Ramphele “bought our members with money” – EFF

By Madimetja Mashishi Following today’s announcement by Dr. Mamphele Ramphele’s Agang SA that it has recruited more than one hundred members from Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), including members holding leadership positions in Gauteng, the EFF has come out with guns blazing claiming that the defectors were lured with money. “We are further aware … Continue reading “Ramphele “bought our members with money” – EFF”

Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process

By Madimetja Mashishi President Jacob Zuma’s signing into law of Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, the so-called E-tolls Bill, into law today is ‘disrespectful of the judicial process’, says the Democratic Alliance’s Ian Ollis. “[Zuma] has insulted South Africans today by signing the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law on … Continue reading “Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process”

Zuma makes e-tolls bill law

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has signed the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law which provides for the collection of tolls on Gauteng’s roads, among other things. The bill was necessitated by the development of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as well as future plans for the development of the country’s … Continue reading “Zuma makes e-tolls bill law”

“Some bodies still trapped in Westgate mall rubble”

Nairobi – The death toll from the terrorist attack in the besieged Westgate shopping mall is set to rise after some bodies were still trapped inside the mall. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the bodies of the hostages and those of the terrorists are still trapped in … Continue reading ““Some bodies still trapped in Westgate mall rubble””

More than 700 000 taking ARVs in Gauteng

Pretoria – Over 700 000 people are receiving antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment as the Gauteng Department of Health continues its fight against the scourge of HIV and Aids. Since the inception of the programme in 2004, over 700 000 people in the economic hub of the country are on ARVs. The department said the stigma and discrimination still … Continue reading “More than 700 000 taking ARVs in Gauteng”

Any attack on Syria without UN approval is unlawful – Ban Ki-moon

New York – With the United Nations chemical weapons team working “around the clock” to expedite analyses of samples taken in Syria, Secretary-General  Ban Ki-moon today called on Security Council members to unite and develop an appropriate response should allegations regarding the use of such weapons prove true. Speaking to the press at the UN … Continue reading “Any attack on Syria without UN approval is unlawful – Ban Ki-moon”

Dave King agrees to pay R706 million owed to SARS

Pretoria – “When this tax dispute arose many years ago, I took a conscious decision not to cooperate with the authorities. That was a mistake.” These were the words of businessman Dave King shortly after entering into a settlement agreement with the SA Revenue Service (SARS) following a protracted legal battle over his failure to … Continue reading “Dave King agrees to pay R706 million owed to SARS”

Thuli Madonsela goes to Nkandla

Pretoria – South Africa’s Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela today visited President Jacob Zuma’s residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal as part of her investigation relating to the alleged misuse of taxpayers’ monies to build the president’s compound. Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula accompanied the public protector, reportedly because the public protector requested her to … Continue reading “Thuli Madonsela goes to Nkandla”

The Hawks confirm Maware arrest

Pretoria – A Zimbabwean born businessman was this week arrested for allegedly defrauding the national lottery, the Hawks confirmed on Sunday. “The information we have is that he applied for a grant from the national lottery. The grant was for the purpose of establishing the first ever corporate heritage centre museum and hall of fame … Continue reading “The Hawks confirm Maware arrest”

Thohoyandou alleged serial rapist arrested

Pretoria – Limpopo police have arrested an alleged serial rapist who has been “torturing learners in and around Thohoyandou Block D”. Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the 30-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday with two other accomplices who were later released because they could not be linked to the cases. “The suspect started his … Continue reading “Thohoyandou alleged serial rapist arrested”