PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS CREATION OF NDPP INVESTIGATING DIRECTORATE

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed establishing an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions to address allegations emerging from current and recent commissions of inquiry, and corruption-related crimes in general. In a statement issued by the Presidency, it says this was done to intensify government’s campaign against corruption and state […]

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LIVE VIDEO: Political parties sign the IEC code of conduct

The political parties who have registered to contest the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will be pledging to abide by all rules and regulations as set out by the Independent Electoral Commission. The event is the official signing of the Code of Conduct Pledge. The ceremony is in compliance with the Electoral Act, which requires political parties […]

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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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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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Gift of the Givers to assist in relief efforts after cyclone Idai

Humanitarian group – Gift of the Givers – has sent rescue teams to assist with relief efforts in Malawi and Mozambique hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday that more than 1000 people are feared dead. Nyusi said that although the official death count currently stands at 84, he believes the […]

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It’s actually illegal to reshare a meme on social media, states SA law

Resharing a meme on social media is actually illegal under current copyright laws. Copyright legislation written in 1978 and later updated in 2002 could be updated again this year. The Copyright Amendment Bill is due to be adopted by the National Council of the Provinces on Wednesday. Wikimedia ZA president Douglas Scott said the current […]

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Tshifularo follows God’s blueprint as he puts SA on map of innovators (FEATURE)

So passionate is Prof Mashudu Tshifularo about innovation, he believes the world should invest in medical innovation for a healthier future. Tshifularo recently became the first person in the world to transplant a 3D-printed bone into the middle ear of a patient with hearing loss. But, he is expecting criticism from his academic colleagues. “Let […]

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Sisulu to lead SA delegation to SADC Council of Ministers meeting in Namibia

The meeting is expected to deliberate on a number of key issues pertaining to the region and will also consider a number of strategic documents. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will lead a South African delegation to Windhoek, Namibia, for a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, her […]

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