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November 14, 2019

Rand Water spends almost R1bn irregularly – AG

Troubled state-owned water supplier Rand Water spent almost a billion rand buying steel and pipes without following proper procurement processes.
November 15, 2019

Paul reflects on giving back as Qatar beckons

“If there’s something that sits in the in-tray that I feel I personally didn’t achieve, it is not being able to get out to the regions enough.”.
November 14, 2019

SA women still far from equal to men – Stats SA

Despite concerted efforts to bridge the gender inequality gap in South Africa, women lag behind their male counterparts in almost every sphere.
November 14, 2019

Expert says spike in diabetes cases in SA is a ‘wake up call’

New figures from the International Diabetes Federation paint a shocking picture: South Africa is in the top 10 countries for absolute increase in diabetes prevalence.
November 14, 2019

AmaXhosa king, the first monarch crowned in post democratic SA, dies

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu has died at the age of 51 after a long illness.
November 13, 2019

‘Trump believes in Ramaphosa’ – new US ambassador

The new US ambassador to South Africa has finally arrived, armed with a warning to the country to be careful of other large countries whose investments here might threaten South Africa’s sovereignty.
November 13, 2019

MEC, ex-lovers in jobs-for-pals scandal

An ex-lover, an MEC and a boyfriend are embroiled in a jobs-for-pals scandal in the Eastern Cape.
November 13, 2019

Specialised courts can help with initiation deaths – traditional leaders

Traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape believe that the introduction of specialised courts could be key to fighting the scourge of initiation deaths in the province.
November 13, 2019

Farmers desperate for help as drought devastates large parts of SA

Agri SA, the federation of agricultural organisations, recently gave an idea of how severe the drought was using the hardest-hit province – the Northern Cape – as an example of the devastation.
November 12, 2019

I had no part in Sars bid to block access to my tax records – Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma has distanced himself from the SA Revenue Service’s (Sars) urgent court bid to prevent Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from accessing his tax information.
November 12, 2019

Malema loses R1m defamation case against former EFF MP

Former EFF MP Thembinkosi Rawula, who resigned from the party early this year after accusing leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of using party money to fund their lifestyles, has won the defamation court case instituted against him by Malema.
November 12, 2019

School fabricated marks but pupils did not even sit for exams, says whistle-blower

A Limpopo school that has failed to reach a 50% matric pass for the past three years allegedly fabricated English marks for grades 8, 9 and 11 in March.
November 12, 2019

‘I have a bias towards women’ – New MEC will champion women’s causes

Newly appointed MEC for economic development, agriculture and environment, Morakane Mosupyoe, will use her position to champion women’s causes in Gauteng.
November 12, 2019

Kruger Park ranger suspended for allegedly torturing black employees

A senior ranger at the world-renowned Kruger National Park has been suspended, following the completion of a probe into allegations of racism and the torture of black employees.
November 12, 2019

‘Mother of all strikes’ on the cards at SAA

A decision by state-owned entity South African Airways (SAA) to unilaterally retrench more than 900 employees has left unions and staff members fuming.
November 12, 2019

‘We must take racism seriously’: Deputy Public Protector hopeful defends Etzebeth comments

Buang Jones’s handling of the case of Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has taken centre stage in his bid to become the next deputy public protector.
November 12, 2019

North West’s R100m game deal in question

‘I challenge premier to tell us about what happened with the game deal as it links to matters of state capture’.
November 12, 2019

Loss-making SAA eyes cutting 900 jobs in restructuring

South Africa's struggling state-owned airline South African Airways could cut more than 900 jobs as it restructures to stem severe financial losses, the airline said.
November 11, 2019

Racial tension in Makhanda school: We cannot pretend all is well, say pupils

‘Snoobab’ was a term used by white pupils to refer to black pupils at an Eastern Cape posh school.
November 11, 2019

Eastern Cape urged to conserve dwindling water resources

The department of water and sanitation has called on the Eastern Cape to double down on its efforts to reduce the manner in which it consumes water and save the available water resources.
November 11, 2019

Mistress in alleged love triangle with Mantashe and Mboweni: ‘It felt a little bit like a jackpot’

Pretoria-based student Lerato Makgatho (26) claims that Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe, who is a married father of three, is still her boyfriend because he has never broken up with her.
November 11, 2019

‘It’s like betrayal or even like a spy inside’ – Mkhwebane hits back at axed Public Protector COO

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has retaliated at axed chief operations officer Basani Baloyi who claimed that she was “purged”.
November 10, 2019

Lies, threats, plots as climate of paranoia & disinformation dominates at state security

State security minister responds to dirty tricks waged by her detractors, whom she accuses of scuppering her plans.
November 10, 2019

Hawks probe mars Popcru congress

Financial misappropriation, use of a company credit card for flight tickets and a R170 million interest-free loan are some of the allegations that have emerged in the run-up to this week’s national elective congress of the Police and Prisons Civil Ri
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November 10 2019