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17:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
Numsa ends strike in metals and engineering sectors The National Union of Metalworkers SA announced on Monday that the strike in the engineering and metal sector is over after it accepted a wage offer. "The settlement offer has been overwhelmingly and unanimously accepted by our members," Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said. "This is a massive victory given the pittance offer at the point of deadlock. For this we salute metalworkers." The settlem... read more
10:56 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
SA Ethics code a problem if transgressor is president  The Ethics Institute of South Africa says President Jacob Zuma's failure to meet the deadline and respond to the Public Protector's Nkandla report demonstrates the urgent need to fix the existing code of ethics for the national and provincial cabinets. EthicsSA CEO, Professor Deon Rossouw, says the code of ethics itself is a perfectly good one, except that it makes no provision for the process to be followed when th... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014
DA is funded by Israel - Malema The leader of the EFF, Julius Malema says the Democratic Alliance must be rejected at all costs, as it is funded by people from Israel. Malema told supporters in Soweto at the party's one year anniversary on Saturday, that his organisation was the only one in the country that supported the people of Palestine. He said the world could never be free as long as the people of Palestine were still oppressed. Malema called ... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014
ANC MP's agree to avoid rushed legislation The ANC wants to re-assess the passing of rushed legislation, which may lead to it being deemed unconstitutional or excluding certain sectors of society. That's according to the party's chief whip, Stone Sizani who was speaking at a two-day ANC Lekgotla in Parliament, chaired by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. The public broadcaster reports that Sizani reportedly said that the ruling party wanted to make sure all ... read more
07:17 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 26, 2014
Huge drug bust at OR Tambo International Drugs with an estimated street value of R19.5 million were seized at the O R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg on Friday. The SA Revenue Service says the drugs were concealed in hair-piece packages from Nigeria. SARS spokesperson, Marika Muller says the packages contained 65kg of tik . She says this is one of the biggest ever seizures of the drug at OR Tambo,. The drugs were handed over to the police, and... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 26, 2014
SA delegations depart for Middle East Two delegations appointed by President Jacob Zuma departed for the Middle East on Friday. The department of international relations says they left for Israel and Palestine to convey messages from Zuma to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Department spokesperson, Clayson Monyela says they will make a special appeal for an immediate ceasefire and call for calm and restraint ... read more
16:08 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Zuma's daughter lands top state job The department of telecommunications and postal services says President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile was appointed chief of staff after consideration of her "capacity" for the position and nothing else. Spokesperson Siya Qoza says in a statement that her appointment is consistent with the rules and regulations governing the appointment of people in government ministries. The Mail & Guardian reported ea... read more
14:30 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Hawks to investigate government official for alleged corruption The Hawks have confirmed that they are investigating a government official for corruption involving R1.6 billion. Hawks spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko, said today that there is no formal charge at the moment, but he did confirm that an application for a preservation order was made in the high court. He declined to provide further details other than to say that the corruption was allegedly committed during the offici... read more
14:18 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
NSPCA to formally lay charges against Thandi Modise The NSPCA says it will be laying criminal charges today against National Council Of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise on Friday. This follows allegations of neglect of animals on her North West farm. Earlier this month, police and SPCA officials found starving and dead animals on the farm. About 85 live pigs had begun cannibalising 58 dead pigs, and were reportedly drinking their own urine. Sheep, geese, goats a... read more
11:36 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Telkom boss in car license probe Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case. The City of Johannesburg said today that whatever is happening in terms of allegations about him being on the wrong side of the law, is being investigated by the Johannesburg metro police department. However, JMPD spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar, says any investigation is between state and the individual. The Star... read more
11:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Fraud suspects kills policeman A couple will appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday after a police detective was shot dead. Gauteng said 47-year-old Warrant Officer Ben Strydom was shot in Sinoville in Pretoria on Thursday morning while trying to arrest a 64-year-old man for fraud. Police spokesperson, Augustinah Selepe, says when the man saw the police he fled and when Warrant Officer Strydom caught up him, the suspect drew a fire-... read more
11:30 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Seven perish in taxi crash Seven people died and eight were injured when a minibus taxi overturned near Rockydrift in Nelspruit. ER24 says the taxi was found lying in the veld about 10 metres from the R-40 on Friday morning. Spokesperson, Russel Meiring, says the injured were treated on the scene before being taken to hospital. Meiring said one person sustained severe injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital. The cause of the accident wa... read more
06:38 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
De Lille concludes testimony to Seriti Commission Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has denied disclosing to the media the source of a dossier alleging corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal. She was giving evidence at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry probing the multi-billion rand arms procurement programme. Jennifer Cane, the legal representative for the Department of Defence, asked De Lille if she was familiar with a newspaper article in which it was reported... read more
16:34 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
Deputy President enters the fray over Die Stem Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South African leaders need to reach out to those in the Afrikaans-speaking and African communities on their concerns about singing the full national anthem. Ramaphosa was responding to questions from journalists in Cape Town on whether he thought the refusal by some prominent South Africans to sing the full national anthem meant the country's social cohesion project was failing. He s... read more
16:24 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
Zuma responds to his budget speech President Jacob Zuma has responded to his budget speech in the National Assembly. The President tabled his budget vote in parliament on Wednesday - outlining key priority areas including continued improvement of the public service and partnerships with key stakeholders. In his response to the Budget debate on Thursday, Zuma said government proposed to convert current foreign ownership into long term leases after the lan... read more
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