Minister claims innocence on kickbacks allegations

Pretoria – The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson has refuted media reports alleging that she received ‘kickbacks’. The story in the weekend media alleged that Joemat-Pettersson was being investigated for allegedly taking a kickback for arranging the purchase of an R18 million game farm for disadvantaged women while she was still the … Continue reading “Minister claims innocence on kickbacks allegations”

Zambia needs to explain what VP means – SA

Pretoria – The South African government says it has taken note of the negative remarks on South Africa attributed to Guy Scott, the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said it would take the matter up “through the appropriate diplomatic channels”. Zambia and South Africa normally … Continue reading “Zambia needs to explain what VP means – SA”

Military veterans receive free healthcare cards, public service jobs promises

Pretoria – More than 1 000 military veterans in Pretoria had turned-up on Friday to update their status and to receive their healthcare cards from the Department of Military of Veterans. Of the total number, 470 had received their cards while the majority had to update their statuses. The cards will among other things enable them … Continue reading “Military veterans receive free healthcare cards, public service jobs promises”

“Don’t deny impact of apartheid” – Presidency

Pretoria – The Presidency says it is concerned about the “knee-jerk and ultra-sensitive reaction” of some sections of the media to any reference to the impact of apartheid colonialism on South African society. “The tendency to overreact to references to the impact of decades of apartheid does the country a disservice,” the Presidency said in … Continue reading ““Don’t deny impact of apartheid” – Presidency”

“In Mangaung, we shall wrestle”

As South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), is approaching its elective conference in Mangaung, branches of the party have started nominating their preferred presidential candidates. Some are going with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe while others are choosing current President Jacob Zuma. Tman believes it will be a Sumo Wrestling match of the … Continue reading ““In Mangaung, we shall wrestle””

Zuma explains the reasons that made him withdraw Zapiro lawsuit

Pretoria – The Presidency on Sunday announced that President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against Avusa Media, publishers of The Sunday Times and editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, aka “Zapiro”. “After careful consideration and consultation with his legal team, President Zuma has taken a decision to withdraw his claim against the respondents, and … Continue reading “Zuma explains the reasons that made him withdraw Zapiro lawsuit”