Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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"‚...

Here’s why home robberies and hijackings are soaring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHJDN4FFAM0 Hijackings and house robberies - the crimes South Africans fear the most - have increased‚ along with murder. Police released the country's annual crime statistics...

National Credit Regulator slaps Volkswagen Financial Services SA with a compliance notice

THE National Credit Regulator (NCR) announced today that it has issued a compliance notice to Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd for charging...

Russian embassy refutes claims of Putin’s influence in Zuma cabinet reshuffle

The Russian embassy has refuted reports that President Vladimir Putin had a hand in President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle last week. “We are highly disappointed...

Zuma challenges public protector’s recommendation on state capture report

The High Court in Pretoria will on Tuesday hear an application by President Jacob Zuma to set aside the remedial action by former public...

Risk to personal safety in Johannesburg highlighted in global Safe Cities report

Johannesburg has scored 50 in a ranking of 60 cities around the world for 2017‚ which measures digital security‚ health security‚ infrastructure security and...

JSE starts week flat as market eyes Gigaba’s budget policy

The JSE opened flat at the start of a week that promises a number of market-moving events‚ including Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement. Finance Minister...

Lowdown on health sector in Alfred Nzo

 An Eastern Cape hospital is so overcrowded that patients with different ailments and illnesses, including “high risk” mental health patients, are accommodated in one...

Nelson Mandela Bay metro to terminate contract with KPMG

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality will terminate its contract with auditing firm KPMG after an urgent motion was passed in council. The exigency motion‚ tabled...

Information about children as young as three in massive data leak

BY NICO GOUS Details about children as young as three are among the data leak involving the records of millions of South Africans. Australian web security...

Runoff from R72 repair work causes big stain

R72 Workmen leave a mess at the Talk of the Town Offices It was a surprise earlier this week when staff arrived at work to...

Man with R10-million stuffed in his suitcase granted bail

The man who allegedly tried to leave SA with R10-million in cash was granted bail in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court. Mohammed Ameen‚ 38‚ from Pietermaritzburg‚...

Cloned bank cards seized after cops get domestic violence complaint

The Hawks have begun investigations into a suspected syndicate operating across the country after Cape Town police inadvertently found 700 suspected cloned bank cards...

Eight people arrested in Eastern Cape for fraud at vehicle testing centres

Eight people‚ including vehicle examiners‚ have been arrested by the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit in a crackdown on fraudulent and corrupt issuing of vehicle...

Bonds weaken as market focus turns to next week’s budget

South African bonds were weaker on Thursday afternoon as analysts said market sentiment remained negative following President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday. The market...