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JOHANNESBURG – The African News Agency (ANA) on Friday announced the appointment of Vasantha Angamuthu as its chief executive (CEO). Angamuthu has worked as chief strategy officer (CSO) for Independent Media since 2014. Her achievements included the implementation of the digital-first, print-best strategy, the consolidation and redesign of Independent Media’s newspaper titles, and driving Media for Social Change projects including the...
JOHANNESBURG, March 6 - Indian tax inspectors on Tuesday raided properties owned by the Gupta family on suspicion they were bringing money into their native country, an official said. The Times of India quoted Amrendra Kumar, a senior income tax official in India's Uttar Pradesh state, as saying the Gupta brothers - Ajay, Atul and Rajesh - were suspected of...
CAPE TOWN, February 14 - Challenges around water management in South Africa were already significant and the resource’s scarcity was the biggest risk to South Africa's growth and development. This is according to Trevor Balzer, the national department of water and sanitation (DWS) deputy director-general for strategic emergency projects, during a presentation on Wetlands at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens recently. Balzer...
JOHANNESBURG, July 7 - Deputy President David Mabuza is on Saturday, expected to welcome 260 Cuban-trained medical students back to South Africa. The reception ceremony will be held at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Mabuza is the chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa, which looks into issues of human capital and skills development in the country,...
JOHANNESBURG, August 10 - The Department of Home Affairs on Friday said it was experiencing system downtime due to a power supply outage at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) which was affecting all offices across the country. “Offices are unable to render all services due to HANIS, National Population Register and Live Capture systems that are not working. All...
PIETERMARITZBURG, 19 October - KwaZulu-Natal officials on Friday, expressed concern over the repeated break-ins at the South African Police Service (SAPS) crime intelligence unit offices in Pietermaritzburg. Electronic equipment was stolen when the unit’s offices were broken into five times over the past few weeks. Pietermaritzburg Central Police spokesperson Captain Khosi Khonjelwayo confirmed the break-ins and said an investigation was underway...
CAPE TOWN, November 26 - Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has laid charges against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema with the police and the Equality Court following last week's verbal attacks on him and his family. “The determined defence of corruption and the corrupt, using personal attacks, racism and alleged hate speech is not acceptable and must be challenged,"...
JOHANNESBURG, October 4 - South Africa's two-day jobs summit running to Friday should address "job-destroying’ policies such as the government's plans to amend the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land with compensation, the Institute of Race Relations said on Thursday. President Cyril Ramaphosa has convened the summit as South Africa grapples with stubbornly high unemployment, currently at 27.2 percent...
JOHANNESBURG, February 16 - Eskom's head of generation Matshela Koko, who was suspended earlier this month over allegations of graft, has submitted his resignation, the power utility confirmed on Friday. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phase confirmed that Koko had submitted a resignation letter but the power utility was still in discussion over whether to accept it. "I can confirm that Eskom has received...
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...


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