Zuma pays tribute to Hlongwa

20 September 2019, 6:05 AM
Former president Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to the late deputy minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa at her memorial service in Durban.
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Bavelile Hlongwa
Bavelile Hlongwa funeral service to be held in Durban 19 September 2019, 9:43 PM

The funeral service of the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa, will be held in Durban on Saturday.

Ace Magashule
Magashule tells Wits students to be weary of attacks 19 September 2019, 6:41 PM

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule warned that as the party seeks to implement its resolutions, which include the nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank, the country will continue to be under attack by the enemy. He told students at Wits University that, in every revolution, there’s a counter revolution that will derail the progress […]

Alan Winde announces a strategic safety plan to reduce violence 19 September 2019, 2:35 PM

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, says the provincial government's new strategic safety plan will focus on the prevention and reduction of violence in crime-ridden communities in the province.

Gigaba calls for harsher sentences against reckless motorists 19 September 2019, 9:59 AM

African National Congress (ANC) NEC, member, Malusi Gigaba, has bemoaned that people who cause the loss of lives through road crashes receive less sentences in the courts of law.

Mediation agreement led to withdrawal of charges against Fransman: NPA 19 September 2019, 8:01 AM

The NPA has confirmed that a mediation agreement led to the withdrawal of sexual assault and crimen injuria charges against former ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman.

Presidency welcomes ruling on cabinet reshuffles 19 September 2019, 5:56 AM

The Presidency has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgement on whether a president had to provide reasons and a record regarding decisions to appoint and dismiss ministers.

Mashatile probes ANC’s R100 million election posters deal 18 September 2019, 9:05 PM

The ANC's Treasury General, Paul Mashatile has instituted an urgent investigation into a 100 million rand deal for elections posters.

Opposition parties offer solutions to end gender-based violence 18 September 2019, 6:50 PM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on Parliament to establish an ad-hoc committee that will investigate incidents of gender based violence.

NPA confirms withdrawal of Fransman’s sexual assault charges 18 September 2019, 4:42 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that a mediation agreement led to the withdrawal of sexual assault and crimen injuria charges against former African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman.

By-election under way at Ward 20 in Nelson Mandela Bay 18 September 2019, 2:04 PM

Voting is underway in a by-election at Ward 20 in Nelson Mandela Bay, with rival political parties contesting the position of ward councillor.

IEC to conduct by-elections in four EC wards 18 September 2019, 11:16 AM

The IEC is conducting by-elections in four wards in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday with 16 candidates contesting.

DA seeks radical legislative reforms to eradicate GBV 17 September 2019, 8:42 PM

On the eve of a jointing sitting address on gender-based violence by both houses of Parliament that President Cyril Ramaphosa has called, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling for radical legislative reforms to address the problem.

Mkhwebane emphasises independence of her office 17 September 2019, 8:41 PM

Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she must be left to do her job without fear or favour.

Mugabe’s dream was to see oppressed African countries free: Mbeki 17 September 2019, 5:33 PM

The former African National Congress (ANC) president Thabo Mbeki says the late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe did everything in his power to secure the liberation of the people of his country and he should be honoured for that.

Parliament
EFF debates state capacity through in-sourcing 17 September 2019, 2:36 PM

The National Assembly on Tuesday debates a motion brought by the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro ready for by-elections: IEC 17 September 2019, 10:33 AM

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro says all is set for the by-elections special votes which will commence on Tuesday.

Nzimande defends Ramaphosa, calls on African leaders to account for their mistakes 17 September 2019, 8:11 AM

South African Communist Party General-Secretary Blade Nzimande, says President Cyril Ramaphosa should not be the only one apologising for the violence that has been gripping the country over the past weeks.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC, Mbeki to celebrate Mugabe 17 September 2019, 7:45 AM

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal will on Tuesday celebrate the life of the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, with former President Thabo Mbeki delivering a memorial lecture in Durban.

DA calls for a Sexual Offences Court 16 September 2019, 8:22 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence.

It was necessary to apologise to Zimbabweans: Ramaphosa 16 September 2019, 6:42 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says it was necessary to apologise to Zimbabweans for the attacks directed at foreign nationals in parts of the country.

IFP Uthukela District chairperson survives shooting 16 September 2019, 3:50 PM

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Chairperson of the Uthukela District Mbuzeni Mkhize has escaped unharmed after unknown persons shot him at Weenen in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

AmaBhungane wins case challenging Rica aspects 16 September 2019, 3:12 PM

Investigative Journalism outfit AmaBhungane has won a court case against the Minister of Justice, including the State Security Agency and 11 others.

NCOP delegates embark on oversight work in provinces 16 September 2019, 12:41 PM

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegates start their provincial week in the nine provinces from Monday but will have to return on Wednesday for a special Joint Sitting of Parliament called by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Inquiry into alleged state capture continues 16 September 2019, 7:53 AM

Former Head of Free State Agriculture Department, Peter Thabethe is back at the The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg on Monday.

Mzwanele-Nyonstho
Mzwanele Nyontsho to charge Narius Moloto for “defamation of character” 15 September 2019, 9:55 PM

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) Parliamentary leader Mzwanele Nyontsho will lay charges against his party rival Narius Moloto for alleged defamation of character.

Xenophobia
Pres. Ramaphosa sends Special Envoys to other African nations 15 September 2019, 7:48 PM

Pretoria is deploying Special Envoys throughout Africa to demonstrate solidarity with the continent, in the wake of a spate of attacks on foreign nationals in the past few weeks.

Thandi Modise
Ramaphosa to address gender-based violence in Parliament 15 September 2019, 1:05 PM

 As President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a Joint Sitting of Parliament to address gender based violence, the role of men and their voices against gender based violence continue to draw attention.

Bavelile Hlongwa
Mantashe to visit Hlongwa’s family 15 September 2019, 10:10 AM

Mineral Resources and Energy minister, Gwede Mantashe is expected to visit the family home of deputy minister in his department, Bavelile Hlongwa.

Bavelile Hlongwa
Hlongwa died serving the people of South Africa: Dlamini-Zuma 15 September 2019, 6:21 AM

Co-operative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says Bavelile Hlongwa died as she had lived, serving the people of South Africa.

Bavelile Hlongwa
Condolences continue to pour in for Bavelile Hlongwa 14 September 2019, 5:20 PM

National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, and NCOP Chairperson, Amos Masondo, say they are shocked and saddened by the passing of MP and Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa.