Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa’s Tiger Brands’ plant 25 April 2018, 10:10 PM

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the […]

Workers heed a call for protest action against minimum wage 25 April 2018, 9:57 PM

Workers across the country heeded the call by Zwelinzima Vavi's new kid on the block, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) to strike over the planned introduction of a R20 an hour National Minimum Wage in the country.

Cosatu, Fedusa stay off minimum wage march 25 April 2018, 9:49 PM

Thousands of workers may have been out on the streets of South Africa to protest the minimum wage On Wednesday under the South Africa Federation of Trade Unions.

Raymond Zondo installed new University of Zululand Vice Chancellor 25 April 2018, 9:33 PM

From a former law student at the University of Zululand to Chancellor, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo who also chairs the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture was installed on Wednesday.

Taung residents believe protests are acts of criminality 25 April 2018, 9:31 PM

An SABC television crew was robbed of all its equipment and personal belongings while covering protests in Jouberton outside Klerksdorp in the North West.

Semenya’s reign to be ended by new IAAF gender rule 25 April 2018, 9:20 PM

  South African Caster Semenya’s long and controversial reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended this year not by a track rival but by a new hyperandrogenism rule that will stop her from running 800 and 1500 metres races. The IAAF will publish new rules on Thursday to prevent […]

De Lille loses motion of no confidence by DA 25 April 2018, 9:19 PM

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has lost a motion of no confidence by the Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus in the Council on Wednesday evening. De Lille has been at loggerheads with the DA over governance issues in the council. She currently faces a disciplinary hearing on charges of misconduct. Deputy Caucus leader, JP Smith […]

School football revival to help improve standard of football 25 April 2018, 9:09 PM

The serious revival of football in schools will help improve the standard of football in the country.

Eastern Cape premier booed off stage 25 April 2018, 9:08 PM

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle was booed off stage as he tried to address community members at Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape.

French tycoon Bollore charged in Africa corruption probe: spokesman 25 April 2018, 8:56 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, his spokesman said. The spokesman did not confirm the precise charges against Bollore, one of France’s most powerful businessmen, who was allowed to leave the courtroom near Paris after being detained on […]

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Zidane wary of Bayern Munich ahead clash 25 April 2018, 8:49 PM

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is wary of Bayern Munich, saying they are better than they were last season when the Spaniards beat them en route to the Champions League title.

Pensioners win appeal against Transport Pension Fund 25 April 2018, 8:47 PM

There's a ray of hope for about sixty thousand impoverished Transnet pensioners.

Farmer charged for allegedly driving over a man 25 April 2018, 8:47 PM

A Northern Cape farmer, who allegedly drove over a man with his 4x4 bakkie on his farm last Friday, remains in custody following the postponement of his bail application.

Mandela’s centenary birth celebrated in London 25 April 2018, 8:27 PM

A major gala event was held to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

Parliament adopts “in principle” terms of reference of State Capture Inquiry 25 April 2018, 8:16 PM

Parliament's Mineral Resources Committee has “in principle" adopted terms of reference for its State Capture Inquiry into former Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants – federal judge 25 April 2018, 7:44 PM

A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice in Spokane, Washington, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had failed to satisfactorily explain […]

Saftu in KZN accuses govt of failing workers 25 April 2018, 7:24 PM

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) in KwaZulu-Natal has accused government of failing the workers with the national minimum wage of R20 an hour.

France’s Macron pushes back at ‘America First’ agenda 25 April 2018, 7:15 PM

France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war, in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. The French leader’s speech to lawmakers was a dramatic twist at the end of a three-day visit that had showcased his warm personal […]

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De Lille says has nothing to fear 25 April 2018, 7:06 PM

City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says she has nothing to fear.

SABC News crew robbed in North West 25 April 2018, 6:48 PM

An SABC News crew in North-West has been attacked and robbed off their equipment by a group of people at a filling station in Klerksdorp.

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SAA needs a further R12 billion to be profitable 25 April 2018, 6:41 PM

Deputy Minister of Finance Mondli Gungubele says it will cost approximately R60 billion to privatise the cash strapped SAA.

Roma will believe in repeat miracle, says Liverpool’s Wijnaldum 25 April 2018, 6:06 PM

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum fears Roma's two late goals in their 5-2 Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat will give the Italian side confidence they can repeat their miracle comeback against Barcelona.

Facing low cocoa prices, Ivory Coast stops helping farmers boost yields 25 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Ivory Coast will stop distributing hybrid seedlings and other advanced technologies that help cocoa farmers improve yields to cut overproduction that has weighed on cocoa prices, according to a letter by the regulator sent to exporters. “We inform you of our decision to suspend the distribution of improved plant material — seeds, plant cutting and […]

SA donates millions for humanitarian relief in Somalia 25 April 2018, 5:48 PM

The South African government on Tuesday announced it has donated 7 Million Rands to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian response for Somalia following a prolonged drought.

Criminal charges laid against violent Kaizer Chiefs fans 25 April 2018, 5:43 PM

eThekwini Municipality mayor Zandile Gumede says they have laid criminal charges against soccer fans who were involved in the violence at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night.

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Witnesses refute Mantsoe’s version in Karabo Mokoena’s murder trail 25 April 2018, 5:08 PM

Witnesses have continued to contradict murder-accused, Sandile Mantsoe's account of events surrounding his girlfriend's killing. 

Iran rejects any new nuclear deal proposed by US, France 25 April 2018, 4:58 PM

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers Wednesday, after the leaders of the United States and France suggested a new pact covering Tehran’s missile programme and regional interventions. “We have an agreement called the JCPOA,” said Rouhani in a fiery speech, using the technical name for the […]

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FF Plus requests Public Protector’s office to investigate Mahumapelo 25 April 2018, 4:44 PM

The office of the Public Protector has confirmed receipt of a request to investigate corruption allegations against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

“Growing township economies a way to get rid of tenderpreneurs” 25 April 2018, 4:05 PM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says growing township economies through supporting entrepreneurs is one step closer to getting rid of tenderpreneurs as well as decreasing the number of people relying on the state for income.

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R20/hour good starting point for S.A: Cawe 25 April 2018, 4:01 PM

Economic analyst Ayabonga Cawe says although he thinks R20 minimum wage is little and people should be paid more, it is however a good starting point for South Africans.