SARS warns taxpayers about “tax refund” scams

Pretoria – As the deadline for the submission of tax returns approaches, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has appealed to taxpayers to exercise caution against “tax advisors” who guarantee them a tax refund. “SARS wants to appeal to all taxpayers to exercise caution if they are approached by tax advisors who guarantee them a … Continue reading “SARS warns taxpayers about “tax refund” scams”

“Legal help for Marikana miners will cost the poor”

Pretoria – Legal Aid South Africa has announced that it will provide funding for the legal representation of the injured and arrested miners in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry. On Monday, the South Gauteng High Court ruled that Legal Aid SA should provide legal funding for the miners in the Farlam commission, which is looking … Continue reading ““Legal help for Marikana miners will cost the poor””

Title deeds for Soshanguve families

Pretoria – The lives of over 1 500 families in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria have been made easier since they received their very own houses. Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa handed over 1 505 title deeds to the residents at the weekend as part of the city’s growth and development strategy. According to media reports, he … Continue reading “Title deeds for Soshanguve families”

No land to be taken forcefully – Malema

The national leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, has assured South Africans that land belonging to white South Africans would not be taken forcefully and violence will not be used should the EFF become government after next year’s general elections, “legislation would be formulated in such a manner that it will enable … Continue reading “No land to be taken forcefully – Malema”

“Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum”

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has hailed French President Francois Hollande’s first state visit to South Africa as an important milestone in the bilateral relations between South Africa and France. “President Hollande’s visit has further solidified the existing relations between our two countries. We have strengthened cooperation in existing areas and opened doors in new … Continue reading ““Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum””

Kenyan forces to stay in Samalia, despite al-Shabaab warning

Nairobi – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says his administration will not be intimidated by evil forces in its efforts to ensure peace and stability in Kenya and regionally. Condemning the Westgate Mall terrorist attack on 21 September, he said that the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) would remain in Somalia until there was order in [the] … Continue reading “Kenyan forces to stay in Samalia, despite al-Shabaab warning”

Mchunu sworn-in as KZN premier

By Bhekisisa Mncube Pietermaritzburg – Senzo Edward Mchunu (55), the former Education MEC, has been sworn in as KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier. The move follows the resignation of Dr Zweli Mkhize a month ago, to take up his full-time position as the Treasurer-General of the African National Congress (ANC) at the party headquarters, Luthuli House, in … Continue reading “Mchunu sworn-in as KZN premier”

Pandor: ‘White Widow’ passport was cancelled

Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor today confirmed that the passport used by a woman allegedly involved in the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, dubbed the “White Widow”, was cancelled in 2011. She confirmed that the document was issued in Durban but had later been cancelled following an investigation by the department. Samantha Lewthwaite … Continue reading “Pandor: ‘White Widow’ passport was cancelled”

Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests

Internet connectivity in Sudan has been blacked out, allegedly by the government. Schools in the capital city, Khartoum, have also been shutdown for a month following protests over the government’s decision to cut a number of fuel-related subsidies doubling the price of fuel in the country.   The government of Sudan announced that it has … Continue reading “Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests”