GORDHAN: ESKOM’S POWER CRISIS NOT SYMPTOMATIC OF GOVERNANCE CRISIS IN SA

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday that Eskom’s power crisis is not symptomatic of a governance crisis in SA. Gordhan made the comment during a media briefing on the current state of the power utility. Eskom board chair Jabu Mabuza and group chief executive Phakamani Hadebe were also in that briefing. The minister […]

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Armed robbers targeted local restaurants over the weekend

A gang of armed robbers targeted restaurants and eateries in Morningside, Durban, holding up and robbing patrons and staff at the weekend. “The suspects entered the premises pretending to be customers before pulling out firearms and ordering patrons to put their hands in the air. “The suspects then robbed the business and patrons of cash, […]

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Zimbabwe seeks to raise $350 million selling shares in state firms

Zimbabwe expects to raise $350 million from selling shares in five state-owned telecommunications companies and a bank, as part of economic reforms being pursued by the government, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said in a statement. The southern African nation’s economy is experiencing a severe dollar crunch and faces more headwinds from a drought this year […]

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Khloe Kardashian says cheating Tristan Thompson ‘is still a good dad’

Khloe Kardashian has praised Tristan Thompson as a “good dad”. The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star recently split from the NBA star after he was allegedly caught kissing family friend Jordyn Woods, but despite their differences, she insisted she will never put their 11-month-old daughter True in “the middle” of their problems. A fan […]

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Where to watch Leaving Neverland online

One of the biggest and most controversial documentaries ever, Leaving Neverland examines the allegations of sexual abuse levelled against the late Jackson by two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Although similar allegations have been swirling around Jackson since as early as 1993, Leaving Neverland is the most in-depth look so far at what really […]

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Botswana to provide breakfast at primary schools

Botswana’s government resolved on Monday to provide breakfast meals at pre-schools and primary schools, acting upon a 2013 recommendation to align the primary school menu with that of secondary schools. The recommendation was a product of a government team tasked to come up with a menu that provides nutrients to promote optimal health, growth and […]

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Terrorist who attacked NZ mosque will face ‘full force of the law: Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Tuesday that the man responsible for last week’s deadly mosque massacres would face “the full force of the law”, as she vowed never to utter his name. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety — that is why you will never hear […]

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Donald Trump chooses conservative lawyer as Mexico ambassador

President Donald Trump has nominated a veteran Washington lawyer as his first ambassador to Mexico, a delicate role in representing a US leader set on building a wall between the countries. Christopher Landau, who had been rumoured for a job since he start of the Trump administration, served as a clerk to two conservative-leaning Supreme […]

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National Health Insurance falls short by not addressing disease prevention means – OPINION PIECE

The National Health Insurance is meant to address inefficient public healthcare in SA and it remains to be seen whether such reform will address the problems that are rife in public healthcare. Some argue that the crisis in public healthcare is not so much clinical than it is structural. For instance, patients’ experiences in public […]

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