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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has postponed the disciplinary hearing of its former leader Jacob Zuma over security concerns ahead of the national elections. Zuma is accused of contravening rule 25 of the ANC constitution, which bars party members from organising or participating in activities of another…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Petroleum group Shell is on the verge of leaving the country in the midst of an acrimonious business fallout with its long-time BEE partner Thebe Investment Corporation. Shell has operated in the country for 122 years and has been in partnership with Thebe Investment Corporation as its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Retired Constitutional Court Justice Sisi Khampepe, who chaired the commission of inquiry into the deadly fire that gutted the Usindiso building in the Joburg CBD, handed over the report on part A investigations to Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi. This section of the report examined the circumstances surrounding…
By Emile Pienaar. A German man faces charges of trafficking and fraud after he was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport along with two Madagascan women, who he allegedly attempted to take to Croatia. Joachim Will appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Friday and is expected back in…
Staff Reporter. @WaldoSwiegers. French prosecutors said Saturday they were investigating oil giant TotalEnergies for possible involuntary manslaughter in connection with a 2021 jihadist attack in Mozambique. The probe follows a legal complaint brought by victims' families and attack survivors, accusing the French energy company, which was developing a major gas…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Fikile Mbalula has written to the party's disciplinary committee seeking postponement of former President Jacob Zuma's disciplinary hearing. Zuma has been summoned by the ANC to appear before a disciplinary committee for campaigning for the opposition uMkhonto weSizwe Party. He…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the real revolution for the country's long-term development. Ramaphosa convened the inaugural meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on ECD,which put wellbeing and development of children in the spotlight. A multi-disciplinary grouping of national departments has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The family and friends of struggle stalwart, Dr Motsoko Pheko gathered at the Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg on Saturday, to pay their last respects to the former Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) leader. Pheko who was an anti-apartheid activist, author, lawyer, historian and academic died…
Staff Reporter. The availability of food in the Gaza Strip has very slightly improved, though the risk of famine in the besieged Palestinian territory remains, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "The food situation has a little bit improved. There's a bit more food," Rik Peeperkorn, the WHO representative…
Staff Reporter. Accepting a ceasefire deal with Israel should be a "no-brainer" for Hamas, but the motivations of the militants' elusive Gaza-based leadership remain unclear, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has announced that its delegation will return Saturday to Cairo to resume…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @DwayneSenior. The master plan for the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) industry had turned around the industry's fortunes and created jobs since the plan’s launch five years ago, trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel said. More than 20,000 jobs had been created in the past…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President Paul Mashatile says government is committed to engaging in continuous dialogue with inter-faith organisations on any issue affecting society. Mashatile was speaking at an engagement between inter-faith leaders and government in Cape Town. The Deputy President said through weaving together the threads of different faiths…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The newly appointed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administrator Freeman Nomvalo has confirmed that he received the report into allegations of mismanagement and political meddling at the financial aid scheme. The report was prepared by Tshisevhe Attorneys Incorporated. The report found no evidence to support the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former African National Congress (ANC) president Thabo Mbeki has welcomed the party' decision to summon his successor Jacob Zuma to a disciplinary hearing over his endorsement of the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party. Zuma has been requested to appear before the ANC's disciplinary committee on Tuesday at Luthuli…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Gauteng Education Department has launched an investigation into the violent altercation between a pupil and teacher at the Glenvista High School, in the south of Johannesburg. A video of the incident, which took place on Thursday, was shared widely on social media on Friday, leading to…
Staff Reporter. The death toll from flood-related incidents in Kenya has crossed 200 since March, the interior ministry said Friday, as a cyclone barrelled towards the Tanzanian coast. Torrential rains have lashed East Africa, triggering flooding and landslides that has destroyed crops, swallowed homes, and displaced hundreds of thousands of…
By Daniel Steyn and Raymond Joseph. Matilda Gasela, the head of the Gauteng Department of Social Development, has left office under a cloud of corruption allegations dating back to her tenure as head of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. Gasela was transferred from the agriculture…
Staff Reporter. Taiwan's government on Thursday approved around $878 million for earthquake relief after a massive quake last month killed at least 17 people and damaged buildings and infrastructure. The magnitude 7.4 quake that hit the island on April 3 also injured more than 1,100 people, but strict building codes…
Staff Reporter. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday visited the country's south where floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains have killed 29 people, with the toll expected to rise. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday visited the country's south where floods and mudslides…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Closing arguments were heard in the bail application of the murder trial of South African rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes and his friend Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane in the Durban Magistrate Court. Forbes and Motsoane were shot outside a popular eatery on Durban's Florida Road in February last…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Amid a current backlog of about 321 000 unfinalised claims, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has launched a campaign to reduce claims submitted before April 2021 that have yet to be finalised. The campaign calls claimants to submit all outstanding documents to ensure that the RAF has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa is campaigning in the Western Cape this week as the party want to win the province. The Democratic Alliance (DA) is still likely to remain the biggest party in the provincial vote, with the ANC at just 17% in second…
By Ntando Thukwana. South Africa may struggle to make much more progress on resolving the country's longstanding challenges if a coalition government emerges after elections this month, Moody's Investors Service cautioned. "These include stimulating years of sluggish economic growth, curbing chronic power shortages and reducing very high unemployment," said Aurelien…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has finally served former President Jacob Zuma with his charges after endorsing the newly formed uMkhonto we Sizwe Party (MKP), the latest rival to the governing party. The Disciplinary hearing is scheduled to sit on May 7 at Luthuli House. Zuma is…
By Masecaba Sefularo. The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Thursday heard that the late Kaizer Chiefs Football Club player Luke Fleurs' real killers could still be at large. The six men arrested in connection with the 24-year-old's hijacking and murder in Honeydew last month made their fourth appearance in court, where…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated that it is just a matter of time before he signs the much criticised National Health Insurance (NHI) bill into law. The bill was passed by lawmakers last year, aims to provide universal health coverage to all South Africans. Speaking at the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has successfully relocated several locomotives and coaches to safety after a fire in tunnels under the M1 highway. The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning, prompting immediate response from PRASA Protection Services. A cloud of dark…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City of Johannesburg intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next financial year. Executive Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda made an announcement during the State of the City Address at the Metro Centre on Thursday.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Durban Magistrate Court heared closing arguments in the bail application of five men accused for killing of South African rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes and his friend Tebello 'TIBZ' Motsoane. Lindokuhle Thabani Mkhwanazi, Siyanda Eddie Myeza, Lindani Ndimande, Mziwethemba Gwabeni, and Lindokuhle Ndimande who were arrested in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. State witness Gideon Gouws was expected to be cross-examined on cellphone data and records when the Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial resumes in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday morning. However the murder trial was again postponed on Thursday as the defence lawyers clashed with…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube has launched a programme aimed at equipping residents with the knowledge and resources necessary to cultivate healthy and nutritious crops in their neighbourhoods. The Township Agriculture Programme aims to maximise food production in small spaces, promote a healthy ecosystem and increase biodiversity in urban…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has invoked Section 63 of the Water Services Act in the uThukela District Municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, in an effort to stabilise the state of water and sanitation in the area. The Water Services Act of 1997 empowers the Minister to intervene…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) confirmed that the M1 north has been reopened after underground City Power cables caught fire in the CBD. The M1 north and southbound were closed between the Empire and Crown interchange. EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi, said the underground fire was reported in the…
Staff Reporter. US President Joe Biden's administration is set to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, an official said Tuesday -- a historic shift that would bring federal policy more in line with public opinion. The US attorney general sent a proposal to the White House on Tuesday to…
By Monique Vanek. Nigeria's economy, which ranked as Africa's largest in 2022, is set to slip to fourth place this year and Egypt, which held the top position in 2023, is projected to fall to second behind South Africa after a series of currency devaluations, International Monetary Fund forecasts show.…
Staff Reporter. The New York judge presiding over Donald Trump's hush money trial fined the former president on Tuesday for defying a gag order and warned that further violations could result in jail time. Trump, 77, is accused of falsifying business records to reimburse his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the sacrifices of workers and those particular individuals who helped South Africa achieve freedom from Apartheid, must be celebrated. Ramaphosa spoke at the trade union federation Cosatu's main May Day rally in Western Cape on Wednesday. Thousands of people participated in a rally…
Staff Reporter. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Wednesday on Hamas to accept a "very strong" ceasefire-for-hostages offer by Israel as he vowed to put a priority on families seeking to reunite with loved ones. In rare scenes for the top US diplomat, who has faced furor at home…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Johannesburg emergency management services (EMS) are attending to an underground cable fire in the early hours of Wednesday along the M1 near the north double-decker section. A cloud of dark smoke covered a large section of the highway. Gauteng emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said they are…
By Anastasi Mokgobu. Justice Sisi Khampepe, the chairperson of the inquiry into the Usindiso building fire, has handed over part one of the commission's report to Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi. The commission was established to look into circumstances leading to the death of at least 77 people at the hijacked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The newly elected City of Ekurhuleni Mayor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza delivered his first State of the City Address (SOCA) on Tuesday - focused on key areas including job creation, transportation improvements, construction of roads and water systems, as well safety. Xhakaza promised that the metro would next month…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says he supports former president Thabo Mbeki's proposal to have a national dialogue after the national and provincial elections. Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at Black Business Council Summit Dinner. "It has become more difficult to build consensus and to work together and, therefore,…
Staff Reporter. The UK expects to deport 5,700 migrants to Rwanda this year, a senior minister said Tuesday, after the government published new details on the controversial plan. The figures come days after the scheme aimed at deterring migrant arrivals on small boats from northern Europe became law following months…
Staff Reporter. G7 energy and climate ministers agreed a timeframe Tuesday for phasing out coal-fired power plants, setting a goal in the mid-2030s, in a move hailed as significant by some environmentalists but described as "too late" by others. The Group of Seven two-day meeting in Turin is the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki has hit back at claims that his administration was warned about a brewing power crisis in 2008 but did nothing about it. Mbeki says his previous apology for the Eskom crisis was not appropriate,instead pointing a finger at his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa bestowed national orders to 32 recipients esteemed South Africans in the music, arts, journalism and entertainment sectors. National Orders are the highest awards that a country, through its President, bestows on its citizens and eminent foreign nationals. The orders were bestowed on Tuesday during…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Fullview. South African Tourism (SA Tourism) has recovered R35 million in irregular payments for services not rendered at their US and South African offices. In a statement on Monday, tourism minister Patricia De Lille said, she wished to inform the public of a number of irregular…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa encountered another setback as the defence raised concerns over the state's failure to provide evidence. The trial, which faced interruptions last Friday and Monday, remains in limbo pending the defence's request for crucial bank…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President Paul Mashatile has called all sectors of society to collaborate to generate employment, boost trade and investment between the nations, the continent and the world. Mashatile told delegates during a dialogue on the role of leadership in fostering economic growth, hosted by the African United…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Fullview. The founding member of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (NAFCOC) Dr Samuel Mokgethi Motsuenyane has died peacefully at the age of 97. Motsuenyane was dubbed the "Father of Black Business" due to his contributions in establishing and mentoring Black business executives and…
By Bhargav Acharya and Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa views BHP Group's proposed bid for Anglo American as "normal market activity" and is following the process as it unfolds, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson said on Monday. BHP is considering making an improved offer for Anglo American after its $39 billion initial…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Presidency has refuted claims that the State Security Agency(SSA) has been targeting SABC head of news, Moshoeshoe Monare, ahead of the elections. This comes after a report alleging that the SSA has sought to subject Monare to another round of vetting - two years after he assumed…
Staff Reporter. A Hamas delegation is due Monday in Egypt, where it will respond to Israel's latest proposal for a long-sought truce in Gaza and hostage release after almost seven months of war. Egypt, Qatar and the United States have been trying to mediate an agreement between Israel and Hamas…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between demand and supply will grow steeply from 2026 onwards when Sasol ceases to supply Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal industrial customers with gas …
Staff Reporter. Three blue light gang suspects who were terrorising motorists on the N3 freeway were shot dead by a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement officials on Sunday. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), this is after information about the gang, which committed blue light robberies on the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service in Gauteng are investigating a burglary at the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) provincial offices in Houghton, Johannesburg. This comes while the IEC is preparing for next month's hotly contested elections, on 29 May. Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says the robbery was reported…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Senzo Meyiwa trial resumed at the Pretoria High Court on Monday, but came to a halt after the defence requested additional documents related to state witness Gideon Gouws' testimony. Gouws was set to return to the stand following an early adjournment on Friday. Instead, the defence…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health minister Joe Phaahla says the clip by the Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi has been taken out of context. The NHI is not going to happen overnight, but only in about three years time. Lesufi alluded in a video clip that after the May 29 elections, all…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has expressed concern over the slow progress of the country's policymakers in speeding up the full implementation of the Cannabis Phakisa resolution. Operation Phakisa is a fast results delivery programme launched in July 2014 to help implement the National Development Plan, with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that many South Africans want the party to continue governing the country. Ramaphosa was addressing hundreds of ANC members and supporters during the party's Siyanqoba rally in Qwaqwa, Free State. Thabo Mofutsanyane is the biggest region…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's fight against child pornography continues with the recent arrests of two individuals in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). This brings the total number of arrests in connection with child pornography to 13. The 12th suspect, who appeared in court last week, was arrested on Tuesday. National police spokesperson…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court will hear the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) challenge over Umkhonto weSizwe party leader Jacob Zuma's eligibility to serve in the National Assembly on 10 May The urgent case set by the ConCourt will focus on whether Zuma's sentence to prison hindered his…
By Mapaballo Borotho. Five people were killed in a head-on collision between two cars on the N4 in Wonderfontein near Belfast on Saturday night. Four of the victims were declared dead on the scene, while the fifth victim succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Moeti Mmusi, spokesperson for Community…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. State owned power utility has warned political parties that it is illegal to place election posters on electricity structures due to the risk of electrocution. In a statement, Eskom acknowledged that South Africa was preparing for elections on May 29, but warned political parties placing election posters…
Staff Reporter. Police divers have recovered the body of a 35-year-old man who drowned in Witbank Dam in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Craig Lambinon of the National Sea Rescue Institute said the local rescue team was alerted to an incident just before 3pm where a man reportedly fell off the rocks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The allegations of signature fraud has surfaced that Umkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) has extensively forged signatures to qualify for the 29 May elections. According to legislation, political parties must submit at least 15 000 signatures of members and supporters to register for this year's election and appear…
Staff Reporter. A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted on Sunday morning, spewing an ash tower more than two miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn people to keep away. Mount Ibu, located on the island of Halmahera in North Maluku province, erupted at 12:37 am (1537 GMT Saturday)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Defence Thandi Modise has warned that no incitement of violence, lawlessness, destruction of infrastructure, or barricading of roads will be tolerated during elections. The Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security Cluster ministers briefed the media on the state of readiness for the May 29 polls. Modise…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The head of Burkina Faso's military regime, Ibrahim Traore, accused Ivory Coast on Friday of welcoming "all the destabilisers" of his country, adding there was a "problem with the authorities" in Abidjan. Ties between the two countries have been rocky of late, and on April 19 their…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded the former president of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) Dr Motsoko Pheko a Special Provincial Official Funeral. Pheko died last Friday at the age of 93. He was a member of parliament for 10 years and served on various portfolio committees including…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Political parties United Democratic Movement (UDM), ActionSA, RISE Mzansi, Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters were commemorating Freedom Day with some of them saying that true freedom has not been fully realised. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has said that many South Africans, particularly the majority of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Freedom Day serves as a reminder of South Africa's very first democratic elections held on 27 April 1994. The historic first free and fair election of 1994 resulted in Nelson Mandela becoming the first black president and he declared that "to be free is not merely to…
Staff Reporter. Hamas said it was studying on Saturday the latest Israeli counterproposal regarding a potential ceasefire in Gaza, a day after a delegation from mediator Egypt reportedly arrived in Israel in a bid to jump-start stalled negotiations. The signs of fresh truce talks came alongside ongoing Israeli preparations for…
Staff Reporter. Meetings, interviews, fundraising events, official travel: Joe Biden tried this week to be everywhere at once while his rival Donald Trump was held up in court. It was a tactical campaign move by an 81-year-old president who faces mixed polls and nagging questions about his age. Since last…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Water and Sanitation Department said on Friday, that the water tunnels of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project will be shut down from Oct. 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025, for scheduled maintenance. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is a water supply project developed as a partnership between…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Umkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) has expelled five of its leaders including founder Jabulani Khumalo following a meeting by the party's national leadership. MKP spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela confirmed that the party has expelled five of its leaders. This includes Khumalo, whom former president Jacob Zuma requested that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The three accused of theft of foreign currency at President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm have appeared in the Bela-Bela Magistrate's Court in Limpopo. Imanuwela David and siblings, Froliana and David Joseph, appeared in the Bela-Bela Magistrate's Court today. The case relates to the theft of around…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Law firm Seanego Attorneys has been appointed to probe the circumstances that led to the deaths of the two Daveyton Skills School pupils who drowned during a discipline camp. Teenagers Siphamandla Peterson and Sibusiso Sibiya were laid to rest of Wednesday after they drowned while on a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The highly anticipated , ANC Today Letters: Volume 1,Thabo Mbeki book was launched at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Friday, 26 April. The book is a collection of his famous ANC Today Letters, in which he expressed his opinions on topical matters weekly. The event drew a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Africa's Travel Indaba 2024 promises unparalleled value for delegates with tailored networking sessions, insights-driven panel discussions, speed marketing sessions showcasing new tourism products, a sophisticated match-making diary system, airline and Tourism Grading Council pavilions, and a wide array of products from across the African tourism sector. One…
Staff Reporter. French barber Roger Amilhastre, 90, could have hung up his clippers decades ago but he said his passion for hair gives him a reason to get up in the morning. "I love this job, it's in my bones," he said, leaning on one of his cast-iron barber's chairs…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An Electoral Court majority has found that Umkhonto we Sizwe party (MKP) leader Jacob Zuma qualifies for appointment to the National Assembly because the 15-month prison term he received from the Constitutional Court for contempt could not be appealed, therefore it did not qualify as a "sentence".…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen has unveiled his party's economic policy, which he says is the correct pathway to unleash enterprise, grow the economy and create jobs. Speaking at the party's headquarters in Johannesburg, Steenhuisen said the DA believes its economic policy would create two…
Staff Reporter. World wine production dropped 10 percent last year, the biggest fall in more than six decades, because of "extreme" climate changes, the body that monitors the trade said Thursday. "Extreme environmental conditions" including droughts, fires and other problems with climate were mostly to blame for the drastic fall,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) says it intends to appeal the judgment of the High Court in Johannesburg which found it in contempt of a February 2023 ruling on the declaration of cadre deployment records. This after the court found the ANC in contempt when it failed…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Swiss food giant Nestle on Thursday rejected accusations from an NGO that it added sugar to products in developing countries that it sold sugar-free in European markets. "There is no double standard," the company said in a statement. "We apply the same nutrition, health and wellness…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa hit a snag as the defence lawyer for accused number one, advocate Thulani Mngomezulu, was absent from proceedings. Mngomezulu sent a letter to the court registrar this morning saying he was unwell. He represents…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court has granted Jacob Zuma and his uMkhonto we Sizwe Party until next Tuesday to file answering affidavits in the application by the IEC against the Electoral Court's order. The extension was granted after Zuma and his party had written to the apex court to…
Staff Reporter. At least 155 people have died in Tanzania as torrential rains linked to El Nino caused flooding and landslides, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said Thursday. He told parliament that about 200,000 people had been affected and that there had been significant damage in several parts of the country,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The former African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki has reiterated his concerns about the party's leadership and governance but asserted his unwavering support. Jabulani Mall was abuzz on Thursday afternoon as the ruling party ramped up their campaign trail with Mbeki and Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's 2020 conviction on sex crimes was overturned by a New York appeals court on Thursday and ordered a new trial. In their 4-3 decision, judges cited errors in the way the trial had been conducted, including admitting the testimony of women…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Eastern Cape Liquor Board, Buffalo City Municipality and the South African Police Service (SAPS) are in the firing line of a report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on the Enyobeni tavern tragedy. The Commission conducted a probe into the deaths of 21 young…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legal team acting on behalf of Jacob Zuma and the uMkhonto we Sizwe Party have asked the Constitutional Court for an extension to file an answering affidavit to the application for leave to appeal by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). They have written to…
Staff Reporter. Vietnam's top soft drinks tycoon was jailed for eight years on Thursday in a $40 million fraud case, the latest high-profile business figure snared in the country's sweeping crackdown on corruption. The communist nation's wide-ranging campaign to wipe out endemic graft has seen more than 4,400 people charged…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former President Thabo Mbeki will lead the African National Congress (ANC)'s campaign trail in Soweto, Gauteng ahead of the 2024 national and provincial elections. Mbeki will lead a walkabout and meet and greet at the Jabulani Mall in Soweto. The party confirmed that he will campaign in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament about the extension of the deployment of SANDF members to fulfil the country's international obligations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. Ramaphosa said the deployment of almost 1400 soldiers has been extended in Mozambique and DRC until December 2024…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has embarked on a process to ensure that transport is sufficiently accessible to all categories of passengers, including persons with disabilities. President Cyril Ramaphosa said, "the goal of a universally accessible national transport system is not only within reach. It is also a vital part of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bank Statements have revealed that accused one, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya was in Gauteng around the time the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was fatally shot. This was revealed on Thursday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria by State prosecutor advocate Ronnie Sibanda. According to…
Staff Reporter. US President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed legislation authorizing $61 billion in military aid for Ukraine, with the Pentagon quickly announcing a $1 billion package headed for Kyiv, featuring desperately needed air defense and artillery munitions. The legislation -- which also includes aid for Israel and Taiwan and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City of Johannesburg has turned to the courts to stay the execution of the warrant of arrest against the municipal manager Clint Brink. On Wednesday the sheriff of the court tried to effect the warrant on Brink. The sheriff was enforcing a contempt of court order in…
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