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JOHANNESBURG, February 08 - Civil society grouping Section 27 and union Solidarity who represent some of the families of the mentally ill patients who died after the botched transfer from Life Esidimeni facilities into the care of ill-equipped non-governmental organisations across Gauteng, have agreed with the State that families will receive R200,000 as compensation. Section 27 legal representative, Advocate Adila...
JOHANNESBURG, August 8 - Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko, who committed suicide after she was raped, will be buried on Women's Day in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko, 23, a final year BA student, was found dead at her family home in Alberton, Johannesburg five days ago. Maseko had suffered depression after she was raped, allegedly by a boyfriend who is also a...
PARLIAMENT, April 18 (ANA) - An Eskom executive on Wednesday told MPs former chief executive officers have previously given her instructions not to cut power to municipalities defaulting on its debt to the power utility because it would not go down well with voters.   Ayanda Noah​, group executive for customer services, was briefing Parliament's portfolio committee on public enterprises on...
Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- International Women's Day was first celebrated in 1911 and its centenary was celebrated in 2011. This year we're celebrating the 107th International Women's Day. This year International Women's Day theme, which is on the 08th of March, is: "Time is now, Rural and Urban activists transforming women's lives". The Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC called on all women to rise on...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15 - The South Gauteng High Court on Thursday granted former Johannesburg mayor, Parks Tau, leave to appeal its ruling on the defamation case filed by the present mayor Herman Mashaba. Judge Van der Linde granted Tau leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal on the grounds that “there is reasonable prospect that another court could...
JOHANNESBURG, August 2 - Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday announced that the City had created "109,000 new jobs in the first two quarters of 2018 and reduced the expanded unemployment rate from 32.3% to 30.8%". Mashaba said the development was first reported in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Stats SA earlier this week. "Unfortunately, this growth in Johannesburg has taken...
DURBAN, November 27 - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development, Sihle Zikalala, said on Tuesday that 15 out of 46 investment commitments mentioned by President Cyril Ramaphosa recently were packaged by KZN and their net effect would see R25.5 billion out of R110 billion destined for the province. Speaking during a media briefing in Pietermaritzburg, Zikalala said KZN investors had also...
JOHANNESBURG, October 12 - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Friday signed the settlement agreement with the minister of social development and the management of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to officially suspend its workers' strike at the grants agency after parties agreed to work on a solution to end the conflict. This comes...
CAPE TOWN, November 15 - The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has banned the media from photographing the accused "at this stage" in the case against three men accused of the murder of top criminal defence advocate Pete Mihalik. Magistrate Greg Jacobs turned down applications from several media houses to film proceedings and photograph the accused, Sizwe Biyela, 26, Nkosinathi Khumalo,...
Staff Reporter  JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress (ANC) has prioritised the lowering of mobile data and is also concerned about the negative impact that high cost of data services has on ordinary South Africans. The ANC believes that as a result of the high cost of data, the majority of South Africans are unable to enjoy the benefits of the digital economy. "The ANC...


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