Jury still out on whether coalition govts will work, Ramaphosa tells MPs

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the jury was still out on whether coalition governments in over 60 hung municipalities would work or fail. But he said that parties governing hung councils had to make it work. The president was responding to questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. He said that those elected […]

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SA records 22 cases from new Covid variant

Johannesburg – Health Minister Joe Phaahla has on Thursday afternoon convened an urgent briefing on the latest developments around Covid-19 and the country’s vaccination programme. This comes after the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Thursday confirmed a new Covid-19 variant called B.1.1.529. South Africa has recorded twenty-two positive cases following genomic sequencing collaborations between […]

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No evidence state overpaid firms to sanitise Gauteng schools, tribunal told

Johannesburg – Companies contracted to sanitise and disinfect schools in Gautenf and who are accused of inflating prices consider themselves national heroes and told the Special Tribunal that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was failing to acknowledge this. On Wednesday, the service providers and the SIU presented their arguments before the tribunal. The companies were […]

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Minister warns manufacturers against dumping unwanted analogue TV sets in SA

Johannesburg – Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has warned against the dumping of analogue television sets as South Africa migrates to digital broadcasting. Ntshavheni gave an update on Wednesday, saying that South Africa was making good progress to complete digital migration. The minister said that the last SABC analogue site would be switched off in Upington […]

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Legal team: Jacob Zuma is terminally ill, medical parole challenge frivolous

Johannesburg – Former President Jacob Zuma’s legal team insists that he is terminally ill arguing that his medical parole challenge is based on smoke and mirrors. The High Court in Pretoria heard an urgent application on Tuesday by the Helen Suzman Foundation, AfriForum and the Democratic Alliance (DA) to have the decision to grant the […]

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Political parties blame ANC for eThekwini council meeting disruption

Johannesburg – Political parties are blaming the African National Congress (ANC) for Monday’s chaotic disruption of the eThekwini council sitting. The council was expected to nominate chief whips, a mayor and deputy mayor but the sitting was thrown into disorder, with councillors hurling insults at each other. ANC supporters stormed into the meeting venue during […]

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AmaZulu King: I’ve got very big shoes to fill

Johannesburg -AmaZulu King MisuZulu kaZwelithini Zulu admits it’s a daunting task to lead one of South Africa’s biggest nations but he says he’s grateful for the support he’s been receiving. The monarch was taking part in a two-day sabbath prayer and umgidi at the Royal Palace in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The prayer was organised by the […]

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