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Exchanging rings at a wedding.
What’s your perfect age match?
14 February 2018, 9:11 AM

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to love, right?

OpenUp has recently analysed latest marriage statistics from Statistics South Africa that show which partnerships – based on age – are likely matches.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, how do you and your partner fare? Find out below.

Farmworker murder irks South Africans
8 January 2018, 3:37 PM

Gauteng Agriculture and Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile says he’s saddened and disgusted by the gruesome killing of a 32-year-old farmworker, who was allegedly shot dead by his employer, outside Krugersdorp.

It’s alleged that the farm owner shot the deceased after he had gone home to fetch food with the farmer’s tractor during lunch over the weekend.

The farmer accused him of attempting to steal the tractor.

Maile has sent his condolences to the family of the deceased….

“We want to call for calm and we also want to object to the killer being given bail because that can only create more tensions. And we think that the killer must remain in jail because he deserves to be in jail and not come out and for now, we would ask the community to work with the family in preparing for a decent send off to the deceased.”

Social media has been abuzz about the incident.

Makhura calls for review of govt regulations
7 December 2017, 9:08 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has expressed frustration over the protracted disciplinary processes involving government officials accused of wrongdoing.

Makhura says it has become a culture for officials to delay disciplinary processes using government laws and regulations.

He has appointed an Ethics and Advisory Council to deal with corruption within the provincial government.

Makhura was speaking after delivering his Political Report in the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg.

“If someone was calling for the review of those regulations to swiftly deal with disciplinary processes I would support that. I would be the one who says, ‘Yes’, because it is frustrating to have protracted disciplinary processes and lots of money lost in the process. But also to make sure people are criminally prosecuted who are found to have stolen from the public.”

Motorists urged to be cautious amid torrential rains
5 December 2017, 8:48 PM

Torrential rains are expected to continue across Gauteng this week and police are warning motorists to be extra cautious. 36 accidents had been reported between 6am and midday.

Emergency services are monitoring low-lying areas and informal settlements.

During spring rains and torrential flooding the bands of the Jukskei often burst. It affects adjoining communities. While the recent downpours have not caused much damage, EMS teams remain on high alert.

Setswetla informal settlement is prone to flooding.

Last November, spring rains left a trail of destruction. It also claimed lives.

Residents in the area are still reeling from that tragedy.

Michael Modiba has lived in the area all his life and has lived through several rain related natural disasters.

Precious Ralebala fears there could be a repeat of last November’s devastation. The rain also wreaked havoc on some of the provinces roads.

With no fatalities motorists are again urged to reduce speed and to keep a safe following distance. A pipe also burst from incessant rainfall.

The heavy downpours are expected to subside by Thursday.




All systems go for Wednesday’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections
28 November 2017, 8:28 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission says it is all systems go for Wednesday’s much anticipated by-elections in the Metsimaholo Municipality in the Free State.

The Commission says the special votes went smoothly and it is expecting that all political party members will abide by the commission’s polling laws.

The coalition-led municipality was dissolved in July 2017 after failing to adopt a budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

Several political parties will be contesting the election, including the SACP, which will for the first take part as a separate party outside the ANC-led tripartite alliance.

“As I am talking to you, the tents are pitched up. We are have 21 wards, 15 political parties that are going to contest these by elections. The party agents were trained. Our presiding officers were trained. We have competent presiding officers that are there,” says IEC Fezile Dabi Supervisor, Charmaine Tsopo.



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