News

July 28, 2016

Municipal manager probed for farm fraud

A municipal manager in Mpumalanga – who once splurged R20 million on bodyguards – is facing new charges of allegedly siphoning about R1 million from farm leases into a private account.
July 28, 2016

IEC ready for record-breaking election

With one week to go before the local government elections, the IEC has issued a stern warning to political parties to “separate electioneering and facts”.
July 28, 2016

Political killings: Police minister’s numbers don’t add up

Seventeen people have been killed in politically motivated murders in the build-up to next week’s local government elections, according to the police.
July 27, 2016

Former mayor arrested again for murder

Dundee’s former mayor, Thandeka Nukani, will appear in the Newcastle Regional Court on August 12 on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
July 27, 2016

R3bn water treatment plant for Gauteng

Gauteng, with a population of at least 13.4 million, is experiencing a strain on basic services such as bulk water supply, but a R3 billion expansion project might help ease the pressure
July 27, 2016

Killing to be a ward candidate

David Mazibuko knows the man who pumped two bullets into his chest at point-blank range and left him for dead on the veranda of his home.
July 26, 2016

#SABC4 excited but cautious after court victory

Four journalists who were fired by the SABC have expressed their excitement about going back to work after their dismissal was found to be unlawful.
July 26, 2016

‘Democracy triumphed and Hlaudi lost’

The Labour Court’s ruling that four of the axed SABC journalists must be reinstated is the first victory in a larger battle against those in the broadcaster who feel that the Constitution does not apply to them, trade union Solidarity said.
July 26, 2016

Malema: Give us at least one municipality to showcase

Up until now there has been no way to hold the EFF accountable, but if it wins a municipality, this will become the yardstick that South Africans will use to make their mark come general elections in 2019.
July 26, 2016

Maimane unfazed by 'racial tactics'

Interpreting slurs as the ANC ‘feeling the heat’, Mmusi Maimane is driving a campaign to match the governing party’s resources and win over Soweto.
July 26, 2016

Rare bronze statue of Never Die goes on sale

A rare bust of East London snake charmer and conservationist Never Die has gone on sale on Gumtree this week for R27 000.
July 25, 2016

Factional tension as Fransman appears with Zuma

The Western Cape ANC’s local government campaign – boosted by President Jacob Zuma’s presence last week – is unravelling amid factional tension which came to the fore with Marius Fransman appearing with Zuma on stage.
July 25, 2016

Vuwani leaders refuse to budge

The government’s desperate attempts to get Vuwani residents to vote have failed.
July 25, 2016

‘Zimbabwe’s citizens are the heroes’

The man who has become the face of the #ThisFlag campaign in Zimbabwe says he is just one of many voices seeking change
July 25, 2016

SABC, employees set for court battle on Thursday

After finishing the first round of argument in the labour court against the employees it has fired, the SABC will have to brace itself for another day in court on Thursday.
July 25, 2016

Bapo chief and Marikana’s missing millions

A report on a forensic investigation has revealed that the biggest single share of the money mining firm Lonmin paid to the community around its Marikana mine went towards a new palace for Kgosi Bob Edward Mogale
July 24, 2016

Final push for ANC, DA, EFF before elections

It is time to bring out the cannons. With just 10 days of campaigning left before next week’s local government elections, political parties are pulling out all the stops.
July 24, 2016

Oscar Pistorius’ dad breaks silence

Oscar Pistorius’ father, Henke, believes his son should never have been convicted of murder and is “furious” that his advice on the case was repeatedly ignored by the Pistorius family and their legal team.
July 24, 2016

'Make Hlaudi pay'

SABC chief operating operator Hlaudi Motsoeneng may be held personally responsible for thousands of rands of legal costs.
July 26, 2016

SA journo recalls failed Turkey coup first-hand

When South African journalist André-Pierre du Plessis got a job producing news at Turkey’s national broadcaster, TRT, he never thought their Istanbul offices would become the epicentre of an attempted military coup.
July 24, 2016

Choose ANC or Metro FM

SABC bosses have challenged Metro FM talk show host Criselda Dudumashe to choose between radio and a career in politics.
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July 24 2016