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Tshwane Speaker Mathebe Voted Out

TSHWANE - The Tshwane Council voted out the Democratic Alliance (DA) Speaker of council Katlego Mathebe on Thursday night.African National Congress and Economic Freedom Fighters councillors voted in the motion, saying the speaker failed in her dutiesAbout 110 councillors voted in support of the motion of no confidence against...

Archbishop Emeritus Tutu In ‘Good Spirits’ Despite Hospitalization

Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, hospitalised with an infection, is lucid and engaging.That’s the word from Cape Town's Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba who visited the 88-year-old on Wednesday night.It was confirmed the arch had been hospitalised for a stubborn infection similar to those that have forced him to be admitted...

Da Gama Survives No-confidence Vote

JOHANNESBURG - The motion of no confidence against Joburg Council Speaker Vasco da Gama has failed.Da Gama survived the motion with just one vote. To succeed, the motion needed to have at least 136 councillors' vote for it, out of a total of 270.African National Congress regional spokesperson Jolidee...

Makhubo To form Coalition With Smaller Parties To ‘Unify’ CoJ

BRAAMFONTEIN - Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo on Thursday said the African National Congress (ANC) would be going into a formal coalition with smaller parties in a bid to unify the City of Johannesburg.Makhubo held his first briefing as mayor at the Johannesburg Council Chambers in Braamfontein.The ANC took back...

R4.5m Approved For Cape Minstrel Events

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Council has approved a R4.5 million allocation for Cape minstrel events this season.The funding will support associations to host events like Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations, minstrel competitions and Malay choir gatherings.Over the years, minstrel groups and council have often been at loggerheads over...

Chaos Erupts In The Tshwane Council

JOHANNESBURG - There are chaotic scenes in the Tshwane Council ahead of a motion of no confidence in Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa this afternoon.The Economic Freedom Fighters doesn’t want the deputy speaker to preside over Thursday’s proceedings as they want speaker Katlego Matebe to preside.The discrepancy has delayed the process.Meanwhile,...

Eskom Implements Stage 2 Load Shedding

Eskom announced that it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 4pm until 11pm on Thursday.In a short statement on Twitter, the power company said it was implementing load shedding "due to a shortage of capacity".Eskom has reminded customers that it’s implemented stage two load shedding in order to...

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Bobani Sacked

CAPE TOWN - The United Democratic Movement (UDM)'s Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has been removed through a motion of no confidence.News24 reports UDM leader Bantu Holomisa had stated the Democratic Alliance and African National Congress had removed Bobani and that they would not challenge the move.The metro's...

DA: We Lost Joburg Mayoral Post Due To ‘Treasonous Behaviour’

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it accepted losing Johannesburg's mayoral chain to the African National Congress (ANC).But interim leader John Steenhuisen said they would be pursuing rebel councillors who voted against the party.The ANC’s Geoff Makhubo was elected to the job on Wednesday.A tough-talking Steenhuisen described the actions of...

Hawks Make Breakthrough Arrest After Attack On NC Police Station

The Hawks have made a breakthrough in connection with an attack on a police station.Two suspects were arrested on Wednesday.The armed robbery occurred in October at the Windsorton police station in the Northern Cape.They were nabbed in the Free State and Gauteng.The Hawks' Nomthandazo Mnisi explained: “It’s alleged that...

Adam Catzavelos Pleads Guilty

JOHANNESBURG - Adam Catzavelos has pleaded guilty to crimen injuria.His lawyer Lawley Shain told the court his client admitted to recording a video on a beach in Greece in which he used the k-word while celebrating the lack of black people around him.Shain claimed Catzavelos was under the influence...

Nzimande Calls For Scientific Research To Be More Accessible

PRETORIA – The Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, wants scientific research to be more accessible.Nzimande addressed the opening of the fifth science forum in Pretoria on Wednesday. The minister told delegates his department was committed to supporting scientific innovation.But he said it was crucial that the...

WORLD NEWS

Foreigners Dump Nearly $10 BLN Of South Africa Assets In 2019

Foreign investors have ditched more than R141 billion of South African stocks and...

Mugabe Left Behind $10M, Several Properties But No Beneficiaries

It’s been revealed that former President Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million and...

Air Zimbabwe Cancels All Flights For Monday

HARARE - Air Zimbabwe has cancelled all its flights scheduled for Monday.

Pressure Pile’s On President Andres As Shootings In Northern Mexico Town Kill 20

Clashes sparked by suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 20...

Boris Johnson: It Is Best If Trump Doesn’t Get Involved In Our Election Campaigns

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was best if US President Donald Trump did not get involved...

Zimbabwe President U-Turns On Scrapping Grain Subsidies – State Media

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government will scrap its plan to remove grain subsidies...

China Warns US Of Supporting, Interfering In Hong Kong Protests

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm countermeasures” in...

Botswana Main Opposition Challenges Election Results In Court

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging in court the results of 16 parliamentary...

Hong Kong’s Clouds Of Tear Gas Spark Health Panic

Hong Kong residents have become distracted this week by fears of dioxin poisoning,...

Zim Police Disperse MDC Supporters With Batons, Shields Ahead Of Party Rally

HARARE - Riot police with batons and shields in Zimbabwe on Wednesday dispersed...

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