SANRAL appoints acting CEO

Following the announcement on Tuesday that its chief executive office (CEO), Nazir Alli, resigned on Monday, SANRAL has announced that it has appointed a new CEO to take over from Alli as he vacates his position on 3 June. SANRAL announced through its board chairperson, Tembakazi Mnyaka, that it has appointed Koos Smit to the … Continue reading “SANRAL appoints acting CEO”

SANRAL’s Nazir Alli quits

The chief executive officer (CEO) of South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), Nazir Alli, has handed a letter of resignation to the SANRAL board at a meeting yesterday (7 May). The board of SANRAL through its chairperson, Tembakazi Mnyaka, made an pronouncement today confirming that they received a the letter and have accepted Alli’s … Continue reading “SANRAL’s Nazir Alli quits”

Samwu denies anti-SePedi comments

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in Limpopo has distanced itself from the comments made in the Sowetan newspaper accusing senior managers of appointing managers on a tribal background. “[SAMWU] in the Limpopo Province wishes to distance itself from the comment made to the Sowetan newspaper by one of our branch leaders in Mopani … Continue reading “Samwu denies anti-SePedi comments”

Roy Padayachie dies

Roy Padayachie (real full name: Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie) – who was the minister of public service and administration – has died in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj told SABC News. Padayachie died three days after celebrating his 62nd birthday. The details and causes of his death are not yet known. “All … Continue reading “Roy Padayachie dies”

MEC to take action against porn accused councillor

Western Cape local government MEC Anton Bredell said the Democratic Alliances has launched an internal investigation into the allegations that a senior DA councillor in Swellendam was viewing explicit pornographic material on council property during office hours, reports Eyewitness News. “We are getting a full report from the IT department and if he is found … Continue reading “MEC to take action against porn accused councillor”

New bill to deal with police brutality

In an effort to put an end to police brutality, cabinet has approved the Prevention and Combating of Torture Bill which, if enacted, will classify torture as a criminal offensive. The bill has been sent to the speaker of the national assembly for tabling where it will be referred to the portfolio committee on justice … Continue reading “New bill to deal with police brutality”

Sanef: Secrecy Bill is a danger to democracy

The media has come under real threat from new legislative proposals and hostile political rhetoric, the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) said on Thursday. While the press celebrate the role of the media in sustaining democracy, fighting tyranny and enriching public life around the world, SANEF remembers many ways in which this role has imperiled. … Continue reading “Sanef: Secrecy Bill is a danger to democracy”

Chiefs can Doctor their poor run – Khumalo believes

Despite their three crucial loses in a row, Kaizer Chiefs are still confident of clinching the league title and upsetting the on-form Mamelodi Sundown in the ABSA Premier match tonight. Doctor Khumalo, one of Kaizer Chiefs’ new coaching triumvirates, believes that it is not over until it is over – refusing to give up the … Continue reading “Chiefs can Doctor their poor run – Khumalo believes”

NFP members murdered

National Freedom Party (NFP) national secretary-general Professor Nhlanhla Khubisa said Bongani Shelembe, a businessman and NFP constituency chairperson from Msinga, and youth secretary Zamo Zondi were shot dead while a woman – identified as Thulephi Mbatha, a party member –  was critically injured, The Witness reported on Wednesday. KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday that two … Continue reading “NFP members murdered”

Shiceka passes on

Former minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Sicelo Shiceka, passed away this morning (Monday, 30 April 2012) at Umtata General Hospital in his home province of Eastern Cape. The African National Congress (ANC) said it was saddened by his death. “The African National Congress is saddened by the passing on of Comrade Sicelo Shiceka … Continue reading “Shiceka passes on”