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This follows Friday's crash near Randfontein, west of Johannesburg, in which the final toll was put at 15 dead
Gauteng on a drive to curb road fatalities

Monday 2 May 2016 06:55

The Gauteng government is to engage with taxi operators this week in an effort to improve road safety.


Zwelinzima Vavi says unionists will need to double their efforts if their proposed union federation is to succeed.
New trade union federation must work for its members: Vavi

Sunday 1 May 2016 21:48

Thousands of workers have welcomed the launch of a new independent trade union federation in Thembisa, east of Johannesburg.


As winter approaches and the temperatures gradually drop, Eskom's power generation system's resilience is frequently being tested.
Eskom to shut down units for maintenance

Sunday 1 May 2016 06:28

The power utility, Eskom, says a number of generating units will be taken offline this long weekend for maintenance to ensure that they are ready and available this winter.


Fifty unions held a worker's summit in Boksburg on Gauteng's East Rand on Saturday.
Unionists call for new labour union

Saturday 30 April 2016 21:43

Over 2000 trade unionists have called for the formation of a new trade union federation to rival Cosatu.


Archbishop Buti Thlagale says people want leaders to account to them on integrity, compliance, corruption, fraud and honesty.
Archbishop Thlagale says moral fibre of SA leaders is being tested

Saturday 30 April 2016 19:08

The leader of the Catholic Church in Johannesburg, Archbishop Buti Thlagale, says the country is reclaiming its moral high ground by questioning those in leadership.


The suspension was effective immediately on Saturday, the authority said in a statement.
Civil Aviation Authority suspends SA Express

Saturday 30 April 2016 14:54

SACAA has suspended SA Express’s Air Operator Certificate for failing to comply with the applicable civil aviation regulations, the SACAA said on Saturday.


Julius Malema is launching his party’s local government elections election manifesto at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.
EFF committed to providing free education: Malema

Saturday 30 April 2016 14:15

EFF leader, Julius Malema says they are committed to the expropriation of land without compensation, the nationalisation of mines and banks, and providing free education.


Passangers have been left stranded in Cape Town, East London and Johannesburg as SA Express' operation certificate has been revoked
SA Express operation certificate suspended due to safety issues

Saturday 30 April 2016 13:56

Scores of SA Express passengers are stranded at the Cape Town International Airport, amid rumours that the airline has been grounded.


EFF  National Chairperson, Dali Mpofu.
EFF is going to take over key metros: Mpofu

Saturday 30 April 2016 10:02

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) National Chairperson, Dali Mpofu says the party is going to take over some of the key metros and a number of municipalities in the Local Government Elections.


Julius Malema to deliver EFF's LGE  manifesto.
Hundreds expected at EFF manifesto launch

Saturday 30 April 2016 06:28

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it is expecting thousands of people to attend its election manifesto launch at Soweto's Orlando Stadium on Saturday


The EFF is hoping to attract thousands of supporters as it prepares for the August 3rd local government elections.
EFF to launch election Manifesto

Friday 29 April 2016 21:49

The Economic Freedom Fighters will launch their manifesto at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.


The High Court in Pretoria on Friday ruled that the decision to discontinue the prosecution against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed and set aside.
Spy tapes judgment must be understood in its proper context: Analyst

Friday 29 April 2016 21:22

Legal experts say that Friday’s judgment does not mean that charges against Jacob Zuma are automatically reinstated and that such court cases reflect a thriving democracy in the country.


Economists say sectors that have driven the country's economy are unlikely to see a recovery until around 2021.
SA economy unlikely to see recovery until 2021

Friday 29 April 2016 17:14

As workers prepare to celebrate Workers day in South Africa, many face a bleak future because of the deteriorating outlook for employment in the country.


Opposition parties represented in Parliament are threatening to take legal action against the then NPA head, Mokotedi Mpshe, for failing to prosecute President Zuma.
Opposition parties call for President Zuma to resign

Friday 29 April 2016 17:01

Opposition parties in Parliament are reiterating their calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign with immediate effect.


Traffic officials say the taxi allegedly swerved towards the truck causing the accident.
13 Dead in Randfontein taxi accident

Friday 29 April 2016 16:17

Police forensics experts have started collecting the bodies of 13 people who died in an accident between a taxi and a truck on the R41 in Randfontein on the West Rand.


Soweto residents reportedly owe Eskom at least R7 billion for electricity consumption.
40 000 Smart-Prepaid metering systems installed in Soweto

Friday 29 April 2016 16:04

Eskom says 40 000 of a proposed 180 000 Smart-Prepaid Metering systems have already been installed in households in Soweto.


Earlier in 2016 government gave a mounting pressure against the controversial e-toll system.
Motorists refuse to pay e-tolls despite 60% discount

Friday 29 April 2016 14:23

With the deadline looming for motorists to take advantage of the 60% discount on their e-toll debt, some motorists are still refusing to pay.  


The federation says they will instruct its volunteers to start campaigning for the ruling party in all sectors of employment.
Cosatu in Gauteng to mobilise communities to vote for ANC in LGE 2016

Thursday 28 April 2016 21:35

Cosatu in Gauteng say they will mobilise communities in the province to vote for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections.


Zwelinzima Vavi says a new workers federation will represent over a million workers and will not be involved in politics.
Cosatu slams formation of new federation

Thursday 28 April 2016 17:57

Cosatu has lashed out at organisers of a new labour federation expected to be launched this weekend, accusing them of wanting to divide Cosatu.


Lions coach Johan Ackermann is upbeat.
Lions rotate props ahead of Hurricanes clash

Thursday 28 April 2016 17:32

The Lions are preparing for a thorough test at scrumtime against the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.


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