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”

Ministers “happy” with Gupta report, quiet about its contents

Pretoria – Cabinet says it fully supports the preliminary findings from the investigation into the landing of a civilian aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base. A task team of Directors-General has completed an investigation into the matter. The team probed the controversial landing of the private aircraft hired by the Gupta family at Waterkloof Air … Continue reading “Ministers “happy” with Gupta report, quiet about its contents”

JSC recommends candidates

Pretoria – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced the candidates it recommended to President Jacob Zuma for vacant positions on the bench. Interviews with candidates for vacant judges’ positions in the various divisions of the High Court were concluded last week, after which the Chief Justice met with the President and presented the JSC’s … Continue reading “JSC recommends candidates”

S.Africa “land of gold” – says president

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says that South Africa is the “land of gold”, after Chad Le Clos won the men’s 200 metre butterfly race at the London Olympics 2012 yesterday. Zuma said the nation was filled with pride and joy, and described Le Clos as one of South Africa’s finest and youngest athletes. “Our … Continue reading “S.Africa “land of gold” – says president”

S.Africa expresses condolence to Nigeria

Pretoria – President Zuma has sent his condolences to Nigeria, following Sunday’s airplane crash which claimed the lives of more than 150 people. “We join the government and the people of Nigeria in mourning this tragic loss of life,” said Zuma on Monday morning. He said his thoughts and prayers were with the families and … Continue reading “S.Africa expresses condolence to Nigeria”

Zuma rape accuser recruited for anti-rape compaign

The Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) wants the woman who brought the rape charges against President Jacob Zuma to become the face of an anti-rape campaign, according to a report on Thursday. She was granted a five-year residency permit after she claimed that her life would be in danger if she returned to South Africa. Manku … Continue reading “Zuma rape accuser recruited for anti-rape compaign”

Official funeral for Rev. Chabaku

Pretoria – Following a request by the Gauteng Provincial Government, President Jacob Zuma has declared that a special provincial official funeral will be held for former Free State Speaker Motlalepula Chabaku, the Presidency said. “The special provincial official funeral is reserved for distinguished persons as decided by the President of the Republic. Reverend Chabaku has … Continue reading “Official funeral for Rev. Chabaku”

S.Africa lends Malawi 35 million US dollars

Pretoria- South Africa has agreed to extend a loan of US$35 million to the government of Malawi to assist with the availability of fuel in that country. This follows a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Malawian President Joyce Banda aimed at reviewing the state of bilateral relations between the two countries. The loan will … Continue reading “S.Africa lends Malawi 35 million US dollars”

Limpopo MEC Motsepe resigns from SABC Board

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of Clifford Motsepe as a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Zuma accepted Motsepe’s resignation — with effect from 13 April 2012 — in terms of Section 15(2) of the Broadcasting Act No.4 of 1999. The President expressed appreciation, … Continue reading “Limpopo MEC Motsepe resigns from SABC Board”