CHILLY TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS SA AS COLD FRONT HEADS TO CT

It’s going to be another cold week thanks to a fairly strong cold front that’s expected to hit Cape Town on Tuesday. The chill will spread to other provinces, including Gauteng, which will see a slight drop in temperatures. The South African Weather Service’s Edward Engelbrecht said that Gauteng can expect colder mornings over the […]

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ANC unimpressed with EFF withdrawing from DA coalition in Tshwane

The ANC has disapproved of the EFF and DA’s squabble over power in the Tshwane region. This after EFF leader Julius Malema on Tuesday said his party would no longer be supporting the DA in the Johannesburg and Tshwane metros where, ironically, it played a key role in putting and keeping the DA in power. […]

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RAMAPHOSA IN MASERU TO WITNESS START OF POLITICAL REFORM PROCESS

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lesotho’s capital Maseru and paid a courtesy call on the country’s King Letsie III. He is expected to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between stakeholders involved in the country’s reform process. The process is supposed to take power from Prime Minister Tom Thabane and put it […]

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EFF announces split from DA over voting in metros and municipalities

The political marriage between the DA and the EFF has ended in a bitter divorce. EFF leader Julius Malema has announced that the party will cease to vote with its long-term coalition partner in municipalities it governs. The EFF has been voting with the DA in Tshwane, Johannesburg and other big municipalities. “We are no […]

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Ramaphosa is correct to not act on Gordhan, says prof

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is incorrect by trying to force President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action against public enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan while the matter is still before the courts. This is according to a constitutional law expert Professor Koos Malan who said that any legal matter challenged in court automatically gets suspended. Mkhwebane and […]

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2,800 Sassa accounts frozen after fraud suspected

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has frozen the bank accounts of 2,800 beneficiaries. Sassa says the precautionary measure was taken after potential fraud was picked up in relation to the accounts. Affected beneficiaries will not be able to draw money for the July payment cycle, and possibly subsequent cycles. Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi […]

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City of Cape Town under fire for fining homeless people

The City of Cape Town has been criticised following reports of new by-laws that will see homeless people being fined for obstructing pavements. The Western Cape ANC says it’s appalled by the report and described it as an attack on homelessness. Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said the ANC has no moral high ground […]

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Brrrrrr! Cold snap drops temperatures below freezing and the weekend will be much the same

South Africans woke up on Friday to icy temperatures that dipped well below zero in some parts. South African Weather Service forecaster Mbhavi Maliage said a high pressure system‚ which brought cold air into the country‚ had affected most areas. She said the system started affecting the Western Cape on Thursday. “It moved to the […]

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