April 27, 2017

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The bank's Independent Development Evaluation has published a report evaluating engagement in 2004 and 2015.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:16 pm
It has been almost a week since the 12-year-old boy was murdered and police say they are still searching for his family.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:51 pm
Mmamoloko Kubayi is adamant that government has not entered into any deal or signed any contract to procure nuclear power.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:49 pm
A 23-year-old man has been arrested for plotting to murder at least 19 Cabinet members and SOEs.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:38 pm
SAA was granted an interdict by the Labour Court ordering the workers to return to their posts immediately.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:36 pm
The ConCourt has given the social development department until March next year to appoint a new service provider.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:58 pm
The State, through various ministries and the National Prosecuting Authority, is appealing the ruling which allows the use of marijuana at home on various grounds.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:42 pm
The municipality is currently enforcing level 3B water restrictions prohibiting the use of potable municipal water for anything other than human consumption.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:26 pm
Christopher Mouton was sitting in a patrol vehicle in Kraaifontein when his colleague discharged a firearm, allegedly while cleaning it.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:16 pm
The Labour Court has ruled in the SAA's favour and granted an interdict against the cabin crew association's strike.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:04 pm
Last month, the AIC threatened to pull out from its coalition with the ANC if Matatiele was not made part of KZN..
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:02 pm
Government's declaration announcing its nuclear plans has been set aside, having been declared invalid & unconstitutional.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:51 pm
The Tribunal has confirmed Citibank will now pay a fine of R69.5 million for its role in a cartel that manipulated the value of the rand.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:13 pm
The Basic Education Department says it's working to make sure thousands of pupils return to classrooms following disruptions caused by violent protests.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:04 pm
Jacob Zuma's lawyers said Cyril Ramaphosa and Gwede Mantashe's apologised for making comments about the Cabinet reshuffle.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:48 pm
The Post Office CEO says they have already demonstrated to Parliament that the parastatal is capable of distributing social grants.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:39 pm
Capetonians celebrated the downpours after days of extreme heat amid warnings of stricter water restrictions.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:00 pm
Two suspects have been arrested for the murder of a 46-year-old man outside his workplace in the capital.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:55 pm
SAA cabin crew members stopped work at OR Tambo International Airport, demanding an increase in wages and meal allowances after what they say has been a 6 year struggle.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:25 pm
Murder accused Henri van Breda claims that at least two intruders had gained access to the home and attacked his family.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:22 pm
Residents looted shops and torched houses on Tuesday calling for the arrest of a farmer who they claim murdered the child last week.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:20 pm
The Western Cape High Court ruled that government's nuclear plans are invalid and unconstitutional.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:51 pm
Constable Christopher Mouton was shot and killed while sitting in a patrol vehicle when a colleague accidentally discharged a firearm while cleaning it.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:48 pm
Last week, the community embarked on a protest, complaining that the contractors involved in the project employed only a small group of locals.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:45 pm
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says that she has granted the Eskom board’s request for more time 'in the interest of fairness'.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:42 pm
The airline applied approach the courts to have its striking workers return to work immediately.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:34 pm
A strategic grain reserve would involve the government buying crops and taking responsibility for the storage until they’re needed to make up for shortfalls.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:33 pm
There will also be a mock election at some schools so young people understand what the different role-players do during an election.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:24 pm
Last month, the North Gauteng High Court ruled in the city’s favour in its case against WBHO’s objection to admissions made by other companies.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
SA Post Office chief executive Mark Barnes says he believes the organisation will become a critical element in financial inclusion in the country.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:58 am
Defence lawyer Pieter Botha has urged Judge Siraj Desai to warn the media to report carefully on the case as it is sensitive.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:58 am
Mouton had been sitting in patrol at the Kraaifontein police station last Wednesday night when a colleague apparently accidentally discharged a firearm.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:56 am
Talks between SAA management and the union reached a deadlock on Tuesday night.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:48 am
Marula, on the eastern branch of South Africa's platinum belt, employs around 4,500 people including contractors.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:51 am
South African Revenue Service officials uncovered various packages from Hong Kong destined for different suburban areas in Gauteng during a raid.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:48 am
United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Associate Director Charlotte Nikoi has been missing for more than 30 days.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:32 am
The Hawks says one of the suspects is an immigration officer who is accused of fraudulently renewing passports in exchange for bribes.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:10 am
The rand was also hit by some selling on technical factors as it broke through the R13.1000 support ahead of a bank holiday on Thursday.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:54 am
Parliament's chairperson for the portfolio committee on police, Francois Beukman, says Parliament cannot intervene in the matter until a court ruling is made.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:46 am
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) also reported a break-in at its offices in an adjacent building at Parliament over the weekend.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:25 am
Riot police were deployed in the area after residents set shops and houses on fire in the maize town on Tuesday, demanding the arrest of a local farmer for the boy's death.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:21 am
Earthlife Africa, which brought the case, says the judgment vindicates its argument that the process government has followed was unlawful.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:15 am
Beneficiaries say they received calls from a "Sassa official" offering food parcels before they were asked for their pin codes.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:12 am
The children, between the ages of five and seven, were on their way to school when the taxi they were traveling in overturned and rolled.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:02 am
SAA says it’s exploring a few contingency plans in order to reduce the impact of the demonstration.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:48 am
The case against 48-year-old Spaniard Mario Yela was postponed to May in the Wynberg magistrates court on Tuesday.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:45 am
In the latest incident, a member of the Randburg Taxi Association was shot dead in Braamfontein on Monday.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:40 am
First-year student Mosimanegape 'Boyz' Madiba drowned last year in a dam in Moorreesburg during a training session with the university's rowing team.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:29 am
The indictment claims that Saleem Dawjee allegedly threatened to report junior police officers to his senior police officer co-accused if they did not do his bidding.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:20 am
South African Airways (SAA) says at this stage four domestic flights have been canceled and two have been delayed due to the strike by its cabin crew.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:06 am
After consulting with the chief justice and leaders of the parties represented in the National Assembly, President Jacob Zuma will appoint the new judge.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:02 am
The two cars, about 75 metres apart, appear to have been deliberately targeted.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:59 am
President Jacob Zuma told the Constitutional Court in his documents that Cyril Ramaphosa and Gwede Mantashe had apologised.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:39 am
Some De Zalze residents say they hope all the unanswered questions they've had for more than two years will be answered as the trial progresses.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:23 am
The department and non-profit organisation Spring Foundation launched the program in 2012 at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:14 am
The ward councillor in the Lenasia South area has assured residents that no illegal structures will be built in the area, especially near their houses.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:58 am
The Police Minister was responding to questions at a briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday where he discussed his police strategy.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:51 am
This comes after a plan to upgrade the Muizenberg Police Station drew criticism.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:34 am
On Tuesday, the State added a new charge of fraud which was allegedly committed in the Free State where the pair unlawfully presented Lesotho passports under different names.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:27 am
The United National Transport Union (Untu) has threatened to down tools if their wage demands are not met.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:24 am
Employees affiliated to the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) are demanding a $170 a day meal allowance when travelling overseas.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:20 am
On Tuesday, one of the 12 accused employees had their proceedings postponed due to ill health.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:16 am
In van Breda’s plea explanation, he claims that at least two intruders gained entry to the house and killed his parents and brother.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:58 am
President Jacob Zuma previously said that his decision was informed by political judgment and he didn’t need to provide further reasons.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:47 am
Net1 enlisted KPMG to conduct a full review of its business practices, in the wake of allegations that it’s distributing beneficiary information to its subsidiaries and making illegal deductions from pensioners' grants.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:40 am
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has accused former police chief Steven Ngobeni of failing to execute his duties after he failed to prevent disruptions during the State of the Capital Address.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:18 am
Running battles between police and angry crowds in the North West towns of Lichtenburg and Coligny were the order of the day on Tuesday.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:09 am
The High Court in Pretoria granted an enforcement order last week which ruled that Berning Ntlemeza may no longer be the head of the Hawks.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:51 am
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Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:25 am
Tensions between police and protesting residents ran high in Lichtenburg in the North West on Tuesday following ongoing service delivery protests.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:21 am
Paramedics found the boy lying on the side of Wilconsia Road, the vehicle which had hit him was parked a few meters away.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:08 pm
Some roads in Lichtenburg have once again been barricaded with burning tyres, just minutes after police dispersed protesters.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:39 pm
The DTC announced it was inviting submissions from South Africans on whether the government should implement such a tax.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:16 pm
The SA Cabin Crew Association says the matter has not been attended to for the past six years by the SAA management.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:57 pm
At 1500 GMT the rand had weakened 0.6% to 13.0900 per dollar from a Monday close of 13.0175 in New York.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:41 pm
Officials uncovered various packages from Hong Kong destined for different suburban addresses in Gauteng.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:07 pm
Residents in Lenasia South & Finetown barricaded roads in the area with burning tyres on Tuesday morning in protest over what they claim is illegal land occupation.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:45 pm
University management maintains Mosimenegape Boyz Madiba's death was an accident; his parents believe otherwise.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:33 pm
Khanyisile Kweyama says she cannot put a precise figure on the amount the board is likely to seek in terms of assistance from National Treasury.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:28 pm
Minister Fikile Mbalula has accused Berming Ntlemeza of abusing state resources to execute an unlawful operation against him.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:24 pm
A statement says Ngobeni tendered his resignation after discussions with Mayor Solly Msimanga and city manager Moeketsi Mosola.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:03 pm
Judge Desai along with the State Prosecutor and Van Breda and his legal team did an in loco inspection of the house, where the murders took place, today.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:34 pm
The court gave Parliament 24 months when it declared the 2014 Restitution of Land Rights Act inadequate.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:15 pm
Net 1 says it has enlisted audit firm KPMG to set the record straight after persistent allegations against it about wrongdoing.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
Paramedics at the scene say they found a police van lying on its roof after being hit by a light vehicle.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:31 pm
Fikile Mbalula says he'll be signing off on numerous policies which are at an advanced state.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:28 pm
The DA had asked President Jacob Zuma to provide a written record of his decision and reasons for reshuffling his Cabinet.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:10 pm
It’s understood residents are outraged over the killing of a 12-year-old boy, allegedly at the hands of a local farmer.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:01 pm
The City of Jo'burg has laid charges against those responsible for assaulting EFF and DA members of council during a meeting in Midrand last week.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:52 pm
The Hawks' Wynand Wessels has told the court how Saleem Dawjee paid for car rentals, pool maintenance and plane tickets for the accused.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:13 pm
The MEC says learner enrolment will commence on 2 May 2017 and the placement period for pupils at schools is set to happen between July and September.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:54 pm
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has now accused Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza of conducting an unlawful operation against him.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:24 pm
Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai on Tuesday inspected the De Zalze home where three van Breda family members were murdered.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:14 pm
Henri Van Breda kept his eyes lowered as he walked in the house with Judge Siraj Desai and his legal team.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forty-eight-year-old Spaniard Mario Yela appeared in the Wynberg magistrates court earlier on Tuesday.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:55 am
Residents have laid criminal charges against the South African Police Service for firing rubber bullets during protests in which five people were injured on Tuesday morning.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:20 am
Paramedics say the driver lost control of the vehicle in Reservoir Hills on Tuesday.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:18 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he wants to transform the police into a community-centric and responsible service.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:00 am
Chonco is expected to explain why he hired controversial architect Minenhle Makhanya, who was found to have over-inflated spending.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:53 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula briefs the media on former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza and the police's strategy to fight crime.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:28 am
Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested at their homes in Johannesburg in July last year and accused of planning attacks on Jewish and American interests in the country.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:24 am
Nehawu says it's concerned that Parliament isn’t taking seriously a suspected break-in at its language services offices over the weekend.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:20 am
After consulting with the chief justice and leaders of the parties represented in the National Assembly, President Jacob Zuma will appoint the new judge.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:16 am
A multifaceted enquiry into the state of the South African economy leaves no doubt that white capital continues to dominate the economy.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:55 am
Andrew Plaatjies appeared in the Wynberg magistrates court on Tuesday morning where he opted not to apply for bail.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:25 am
The community took to the streets on Tuesday morning resulting in a tense standoff with land invaders.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:23 am
Henri van Breda is on trial for allegedly killing his parents and older brother at their home outside Stellenbosch in January 2015.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:15 am
The men were detained on Friday in Johannesburg following a sting operation.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:10 am
Virgin Active South Africa spokesperson Les Aupiais says complaints and suggestions about transport have to come from the staff.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:48 am
Seven people were arrested for public violence during a service delivery protest in Lichtenburg last night where a tavern was set alight.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:42 am
Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego explains why the rand has strengthened over the past few days.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:26 am
The twin sister of the woman killed by former ANCYL leader Patrick Wisani says she would be disappointed if he got anything less than life imprisonment.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:07 am
It's the first time an event of this magnitude will be held in the park at night and some residents believe the venue is inappropriate.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:46 am
Refano Primary School principal Lucy Xolo says this is the worst tragedy to hit the school.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:32 am
Lamoer, Brigadiers Darius van der Ross, Sharon and Kolindren Govender and businessman Salim Dawjee have pleaded not guilty to 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:26 am
The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to murdering his parents and older brother at their De Zalze home more than two years ago.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:20 am
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has identified 10 ANC councillors, claiming he has evidence that they fuelled the violence.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:56 am
It’s understood that the land invaders have settled on a piece of land in Extension Two which belongs to the state.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:37 am
On Monday, a police nyala and a truck transporting 38,000 chicks were set alight.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:32 am
The 50-year-old was arrested shortly after Rene Roman's body was found at his Lavender Hill home last month.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:25 am
He faces corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges along with Salim Dawjee and three co-accused.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:05 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula reiterated that Berning Ntlemeza is no longer head of the Hawks following a High Court order which found he is not fit for the post.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:55 am
Protests in the Limpopo town flared up again after the Municipal Demarcation Board refused to redetermine boundaries in the area.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:35 am
The Competition Commission launched an inquiry into the LPG sector, where 90% of the wholesale market is shared between Afrox, Easigas, Totalgas and Oryx Energies.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:24 am
Johannesburg Metro Police are on the scene of the K43 Road in Ennerdale which has been closed off by the demonstrators.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:59 am
The city council is now pleading with residents to use less than 100 litres per person per day.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:53 am
The Eskom board says the parastatal is in no way involved in death threats against Mzilikazi wa Afrika.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:45 am
KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala says protests are not new to the African National Congress.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:41 am
The vehicle, carrying mostly schoolchildren, collided with a truck and burst into flames on Friday.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:14 am
The autopsy report states Martin van Breda, his wife Teresa and their son Rudi all died of unnatural causes due to blows to their heads.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:05 am
While Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has reiterated that Berning Ntlemeza is no longer head of the Hawks, Ntlemeza insists he is still the boss.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:00 am
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Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:23 am
President Jacob Zuma has been lobbied by the Black Business Council not to sign the bill, citing that it is unconstitutional.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:19 am

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