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Staff Reporter. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will reinterview most of April’s Constitutional Court candidates after a settlement negotiation with the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac). The JSC will sit for the interviews in October. Casac confirmed on Thursday that the JSC had agreed to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa may never know the true cost of state capture. In his closing statement to the State Capture Commission this afternoon, Ramaphosa said that the cost of the corruption was effectively incalculable,and had caused long-lasting damage to major institutions. "We may be…
Staff Reporter. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted an extension to South Africa’s national state of disaster. The extension means that the state of disaster will now run until 15 September 2021. "The extension takes into account the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation…
Staff Reporter. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of two winter systems that will affect the country from Thursday, with their impact extending into the weekend. "Firstly, an intense cold front will make landfall in the Western Cape early Thursday morning spreading to the Eastern Cape during the…
Staff Reporter. The 2020/21 annual report on non-compliance with payment of suppliers’ invoices within 30 days shows that national departments achieved an annual average timeous submission rate of 73% during the financial year. "This represents a regression when compared to the annual average timeous submission rate of 85% achieved in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees nothing wrong with the ANC’s cadre deployment committee discussing the names of candidates the party prefers to be appointed to the judiciary. Ramaphosa on Thursday told the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture that the deliberations of the committee…
By Karyn Maughan. The EFF have filed an application for leave to appeal Acting Judge Cassim Sardiwalla's ruling that it had no right to seek the unsealing of President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 bank statements. Gauteng High Court in Pretoria Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba sealed the records in 2019, after…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala will lead a provincial government engagement with international diplomats and investors in Gauteng to reassure them that the province is ready for business and to showcase the KZN Investment Book. The meeting follows the recent civil unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal, which threatened to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cyril Ramaphosa appears at the State Capture Commission as the country's President. The questioning of President Cyril Ramaphosa by four evidence leaders in a marathon day of testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has exposed how the ANC’s shadow state has come to dominate…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, has assured workers that government will assist workers that were affected by the recent unrest. "We are collating all the necessary workers’ information so they can benefit from both the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and Public Employment Services work-seekers database for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, has welcomed the 6th Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment on climate change report. The assessment report, which was released on Monday, is the first in a series of reports to be adopted under the IPCC 6th assessment…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has announced that the economic recovery support interventions announced by Minister Ebrahim Patel, a fortnight ago is open for affected businesses to apply. The R3.75 billion package is for the restoration of businesses adversely affected during the violent looting and…
Staff Reporter. The Mahikeng municipality's former municipal manager appeared in court with regard to the VBS Mutual Bank scandal. Thabo Isaac Mokwena faces charges related to investing municipal money, allegedly in exchange for a generous personal credit line. On Wednesday, he appeared in the Mahikeng Regional Court to face charges…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cyril Ramaphosa threatened to resign as deputy president in the aftermath of then president Jacob Zuma's shock decision to elevate ANC backbencher Des van Rooyen to finance minister at the expense of Nhlanhla Nene. This was one of Ramaphosa's revelations during his testimony before the State Capture…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has outlined several measures undertaken by government to end state capture, rebuild damaged institutions and foster a culture of ethical public service and accountability. Addressing the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and Corruption on Wednesday,Ramaphosa said these measures have aimed at changing the…
Staff Reporter. @Facebook/Free State Department of Health. Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) registrar and CEO David Motau has written to health minister Joe Phaahla and the council asking for an undertaking that they will pay the legal costs of an urgent application he filed to have his suspension lifted.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President David Mabuza says without urgently resolving inequalities in society, South Africa cannot successfully build and grow as a nation. Mabuza was addressing the 4th Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Summit underway at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The Deputy President addressed the summit in his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday dismissed allegations that he improperly influenced decisions at Eskom in favour of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) during his tenure as the head of the parastatal’s technical war room. "I had no interest in, nor any opportunity to, influence Eskom’s decision-making process in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has published a national infrastructure plan, focusing on the government’s major developments up until 2050. A key focus of the plan is South Africa’s energy supply, with the government proposing a significant shift away from fossil fuels and load…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule corruption case has been postponed. Magashule, and his 15 co-accused appeared in the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein on Wednesday for a pretrial conference. Among them is former Mangaung mayor Olly Mlamleli, businessman Edwin Sodi and former human settlements department head…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his anger at the alleged sexual assault of a Grade 1 learner at Khensani Primary School in Soshanguve, Tshwane. According to initial reports, the incident allegedly occurred on Monday, 02 August 2021, during school hours when a girl learner requested to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday and Thursday appear before State Capture Inquiry. He will first give evidence in his capacity as the current ANC president and former deputy president of the party. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. A man who reportedly took part in the looting of VBS Mutual Bank was arrested by the Hawks. The suspect, aged 59,who is the former Mahikeng Municipality official invested Mahikeng local municipality funds in VBS in exchange for gratification. Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said the arrest was…
Staff Reporter. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has dismissed the height issue regarding the infamous Afro 4000 diesel locomotives, describing the narrative that has been in the headlines over the years as "a fallacy". This comes after Afro 4000 locomotives, also known as “tall trains”, travelled between…
Staff Reporter. International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, participate in the inaugural South Africa-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), which gets underway today in Kenya. "The JCC will seek to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries. It is also expected that the JCC will provide…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s Working on Fire programme will on Tuesday evening deploy 109 firefighters and management officials to the province of Manitoba in Canada, to assist with firefighting efforts in that country. This as Canada has been experiencing record-breaking heat and associated dry…
Staff Reporter. Traffic authorities have warned of the fast-approaching grace period deadline for motoring licences in South Africa at the end of August. The national lockdown imposed on the country last year forced licencing centres to close, resulting in a massive backlog of expired licences. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula subsequently…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC parliamentary caucus has nominated former minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, as the new speaker of the National Assembly. This follows a caucus meeting on Tuesday morning that discussed the election of the new speaker, after National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise was appointed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday granted former president Jacob Zuma a postponement in his arms deal corruption trial. The corruption trial, which involves Zuma and French arms company, Thales, is set to resume on 9 and 10 September. Zuma, who is currently serving a 15-month prison…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng Education Department says Phase 1 of the 2022 admissions online application period is open from today until 3 September 2021, for learners who are currently in grade 7. Phase 2 of the 2022 admission period will commence on 13 September 2021 and close on 8 October…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. ANC councillor Jolidee Matongo has been elected the new executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg. Council speaker Nonceba Molwele made the announcement a short while ago during a special council meeting on Tuesday morning. There were no other mayoral candidates nominated for the position. Matongo…
Staff Reporter. The State Capture Commission hears allegations into corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of the state. Livetsream Video Below. Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. ANC briefs media ahead of JHB mayoral special meeting. The ANC has announced Jolidee Matongo as its preferred Johannesburg Mayoral candidate. Matongo is currently the City's Finance MMC. Matongo may replace the late Geoff Makhubo, who died of COVID-19 complications. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The sudden hospitalisation of former president Jacob Zuma has put another spanner in the works over his appearance before the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Zuma’s lawyers will now file an application to urge the High Court to postpone the hearing until he is fit to appear in court…
Staff Reporter. A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) official in Mpumalanga. The man was arrested on Monday in a joint operation between the Hawks and the SIU after he arranged to meet the SIU official. He allegedly attempted to bribe…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the work of government in the fight against gender-based violence. Ramaphosa made the remarks during a virtual keynote address for Women’s Day. It’s been three years since government convened the Presidential Summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide to fight the rising violence…
By Marvin Charles. File:Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort in 1977, during her internal exile. She was among the 22 accused who were charged in the 1969 treason trial in the Old Synagogue in Pretoria. Times Media. The Department of Arts and Culture's grand announcement to rename the small town, Brandfort, in…
Staff Reporter. Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) chairperson Jerome Maake has confirmed he had received approval from the House Chairpersons of the respective Houses of Parliament to embark on an inquiry into allegations of intelligence failures by the intelligence services. The inquiry follows the recent deadly unrest which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Female demonstrators march to the Union Buildings (official seat of the South African Government) during the 1956 Women’s March on August 9, in opposition to the 1952 pass laws. President Cyril Ramaphosa will virtually deliver the 2021 National Women’s Day keynote address under the theme, "The year…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom has confirmed that an explosion occurred at unit 4 of Medupi power station on Sunday night. The incident is thought to have caused unit 5 to trip. No injuries have been reported and all employees and contractors have been accounted for. "The incident occurred during the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Women’s rights organisations are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll out in a campaign launched on Women’s Day. A petition signed by 43 Women's Voice and Leadership partners calls on the president to "provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president Jacob Zuma's legal team intends to apply for the postponement of his court case on Tuesday, with the former head of state confirmed as still being in hospital for observation. The next leg of the corruption case against him and Thales was due to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zambia President Edgar Lungu has declared Friday, August 13, as a public holiday to allow a smooth completion of electoral process. Zambians will be casting their votes in a general election on Thursday, August 12, 2021, which is also a public holiday. According to Article 56 (2)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu set the record straight regarding allegations that she delayed the appointments of top executives on the Amatola Water Board because her "preferred candidates" did not make the cut. In a statement, Sisulu's spokesperson, Steve Motale, said the minister noted "with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SABC has confirmed that members of the South African National Defence Force have been deployed at its offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg and in Durban. SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said the deployment instruction was to place the officers at national key points such as at the…
Staff Reporter. Tensions were high between Black and Indian communities protesting outside the court on Monday, 26 July 2021. (Photo: Supplied). Police Minister Bheki Cele says the number of arrests in connection to the murders in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal has now increased to 31. On Sunday, Cele visited the Lamontville community,…
Staff Reporter. International airline consultancy group, Skytrax has published its 2021 World Airport Awards, listing and ranking the top international airports in the world based on traveller experiences. The awards are based on an international survey of travellers which was conducted between August 2020 and July 2021. The survey evaluates…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President David Mabuza is back in the country after his trip to Russia where he sought medical treatment. Mabuza in June requested two weeks' medical leave from President Cyril Ramaphosa, but ended up spending more than a month in Russia. He landed on Wednesday amid a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An application by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to have the local government elections postponed to next year will be heard in the Constitutional Court on 20 August. The IEC filed an urgent application, requesting the postponement of this year's municipal elections to February 2022.…
Staff Reporter. The Hawks on Sunday confirmed a task team seized half a billion rands worth of drugs at the Durban Harbour after acting on a tip-off. "The team acted on information received which was operationalised on a container at the harbour", the Hawks said in a statement. "The container…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has made his position on a basic income grant (BIG) clear, saying he would rather use the funds to help employ black youth, rather than deliver another handout. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Godongwana said that a more thought-out approach was required…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The security forces have been placed on high alert ahead of former president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance this week, with officials not keen for a repeat of the July riots, which left R50 billion worth of destruction in its wake. The City Press reports that law enforcement…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zulu Royal Family says that for the first time since the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini, family meetings to determine the process of announcing his successor have included relevant parties in the Zulu kingdom as a whole. This, according to a statement by the royal family on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court has asked the parties involved in former president Jacob Zuma's rescission application to make submissions on whether it is obliged to consider a United Nations (UN) covenant on civil and political rights. Following the apex court's majority decision to imprison Zuma for contempt of…
Staff Reporter. One cyclist was killed, and 10 others were injured when they were ploughed into by a car on the R102 Frasers, near Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday morning. IPSS Medical Rescue, together with IPSS Search and Rescue division, found a chaotic scene on arrival, said IPSS spokesperson Paul…
Staff Reporter. Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow, infamously known as the Dros rapist, has been granted leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence after petitioning the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) directly. Ninow was sentenced to life in prison after he assaulted a 7-year-old in the bathroom of a…
Staff Reporter. Judgment in the matter between advocacy group Section 27 and the Department of Basic Education has been reserved. Section 27 challenged the Limpopo Department of Education at the Polokwane High Court on Friday over its plan to completely eradicate pit toilets. The group argues that the department has…
Staff Reporter. Former health minister Zweli Mkhize is preparing to approach the courts with an application to have the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU’s) report into Digital Vibes’ R150 million contract with the Department of Health reviewed. This comes after Mkhize resigned from his position on Thursday after meeting President Cyril…
Staff Reporter. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has welcomed a preservation order granted by the Grahamstown High Court to freeze the bank accounts of an Eastern Cape taxi cooperation, which allegedly defrauded the Fund of millions of rands. In a statement, the UIF said the court had dealt a blow…
Staff Reporter. The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has underlined the importance of regional stability in its support employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members to Mozambique to combat acts of terrorism in Cabo Delgado Province. Committee Co-Chairperson Cyril Xaba said the committee recognised the threat posed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File: Health Minister Joe Phaahla. Picture: @HealthZA/Twitter The South African Medical Association (SAMA), has commended the appointment of new Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday evening. D"r Phaahla is a medical doctor who has worked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs has invited qualifying Angolan nationals to apply for the Angolan Exemption Permit. Those who qualify for the exemption permit include: Angolans who were issued with the Angolan Cessation Permit (ACP) but did not apply for the Angolan Special Permit (ASP); Angolans who…
Staff Reporter. The first day of applications for the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant saw excessive web traffic slowdown the application process, the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) said on Friday. "This is a clear indication of the huge need for food aid among others, from distressed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Newly appointed Ministers and Deputy Ministers were sworn-in on Friday, at the Union Buildings, in Pretoria. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday night announced changes to his cabinet, as part of improving the capacity of government. Among other changes announced by the President is the separation of the…
Staff Reporter. Renowned producer and actor Shona Ferguson is being honoured in a memorial service. Ferguson died of COVID-19 was buried on Wednesday. He's known for his work on popular shows such as The Queen, Kings of Joburg, and Rockville. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File: Health Minister Joe Phaahla. Picture: @HealthZA/Twitter. Newly appointed Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has expressed concern at the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the Western Cape, which has become the country’s epicentre. "We remain concerned about the rise of numbers in the Western Cape which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president, Jacob Zuma, has been admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation. Zuma is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence in the Estcourt prison in KwaZulu-Natal for contempt of court. According to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Zuma was admitted to an outside hospital…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced 10 changes to his cabinet, including the appointment of close political ally Enoch Godongwana as his new finance minister. Godongwana succeeds Tito Mboweni, who had held the post since 2018 and was a strong proponent of reining in the government’s debt and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says Cabinet is pleased with the country’s vaccination rollout programme, which is seeing one million people inoculated every three days in both the public and private health sectors. Ntshavheni was updating the nation on Thursday on decisions of the Cabinet…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced sweeping changes to his Cabinet on Thursday evening, as well as to the configuration of some government departments and Ministries - key among those, the doing away of the Ministry of State Security, with the political responsibility for the latter, now being placed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally reshuffled his Cabinet following weeks of speculation. In his late-night reshuffle, Ramaphosa said that the changes come as the country faces a number of challenges including the Covid-19 vaccination programme, peace and stability after recent and unrest, and mobilising resources…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to his cabinet this evening. Ramaphosa met with ANC and alliance leaders to discuss the imminent action. This follows public calls for accountability following government's failure to adequately address the recent unrest. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zweli Mkhize has resigned as health minister on Thursday as President Cyril Ramaphosa was preparing to axe him from cabinet. This as the Presidency confirmed that Ramaphosa will announce changes to his executive at 20.30 on Thursday. Two reliable and well-placed sources said Mkhize submitted his resignation…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organisation to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the world. The decision to press ahead with booster shots despite the WHO's strongest statement yet…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has disputed claims that government has been unresponsive to the needs of the creative and sport sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are today stating it unequivocally that statements and allegations suggesting the department has been unresponsive and uncaring…
Staff Reporter. South Africa has already experienced 650 hours in power outages in the first half of 2021 where 963 Gigawatts hours (GWh) of estimated energy was shed, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said. "Intensive load shedding has been experienced in the first half of 2021 alone.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC says it would prefer that local government elections be held in April 2022 as this will give political parties sufficient time to campaign. The party’s deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, says the ANC will be joining the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in its court application…
Staff Reporter. Acting Gauteng Police Commissioner, Major General Tommy Mthombeni, has ordered an urgent investigation into a disturbing video clip circulating on social media of officers allegedly arresting a learner in Krugersdorp. A short video posted on Twitter on Thursday depicts police members manhandling a girl child in uniform. In…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will lodge an investigation into allegations of corruption and maladministration in the affairs of the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The investigation will also serve to recover potential financial losses suffered by the State. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has congratulated Rand Water for successfully arranging an auction of just over R1.7 billion in senior and sustainability-linked notes, attracting over R4.5 billion in capital market bids. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says that South Africa’s special R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant should help open the way to the introduction of a basic income grant in the country. Registration for the grant will open on Friday (6 August) with payments expected…
Staff Reporter. The Constitutional Court has dismissed former lawyer Seth Nthai's application to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment that overturned his readmission to the Bar. The highest court dismissed Nthai's application with costs. Nthai's was removed from the roll of advocates by the high court in Pretoria…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Social development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant will open this Friday,the 6th and payments are expected to be made at the end of August. The government announced that it set aside R27bn for the payment of R350 social relief…
Staff Reporter. The South African National Parks (SANParks) says it will be going cash-free from 1 September 2021. The cash free payment system will be implemented in two phases with several parks implementing this approach from the 2021/22 financial year and the remaining parks implementing the system in the 2022/…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Embattled health minister Zweli Mkhize’s family allegedly used more than R1 million from the Digital Vibes contract to launch two upmarket nail, hair and beauty salons in Pietermaritzburg in 2020. Daily Maverick has again revealed how the embattled company bankrolled Mkhize's son, Dedani, and his wife, Sthoko…
Staff Reporter. The five killers of Rhythm City actor Dumisani Masilela were each sentenced to life imprisonment for what the judge described a cold-blooded murder. Apart from receiving the ultimate sentence, the five were also sentenced to various jail sentences ranging between 30 and 40 years for the other charges…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) may file an application with the Constitutional Court on Wednesday to delay a municipal vote due in October. The necessary documentation has been signed and now it’s a matter of compiling it, IEC chairman Glen Mashinini told reporters at a briefing in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president Jacob Zuma will leave Estcourt prison next Tuesday to attend court in Pietermaritzburg over four days, and family members, political leaders and supporters are likely to gather outside to show their support. Judge Piet Koen has told Zuma and the state the matter will proceed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Renowned actor Shona Ferguson will be buried during a private ceremony on Wednesday. The 47-year-old died last week after contracting COVID19. Ferguson, born Aaron Arthur Ferguson on 30 April 1974, started his acting career as Ace in the TV series Generations. In April 2006, he started acting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Active Covid-19 cases are rising in the City of Cape Town metro with government department leaders urging increased vigilance. The City of Cape Town said that with the peak of the third wave expected within the next week or two, the City’s health department has called for…
Staff Reporter. The National Science Week (NSW) kicked off on Monday and will run until 7 August with an entirely virtual programme featuring exciting content in the form of exhibitions, webinars, documentaries and more aimed at stimulating interest in science in South Africa. The 2021 science awareness initiative takes place…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC’s integrity commission has recommended that suspended Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize should step aside over the controversial R150 million contract awarded to Digital Vibes. The report was expected to be tabled at the ANC’s next national executive committee (NEC) meeting for consideration. The commission’s chairperson,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The government will officially gazette October 27 as local government election day, but this does not mean this is when voting will take place. On Tuesday, cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister (Cogta) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the government was gazetting the date to meet statutory obligations. Through…
Staff Reporter. @IFP. Parliament has sent condolences to the family and friends of one of the youngest Members of Parliament, Mthokozisi Nxumalo, who passed away after a car accident in KwaNongoma on Sunday evening. Nxumalo, aged 32, represented Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in the National Assembly. He first joined Parliament…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for new legislation to help reduce the tax burden on motorists and consumers in the country. Cosatu is the largest trade federation in the country with an estimated membership of 1.8 million workers. The trade federation said…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng government has welcomed the positive response to the vaccination drive, as the province races to reach the milestone of administering two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The latest data from the Health Department show that as of 2 August, the province had distributed 1 903 497…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has made significant progress in dissecting the causes and effects of the recent wanton destruction of infrastructure and business lootings in KwaZulu-Natal, says Police Minister Bheki Cele. The Minister revealed this while briefing the media on the law enforcement and social…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. National Treasury is developing new legislation that will "seek to enhance the transformation imperatives of the South African financial services sector", says finance minister Tito Mboweni. Answering in a recent written parliamentary Q&A, Mboweni said that a new version of the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) bill…
Staff Reporter. The Public Service Commission (PSC) says the COVID-19 pandemic and recent violence witnessed in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng should be seized as an opportunity to review and strengthen the country’s systems. "These challenges have tested our State, particularly the public service’s ability to anticipate and respond to disasters," the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 5 575 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 461 758. This increase represents a 21.9% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
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