Numsa rejects President Ramaphosa’s claims of sabotage

11 December 2019, 8:15 PM
The National Union of Metal Workers has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa's contention that sabotage was partly to blame for load shedding.
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SABC wants court to declare appointment of 27 employees unlawful 11 December 2019, 8:32 PM

The SABC is asking the Labour Court to review and set aside the appointment of 27 of its employees.

Tutuka Power Station fingered as where power sabotage happened 11 December 2019, 5:24 PM

A media conference at Eskom's headquarters at Megawatt Park, in northern Johannesburg has heard that it was the Tutuka Power station in Mpumalanga that President Cyril Ramaphosa was referring to when he mentioned sabotage as contributing to the need for load shedding.

AfriForum puts pressure on NPA in Meyiwa murder case 11 December 2019, 3:04 PM

Lobby group AfriForum on behalf of the family of slain soccer star Senzo Meyiwa, has called on the NPA to open an inquest into his murder.

Makhura warns Pretoria residents not to return to flood-prone areas 11 December 2019, 2:52 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned residents of Mamelodi in Pretoria not to return to flood-prone areas along rivers.

Load shedding impacts on court proceedings in KZN 11 December 2019, 2:46 PM

Load shedding nationwide is continuing to impact negatively on the daily lives of ordinary South Africans - including people in court.

FEATURE | Eskom in crisis 11 December 2019, 2:00 PM

The power utility is facing a power electricity crisis, with the national grid on the brink of collapse according to experts. Click the link more more 

Rain
Cotga KZN disaster management on high alert 11 December 2019, 1:24 PM

Cogta spokesperson said although no fatal incidents have been reported, emergency teams are on standby monitoring areas prone to localised flooding.

Mantashe denies deliberately deepening energy crisis 11 December 2019, 1:19 PM

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has denied reports that he is deliberately deepening the country's energy crisis by refusing municipalities to procure energy from Independent Power Producers.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Eskom is holding the country to ransom: Presidency 11 December 2019, 11:31 AM

The office of the Presidency says President Cyril Ramaphosa has cited major concerns over load shedding in the country as he prepares to be briefed by Eskom.

North West man in court for girlfriend’s murder 11 December 2019, 10:39 AM

A 37-year-old man accused of the kidnapping, robbery and murder of his girlfriend is expected to apply for bail Wednesday morning at the Brits Magistrate's Court in the North West.

Abalone
Abalone drying plant discovered in Cape Town 11 December 2019, 9:06 AM

A joint operation between Crime Intelligence and the Cape Town K9 Unit has uncovered an abalone drying facility in Loevenstein.

Two dead in Pretoria floods 11 December 2019, 7:56 AM

The Acting Mayor of Tshwane, Abel Tau, has confirmed that at least two people have died following floods in and around Pretoria. Heavy rains have lashed Gauteng in the last week, causing water to rise in various areas.

Campaign of no violence against women and children extended 11 December 2019, 7:37 AM

The 16 days campaign of no violence against women and children has been extended to 365 days. Minister for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says people should stop hiding behind culture when they commit gender-based violence.

Chief of SA Army passes away 10 December 2019, 9:07 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF, has conveyed his condolences to the family of the chief of the army Lieutenant-General Thabiso Mokhosi. Mokhosi died Tuesday morning at Unitas hospital on the outskirts of Pretoria after a short illness. Lieutenant General Mokhosi was promoted to the Chief of the South African […]

Floods leave destruction in Botshabelo 10 December 2019, 6:33 PM

Residents of the flood-stricken Botshabelo in the Free State are trying to piece together their lives following the torrential rain, which left a trail of destruction in its wake.

Power partly restored at Kwagga substation 10 December 2019, 5:46 PM

City of Tshwane says power will be fully restored by late Tuesday afternoon after a transformer at its biggest sub-station caught fire in the early hours of the morning.

Limpopo seeks ways to curb violence against women and children 10 December 2019, 4:07 PM

Increasing incidents of violence towards women and children, has prompted the Limpopo legislature to convene a summit in Polokwane to seek solutions to the problem.

Centurion floods claim one life 10 December 2019, 2:30 PM

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the body of the person that was swept by floodwaters in Centurion south of Pretoria, has washed up.

Loadshedding to continue throughout the week 10 December 2019, 12:37 PM

Eskom's Chief Operations Officer Jan Oberholzer says the outlook for this week is to maintain loadshedding due to the persistent rain because of the coal handling challenges.

Eerste Fabriek residents say they have lost everything in floods 10 December 2019, 11:17 AM

Residents of Eerste Fabriek informal settlement next to the Moretele River, say they have lost everything during the floods on Monday. More than 400 people, including children, sought refuge at the Mamelodi Baptist Church as the rain continues in the area.

Accommodation made available for flood victims in Pretoria 10 December 2019, 10:36 AM

Several places have been made available to shelter victims of Monday’s floods in Pretoria. The Rethabile, Stanza Bopape, and Ikageng Halls in Mamelodi east of Pretoria are accommodating the displaced people.

Dlamini-Zuma to visit areas affected by floods in Gauteng 10 December 2019, 9:02 AM

Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her Gauteng counterpart Lebogang Maile are expected to visit areas in Gauteng affected by flooding due to the heavy rainfall.

Stakeholders to attend water crisis summit in Graaff-Reinet on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 7:54 AM

Scores of stakeholders will on Tuesday attend a summit in Graaff-Reinet to seek solutions to the water crisis that many regions are facing in the Eastern Cape.

Tshwane on high alert as heavy rain continues 9 December 2019, 6:01 PM

The persistent rain in parts of Gauteng has left areas of the City of Tshwane flooded.

COGTA EC warns traditional leaders amidst initiate deaths 9 December 2019, 5:25 PM

Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Xolile Nqata has warned that the continuing rise in the deaths of initiates in the province will force them to cut salaries of traditional authorities.

Cape Town offers free vehicle inspection to motorists ahead of holidays 9 December 2019, 3:44 PM

The City of Cape Town's Traffic Service is offering free vehicle checks to motorists before they hit the road this holiday.

Crime scene
Ten-year old girl killed in crossfire in Mitchells Plain 9 December 2019, 3:08 PM

A ten-year old girl has been killed during a shooting between rival gangs in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats.

ANC veteran Ben Turok has died 9 December 2019, 12:58 PM

African National Congress veteran and former parliamentarian Ben Turok has died.

Pope saddened by death of South African priests 9 December 2019, 12:29 PM

Pope Francis has sent condolences to the Catholic Church in South Africa after the death of two priests last week.

Father of Christopher Panayiotou shot dead 9 December 2019, 10:22 AM

The father of Christopher Panayiotou was shot dead in Uitenhage in the early hours of Monday morning while apparently closing up his late-night convenience shop, the Bambi Snack Bar in Market Street in the town.