Public Protector to probe Covid-19 complaints

Johannesburg – The Public Protector’s office is investigating alleged corruption related to Covid-19. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she has received about 450 complaints in the last four months. The complaints were related to the R350 special social grant and a number of government tenders. The tenders include the Beitbridge Border Post, acquisition of PPE in […]

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Rory Mcllroy targets majors with renewed focus after Covid-19 shutdown

London – Rory Mcllroy says the coronavirus shutdown has made him more focused on adding to his tally of four major titles, the last which came in 2014. Mcllroy, 31, will compete in the PGA Championship at Harding Park starting on Thursday, before the US Open and the Masters in September and November respectively. The […]

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China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong

Seven health officials have arrived in Hong Kong from mainland China, the first members of a 60-person team that will carry out Covid-19 testing. This is the first time Chinese health officials have assisted in Hong Kong and comes as Hong Kong sees a sharp rise in new infections. But some local councillors have raised […]

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Diko family threatens legal action

Johannesburg – The Diko family is demanding an apology from Independent Newspapers following a report in the Sunday Independent claiming that Thandisizwe Diko’s company, Royal Bhaca Projects, benefited from a Gauteng PPE tender. According to the report, the company had already received a R80-million payment from the Department of Health. Presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, has […]

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Twitter says a spear phishing attack led to the huge bitcoin scam

Twitter provided an update about the unprecedented July 15th attack that allowed hackers to tweet from some high-profile accounts on the service, in a blog post and a series of tweets published Thursday evening. Twitter now says that a few employees were targeted in a phone spear phishing attack. While Twitter does not quite say, […]

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Cele: Murder, sexual offebces, taxi-related violence on rise in SA

Johannesburg – The latest crime statistics on Friday showed that murder, sexual offences, and taxi-related murders were still on the rise in South Africa. The Police Ministry presented the data covering period between April last year to March this year. The minister also announced that the figures would now be released quarterly following years of […]

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