SABC News - Johannesburg


Zuma pays tribute to Loots

Saturday 6 February 2016 13:48

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Umkhonto we Sizwe fighter and former African National Congress MP Hermanus Loots.


 Cosatu President, Sdumo Dlamini.
Cosatu to hold marathon talks at Nedlac over tax laws

Saturday 6 February 2016 08:36

Cosatu says it will hold marathon talks at Nedlac with various stake holders in a bid to convince government to scrap the new pension tax laws, due to come into effect next month.


Umkhonto we Sizwe Loots receives a special official funeral

Saturday 6 February 2016 06:58

Late Umkhonto weSizwe fighter, Hermanus Loots, will be buried during a special official funeral in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg on Saturday.


The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed PAC struggle hero Kenny Motsamai application to be released from prison unconditionally or have the conditions relaxed.
Motsamai to stay put in jail

Friday 5 February 2016 18:17

The Pan Africanist Congress’ liberation struggle hero Kenny Motsamai will remain in jail if he does not agree with the terms of his parole.


Researchers found that basic foods such as cooking oil, margarine, maize meal and flour have gone up by above 15%.
Food prices likely to rise even further in 2016: Study

Friday 5 February 2016 17:37

The National Agricultural Marketing Council predicts that food prices are likely to rise even further in the next coming months.


Pikitup looks to court to stop strike

Friday 5 February 2016 12:11

Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup is seeking an urgent interdict from the courts to stop yet another illegal strike by its employees.


Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane says as the department of Mineral and Resources they are willing to assist the operation of Black Economic Empowerment.
Government to concentrate on reviving mining sector

Friday 5 February 2016 10:56

The Minister of Mineral Resource Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane says the coming Indaba consultation that will start on Sunday will mainly concentrate on the reviving of the mining sector in the country.


Multimedia Producer Matiba Sibanyoni says audience can expect a new platform on which they can receive their information and news.
SABC Digital News introduces live blog site

Friday 5 February 2016 09:56

Multimedia Producer at the SABC, Matiba Sibanyoni says Digital News has introduced a live blog that will integrate and develop different platforms on news room.


Moegsien Williams says Malema’s statement is disturbing, especially to a democratic country like South Africa.
Williams laments intimidation, harassment of journalists

Friday 5 February 2016 09:00

Editor in chief of The New Age and Tv-channel, ANN7, Moegsien Williams says they notice an increasing level of intimidation against journalists in South Africa.


Cosatu says government does not have the right to dictate to workers how they should manage their pension funds.
Cosatu slams government's 'dictatorial' tendencies

Friday 5 February 2016 08:15

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) president, Sdumo Dlamini, has accused political parties of not standing with the Labour Federation against new pension tax laws.


Cosatu to march against new pension legislation

Thursday 4 February 2016 19:18

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it is planning a series of protests to force the government to scrap the new pension legislation.


Parts of Joburg hit by power cuts

Thursday 4 February 2016 18:00

Load-shedding may be off the radar but several Johannesburg suburbs have been hit by outages.


Polokwane City announce Masenamela’s departure from the club

Thursday 4 February 2016 17:00

Polokwane City have officially announced the departure of Punch Masenamela, the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana-capped left-back.


EFF bans Gupta-owned media from its events

Thursday 4 February 2016 15:22

The EFF on Thursday says it has banned Gupta family-owned media outlets from attending any of its events and media briefings and also demanded that the family leave South Africa.


Eskom public hearings prompt protests

Thursday 4 February 2016 12:35

Eskom has told the National Energy Regulator of South Africa that a lack of tariff increases resulted in rating agencies viewing the regulatory framework in favour of consumers.


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SA making strides in remote sensing: Sansa

Thursday 4 February 2016 12:05

The South African National Space Agency's (Sansa) Managing Director, Dr Jane Olwoch, says the country is making progress in space technology, especially in remote sensing.


Constitutional Court awaits directive on Nkandla proposal

Thursday 4 February 2016 11:00

The Constitutional Court says it is up to the political parties and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to decide on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla proposal.


Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema.
Malema to address media on Nkandla

Thursday 4 February 2016 05:30

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will on Thursday hold a media briefing in Johannesburg.


SARS officials make drug and abalone busts worth R10 mln

Wednesday 3 February 2016 17:11

The SA Revenue Service has made a R10 million abalone and drug bust in two separate incidents at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday.


Eskom stabilised, no load shedding for winter: Molefe

Wednesday 3 February 2016 16:07

Eskom’s Chief Executive Brian Molefe says that the power utility has stabilised and it does not foresee any load shedding for the rest of summer or winter.


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