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Battle for Cosatu gets underway

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:49

The 2.2 million member strong trade union's three-day Central Executive Committee has been described by some as a make-or-break committee.


Pan African Parliament's powers under review

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:10

The revised protocol on the legislative powers of the Pan African Parliament has been sharply criticized by a number of member states during a sitting of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand.


Policy colloquium set to address small business needs

Tuesday 21 October 2014 09:11

The biggest challenge that South Africa faces - not only in Small, Medium and Macro Enterprises - is the implementation of policy.


Fleurhof military veterans receive houses

Tuesday 21 October 2014 07:05

It was joy all-round as three elderly military veterans received fully furnished houses in Fleurhof, Johannesburg on Monday.


Numsa to fight ousting from Cosatu

Tuesday 21 October 2014 05:36

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has vowed to fight any attempt to oust it from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).


Tougher policies needed to transform industries

Monday 20 October 2014 19:27

Some businesses have called on Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, to ring-fence certain of the government's projects in order to fast-track the radical economic transformation.


SA stocks mark time ahead of budget speech

Monday 20 October 2014 19:19

South African stocks treaded water on Monday ahead of a budget speech later in the week, even as investors continued to hammer Johannesburg-listed bullion producers such as Anglo Gold Ashanti.


The "Brickz" rape case was postponed to November 6 to allow the defence to be furnished with all the documents they needed.
Brickz rape case will proceed: NDPP

Monday 20 October 2014 11:45

The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.


Three accused in taxi shooting to appear in court

Monday 20 October 2014 10:45

Three men arrested for murder and attempted murder following a fatal crossfire shooting in Midrand are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's court


Brickz’s lawyer, Dumisani Mabunda, says the rape case against his client is "weak and filled with holes."
NDPP to pronounce way forward on Brickz's case

Monday 20 October 2014 10:30

The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court is expected to hear on Monday whether the NDPP will proceed with the rape case against Kwaito musician, Sipho Charles Ndlovu, popularly known as "Brickz."


The Lions suffered an early blow when influential open-side flanker Jaco Kriel was forced off the field with a hamstring injury  just before the half-time break.
Ackermann praises impact made by bench

Sunday 19 October 2014 15:48

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann believes his team's superior first-half performance and the impact his replacements had on the game resulted in their 50-20 semi-final victory over the Sharks.


Govt e-toll bullying angers motorists: Cosatu

Sunday 19 October 2014 08:25

Congress of South African Trade Unions spokesperson, Patrick Craven, says the more the government bullies and intimidates motorists into paying their e-toll bills, the more angry people will become.


Stolen copper cable warehouse exposed

Saturday 18 October 2014 19:27

Police appear to have a made a major breakthrough in the theft of copper cables after a warehouse for stolen copper cables was found and five suspects caught red-handed.


Govt continues to bully motorists into paying e-toll bills: Cosatu

Saturday 18 October 2014 17:54

Cosatu’s national spokesperson Patrick Craven says the more the government bullies and intimidates motorists into paying their e-toll bills, the more angry people will become.


The Lions scored three tries in the first half before adding three more in the second.
Lions dismantle Sharks for final berth

Saturday 18 October 2014 17:11

The Golden Lions booked their place for the Currie Cup final in emphatic style with a 50-20 victory over the Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.


E-tolls protesters set bills alight at Sanral offices

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:46

E-tolls protesters have set their bills alight in front of the offices of roads agency Sanral in Pretoria.


Right2Know marches for media freedom

Saturday 18 October 2014 13:25

Members of the Right2Know Campaign have held a commemorative march to various media organisations around the country to mark "Black Wednesday ".


Greenpeace organised a send-off for David Barnard at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning.
SA runner off to Antarctica for gruelling marathon

Saturday 18 October 2014 12:25

South African environmental activist and ultra-marathon runner, David Barnard has left the country to participate in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica on Saturday.


Bikers and taxi drivers for e-toll drive-slow

Saturday 18 October 2014 10:28

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members gathered in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.


 Parks Tau delivered the ANC’s political report at the 13th Johannesburg regional conference.
Tau slams corruption in the public sector

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:25

Chairperson of the African National Congress in Johannesburg, Parks Tau, has blamed corruption in the public sector for what he calls obsessive consumerism.


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