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  1. Parliament’s impeachment process ‘illegal’, says Mkhwebane

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is not pulling delaying tactics on the parliamentary processes looking into her fitness to hold office. Mkhwebane was speaking to 702 on Wednesday morning. “I can’t subject myself to this illegal process. I am not a superwoman, I work with a team,” she said. Mkhwebane said it was not fair she takes t... See full details

  2. DA to lay criminal charges against Mkhize

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    The DA is also calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to break his silence on the matter and take action against Mkhize. The DA says it will lay criminal charges against Health Minister Zweli Mkhize over what it alleges to be an irregular contract awarded to Digital Vibes. Digital Vibes is the subject of an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) after Mkhi... See full details

  3. DA’s Chabalala slammed by Gauteng arts and culture dept for ‘gross misconduct’

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    The department has since clapped back at claims by the DA that its spent recklessly a sum of R16.5 million on two service providers to administer R13 million relief funds to struggling artists and athletes. The Department of Arts and Culture in Gauteng has clapped back at claims by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that it spent “recklessly” R16.5 million on two service ... See full details

  4. Jail time for Covid spreaders

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    Reporting for duty after testing positive could attract an attempted murder rap REPORTING for duty after testing positive for Covid-19 could easily result in facing attempted murder charges, police officers have been warned. National Police Commi... See full details

  5. Tragic start to week devoted to child safety

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    Limpopo had a rocky start to Child Protection Week when a 48-year-old mother allegedly killed her child with her bare hands last weekend. Limpopo had a rocky start to Child Protection Week when a 48-year-old mother allegedly killed her child with her bare hands last weekend. The incident at Ha-Lambani in Tswinganani was branded by MEC for social development in Limpopo N... See full details

  6. ANC gets security ahead of Limpopo elective conferences

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    The move follows ongoing infighting and sporadic incidents of violence taking place in the build-up to the regional elective conference. Disruptions in ANC branch biennial general meetings (BGMs) ahead of the Limpopo regional elective conferences has forced the party to appoint a security company to protect its members. Although the appointment of security services was ... See full details

  7. Cuban engineers’ R1 million a year salaries R300K more than locals earn

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    Cuban engineers will cost taxpayers close to R75 million in salaries and benefits, says Solidarity. Trade union Solidarity will go ahead with a court application to review the decision to import Cuban engineers, as it was revealed that the Cubans will each be paid close to R1 million a  year, more than local engineers earn. In a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon,... See full details

  8. Eskom Kusile corruption case postponed

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    The Palm Ridge Specialised Crimes Court gave former Eskom contracts manager France Hlakudi time to consult his new attorney. The fraud and corruption case against two former Eskom executives and their three co-accused on Tuesday was postponed to 20 July 2021. The Palm Ridge Specialised Crimes Court gave former Eskom capital contracts manager France Hlakudi time to consu... See full details

  9. Former Eskom executives back in court for R745m Kusile corruption case

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    At the last court sitting, Magistrate Philip Venter urged the media to send through their applications to film proceedings of the trial.&nbsp; Two former Eskom executives and their three co-accused are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday morning in connection with Eskom&rsquo;s R745 million Kusile power station corruption case.</p... See full details

  10. Cop gets his job back 10 years after being wrongly jailed

    Date: 01 Jun 2021
    The Elliot Regional Court in 2010 found the officer guilty of having indecently assaulted a woman who assisted at the Maclear police station. Ten years after he was axed on the back of what later turned out to be a wrongful conviction for indecent assault, an Eastern Cape police captain has finally won back his job. The Elliot Regional Court in 2010 found Captain Meshac... See full details

  11. I’m being sabotaged by staff, says public protector

    Date: 31 May 2021
    PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has accused some of her colleagues in her office of working with certain people, leaking confidential information, sabotaging her office and interfering with her work as the country&rsquo;s protector. &ldquo;Some of the court cases my office has lost are as a res... See full details

  12. Pressure mounts on Ramaphosa to act against Mkhize over Digital Vibes scandal

    Date: 31 May 2021
    Political parties criticised the president for his silence on the Mkhize-Digital Vibe issue. President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s announcement to return the country to Adjusted Level 2 and accompanying stricter restrictions on gatherings has solicited more calls for him to act against Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on the Digital Vibes saga. Political parties such as the ... See full details

  13. Zooming in on paperless court cases

    Date: 31 May 2021
    Rajab-Budlender said this makes it possible for anyone involved in that case &ndash; including the judge &ndash; to have access to all documents. Against a background of a fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic, long queues in courts and piles of papers stacked in boxes, the South African justice system is going through a digital revolution &ndash; hearing some cases virtually. ... See full details

  14. Residents up in arms over Ekurhuleni’s property roll

    Date: 31 May 2021
    Ekurhuleni spokesman Zweli Dlamini encouraged people to register their grievances as individuals. In what has been described as glaring inconsistencies and irregularities, Ekurhuleni residents are up in arms against the council for dubious information published on the City of Ekurhuleni&rsquo;s website on the property evaluation roll allegedly in conflict with the Municipal Property Rat... See full details

  15. Sisulu finally explains why Cuban engineers are in SA, but court battle not over

    Date: 30 May 2021
    The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has provided Solidarity with comprehensive information on the Cubans who are to come and perform engineering work in South Africa, the organisation said yesterday. According to Solidarity chief executive Dr Dirk Hermann, the fact that this information has been provided is a victory in the legal battle against the imp... See full details

  16. WATCH: Traffic cop slaps man in a Bentley

    Date: 30 May 2021
    This is a traffic stop that no driver would expect to ever happen. A video has gone viral of a man in a Bentley being slapped by an angered traffic cop in the North West. The driver was occupied by a woman in the car, she is overheard in the recording as she tapes the video. It is unclear how the incident started and why it escalated... See full details

  17. MEC jumps the gun on end of e-tolls

    Date: 28 May 2021
    But Transport Minister Mbalula said &ldquo;no decision yet on the future of the e-tolls&rdquo; THE Gauteng government awaits the final decision on the scrapping of the controversial e-toll system. This follows a premature announcement by Gauteng Transport and Roads I... See full details

  18. Nurse case set to make legal history in SA

    Date: 28 May 2021
    THE Zephany Nurse civil case, which took on the media, is now on path to leave a permanent mark on the country&rsquo;s history. Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act have been introduced to regulate against revealing the identity of an accused, a witness or victim who is under the age of 18 year... See full details

  19. ‘We followed the procedures’: Gigaba defends Brian Molefe’s appointment at Transnet (Part 1)

    Date: 27 May 2021
    Gigaba returned to the witness stand at the commission to give evidence relating to Transnet while he was minister of public enterprises. Before former minister of public enterprises Malusi Gigaba could continue with his testimony, the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will appe... See full details

  20. ‘We followed the procedures’: Gigaba defends Brian Molefe’s appointment at Transnet (Part 2)

    Date: 27 May 2021
    &nbsp;B/fwd fm Part 1 Riaz Saloojee The former minister then refuted allegations that he asked former Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee to carry out &ldquo;certain tasks for certain people&rdquo;. This is after Myburgh revealed that Saloojee stated in his affidavit that he met Gigaba for the first time at the Gupta&rsquo;s Saxonwold residency in Johan... See full details

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