Australian Open ‘likely’ to be postponed by ‘one or two weeks’

Next year’s Australian Open will “likely” be postponed by “one or two weeks”, according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. The tournament, the first tennis grand slam of the year, is currently scheduled to get underway on January 18 with the women’s and men’s singles finals taking place on […]

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Mboweni: Govt will not accept strings attached to loans from  World Bank

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mbowenion Tuesday reiterated that he did not want strings attached to any help from global financial bodies. Mboweni was speaking during a webinar organised by Bloomberg, when he was asked about progress on securing a loan from the World Bank. “What I have resisted is any attempt by the World […]

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Govt to work with taxi industry in training drivers on gender sensitisation

Johannesburg – As the country starts 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, government said that one of the things it would be doing was to train taxi drivers and bosses on how to be gender-sensitive. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on gender-based violence (GBV) and Femicide launched the campaign on Tuesday. “As […]

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Ndabeni-Abrahams determined to find amicable solution to SABC problems

Johannesburg – Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on Tuesday said that she was determined to support efforts aimed at finding an amicable solution to the financial problems facing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). “A functional SABC is in the interest of all South Africans. I am therefore determined to support efforts aimed at finding an […]

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Ex-Bafana coach Gordon Igesund remembers Anele Ngcongca: ‘his death has devastated me’

Johannesburg – Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has remembered Anele Ngcongca as a dedicated, disciplined and organised human being who always looked after people around him. Ngcongca died in a car crash in northern KwaZulu- Natal on Monday morning and it is understood that the vehicle he was travelling in was heading towards Durban […]

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Sierra Leone former president questioned in a ‘secure location’

Sierra Leone former president questioned in a ‘secure location’ The questioning of former Sierra Leone leader, Ernest Bai Koroma, took place on Monday in a secure location after his lawyers expressed safety concerns last week. Koroma is being questioned over corruption and money laundering allegations during his term in office. He has in the past […]

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Ramaphosa lobbies for debt repayment suspension

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has lobbied G20 member states to persuade multilateral development banks to suspend debt repayments further to help emerging countries resuscitate their economies. Speaking at a virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit over the weekend, Ramaphosa urged G20 member states to use all of their persuasive powers to convince all creditor countries to […]

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Covid-19: World’s top latex glove maker shuts factories

The world’s largest maker of latex gloves will shut more than half of its factories after almost 2,500 employees tested positive for coronavirus. Malaysia’s Top Glove will close down 28 plants in phases as it seeks to control the outbreak, said authorities. The company has seen a huge surge in demand for its personal protective […]

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