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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 7:15:30 EDT

Several roads in the eastern Free State have been closed due to flooding.  The road between QwaQwa and Clarens has also been closed due to rock falls. EMS disaster management officer at the Thabo Mofutsanyana district municipality, Sthembiso Mthombeni, says all the rivers in QwaQwa are overflowing. Mthombeni says the bridge between Phuthadithjaba police station and […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 6:37:05 EDT

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister Andries Nel says South Africa is ready to collaborate in safeguarding water which is the catalyst for development. “We are committed to multi-lateral, transboundary collaboration to ensure that water is a catalyst for socio-economic development and transformation. Access to water and sanitation are central to our National […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 4:51:04 EDT

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the recipients of the fourth annual Ubuntu Awards for making a positive impact in their respective humanitarian work. The President delivered a keynote address at the awards in Cape Town on Thursday night. He said the work of the award recipients was very important as it kept the legacy of […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 4:12:26 EDT

Moody’s next review on South Africa’s credit rating, expected on Friday, will be the first real test of whether investors and ratings agencies are happy with policy direction under new President Cyril Ramaphosa. Fitch and S&P Global downgraded South Africa to “junk” status last year after Ramaphosa’s predecessor Jacob Zuma inexplicably fired well-respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan, adding to […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 4:05:47 EDT

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have vowed to approach the courts in coming days to compel former President Jacob Zuma to pay back state money used for his legal fees relating to his corruption case. This in the back of what they described as unsatisfactory response from President Cyril Ramaphosa to a […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 1:50:24 EDT

Traffic is backed up in the Johannesburg area and surroundings following heavy down pores. Several bridges particularly those in low lying areas have been flooded and traffic lights are not working. The N1 north bound in Fourways is experiencing high traffic volumes approaching the William Nicole off-ramp. Traffic lights on Main and Bryanston drive as […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 1:30:07 EDT

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa takes pride in the fact that it signed the free trade agreement that took place in Kigali, Rwanda. He was speaking at the Ubuntu awards held in Cape Town Thursday night. Ramaphosa gave details about what transpired. “As South Africa we are proud to have signed the Kigali Declaration on the establishment of the continental […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 0:37:13 EDT

African National Congress (ANC) Stalwart Pallo Jordan has called for the land to be given to cooperatives to collectively work it for food security instead of being given to individual farmers for small scale farming. The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape used an event intended to commemorate the life and times of its former Secretary General and late […]

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 0:26:51 EDT

The Presidency says it will continue paying for former President, Jacob Zuma’s legal fees as per agreement reached with former President, Thabo Mbeki in 2006. On Thursday, the State Attorney, acting on the instructions of the Presidency, responded to a request by lawyers representing the Democratic Alliance (DA) for information on the provision of legal representation to Zuma at […]

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:09:20 EDT

PRETORIA – Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) struggle veteran Kenny Motsamai’s parole has been revoked by Justice Minister Michael Masutha. According to the Justice Department, the decision to revoke Motsamai’s parole was taken on Monday because Motsamai failed to adhere to his parole conditions. Motsamai is said to have violated his parole conditions by traveling outside […]

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