BCCSA to hold a tribunal into SABC, DA matter

16 August 2018, 7:32 PM
The DA says the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has agreed to hold a tribunal into the SABC's airing of a video of President Cyril Ramaphosa's land expropriation announcement more than two weeks ago.
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Four killed in KZN crash 10 December 2018, 9:14 AM

Four people have been killed and eleven others injured in a collision between a minibus and a bakkie on the R66 near Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

NSFAS applicants urged to submit supporting documents 10 December 2018, 9:04 AM

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says during the evaluation process it has discovered a total of over 56 000 applications with missing supporting documents.

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DA, UDM disagree on dissolution of SABC board 10 December 2018, 8:52 AM

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Parliament are on the opposite sides on whether the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board should be dissolved to appoint an interim one.

Rumble in the Outback: Aussie boxing troupe keeps on swinging 10 December 2018, 8:35 AM

When Fred Brophy bangs a drum on the floodlit stage outside his boxing tent, the large crowd gathered in front of him falls silent in rapt attention.

UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals 10 December 2018, 8:09 AM

Politicians from around the globe will gather Monday in Morocco for a major conference to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

SA take bronze at Cape Town Sevens 10 December 2018, 7:50 AM

South Africa won the bronze medal at the Cape Town Sevens, the second leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy
Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics 10 December 2018, 7:41 AM

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

Nigerian opposition says government has frozen VP candidate’s accounts 10 December 2018, 6:15 AM

Nigeria's main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February.

Carlos Ghosn: the ‘cost killer’ consumed by scandal 10 December 2018, 6:07 AM

Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn long stood out among the world's auto executives as a hard-nosed workaholic willing to take drastic measures to get struggling companies motoring again.

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Tutu honoured for role in TRC 10 December 2018, 5:59 AM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured for the important role he played in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.

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At least 7 officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency 10 December 2018, 5:37 AM

At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.

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Load shedding may undermine Ramaphosa’s investment efforts: Kwankwa 10 December 2018, 5:37 AM

UDM Chief Whip and Member of Parliament's Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has warned that Eskom's current load shedding has the potential to undermine President Cyril Ramphosa's investment efforts.

Mendi Msimang funeral on Saturday: He will be cremated 7 December 2018, 9:51 PM

Former African National Congress Treasurer-General Mendi Msimang will be cremated at the Pretoria west crematorium on Saturday morning.

SACP blames state capture for crisis at SABC 7 December 2018, 9:21 PM

The Secretary General of the South African Communist Party (SACP) Blade Nzimande blames state capture and a lack of decisive leadership for the crisis at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as UN envoy 7 December 2018, 9:17 PM

US President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert Friday as ambassador to the United Nations.

Land constitutional amendment may be delayed: Mthembu 7 December 2018, 8:36 PM

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu concedes that the proposed process to amend the constitution, to give effect to land expropriation without compensation, may not be completed before the rise of the 5th Parliament in May 2019.

CCMA to enforce minimum wage implementation 7 December 2018, 8:29 PM

The CCMA has been granted more powers and responsibilities to enforce the national minimum wage.

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Lesotho, South Africa to commemorate Maseru Massacre 7 December 2018, 7:53 PM

Lesotho and South Africa will on Sunday commemorate the 1982 Maseru Massacre.

New water project for drought-stricken Giyani 7 December 2018, 7:44 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, wants to implement a new water project in the drought-stricken Giyani area of Limpopo.

Eskom must restructure to remain sustainable: Analysts 7 December 2018, 6:32 PM

Analysts say Eskom must urgently consider restructuring and reducing its overheads in order to remain sustainable and that the bad business decisions that Eskom made over the years have contributed to the current crisis that it is facing.

Booth warns Pirates not to underestimate Baroka FC 7 December 2018, 6:01 PM

Former Bafana Bafana defender, Matthew Booth, has warned Orlando Pirates not to underestimate Baroka FC, when the two sides meet in a Telkom Knock Out final, in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. 

UN says ‘all sides’ still recruiting fighters in S. Sudan 7 December 2018, 5:16 PM

All sides in South Sudan's conflict continue to recruit fighters despite a peace deal signed earlier this year, UN rights investigators said Friday.

Mabuza, Kenyatta meet over S. Sudan crisis 7 December 2018, 4:46 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza on Friday met with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss the ongoing South Sudan Process.

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SABC suspends alleged sexual perpetrators 7 December 2018, 4:15 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says all the alleged perpetrators identified by the Commission of Inquiry into Sexual Harassment at the public broadcaster have been suspended.

‘Miracle’ doughnuts emerge as Israel celebrates Hanukkah 7 December 2018, 4:06 PM

Consider the doughnut. Good, right? Now consider that doughnut made with gourmet ingredients like creme de cassis, stuffed with fresh fruit or topped with chocolate pearls.

Ramaphosa officially proclaims date for National Minimum Wage 7 December 2018, 3:29 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially proclaimed the National Minimum Wage of R20 an hour at an event in Kliptown, Soweto, on Friday.

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17 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks 7 December 2018, 3:17 PM

People have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor said Friday.

NGOs raise voice against sexual abuse of minors 7 December 2018, 3:05 PM

Some NGOs have voiced concerns regarding an apparent trend of those accused of sexual offenses against minor.

South African owner of Perpignan bar dies after attack 7 December 2018, 2:55 PM

A former rugby player originally from South Africa was attacked in the bar he owned in Perpignan, southwest France, and died from his injuries, police said Friday.

Land debate has shown SA’s prospects of a healthy democracy: Ramaphosa 7 December 2018, 2:44 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the land debate in South Africa has shown the country's prospects of a healthy democracy.