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The strike end up in horror accident.

davsdrdav It is alleged that a woman was driving a BMW when she was chased by police at 18 Avenue Alexandra. Police gave chase to the car from serlbone 18,the police apparently hit a child on the road, when the police were attending the child, the woman who was driving a blue BMW lost...

SGB and parents accusing principal for corruption at Iphutheng Primary scchool

The SGB and parents at Ithuteng primary school are accusing the principal of corruption. They say the principal has been misusing the money of the school. From 2013 the school principal has been running the school in an unacceptable corrupt manner, where he was not properly following the code of conduct of SGB. The former Treasure was expelled...

SANRAL gets R5.7bn injection

The Transport Department has transferred R5.7 billion in its medium-term budget appropriation to the toll road network of the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL). The transfer is a strategic intervention by the department to deal with the non-payment by Gauteng road users of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). “As...

D-DAY FOR PARTIES WISHING TO CONTEST NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS 2019

South Africans will which political parties will be contesting the 8 May national and provincial elections. According to the election timetable, only those registered political parties which have paid their deposits and submitted candidate lists by 17H00 on 13 March 2019 will be allowed to contest the elections.

Police Committee concerned by allegations of bribery at Westville Police station

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, has raised alarm at the allegations that are made by the father of the musician Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane that Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo bribed police officers at Westville Police station to ensure that his abuse of Simelane is not investigated. The police's primary role...

Another Alex Fire

Shacks in Alexandra Stwetla on fire, more details to come on the causes and those affected.

Gauteng Health in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients to 16. “I am encouraged by the progress Dr Kobie Marais and her team are making and reaffirm our determination to continue working relentlessly to leave no stone unturned, doing all in our power and sparing...

Vote and have a say in the country’s future

Cabinet has called on all eligible South Africans, especially young first time voters, to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming national and provincial elections. Citizens have been called on to have a say in the future of the country. “In South Africa, the right to vote is a culmination...

Unknown body found burning next to Madala Hostel in Alexandra

Last night our police responded to a call then they found unknown body burning next to Madala hostel no witness or bystanders were found around. Fire fighters came and put off the blaze ; body was burned...

Black Industrialists projects attract R13.2bn

The 131 projects that have been approved under the Black Industrialists Scheme have resulted in increased investments and job creation. “The approval of these 131 projects of black entrepreneurs has leveraged over R13.2 billion of private-sector investment, about 9 500 new jobs created and 8 900 retained in a wide range of manufacturing sub-sectors,”...

President commits to advance cause of disabled people

President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed government to joining the disability sector of South Africa on a journey towards the full empowerment of people with disabilities. The President gave this commitment at the end of a meeting of the Presidential Working Group on Disability in Pretoria on Tuesday. This was the first...

Agriculture investment crucial for economic growth

More investment is needed in the South African agricultural sector if it is to reach its full potential, says North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro. “Every conversation around agriculture at the moment asserts that this is a sector that plays a critical role in the economy of many developing countries. In South Africa, as...

Young technical experts to break barriers in public service

About 93 young graduates in the built environment and engineering fields are to be deployed to municipalities across the country for experiential training. The graduates are part of the Young Graduates Programme of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) programme which provides young graduates with work exposure. The programme, over two...

North West health officials placed on suspension

The North West Department of Health has placed four managers on suspension following allegations of mismanagement. “The North West Department of Health can confirm that four managers in Mahikeng have been put on precautionary suspension following alleged mismanagement involving expired medication and management of the depot and staff while the investigation continues,” said departmental...

Specialised units to be deployed in troubled Mamelodi

Specialised police units will be deployed in Mamelodi in an effort to curb crime, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Monday.  The Minister announced the intervention during a community engagement and imbizo in the area. He was accompanied by National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole, his Gauteng counterpart General Elias Mawela as well as Gauteng...

Mkhize condemns abuse under guise of culture

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize has condemned human rights abuses meted out in the name of culture and traditional practice. “We cannot talk about the promotion of our cultures without addressing some defective aspects, such as the wanton abuse of human rights that occur in the name of culture, particularly with regard to women and...

Tau Stars In Belgium, Former Bucs Striker Nets In France

Percy Tau played a starring as Union Saint-Gilloise thumped Mechelen 5-0 in the Belgian second division. The former Mamelodi Sundowns star netted a brace and won a penalty for the visitors on Saturday nigh. Tau has now taken his tally to six league goals in the campaign, and 10 in all...

Onyango’s New Downs Deal Casts Doubt On National Team Future?

Is it a coincidence that Mamelodi Sundowns announced a new four-and-a-half-year deal for goalkeeper Denis Onyango just two days after coach Pitso Mosimane hinted at a possible retirement from international football? Still quite fresh from being voted in CAF’s Africa Best Eleven alongside the Liverpool duo of Mohammed Salah (Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Senegal) last...

Shootout between criminals and police at Alexandra

On the morning of 25 February 2019 Alexandra police units working on intelligence driven operation successfully netted a group of guys whom have long been terrorizing our Society and eventually their luck ran out and they were arrested and their weapons confiscated. Apparently, suspects were followed, unaware they stopped and changed registration of their car and Police bounced on them, they then shot...

Trevor Noah isiXhosa joke

Trevor Noah may have got applause from the audience at the Oscars on Sunday night for his speech about Wakanda, but local fans were crying with laughter at the shade the comedian was actually throwing in a Xhosa-infused joke. Trevor Noah got personal in introducing Best Picture nominee Black Panther at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday.

PASTOR LUKAU & THE DEAD MAN RISING: TOO MANY QUESTIONS, NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS

It's a Sunday morning and a healing and deliverance miracle service is on at the Alleluia Ministries International church, north of Joburg, lead by Pastor Alph Lukau. Wheelchair-bound congregants are rising up and walking, those who struggle to walk and use crutches toss them aside and start running. But something much bigger is about...

Additional flight for SA Express Mthatha route

SA Express will from today onwards add a second frequency flight between its Johannesburg and Mthatha route. “Due to overwhelming demand, SA Express will add a second frequency from Johannesburg to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, commencing Monday, 25 February 2019,” said the airline. SA Express resumed services between OR Tambo...

SA shines at Wall Street summit

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe has showcased South Africa’s Black Industrialists Programme at the 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York. “Our Black Industrialists Programme is deliberate in the advocacy of black participation in the mainstream economy. Through this, the Black Industrialists incentive supports companies pursuing productive sectors of...

SABC board vacancies to be finalised in March

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has allocated three weeks to complete the process of filling vacancies on the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). “On Tuesday, the committee will shortlist 24 candidates and publish their names together with abridged CVs on Parliament’s website for public comment. Interviews will then be conducted from...

Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of a Special Tribunal to swiftly recover monies and assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means. The Special Tribunal, led by Judge Gidfonia Mlindelwa Makhanya, will fast track the finalisation of matters that the Special Investigating Unit refers for civil litigation following the conclusion...

Men, women in uniform to take SANDF into the future

Take the South African National Defence Force into the future -- that’s the message from SANDF Commander-in-Chief President Cyril Ramaphosa to the men and women in uniform. “To our soldiers, yours is a clear mission, to take the SANDF into the future; to uphold our constitutional order and the rule of law.

Measures to trim “unsustainable” public sector wage bill by R27bn

Allowing public servants to retire early and reviewing the diplomatic missions staffing structure are some of the measures government will take to trim the public sector wage bill. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said these and other measures will be implemented to reduce the wage bill by R27 billion over the next three years.

Growth revised down to 1.5% in 2019

National Treasury has revised down the South African economy’s growth to 1.5% in 2019. In the 2019 Budget Review document on Wednesday, Treasury said Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been revised down since the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled in October 2018. The document attributed the drop in forecast...

Eskom reconfiguration set in motion

Work is afoot on reconfiguring the South African electricity sector by addressing challenges faced by Eskom, with the board of the first subsidiary of the power utility to be appointed by mid-2019, Treasury said on Wednesday. Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month in which he announced government’s plan...

Sophie Ndaba ready for her TV comeback on screens

Sophie Lichaba née Ndaba will soon be gracing our screens again as a host for a brand new talk show "Hashtags". The former "Generations" star will be joined by radio personality Mantsoe Pout, celebrity publicist Jarred Doyle and media personality Francois Louw.  “The hosts bring their unique blend of personalities, humour and...

Gauteng eyes mega special economic zone

The Gauteng government will be more aggressive and decisive in pushing their vision of turning the province into a single, multi-tier, mega special economic zone. The provincial government has already started a compact and highly integrated single economy, Premier David Makhura said on Monday. He was delivering his last State of...

Correctional Services makes alternate catering plans

The Department of Correctional Services says it has urgently set up a war room to work on an in-depth operational plan to facilitate a seamless transition in the event of any disruption to nutrition services at prisons.  This comes after FNB and ABSA announced they will be closing banking accounts belonging to African Global Operations, formerly BOSASA.

Innovate or get left behind, postal sector warned

With technological advancements driving up the demand for improved service, the continent's postal services sector is going to have to come up with ground-breaking innovations to compete with the best if it wants to remain a relevant player in the digital age. Various role players in the sector have convened in eThekwini for the...

Reliable, secure electricity supply crucial to attract investment

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa. “It is therefore inevitable that we have to plan ahead and to coordinate our activities in a manner that improves our responsiveness,” the Minister said. Speaking at the Africa Energy...

Developing primary champions to impact South Africas entrepreneurial future

Primary Champions, an exciting new game has just launched with the sole intention of driving awareness and education on entrepreneurship among primary school learners. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation recently launched the pilot education programme and is calling on all primary school learners between the ages of 9 and 12 (Grades 4 – 7) to participate in the game....

What to do if your child’s educational needs changed over the past year

Over the past year and a half, the pandemic threw the educational journeys of learners into disarray. Many schools responded with mitigation measures that resulted in a variety of impacts and outcomes on learners. At the same time, the educational needs of many learners have also changed. Learners that seemed to be in the right place and on the...

Vuma connect playmakers to a world of opportunities

Leading fibre provider Vuma has partnered with the Safe-Hub in Alexandra to kick-start its soccer-led PlayMaker mentorship and life skills programme, designed to equip the township’s young people with sustainable skills for a better future. The PlayMaker programme connects with the area’s youth through a two-phase approach, which focuses on the support and development of young people. Its key focus is a 12-month programme...

NERSA, Eskom head to court

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) says it is studying a court application by Eskom, which seeks to compel the energy regulator to reconsider Eskom’s tariff increase application. This as NERSA rejected Eskom’s multi-year electricity tariff increase application at the end of September. On Monday, the power utility said it had filed an application in the High Court to...

R1.5 Billion for July unrest

A total of R1.5 billion has been approved to support businesses affected by the looting and unrest in July, says Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel. Patel was updating the media on the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (dtic) interventions aimed at assisting businesses that had their property destroyed and operations disrupted due to the riots in KwaZulu-Natal...

Children get a jab

The registration and the vaccination of children aged 12 and older is officially open from 20 October, the Department of Health said. This comes after the Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, announced that all teenagers would be eligible to receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccine for now. The decision is in line with the recommendations from the Ministerial Advisory Committee...

Parties sign code of conduct

The Electoral Commission chairperson, Glen Mashinini, says even under the difficult circumstances brought on by COVID-19, they are ready to deliver the 2021 Local Government Elections with unwavering consistency and commitment to South Africa’s democracy. Mashinini said the Commission has delivered a consistent succession of free and fair local elections in the past three decades. Speaking at the signing ceremony of...

OPPO gives back to schools

OPPO together with Community Chest and OLICO Maths Education NPC have partnered to create wider access to education in South Africa. The collaboration aims to further invest in the youth by activating a variety of programmatic interventions and social investment strategies that create opportunities to connect students to wider access to education. The Times-table Challenge The Times-Tables Challenge is a programme...

Vooma vaccination weekend

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today lead the inaugural Vooma Vaccination Weekend in Katlehong, Gauteng. The Vooma Vaccination Weekend aim to mobilise citizens and people living in South Africa to get vaccinated as a means of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Today is the first Vooma Vaccination Weekend in a series of outreaches under this banner. The public and private health sectors, organised labour,...

More than 8 million fully vaccinate

South Africa is now home to over 8.8 million fully vaccinated adults, as President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the inaugural Vooma Vaccination Weekend to push more people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Department of Health, the country on Thursday administered 146 190 vaccines, bringing the total doses to 17 505 358. In addition, the latest data shows that 92 320 people were fully...