Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

BBC Report – Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for […]

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SAPS, Govt in crunch talks over Joburg CBD unrest

SAPS management and the Gauteng government are holding meetings after Thursday’s attack on police in Johannesburg. They’ve defended what they described as a tactical withdrawal, by the police after an angry mob allegedly hurled bottles, bricks and petrol bombs at them. Violence broke out during a raid on illegal and counterfeit goods in Johannesburg. Police […]

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MAKHURA CALLS FOR MORE POLICING IN JOBURG CBD AFTER CLASHES DURING RAID

Gauteng Premier David Makhura joined calls for more policing in theJohannesburgCBD after Thursday’s clashes when police tried to seize fake goods from street vendors. There was a tense standoff leading to officers firing rubber bullets after their cars were stoned. In a tweet from the premier’s official account, Makhura described the action as a “despicable crime against the state” […]

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Tshwane workers feel betrayed by management: SAFTU

City of Tshwane, the municipal workers’ union SAMWU and the Independent Municipal Allied Trade Union (MATU) have agreed to resume conciliation talks on Thursday over wage demands. Municipal workers are demanding an 18% salary hike, similar to the one offered to senior management earlier. The South Africa Federation of Trade Unions  (SAFTU) says City of Tshwane […]

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Tshwane workers threaten to escalate wage increase protests

The stench across the capital’s CBD is getting worse. Workers affiliated to Samwu are escalating their wage increase protests. They’re demanding an 18 percent pay hike in line with senior city officials. Garbage was strewn across the city and several intersections remain blocked. Metro Police are calling for help saying are overstretched, but will help where they can. […]

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Ramaphosa is ‘last hope’ for South Africa, says Chinese diplomat

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the “last hope” for Africa’s most advanced economy, but his government must turn incentive policies into laws to secure more Chinese investment, a senior Chinese diplomat told Reuters. China is South Africa’s largest trading partner and has pledged more investment than any other country since Ramaphosa embarked on a […]

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WATCH | Durban family’s impressive vintage car collection

While some may be addicted to caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, for one Durban trucking family their habit is fuelled by hood ornaments, bench seats and stick shifts. Yogen Nadasen and his family have been collecting high-end vintage cars for more than  25 years and this year they will be exhibiting some of their 35-car collection […]

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IFP wants more money allocated to Zulu royal family

The AmaZulu Royal household will receive over R66-million in 2019. The amount is an increase of just under R1-million compared to the previous financial year. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala delivered his office’s budget in the Pietermaritzburg Legislature on Thursday. Zikalala says Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is an important unifier in the country. “This is sufficient for the current […]

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Here’s what people are paying for shacks going up in Lenasia

Come hell or high water, shack dwellers from Narens Farm, close to Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, have vowed they will not be moved – neither by residents nor government. Land invaders from the informal settlement have taken a stand not to be deterred by disgruntled Lenasia homeowners who want them removed from a piece of […]

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