Sun, 19 May, 2019

MEC Ramokgopa Dismisses Claims Of Essential Medicine Shortages At Hospitals

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa on Friday dismissed claims that all hospitals in the province didn’t have diabetes and cancer treatment available.This after the Democratic Alliance (DA) said...

No Final Decision Taken On Zandile Gumede’s Future As eThekwini Mayor

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal said on Friday the future of embattled eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede was a matter that still needed to be discussed before the...
Weekly News Brief

Weekly News Brief

Hello South Africa,Breaking Free of The Mould, Abuse Of Taxpayers’ Money At Transnet, Saray Khumalo First Black African Woman To Summit Mount Everest, WC ANC and Iqbal Survé Donation and more…
Solly Msimanga

DA Gauteng Elects Solly Msimanga As Caucus Leader

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng elected Solly Msimanga as its caucus leader in the provincial legislature.Msimanga said the DA was ready to fight for Gauteng residents.
Hermione Cronje

Hermione Cronje To Head Up Investigative Directorate Within NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Hermione Cronje to head up the National Prosecuting Authority’s investigative directorate.The president created the directorate - which is similar to the defunct...
Robert Marawa

Supersport: We Told Marawa Of Non-Renewal Of Contract Earlier This Week

Sports broadcasting channel SuperSport has released a statement regarding the sacking of popular sportscaster Robert Marawa.Marawa shocked sports fans on Thursday night with revelations that he was asked...
Port Elizabeth

Shooting Claims Life Of PE Boy

A 15-year-old Port Elizabeth youth has been shot dead in Gelvandale.The incident occurred on Thursday.Port Elizabeth police said that the teenager was fatally shot...
Arthur Fraser

Arthur Fraser: Review Panel’s Report On SSA Tantamount To Treason

Former State Security Agency Director-General Arthur Fraser has described the high-level review panel’s report on the agency as being tantamount to treason because it relied on speculation and selective information which was...
Dennis George

Dennis George Dismissed From FEDUSA Following Corruption Probe

JOHANNESBURG – Eyewitness News has reliably learnt that Fedusa’s general secretary Dennis George has been dismissed following an investigation into allegations of corruption against him.George is alleged to...

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A German museum was to announce Friday it would restitute to Namibia a key 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin's efforts to...
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Zimbabwe Power Crisis Set To Continue Until Zesa Clears Debts

Zimbabwe’s power crisis looks set to continue as the state power company Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) said it had to clear its debts before it could...
A picture taken on 15 May 2019 shows the Eiffel Tower during a light show celebrating the 130th anniversary of its construction, in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130th Birthday

The Eiffel Tower has celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument.
Finance Minister of Zimbabwe Mthuli Ncube.

Zimbabwe To Rebase Economy After Adopting New Currency – Finance Minister

Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister announced the rebasing of the economy on Wednesday, following the adoption of a new currency earlier this year, and said growth would be slowed...
British Prime Minister Theresa May.

British PM Theresa May Faces Final Brexit Battle In June

Theresa May has set the stage for a fourth showdown with parliament over her EU withdrawal deal next month, which could also be her last act as Britain's prime minister.
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Transnet Captured Using Sophisticated Financial Vehicles, CEO Tells Inquiry

PRETORIA – Transnet acting group chief executive Mohammed Mahomedy believes the parastatal was captured using sophisticated financial vehicles, which siphoned money out of the company and covered the culprits’...

African Governments Urged To Tap Into Its Diaspora To Bolster Growth

On the side-lines of Transform Africa Summit's 5th edition currently taking place in Kigali, CNBC Africa's Zwena Bachoo spoke to Dr. Shem Ochuodho, Global Chairman for...

What’s The Best Way Forward For Africa’s ICT Goals?

The 5th Edition of the Transform Africa Summit 2019 is currently underway in Kigali, an initiative of Smart Africa. The theme for this year is "Boosting...

Eskom Remains Open To Help Zim With Electricity Supply

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom said that it remained open to assisting Zimbabwe with electricity supply because the country is already a customer.Zimbabweans are grappling with the worst rolling blackouts in three years, with...
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Financial Inclusion Across The Continent – Africa’s Big Five

With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent’s commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country...
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6 Best Practices For Creating Secure Passwords

By Doros HadjizenonosPasswords are like toothbrushes—you want to choose a good one, never share it, and replace it quarterly.On May...

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Lions Stay In The Hunt

The Lions stayed in the race for the play-offs with a hard-earned 38-29 win over the Highlanders at Ellis Park on Saturday.The teams scored five tries each, but...
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Folau’s Sacking The Correct Decision – Owens

Israel Folau's sacking by Rugby Australia over homophobic comments is the correct decision, the openly-gay Test referee Nigel Owens told the BBC on Saturday.Owens -- who came out...
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De Bruyne Has No Sympathy For Liverpool Over Narrow Title Miss

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne understands Liverpool players being disappointed at falling just short of winning the Premier League title but he does not have any sympathy for them.

New Drama As Wallaby Is Arrested

Rugby Australia has been hit by another bombshell, with the fall-out of the Israel Folau saga still gathering momentum.The national body, RA, moved quickly to confirm that they...

Blues Break Their Chiefs Hoodoo

Blues ended Chiefs’  dominance over them with a hard-fought 23-8 win on Saturday at Eden Park.Gerard Cowley-Tuioti’s try after the full-time hooter ensured a vital bonus point...

Internet Star Grumpy Cat Dies At Age Of Seven

Internet star 'Grumpy Cat' has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday."We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved 'Grumpy Cat'," they said in a statement on Twitter.The famous feline, whose frowning visage endeared her to millions of fans across social media and saw her photographed with celebrities including Stan Lee and Jennifer Lopez, passed away Tuesday...

What’s In A Name? For Meat Alternatives, Quite A Lot

Proponents call it "slaughter-free," or "clean" meat. For many in the traditional meat industry, it is simply "fake."One thing is certain: the battle over what to call the emerging alternatives to meat, whether made from plant or animal cells, is far from settled.For animal cell-based products, "there is really no consensus," said Matt Ball, spokesperson of the Good Food Institute, which promotes meat analogues.

‘I Am Batman’…. 5 Actors Who Could Take On The Role

Actor Robert Pattinson has reportedly been named at the top of a list of actors to take over the role of Bruce Wayne in the 2021 movie The Batman.According to, Pattison was in negotiations to play the superhero, but the publication quoted sources saying it was not a done deal yet.If he signs on the dotted line, Pattinson will be taking over from...

Dismayed Or Grieving, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Prepare For The Final Episode

Passions are running high as Game of Thrones nears its final episode this weekend, with hundreds of thousands of unhappy fans signing an online petition and a counselling service offering to help those grieving the end of the TV fantasy saga.Some 600,000 fans worldwide had signed a petition by Thursday criticising Season 8 of the HBO series and calling for a remake.“This series deserves a...

Hyderabadi Biryani: Traditional Rice Dish From India

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Hyderabadi biryani is a South Indian dish consisting of basmati rice, goat, mutton, or chicken meat, lemon, yogurt, onions, and saffron. There are two main varieties of the dish – kachchi (raw) and pakki (cooked).It is said that Hyderabadi biryani's richness of flavor is due to the unique process of cooking raw rice and raw meat together with exotic spices, unlike...

Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique

Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible.Cynthia is a Western medicine trained nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist who is passionate about female hormonal health. She...

Travel Trends: The Changing Family Travel Dynamic

With a mix ranging from baby boomers to Generation Z, cross-generational travel is resulting in a host of new trends for families heading on holiday.Accommodation providers have begun to seriously embrace the change that can be seen when it comes to family travel. Hoteliers who have made the move away from four- and five-star luxury towards more budget-friendly options suitable in particular for larger family groups travelling together...

10 Reasons Why Turkey Is A Travel Best-Seller In 2019

By Jenna BerndtTurkey is seeing remarkable visitor growth, consistently ranking high on the best-seller travel destination lists and tourism polls for the last few years. The destination’s varied delights haven’t waned in popularity. Here are just 10 reasons why Turkey keeps topping the travel charts.Diverse and unique landscapesCrossing both Europe and Asia (Istanbul is the only city in the world...

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Africa is growing, and it’s growing rapidly. Over the last 20 years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% every year and is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by 2050 whilst bearing...
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Just days after the African National Congress won the South African national elections, Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to greatly reduce the number of cabinet members .Cabinet under the Zuma administration was...

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By Jacques van WykISSUEWhether the recent Constitutional Court case of Minister of Justice and Correctional Services v Prince and Others, in which the...
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Strengthening Health Systems To Better Fight Infectious Diseases In Africa

The WHO reports that 13 million people die from infectious diseases each year. In some countries, one in every two deaths is a result of an infectious disease; while in Africa, diseases like...
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WC To Remain a DA- Led Province, ANC is ‘Disappointed’

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape’s final results are expected to be declared on Friday and the status quo looks set to remain in place, with a DA-led province.The results centre in Century City...

SA Elections 2019: How The IEC Is Tackling Fake News In South Africa

In today's age of cyber warfare, election hacking has become a powerful tool by parties and countries to manipulate elections. It is a threat that is unlikely to go away. What...