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Jacob Zuma still people’s favourite choice of leader

Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Mmusi Maimane, Helen Zille and John Steenhuisen rank as the top politicians in the country, according to a recent polling. The IRR says President Ramaphosa and EFF leader Malema are the only politicians doing well and who could grow their support even more. According…
29 Nov 2023 9AM 2 min

“The people of Palestine will rise again” — political parties, trade unions and civil society march in solidarity with

Political parties, trade unions and members of the public marched from the Johannesburg CBD to Constitution Hill on Wednesday in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The world marked International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People on Wednesday amid Israel's war with Hamas.ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula told marchers Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
29 Nov 2023 9AM 6 min

All talk of racism is by politicians excusing their failures: IRR study

The Institute of Race Relations’ (IRR) data suggests “all talk of racism and colonialism is by politicians trying to find excuses for their failures”. About 67% of participants in a recent study voted in favour, saying politicians use racism and colonialism as a cover up for their failures. Hermann Pretorius,…
29 Nov 2023 6AM 2 min

'It could have been avoided' - Amcu on Impala mine accident 

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says an accident that claimed the lives of 11 workers and left 75 others injured at Impala platinum mine in Rustenburg on Monday could have been avoided. Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said such a mechanical fault should have been addressed/avoided  with regular maintenance. …
28 Nov 2023 9AM 4 min

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture announces new awards for creative sector

Minister of sports, arts and culture Zizi Kodwa has announced new awards for the creative industry. Kodwa was briefing the media on Tuesday.He says the awards ceremony will be held in towards the end of March or early April next year.  Meanwhile, the minister has appointed an independent board for Netball…
28 Nov 2023 5AM 5 min

Power manipulation? Schedules don’t correspond with cuts, say experts

Energy analysts say we’re experiencing higher stages of load-shedding than what Eskom announces. They cite municipalities adding more hours to Eskom schedules so that stage 6 may be a stage 8 when municipalities add their hours. Chris Yelland, Lungile Maskele and Liziwe McDaid say the schedules don’t align with what…
27 Nov 2023 1PM 6 min

Mbalula backtracks on ending load-shedding by December

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula on Monday backtracked on his claim that load-shedding would end next month. A few months ago, on several occasions, Mbalula was adamant load-shedding would end by December. In January, during the ANC’s 111th anniversary celebrations, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced five “urgent priorities to put citizens first”…
27 Nov 2023 9AM 3 min

Prison warder explains scuffle with accused in Meyiwa trial

A scuffle ensued between a prison warder and some of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial during a tea break at the Pretoria high court on Monday. It is alleged the scuffle began after some of the accused failed to follow instructions given by warder Vusi Jele, who instructed them…
27 Nov 2023 7AM 5 min

Ramaphosa a sheep among wolves, says Fikile Mbalula

“President Cyril Ramaphosa is a sheep in the midst of wolves in the ANC, sometimes I wish to ruffle him up”, says ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula believes his party leader is too much of a good person and said it sometimes frustrates him).  “He is a good and kindhearted…
27 Nov 2023 6AM 3 min

Joburg EMS recovers unidentified woman's body at Klip River

Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) says its members have recovered the body of an unidentified woman at the Klip River.Media liaison Xolile Khumalo says the emergency services are uncertain whether it is one of the bodies of two young people who drowned in the river. 
22 Nov 2023 6AM 1 min

Take their salaries, committee suggests for EFF MPs who ‘threatened Ramaphosa'

The committee investigating the conduct of EFF MPs who stormed the stage in parliament during the state of the nation address (Sona) in February wants the party members to apologise, be banned from parliament and not receive their salaries. If the recommendations succeed, EFF leader Julius Malema, deputy leader Floyd…
22 Nov 2023 5AM 6 min

'Stay hydrated', says Johannesburg EMS as heatwave melts Gauteng

Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) say residents must stay hydrated and avoid sitting, standing and playing in the sun.Gauteng is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures predicted to reach a high of 32ºC on Wednesday.Joburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said residents should avoid direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm The South African Weather…
22 Nov 2023 4AM 2 min

Joburg City council elects AIC’s Margaret Arnolds as new speaker 

Margaret Arnolds from the African Independent Congress (AIC) was elected unopposed as the City of Johannesburg’s new speaker of council during an extraordinary sitting on Monday. The position became vacant after the axing of Colleen Makhubele, whose membership in COPE was terminated last week. 
21 Nov 2023 4AM 4 min

Angered Malema, EFF members and lawyer Ngcukaitobi walk out of Sona hearing

EFF leader Julius Malema, other EFF leadership and their legal counsel led by advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi walked out during parliamentary proceedings on Monday. Some of the party's MPs are in hot water after storming the stage at the state of the nation address earlier this year while president Cyril Ramaphosa…
20 Nov 2023 7AM 6 min
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