Sassa: Tender for new service provide...

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expecting to conduct a competitive bidding process for a new service provider from July, a Parliamentary reply has revealed. In her reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Evelyn Wilson, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said a bidding committee has already begun work in finding a provider to handle […]

Public protector: State, Reserve Bank...

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that the government and the South African Reserve Bank failed to uphold their constitutional duties by not acting on the Ciex report that public funds for an apartheid-era bailout of Absa be recovered. Mkhwebane released the Ciex report, along with three other reports on various spheres of government, on Monday during a press […]

Companies tribunal to hear case on SA...

The Companies Tribunal is on Monday set to hold a hearing on whether Dudu Myeni acted in a delinquent manner in her capacity as director of the SAA board. In March, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and the South African Airways Pilots Association had initially filed an application at the North Gauteng High Court […]

Third consecutive year without carbon...

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Two dead in jihadist attack on touris...

Two people were killed in a jihadist attack on a tourist resort outside the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, while special forces troops freed about 20 hostages seized by the gunmen, the country’s security minister said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and about 20 hostages have been released,” Salif Traoré said. […]

Malema targets ANC, Zuma and white ca...

EFF leader Julius Malema addressed a crowd of thousands for more than an hour on Friday, hopscotching between condemnations of the the Gupta family, President Jacob Zuma, the legacy of colonialism, and South Africa’s under-developed manufacturing industry. “There is nothing special about America!” he declared. “There is nothing special about China. There is nothing special […]

Zuma vows to shield youth from effect...

Education, entrepreneurship and economic emancipation dominated President Jacob Zuma’s Youth Day speech, as he encouraged young South Africans to take advantage of the opportunities presented by government to start their own businesses. Zuma said government is doing its best to cushion young people against the effects of the country’s harsh economic conditions. “Government will be […]

#GuptaLeaks: Bell Pottinger, ANCYL an...

A month after UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger’s Financial and Corporate partner Victoria Geoghegan billed a Dubai-based company, part-owned by Gupta family lieutenant, Salim Essa, £100,000 for a consultation with President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma, the political spin doctors made a second trip to South Africa. This time they charged £340,086 for a four-day […]

Mysterious murder casts dark shadows ...

We don’t know who murdered Lipolelo Thabane, the estranged wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. We don’t know why she was murdered. What we do know is that her death plunges Lesotho into yet another period of dangerous political instability. Mrs Thabane (58) was shot dead on Wednesday afternoon. She was driving with a […]

ConCourt to rule if Bathabile must pa...

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will find out on Thursday if she is personally liable for legal costs incurred in the social grants matter the Constitutional Court heard in March. On March 17, the Constitutional Court ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to continue paying social grants for 12 months from April 1. It ordered that […]

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