SABC News - Johannesburg


Task Team to evaluate parole process

Saturday 4 July 2015 17:03

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has set up a Task Team to evaluate the entire value chain of the parole process in the country.


Reduction in municipalities: Demarcation Board

Saturday 4 July 2015 12:31

The Municipal Demarcation Board says the country will see a reduction in the number of municipalities in various provinces.


Witnesses say they are shocked by the shooting incident at Oriental Plaza.
Suspected robber shot dead in Joburg

Friday 3 July 2015 20:45

A suspected robber has been shot dead by a security guard at Johannesburg's Oriental Plaza.


The RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival launch was a red carpet affair.
SA film industry launches own version of the Oscars, Cannes festivals

Friday 3 July 2015 19:32

The who’s who of the South African Film industry gathered at the Market Theatre, in Newtown, Johannesburg on Thursday night for the launch of the RapidLion.


The 7th BRICS Summit which starts in Russia next week will discuss the operation of the BRICS Development Bank in SA.
BRICS bank operations to cost SA billions

Friday 3 July 2015 17:29

South Africa will have to spend at least R120 billion to help get the new Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Development Bank up and running.


Muthambi to visit Ratanda community

Friday 3 July 2015 08:24

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is expected to visit the Ratanda community in Heidelberg to talk to them about the importance of Digital Migration on Friday morning.


Satawu describes Numsa’s congress call as opportunistic

Friday 3 July 2015 05:39

Satawu has described as opportunistic Numsa's call for the forthcoming Cosatu Special National Congress to be turned into an elective congress.


The Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the new requirements aim to protect children.  
Govt sticks to its gun over new visa rules

Thursday 2 July 2015 20:54

The Department of Home Affairs says the requirement for unabridged certificates to be produced when minors travel will stay in place.


Autopax has signed a three-month contract with the Gauteng Department of Transport to take over routes previously occupied by Putco
Mamelodi taxi operators condemn Autopax stoning

Thursday 2 July 2015 15:25

Taxi operators in Mamelodi in Pretoria have condemned the stoning of Autopax buses Thursday morning.


EFF leader Julius Malema addressed a media briefing on his party plan against those he deems responsible for the Marikana tragedy.
EFF to lay criminal charges against Marikana tragedy ‘perpetrators’

Thursday 2 July 2015 14:34

EFF leader Julius Malema says his party believes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa influenced police to shoot striking Lonmin workers because he labelled them as criminals.


Timeshare a scam: Consumer Commission

Thursday 2 July 2015 10:58

According to National Consumer Commission (NCC) director of legal services, Oatlhotse Thupayatlase, most of the people who are buying points as timeshare do not understand what they are buying.


 About 330 Putco bus drivers could lose their jobs if an agreement is not reached between Auto Pax and Gauteng Transport Department.
Putco’s bid to prevent job losses continues

Thursday 2 July 2015 08:33

An application by Putco to have a new bus operator, Auto Pax, take over staff affected by its cancelled contracts resumes in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.


Vavi praises striking MTN workers

Thursday 2 July 2015 05:57

Expelled Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has praised MTN call centre agents for remaining firm in their wage demands.


Autopax to operate uninterrupted: Vadi

Thursday 2 July 2015 05:27

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has confirmed that representatives of taxi associations have given a guarantee that they will not disrupt the operations of Autopax buses in Mamelodi.


Kruger to enforce gate quota, visitors urged to book early

Wednesday 1 July 2015 20:28

The Kruger National Park has urged day visitors to the park to arrive early or make pre-bookings to avoid disappointment, this as park officials say gate quotas have been enforced.


Competitors believe stricter conditions could have been imposed on the Vodacom/Neotel merger
Competition Commission approves Vodacom/Neotel merger

Wednesday 1 July 2015 19:14

Vodacom has welcomed the Competition Commission's decision to approve, with conditions, its merger with Neotel.


Frans Matlala appointed new SABC CEO

Wednesday 1 July 2015 16:19

The SABC board has confirmed that it has appointed Frans Matlala as the corporation's new Group Chief Executive Officer.


Unions aim to discuss Numsa, Vavi expulsion at special congress

Wednesday 1 July 2015 15:16

Cosatu affiliates that are boycotting the federation's CEC meeting say they will push for the upcoming SNC to discuss the expulsion of Numsa and Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.


Top SA banks and PIC make offer for African Bank insurance unit

Wednesday 1 July 2015 10:35

A consortium of leading South African banks together with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has made an offer for African Bank Investment Limited (ABIL) insurance subsidiary Stangen.


Corporate Wellness Week underway

Wednesday 1 July 2015 08:53

With the start of Corporate Wellness Week on Tuesday, South Africans are being urged to invest more seriously in the wellness of their staff.


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