This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
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Anele Hoyana’s funeral under way 7 December 2019, 11:53 AM

Forty-year-old Anele Hoyana is being buried in East London on Saturday.

US says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capital 7 December 2019, 11:42 AM

The US military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s wreckage, US Africa Command says. Such a shootdown would underscore Moscow’s increasingly muscular role in the energy-rich nation, where Russian mercenaries […]

Comments on ethnicity spark chaos in NCOP 6 December 2019, 9:43 PM

Tension arose in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) sitting during the budget vote debate of Sport Arts and Culture on Friday.

DA warns load shedding could slide SA into recession 6 December 2019, 9:03 PM

Energy analyst Chris Yelland says the current load shedding will have an impact on the GDP in the fourth quarter if it continues for more than a week.

It’s the ‘Master vs The Student’ collision when Chiefs take on Celtic on Saturday 6 December 2019, 7:16 PM

It was under the current Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp when Bloemfontein Celtic co-caretaker coach Lehlohonolo Seema started to take a keen interest in coaching back in 2013 and he was mentored for his current role.

Court sets aside decision to oust City of Tshwane Mayor, Speaker 6 December 2019, 6:04 PM

The Pretoria High Court has granted an interim order to the Democratic Alliance (DA), setting aside the removal of the Tshwane mayor and speaker.

More heads expected to roll at CSA board meeting 6 December 2019, 5:27 PM

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is facing a difficult weekend with a board meeting scheduled for Saturday in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg over the current crisis where more heads are expected to roll.

Eskom warns load shedding could persist throughout the weekend 6 December 2019, 4:00 PM

Energy Analyst Chris Yelland says Eskom's old and aging infrastructure and plants are the main reasons for the country's latest bout of load shedding, which is currently at stage four.

Aung San Suu Kyi
The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience 6 December 2019, 3:01 PM

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

Eskom implements Stage 4 load shedding on Friday 6 December 2019, 1:32 PM

Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 4 rotational load shedding from 14:00 on Friday afternoon.

CSA suspends its CEO 6 December 2019, 1:18 PM

Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe has been suspended. This follows news that Standard Bank will not renew its agreement with CSA as the title sponsor of the South African National Men's Cricket Team when it concludes on 30 April 2020.

‘It was a norm to approach business people on behalf of the premier’ 6 December 2019, 12:54 PM

Former Free State Premier, Ace Magashule's personal assistant, Moroadi Cholota has told the Commission of inquiry into State Capture that it was a norm for her to approach business people for funding, on behalf of the premier.

Standard Bank won’t renew CSA contract 6 December 2019, 12:36 PM

The crisis at Cricket South Africa has deepened. Standard Bank has informed CSA this morning that it will not renew its agreement as the title sponsor of the South African National Men's Cricket Team when it concludes on 30 April 2020.

Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Friday and Saturday 6 December 2019, 7:46 AM

Eskom has announced that stage two load shedding will continue on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

Section 25 Bill will be open for public comment 6 December 2019, 7:33 AM

The Ad Hoc Committee Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has reached consensus that the draft Constitution 18th Amendment Bill should be published in the government gazette for public comment no later than December 13.

WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000 6 December 2019, 6:35 AM

Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

Les Matuson appointed SAA Business Rescue Practitioner 5 December 2019, 9:40 PM

Les Matuson has been appointed as a business rescue practitioner in South African Airways (SAA) voluntary business rescue process.

Abiy Ahmed
Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committee 5 December 2019, 9:26 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital.

French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform 5 December 2019, 9:21 PM

Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of pensions.

A man shown vaping
US vaping-related deaths rise to 48, cases of illness to 2 291 5 December 2019, 9:12 PM

US health officials on Thursday reported one new case and one more death from a respiratory illness tied to vaping over a two-week period, taking the total death toll to 48.

Highlands one of the trickiest sides to play: Tembo 5 December 2019, 9:12 PM

SuperSport United will welcome Highlands Park to the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday evening in a crucial penultimate league clash before the mid-season break.

Inkciyo
Hundreds of virgins converge in Mthatha for annual Inkciyo custom 5 December 2019, 7:30 PM

Hundreds of virgins from various parts of the Eastern Cape have converged at the Bhaziya Traditional Council outside Mthatha to celebrate the annual Inkciyo custom.

Hospital surgery
(Warning Graphic Content) Women in critical condition after being violently attacked 5 December 2019, 6:57 PM

A 35-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her arms were cut off and her skull cracked during an attack, allegedly by her partner, at uMkhuze on the far north of KwaZulu-Natal.

SAFA to announce R74 million loss 5 December 2019, 6:45 PM

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is set to post a loss of R74million this weekend at their general meeting on Sunday.

John Steenhuisen
DA disappointed at losing Joburg Mayor vote 5 December 2019, 5:24 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it's disappointed to lose Wednesday’s election for the Johannesburg mayoral position.

Soccer ball
City looking for positive result against Chippa United 5 December 2019, 5:14 PM

Cape Town City host Chippa United at Athlone Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, seeking their first win under new coach Jan Olde Riekerink.

Loadshedding
Eskom to implement stage two loadshedding 5 December 2019, 4:41 PM

Eskom says it will implement stage two loadshedding nationwide from 4pm until 11pm Thursday evening.

Middendorp maintains calm after Q1 success 5 December 2019, 4:03 PM

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is not getting carried away with the achievement of winning Q1 innovation in the Absa Premiership this season.

Livestock
Govt bans livestock auctions following Foot and Mouth outbreak 5 December 2019, 3:36 PM

Government has imposed a ban on all livestock auctions. Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has gazetted a national ban on gathering cloven-hoofed animals, including livestock auctions, shows and similar activities.

Mamabolo meets with taxi associations 5 December 2019, 2:57 PM

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says he has met with concerned rival taxi associations following renewed taxi violence that has claimed the lives of seven people in the past two weeks in the province.