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Multiparty pact extends invite to other interested parties

The seven opposition political parties of the Multiparty Charter for South Africa have extended an invite to join their coalition pact ahead of the 2024 national elections.According to convention chair Prof William Gumede, they encouraged parties who align with their principles to join. Adding they will be judged objectively.
16 Aug 3PM 4 min

'Moonshot pact' now Multiparty Charter for South Africa

The pact by opposition political parties including the DA, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, United Independent Movement, Spectrum National Party and Isanco, intended to unseat the ANC in the 2024 elections, which was informally known as the “moonshot pact”, has now officially been named the Multiparty Charter for South Africa. This was…
16 Aug 9AM 3 min

Defeat ANC, keep EFF out of power – Steenhuisen on multiparty pact

DA leader John Steenhuisen says the multiparty pact is set to rescue South Africa from the ANC and EFF. He first announced the multiparty pact in April at the DA’s federal congress where he declared the EFF the party's number one enemy. Steenhuisen said the multiparty grouping “will meet at…
14 Aug 8AM 2 min

Taps may be dry but ANC delivered: Mbalula hails party for service delivery

You may not have water but you have a tap in your yard delivered by the ANC, says party secretary-general Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula hailed the ANC for service delivery progress since taking control of the country. He detailed what the party has delivered, including RDP houses, school nutrition and the…
14 Aug 6AM 2 min

Legal expert weigh in on Jacob Zuma's special remission

Legal experts shared their reaction to the news, with one saying there was nothing unusual about the decision, though it was open to speculation that it was done to benefit the former president. Lawyer Julian Knight said there was “no proof the remission was given to benefit” Zuma and his…
11 Aug 9AM 2 min

'It's over and it is a relief' — City of Cape Town on resolution of taxi strike 

Executive mayor of Cape Town Geordin Hill-Lewis, Western Cape premier Alan Winde and representatives of the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in the Western Cape, briefed the media on Friday morning on the resolution of the minibus taxi strike. Hill-Lewis says the extension of negotiations with Santaco were unnecessary as…
11 Aug 7AM 5 min

Jacob Zuma released on special remission after quick stop at Estcourt prison

he department of correctional services has confirmed former president Jacob Zuma reported to Estcourt prison on Friday and a “remission process has been effected”. Correctional services commissioner Makgothi Thobakgale revealed this decision in a press briefing held with justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola.
11 Aug 3AM 3 min

State failed to hold taxi industry accountable: Expert

Blockaded roads, vehicles stoned and burnt and threats. This is what Cape Town residents have been subjected to in the past few days during the taxi strike. This type of violence has become a norm in protests, particularly when the taxi industry is unhappy and pulls its vehicles off the…
8 Aug 1PM 5 min

Transport minister slams City of Cape Town for 'illegal' bylaws during taxi strike

Transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says the City of Cape Town has “overreached” and “extended” legislation that already exists by adding a sanction that does not exist in the legislation on the taxi industry. Chikunga said the two acts, namely the National Land Transport Act and National Road Transport Act, are…
8 Aug 9AM 5 min

Police service opens 10,000 job posts

The South African Police Service has advertised 10,000 entry level police trainee positions for the 2024/2025 intake. Successful candidates will be employed on contract and will have to prevent, combat and investigate crime, maintain public order, protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property and uphold and…
7 Aug 6AM 1 min

City of Cape Town says it won’t yield to Santaco’s demand

Amid a taxi strike, the City of Cape Town’s JP Smith says they won’t submit to a call by Santaco to halt vehicle impoundments. The city has decided to impound vehicles of motorists who disregard road rules such as overloading and failing to stop when instructed to by a traffic…
4 Aug 12PM 6 min

Cape Town’s plans to ensure safe commuting amid taxi strike

The City of Cape Town and Santaco speak on the violence amid a taxi industry protest and the city lays out its plans to ensure the safety of commuters. Santaco says the violence is unfortunate and it won’t take responsibility for it, but says law enforcement authorities must tighten their…
4 Aug 11AM 5 min

Methane gas confirmed as cause of CBD gas explosion: CoJ

Investigations into the CBD gas explosion in Lilian Ngoyi (formerly Bree) Street last month have confirmed that methane gas caused the blast. On Wednesday, Johannesburg city manager Floyd Brink said the report ruled out foul play, terrorist or illegal mining activities as possible causes. 
2 Aug 11AM 6 min

Malema chucks slurs at Helen Zille, Elon Musk

EFF leader Julius Malema was in his element when he harshly attacked his critics for chanting “Kill the Boer, kill the farmer”. DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille and Twitter (or X) CEO Elon Musk bore the brunt of Malema’s criticism. Malema led the song “Dubul’ ibhunu” during the EFF's…
2 Aug 8AM 4 min

‘Hold me accountable if there is no change’ — Cele on Riverlea

Police minister Bheki Cele has told the community of Riverlea to hold him accountable if they don’t see any change in the area. The minister visited the area on Monday after protests erupted after the discovery of several bodies related to alleged rivalry between zama zama groups.
1 Aug 7AM 1 min

"Zamas Zamas are terrorising our community" - Riverlea residents

Residents of Riverlea, west of Johannesburg, say illegal miners are terrorising the community. Protests erupted on Monday, a day after five bodies suspected to be zamas zamas were discovered by police. According to police, the killings are linked to two rival groups of illegal miners. The five men were shot dead.
31 Jul 12PM 1 min
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