Madiba’s health “slowly improving”

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela’s doctors have told President Jacob Zuma that the former statesman is showing a slow but steady improvement. h was improving steadily, Madiba still remained in a critical condition,” said the Presidency in a statement. Madiba was admitted to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on 8 June for a … Continue reading “Madiba’s health “slowly improving””

South Africa checking for citizens after Kenyan airport fire

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says it is checking to see if any South Africans have been affected by the fire that engulfed the international arrivals section and paralysed daily operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Details are still unclear but it is understood that several South Africans … Continue reading “South Africa checking for citizens after Kenyan airport fire”

SABC launches 24-hour news channel on DSTV

Johannesburg – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday officially launched its 24-hour news channel. Officially launching the channel at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, President Jacob Zuma said it should take forward the constitutional right of having diversified news. Zuma said that South Africa’s Constitution allowed for freedom of expression, including freedom … Continue reading “SABC launches 24-hour news channel on DSTV”

Landmark anti-human trafficking bill signed

Pretoria – South Africa will for the first time have a single statute which addresses the scourge of trafficking in persons holistically and comprehensively. President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill, which will see a maximum penalty of R100 million or life imprisonment or both in … Continue reading “Landmark anti-human trafficking bill signed”

“Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi

By Madimetja Mashishi Cosatu general-secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says he hopes that South Africans can put his alleged rape accusation behind them. He said this after the complainant who claimed Vavi had raped her in January withdrew her grievance during a Cosatu internal hearing today. The woman, a Cosatu staffer, claims that Vavi came into her … Continue reading ““Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi”

Charlize Theron meets Zuma

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has met with Academy Award-winning actor and activist Charlize Theron in Pretoria, where they discussed South Africa’s response to HIV/Aids and Theron’s role in the fight against the disease. In 2008, the United Nations named South African-born Theron as its Messenger of Peace, tasked with promoting efforts to end violence … Continue reading “Charlize Theron meets Zuma”

New universities named

By  Chris Bathembu Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has announced the names of the two new universities government will be building in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape. The new university in the Northern Cape will be named Sol Plaatje University and the one in Mpumalanga will be called the University of Mpumalanga. The announcement was … Continue reading “New universities named”

Govt. spokesperson calls the M&G “mischievous”

Pretoria – Government has dismissed allegations by the Mail & Guardian on the restructuring of the National Nuclear Energy Executive Co-ordinating Committee (NNEECC), with Acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Phumla Williams describing the newspaper’s report as devoid of truth. Among other claims, the newspaper said President Jacob Zuma had “quietly” replaced Deputy … Continue reading “Govt. spokesperson calls the M&G “mischievous””

Dumped textbooks “shocked” Motshekga – KZN MEC

By Bhekisisa Mncube Durban – The South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal has opened a docket for malicious damage to property following the discovery of dumped workbooks/textbooks in Empangeni, 149km away from Durban. “We can confirm that the Empangeni Cluster Detective Branch is investigating a case of malicious damage to property. Our investigation is … Continue reading “Dumped textbooks “shocked” Motshekga – KZN MEC”

Man (52) arrested for allegedly raping boy (9)

Butterworth – A 52-year-old Eastern Cape man has appeared in court in connection with the rape of a seven-year-old boy. The boy’s distraught 28-year-old mother, who reported the man to police, said her son is so traumatised by the rape she has to take him for regular sessions with a psychologist. “I am so angry. … Continue reading “Man (52) arrested for allegedly raping boy (9)”