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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...
PARLIAMENT, June 6 - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday failed to pitch for a briefing to Parliament's justice portfolio committee due to a family emergency, but MPs were not happy with an eleventh-hour notification or the fact that she did not send her deputy to account to them. Mkhwebane was meant to answer questions about allegations she made appointments...
JOHANNESBURG, August 6 - Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela on Monday had the institution's flag at half mast in honour of Khensani Maseko, allegedly committed suicide after she was raped by her boyfriend. The 23-year-old student, who was allegedly raped by her then-boyfriend in May, was found dead at her family home in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon. It is thought that...
JOHANNESBURG April 29 (ANA) - The African National Congress on Sunday wished former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda a happy 94th birthday. "We shall always be grateful of your indomitable contribution towards the struggles of our people against imperialism and colonialism," ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said in a statement. "On this memorable day, we recall with fondness and admiration your heroic...
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...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Police minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday welcomed the conviction of former Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Arno Lamoer saying the judgement would instil confidence in the country’s criminal justice system. "The conviction sends a strong message that no one is above the law. It also instils confidence in the country's criminal justice system that criminals will face the might of the...
RUSTENBURG, March 16 - The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday said it was confident that its members would vote against a motion of no confidence against North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo. "We are confident that our Members of Provincial Legislature (MPLs), as deployees of the ANC will vote against such a motion against our democratically elected premier of Bokone Bophirima...
PRETORIA, 25 February - Suspended deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, is expected to be grilled on Monday at the Mokgoro inquiry over decisions she made during her tenure as head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Some of her decisions were scorned by the courts. Jiba and her colleague advocate Lawrence Mrwebi are the subjects of a...
JOHANNESBURG,  February 26 (ANA) - Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Monday said there was a need to look at VAT - which was increased last week to 15 percent - with a view of zero-rating more foodstuffs and basic necessities. The premier made his remarks during his state of the province address in which he acknowledged that the price of...
Zodidi Mhlana More than three years after Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down, police minister Fikile Mbalula has said that investigation into his murder was still continuing. Mbalula said that he was given an update on the murder case during a recent meeting he had with the Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole. “Due to heightened public interest...

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