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.
Trudeau Liberals regain polling lead ahead of Canada elections 1 June 2019, 6:18 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals have regained a small lead over his main rival, Tory leader Andrew Scheer, after trailing for months ahead of upcoming Canadian elections, according to a poll published Saturday.

Gauteng govt says will help affected Marlboro residents 1 June 2019, 5:05 PM

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlement, Lebogang Maile has promised residents affected by the demolition of their homes that they would be assisted. He says the manner in which the operation was conducted is unacceptable.

City of C Town suspends MyCiTi N2 Express services 1 June 2019, 4:13 PM

The City of Cape Town says the MyCiTi N2 Express service for commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will be unavailable until further notice.

Mourners pay last respects to ANC stalwart Thobile Mhlahlo 1 June 2019, 4:13 PM

Mourners from all walks of life have paid their last respects to African National Congress stalwart Thobile Mhlahlo in Port Elizabeth.

Henry leads Kiwi charge to dismiss Sri Lanka for 136 1 June 2019, 3:23 PM

Matt Henry led the New Zealand charge with three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for just 136 in their opening match of the World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday.

Kenya to retire old 1 000 shilling banknote to stem illicit flows 1 June 2019, 2:58 PM

Kenya plans to withdraw an old version of its 1,000 shilling ($9.88) banknote to tackle illicit financial flows and counterfeiting, its central bank governor said on Saturday.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
Modise seeks advice on DA’s request over Mkhwebane 1 June 2019, 2:56 PM

Parliament says National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise is seeking advice on how to best deal with Democratic Alliance  Chief Whip John Steenhuisen's request over Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane because the structures of Parliament have not been established yet.

Gordhan’s reappointment set to top ANC NEC meeting 31 May 2019, 10:07 PM

The controversy around Pravin Gordhan's reappointment to cabinet will be among the issues discussed at the ANC's NEC meeting in Irene, Pretoria.

Justice Zondo
More revelations on Transnet at Zondo Commission 31 May 2019, 9:25 PM

The State Capture inquiry has heard of more irregular payments by Transnet.

I will vote for the opposition: Ian Khama 31 May 2019, 8:57 PM

Former President of Botswana Ian Khama says he will vote for the opposition during the coming elections in that country.

Kenyan avocado farmers stand to benefit from Chinese market 31 May 2019, 8:33 PM

Kenyan avocado farmers are hoping to reap big following the signing of an export trade deal between the East African nation and China.

Jordaan warns against ill-discipline in Bafana camp 31 May 2019, 8:11 PM

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan says ill-discipline will not be tolerated in the Bafana Bafana camp leading up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

SABC Art collection, a rich national public treasure 31 May 2019, 7:43 PM

The SABC's R400 million worth of art work is available for viewing at the public broadcaster's premises in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The collection showcases the soul of South Africa's people in all their diversity.

16 killed in Mozambique insurgency attack: local sources 31 May 2019, 6:54 PM

Suspected militant in northern Mozambique killed 16 people on Tuesday in their deadliest attack since launching an insurgency in the remote region in 2017, local sources told AFP on Friday.

Missouri set to become first US state without abortion access 31 May 2019, 6:08 PM

Missouri was set Friday to become the first US state in half a century without abortion services unless a court steps in at the last moment to keep its sole remaining abortion clinic in operation.

Mthatha hospital receives cash injection for cancer treatment 31 May 2019, 6:07 PM

The Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, has received R46 million from an international NGO, Bristol-Myers Squibb foundation, to assist with cancer treatment.

Sharks make one change for final home game 31 May 2019, 4:42 PM

The Sharks have made just one change to their starting line-up to face the Hurricanes in their final home game of the Super Rugby regular season on Saturday. Jacques Vermeulen replaces the injured Philip van der Walt at flank.

Zimbabwe abstains from external borrowing to build fiscal discipline: IMF 31 May 2019, 4:37 PM

Zimbabwe will not borrow externally and will cut reliance on the central bank to finance deficits during an IMF staff-monitored programme in a bid to set a track record of fiscal discipline that could earn it future funding, the IMF said.

President Ramaphosa
This week in focus: President Ramaphosa’s cabinet 31 May 2019, 4:14 PM

It's been a week of mixed emotions for South Africans. Following days of waiting for the country's new National Executive and mixed messages about who would deputise President Cyril Ramaphosa, the truth finally came out on Wednesday night.

Hydrogen-powered flying vehicle touted as Southern California traffic tonic 31 May 2019, 3:42 PM

Developers of a multi-rotor hover craft billed as the first flying vehicle to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells unveiled a full-scale model on Wednesday in Southern California, in a show-and-tell that raised some eyebrows but never left the ground.

India unemployment hits 45-year high 31 May 2019, 3:38 PM

India's unemployment rate hit a 45-year high of 6.1 percent last year, according to delayed official figures released Friday.

EFF disappointed at Lesufi’s return to education in Gauteng 31 May 2019, 3:12 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng says it’s disappointed that MEC Panyaza Lesufi is going back to being Education MEC.

Kitsch and confidence at Huawei HQ despite US pressure 31 May 2019, 2:57 PM

Emblazoned across a wall at Huawei headquarters is a motto that appears to sum up the attitude of the huge Chinese telecom company toward its multiplying challenges: "Success requires friends. Tremendous success requires enemies."

Lazarus Chakwera
Malawi opposition chief files suit against vote ‘robbery’ 31 May 2019, 1:58 PM

Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Friday rejected the result of last week's presidential election, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud.

Opioid crisis hurting Canadians’ life expectancy: official 30 May 2019, 9:20 PM

An opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives across North America has become a drag on the average life expectancy in Canada, the government statistical agency said Thursday.

UN extends South Sudan sanctions on arms embargo 30 May 2019, 8:47 PM

The United Nations Security Council has extended its sanctions regime, including an arms embargo on South Sudan for one year but without the consensus of the entire 15-member body.

Semenya files appeal to Switzerland federal Supreme Court 30 May 2019, 8:08 PM

South Afriac's Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to Switzerland's federal Supreme Court in response to losing her case against restricting testosterone levels in female runners.

SA calls for increased capacity to address illicit exploitation, trade in Africa 30 May 2019, 7:25 PM

South Africa has appealed to its fellow Security Council members to help increase the capacity of African states to address the illicit exploitation and trade in the continent’s natural resources.

Patricia de Lille
FFPlus labels De Lille as ‘selling out’ 30 May 2019, 6:41 PM

The Freedom Front Plus (FFPlus) has accused Patricia de Lille of selling out the coloured vote by joining the administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Makhura explains Lesufi’s deployment to Finance 30 May 2019, 6:37 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he decided to deploy former Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to the Department of Finance and e-Government because he believes Lesufi will help ensure clean governance.