February 28, 2017

News:

Happy ending to eviction battle as families given houses -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Brian Molefe sworn in as an MP -

Friday, February 24, 2017

SAHRC urges SA authorities to stop xenophobic violence -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Popcru welcomes more cop cars, police stations -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Motaung keen to spearhead development -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jobs summit on the cards -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Crime, corruption remain priority areas -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Three killed in North West floods -

Friday, February 24, 2017

We could do little aside from monitor Esidimeni transfers: SAHRC chairman -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Farmers, cops save kids from flood-waters -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Stop spreading lies — Tsumane -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Illegal miners convicted of 843 charges -

Friday, February 24, 2017

JZ hated for walking the talk -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Trompsburg hospital to open -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jobs summit on the cards -

Friday, February 24, 2017

Warning of ATM card fraud -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Two men nabbed for suspected R21.1 million loot -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Municipalities meet Eskom deadline -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Contractors to dispense medicines -

Friday, February 17, 2017

No to US chicken – Cosatu -

Friday, February 17, 2017

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    Anti-foreigner march: African Diaspora Forum moves to allay fears

    The African Diaspora Forum in South Africa on Thursday said it had received hundreds of telephone calls from migrants who are worried of possible xenophobic attacks if the march against foreign nationals goes ahead in Tshwane. “We have received about 234 phone calls from migrant community members who are panicking about the planned march on Friday 24th February by The Mamelodi Concerned Residents against foreign nationals,” said the forum. “We need to reassure our different communities that the march will not spark more attacks on International Migrants and that the government will protect everyone.” Earlier this week Tshwane Metro Police…

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    SOPA– Signposting Way Forward

    … Premier Magashule reports back on progress towards NDP goals and outlines way forward A multi-pronged drive – which will include expanding education, a massive infrastructure building exercise and an aggressive push to stimulate local investors and woo foreign ones – will anchor the government’s programme to grow and transform the Free State economy and lift the lives of its 2.7 million inhabitants. In his state of the province address (SOPA) he used to recount his government’s successes to date, while outlining its programme of action going forward, Premier Ace Magashule said education will be the foundation of the administration’s…

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    ‘Cash barons’ granted bail

    The two men, who were arrested at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein last week after they were found with over R21.1 million in cash which they could not properly account for, have been granted bail. Baig Mahomed, 25, and Mahomed Hoosen, 50, were granted bail of R50 000 each when they appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court Tuesday morning. The pair has been charged with possession of suspected stolen money or proceeds of crime. The case was postponed to April 26 to allow for further investigations. The lawyer for accused Adriaan Janse van Renseburg told The Weekly after the…

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    ICC withdrawal: Government not throwing in the towel

    The High Court judgment came in the wake of an application by the DA to declare the notice of withdrawal from the ICC unconstitutional and invalid as the correct procedure was not followed South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was still on the cards, but this time the cabinet would follow procedure and first consult Parliament, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said. The minister said on Wednesday the court order that the government had to forthwith revoke the notice of withdrawal was just a temporary setback and only delayed things by a few months. Masutha said that if…

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    Treasury warns against neglecting basic education

    National Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile has warned about focusing only on higher education without paying much attention to the basic education system. “As we deal with the situation, we must make sure we don’t focus on one part of education only to de-emphasise the other area which is the building block – early childhood development and basic education,” Fuzile said at a media conference before the tabling of the Budget for 2017/18. He said that if the focus was only on higher education, the entire education system would be inequitable. “The efficiency of education has to be improved through pumping…

Popular News

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Jub Jub takes up motivational speaking

Feb 24, 2017

Controversial rapper Molemo Maarohanye, who is more known as Jub Jub, will soon make his return to the spotlight, this according to his new manager, Nyakallo “Ba2cada” Leeine. Ba2cada took to social media to announce that he was now Jub Jub’s new booking agent/manager. However, Jub Jub’s focal point will not be music but motivational talks. Explaining the switch Ba2cada said: “We decided to focus on motivation because he has a lot to talk about what happened so that others do not make the same mistake as he did. “He will talk about moving from being a famous star to…

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Heavy rains help Vaal Dam levels to new high

Feb 24, 2017

The DWS, working together with Rand Water, is appealing to the public to turn the tide against any increase in water consumption The Vaal Dam has reached 81%, a miraculous recovery seeing as the dam was on 26% just four months ago. This is due to the heavy rains over the last few days which have brought with it great relief for the province and beyond. The Vaal River System which consists of 14 dams including the Vaal Dam is the highest it’s been in two years. However Gauteng residents have been advised to continue saving water as its these…

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Busy week for military mastermind

Feb 17, 2017

The programme also marks the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel Durban – Major-General Luvuyo Nobanda is used to organising big events of national and international importance. He was the commander in charge of handling former president Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the Eastern Cape, which attracted celebrities and politicians from around the world. Now, Nobanda is the military mastermind behind the logistics involved in the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban, which brings together the army, navy, air force and SA military health services. About 5 000 SANDF members are involved, as well as…

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Lower speed limits are not the answer

Feb 10, 2017

More than 14 000 people die on South African roads every year, but opinions on how to fix this vary There are no new speed-limit reductions on South African roads, but the controversial proposal is on the table and will be open for public comment. The same applies to a contentious proposed law that would oblige drivers to redo their driving tests when renewing their licences. Reacting to public confusion that these proposed new laws were already being implemented, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) confirmed these were draft amendments for now. Transport spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said that the following proposed…

Sports

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Five problems facing new Orlando Pirates’ coach

Being Bucs coach is a stressful job if results are not coming, and the Swede will need more than his charm and good command of English to win the fickle fans over New Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret on Monday morning gave the impression he knew exactly what he was getting himself into when he took the hottest seat in South African football right now. The Swede seems like a heck of a nice guy, but will he thrive or crack under the pressure? Here we look at the FIVE challenges the 54-year-old faces immediately starting with his first game…

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Pretorius hopes to become ‘50/50’ all-rounder

Proteas all-rounder, Dwaine Pretorius, hopes he can establish himself as a ‘50/50’ all-rounder after his performance in the close six-run loss to New Zealand in the second One-Day International (ODI) on Wednesday. His contribution of 50 off 27 balls with the bat and 2/40 with the ball, in only his sixth ODI for South Africa, suggests he has the potential to fulfil both roles capably. The 27-year-old boasts a first-class average of 42 along with 127 wickets after 39 matches, and has already earned a man-of-the-match performance with 3/19 against Sri Lanka in the third ODI this month. “I would…

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Celtic face Stars test

Midfield ace Musa Nyatama has pleaded with supporters to attend Celtic’s home games in large numbers, to give moral support to the players Bloemfontein Celtic fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that the team continues where it left off against Chippa United, and bag all three points against an inconsistent Platinum Stars side when the two sides meet in an Absa Premiership clash at the Dr Petrus Rantlai Molemela Stadium tomorrow. Celtic go into this encounter with a superior head-to-head record over Stars. They have won three of their last five match ups, and drawn two. In their last…

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OR Tambo golf tourney for good cause

The Oliver Reginald Tambo Golf tournament that was held in Clarens this week will go a long way towards fostering mutually beneficial relations between business people in the province and the provincial government. This assertion was made by the co-ordinator of the tournament, Aubrey Josiah, this week. The aim of the inaugural event is to raise funds for needy and deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Josiah was approached by the office of the Premier, Ace Magashule to co-ordinate the hosting of the tournament for the first time in the province. He said the use of the name of the former…