Motsepe says son will run Mamelodi Sundowns if he wins CAF race

Johannesburg – Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has confirmed that should he be elected as the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, his eldest son will take over in a similar role at Mamelodi Sundowns. Should he take over as the head of football on the African continent from incumbent Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar next […]

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Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment

Los Angeles – Golf legend Tiger Woods has been transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, according to a statement from hospital where he underwent surgery for serious leg injuries after his car crash. “Mr. Tiger Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopaedic care and recovery,” said Anish Maharaj, […]

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Heavy rains: 3 die in KZN, province on high alert

Johannesburg – KZN disaster management services remain on high alert for more bad weather in the province. In Siyanda, outside KwaMashu two men Simo Mkhize (28) and Nathi Mbatha (25) died following a wall falling collapsing on their shack on Thursday. An IPSS Medical Rescues’ Search and Rescue responder reported that three dwellings were engulfed […]

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East London woman arrested for evading tax worth R1.5million

Cape Town – A woman has been arrested for evading tax to the tune of R1.5-million. Neliswa Tantsi was apprehended on Wednesday by the Hawks in the East London area. It is alleged that between 2014 and 2015, Tantsi under-declared her profits but still claimed inflated value-added tax. The tax collector and other authorities will […]

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Mozambique receives 200,000 Chinese vaccine doses

Mozambique has received the first batch of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Chinese government. The vaccines by Sinopharm were received on Wednesday by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario at the Maputo International Airport. The prime minister said the government was working on getting more Covid-19 vaccines. The vaccination drive is set to prioritise […]

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Civil society groups slam Mboweni’s ‘anti-poor’ budget

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget of “hope” will bring minimal relief to workers and the poor while giving a much-needed boost to the private sector, according to worker unions and economists. The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), a civil society organisation and two leading economists were reacting to the Budget […]

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Myanmar coup: Facebook and Instagram place immediate ban on military

Social media giant Facebook has banned Myanmar’s military and its affiliates from its platforms. The company said it acted after deciding “the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw [Myanmar military] on Facebook and Instagram are too great”. The military has used Facebook to boost its claim of voter fraud in the 2020 election. More than half […]

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Man survives 14 hours in Pacific Ocean ‘clinging to sea rubbish’

A sailor who fell overboard survived by clinging to a “piece of sea rubbish”,  revealed his son. Vidav Perevertilov spent 14-hours in the water after he fell off the cargo ship into the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of the morning. The man, 52, who was not wearing a life jacket, credits his decision […]

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SIU to probe claims of tender irregularities against Mkhize, health dept

Johannesburg – The Special Investigating Unit has received a formal complaint regarding tenders awarded by the national Health Department to a company linked to Minister Zweli Mkhize’s close associates and will investigate. The SIU on Wednesday said that the complaint was recently lodged anonymously. On Tuesday night, the Daily Maverick reported that a small KwaZulu […]

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Mboweni announces R30 boost for old age, childcare grants

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced adjustments to the regular social assistance grants. Mboweni delivered his Budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. “Total consolidated spending amounts to R2 trillion each year over the medium term, the majority of which goes towards social services.” President Cyril Ramaphosa had already announced that he R350 special […]

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