Health Ombudsman finds Tembisa hospital negligent

Johannesburg – Substandard and negligent. That is the shocking finding of the Health Ombudsman into the care of businessman Shonimani Lethole. Lethole died at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital in June 2020. Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba found a number of disturbing errors were made in regards to Lethole’s healthcare. This includes revelations that Lethole was not given food […]

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Cricket Australia board asked about vaccine timeline for South Africa

Australia’s cricket board said on Wednesday it had asked authorities about the timeline for Covid-19 vaccinations as part of its planning for the South Africa tour, amid debate over whether athletes should be given priority access in the rollout. On Wednesday, Australia named a squad for the three-test tour which is expected to kick off […]

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Group of U.S. Catholic bishops urges support for LGBTQ youth

Declaring “God is on your side”, a Roman Catholic cardinal, and archbishop and six other U.S bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBTQ youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. “All people of goodwill should help, support and defend LGBT youth,” said the statement released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named […]

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Biden raises election meddling with Putin in first in first phone call

US President Joe President has warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about election meddling in their first call as counterparts, says the White House. The conversation also included a discussion about the ongoing opposition protests in Russia. A Kremlin statement did not refer to any points of friction, saying the call was “business-like and frank”. The […]

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Merc F1 boss out quarantine after Covid positive, will now focus on Hamilton  deal

Mercedes Formula One team boss and co-owner Toto Wolff has revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 and had to isolate in Austria this month but is now out of quarantine. The 49-year-old said in an interview at Sunday’s Kitzbuehel Alpine skiing World Cup downhill that he had no symptoms. “We had planned to be here […]

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Leading financial broker Exness acquires FSCA license in South Africa

Johannesburg – Global multi-asset broker Exness has just received its license from the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) IN South Africa and is now authorised as a Financial Service Provider locally. The FCSA is responsible for market conduct regulation and supervision in South Africa and aims to enhance and support the efficiency and integrity of […]

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Zondo hears how properties bought by SSA agents may never be recovered

Johannesburg – The State Capture Commission has heard that properties that were bought by intelligence agents and registered in their names may never be recovered. Acting Director-General of State Security Loyiso Jafta, who concluded his testimony on Tuesday, said that immovable property was brought and registered by agents as part of their estates. Some of […]

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Zondo dismisses postponement application

Johannesburg – Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed an application to postpone the testimony of the State Security Agency’s Acting DG Loyiso Jafta. State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo had applied for the postponement due to concerns about “national security”. Dlodlo has not identified which portion of the evidence would compromise national security. This is […]

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MacG faces backlash after transphobic comments on podcast

Johannesburg – Controversial podcaster MacG has come under fire for his most recent video on his YouTube channel for making transphobic comments. In a segment on his “Podcast and Chill” episode, MacG and his co-hosts, Sol Phenduka and the Ghost Lady, were discussing Siv Ngesi’s recent debut of his drag persona, Sivanna. The panel discusses […]

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Sharks, Bulls face anxious wait for Covid-19 results ahead of Currie Cup final

Johannesburg – Preparing for a Currie Cup stressful enough but spare a thought for rival coaches Sean Everitt of the Sharks and Jake White of the Bulls, who will only know this evening which of the players they have at their disposal for the most important game of the season. Sharks chief executive Eduard Coetzee […]

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