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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the Presidency responsible for electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is "doing well" after he was involved in a vehicle crash on Sunday Ramokgopa was involved in a car accident on Sunday afternoon, 14 April, while travelling from the North West to Gauteng. According to his department…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Heavy rainfall hit the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Sunday night, leaving parts of the Margate CBD, roads and businesses flooded. Emergency services had their hands full on Sunday night following heavy downpours across the district. Areas impacted included popular holiday destinations, Margate and Uvongo. Videos and images…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has cautioned South Africans against voting for corrupt politicians in the upcoming national and provincial elections. Madonsela told eNCA that if the likes of former president Jacob Zuma were to be brought back to public office, they'd bring the country into "total…
Staff Reporter. Food processing company Tiger Brands has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Chamdor, Krugersdorp. The plant's official opening was celebrated by Tiger Brands chief executive Tjaart Kruger, and Nomalungelo Gina, deputy minister trade, industry and competition. Gina welcomed the continued investment…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged Iran and Israel to de-escalate hostilities after Tehran launched drone attacks on Tel Aviv on Saturday. Iran accuses Israel of being behind the killing of 13 Iranians, including two generals, in an attack on its consulate in Syria on April 1. Tehran,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa will continue to be free from power cuts after power utility Eskom announced that load shedding will remain suspended until further notice. "This positive development is attributed to the sustained availability of generation capacity and emergency reserves," said spokesperson Daphne Mokwena., adding that a total…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has appointed the former CEO of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, Freeman Nomvalo, as the new administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This came after Nzimande dissolved the NSFAS board and placed the entity under administration with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Four people were killed in single-car crash on the M1 South near Empire Road in Parktown, Johannesburg. The driver lost control while travelling along M1 South just before Empire Road in Parktown - the car rolled over onto a roof of a nearby car dealership, killing four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande dissolved the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and placed it under administration, as many beneficiaries continue to face non-payment issues. At a meeting on Thursday, he informed the board that it had been dissolved with immediate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legal practioner Pule Seleka, has been appointed to lead a team investigating the City of Johannesburg's Group Forensics and Investigating Services (GFIS) department. The announcement was made by Speaker of Council Margaret Arnolds on Sunday. The team has been established to investigate allegations of unlawful conduct by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Border Management Authority (BMA) on Sunday said, that a total of 1,136,250 travelers passed through the country's 71 ports of entry during this year's Easter holiday. The figure represents an increase of 24 percent when compared with the same holiday last year. The Border Management Authority…
Staff Reporter. Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles on Israel in an unprecedented attack late Saturday, the Israeli army announced, in a major escalation of the long-running covert war between the regional foes. Iran's proxies and allies also carried out coordinated attacks on Israeli positions as sirens sounded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it has recalled two batches of Benylin cough syrup after high levels of diethylene glycol were discovered in the medicine. The affected batch numbers are 329304 and 329303. SAHPRA said it received a report from the Nigerian National Agency for…
By Joseph Federman. AP- Iran launched drones toward Israel late Saturday, the Israeli military announced, and Iran’s state-run media reported that dozens had been fired. The Israeli army’s spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, said it would take several hours for the aircraft to arrive and that the country was prepared.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says he does not regret granting former President Jacob Zuma remission of sentence. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months behind bars by the Constitutional Court but was released three months into his term. Ramaphosa addressed the media on the…
By Matt Murphy. This image made from a video provided to the Associated Press by a Mideast defense official shows a helicopter raid targeting a vessel near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday. Iran has seized a commercial ship with links to Israel as it passed through the Strait of…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation to authorise the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe allegations of maladministration in the Moqhaka Local Municipality in the Free State. The SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the proclamation "authorises the SIU to investigate procuring and contracting armed physical security services…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Jay Caboz. Social Justice Activist Zackie Achmat, internationally respected for his work with the Treatment Action Campaign, a prominent HIV/Aids advocacy movement held 2024 Rally in Cape Town. The social movement activist is standing as an Independent Candidate in the upcoming elections. The 62-year-old political…
By Riaan Grobler. Embattled diamond dealer Louis Liebenberg's company Tariomix is to be liquidated. This follows a ruling on Friday by the Mahikeng High Court in North West that a provisional liquidation order issued in February last year be made final. This means Tariomix has been placed under final winding-up.…
Staff Reporter. Five people have been killed and others are in serious or critical condition after a stabbing rampage in a mall in Sydney, Australia, according to police. Multiple people were stabbed by the unidentified assailant, who was shot dead by a policewoman at the scene. The incident occurred at…
Staff Reporter. With less than two months to South Africa's crunch election, scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma has stolen the spotlight in an unlikely comeback, further wounding the ruling ANC, analysts say. Arguably the most polarising politician in the country's history of democracy, Zuma's politicking can be enthralling or perplexing.…
Staff Reporter. (People protest demanding the "maximum sentence" for the former US Ambassador to Bolivia, Victor Manuel Rocha, who admitted to spying for Cuba, outside a courthouse in Miami, Florida on April 12, 2024, Chandan Khanna). A former US ambassador who pleaded guilty to spying for Cuba for over four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says the City would need R130 billion to resolve the water crisis in the metro, which has seen some of the residents go without the resource for up to 150 days. Residents of eThekwini communities such as Parkgate in Verulam and Phoenix have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Shutterstock. Minister of Forestry Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy affirmed that South Africa remains resolute in supporting global efforts to end plastic pollution. In 2022, South Africa supported the development of an internationally legally binding instrument to combat plastic pollution at the Fifth Session of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) secretary-general Marshall Dlamini has been found guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and malicious damage to property. This comes after he assaulted a member of the Parliamentary Protection Services during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed confidence in the Independent Electoral Commission's ability to oversee free and fair elections. Ramaphosa's remarks came on the same day as the IEC's announcement that it would approach the Constitutional Court over the Jacob Zuma matter. The IEC…
By Makini Brice. @APPhoto. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to renew the US trade pact with sub-Saharan Africa ahead of its expiration next year, an aide to one of the senators said on Thursday. The bill was introduced by senators Chris Coons, a Democrat, and James…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The case against six men accused of killing Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs was postponed by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. The identities of the six men arrested for the murder were revealed for the first time on Friday morning. Ndumiso Moswane, Fernando Sive, Nhlakanipo Dlamini, Franky Xaba,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande dissolved the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and placed it under administration on Thursday. At a meeting on Thursday, he informed the board that it had been dissolved with immediate effect. The decision will be published…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The families, who lost their loved ones in the tragic bus crash that claimed 45 lives in Limpopo over the Easter weekend, have arrived to receive their remains at the Mokopane Hospital from Botswana. They have gathered to meet with officials from the department of Health and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has approached the Constitutional Court to lodge an urgent appeal against the Electoral Court ruling, which found Umkhonto weSizwe party (MKP) leader Jacob Zuma could run for elections. Earlier this week, the Electoral Court ruled in favour of Zuma's eligibility…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The residents of Hammanskraal will now have to wait five more months for the construction of a packaged wastewater treatment plant to be completed. The plant made headlines last year after a cholera outbreak which killed 23 people at Hammanskraal, with controversial businessman Edwin Sodi's R295-million tender…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has published the final lists of political parties and independent candidates that will appear on the various ballot papers in the upcoming National and Provincial Elections. The IEC published the lists on its website on Wednesday, and has made them…
By Thulisile Mapongwana. The Alice Magistrates Court, sitting in Dimbaza, has released ten more suspects in the University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) fraud and corruption case. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not oppose bail against the ten accused, after considering some developments to their individual circumstances. The ten suspects…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ernest Khosa has resigned as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board chairperson. The Department of Higher Education made the announcement in a statement on Thursday. Khosa took a leave of absence in January, after the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) released a series of audio…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The five men accused of the murder Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Moses Maluleke have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Polokwane High Court Judge Violet Semenya handed down the sentence on Thursday. The convicted killers are, Shumani Nemadodzi [48], Avhatakali Isaac Mudau [39], Wiseman Baloyi [37], Tshianeo Munyai…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) Ekurhuleni Convener Nkosindiphile Xhakaza has been elected as the new executive mayor of City of Ekurhuleni. The municipality had been without a mayor after African Independent Congress (AIC) councillor Sivuyile Ngodwana's removal through a motion of no confidence. The motion was sponsored by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has emphasised the strength of their relationship with the European Union and said they were working on holding a bilateral summit. This follows media reports that South Africa did not respond to the EU's requests for a high-level summit,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Umkhonto weSizwe party (MKP) leader Jacob Zuma's bid to privately prosecute President Cyril Ramaphosa was postponed to August 6 to allow the appeal processes to be completed. During the proceedings, Zuma's lawyer Dali Mpofu said, "In this matter, which is a private prosecution in terms of section…
Staff Reporter. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Russia fired more than 40 missiles and 40 drones at Ukraine overnight, again hitting the city of Kharkiv and targeting "critical infrastructure" throughout the country. Kyiv reported a "massive" attack on the country's major facilities, but said that so far nobody…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) confirmed a risk of an impending fuel shortage at some airports but said it has implemented contingency plans. In a statement released by ACSA on Wednesday evening, the Company says it was requested to assist on behalf of the South African Petroleum…
Staff Reporter. The EU parliament on Wednesday adopted a sweeping reform of Europe's asylum policies that will both harden border procedures and force all the bloc's 27 nations to share responsibility. The parliament's main political groups overcame opposition from far-right and far-left parties to pass the new migration and asylum…
Staff Reporter. The leader of Hamas said on Wednesday Israel had killed three of his sons in an air strike in Gaza as the war in the Palestinian territory raged despite ongoing truce negotiations in Cairo. Qatar-based Ismail Haniyeh said his three sons and "some of" his grandchildren had been…
By Anthony Sguazzin. Support for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is plunging, and a party backed by former President Jacob Zuma may become the country's third-biggest after next month's election, a new opinion poll shows. The ANC, which has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid, may garner…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Powers and Privileges Committee says former Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula no longer has to answer for hiking the salary of secretary to Parliament Xolile George. The salary of George was doubled from R2.6 million to more than R4.4m a year. This led to the official opposition to file…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga has suspended its provincial treasurer, Mandla Msibi, for misconduct. Msibi's membership has been suspended for three years for violating the party's constitution. Two years have been suspended provided Msibi is not found guilty of the same offence in that period.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Midvaal Local Municipality in Meyerton, Gauteng, and Mossel Bay Municipality in Western Cape are listed as two best financially performing municipalities in the country by Ratings Afrika's annual Municipal Financial Sustainability Index (MFSI). This is the third time in the row for Midvaal. The MFSI is a…
Staff Reporter. Microsoft on Tuesday announced a $2.9 billion investment over the next two years in Japan to bolster the country's push into artificial intelligence. The announcement coincides with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit to Washington, underscoring Tokyo's commitment to becoming a major AI power. Microsoft has grown into…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President Paul Mashatile expressed confidence that the 2024 national and provincial elections will be a success given the participation of various political parties. Mashatile delivered a public lecture on 30 years of democracy at the University of Johannesburg. South Africa became a democratic country in 1994,…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has welcomed a R150 million fine imposed on the Govan Mbeki Municipality for contravention of enviromental legislation on Tuesday. The municipality was found guilty on five counts relating to contravening the National Environmental Waste Management Act and National Water Act. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Transport minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has reiterated that the e-toll gantries on Gauteng highways will remain in place to combat crime and enhance road safety. Chikunga said the existing e-toll infrastructure will be repurposed to improve several aspects of the Gauteng highway system. "We emphasised that the government…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula says the late South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani epitomised morality and good leadership. "Comrade Chris Hani was the epitome of revolutionary morality, whose heart and mind were always one with the toiling masses of our people."…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Umkhonto weSizwe party (MKP) has removed its interim youth leader Bonginkosi Khanyile from his position as national coordinator of the party's youth league. MK Party secretary-general Sihle Ngubane said Khanyile's removal is effective from Wednesday. "Your role going forward will be to be a normal member…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A vacancy on the Constitutional Court will remain unfilled after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday announced that it was unable to find enough suitable candidates. The JSC concluded that it could not, as is required by the Constitution, recommend four suitable candidates to fill a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) noted the Electoral Court's order on Jacob Zuma's candidacy, as well as an order upholding the Democratic Alliance (DA) application to allow voters to cast their ballots at honorary consulates abroad. The IEC disqualified Zuma over his 2021 conviction…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Western Cape premier Alan Winde has confirmed that all schools across the province will be open on Wednesday, April 10. Numerous schools in the province were closed on Monday and Tuesday, due to adverse weather conditions. Winde said the weather conditions in the province have since…
Staff Reporter. A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern region on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, with no tsunami warning issued. The quake struck off Halmahera island in North Maluku province at 0948 GMT at a depth of about 35 kilometres (22 miles), the USGS said. There were no…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Electoral Court on Tuesday ruled that former President Jacob Zuma can run for the upcoming election, overturning an earlier decision that had barred him from contesting the polls. The decision paves the way for Zuma to run for president on behalf of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament Boy Mamabolo urgent application in the Johannesburg High Court has been struck off the roll. Mamabolo was seeking an order for the reviewing and setting aside of the ANC decision to remove him from its 2024 candidate list.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two brothers accused of killing Kiernan "AKA" Forbes and his friend, Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane will remain in eSwatini for an extended period after their case was postponed. Siyabonga and Malusi Ndimande briefly appeared in the eSwatini Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for their extradition bid. The duo was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs has tabled new immigration laws for South Africa – five years after a deadline from the Constitutional Court. In 2017, Lawyers for Human Rights took the Minister of Home Affairs to court over the treatment of detained foreign nationals. The Lawyers for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the presidency responsible for electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa confirmed that the Eskom fleet failed to achieve the 65% energy availability factor (EAF) target set by the board for the end of March, coming in at only 54.6%. The performance was even below the 56% EAF reported…
Staff Reporter. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a date has been set for a ground offensive in Rafah, which Israel says is one of the last Hamas strongholds in Gaza. Around 1.5 million Gazans are sheltering in the city, which has so far not experienced a large-scale…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A South African soldier is among the four Southern African Development Community (SADC) soldiers who were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "This unfortunate incident happened after a hostile mortar round had fallen near the camp they were staying," SADC confirmed in a statement released on…
By Anthony Squazzin and Jorge Valero. South Africa has spent more than a year frustrating its biggest trade partner and largest foreign investor, the European Union, by failing to respond to requests for a high-level summit, according to people familiar with the situation. The EU made several requests to South…
Staff Reporter. The United Nations Security Council said Monday that it would decide this month on the Palestinians' bid for full UN membership, with the longshot campaign unlikely to survive US opposition. As the Gaza war rages on into its seventh month, the council's move was described as "historic" by…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the Tokologo local municipality in the Free State and the Sol Plaatje local municipality in the Northern Cape. According to the SIU, the proclamation authorises the corruption busting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African Airways' (SAA) is looking for a permanent chief executive officer (CEO) after being led by an interim board for the past three years. SAA advertised five interim executive management positions, including that of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. As Rwandans marked 30 years since a genocide orchestrated by Hutu extremists tore apart their country, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the world cannot stand by idly as another genocide is unfolding in the Palestinian territory of Gaza. Following the conclusion of his visit to Rwanda for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's second-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases Sasol won an appeal over how emissions are calculated at its Secunda plant, preventing an interruption to chemical and fuels production in a ruling environmentalists argued will cause additional pollution. Sasol lodged an appeal on July 31, 2023, after National…
By Antony Sguazzin. State power utility, stung by reports about the health impacts of emissions from burning coal, said it's spending billions of dollars to reduce them and has an ambitious target to reduce output of one of its most dangerous pollutants. Eskom Holdings said it's committed to a R67-billion…
Staff Reporter. More than 90 people died when an overcrowded makeshift ferry sank off the north coast of Mozambique, local authorities said on Sunday. The converted fishing boat, carrying about 130 people, ran into trouble as it tried to reach an island off Nampula province, officials said. "Because the boat…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Professor David Bilchitz — the first academic to be interviewed for the Constitutional Court — was grilled by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) about his lack of judicial experience in an interview on Monday. A human rights and constitutional law expert, Bilcitz is vying for the justice…
Staff Reporter. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that Ukraine will lose its war against Russia if the US Congress does not approve a major military aid package, as Russian forces heighten their pressure on a frontline city. The Ukraine military acknowledged that the fighting around the frontline city of Chasiv…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Electoral Court will on Tuesday deliver judgment on whether former president Jacob Zuma should be included on the list of candidates to Parliament. Zuma's name appears first on the MK party's list, but the IEC in March announced that the former president is ineligible to stand…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The defence wants businessman Sydney Mfundo Gcaba to be questioned on the R800 000 he paid into the accused account, which the state believed was used to pay for the murder of rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes. Advocate Paul Jorgensen, representing accused number four, Mziwethemba Gwabeni, told…
By Julia Madibogo. DStv channel Moja Love has served former presenter Xolani Khumalo with a cease and desist letter after discovering that he has been shooting a show under the guise of Sizok'thola without their permission. Moja Love spokesperson Nonzwakazi Cekete said the channel has been receiving complaints about unfortunate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer Linda Mthimkhulu has been shot dead during an altercation with SAPS officers outside her Dobsonville home on Saturday evening. The incident happened just after 22:00 on Saturday, 6 April. Fullview understands an argument ensued as the police officers attempted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has announced the closure of all schools in the Overberg, Cape Winelands and Helderberg areas on Monday. This decision follows a level 9 warning issued by the SA Weather Service for damaging winds and rain across the province. "We don't ever really…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The Congress of the People (COPE) has launched its 2024 election manifesto in Hammanskraal, North of Pretoria on Saturday afternoon. The party had to postpone the launch of its manifesto that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 23 March, to avoid a disaster. This after…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africans can continue to breathe easily as the power utility Eskom said in a statement on Sunday, load shedding will remain suspended until further notice. "This decision comes after 11 consecutive days without load shedding, owing to sustained available generation capacity and adequate emergency reserves," the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. The African National Congress (ANC) accuses its MP Boy Mamabolo for failing to submit a matric certificate, nor the legal qualifications listed on his CV. Mamabolo approached the courts after being left off the ANC's candidates list ahead of the elections this year. City Press …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. The 300-year-old Manor House at Blaauwklippen Vineyards outside Stellenbosch has been gutted by a blaze on Sunday morning. In a statement released by the Blaauwklippen management, the fire broke out at a neighbouring farm early this morning. "The fire spread to the Manor House from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Police Minister Bheki says we all agree that crime is [at unacceptable] levels and communities have called on the SAPS [South African Police Service] to respond to their crime concerns. Cele gave an update on progress made in addressing serious crimes in the country during a media…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Widespread flooding in Australia left hundreds needing to be rescued after a natural disaster was declared in regions across New South Wales on Sunday. Intense rainfall at the start of the weekend saw around 300 homes evacuated in north-east Sydney, emergency services said. Floodwaters had caused widespread…
Staff Reporter. Rwandans mark 30 years since a genocide orchestrated by Hutu extremists tore apart their country, as neighbours turned on each other in one of the bloodiest massacres of the 20th century The killing spree, which lasted 100 days before the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebel militia took Kigali…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A suspect linked to the killing of Rand Water executive Teboho Joala has been arrested in the East of Joahannesburg. Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Tommy Mthombeni says police were led to an address in Thokoza where they apprehended the suspect and confiscated a firearm. Mthombeni had earlier indicated…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi says the province will be the first to do away with the R350 Social Distress Grants by giving young people jobs. Lesufi was addressing attendees in Nasrec, Johannesburg, where the government is launching labour activation programmes. He says the new initiative will be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to participate in the Commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda on Sunday. Rwanda begins sombre commemorations for the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, a mass slaughter that lasted a 100 bloody days and was orchestrated by Hutu extremists against…
Staff Reporter. American and Israeli negotiators were expected in Cairo over the weekend for a renewed push to reach a ceasefire-hostage deal in a war that has raged for nearly half a year. Ahead of the talks, US President Joe Biden wrote to the leaders of Egypt and Qatar urging…
Staff Reporter. Thousands of people protested in Morocco's commercial capital Casablanca late on Friday against "massacres" in the Gaza Strip and against the country's normalisation of ties with Israel. The protest -- the latest large-scale rally of its kind in Morocco -- was called by the banned but tolerated Islamist…
Staff Reporter. Senegal's President Bassirou Diomaye Faye named a "breakaway" government on Friday, appointing a host of fresh faces to top roles following his landslide election win last month. The 44-year-old, who has never before held elected office, swept to a first-round victory on a promise of radical reform, becoming…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The court case of Auditing Firm KPMG bursary specialist, Fidelis Moema, has been postponed to 9 April 2024 for formal bail application. This after Moema, who faces charges of theft, fraud, and money laundering, appeared at the Palm Ridge Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday, 2 April 2024.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has cleared the way for Independent Media to publish contents of a leaked State Security Agency (SSA) report alleging the United States of America (USA) is collecting information on the African National Congress (ANC). The SCA judgement handed down on Friday,…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Home Affairs is set to open its offices for five hours a day on Saturdays from 06 April to 25 May 2024, excluding the 27 April 2024 public holiday, for ID collection services. This also includes facilitation of new applications and issuance of Temporary Identity…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) is investigating allegations that its chief whip, Pemmy Majodina, is behind the arrest of former parliamentary speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) member Obed Bapela, confirmed at during the media briefing at Luthuli House on Friday, 5 April that the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved new guidelines that allows power utility Eskom to implement load shedding from stage 1 to 16. The code of practice was developed by a group of experts appointed by the National Rationalised Specifications Association of South Africa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of International Relations, Naledi Pandor, says the African National Congress (ANC) supports calls for the urgent reform of the United Nations (UN) and its institutions. Pandor briefed the media on Friday about Priority 6 of the ANC's election manifesto, which centres on building a better Africa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Load shedding will remain suspended until further notice, state owned power utility Eskom reaffirmed in a statement on Friday afternoon. Eskom said, load shedding will remain suspended until further notice following nine consecutive days of non-implementation. This is the longest break in load shedding since December 15…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former deputy president David Mabuza has shot down speculation that he has joined his former political ally, Jacob Zuma, in the uMkhonto weSizwe party. Mabuza said he would continue to campaign for the ruling African National Congress (ANC). He said the ANC was the only viable vehicle…
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