Mon, 19 August, 2019

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City Of Johannesburg, Unions Sign Memorandum In Bid To Reduce Municipal...

The City of Johannesburg, together with labour unions, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at reducing municipal strikes and putting more focus on effective service delivery.The South African Municipal Workers Union and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union are part of the agreement which will...

Krugersdorp Killers Receive Life Sentences

The trio known as the Krugersdorp Killers have been sentenced to life in prison.Cecilia Steyn was handed 13 life sentences, Zack Valentine received 8 life sentences and Marcel Steyn was given 7 life sentences.The sentences will run concurrently.

Mxolisi Nxasana: I Was Told Jiba, Mrwebi Were Conspiring To Oust...

Former prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana said that soon after he was appointed to the top post in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), he was told that former senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi were conspiring to have him ousted.Nxasana has returned to...

Ramaphosa States Not To Be Distracted By Public Protector Legal Battle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that his legal battle with the Public Protector was not distracting him from his work.Ramaphosa was speaking during a state visit to Tanzania.“I was elected by the people of South Africa to do their work. This...

Watch Live: Advocate Nxasana Back At State Capture Inquiry Over NPA...

Advocate Mxolisi Nxasana is returning to the State Capture Inquiry to testify about the steps taken to remove him as National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head which culminated in his R17 million golden handshake.EWN

EFF Asks Members To Confess Receiving Money From Ramaphosa’s CR17 Account

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said its other members must confess if they received any money from President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 accounts.This after MP Tebogo Mokwele confessed that the president gave her a donation of R40,000 when her husband and aunt were shot and killed in April...

Ramaphosa Withdraws SA From Controversial SADC Tribunal Protocol

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially withdrawn South Africa’s signature from a protocol that prevents citizens from holding countries accountable at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal.The move was made official at the 39th SADC Summit taking place in Tanzania this weekend.Last year,...

DA Calls For Urgent Intervention To Rescue SA’s Economy

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for urgent intervention to address the grinding economic crisis facing South Africa.With the official unemployment rate on the rise, persistently low growth rates and the parlous state of state-owned enterprises - the official opposition said the state...

SIU Report Reveals Damning Facts About Security Tender At SABC

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has issued a damning report about a security tender at the public broadcaster.According to the SABC, the SIU found evidence of irregularities in the interim board’s awarding of a security contract to Mafoko Security two years ago.

Western Cape Needs Permanent Solution To Deal With Gangs – SAPU

The South African Policing Union (Sapu) said deploying SANDF in the Western Cape was never a good idea and that policing needed to be relooked in the province.The army was deployed a month ago to provide support to police. However, there...

MTN Forced To Shut Down 53 Towers Over Vandalism

Cellphone networks say they are battling to keep up with repairs to various towers, due to vandalism and theft.A number of towers have been affected over the past few months with thieves stealing batteries.MTN has shut down 53...

DA Wants Urgent Parly Debate On Mkhwebane’s Fitness To Hold Office

Democratic Alliance (DA) federal executive chairperson James Selfe said on Saturday the party wanted a debate in the National Assembly next week on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.Following another loss in the courts by the Public Protector this week,...

WORLD NEWS

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir In Court To Start Corruption Trial

Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived...

Ebola Spreads To Remote Congo Town, 200km Away From Epidemic Epicentre

Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled town of...

SADC Urges International Community To Lift Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

Southern African heads of state have decided to collectively voice their disapproval of...

Majority Of Economists Expect US Recession In Next 2 Years

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years,...

First Confirmed Ebola Cases In Dr Congo’s South Kivu Province

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed...

El Paso Unites For Memorial Service To Honour Mass Shooting Victims

The grieving US community of El Paso came together Wednesday night, standing up...

Notre-Dame Cathedral ‘Still At Risk Of Collapse’ After Fire

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted...

Hong Kong Airport Closed For A Second Day Due To Ongoing Protests

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday...

Scientists Hail Promise Of First Effective Ebola Treatments In Congo Trial

Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the...

Australian Citizens Stop Deadly Knife Rampage

A knife-wielding man killed one person and attempted to stab several others in...

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World Elephant Day 2019 Be Ethical And Educational – #refusetoride

Monday, 12 August marked World Elephant Day when we can promote awareness around these grey wrinkly behemoths that truly deserve to live a life of freedom.  They deserve freedom from hunger, discomfort, pain, injury, disease, fear and distress. “One of the reasons I connect...

Winners Of The 2019 100% Design South Africa Awards Announced

Africa’s leading product design showcase, 100% Design South Africa, announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Evening that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on the night of Thursday, 8 August 2019. The proceedings took place at the Clout Café conceptualized by Studio Leelynch...

Plan Your Next Local Holiday At Friday’s Kasi Food And Drink...

Flight Centre and South African Tourism partner to offer reduced Stokvel registration fees and great prizes for local holidaymakersThe popular Kasi Food and Drink Festival in Soweto returns for its 5th year this Friday, 9 August 2019. Visitors can enjoy delicious food, drink...

The Status Of Gender Equality In South Africa

During Women’s Month gender equality becomes a major focus in business and society, but such issues are fought by the Commission for Gender Equality on a daily basis. President Cyril Ramaphosa echoed the importance of gender equity recently as he has appointed nine new commissioners to...

Film Claims Group Plotted To Infect Black Africans With HIV

LOS ANGELES - A plot by white mercenaries to spread HIV through black South Africa via a phony vaccination program: it sounds like the stuff of pulp spy novels, but documentary-maker Mads Brugger is clear that this is one sensational conspiracy that actually happened. The Danish director set out to...

PE boy (13) Arrested For Murder Released Into Father’s Custody

CAPE TOWN - A case against a 13-year-old who was arrested for murder in Port Elizabeth has been postponed to 7 October 2019 for further investigation.The teenager was released into the custody of his father after he stabbed to death 15-year-old Jade Davis on Tuesday.Police said that a group...

Her-Story In History: Women Of The Past, Present And Future

“Kaffir Meid” is one of the heart wrenching and derogatory names that was used to address the wives, daughters, and sisters who came to visit their loved ones at Robben Island during political imprisonment. Those journeys of sorrow to the Island bore no certainty on the likelihood...