Wed, 23 October, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA NEWS

CT Police Probe Train Commuter’s Death

Cape Town police are investigating an incident at the Heideveld train station, where a commuter died after he was allegedly shot by a security guard during an altercation over tickets.The incident occurred on Monday morning.Police responded to the scene...

Stone-Throwing, Tyres Set Alight As Group Protests In Athlone

A group of people are currently protesting in Athlone.Authorities said demonstrators were throwing stones and burning tyres along Klipfontein Road.Earlier this week, two people died after a fire destroyed several shacks in Die Vlei informal settlement.

ANC In WC Slams Media For ‘Disinformation Campaign’ Against Iqbal Survé

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape slammed certain quarters in the media for what it termed a disinformation campaign against Iqbal Survé.On Tuesday, the party said it was behind the Sekunjalo chairperson, despite reports of impropriety.Surve’s...

I’m Burdened With Finding Resources For SOES- Mboweni

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gave a glimpse of the dilemma he is wrestling with as he prepares to deliver his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement next week.Replying to debate on the Special Appropriation Bill on Tuesday, Mboweni gave Members of Parliament a long list...

Irregular Expenditure By Govt Up From R51BN To R61.3BN, AG Tells...

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu said irregular expenditure by national and provincial departments and state-owned entities was up from just under R51 billion in 2017/2018 to R61.3 billion for the past financial year.Makwetu briefed a joint meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts and...

Maimane To Announce Resignation From DA: Sources

Sources in the Democratic Alliance (DA) federal executive (Fedex) have told Eyewitness News that Mmusi Maimane is planning to announce his resignation at a briefing on Wednesday afternoon.Maimane is set to address the media amid mounting speculation about the outcomes of a meeting...

SAHRC: Health Dept Did Not Reach Settlement With Martha Marais’ Family

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said the fight by the family of the woman who was chained to a bench at a Pretoria hospital was not just about money but also dignity.When Martha Marais daughter went to visit her at the Mamelodi Hospital in May,...

Matric Class Of 2019 Writes First Major Final Exam Today

JOHANNESBURG - The National Senior Certificate exams officially begin across the country on Wednesday.Over 790,000 pupils have registered for this year's final exams.The class of 2019 will sit for their first major paper, English paper 1, on Wednesday morning.After months of preparation for the matric exams, the majority of...

Seri: ConCourt Ruling On Apartheid Intimidation Act a Victory For All

JOHANNESBURG - The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) on Tuesday said the Constitutional Court ruling on the apartheid-era Intimidation Act of 1982 was not only a victory for general Alfred Moyo, but for ordinary South Africans who wished to genuinely express their grievances.On Tuesday, the apex court...

SAA, Comair Expect Operations To Run Smoothly After Grounding Flights

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Airways (SAA) and Comair, which grounded flights on Tuesday, said they were expecting operations to return to normal on Wednesday.Following the number of flights that were cancelled on Tuesday, some passengers accused the airlines of poor communication.Comair and SAA had to ground some planes...

Lesufi To Visit Kempton Park School Where Pupil Attacked Schoolmate

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is due to visit a school in Kempton Park on Wednesday where a pupil violently attacked his schoolmate.Footage of the incident has been widely shared on social media platforms; it's unclear at when the incident took place.It shows the pupil punching...

Eskom A Step Closer To Receiving R59bn Bailout, Mboweni Says Issue...

CAPE TOWN - Eskom is a step closer to receiving a R59 billion bailout in terms of the Special Appropriation Bill, which was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday.The bill must now also be approved by the National Council of Provinces before President Cyril Ramaphosa can sign it...

WORLD NEWS

Botswana Ready To Hold Free And Fair Elections On Wednesday

The Botswana Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it was ready to hold free and...

Zimbabwe Doctors Maintain They Are Not Returning To Work Until Pay Demands Addressed

Zimbabwe doctors maintained on Sunday that they would only return to work after...

Brexit Will Happen On 31 October, Despite Unsigned Delay Request – UK States

The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union...

Johnson Sends Unsigned Letter To EU Asking For Brexit Delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union...

Ebola Survivors Battle Grief And Stigma In Eastern Congo

Arlette Kavugho was discharged from an Ebola ward in eastern Congo in March,...

Britain, EU Strike Brexit Deal

Britain and the European Union reached a last-ditch Brexit deal on Thursday, just...

One Person Missing In Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry: The Whistle-Blower

Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days...

UK Hiring Falls By Most In Over Four Years As Brexit Nears

Britain’s jobs boom has weakened in the approach to Brexit with the number...

Voting Under Way In Mozambique

Voting is under way in Mozambique on Tuesday in an election widely expected...

Boris Johnson Says Not To Resign If Government Rejects Queen’s Speech

A spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not...

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Opinion – What Can SA And Nigeria Do To Grow Faster?

The heads of state of sub-Saharan Africa’s two biggest countries – Nigeria and South Africa – met earlier in October as part of continuing bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening and deepening cooperation between the two countries.Pres. Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and pres. Cyril...

Provincial Treasury Urged To Change Gear Due To Sluggish Economic Conditions

The North West MEC for Finance, Ms Motlalepula Rosho challenged senior management of the department to develop innovative and implementable measures that will address the service delivery challenges that the province is facing amidst the slow performing economy. She said this during a three...

Immigration Lawyer, Nora Dawud, Playing A Crucial Role In South Africa

Although South Africa continues to experience a “brain drain” with highly qualified local individuals leaving the country for debatably better opportunities abroad, German born and now permanent South African resident, Nora Dawud from Cape Town, is playing a crucial role in ensuring just the opposite - the...

Port Of Cape Town Boosts Tug Fleet

Transnet National Ports Authority has redeployed another of its powerful, new tugs to the Port of Cape Town to enhance marine efficiency and enable the port to cater for increased demand from bigger commercial vessels. Tug UMBILO went into service recently after being redeployed from the Port...

Botswana People Should Vote For Candidates That Understand The Importance Of...

With just over a week to go until Botswana’s general election, NGO Political Animal Lobby (PAL) urges voters in Botswana to think wisely when casting their votes on 23 October and consider the importance of animal conservation to their country’s economic growth.  Tourism...

Grande Provence Finalist In Young Winemaker Of The Year

Grande Provence winemaker, Thys Smit, has been rewarded for his hard work in the cellar and the vineyards with a nomination as a finalist of the 19th Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year Awards.Thys took on the leading role as winemaker and...

Childsafe Partners With Unicef And UCT To Design Safer Cities For...

Over 40 percent of children said they did not feel safe on public transport and walking in and beyond their neighbourhoods. A quarter (25 percent) percent said they did not feel safe in their city and one out of four said they did not feel safe in...

Regional Integration Key For African Ports

The 2019 edition of the two-day African Ports & Rail Evolution conference and exhibition got underway in Durban on Tuesday, 15 October at the Durban ICC, with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) as host port authority. Now in its eight year, this high-profile event...

Economic Sovereignty Of African Countries To Be Discussed At Russia– Africa...

In order to fulfil their development objectives and meet the needs of their citizens, countries in Africa are compelled to turn to foreign sources of financing. However, these mainly take the form of credit from international financial institutions and direct loans whereby the creditor imposes socioeconomic and...