By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- After being given notice that the City of Johannesburg has until Friday, 10 July to pass the city’s budget after failing twice to do so, COJ sat on Thursday to approve the budget. This came after the city failed twice last week to adopt the budget for a number of reasons that included legal and consultative considerations. The City...
By: Staff Reporter The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has on Thursday, dipped their revolutionary banner in remembering one of their greatest heroes. A young soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), comrade Ashley James Kriel, who was killed by the apartheid regime today 33 years ago, on the 9th of July 1987. Comrade Ashley Kriel was born on the 17th...
DURBAN, June 29 - South African political party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has issued a statement on Monday condemning taxi associations' plans to overlook the Covid-19 regulation of physical distancing and operate at 100% capacity. This comes after the government denied the associations' request to increase its Covid-19 financial relief for the industry to R 20,000 per taxi. "In essence,...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has on Wednesday expressed its angered by the continuing delays in the promotion of members of the former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), and other Non-Statutory Forces (NSF) members, to senior ranks in the South African Police Service. According to the MKMVA, this is a matter that has now been dragging on...
PRETORIA, May 23 - President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7pm on Sunday evening on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Presidency said. The president’s address follows recent meetings of Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council, and the President’s Coordinating Council, which considered the prospects for the country’s progression...
By: Independent Media Durban - Sassa has apologised to grantees after a glitch in the payment system left hundreds unable to collect their monies today. According to Sassa director of communications and marketing, Sandy Godlwana, they were able to identify and resolve the glitch. "Funds will now be released to beneficiaries’ accounts this afternoon after 3pm and can even be accessed from...
By: Independent Media JOHANNESBURG- The knives are out for ANC regional Chairperson and opposition leader Dr Kgosi Maepa following an unfavourable high court ruling against the decision to dissolve council. Some councillors within the party have expressed deep-seated anger about Maepa’s leadership, accusing him of having kept them in the dark regarding the decision to put Tshwane under administration. They were also unhappy...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has expressed its anger by the very personal attacks that have been directed at Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for having announced the decisions of the National Corona Virus Command Council (NCVCC), in relation to the eased regulations around the Level 4 lockdown. Minister Dlamini-Zuma has in particular been attacked for having...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has condemned with disgust the attacks levelled against Minister Dlamini-Zuma. "The ANCWL respects the freedom of speech, but however we cannot be silent when other people are spitting their misogynists and racists venom bile on Minister Dlamini-Zuma disguising under the right to freedom of speech", the ANCWL said in a...
By: Attie van Nel Being connected by DNA, heritage and destiny to those Bronville “drunkards”, I wish to assure the Mayor that the lockdown regulations saw to it that the Coloureds who are responding to his demeaning characterisation are, at least momentarily, all sober. I believe our collective disgust at the sheer multiplicity of breaches committed by this clearly unfit public representative...
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