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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:44:52 EDT

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize says it is of concern that there has been no improvements in municipal audit results over the past few years. Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday presented his audit results of South Africa’s municipalities for the 2016/ 2017 financial year which showed an overall deterioration in […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:35:45 EDT

The Gauteng Transport Department has ordered the immediate closure of Tsakane Taxi Rank east of Johannesburg following the murder of four taxi drivers earlier Wednesday.  Six others have been wounded.  Police have arrested eight security guards in connection with the shooting.  About ten firearms were also recovered. Police say the taxi drivers had scheduled to meet […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:10:45 EDT

PRETORIA – The police’s top leadership has briefed Parliament’s oversight committee on the progress of investigations into a recent spate of cash-in-transit heists. Led by National Commissioner Khehla Sitole, the SAPS representatives informed Members of Parliament of various arrests and the recovery of over R1 million in cash in Ekurhuleni. The portfolio committee on police will […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 14:49:37 EDT

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema may be in hot water with Parliament after calling on landless people to occupy unoccupied land without permission. Malema made the call during the debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon shortly after President Cyril Ramaphosa tabled his first budget policy statement as president. Malema argued that Ramaphosa […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 14:15:34 EDT

PRETORIA – Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the busy river port.   Two patients left the hospital on Monday, said Henry Gray, head of […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 12:21:29 EDT

President Cyril Ramaphosa today made a ‘citizen’s appeal’ for others with the means to contribute to the Thuma Mina Fund, to be launched on Madiba’s birthday. President Cyril Ramaphosa today announced he would contribute half his salary this year to the Thuma Mina Fund, in honour of South Africa’s founding father Nelson Mandela. Delivering his […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 12:12:35 EDT

The Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) joins the world community in noting with horror the recent attacks on the Palestinian people by the state of Israel. We also note the positive response of the international community, led by the United Nations Commission for Human Rights, including South Africa’s decision to withdraw its ambassador from Israel. […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 12:08:17 EDT

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is concerned by the regression in municipal audit outcomes as presented today by the Auditor General, Kimi Makwetu for the 2016/2017 financial years. In the words of the Auditor General, “there is no positive change” essentially painting a bleak future for the country’s 257 municipalities and their entities. […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 8:50:06 EDT

The South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) used  wrong procedures to deal with former senior tax official Jonas Makwakwa. This is according to Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon who was briefing Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance. However, Kingon says he can’t get into finer details on the matter for fear of compromising current investigations. Makwakwa is alleged to have misled SARS […]

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Wed, 23 May 2018 8:43:09 EDT

Four taxi owners are now confirmed dead following a shooting in the Brakpan CBD East of Johannesburg.  They were shot allegedly by the occupants of a private security vehicle. Police say the taxi owners had just finished meeting in Tsakane and were on their way to a taxi association office when they came under fire. Police […]

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