“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””

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”

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”

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”

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”