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Joburg residents will be paying more for power.
Another electricity tariff increase for Joburg residents

Tuesday 24 May 2016 21:35

Johannesburg residents can brace themselves for a 7% electricity tariff starting from July this year.


Africa day is observed as a holiday in six African countries.
Africa Day to promote indigenous culture and identity

Tuesday 24 May 2016 21:16

As Africans across the continent prepare to celebrate Africa Day people from across the continent are calling for the promotion of indigenous culture and identity.


Regardless of the dismissal of her application, Manqele is set to continue to fight her conviction.
Sindisiwe Manqele to spend first night in prison

Tuesday 24 May 2016 18:39

Convicted murderer, Sindisiwe Manqele, will spend her first night in prison on Tuesday (24 May).


Flabba murderer denied leave to appeal murder, sentence

Tuesday 24 May 2016 11:43

Convicted murderer, Sindisiwe Manqele, has been denied leave to appeal her murder conviction and sentence


Flabba’s murderer set to appeal conviction, sentence

Tuesday 24 May 2016 06:53

The convicted murderer of rapper Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi, Sindisiwe Manqele, is expected to apply for leave to appeal both her conviction and sentence.


The aim of the collaboration is to support Eskom’s strategic and operational priorities.
Eskom signs development partnership with CSIR

Monday 23 May 2016 19:00

Eskom has joined forces with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


Radovan Krejcir is serving a 35 year jail term for kidnapping and drug dealing.
Krejcir murder trial postponed again

Monday 23 May 2016 15:18

The murder trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused has again been postponed as the lawyer representing four of the five accused is off sick.


Krejcir's court case resumes

Monday 23 May 2016 10:03

The case against Czech fugitive Radovan Krecjir and four co-accused is set to resume in the high court in Johannesburg on Monday morning.


According to local newspaper, minister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula used her influence in January 2014 to secure the release from custody of Michelle Wege.
Defence ministry rejects smuggling claim

Monday 23 May 2016 09:37

The Defence Ministry has rejected claims that Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula smuggled a young Burundian woman with a false passport.


The IEC voters roll will be closed, and no additional registrations will be allowed thereafter.
Today marks the final day for voter registration

Monday 23 May 2016 08:09

Monday marks the final day for voters to register for the coming local government elections.


The High Court in Pretoria last month ordered the NPA to review its April 2009 decision to drop the 783 corruption charges against the president.
NPA to announce decision on spy tapes judgment

Monday 23 May 2016 06:38

The National Prosecuting Authority will on Monday announce if it will appeal against the April judgment in the so called spy tapes saga.


Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth says her licence to preach is being revoked.
Tutu's daughter leaves Anglican Church after marrying a woman

Monday 23 May 2016 05:52

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter has confirmed she has quit preaching in the Anglican Church after marrying a woman.


ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete attended a church service in Heidelberg in observing National Prayer Day.
Do not lose hope in the ANC: Mbete

Sunday 22 May 2016 19:45

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has called on the Heidelberg community not to lose hope in the governing party and, has urged South Africans to condemn violent activities across the country.


Hawks confirm Gordhan is not being investigated

Sunday 22 May 2016 15:32

Pravin Gordhan's legal team has confirmed that they have received correspondence from the Hawks, giving the assurance that the minister will not be arrested.


Eskom says in 2015 around October it was spending around R800 million, and in April in 2016 it spent about R25 million.
Eskom reports low diesel usage

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:40

Eskom has reported lower diesel usage and spend for its open cycle gas turbines, which use diesel to generate electricity, in the last six months.


JMPD officer run over by car

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:35

A Johannesburg Metro Police Officer was run over by a motorist on Saturday night on the N1 near the Buccleuch Interchange, north of Johannesburg.


Communities have been protesting the proposed incorporation of parts of Vuwani into a new municipality.
Government seeks to bring normalcy to Vuwani

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:11

Co-operative Governance Minister Des Van Rooyen says they are putting together a mediation team to help resolve issues in Vuwani in Limpopo.


Des van Rooyen says on Monday will also be the last day for people to confirm accuracy of their details on the voters roll.
Voter registration closes on Monday

Sunday 22 May 2016 09:01

Eligible voters have until on Monday to register to vote in the 2016 Local Government elections.


Sadtu says it has never taken any resolution to sell posts as a mechanism for fund raising.
Sadtu denies selling posts

Sunday 22 May 2016 06:45

Teacher union, Sadtu, has denied involvement in the selling of posts in the education sector, as a fund raising mechanism.


ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe launched the party's local government election manifesto in Thokoza in Ekurhuleni.
ACDP takes swipe at EFF

Saturday 21 May 2016 16:24

At the launch of the ACDP’s election manifesto, the party has called the EFF’s actions in Parliament “disgusting” and has urged South Africans to select leaders who fear God.


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