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  1. Gauteng PPE company ordered to pay back profits made from R103m tender

    Date: 30 Jun 2022
    The company has also been ordered to hand over any financial statements to the SIU. The Special Tribunal has ruled that a R103-million Gauteng health department personal protective equipment (PPE) tender awarded to Zakheni Strate... See full details

  2. Heartbroken mom wants justice after eight-year-old son dies at initiation school

    Date: 30 Jun 2022
    The mother says she wanted the initiation school owner to bankroll the funeral of her son. The tearful mother and grandmother of eight-year-old Thabang Sedutla, who died at the Limpopo koma (initiation) school on Tuesday, wants the owner of the school to pay. The family told <a href="https://www.citizen.co.z... See full details

  3. It’s time Lesufi deals with real issues and Orania isn’t one of them

    Date: 30 Jun 2022
    Sorry comrade, but with South Africa rapidly going down the toilet, your words could apply to the ANC government&rsquo;s members. We are bludgeoned by Stage 6 load shedding, unem... See full details

  4. Blame intimidation, says Gordhan

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    Workers expected back at work today PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the reason the country is at stage 6 load shedding is because of the illegal industrial action. He said the industrial action had worsened the situation in terms of t... See full details

  5. ‘They tell the public lies’: Kendal Power Station workers slam Eskom over wage talks

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    'We feel like Eskom was disrespecting us by walking out on the wage negotiations,' one worker said. Angry Eskom workers are accusing the utility of undermining and underpaying them. On Tuesday, Eskom announced <a href="https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/load-shedding/3128623/eskom-stage-6-load-shedding-... See full details

  6. Stage 6 load shedding a ‘serious blow’ on all sectors of the economy – Busa

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    Busa has urged government to do whatever is necessary to enable Eskom to move away from high levels of load shedding. The country was plunged into stage 6 load shedding <... See full details

  7. Enyobeni: Carbon monoxide poisoning likely cause of teens’ deaths – report

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    Sources close to the investigation say they believe the children were killed by toxic fumes emanating from a petrol generator. It has emerged that Carbon monoxide poisoning was the likely cause of the death of 21 teenagers at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, East London on Sunday. Sources close to the investigat... See full details

  8. Is the RET faction behind the sabotage?

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    The latest sabotage &ndash; getting Eskom workers to strike and intimidate non-strikers &ndash; adds to the RET armour. What if the Eskom workers&rsquo; strike is not principally about wages... See full details

  9. Committee established to ensure safer farming & rural communities

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    The committee was established during a two-day Rural Safety Summit hosted by the South African Police Service (Saps) in the Free State. A fifteen-member national working committee has been established to ensure safer rural and farming communities in South Africa. The committee was established during a two-day Ru... See full details

  10. KZN pupil takes her own life after being suspended from school for traditional attire

    Date: 29 Jun 2022
    A 15-year-old pupil from KwaZulu-Natal committed suicide after she was reportedly suspended from her school for wearing her sangoma attire. She had attended Nombika High School in the Ilembe district, KwaZulu-Natal. The girl made news when she revealed that she had not been going to school since March because the principal had suspended her ... See full details

  11. Eskom: ‘High possibility of stage six load shedding tonight’

    Date: 28 Jun 2022
    Eskom says coal and staff shortages have led to a significant risk of stage six load shedding being introduced. Eskom has announced that South Africans might have to brace for stage six load shedding, from 5pm on Tuesday, as the parastatal battles staff and coal shortages. During stage six load shedding, South A... See full details

  12. ‘They danced until they died’ – Enyobeni tragedy highlights SA’s unhealthy relationship with booze (Part 1)

    Date: 28 Jun 2022
    South Africa's alcohol consumption rate is among the many issues which have been put under the spotlight. The children who died in the Enyobeni tavern in the Eastern Cape &ldquo;danced until they died&rdquo;, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Monday. He was speaking at the Rural Safety Summit in Parys, Free State, when he made the claim. &ldquo;Yesterday, 13 to 17 [year... See full details

  13. ‘They danced until they died’ – Enyobeni tragedy highlights SA’s unhealthy relationship with booze (Part 2)

    Date: 28 Jun 2022
    &nbsp;B/Fwd fm Part 1 READ MORE: &lsquo;It wasn&rsquo;t my intention for this to happen&rsquo;: Enyobeni tavern owner... See full details

  14. Eight suspects arrested for ‘stealing’ Eskom cables worth R2.5 million

    Date: 28 Jun 2022
    The stolen goods were found after a truck transporting Eskom's aluminium overhead cables was hijacked Cape Town police have arrested eight suspects for allegedly stealing Eskom&rsquo;s aluminium overhead cables worth R2.5 million. According to police spokesperson Ndakhe Gwala, on 29 May 2022 a case of hijacking ... See full details

  15. 21 DIE IN TAVERN MASSACRE

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    Families devastated after horror deaths of underage teens celebrating end of mid-year exams in East London drinking haunt WHILE Police Minister Bheki Cele has declared a war on liquor outlets that do not comply with the law after the shocking death of 21 teenagers at the Enyobeni tavern... See full details

  16. Missing person’s case to stay open for 7-year-old boy

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    A MISSING person&rsquo;s case will remain open with the police until 7-year-old Soweto boy Khayalethu Magadla is found, Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said yesterday. Magadla, then a 6-year-old, fell into an uncovered manhole while playing with his friends in Dlamini, Soweto, one aftern... See full details

  17. Enyobeni tragedy: Tavern owner to face criminal charges – ECLB

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    Hundred's of mostly underage school pupils flocked to the small tavern to celebrate the end of term. At least 21 are dead. The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) says it will lay criminal charges against the owner of the Enyobeni tav... See full details

  18. Cope to lay charges of corruption against Arthur Fraser

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    The Zondo commission recommended Fraser and others be probed for alleged illegal operations at SSA Political party the Congress of the People (Cope) will be laying criminal charges of corruption against former State Security A... See full details

  19. Eldorado Park, Westury shooting suspects nabbed

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    Police say the first suspect has been on the run for more than a year after he allegedly shot and injured a man in Eldorado Park in June 2020 Gauteng police have arrested two suspects wanted for attempted murder and hijacking amo... See full details

  20. State capture, corruption, incompetence: ANC bad apples must go

    Date: 27 Jun 2022
    'My daughter was nine years old in 1994, when we had our first democratic election. At the time, I was hugely excited and told her we were going to live in the world&rsquo;s best country', writes Andre de Kock. Over the last 28 years this writer has, along with other ordinar... See full details

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