Saturday, November 18, 2017

‘Undue influence’ involved in setting up late night Eskom meeting

Eskom's former company secretary says she is “convinced there must have been some undue influence” in the setting up of a late night meeting...

Financial boffins query Gigaba’s motive for SARS inquiry

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's surprise announcement of an inquiry into South Africa's tax administration has financial experts querying his motive. In a statement‚ issued on...

SABC now has a R600-million debt

The SABC continues to bleed money. it emerged in Parliament on Tuesday that it now owes its creditors close to R600-million. This was revealed by...

Madonsela believes technology vital to increase inclusivity and accountability

In case you were wondering what President Zuma’s most acclaimed appointment has been up to since she left the Chapter Nine institution that she...

This year’s Black Friday promises to be ‘best ever’

It is time for shopping mayhem again so brace yourself for Black Friday on November 24. Economist Mike Schussler said he expects to see large...

Queues of desperation: Zimbabweans race against time for work permits

Home Affairs: As deadline looms, Zimbabweans wait for hours to get work permits Thousands of Zimbabweans have to queue for hours in a desperate race...

Sales of President’s Keepers soar as possible court battles loom

As the author and publisher of an explosive book revealing South Africa’s “shadow mafia state” prepare for a showdown with government agencies The President’s...

I was thinking about the poor children – Mkhwebane on tweet over Pauw’s book

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come under fire for a tweet in which she discourages the purchase of Jacques Pauw’s new book‚ The President’s...

Msikaba Bridge opens to retender

Port Elizabeth, 3 November 2017 – The tender process for the Msikaba Bridge, which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast Road (N2WCR) project,...

The Times considers closing print edition

Tiso Blackstar Group has announced that it is considering closing down the print edition of The Times. The media company said the newspaper‚ which was...

Tourists robbed en route from OR Tambo airport – again!

Three German‚ Swiss and French tourists were robbed at gunpoint near OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by gunmen wearing police uniforms. The robbery occurred...

South Africa is top target for cyberattacks

South Africa is currently a magnet for cyberattacks‚ with hackers set on stealing data. Following the announcement by large South African data centre operator and...

SARS plans to take legal action against Pauw‚ Sunday Times

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it views the publication of confidential taxpayer information in Jacques Pauw’s book and the Sunday Times as...

Poor documenting is frustrating the Auditor General

In his latest report released on Wednesday‚ Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said the lack of a paper trail resulted in him being unable to...

Banking industry willing to assist Sassa in payment of social grants

There is no technical problem to the payment of social grants to which the banking industry could not find a solution. The Banking Association South...

How Eskom was targeted as ‘the next cash cow’

Former Trillian financial advisory CEO Mosilo Mothepu has told how staff were transferred between Transnet and Eskom after the power utility was “identified as...

MPs demand Post Office and SASSA meet to resolve grants deadlock

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes insisted that the state own postal service entity was ready and capable of assisting the South African...

Doctors protest against armed robberies

Port Elizabeth doctors complain about spike in crime About 80 private doctors protested in Port Elizabeth on Monday demanding police action against against armed robbers...

Athletics SA officially out of debt for first time in 10 years

It was just a formality‚ but Athletics SA (ASA) on Saturday officially moved into the black when its council signed off the 2016 financial...

7 reasons why you don’t need to panic about the plague

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reported that South Africa is on the watch list for plague‚ as there is travel between South Africa...

I came home with R70 of my R1,140, says social grant beneficiary

SASSA beneficiaries battle to get recourse for unexplained deductions By Nompendulo Ngubane Some South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg say they have “given up...
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WATCH: South African farmers plead with fellow citizens for solidarity against attacks

Several videos have surfaced on social media platforms of farmers pleading with fellow South Africans and government to take a stand against farm murders...

South Africa must ‘prepare for black death’

SA one of nine countries warned by WHO South Africa is among nine countries identified by the World Health Organisation as priority areas to be...

SAP paid R107m to Gupta-linked entities to get Eskom‚ Transnet deals‚ software giant admits

Multinational software company SAP is collaborating with American authorities responsible for enforcing the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after being "humbled" by an investigation...

Prospects grim for Western Cape farms

The Western Cape is facing a jobs bloodbath as 50‚000 workers in the agriculture sector might get the sack due to the drought. A rise...

Tiso Blackstar journalists scoop awards

TISO Blackstar’s journalists have walked away with multiple accolades over the past week‚ scooping awards in the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards and in the...

Coega project records impressive results in EC schools programme

THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that it has seen the successful completion of well over 97% of school projects allocated to it by...

Get in real cops to fight crime and dump Hollywood style bosses in SAPS‚...

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Tuesday called for an overhaul of SAPS management to better combat crime in South Africa‚...

Here are the 30 police stations where the most crime was reported

The majority of the police stations where the most crime was reported in the past financial year are in Western Cape and Gauteng. Cape Town...

Animals will die as harmful plastic pellets hit SA’s beaches

“An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency” – that’s what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets‚ known as "nurdles"‚...