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Minister Pravin Gordhan

Gordhan On Eskom: We’ll Get It Right In The Next Year...

JOHANNESBURG - Two years is the approximate time frame Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has given in which Eskom’ s generation capacity must be stabilised. Gordhan, however, doesn't believe that power outages will be intensified beyond stage four. Gordhan says that there are similar patterns at state-owned companies when it comes...
taxi strike

Roads Blocked As Vereeniging Taxi Strike Causes Traffic Gridlock

JOHANNESBURG - Several roads in Vereeniging have been blocked off to traffic due to a taxi strike.It is understood that taxi drivers and operators are unhappy about the delay in upgrading taxi ranks in the area.A motorist says that...
Jackson Mthembu

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu Confirms Death Of Daughter

CAPE TOWN - The daughter of African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu has died.In a tweet posted on Wednesday morning, Mthembu confirmed that his eldest daughter Khwezi took her own life at the parliamentary village outside Cape Town.He goes on to...
Boksburg

Police Intensify Hunt For Boksburg Armed Robbers

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for a group of men who shot and wounded two men during an armed robbery in Boksburg on Tuesday.The two men - who were driving in an SUV carrying what is believed to be gold - were attacked by...
court

4 Gauteng Police Officers To Appear In Court For Murder

Four Gauteng police officers face a charge of murder and two of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in connection with the death of a suspect who was in custody.On Wednesday morning, they are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates court on...

Despite Death Threats, Cheryl Zondi Won’t Stop Fight For Justice

CAPE TOWN - The first witness to testify in the human trafficking trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso and two others says she will not give up seeking justice, even if it means giving evidence all over again.Cheryl Zondi addressed the media on...

NSPCA ‘Disgusted’ By Eskom As Load Shedding Impacts Farm Animals

CAPE TOWN - The National Council of SPCA (NSPCA) says the load shedding crisis is having a negative impact on farm animals and Eskom has been unresponsive.The organisation says in any intensive farming system, animals are dependent on ideal environmental conditions to survive...

Motsoaledi Slams Political Parties For Campaigning At Hospitals

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says it is immoral for political parties to take advantage of hospital staff and patients for election purposes.Motsoaledi says parties cannot canvass for votes at hospitals.The minister wouldn't be drawn on who the culprits were...
NPA logo on building.

Ramaphosa Set To Sign Proclamation On NPA Directorate

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to sign a proclamation that will lead to the establishment of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA's) new investigative directorate.According to a Business Day report the presidency said this was a “priority proclamation”, which the president wanted to submit...

Letsatsi-Duba Accuses Magashule Of Tempering With ANC Election List

JOHANNESBURG - Luthuli House is in frenzy mode following claims that its secretary-general, Ace Magashule, may have tampered with the list of candidates for Parliament and provincial legislatures.The African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday it was slapped with two legal letters from members in...

Eskom Denies Reports On Stage 5 And Stage 6 Load Shedding

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has denied reports that it has started planning for stage 5 and 6 load shedding, as it struggles to keep the country's lights on.Fin24 reported on Tuesday that officials had started preparations for stage 5 and 6 which would imply shedding 5,000 and...
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Steinhoff To Supply FSCA With Full PwC Report On Fraud, Corruption

Steinhoff has been summoned to provide the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) with the full report it has received from audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the fraud and corruption that led to the company’s shares going into free-fall nearly a year and a half ago.

WORLD NEWS

Cyclone Idai has swept away entire villages with it's strong winds and torrential rains.

Cyclone Idai Death Toll Mozambique To Increase Dramatically – Red Cross

The number of people killed in Mozambique by powerful storms and floods across...
Crossroads: Brexit sign to the left and EU sign to the right

Brexit In Crisis As May Plots Course Around Speaker’s Obstruction

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her...
8-year old Nigerian refugee Tanitoluwa "Tani" Adewumi playing chess.

Homeless Nigerian Child Refugee Wins New York Chess Championship

When you think of a chess champion, you generally picture a serious gentleman...
Botswana

Botswana Hunting Proposal Could Put Its Tourism Industry At Risk

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has...
The street in front of the Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand where 50 people were killed last week in a mass shooting is covered in flowers

New Zealand Prepares For Mass-Shooting Victims Burial

Preparations were underway on Tuesday to begin burials of victims from the Christchurch...
A chirwa bus plunges into Runde river as Cyclone Idai floods continue in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa Battles With Devastating Cyclone Idai

The death toll from cyclone Idai continues to rise as southern African countries struggle to...
Roses among remains of the wreckage of the Ehtiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max that crashed on March 10 2019.

‘Clear Similarities’ Between Ethiopia And Indonesia Boeing Crashes

Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that...
Train tracks

DRC Train Derailed Killing 24, Fear For Many More Deaths

At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a freight...
Lagos Collapsed Building

Death Toll From Lagos Collapsed Building Rises To 20

Officials have confirmed the death toll from Wednesday’s collapse of a building in...
New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police Evacuate Neighbourhood Amid Mosque Attack Probe

New Zealand police investigating Friday's mosque massacre in Christchurch have evacuated residents living...

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HIV Viral Load

Science Researchers Uses Laser Method To Develop HIV Viral Load Portable Device

Two African researchers – African Laser Centre grant holder and CSIR Biophotonics senior...
Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day: Remembering Robert Sobukwe’s Role In The Fight For Freedom And Equality

Robert Sobukwe and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) supporters march to Orlando police station...
Mzansi Youth Choir

Mzansi Youth Choir Off To Flying Start In 2019

The Mzansi Youth Choir, made up of 55 performers aged 14 to 24,...
Fraud, Waste, Abuse

Fraud, Waste And Abuse – Ubiquitous In South Africa

Every day there are hearings around corruption, racketeering and money laundering which again...
AfriLabs

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2019 To Be Hosted In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs with over 130...
Remote Working

Remote Working Gains Traction In SA – Big Business Slow On The Uptake

In line with global trends, South African companies are increasingly offering remote work...
Office

Why The Office Is Being Designed To Be More Like Home

Increasingly offices are beginning to look a lot more like our homes. But...
Nal’Ibali

Nal’Ibali Offers Free Public Performances To Encourage National Library Usage

Libraries across South Africa will be the scenes of a new community activation...
I-Drop Water

I-Drop Water And Bluewater Unveil The Latest African Innovations In Affordable Drinking Water

South African innovator I-Drop Water have revealed the Waterpod, the latest and most...