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.
Halep earns second successive year-end top ranking 15 October 2018, 5:39 PM

French Open champion Simona Halep will finish the year as women’s world number one for the second season in a row, the WTA said on Monday.

Nedbank to buy back shares from minority shareholders 15 October 2018, 5:32 PM

South Africa’s Nedbank Group Ltd said on Monday it will buy back its stock from shareholders who hold less than 100 Nedbank shares as a result of a spin-off by its biggest shareholder Old Mutual.

Kanye West gifts white sneakers to Uganda’s president 15 October 2018, 5:18 PM

Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian on Monday paid a visit to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, gifting the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers.

Cheryl Zondi
Omotoso’s lawyer claims ‘fabrication’ in Zondo’s testimony 15 October 2018, 5:01 PM

Defence lawyer Advocate, Peter Daubermann has told first witness, Cheryl Zondi that she has fabricated her testimony, as certain details do not match with the verbal and written testimony she gave to the police in 2017.

EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal as failure looms 15 October 2018, 4:19 PM

Frustrated European ministers on Monday insisted there was still time to reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned it was stepping up preparations for failure.

Presidency labels VBS allegation ‘baseless, unsubstantiated’ 15 October 2018, 4:07 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has categorically rejected reports that he failed to take action on the VBS Bank saga despite being alerted to irregularities in 2017.

Delhi braces for pollution with emergency plan 15 October 2018, 3:51 PM

Delhi's biggest coal power plant was set to shut down Monday as a new emergency plan to improve air quality in one of the world's most polluted cities came into force, Indian officials said.

Iranian crude exports fall further as Trump’s sanctions loom 15 October 2018, 3:13 PM

Turkey and Italy are the last buyers of Iranian crude outside China, India and the Middle East, according to tanker data and an industry source...

Gauteng Premier Candidate Solly Msimanga
DA critisises SA’s boarder control systems 15 October 2018, 3:04 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has decried what it deems South Africa's poor boarder control systems, saying government is unable to control the movement of undocumented foreigners.

Chaos as 200 000 Congolese expelled from Angola 15 October 2018, 2:43 PM

Life fell apart last week for mother of four Dorcas who was among 200 000 Congolese attacked and then forcibly thrown out of neighbouring Angola despite having lived there for a decade.

May to deliver Brexit update in parliament later Monday: spokesman 15 October 2018, 2:39 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will update parliament on the status of Brexit negotiations later on Monday, her spokesman said, a day after last-ditch talks in Brussels failed to agree a draft divorce settlement.

SABC to broadcast African Cup of Nations qualifier 15 October 2018, 2:28 PM

The SABC has confirmed that it will broadcast on Tuesday African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

VhaVenda king offers to pay back the money 15 October 2018, 1:57 PM

The VhaVenda King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana says he was not aware that some gifts that he received were proceeds of corruption at VBS Mutual Bank.

At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide 12 October 2018, 10:14 PM

At least 41 people were killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials and survivors said Friday.

Stormy Weather
Severe thunderstorms expected to hit parts of SA 12 October 2018, 9:23 PM

The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms from Friday night and into the weekend in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

No SAFA matches to be broadcast on SABC 12 October 2018, 9:13 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation will not broadcast Saturday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and the Seychelles on neither its television platforms nor its radio stations.

UN criticized over latest picks for rights council 12 October 2018, 8:58 PM

Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups.

Williams lifts Zimbabwe to 132-7 against South Africa 12 October 2018, 8:45 PM

Sean Williams hit a quick 41 to lift a struggling Zimbabwe team in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at Senwes Park on Friday.

Exxaro looks to fill Eskom coal shortage 12 October 2018, 8:40 PM

South African miner Exxaro Resources said on Friday it was looking to supply coal to state-owned power utility Eskom, which has been hit by supply shortages, posing a threat to the power supply in Africa’s most industrialised economy.

Moody’s expected to retain rating 12 October 2018, 8:24 PM

Moody's ratings agency is not expected to downgrade South Africa's sovereign credit rating despite the economy being in recession.

Matric Exams
Umalusi condemns plans to disrupt Matric exams 12 October 2018, 7:22 PM

UMALUSI CEO Mafu Rakometsi has appealed to communities not to disrupt matric exams in order to get government's attention about their service delivery issues.

ANC Veterans League wants members implicated in VBS saga to account 12 October 2018, 6:45 PM

The African National Congress Veterans League in Limpopo wants two senior provincial ANC officials implicated in the VBS saga to resign or be removed from positions of leadership.

Eric 'stalin' Mtshali
Ramaphosa pays tribute to Eric Mtshali 12 October 2018, 6:01 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the late struggle stalwart Eric 'Stalin' Mtshali.

Children removed from parents at Mancoba Seven Angels Church 12 October 2018, 5:52 PM

The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development has removed seven children from their home in  Hebehebe village in Ngqamakhwe and placed them in a place of safety.

Gauteng govt to look into issues raised by ‘Blood Friday’ marchers 12 October 2018, 5:02 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says an audit is being done of communities neglected both during Apartheid and under the new democratic government.

World stock markets rebound from rout 12 October 2018, 4:56 PM

Global stock markets staged a mild rebound Friday, one day after ferocious losses sparked by heightened economic concerns...

Sassa building
Sassa strike officially over 12 October 2018, 4:45 PM

The strike by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is over. Nehawu, Sassa and Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu have reached an agreement to end the strike. The parties also announced this week, following a meeting, that the Biometric Enrolment of grant […]

Crystal meth
Upington struggles with tik addiction 12 October 2018, 4:41 PM

Residents around Upington in the Northern Cape are battling to deal with the heavy usage of drugs - particularly crystal meth - known as TIK.

UK’s Princess Eugenie marries wine merchant 12 October 2018, 4:38 PM

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married a wine merchant on Friday in a Windsor wedding clouded by complaints over costs and struggling to recapture the magic of past royal nuptials.

Spike in Ebola cases pushes Congo outbreak to ‘tipping point’: aid workers 12 October 2018, 3:42 PM

Aid agencies said on Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could be tipping into a wider crisis as the number of new cases spiked and violence grounded health workers for a second time.