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Sassa to be quizzed on annual report, Post Office deal

Cape Town – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is due to appear before the portfolio committee on social development on Thursday to account for its 2016/17 annual report. Sassa and the department endured a torrid year as they attempted

Rameez Patel killed wife with cricket bat, court hears

Polokwane – Prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel killed his wife with a cricket bat before strangling her, the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane heard on Wednesday. This was the evidence of Sibongile Ngwenya, a former employee of Patel, whose statement was

Fight against state capture cannot be left to next generation – Cosatu

Ekurhuleni – The fight against those who have captured and stolen from South Africa cannot be left to the next generation, said the general secretary of labour federation Cosatu, Bheki Ntshalintshali. Ntshalintshali made the comments on Thursday during his delivery of

No more Rocking The Daisies concessions for UCT students

Cape Town – Concessions to University of Cape Town (UCT) students to miss tests or assignments for entertainment events will not be allowed in the future, the university’s faculty of humanities said on Wednesday afternoon. “It is the view of the

Water dept frustrates MPs with conflicting annual reports

Cape Town – MPs on the portfolio committee on water and sanitation were left frustrated on Wednesday after receiving two conflicting reports on the department of water’s leaking financials. Both the department and the office of the auditor general reported to

Public Protector probes uMzimkhulu Municipality

Johannesburg – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating allegations of maladministration, corruption and the mismanagement of public funds by the uMzimkhulu Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, her office announced on Wednesday. The allegations relate to the appointment and payment of service providers for

Man found guilty of robbing paramedic gets 12-year prison term

Cape Town – A Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court ruling on Wednesday sentencing a man to 12 years in prison for robbing a paramedic proves that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel aren’t “soft targets” anymore, Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato said. 

Informal traders storm Tshwane council buildings

Pretoria – No one was injured when an estimated 70 informal traders were removed from Tshwane House on Wednesday afternoon, city spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said.  The protesters stormed the City of Tshwane council buildings demanding answers from Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga

Water department to fast track Western Cape schemes to beat

Cape Town – Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane met with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday to discuss efforts to avoid “day zero” during the current drought. Mokonyane urged De Lille and Local Government, Environmental Affairs and

CPUT vice chancellor guilty of

Cape Town – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) vice chancellor Prins Nevhutalu was found guilty of “gross misconduct” by an internal disciplinary committee on Wednesday, the university said.  In a short statement, CPUT council chairperson Nogolide Nojozi said Nevhutalu resigned