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January 18, 2017

Mayor rejects R1.5m car in the ‘interest of the community’

eMalahleni Local Municipality councillor Lindiwe Ntshalintshali has “put on hold” the decision to purchase a R1.5 million mayoral vehicle.
January 18, 2017

Working parly document on SABC reveals urgent recommendations

Urgent steps that include a recovery of wasteful expenditure, a forensic audit and operational changes are recommended to clean up the rot at the SABC and ensure no political interference in the daily functioning of the public broadcaster.
January 18, 2017

Local lads lead innovation challenge

Two South African entrepreneurs are in line to win funding to the tune of $250 000. Tim Human and Carlos Rey-Moreno made it through to the semifinals of the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge hosted by Mozilla, the non-profit organisation behind the o
January 17, 2017

Call for probe into mismanagement of funds as Eskom cuts power to towns

The Auditor-General, Thembekile Makwetu, has been asked to launch an independent investigation into the gross mismanagement of funds at municipalities that owe Eskom money.
January 17, 2017

First Taiwan, then Israel. Mantashe warns of sinister DA agenda

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has accused the DA of using its visits to Israel and Taiwan as part of a programme to work with governments that are hostile to South Africa and undermine the government.
January 17, 2017

100% vs 21%. How did two poor schools get such different matric results?

School principal Pumla Madasa travels 50km just to get to work, ensuring that her classes are taught and that the pupils are getting the attention and guidance that they need.
January 17, 2017

Follow the money – with a cool head, warns Thuli over Absa probe

The leaked preliminary Public Protector report, which implicated banking giant Absa in the looting of state funds during the apartheid era, is being turned into an issue of race, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has warned.
January 17, 2017

Call to probe spy activities at SABC

Parliament has been urged to recommend an investigation into the activities of the State Security Agency at the SABC in the wake of testimony during the inquiry into the public broadcaster.
January 16, 2017

Zuma shocks Zweli Mkhize at ANC rally

President Jacob Zuma stunned ANC deputy president hopeful Zweli Mkhize when he made a surprise arrival at the event where Mkhize would have looked to launch himself in the run-up to this year’s elective conference.
January 15, 2017

Limpopo premier’s days numbered

Calls for Premier Stan Mathabatha’s removal, based on dereliction of duty and incompetence, raise questions of succession
January 15, 2017

World’s jobless on the rise

But employment levels bear no relationship to a country’s welfare. The working poor are the majority of employed in sub-Saharan Africa
January 15, 2017

Water is still scarce

The rain may be falling, but water restrictions will remain firmly in place.
January 15, 2017

ANC's dirty war

From rumours of illness to exclusions from debates, smear campaigns abound in the ANC’s succession scramble
January 15, 2017

Charges on the cards for failed SABC bosses

Pressure is mounting for the broadcaster’s finances to be scrutinised and for heads to roll
January 15, 2017

SA’s spooks spying illegally?

South Africa’s spies are intercepting millions of cellphone calls, SMSes and other communications, despite the fact that only a few hundred warrants have been granted authorsing such action.
January 15, 2017

Zuma ditches Davos

President Jacob Zuma’s decision not to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in Switzerland was made at the last minute.
January 15, 2017

Protests loom over bursary funds

Student union says action will be taken countrywide if any academically deserving applicant is excluded
January 15, 2017

Outrage over Our Lady exhibition

An exhibition displaying work by a murder accused has attracted a huge outcry from the public – and other artists
January 15, 2017

School shortage is department’s fault – report

A new report by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law reveals how the Gauteng education department failed to ensure that there would be enough schools to accommodate the province’s growing number of pupils.
January 15, 2017

Coalition woes could cost ANC more areas

The African Independent Congress (AIC) is fast running out of patience in its bid see Matatiele reincorporated back into KwaZulu-Natal, and the ANC may have neither the time nor the capacity to comply with its demand.
January 15, 2017

Newsmaker: Not yet freedom for Kenny Motsamai

Kenny Motsamai says having political prisoners in a democracy is wrong
January 15, 2017

SA woman ‘killed Dutch lover with acid’

Berlinah Madikeledi Wallace (47), originally from Sebokeng in Gauteng, is facing a murder charge in England after she allegedly attacked her 29-year-old Dutch ex-boyfriend with sulphuric acid in that country.
January 15, 2017

Small investors ‘taken for Eskom ride’

One of Eskom’s black empowerment schemes is under investigation after at least 800 investors were allegedly swindled out of their hard-earned money.
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