said the preliminary investigation into the incident has revealed that material for the 6pm broadcast of the President’s pre-recorded…
Courtesy of SABC. The inquiry is investigating allegations of corruption at the public broadcaster. Yesterday the former SABC board chairperson Ben Ngubane told the commission that Hlaudi Motsoeneng was appointed to executive positions at the state broadcaster, even though he did not have a matric qualification, because of his sterling…
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that Natasha Conabeer was not a student in any of their campuses. According to UKZN spokesperson, Ashton Bodrick, the 23-year-old had applied to study at the institution in 2014, however she never formally registered but this does not diminish the outrage we feel as…
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth gave final approval to a piece of legislation which seeks to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking the country out of the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31. Her action, known as a Royal Assent, came after parliament voted against attempts by Johnson…
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has released a statement confirming that its leader Julius Malema will report to the Hawks Office in Silverton, Pretoria, to give a warning statement relating to allegations that he discharged a firearm during the EFF’s fifth birthday celebrations in East London in 2018. Press Alert:…
Nicholas Ninow has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and possession of drugs at the North Gauteng High court however He still went on trial as the state disputed his version of events in his plea explanation. The 22 year old has pleaded guilty to raping a seven year…
Police confirmed this morning that there had been a second fatality in the Johannesburg CBD violence that is linked to ongoing xenophobic riots that broke out last week. Johannesburg Metro Police Department chief David Tembe said the second victim was shot in Malvern, while the first victim had been stabbed…
Police said incidents of attacks on businesses were reported in parts of the CBD where police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to restrain the crowd. Courtesy of ENCA. Fresh protests have erupted in the Johannesburg CBD and one person died while five other people were injured. Police spokesperson Captain…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted the country is facing a national crisis of violence against women. “We are reviewing laws on domestic violence and sexual offences to prioritise the needs and interests of survivors,” Ramaphosa said. “We are going to overhaul and modernise the national register of gender-based violence offenders…
Robert Mugabe became prime minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 and served as the country's president from 1987 until his forced resignation in 2017. Who Was Robert Mugabe? Robert Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1963, he founded ZANU, a resistance movement against…
Buckingham Palace announced more details of their trip, revealing the parents would fly with baby Archie to Cape Town on the 23rd of September 2019. And after a number of public appearances together, Meghan, 38, is expected to stay in Johannesburg with Archie while Prince Harry, 34, goes to Botswana,…
Former President Thabo Mbeki has described late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as “an outstanding fighter for liberation not only of the people of Zimbabwe but also all other colonially and racially oppressed people”. Mugabe passed away in Singapore aged 95. He had been battling ill-health and was being treated…
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell to Uyinene Mrwetyana,who will will be laid to rest. The 19 year University of Cape Town student was found dead after going missing last month. Courtesy of SABC. and You Tube.
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said. It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe (1/2) — President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019 Cde Mugabe was…
Judge Daya Pillay has ruled in favour of ANC Nec Member Derek Hanekom in his civil case against former president Jacob Zuma. Judge Pillay ruled that Zuma’s tweet had been “untrue, defamatory and unlawful” and ordered the former head of state to apologise to Hanekom and remove the tweet within…
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the World Economic Forum on Africa that the majority of South Africans are against xenophobia,and He has called on for a political solution on the attacks of foreign nationals. He was speaking during the opening plenary session of the world event and made the remarks…
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson,has refused to resign in the wake of his own brother's,Jo Johnson decision to quit the government over an “unresolvable tension” between the national interest and family ties. The prime minister was asked if he would follow his younger sibling out the doors of parliament but…
Mxolisi Kaunda was finally sworn in as mayor of eThekwini Municipality. His deputy will be Belinda Scott and the new speaker of the municipality,will be Weziwe Thusi. The voting tally was as follow: Mayor:Mxolisi Kaunda-108 Nicole Graham 82Deputy MayorANC Belinda Scott- 115 DA -Thabani Mthethwa-81Chief whipANC Mkhize-126 AIC- Mhlanga-74 This…
Reuters - Tanzania’s national carrier suspended its flights from the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg citing ongoing violence that was a risk to its passengers. “You are aware that there is ongoing violence in South Africa whereby the youth have taken laws in their hands,” Tanzania’s Transport Minister…
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants parliament to start the process to make sex offender list public. Courtesy of ENCA. The president has also announced that Treasury will make additional funding to coordinate campaigns on gender based violence.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Grade R pupil in front of her school in Vanderbijlpark, police confirmed. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of R2 million but it was never paid. She was reunited with her family the following day after the kidnappers dropped…
South Africa's economy grew by 3.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019, it was helped by the mining sector which recorded its strongest growth since 2016, the Stats SA said. Statistics SA further said mining was up 14.4 percent, followed by the finance sector which added 4.1 percent and…
MultiChoice has shut its offices and branches in Nigeria and Zambia. This follows protests at the group's Nigerian and Zambian offices in Lagos and Lusaka. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that MTN stores in three Nigerian cities have been attacked and all stores and service centres in the country have been shut…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned "acts of wanton violence" against foreigners as crowds of people plundered shops and set fire to buildings for a second day in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and arrested seven people in the township of Alexandra this morning, a day after clashing with looters who…
At least 80 students braved the weather for a vigil for UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana last night. There were the soft sounds of sniffling, crying and many held each other in sorrowful and comforting embraces throughout the two-hour-long vigil. University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said the…
Image: Reuters. The prime minister of the Bahamas has posted an update on Twitter, reiterating what he said at his media briefing, that so far there have been five confirmed deaths in Abaco and that the hurricane which is expected to continue to batter Grand Bahama Island for “many more…
The six-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager has been found. She was kidnapped outside her school in Vanderbijlpark yesterday and her kidnappers were demanding R2million ransom for her release. Police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said: "Amy was found this morning and she is undergoing a medical examination at a local hospital. The…
The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 4-6 September. The theme of the meeting is Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This year’s meeting falls in a year when 20 elections will take place across the…
The man arrested in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been charged with her murder and rape as well as defeating the ends of justice. Mrwetyana disappeared more than a week ago. Three private investigators joined police in an extensive search for…
The situation remains tense in Jeppestown and Malvern following the arrest of 31 people in connection with the looting and torching of shops in the areas over the weekend. Yesterday, chaos erupted in Jeppestown after criminals looted and torched foreign-owned shops following a fire at a building that claimed three…
A 6-year-old Grade R girl was kidnapped by four men in front of Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, at around 07:40 this morning. Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says the girl was taken by four men driving in a a white Toyota Fortuner. The Grade R pupil, was identified as…
At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month. First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman's car between the cities of Midland and Odessa. The gunman went on to shoot…
Image:UNICEF. Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who have caught the virus have now died, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF reported yesterday. “The news that the total number of deaths has…
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced that Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has been elected as the next chancellor of the university, a position that she will take up from 1 January 2020. She takes the reins from Graça Machel,who was first elected in 1999 and her second term will…
The City of Tshwane and its Municipal Manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola have parted ways. It was initially agreed that He would leave by end of July but the deadline was missed and extended to August 31 by Tshwane Mayor Steven Mokgalapa. And it was reported that He will receive R6…
Denel has been granted R1.8 billion bailout from National Treasury and the additional R1 billion bailout will be considered in 2020/21 budget. The state-run arms firm had asked the government for a R2.8 billion cash injection to help it emerge from a financial crisis and secure lucrative export deals. In…
The Gauteng High Court has ordered Brian Shivambu to pay R1.78m to VBS Mutual Bank's liquidators. The order is in relation to an application by Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the now defunct mutual bank, as part of their efforts to recover R2.7 million that was part of a R4-million…
Cosatu has discussed finance minister Tito Mboweni’s economic strategy document after it was released for public comment earlier this week. Speaking at a media briefing today,Cosatu deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe questioned why the document was released without consultation with cabinet and said the paper sought to exploit the country's…
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has withdrawn her appeal against a ruling in the high court in Pretoria which interdicted the implementation of remedial action in her report on the South African Revenue Service "Rogue Unit" investigation. A notice of withdrawal states: "...the first and second applicants (Public Protector and…
Former Free State Social Economic Development MEC,Mxolisi Dukwana has called the ANC General Secretary Ace Magashule a blesser. He was testifying at the state capture inquiry for the second day and He further said if law enforcement had done their work, Magashule wouldn’t be sitting in Luthuli House but would…
Adam Catzavelos has reached a settlement with South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) over his racist comments,He made while on holiday in Greece. He appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court where details of the R150,000 fine were disclosed. The video was recorded while he was on holiday last year and…
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Free State said despite experiencing challenges with Maluti-a-Phofung municipal by-elections everything went according to plan. New Maluti a Phofung council composition. ANC 37 (47) Independents 10 (0) EFF 9 DA 5 DPSA 4 AULA 2 APC 1 AIC 1. Total 69-ANC retain outright control…
The ANC in Kwazulu-Natal has confirmed that eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has withdrawn her resignation. And according to the sources she is appealing the ANC's decision to redeploy her. Gumede and other senior executives in the eThekwini and Msunduzi executive councils had officially handed in their resignations on Monday. Her…
Public transport has been suspended in the Pretoria CBD as the taxi drivers demand answers after one of their own was killed, allegedly by the foreign nationals. Taxi operators allege that there is corruption involving police which led to the mysterious murder. Some of the drivers claim police corruption prevented …
Minister of Labour Thulas Nxesi has promised that his department will be "hard" on employers who do not meet their employment equity targets. The employment equity report,was handed over to Labour and Employment Minister, and He lamented the fact that the country still has a long way to go when…
Minister of Finance,Tito Mboweni, is calling on the members of the public to make comments on a paper published today on the Treasury website, titled: Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness. He said the paper is an attempt to translate the broad outcomes of inclusive growth, economic transformation, and competitiveness…
Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has rejected offer of aid from the G7. French President Emmanuel Macron said the funds would immediately be available to Brazil, to allow fire-fighting planes to stem record blazes in the rain-forest. Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles had told reporters that they had welcomed the G7…
The justice committee in parliament has taken a resolution to ask the National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise to instruct the assembly's rules committee to urgently draft rules on how to remove the public protector and other heads of Chapter 9 institutions. The MP'S have agreed to refer the process for…
Veteran journalist Ben Said has died. He was recently re-appointed as a director of news at eNCA and He was 45. eNCA’s Editor Jeremy Maggs said: “Ben was one of the country’s best television journalists and his loss to the station is immense.". His brother Nick said: "It is with…
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed it received Zandile Gumede's resignation as mayor,including the rest of the ANC executive members in the eThekwini and Msunduzi councils. This came after the party made sweeping leadership changes to the executives in those councils following a special provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on…
The African National Congress (ANC) has send its condolences to the Watson family after he died in a car accident near OR Tambo International Airport this morning. In a statement, the ANC described Watson as a dedicated anti-apartheid activist. "Cde Gavin in particular played a significant role in providing support,…
News24 reports that Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson parked his metallic blue BMW X5 at the company's Krugersdorp office before he signed out a company Toyota Corolla for the weekend, in which he died on early hours of this morning. The controversial businessman has also called a prayer meeting of directors…
Bosasa CEO,Gavin Watson has been killed in a horrific car accident in the early hours of this morning close to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Bosasa executives have rushed to the scene of the accident on the R21 near the airport, where a Bosasa company registered Toyota Corolla was…
Sowetanlive has reported that Siphiwe Nyanda is suing former president Jacob Zuma for defamation,He wants R800 000 compensation and an apology in the application reportedly brought to the Gauteng South High Court. This follows Zuma's lengthy opening statement at the Zondo Commission at which he outlined that the were people…
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) deeply mourns the unexpected passing of one of its founding trustees, Dr. Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu. She was known variously as a committed feminist activist, as a military commander, as a medical practitioner and as an extraordinary business woman and owner of Motheo Construction, the…
Image:Presidency. President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Biarritz and is accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The G7 is a forum of seven countries,France,Germany,Italy,Japan,US,the United Kingdom and Canada and its leaders meet annually to discuss important…
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has officially elected Velenkosini Hlabisa as the new party leader. He is currently the leader of the official opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature and takes over from Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who founded the party and led it for over 44 years. Hlabisa's term will run…
Image:Forbes Africa. Dr Thandi Ndlovu has died following a horrific car crash earlier today,while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg in the North West. According to the reports,She was rushed to hospital,but unfortunately it was too late. Ndlovu established Motheo Construction in 1999. The company acquired…
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is set to choose a successor to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who has led the party since its formation in 1975. And it has been reported that Velenkosini Hlabisa is poised to take over as leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party this weekend as the IFP…
European leaders have threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rain-forest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis. Amid a global concern and condemnation, Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, in an address to the…
I’m not surprised by @Julius_S_Malema revelations regarding @Derek_Hanekom. It is part of the plan I mentioned at the Zondo Commission. @Derek_Hanekom is a known enemy agent. — Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) 25 July 2019 Judgment has been reserved in the matter between ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom…
On the 21st of August 2019, the Equality Court ruled that gratuitous displays of the Apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (‘The Equality Act’). The application was brought by the Nelson Mandela Foundation…
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, together with the Minister of Communication and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that SuperSport have agreed on commercial terms with the SABC, which allows it to broadcast PSL matches on television. The SABC was refused broadcast rights by SuperSport after it…
The protesting students of University of Fort Hare were caught on camera chasing down a cow, moments before butchering it. The university reported that two cows were killed after students hacked off chunks of meat while the animals were still alive. The incident took place during the ongoing violent protests.…
The Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has revealed a letter that says the ANC has received R3 million from Bosasa and President Cyril Ramaphosa said he wanted to see the letter. He then handed a copy of the letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament, asking him what the Treasurer…
The current KZN MEC for Transport, Safety and Community Liaison,Mxolisi Kaunda has been appointed mayor of the eThekwini Municipality and Belinda Scott, the current MEC for finance in the province, will be the deputy mayor. He will replace the ousted mayor Zandile Gumede, who was relieved of her duties last…
The ANC withdraws its motion of no confidence against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and said they will table it again at the next Council sitting. They wanted to remove Mashaba saying the city is in a poor financial state. ANC Greater Johannesburg regional chairperson Geoff Makhubo,said the City of Joburg…
Image:Times. EFF leader Julius Malema has asked the Constitutional Court to give guidance about the recent interim interdict applications against public protector's remedial action. Urgent guidance is needed from the Constitutional Court on the right way to handle urgent interim interdict applications against the public protector, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)…
Nomgcobo Jiba went to court to file an urgent interdict to stop Parliament from going ahead with the process of either endorsing or rejecting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to fire her. As a result,speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and the parties involved in the urgent interdict of Parliament’s…
The Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said the court ruling that suspended her order that President Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan over the SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit” will “create unbearable conditions” for the functioning of her office and she wants the Constitutional…
The 1928 Flag of South Africa has came to globally represent a symbol of white supremacy, exclusion and hatred and is considered by most South Africans as a source of trauma and terror. The Nelson Mandela Foundation applied to the Equality Court for gratuitous displays of the flag to be…
The Equality Court has ruled that the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. Courtesy of Sabcnews. The complaint was lodged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the controversial arms deal. Corruption Watch and the Right2Know brought an application to review and set aside the findings of the controversial commission, headed by Judge Willie Seriti, which both organisations argued misled…
Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile said that nine out of 11 municipalities in the province were at risk of degenerating to a dysfunctional level. The MEC cited the Auditor-General's report on municipalities which showed regression and He has since established a committee to investigate these problems. He further said…
A man was killed by a lions at the Dinokeng Game Reserve, north of Pretoria. Early reports indicated that the victim was the owner of the lions. According to Best Care emergency service spokesperson Xander Loubser, three lions were shot and killed after the fatal attack. “We received a call…
Today marked one-year anniversary of the public hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The commission was established following then public protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendations that President Jacob Zuma should establish the commission and the Chief Justice appointing its chair. She wanted the commission to be chaired…
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled this morning that state-owned arms utility Denel must urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from employees salaries. The High Court made the ruling after trade union Solidarity brought an urgent application to compel Denel to make the payments. Denel has…
Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron has retired after 25 years as a judge. Cameron, who is openly gay and was one of the first public figures to disclose his HIV status, first graced the bench as an acting judge on 20 August 1994 until December of the same year. The…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. The legislation is perhaps known for its proposed introduction of a demerit system for drivers, and it is expected to fundamentally change driving in the country. Some of the biggest changes include: Depending…
Commissar Tebogo Mokwele has resigned after confessing to having received money from President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2017 ANC presidential campaign following a bereavement. “I have decided to save the organisation the painful time to subject me to a disciplinary process,"She said in her statement. Read the full statement below: EFF confirmed…
Deputy minister of state security Zizi Kodwa has confirmed receiving R50,000 from a bank account linked to President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign. He said he didn’t have to explain why Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign paid him R50,000 almost two years after the governing party’s Nasrec conference. City Press reported yesterday…
President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled back in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday to reply to oral questions from Members of the house,which arguably it will be a tough week for him,given the revelation of details of his CR17 presidential campaign. EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele received money from President Cyril…
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has send his condolences to the families of the N1 crash victims,which claimed the lives of ten people. It is believed that the crash took place when the taxi driver lost control of the minibus taxi and hit the concrete barrier on the highway. According…
Image:Reuters. A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. The explosion took place on Saturday evening in an area in the west of the city mostly populated by Shia Muslims and women and children were among the…
Image:AFP. Earlier today,Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government. The landmark agreement signed today in the capital Khartoum came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of longtime leader…
Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, protesters who had already gathered in the city were violently dispersed by police and several were hurt. The opposition said the ban exposed the "fascist"…
As South Africa reflects on the Marikana massacre that claimed the lives of 34 mineworkers seven years ago,President Cyril Ramaphosa's tweet on the commemoration of Marikana, was met with mixed reactions. The Marikana tragedy stands out as the darkest moment in the life of our young democracy. Today we remember…
Today marks seven years since 34 mineworkers were shot dead during a protest demanding better wages and working conditions at then Lonmin Platinum's Marikana operations. "Despite having dockets since 2017, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has failed to prosecute anyone for the deaths on 16 August 2012." The Farlam Commission…
The High Court in Pretoria ruled that the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was personally liable for a fraction of costs in the case relating to her report on the Estina dairy farm project. She was ordered to pay 7.5% of the costs of the DA and 7.5% of the costs…
Gauteng MEC for Safety Faith Mazibuko has condemned the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto. Mazibuko has called for calm in the aftermath of the conflict. Last night residents from several parts of Soweto, including Dobsonville, Zola and Orlando looted shops owned by foreign nationals. Police have confirmed that seven…
Foreign-owned shops in Soweto were under siege last night as residents went on a looting spree in about six townships. Townships that have been affected so far are said to be Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele has confirmed the incidents and said …
Image: Sabcnews. The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, has strongly condemned inappropriate tweets and images distributed by the Department of Basic Education’s spokesperson. She said the tweets objectify women in a campaign that is meant to encourage learners to read in order to lead.…
The Public Protector has filed record of documents that led to the adverse report against President Cyril Ramaphosa's over his ANC presidential campaign. Ramaphosa's lawyers questioned the legality of how documents including the bank statements and emails were obtained. Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba then wrote to the lawyers of…
ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini has issued a threat to the ruling party, warning that women may break away if the ANC continues to purge female leaders. She was speaking in Parktown where the ANCWL was holding a conversation with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the progress on the socioeconomic…
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that Zandile Gumede has been removed as eThekwini mayor. Gumede has been implicated in a report compiled on the state of the 11 municipalities including eThekwini. The report cited infighting, rampant corruption and a complete collapse of service delivery. She is facing fraud and…
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is set to announce its decision on the fate of Mayor Zandile Gumede after a two-day provincial executive committee meeting in Durban. According to the sources,the PEC used a damning report compiled by the Kwazulu-Natal Cogta Department after a comprehensive assessment of all…
Residents at the Stellenbosch University campus were given alternative accommodation for the night after a fire broke out in the residence around 19:00 last night. The fire in the residence for women at the Stellenbosch University campus was brought under control by 20:30, and all residents were brought to safety.…
Axed NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba has applied to cross-examine Angelo Agrizzi at the commission of inquiry into state capture. Agrizzi detailed how Jiba,Mrwebi and Jackie Lephinka, who was Jiba's assistant, would be paid as they were handling the investigation involving Bosasa and the correctional service department. He further said in…
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has declared three days of national mourning for victims of the fuel tanker explosion on Saturday. A press statement issued on Sunday said that during the three days of mourning, all national flags will be hoisted at half-mast. "President Dr John Pombe Magufuli has declared…
The ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom is suing former president Jacob Zuma for half a million rand following a tweet declaring that he was a “known enemy agent” Former president added his former minister, Derek Hanekom, to his list of spies, tweeting that Hanekom "is a known…
SABC says its acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Group Executive for Technology, Craig Van Rooyen has resigned. The public broadcaster said in a statement that Van Rooyen has quit for personal and family reasons. Van Rooyen said “My decision to leave the SABC is one of the most difficult…
Image: Reuters. It is the fourth consecutive day that thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the airport and it is the biggest disruption to the territory since protests began in early June. Hong Kong international airport is one of the busiest in the world and officials said the demonstration "seriously…
The Trek4Mandela team landed safe at the OR Tambo International Airport last night after a success summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The group of 17 climbers which included the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela,made the summit as part of the Trek4Mandela initiative. Professor Madonsela said that the experience was…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been granted an interdict to suspend remedial action related to a report on his ANC election funding. The application was not opposed by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The public protector has since released the report, which found that the president "deliberately misled parliament“ when he…
According to campaign records seen by the Sunday Independent, including emails and financial statements, the beneficiaries of the R1billion campaign funds included ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Enoch Godongwana, Ramaphosa’s adviser Marion Sparg, Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya, former Free State…
The Presidency said they believe that the confidential banking information of the contributors to the CR17 presidential campaign was illegally obtained by the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. "The selective circulation of this banking information is clearly intended to cast aspersions on the President, and follows the recent report of the…
Former South African Revenue Service (SARS) executive Johann van Loggerenberg has revealed that he had received a personal apology from former Sunday Times senior journalist Malcolm Rees over how he had reported on five years ago. In his apology, related to the infamous rogue unit Sunday Times report in 2014,…
Sixty people died while 70 were seriously injured in Morogoro town, Tanzania, this morning when a fuel tanker burst into flames. Reports indicated that the victims included motorcyclists who rushed to the scene in Msamvu to collect leaking fuel after the vehicle overturned. Others were food vendors along Dar es…
The successful political dialogue between the government and Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), culminating in the signing of an agreement on cessation of military hostilities, is a major development in the quest for ‘African solutions for African problems Signed by President Filipe Nyusi of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) led government…
This year marks the 63th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March against the pass laws, as well as 25 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa. 2019 also marks 65 years since the founding conference of the Federation of South African Women, which adopted the 1954 Women’s Charter. The…
Axed NPA Boss Nomgcobo Jiba has approached the Western Cape High Court, challenging Justice Yvonne Mokgoro's report which found she was unfit for office. In the notice of motion filed in court, Jiba is asking the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP)…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has welcomed the National Health Insurance(NHI) Bill, tabled by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize. Under the NHI, government will provide a package of comprehensive health services for free at private and public health facilities, as part of…
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that President Cyril Ramaphosa has complied with the remedial action of the Public Protector Busisiswe Mkhwebane's report in the matter of Ivan's Pillay pension pay out. Ramaphosa secured an interdict from the court, meaning he does not have to implement disciplinary action against…
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation confirmed today that they are investigating Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The probe relates to criminal charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice. The charges were laid by anti-corruption group Accountability Now. Courtesy of ENCA. The criminal charges arose out of the Constitutional…
The Constitutional Court has dismissed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's leave to appeal against the high court decision which ruled that he must pay back part of the R30m pension he received from the power utility. The high court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) both ruled that the…
Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she will not be opposing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s application for an urgent interim interdict on her Bosasa report due to be heard on Monday. Mkhwebane’s decision follows a letter from national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi to Mkhwebane asking whether there had…
The ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) has announced that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede's special leave will be extended for the second time as a decision on her future has still not been made. The party's provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli told a media briefing in Durban that the time they…
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 95, has been in a Singapore hospital for the past three months and his condition "is remarkably stable for his age," the country's president said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a statement released yesterday, did not disclose what Mugabe is being treated for but confirmed that…
The SABC released the findings of its year-long investigation into allegations of editorial interference. The findings implicate a number of high-ranking staff members and government officials and the SABC says it will take disciplinary action against those who have been implicated. Joe Tlholoe, veteran journalist and former chairperson of the…
Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko says that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not commit any crime and was, and is, under no obligation to declare the donors to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign. Diko was responding to a weekend report by News 24 that revealed leaked emails from the CR17 campaign which…
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she was not going anywhere and the damning court rulings against her were not sufficient grounds for Parliament to remove her. Mkhwebane spoke to Eyewitness News in a wide-ranging interview. Parliament’s justice committee was preparing to process a request by the Democratic Alliance to…
The SACP has called on all sectors of society, regardless of their political affiliation, to stand up to state capture and corruption. "All South Africans who hate state capture and corruption: let's come together and say enough is enough," said the party's secretary general Blade Nzimande at its 98th anniversary…
A light plane crashed in western Tanzania yesterday, killing two South Africans, the officials said. The plane with registration ZU-TAF-19 is a four-seater Sling plane from South Africa, according to Tanzanian officials. “The pilot and passenger, both South African citizens, were killed in the plane crash that occurred shortly after…
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reportedly taken a swipe at a personal cost order issued against her by the Constitutional Court last month. The Sunday Times reported that Mkhwebane said she should be guaranteed decisional independence like judges of the courts. “The judges are guaranteed decisional independence, which means…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has denounced the worrying acts of lawlessness in both the Cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg respectively. The rule of law is the central pillar of any democracy and the committee is steadfast in its view that the South African…
The African National Congress(ANC) provincial executive committee in the Western Cape has been disbanded. The Western Cape ANC has endured a rocky two years, with the party’s top brass having to be called in on two occasions to resolve public infighting that played out ahead of the party’s 2017 Nasrec…
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