NPA: Lack of capacity in criminal justice system

Johannesburg – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says a lack of capacity is affecting the entire system. There are concerns it’s too slow to arrest, prosecute and secure convictions. The authority was responding to the public outcry over the murder of Namhla Mtwa. She was gunned down outside her home in Mthatha. Police have yet […]

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Cosatu calls on govt to extend temporary fuel levy reduction beyond May 31

Johannesburg – Trade Union federation Cosatu has called on government to extend the temporary fuel levy reduction of R1.50 per litre beyond May 31. Cosatu said government should then use the time to explore a more sustainable solution. The federation held a media briefing at its headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday following its central executive […]

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SAFTU warns that SA on a fast march to becoming a failed state

Johannesburg – Trade union federation Saftu has warned that South Africa is on a fast march to becoming a failed state. Acting president of the federation Nomvume Ralarala told delegates at the organisation’s elective conference that the state was dysfunctional. “Today, you hear a minister announcing a R22 million flag and the next day you […]

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Expert: Rahima Moosa Hospital in dire state

Johannesburg – The Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Gauteng needs urgent attention. That is according to Professor Haroon Saloojee, head of community paediatrics division at Wits University. He is echoing the sentiments of Dr Tim de Maayer. De Maayer wrote an open letter, saying the poor state of public hospitals contributes to the […]

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Mpumalanga MEC praises traditional leaders for helping with Hillary Gardee case

Johannesburg – Mpumalanga Community Safety and Security MEC Vusi Shongwe has praised traditional leaders for helping police with information that led to the arrest of suspects linked to the murder of Hillary Gardee. The daughter of EFF’s secretary-general, Godrich Gardee, was last seen at a grocery store in the province last month. Her body was […]

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Ramaphosa urges leaders to bring culture of servant leadership in politics

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged leaders across all levels of government in the country to bring the culture of servant leadership into politics in the running of the country. He said that South African needed that culture now more than ever before. Ramaphosa was delivering his eulogy on Sunday at the funeral service […]

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KZN disaster teams on high alert after following severe weather warning issued

  Durban – Disaster teams in KwaZulu-Natal are on high alert this weekend as the province has received a sever weather warning. Premier Sihle Zikalala was briefing the media on the rebuilding efforts in the province. Zikalala is appealing to residents to exercise caution. “The provincial government has received a severe weather warning notice from […]

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