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Mantsha's appointment as Denel board chair seen as continuation of 'takeover' – Saloojee

2019-03-20 22:12

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard how the appointment of Daniel Mantsha in 2015 as chairperson of Denel, the state arms manufacturer, was a continuation of a "takeover" of the company.

Farmworkers protest at Parliament for moratorium on evictions

2019-03-20 21:57

Over 200 farmworkers have marched to Parliament to hand over a memorandum demanding an immediate moratorium on farm evictions, an urgent meeting with the minister of rural development and a task team to address farm evictions.

Magashule hits out at 'reckless' Letsatsi-Duba over election list tampering claim

2019-03-20 20:11

Photos of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule circulating on social media and in governing party circles have led to accusations that the organisation's national and provincial lists for the 2019 elections have been tampered with.

 
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Don't panic, you can't be blacklisted for e-tolls

2019-03-20 21:28

The Credit Bureau Association says any information relating to e-tolls /Sanral which has been inadvertently loaded onto a consumer profile will be removed.

Packham case: Broken axe wrapped in linen was not hidden away, police were hostile - defence

2019-03-20 20:32

Detectives had a target on Rob Packham's back from the start of their investigation into the murder of his wife, Gill, and did not establish a proper basis for his arrest, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

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New NDPP directorate demonstrates ANC's commitment to fighting corruption, party says

2019-03-20 21:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa's proclamation establishing an investigative directorate in the Office of the NDPP demonstrates the ANC's "seriousness in uprooting all forms of corruption through tangible action", the party has said.

Ramaphosa makes good on NDPP directorate promise, DA calls move smoke and mirrors

2019-03-20 19:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made good on one of his promises in the most recent State of the Nation Address by proclaiming the investigating directorate in the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Sunday Times stripped of journalism award for Cato Manor 'death squad' reporting

2019-03-20 18:54

Conveners of the prestigious Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism have withdrawn awards given to three Sunday Times journalists for their Cato Manor killings reports due to elements of the story being called into question.

Pippie’s mom talks about her family’s dark time: 'To him, it felt as if he’d lost his mom... and in a way, he did'

2019-03-20 13:47

More than six years after Pippie Kruger suffered a devastating burn accident, Anicè has finally realised what a huge impact the tragedy has also had on her son, Arno.

Suzanne Daniels accepts 'guilt' for wasting public money while at Eskom

2019-03-20 15:47

Former Eskom legal head Suzanne Daniels has admitted it was wrong for her to sign off on the payment of legal fees for then chairperson Ben Ngubane in a matter relating to his time at the SABC.

Eskom in urgent talks with Petro SA to speed up delivery of critical diesel shipment

2019-03-20 17:57

Eskom is in talks with Petro SA to accelerate the offloading of a shipment of diesel in a bid to ease the need for load shedding. The shipment was expected to arrive earlier this week and been in use by Thursday - and the need for load shedding depends on when it comes.

Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding? Here's what you need to know

2019-03-20 16:57

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told South Africa on Tuesday about the seriousness of the power crisis facing Eskom, saying it will be a "huge struggle to overcome". This as Fin24 revealed on Tuesday that government and Eskom officials were planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding to stave off a national blackout.

Mkhwebane lays charges against Minister of State Security

2019-03-20 15:03

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has opened criminal charges against Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba over her alleged interference with the functioning of the office of the Public Protector.

Die Stem sung at music festival in Europe

2019-03-20 11:54

The old South African anthem has been sung at a singing festival reportedly attended by right-wing nationalist groups in Belgium.

Celebrating 365 days of Hope – micro-premature baby turns 1

2019-03-20 08:23

In her pink fairy princess birthday outfit, miracle baby Hope Daniels was the belle of her birthday ball when she returned to Netcare Kuils River Hospital to celebrate her milestone.

WATCH: Get lost in these magical forests of SA

2019-03-20 11:40

Whether you want to see some wildlife or looking for the perfect picnic spot, these South African forests will transport you to a different world.

This campaign is aimed at increasing ocean protection in SA to 10% - how you can contribute

2019-03-20 10:30

After declaring 5% of South Africa's ocean as marine protected areas, WILDOCEANS is looking for a new campaign to meet the country international obligation to protect 10% by 2020.

AfriForum takes on MTN over stance on apartheid denialist Steve Hofmeyr

2019-03-19 20:16

AfriForum has declared a dispute and launched a public campaign against MTN over its alleged "racist action" after the company pulled out of Afrikaans is Groot due to Steve Hofmeyr’s involvement in the show.

Stage 4 load shedding to continue on Wednesday

2019-03-19 20:24

Eskom has announced in a power alert that stage 4 load shedding will again be implemented on Wednesday as it continues to battle a shortage of available capacity.

ANALYSIS: Load shedding - worse than we thought and here to stay

2019-03-19 22:00

“How long? Frankly…I can’t tell you when it will end...we’ll have a better idea in ten days, two weeks’ time,” says a senior government official on Eskom's power crisis that has led to several days of rotational load shedding.

Home owners urged to monitor security systems during load shedding

2019-03-19 17:43

Home owners are being urged to test their security systems as a matter of urgency and to pay particular attention to the battery back-up systems during load shedding periods.

Deadline to recoup PIC investment in AYO extended to 60 days

2019-03-19 19:54

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission and the Public Investment Corporation have reached an agreement to extend the deadline for the asset manager to recoup the R4.3bn it invested in AYO.

Four key things to know from Steinhoff's briefing to Parliament

2019-03-19 18:18

From naming former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste as one of eight executives implicated in the PwC forensic report, to arguments around who can have access to the 15 000-page document, here are four things to know from Steinhoff's first appearance before Parliament in 2019.

IEC 'not competent' to deal with ANC's Life Esidimeni billboard complaint

2019-03-20 19:54

The Electoral Commission of SA's chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says it has no competence to deal with the ANC’s complaint against the DA’s Life Esidimeni election campaign billboard.

Sans Souci slap: Mom claims R150 000 in damages

2019-03-20 19:43

The mother of a former Sans Souci Girls' High School pupil slapped by her Afrikaans teacher during a physical altercation has lodged an Equality Court claim for damages amounting to R150 000.

State capture inquiry: 'I looked Tony Gupta in the eyes and said I don't take money' - ex Denel boss

2019-03-20 18:39

Former Denel group CEO Riaz Saloojee has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that he was shocked when Tony Gupta allegedly attempted to offer him money.

Police nab man for murder, rape of Sebokeng girls, aged 9 and 13

2019-03-20 18:11

Police investigating the rape of two young girls and the murder of one of them, have arrested a 22-year-old man in Sebokeng in the Sedibeng District.

Ramaphosa sharpens Batohi's bite, proclaims NDPP Investigating Direcorate

2019-03-20 15:16

President Ramaphosa has proclaimed the establishment of the Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

NUM says meeting with Ramaphosa 'productive', but march against Eskom unbundling will go ahead

2019-03-20 16:03

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will go ahead with a planned march to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House this month to protest the unbundling of Eskom.

Pitch Black Afro murder case: Pathologist to testify in bail hearing on Monday

2019-03-20 14:05

The inability of a State pathologist to testify in the bail hearing of murder accused Thulani Ngcobo, popularly known as Pitch Black Afro, has delayed the matter – again.

Holomisa wants closer scrutiny of the PIC's unlisted portfolio

2019-03-20 13:47

The UDM leader has questioned the Public Investment Corporation's funding of companies linked to its former directors, calling for closer scrutiny of the corporation’s unlisted portfolio.

BRICS bank to lend Eskom billions to alleviate pressure on SA grid

2019-03-20 13:02

The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as R11.2bn ($780 million) at current exchange rates to Eskom for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing South African power utility battles to keep power supply steady.

Jackson Mthembu confirms his eldest daughter has died

2019-03-20 08:18

The ANC chief whip has taken to Twitter to share the news that his daughter, 25, has died.

Foreign direct investment into SA jumps to 5 year high

2019-03-20 12:38

Foreign direct investment into South Africa jumped to a five-year high in 2018 as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract $100 billion of investment over five years gathered pace.

#Loadshedding: 'What if there's no power to charge my car?' - SA motorists remain sceptical about electric vehicles - Poll

2019-03-20 11:40

With ongoing load-shedding, we asked our readers if they would consider purchasing an electric car in South Africa.

SAHRC endorses Kathrada Foundation's app for reporting racism

2019-03-20 07:34

Reporting racism is now only a few taps away after the Zimele Racism Reporting App, aimed at allowing citizens to report discriminatory incidents, was launched.

'I don't have my normal life anymore' - load shedding has South Africans fuming

2019-03-20 06:18

South Africans are fuming after Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said there was no magic formula to solve the current load shedding crisis in the country.

Government 'fumbling in the dark' for solutions to Eskom crisis – DA

2019-03-20 05:31

A media briefing on Eskom has only confirmed that the power utility is on the verge of collapse and that this will have a devastating impact on the country, says the DA.

Battle for Bo-Kaap: Heritage protection rules another step closer

2019-03-19 19:59

The report to declare Bo-Kaap a heritage protection overlay zone has been finalised and will be sent to the City of Cape Town's council for approval on March 28.

No end in sight for load shedding: The power crisis in numbers

2019-03-20 05:01

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told a media briefing on Tuesday that government and Eskom are doing the best they can to solve the load shedding crisis. These are all the key numbers you should know.

Load shedding 'sabotage': Crime intelligence investigating Eskom power woes

2019-03-19 17:55

The police’s crime intelligence unit is investigating whether the rolling electricity blackouts are the result of sabotage by Eskom employees, sources tell News24.

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