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This street is not about mama Winnie, it's about all of us: Lesufi 

'This street is not about mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, it's about all of us,' Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday at the renaming of Johannesburg's William Nicol to Winnie Mandela Drive.  Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda presiding over the ceremony said renaming the road signified a “milestone in promoting the…
26 Sep 8AM 4 min

The scheme is not in a crisis: Nzimande on NSFAS 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is not in a crisis, says higher education minister Blade Nzimande amid the ongoing challenges it faces.  Nzimande and the NSFAS board on Tuesday updated the media on,, among other matters, funding and allowance disbursements, and issues affecting the scheme's management after CEO Andile…
19 Sep 11AM 6 min

‘Unfit’ and ‘improper’ Mkhwebane removed from office 

Busisiwe Mkhwebane was removed from office on Monday after 318 MPs in the National Assembly voted yes and adopted the section 194 inquiry’s recommendation to have Mkhwebane permanently removed as head of the public protector’s office. This is days before the end of her term in October. 
11 Sep 12PM 4 min

Unemployed graduates must be paid R4500 a month, says ANCYL

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Malatji wants the government to pay unemployed graduates a monthly stipend of R4,500, even as the National Treasury has raised concerns about the government facing financial constraints caused by growing debt. Malatji made this call while speaking at the ANCYL's 79th anniversary in Kameelrivier Stadium…
11 Sep 6AM 1 min

Court denies ‘flight risk’ Dr Nandipha Magudumana bail

Dr Nandipha Magudumana has been denied bail by the Bloemfontein magistrate's court. Magistrate Estelle de Lange said Magudumana didn't satisfy the court that it was in the interests of justice for her to be granted bail or that bail conditions would stop her from evading trial. 
11 Sep 6AM 2 min

'I am still the public protector of South Africa' — Mkhwebane 

Suspended public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is still the public protector. This is despite her plans to return to work on Tuesday not materialising. Mkhwebane was speaking to the media on Tuesday outside the public protector’s office in the company of her husband. According to Mkhwebane’s interpretation her…
5 Sep 9AM 3 min

No shortcuts in ending load-shedding'- Ramokgopa 

Eskom's decision to slow down planned maintenance ahead of winter has come back to haunt it as the country was plunged back to higher levels of load-shedding over the past few days. Briefing the media on Tuesday electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said the utility was forced to ramp up repairs…
5 Sep 8AM 2 min

The fire-ravaged building in Joburg’s CBD has changed over the years

When Noluthando Khumalo from Zimbabwe first arrived in the building known as Usindiso Shelter for Women and Children in 2016, she was fleeing domestic violence from the father of her two children.This building, which she has seen morph into a dilapidated, rundown structure, was on Thursday ravaged by a fire…
31 Aug 4PM 3 min

‘Magashule’s political party has nothing to offer’ — Fikile Mbalula

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says there is nothing new about Ace Magashule’s political party.Magashule launched the African Congress for Transformation (ACT) on Wednesday in Soweto.Mbalula says Magashule’s party has nothing to offer.The ANC secretary-general was speaking at the National Union of Mineworkers executive committee meeting on Wednesday.
30 Aug 9AM 2 min

'A new ship of freedom' — Magashule launches political party 

Former ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has a new ace up his sleeve called the African Congress for Transformation. Magashule announced his new political party in Soweto on Wednesday.The party includes former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemza among other former ANC members. 
30 Aug 7AM 2 min

'We need to challenge toxic masculinity' - Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says men need to end toxic masculinity and treat women with respect, recognition and equality. Ramaphosa was speaking at an engagement on the prevention and combating of gender-based violence and femicide that was part of the Presidential Young Men and Boys Indaba in Soweto.
29 Aug 10AM 2 min

Meyiwa died from contact shot, says pathologist  

Forensics pathologist Dr Johannes Steenekamp told the Pretoria high court on Tuesday that Senzo Meyiwa’s wound was consistent with a contact shot which suggested the gun was on his body when it was fired. Steenekamp, who conducted Meyiwa's postmortem, said the cause of death was consistent with a bullet wound…
29 Aug 9AM 4 min

'We will govern': Malema expects EFF victory in 2024

EFF leader Julius Malema is not settling for anything below 50% in next year's elections. The party commanded 10.80% in the 2019 national elections, an increase from 6.35% in 2014. Malema said he is gearing up to represent South Africa as the government at the Brics summit next year and…
28 Aug 6AM 3 min

There's a deliberate attempt to make democratic state fail, says Mbeki

There’s no accident involved in the failure of embattled state institutions, says Thabo Mbeki. The former president was speaking at Unisa, where he is the chancellor, about state of the country on Thursday. He commented on state institutions such as Eskom, the police and Transnet  Mbeki said there are greedy…
25 Aug 8AM 2 min

Same old, same old: Mbeki pours cold water on multiparty charter

Nothing new will come out of the multiparty charter, says former president Thabo Mbeki. Parties including the DA, IFP, FF+, ActionSA, Spectrum National Party, United Independent Movement and Independent South African National Civic Organisation seek to topple the governing ANC in next year's elections. They plan to work together to…
25 Aug 7AM 2 min
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