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11:46 (GMT+2), Sat, 05 September 2015
Loadshedding on the cards... again Eskom's acting CEO, Brian Molefe, says after a 25 day run without load-shedding, there is a chance that the power utility could schedule Stage One outages in the next week. This, as Eskom tackles major maintenance projects. Molefe told the media at Parliament that the possibility of renewed load-shedding could be implemented until September 12. He said the past three weeks free of outages did not mean that Eskom h... read more
06:47 (GMT+2), Sat, 05 September 2015
Maine elected ANCYL president North West ANC Youth League chairman Collen Maine was elected president at the organisation’s 25th national elective conference on Friday night. Maine smiled and shook hands with national task team members as he was called to the podium. ”Comrades, this is the newly elected leaders of the ANCYL national congress,” NTT member Nocawe Mafu announced to a loud applause from the delegates. ANCYL Mpumalang... read more
07:10 (GMT+2), Fri, 04 September 2015
Carnage continues on Eastern Cape roads The carnage on Eastern Cape roads continued on Thursday, with a midi-bus crashing down a ravine in the Mount Ayliff area. Provincial traffic spokesperson, Tsepo Machaea, says at least 3 people were killed and 17 injured in the accident. Meanwhile, the accident comes as the province prepares for its second memorial service on Friday for the 10 victims who died in a mini-bus taxi accident near Cradock last Saturday. On ... read more
15:21 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 September 2015
Photo: ANA CAPE TOWN, September 3 (ANA) – Relations between South Africa and Sudan remained “warm” said the office of President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, following a meeting between the nations’ two presidents in China. “South Africa and Sudan enjoy warm bilateral relations,” said the South African Presidency’s spokesperson Bongani Majola. This, despite the controversy surrounding Sundanese P... read more
13:28 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 September 2015
Container volumes increase in first half of 2015 Container volumes in and out of the country in the first six months of 2015 increased by around 7%. That's according to the Maersk Trade Report - South Africa for the Second Quarter of 2015 - which noted that last year container volumes had declined by 5% for the first six months of 2014. The report noted that first half growth was in stark contrast to current poor economic fundamentals, low consumer confidence ... read more
11:15 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 September 2015
Thousands of ghost employees paid billions At least 36 000 ghost employees have been drawing a combined amount of R19 billion in salaries in the North West province. ANC provincial secretary Dakota Legoete says these ghost employees have been undetected and have been exhausting the slim annual salary budget. The discovery of the unlawful salary diversion to non existing civil servants followed an investigation by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo who instructed... read more
10:43 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 September 2015
Former Colonel in court for allegedly killing wife with hand grenade A 44-year-old man was expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly killing his wife in their Amanzimtoti home with a hand grenade after a domestic argument, KwaZulu-Natal police said. Major Thulani Zwane said that the man, a former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) member and a former Colonel in the SA Air Force, handed himself over to Amanzimtoti police on Wednesday. “The former Air For... read more
17:25 (GMT+2), Wed, 02 September 2015
Mixed reaction to Durban hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games While both the National Freedom Party and the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal welcomed Durban’s hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Democratic Alliance questioned who would foot the bill for the R6.8 billion spend required to host the games. The Inkatha Freedom Party also welcomed the award, but said that “$10 million dollar surprises” should be avoided with sporting authorities being tr... read more
15:53 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 September 2015
Another tough month for the motor industry It was another difficult month for the country's new vehicle market with aggregate and new vehicle sales reflecting further and accelerated declines. According to August figures released today by industry association, Naamsa, aggregate new vehicle sales were down 8.2% year on year while new passenger car sales declined by 7.8% compared with August last year. Sales of light delivery and medium and heavy vehicle also r... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 September 2015
KZN Police are on Tuesday, still hunting for a man who allegedly killed his wife in their Amanzimtoti home with a hand grenade after a domestic argument. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said that the man, described as being a former Umkhonto we Sizwe member and a former member of the SA National Defence Force, was still on the run. The man, who cannot be identified until he is charged, is alleged to have t... read more
08:26 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 September 2015
Millions in cash seized at OR Thambo International Customs officials at OR Tambo international airport have stopped five people from leaving South Africa for Dubai with R23 million rand and $3.7 million  in cash stuffed into suitcases and backpacks. SARS spokesman Luther Lubelo says the passengers were scheduled to depart South Africa on United Arab Emirates flight EK 766 to Dubai on Monday. Risk profiling earlier by SARS custom officials identified the passengers, ... read more
09:12 (GMT+2), Mon, 31 August 2015
SA goes three weeks without load shedding Eskom has entered it's 23rd day without load shedding - following the official opening of unit 6 of the Medupi power station. It was commissioned by President Jacob Zuma on Sunday after being synchronised onto the national grid and a period of testing. Eskom says during this period, unit 6 had been able to alleviate pressure on the national electricity system, helping to either avoid load shedding or minimising its s... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Sun, 30 August 2015
Woman killed after husband allegedly throws hand grenade during fight Kwazulu Natal police are looking for a 30-year-old man who can assist them in a murder investigation which took place in Amanzimtoti in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police Spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane says the suspect was at home with his 33 year old wife when an argument broke out. The suspect then allegedly threw two hand grenades towards her after which one exploded. She was taken to a local hospital... read more
13:48 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
Rugby fan sentenced to 3 years for fatal beating of former marine Blayne Shepard, the only man convicted in connection with the fatal beating of a former Royal Marine at Durban’s Kings Park Stadium, was sentenced to three years in jail on Friday. Sentence was handed down in the Durban Regional Court by Magistrate Trevor Levitt who said though Shepard was a first offender with no previous record, he believed that he needed rehabilitation. “The courts are not here to seek rev... read more
06:26 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
Health Minister discharged from hospital Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi has been discharged from hospital after being admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for treatment for pneumonia.   The Department of Health said that doctors had assessed his condition and concluded that the worst was over. He was discharged on Wednesday to recover at home. The Health Ministry says Motsoaledi is responding well to treatment and is in good spi... read more
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