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JOHANNESBURG, December 14 - No load shedding is expected over the weekend, according to state-owned power utility Eskom. Load shedding was terminated in all areas by 11pm on Friday night after a drop in demand and generating units returning as scheduled, Eskom said in a statement. "The demand for electricity is expected to reduce significantly during the long weekend. In addition,...
By: IOL CAPE TOWN - Adriaan Basson, is it time to see Koos Bekker in an Orange Suit? Adriaan Basson, the editor-in-chief of News24, recently published a piece suggesting the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) should criminally prosecute those private sector executives, who appear to be implicated in some form of criminal misconduct at the helm of their corporations. It’s not a...
Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The MKMVA has on Thursday, congratulated Geoff Makhubo on his election as the ANC mayor of Johannesburg. This comes after Makhubo won the vote on Wednesday by a comfortable margin. "In my capacity as President of MKMVA I extend my warm congratulations to comrade Goeff Makhubo, who is also the Chairperson of the Johannesburg Region of the ANC, for...
JOHANNESBURG, November 26  - The Federation of Unions of South Africa has urged the government to speedily enact a Femicide Act as promised by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a summit on gender-based violence (GBV) last year and to upgrade the current system of sexual offences courts to fully fledged specialised high courts that will deal speedily and effectively with...
JOHANNESBURG, November 23 - Government fully recognises ratings agency S&P Global’s assessment of the problems and opportunities facing South Africa, and remains committed to placing public finances on a sustainable path while aiming for inclusive economic growth, the National Treasury said on Saturday. Government had noted S&P Global’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long-term foreign currency debt rating at "BB"...
DURBAN, November 23 - KwaZulu-Natal disaster management teams have been deployed by cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka in the wake of a tornado which struck the Utrecht area in the eMadlangeni local municipality in the Amajuba district at about 7pm on Friday night, the Cogta department said. "Disaster management teams were swift to respond to this...
JOHANNESBURG, November 21 - Old Mutual Limited has apologised for the delay in paying out a funeral claim by the Mtshali family in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal which led to two members taking the body of the deceased to the company's offices in a show of protest. A video that went viral on social media showed the two women bring the corpse,...
Soweto - Hundreds gathered at the citizens dialogue in Soweto on Sunday in support of Sekunjalo Independent Media Chairman Dr Iqbal Survé and the staff of Independent Media. This follows the Public Investment Corporation lodging an application to liquidate Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM), a special purpose holding company set up in 2013 to buy out Independent Media SA from its...
JOHANNESBURG- The Free State provincial government in partnership with the Central University of Technology (CUT), will host the 4th Industrial Revolution Conference. The conference which will be taking place from the 28 - 29 in Bloemfontein, will be clearly focusing on 4IR technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Robotics and...
DURBAN, November 14 – Those working in the local government sphere must “think differently” in order to harness development opportunities in an environment of limited policy choices and public resources, South Africa’s cooperative governance minister has told an internatioanl gathering of local government leaders. “We must therefore think differently, and not subject the development of local economies to financial and...


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