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07:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Lesotho Prime Minister set to return home  Lesotho's prime minister is set to return home on Tuesday after three days in exile in neighbouring South Africa, as regional mediators seek to reinstall him to power after an apparent coup. Prime Minister Tom Thabane had fled across the border to South Africa before dawn on Saturday, as troops attacked key police installations and surrounded his official residence. The military and a rival political party -- the L... read more
07:23 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Ebola impacting on travel trade  The Tourism Business Council of South Africa says misconceptions about the Ebola virus are a concern to the local and international travel trade. CEO, Mmatsatsi Ramawela says the spread of Ebola is causing panic among travellers in South Africa’s key source markets, adding that the biggest misconceptions are about how the virus is contracted and the location of the affected countries. She says information abo... read more
17:03 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
New vehicle sales for August continued to show resilience. Industry association, Naamsa, says aggregate new vehicle sales for the month declined by a marginal 1.45 year on year, while exports sales staged a strong recovery at 18.5. "August 2014 aggregate new vehicle sales at 55 722 vehicles had registered a modest decline of 767 vehicles or a fall of 1.4% compared to the 56 489 vehicles sold in August last year. The August, 2014 export sales at 25 027 units reflected a substan... read more
13:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Seven Busses torched in Cape Town protests  Golden Arrow Bus Services says seven buses were set alight and four badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Spokeswoman Bronwen Dyke says people pulled drivers out of two buses at the Nyanga Bus Terminus around 6am and set the vehicles alight. From there, the crowd moved to Govan Mbeki Road, where four drivers were pulled from their buses and assaulted and the buses set alight. Dyk... read more
13:12 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
 The Justice Project SA says E-tolls in Gauteng will cripple South Africa's economy. JPSA chairman Howard Dembovsky has told public hearings in Midrand on the impact of e-tolls that they'll cripple the economy of Gauteng and indeed South Africa as a whole, He warned that e tolls will create the socio-economic disaster of the millennium and that people who were prosecuted for not paying tolls would have a criminal ... read more
06:39 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lesotho Prime Minister fears for his life following coup d'état  The Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane fled for his life across the border to South Africa on Saturday, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup. He said he would return to the country once his life is not in danger anymore. The Military however rejected the suggestion of a coup and called it a baseless allegation. According to police heavily armed soldiers arrived in armoured personnel carriers as th... read more
08:57 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 30, 2014
Military coup in Lesotho?   Rumours of a possible military coup in Lesotho are doing the rounds on social media. A resident, Peter Sturrock told Algoa fm news that all radio stations in Lesotho have been taken off the air and the military took over the police station in Maseru Spokesperson for the Department of International relations Clayson Monyela says they are aware of a possible situation in Lesotho but do not have any details as to w... read more
16:00 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Fuel price drop next Wednesday The price of all grades of petrol will drop by 67 cents a litre next week. The Department of Energy says the price of diesel will decrease by 25.38 cents a litre, and that of illuminating paraffin by 25 cents a litre. The price of LP Gas will fall by R1.08 a kilogram. Department spokesperson, Raphi Maake, says the new prices will come into effect on Wednesday. He says the Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson had ... read more
17:51 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Public Protector slams the leaking of her letter to president Jacob Zuma .... Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says it was not in the public interest to leak her letter to President Jacob Zuma to the media. Addressing a media briefing this afternoon, Madonsela said both the leaking and the publication of the letter were improper. She said this added to the climate of mistrust. Madonsela reportedly wrote to Zuma last week cautioning that he was second-guessing her recommendations that he repay... read more
11:06 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Oscar's lawyer, Barry Roux lashes out at police inefficiency  Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer, Advocate Barry Roux has lashed out at police inefficiency, saying they were to blame for many criminals not being convicted. According to The Citizen, Roux reportedly told law students at Wits University that the biggest problem in South Africa was that people who committed crimes did so knowing that there was a fair chance they would not get caught -- or if arrested, wouldn't get... read more
09:34 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 28, 2014
 The Democratic Alliance has welcomed Thursday's ruling in the Supreme Court of Appeal where Judge Mohamad Navsa made an agreement to release the so-called spy tapes to a retired judge to review and release the records of the NPA’s decision to drop over 700 counts of corruption against president Jacob Zuma. On August 15, a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal gave Zuma and the DA a chance to resolve their di... read more
09:06 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Baby awaits surgery after rat attack  A one month-old baby, whose three fingers and part of her nose were eaten by rats in Alexandra, Johannesburg, is awaiting surgery, as her family cannot afford it. The New Age reports that the rats attacked Erena Yekanyi at her home last Monday. It says the baby will continue to await reconstructive surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital until her mother is able to raise funds for the procedure. According... read more
07:20 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Home Affairs assures Parliament on new regulation of unabridged certificates  The department of home affairs has assured parliament that new regulations that require parents travelling with their children to carry an unabridged birth certificate is an interim measure while the department puts an electronic verification system in place. This follows an outcry over the negative impact that this regulation will have a on the country’s lucrative tourism sector. Parliament’s Portfolio C... read more
07:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Generations actors human rights violated?  The SABC and production company MMSV violated the human rights of the Generations actors by making their salaries public. That's according to actress Nambitha Mpumlwana, one of several sacked actors who addressed a media briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday. MMSV owner, Mfundi Vundla told reporters on Friday that the soapie stars received an average salary of R55 000 a month, which was not "peanuts" as th... read more
17:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Speaker consider suspending EFF MP's National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is considering the suspension of Economic Freedom Fighters MP's who disrupted questions to President Jacob Zuma last Thursday. She told MP's on Tuesday that that matter has been referred to parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee which will be tasked with probing the actions of EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs and whether this constituted contempt of the legislature. ... read more
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