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LIVE: Gordhan tells #StateCaptureInquiry of attempts to force him to 'resign' as finance minister

2018-11-20 13:00

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan continues with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture after scratching the surface in detailing incidents of malfeasance within government.

'I did not like BLF tweet dissing Gordhan' - Mboweni insists

37 minutes ago

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied liking a tweet by Black First Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp that is highly critical of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Court prevents Eskom from cutting off Musina's electricity

40 minutes ago

The Limpopo town of Musina won't be left in the dark after Eskom has been interdicted from cutting or interrupting the power supply because the municipality owes the utility money.

New stage 8 load shedding 'nothing to panic about', says Eskom

51 minutes ago

The power utility has expanded its load shedding plan to eight stages - allowing for up to 8 000 MW to be shed from the national grid - but a spokesperson says the risk of stages 5-8 being implemented is "very low".

 
PROTESTING AGAINST PRAVIN:

PROTESTING AGAINST PRAVIN:  While Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much-awaited testimony at the state capture inquiry, the EFF protested outside the venue. (Lerato Sejake, News24)

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John Block heading to prison for corruption after ConCourt dismisses appeal bid

2018-11-20 11:21

The fate of former ANC big wig John Block has been sealed as the highest court in the country ruled that he will this week have to hand himself over to begin his prison sentence.

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Mandoza Foundation giving cancer patients a ray of hope

2018-11-20 12:06

The Mandoza Foundation in partnership with a nonprofit organisation, The Hand Out Foundation, recently raised funds for cancer patients at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

A hack job? Did Mboweni like BLF's anti-Gordhan tweet?

2018-11-20 07:55

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has seemingly liked a tweet by Black First Land First's Lindsay Maasdorp which is highly critical of Pravin Gordhan - but his spokesperson says he may have been hacked.

New toilet can save 30% of water and 30% of consumers' water bills

2018-11-20 07:33

South Africa has developed a revolutionary new toilet that uses less than two litres of water for a full flush – saving around 700 litres of water a person every month.

Ramaphosa's Bosasa windfall would have been above board had Party Funding Bill been enacted

2018-11-20 06:02

The R500 000 donation President Cyril Ramaphosa received from multi-services company Bosasa would have been above board if the Party Funding Bill was enacted.

DA in Limpopo in panic mode after move to oust it from political power

2018-11-19 22:55

The DA in Limpopo is in panic mode after a move to oust it from political power at the Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality through two separate motions of no confidence filed by the ANC and EFF.

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

2018-11-20 07:33

More than two dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute.

8 things to know about Gordhan's first day at the state capture inquiry

2018-11-19 22:18

Denel, nuclear, hiring and firing all made an appearance in Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan's first day of testimony. Here is a roundup of eight key themes that emerged.

Debit order fraud: Consumers 'frustrated' and 'annoyed' with banks

2018-11-19 21:40

Fin24 users speak of their frustrations with banks, calling for a crackdown on debit order fraud that sees payments they didn't authorise being deducted from their bank accounts each month.

US blacklists South African man for helping North Korea evade sanctions and purchase oil

2018-11-19 19:29

The US Treasury has placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases.

Patel: I declined several invites from the Guptas

2018-11-19 15:12

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says he declined several invitations from the Guptas, including one to attend the now-infamous wedding at Sun City in 2013.

WATCH: 'Pravin lied to our people' – EFF

2018-11-19 13:28

While Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much-awaited testimony at the state capture inquiry in Johannesburg, the EFF made its presence known, protesting outside the venue.

WATCH: 'WMC agent' Pravin Gordhan not fit to hold office - BLF

2018-11-19 13:59

While Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much-awaited testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg, some Black First Land First members have demonstrated outside the building. Watch.

Nude awakening: Drama over 'CCTV camera' in Woolies change room

2018-11-19 10:40

Retailer Woolworths has come under fire for seemingly having CCTV cameras in its change rooms at a major KZN shopping centre.

Momentum sticks to its guns despite outrage over R2.4m life policy claim

2018-11-19 13:11

Momentum is sticking to its guns despite outrage over its rejection of a R2.4m life insurance payout for a Durban man who was shot dead, but allegedly did not disclose that he had high blood sugar.

Eskom says no possibility of load shedding on Monday

2018-11-19 10:28

The power utility says there is no immediate possibility of load shedding on Monday morning, after it implemented stage 1 power cuts on Sunday.

Sentencing proceedings to start for Cape Town man who raped girlfriend before she died

2018-11-19 05:20

A man found guilty of raping his girlfriend at a New Year's Eve rave five years ago is expected back in the Western Cape High Court for the start of sentencing proceedings.

Weather Update: No relief yet from the heat in the north west

2018-11-18 18:51

The heatwave will persist over the eastern and north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, Free State and North-West until Monday and Gauteng remains hot.

Cape Town grapples with rising homelessness as economy flags

2018-11-18 22:00

The Safe Space is a pilot facility that provides a secure place for a growing army of destitute in a city that attracts millions of tourists to its beaches, views and Table Mountain.

Could Bosasa payment impact on 2019 elections?

2018-11-18 16:41

How far the possible influence of Bosasa extended following a payment to Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 ANC President campaign remains a key issue and one that could affect voters at the 2019 election, according to one analyst.

'I'm back, and I'm good' – Mabuza speaks after return from sick leave in Russia

2018-11-18 14:37

Deputy President David Mabuza says he is in good health after returning from his trip to Moscow where he sought medical treatment.

Eskom said to base executive restructuring on consultant work

2018-11-18 16:54

Eskom is proposing executive job cuts and a reorganisation of management units in an effort to improve its financial position, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

ANC's Thuma Mina campaign turns violent in Mpumalanga

2018-11-18 13:31

The ANC’s Thuma Mina campaign has taken a violent turn, after three people were stabbed in a clash between party members in Mpumalanga.

WATCH: Mabuza, back from sick leave, campaigns for ANC in Mpumalanga

2018-11-18 11:15

Deputy president David Mabuza has emerged in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga after he went to Russia for a routine medical trip after taking sick leave last month.

City Power responds to Eskom loadshedding

2018-11-18 13:48

Stage 1 rotational loadshedding has been implemented from 12:15 and is likely to continue until 22:00 Sunday to preserve emergency resources, says Eskom.

Ramaphosa thanks South Africans for birthday wishes

2018-11-18 10:01

A beaming President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked South Africans for their 66th birthday wishes, in a video filmed in Ethiopia where he is attending the AU Summit.

'Why are you fighting with the Gupta family?' - A tale of Eskom's capture

2018-11-18 08:03

Former head of generation and once upon a time acting group chief executive at Eskom, Matshela Koko, intervened in a dispute over coal test results, came out to bat for the Gupta team, a forensic report has shown.

SA soldiers to step in and rescue Vaal residents from sewage

2018-11-20 08:17

The SANDF is set to rescue Vaal residents from poor waste management facilities which have caused raw sewage to flood the streets and residents' homes.

Momentum CEO: This is why we were right to reject the R2.4m life policy claim

2018-11-20 11:51

Momentum Life CEO Johann le Roux says that, based on the outrage following the insurance company's rejection of a R2.4m payout, it is clear that the public is not as informed as they would have hoped.

PICS: Jozi loves graffiti

2018-11-20 12:02

There’s graffiti all over Jozi. And Jozi is loving it. In the last decade, the city’s walls – and being Jozi, there are many - have become increasingly embellished.

Missed appointment not enough to refuse refugee asylum - court judgment

2018-11-19 22:49

A man whose father fled Burundi during political turmoil and genocide there in 1994, has been given a fresh start at applying for asylum in South Africa after being embroiled in a dispute with authorities for about a decade over a missed appointment.

Vaal water crisis: 'Why are investigations only beginning now?'

2018-11-19 22:33

The Department of Environmental Affairs has made several submissions to the SA Human Rights Commission inquiry into the water crisis in and around the Vaal River.

New Steinhoff CEO 'largely untainted by the stink' - author of Steinhoff book

2018-11-19 21:57

Danie van der Merwe's decision to step down as Steinhoff's acting CEO is long overdue, James-Brent Styan, author of the book Steinhoff: Inside SA's Biggest Corporate Crash, tells Fin24.

Gordhan and the theatre of the dishonest

2018-11-19 20:23

After Monday's proceedings at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture concluded, the paths of some of the main protagonists involved in the disaster that was capture crossed at the exit door.

OVERVIEW: Denel chair Mantsha launched 'extraordinarily belligerent attacks' on him, says Gordhan #StateCaptureInquiry

2018-11-19 13:00

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has concluded the first day of his much-awaited testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg.

Man arrested for murder of woman whose decomposed body was found in chimney of govt building

2018-11-19 19:19

A man has been arrested for the murder of a woman whose decomposed body was discovered in the chimney of a Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries building in Pretoria last year.

Man guilty of girlfriend's rape at rave facing life in prison

2018-11-19 16:47

A man facing life in prison for the rape of his girlfriend at a rave in Paarl has told the Western Cape High Court that he took drugs for first time on the night of her death.

Sadia Sukhraj's murder accused applies for legal aid attorney

2018-11-19 12:45

The man accused of the murder of Sadia Sukhraj, 9, has made an application for a Legal Aid South Africa lawyer during his brief court appearance.

I will do anything to save the soul of the ANC – Mabuza

2018-11-19 10:00

ANC deputy president David Mabuza has made his first public appearance after returning from Russia where he received a medical check-up.

'Do you want to see Malema behind bars?' – AfriForum Facebook petition

2018-11-19 08:18

Minority rights group AfriForum has posted on Facebook to elicit support from its members to privately prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema.

D-Day for Gordhan: He played 'a pivotal role' to stop Zuptas

2018-11-19 06:00

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has played a crucial role in protecting National Treasury and the fiscus, former colleagues say amidst an EFF campaign to discredit him.

Unions warn SABC: You retrench, we shut you down

2018-11-19 07:36

Unions are threatening to strike until the SABC addresses their concerns, including doing away with retrenchments.

Bosasa saga: DA calls for a full scale investigation

2018-11-18 21:17

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he will be writing to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday to request that he appoints an independent inquiry to fully investigate the Bosasa scandal, which now involves the President and his family.

'Rise in kidnapping of women and children is concerning'

2018-11-18 17:24

An increase in the kidnappings of women and children in Gauteng is concerning, provincial Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said.

These are South Africa’s top 20 restaurants for 2018

2018-11-19 06:30

Food24 Content Producer Katy Rose attended the event and brings us all the results, directly from the audience.

WATCH: Politics unusual as Patricia de Lille forms new party

2018-11-18 16:26

Patricia de Lille will continue her lifelong fight for a just, fair and caring society by forming an as yet unnamed political party, the former mayor of Cape Town announced.

Molefe mum on Zondo commission invite

2018-11-18 15:02

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has not confirmed whether he has been invited to appear before to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

Petrol pain: Govt needs to recoup about R2bn for fuel subsidy

2018-11-18 15:56

The state will likely recoup the R2bn that it subsidised the fuel price with in November over two months rather than taking it all back in December, says an economist.

Family heads to court after man with 51% share of multimillion-rand company dies broke

2018-11-18 12:15

The family of Joseph Madiehe has headed to court after Madiehe, who was a majority shareholder at a multimillion rand company, died a pauper.

Shamila Batohi tipped for NDPP post - report

2018-11-18 10:54

Advocate Shamila Batohi is apparently President Cyril Ramaphosa’s top pick for the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) position, it has been reported.

Mihalik murder: What we know so far

2018-11-18 10:15

Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik was shot dead in broad daylight 19 days ago. Here's what we know so far.

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