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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: 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...
CAPE TOWN, April 6 - The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has increased to 12 and the number of confirmed infections in the country to 1,686 and the death toll from the virus to 12, health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. "Today we are saddened to report another Covid-19 related death," the minister said in a statement. A 57-year-old man in...
JOHANNESBURG, March 5 - A probe into the circumstances around 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi's drowning during a school camp in January has found his Parktown Boys school in Johannesburg negligent if not reckless in how it conducted activities during the outing. The forensic report by attorneys Harris Nupen Molebatsi recommends action against the school's headmaster and teachers who accompanied Grade 8...
JOHANNESBURG, February 15 - Stage three load shedding will be implemented from 9am on Saturday until 5am on Monday, embattled state-owned power utility Eskom said on Saturday morning. "Despite some units having returned to service last night , stage three load shedding will be implemented from 09:00 today to accommodate the shortage of capacity and to replenish emergency reserves,...
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, January 9- South Africa's electricity system remains severely constrained and unpredictable and this will necessitate rolling power cuts until Friday morning, state utility Eskom said on Thursday. In a statement Eskom, which has struggled with breakdowns in its generating units in recent months, said it had lost additional generation capacity overnight with breakdowns of over 14,000 MW. "Our emergency reserves...
DURBAN, January 7 - A message being distributed on social media declaring Limpopo's Vhembe district clear of foot and mouth disease (FMD) is false, according to authorities. "This is fake news and this message should not be shared or distributed any further," said the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development and the FMD task team in a joint...
CAPE TOWN, December 18 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board and management met with Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Pinky Kekana -- who has been delegated oversight of the SABC. In a statement on Tuesday night, the SABC said the purpose of the meeting was to obtain a progress update on various matters, with a key...

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