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09:28 (GMT+2), Mon, 08 February 2016
Pic: Supplied JOHANNESBURG, February 8 (ANA) – Management at Lily Gold Mine on Monday said the rescue team has established “audio communication” raising hope that the three trapped miners were still alive. In a news bulletin on 702 Talk Radio, mine management said rescuers had heard “audible” sounds on Sunday that indicated the miners, who have been trapped under the ground since Friday were alive. It was... read more
08:47 (GMT+2), Mon, 08 February 2016
NAFCOC acts on the high food prices JOHANNESBURG, February 8 (ANA) – The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) said it was “deeply concerned” by rising food costs and has moved to save its members from the negative impact, which has seen poor communities restrict their purchases. “The worst hit section of our country is the SMMEs (Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises), especially those in the townshi... read more
12:43 (GMT+2), Sun, 07 February 2016
Government doing everything possible to avert another downgrade - Ramaphosa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is doing everything it can to avert a possible further downgrade of South Africa to junk status by rating agencies. He told guests at an ANC gala dinner in Polokwane on Saturday evening that South Africa’s struggling economy could attract more investors, particularly in the marine sector, by unlocking investment doors for investors and averting a further downgrade by ra... read more
12:41 (GMT+2), Sun, 07 February 2016
Man arrested after death of two cyclists in Durban DURBAN, February 7 (ANA) – A man has been arrested for alleged drunken driving and culpable homicide after two cyclists were killed when his car hit them on a Durban highway early on Sunday morning. KwaZulu-Natal SA Police Service (SAPS) spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said the 33-year-old man was expected to appear in court soon. Provincial Emergency Medical Service (EMS) spokesman Robert McKenzie said the accid... read more
08:36 (GMT+2), Sun, 07 February 2016
No load shedding expected going into winter - Eskom JOHANNESBURG, February 6 (ANA) – Eskom on Saturday said it did not anticipate any load shedding for the rest of the summer, autumn, and going into winter. The power utility said it had also adapted a popular computer game to serve as a management tool for its maintenance programme. “The power system has been stable throughout the last quarter, resulting in almost six months of no load shedding,” it ... read more
12:40 (GMT+2), Sat, 06 February 2016
EFF threatens to drive Guptas from Gauteng and SA JOHANNESBURG, February 6 (ANA) – The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng on Saturday warned that the politically-connected Guptas’ safety in Gauteng cannot be guaranteed and threatened to drive them out of the province and the country. “Our message is simple, the Guptas, otherwise known as the Zuptas must heed the call of the commander in chief of the EFF [Julius Malema] and vacate South Africa, otherwi... read more
08:13 (GMT+2), Sat, 06 February 2016
Nene resigns – Reports CAPE TOWN, February 5 (ANA) – Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has resigned as an MP, it was reported on Friday night. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete’s office reportedly confirmed that Nene resigned in December and his resignation was processed in January. President Jacob Zuma suddenly removed Nene as finance minister in December, and replaced him with the unknown David van Rooyen, triggering a... read more
17:26 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane PRETORIA, February 4 (ANA) – The South African government will consult widely, including with the International Criminal Court (ICC) itself, before making a final decision on whether or not to pull out of the ICC, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Thursday. She was asked what would be the next step after President Jacob Zuma told the African Union summit in Addis Ababa at ... read more
15:11 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
Durban businessman accused of hit on business partner gets bail A Durban businessman accused of plotting to kill his business partner was granted R20,000 bail in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said that apart from the bail, Dain Neveling was only allowed to leave his house for medical, religious or business reasons after obtaining permission from the investigating officer. He was also ordered not to i... read more
14:11 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
President Jacob Zuma’s lawyer has claimed that his client has always been prepared to pay back a portion of the public money spent on upgrading his Nkandla home if a proper mechanism was used to determine whether and how much he owed the state. Michael Hulley said a settlement proposal made by Zuma in the Constitional Court case over Nkandla, was in line with what the president has maintained all along in the face of ... read more
15:02 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega on Wednesday said she felt “harassed and intimidated” ahead of the upcoming board of inquiry that President Jacob Zuma has instituted to look into her fitness to hold office. “Since my suspension last year in October 2015, I have watched with both shock and disappointment at the relentless campaign to harass and convict me in the court of public opinion w... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
pic: ER24 Three people were killed, after their light aircraft crashed in a park in Benoni on the East Rand on Wednesday morning. ER24's Russel Meiring says paramedics, along with various emergency services, arrived at the scene to find the burned wreckage of the aircraft lying on its roof. He says paramedics found the bodies of three people inside the aircraft.  The cause of the accident is not yet known, but local au... read more
12:45 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
DA will continue with court case in spite of Zuma's offer to pay  The Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday it would pursue its Constitutional Court case against President Jacob Zuma despite his offer of reimbursing the state for some of the improvements added to his Nkandla home in a controversy that has haunted his presidency since its start. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Zuma’s offer, made in the unconventional manner of a letter to the registrar of the court, was yet anothe... read more
11:36 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
Minister announce wage increases for farming and forestry Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has announced minimum wage increases for the farming and forestry sectors, following extensive consultations and consideration of submissions received from employers and employees in both sectors. The Department of Labour says it has decided to increase the minimum wages to ensure that workers’ earnings keep pace with the rising cost of living, while boosting their purchasing power wh... read more
09:13 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
Public Protector to consult with legal team before issuing statement on Nkandla Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is consulting with her legal team before issuing a response to President Jacob Zuma’s proposal to pay back some of the money spent on the upgrades at his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. “The public protector needs to consider what was said [by Zuma] and consult with the legal team that had been helping her with the Constitutional Court case to be heard on Tuesday next week. W... read more
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