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Frans Baleni Hails Ramaphosa As Strategic Visionary

Former unionist and businessman Frans Baleni has described President Cyril Ramaphosa as a strategic visionary.Baleni was among the leaders - who along with Ramaphosa - founded the National Union of Mineworkers more than 30 years ago and has remained his close ally....

Various African Leaders To Support Ramaphosa’s Inauguration

As the world marks Africa Day, the heads of state of the DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Uganda, Lesotho and Eswatini arrived to attend President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration.Ramaphosa played a part in either mediation or building business linkages with many of these countries...

Mkhwebane’s Conduct Borders On Harassment – Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has accused Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane of abusing her authority and powers.The minister says Mkhwebane's conduct borders on harassment.This comes after the public protector released a report which found Gordhan guilty of acting...

As Ramaphosa Is Inaugurated, I’m Fighting To Stay Out Of Jail...

Former president Jacob Zuma has indicated that he won’t have time to attend president Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration today because he is busy fighting to stay out of jail.Zuma addressed his supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday, after his lawyers argued in favour...

Mabuza’s Mpumalanga Office Found Guilty Of Irregular Purchase Of Luxury Cars

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found the office of the former premier of Mpumalanga David Mabuza irregularly procured official vehicles to the tune of R5 million.“The Mpumalanga office of the premier irregularly procured the official vehicles for the former premier . So, the...

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Public Protector Finds Gordhan Guilty Over SARS Retirement Payout

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of improper conduct regarding a payout for former South African Revenue Service commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement.Mkhwebane, who was speaking at a media briefing on Friday, urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to take appropriate...

Zuma: I Have To Sell Socks And Hats To Pay Lawyers

Former President Jacob Zuma has told supporters outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg that he could not afford to pay the legal fees for his ongoing trial."I have to sell hats, socks to pay for legal fees, they don’t want me to...

Zondo Seeks Answers From Hawks Over Transnet’s R647m Payment To Fake...

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has ordered his legal team to ask the Hawks why they did nothing when whistle-blowers told them of the R647 million payment Transnet made to a fake supplier, Business Expansion Structured Products (BEX).“I want to know what’s happening...

Decision To Reinstate Charges Against Thales Questionable, Says Lawyer

Controversial French arms company Thales lawyer Advocate Anton Katz on Friday said the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to drop charges against former President Jacob Zuma and his client was in bad faith, which prejudiced his client hugely.WATCH LIVE: Zuma responds to NPA...

In quotes: Cyril Ramaphosa’s Promises To Reform South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the country’s sixth democratic president on Wednesday.Eyewitness News has compiled some of Ramaphosa’s top quotes since taking over from former President Jacob Zuma last year.HIS PLANS ON TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT:Ramaphosa said they have launched a number...

Old Mutual Suspends CEO After ‘Breakdown In Trust’

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s number two insurer Old Mutual Ltd said on Friday chief executive Peter Moyo had been suspended following a “material breakdown in trust” between him and the board. “As a result, the board has suspended the Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect,” the company said in a...

WORLD NEWS

Kenya High Court Refuses To Decriminalise Homosexuality

Kenya's high court, in a much-awaited verdict, on Friday refused to scrap laws...

President Mutharika Takes Lead In Malawi Election With 75% Of Votes Counted

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has so far taken 40.44% of votes cast in...

Three More Deaths On Overcrowded Everest

Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday,...

British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she will step down as...

Fierce Divide As Botswana Lifts Hunting Ban

GABORONE - Many conservationists on Thursday reacted with anger over Botswana’s decision to lift its...

IMF Warns US-China Trade War Will Jeopardize 2019 Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will...

British Government Postpones Brexit Vote

The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the...

Botswana Lifts Ban On Big Game Hunting

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, lifted a ban on...

Gender Diversity Good For Businesses And Economies: UN

Companies that improve gender diversity - especially at the top - perform better...

Facebook Shuts Down Nearly 80 Fake News Pages Ahead Of EU Vote: NGO

Facebook has taken down nearly 80 pages spreading fake news or using tactics...

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Ekurhuleni Announces R11.4billion Jump In Budget For 2019The City of Ekurhuleni has tabled a budget of R48.9 billion for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is a R11.4 billion jump from 2018’s budget.  Ekurhuleni is the second metro to announce its projections this week,...

A Woman In A Man’s World – Female Used Oil Collector...

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, and spends her days collecting used motor oil.Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. One litre of used oil, containing cancer causing...

Menstrual Hygiene Day To Shine Spotlight On Period Poverty

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential South African women, led by Professor Thuli Madonsela, is hard at work preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. They will be...

More Confusion Over The Fate Of Botswana‘s Elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants

Mix Of Old, New Faces Set For Western Cape Legislature

CAPE TOWN - While new MPs are preparing for the first sitting of the sixth democratic Parliament, incoming members of the Western Cape legislature also are gearing up for their first day.Of the 42 MPLs to be sworn in on Wednesday, 24 are from the Democratic Alliance (DA).The party...

Corruption Watch Wants Ramaphosa To Rid Cabinet Of Corrupt Comrades

Corruption Watch wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to rid the cabinet of delinquent ministers and political support necessary for a robust, independent and effective National Prosecuting Authority but can the President achieve this while keeping his ruling party united? Corruption Watch Chairperson, Mavuso Msimang joins CNBC Africa to...

African Agribusiness Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2019

Market Matters Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2019 African Agribusiness Entrepreneur of the Year Award has been presented to Ms. Dikeledi Emelda Mosime of Tin-Pac Promotional Packaging, a South African manufacturer and supplier of promotional tinware. The contributions of Ms. Mosime and Tin-Pac to Africa’s...

South African University Students To Benefit From Free Bitcoin

 Leading global bitcoin marketplace Paxful hopes to drive entrepreneurship in the bitcoin economy.- Paxful has +2 million users globally; South Africa is one of the top markets for Paxful internationally.Statistics South Africa on Tuesday announced that the unemployment rate has...

Can Sensitivity To Trauma Change SA Schools?

Since the beginning of 2019, shocking incidents of school violence in SA have made headlines, over and over.  There’s learners attacking learners; learners attacking teachers and teachers attacking and abusing learners. As the narratives are unpacked across media platforms, there’s a rising despondency at the SA...