Tue, 10 December, 2019

Mbalula: Placing Prasa Under Administration Will Get It Back On Track

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said his decision to place Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) under administration with immediate effect will allow for rapid action to get the parastatal back on...

ANC Stalwart Ben Turok Dies

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Professor Ben Turok has died. The former anti-apartheid activist was 92.His family said Turok died in the early hours of Monday.“The Turok family are very sad to announce the...

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World church leaders extremely troubled with the rise of women abuse and attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa. A delegation of the World Council of Churches is in the country...

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Eskom Predicts Two More Years Of Potential Load Shedding

Despite its efforts to minimise the risk of load shedding and repairing its power systems, Eskom said the country could experience two more years of power cuts.Speaking on the Gushwell...

ANC Veteran Ben Turok Dies At 92

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Professor Ben Turok has died. The former anti-apartheid activist was 92.His family said Turok died in the early hours of Monday.“The...

Fikile Mbalula: Prasa Placed Under Administration

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that the interim board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has been dissolved with immediate effect and that it has been placed under...

Eskom Announces Implementation Of Stage 4 Load Shedding On Monday

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Christopher Panayiotou Father Shot, Killed In Uitenhage

Eastern Cape police are investigating the killing of convicted murderer Christopher Panayiotou's father and the abduction of a woman he was travelling with.Costa Panayiotou was shot in Uitenhage in...

Desmond Tutu’s Family Hopes To Have Him Back Home This Week

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s family is hoping he’ll be discharged from the hospital this week.The struggle icon was hospitalised at a Cape Town hospital last...

Cyril Ramaphosa: Eskom, SAA, Prasa – We’ll Do What We Must To Save Them

Dear Fellow South African,When I visited Medupi power station for the first time two weeks ago, I was struck by how massive it is. It is one thing...

Rainy Weather Keeps Joburg Emergency Services On High Alert

The rainy weather is set to continue until at least Wednesday and in Johannesburg, emergency services are on high alert on Monday.The weather service is warning of possible...

High Chances Of Load Shedding This Week

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has warned that the risk of load shedding remains high for the week as a result of a shortage of capacity.The state-owned utility implemented stage...

Maimane On A Path That Could ‘Change The Face Of Politics’

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has told Eyewitness News that he is working on a movement that could change the face of politics come the next general elections.

SA’s Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019.The pageant saw young women from 89 other countries and territories flaunt their style and heart at this...

Body Of Fourth Tau Lekoa Miner Brought To Surface

The National Union for Mineworkers (NUM) has confirmed that the bodies of all four miners who were trapped at the Tau Lekoa Mine in the North West have been brought to surface....

Load Shedding Not Over On Sunday

Eskom has implemented stage one load shedding which is expected to last until 9 am on Sunday morning.Stage 2 will then kick in from 9 am...

Justice Project SA Withdraws Endorsement Of ‘Blue Light Protocol’

The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has withdrawn its endorsement of the blue light protocol, which it developed with the Road Traffic Management Corporation in 2013, saying it needs to be amended....

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