JOHANNESBURG, April 13 - Google, the American multinational technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, this week revealed that Julian Assange, Elliot Moyo, Sjava and Lady Zamar were among the top searches. "Wikileaks founder, the death of the resurrected, and local music industry’s secret romance all captivated South African citizens this week," Google said in a statement. The tech company said...
JOHANNESBURG, April 12 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect. In a statement on Friday morning the Presidency said the new members of the board will serve the unexpired term of office of the members who resigned from the SABC...
DURBAN, April 1 - The South African Post Office said on Monday it was introducing measures to streamline investigations into possible card fraud affecting SASSA grant beneficiaries. The organisation's general manager for security and investigations, Vossie Vos, said the post office and SASSA treated allegations of fraud as "extremely important" and all were handled "on an urgent basis". "The SA Post...
JOHANNESBURG, April 1 - The South African Weather Service (SAWS) on Monday warned that severe thunderstorms have been observed over the eastern parts of Johannesburg in the Kempton Park area, resulting in heavy downpours that could lead to localised flooding in places. Motorists were advised to obey local authorities and follow instructions from emergency personnel. (ANA)
CAPE TOWN, March 29 - Cabinet this week discussed Eskom's financial woes and is looking at ways of giving further support to the troubled power utility, according to a statement released on Friday. "Cabinet also dealt with the financial situation of Eskom. Further options are being considered to support the power utility," Cabinet said, without providing further details. It noted that...
DURBAN, March 28 - The Public Servants Association (PSA) said late on Thursday night that a strike by majority PSA affiliated members at the country's tax collector was legal and would continue. PSA and NEHAWU members employed by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) started striking early in the day at dozens of SARS branches countrywide, demanding higher salaries. In a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 28 - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars). President Cyril Ramaphosa made the appointment on the recommendation of a selection panel which was chaired by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. His appointment is effective from May 1. "This is a step...
JOHANNESBURG, March 25 - The council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson following the removal of convicted fraudster Rubben Mahlaloga. Icasa said Modimoeng's appointment followed a special council meeting held Monday as mandated by the provisions of section 5 of the ICASA Act of 2000, which provides for the appointment...
Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG - Zion Christian Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane has on Tuesday officially opened the newly refurbished Marobathota High School and Evelyn Lekganyane Clinic in Boyne outside Polokwane. According to the church the school has been upgraded to include a computer lab, biology lab and a hostel amongst others. Lekganyane was accompanied by President Cyril Ramaphosa who said: "It is a great honour...
JOHANNESBURG, March 19 - South Africa's state-owned electricity company Eskom continued implementing rolling blackouts on Tuesday as its crippled generating units struggled to supply enough power in a crisis likely to further hurt the ailing economy. In its latest statement Eskom said it was implementing "stage 2" loadshedding until 9 am on Tuesday morning, which effectively involves suppressing 2,000 MW of demand...
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