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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 4:30:13 EDT
JOHANNESBURG – Political parties contesting the 2019 elections are signing the IEC’s Code of Conduct. The ceremony is in compliance with the Electoral Act which requires contesting political parties to publicly commit to upholding the provisions and the purpose of the code. The event also sees the draw for positions on the ballot paper being […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 4:00:04 EDT
JOHANNESBURG – South Africans are at their wits end trying to cope with rolling blackouts at home, work and on the roads for the past week. Eskom and government, however, say that they need about two weeks to determine how long load shedding will last but it is likely that this is the country’s new […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 3:41:43 EDT
JOHANNESBURG – Former Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee is expected to testify at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on Wednesday. Saloojee was fired from the state-owned entity by the Daniel Mantsha-led board in 2015 for alleged misconduct and financial irregularities. Former Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown was at the helm of Public Enterprises when Saloojee […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 3:23:43 EDT
Former student activist, Simamkele Dlakavu, says protests are often romanticized, but they come with personal costs. The psychological trauma that leaves those on the frontlines of these movements damaged and scarred for life is not often highlighted. Dlakavu was speaking at the launch of an art exhibition themed: Insurgent Citizens, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 2:10:49 EDT
Judge President of the Independent Electoral Court, Boissie Mbha, says he is concerned that after 25-years, South Africa’s democracy is still maturing. He was addressing representatives of political parties who signed a pledge in Durban, committing them to the IEC’s code of conduct. Mbha lamented that issues such as political killings and violence during public protests […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 1:55:41 EDT
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 canvas for votes at hospitals. The minister wouldn’t be drawn on who the culprits were but warned that hospitals were not fair game when it came to electioneering. “Patients […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 0:30:57 EDT
Government officials are among those continuing to defraud the social grant system. This is according to the Public Service Commission Quarterly (PSC) Bulletin covering the period between October and December 2018. During this period, the commission received over 700 complaints of alleged corruption through the government’s corruption hotline. Public Service Commissioner Michael Seloane says, “The […]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 0:20:35 EDT
Eskom Board Chairperson Jabu Mabuza has reassured South Africans that the power utility will ensure effective communication in order to keep the country abreast regarding future load shedding plans. Mabuza blamed aging infrastructure for Eskom’s woes. “We understand the inconvenience and the pain that it’s causing the people. We do need time with the equipment that has […]

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:39:54 EDT
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed that “all options” are being considered in his drive to bring down Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. “All options are on the table,” he told reporters in the White House. “It’s a shame what’s happening in Venezuela — the debt and the destruction and the hunger.” […]

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 7:44:04 EDT
CAPE TOWN – Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee wants criminal charges to be laid against the Gupta family and associate Ashu Chawla for submitting false information in their early naturalization applications. The committee has completed its probe into the Gupta family’s early naturalization and has made a number of recommendations, which include criminal charges and amendments to the Citizenship Act […]

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