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Ramaphosa pleads with political parties not to respond to the economic recovery plan with grand standing

21 October 2020, 7:05 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pleaded with all political parties represented in Parliament not to respond to government’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan with “grand standing.” The President has been responding to a debate on the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

Egyptian grandfather becomes world’s oldest soccer pro

19 October 2020, 5:16 PM

Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognised as the world’s oldest professional soccer player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday.

Why an amnesty for grand corruption in South Africa is a bad idea

18 October 2020, 4:53 PM

South Africa’s former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, provoked a political storm recently when she suggested that public servants implicated in grand corruption should be given the chance to apply for amnesty.

Cosatu calls for one-trillion-rand to revive economy

15 October 2020, 2:16 PM

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says government and the private sector should commit to a one-trillion-rand stimulus package to revive the country’s ailing economy. Cosatu says part of that money could come from curbing fruitless and wasteful expenditure, cutting bailouts to failing State Owned Entities like Eskom, and arresting tax evasion by re-capacitating […]

Multi-million rand police warning lights tender case postponed to November

12 October 2020, 9:30 PM

The case against 13 suspects, including nine police officers and a company, charged in the multi-million rand police warning lights tender scandal has been postponed to November. Former acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is among the accused.

Teenager Swiatek dazzles in Paris to claim first Grand Slam title

11 October 2020, 2:33 AM

Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous undertaking but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a blaze of winners on Saturday, crushing Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1.

Nadal reaches Paris final again to edge closer to 20th Grand Slam title

9 October 2020, 8:20 PM

Rafael Nadal showed no sign of relinquishing his French Open crown as he suffocated Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) in the semi-finals on Friday to move within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.

Swiatek powers past Podoroska to reach maiden Grand Slam final

8 October 2020, 6:07 PM

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to reach the French Open women’s final in 19 years when she powered past Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska 6-2 6-1 on Thursday. The 19-year-old will on Saturday meet either Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin or twice Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, who face each other in the second […]

Cosatu slams Limpopo Premier for not coming to receive memorandum of grievances

7 October 2020, 4:03 PM

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and other affiliates have refused to hand over a memorandum of their grievances to Limpopo Treasury MEC Seaparo Sekoati at the office of the Premier in Polokwane today. Sekoati was there to receive the memorandum on behalf of Premier Stan Mathabatha.


More arrests in Limpopo Makgatho community property multi-million rand theft case

4 October 2020, 4:24 PM

Three suspects have been arrested over the weekend in relation to a R4.8 million Makgatho Community Property Association theft case. A former member of Parliament is among the suspects.



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