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There is no immediate solution to crisis, says Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe spoke to Radio 702’s Clement Manyathela on Tuesday about what the power utility is doing to solve the current spate of power cuts implemented by Eskom.  Hadebe also spoke about the purpose of Eskom’s load-shedding briefing, which…

Solar energy might be the solution for South Africa

More South African homeowners are choosing to move to solar panels due to increasing affordability and the wide range of benefits they offer. However there are also options for homes looking to only partially integrate solar power into their current…

Government gives Sanral a bail-out

When the people talk, politicians should listen. However, it would seem there have been some spectacular crossed wires in Gauteng. The much-maligned and financially crippled e-tolls system will now live to fight another day, after Transport Minister Blade Nzimande confirmed…

Chances of load shedding confirmed for Tuesday 12 March

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe has confirmed that the utility is preparing for the high risk of load shedding throughout today.

Tito calls Public Protector’s acts inappropriate

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has filed papers seeking the reviewing and setting aside of Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane’s findings and remedial action against National Treasury’s Director-General Dondo Mogajane. According to a statement by Treasury, the application before the North…

Family briefs on Babes Wodumo

The family of Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, held a press conference after a video showing her being assaulted by her boyfriend went viral. Wodumo on Monday opened a case of assault against Mandla Maphumulo, who is also…

Akon and His Cryptocurrency wants Akoin to Fuel a New Ecosystem in Africa

Blockchain is no longer the province of tech nerds. A string of celebrities, from Paris Hilton to Ghostface Killah, have moved to capitalize on the booming technology. Among the latest—and most ambitious—is Akon, the five-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer turned philanthropist….

Oscars 2019: Joke of the night in Xhosa

And the award for having one of the best punchlines on Oscar night that completely went over our heads goes to…Trevor Noah! “The Daily Show” host introduced the best picture nominee “Black Panther” and had some fun with the idea…

Nomuzi’s stunt leaves fans in mixed emotions

Johannesburg – South Africans were left in in shock on Friday morning when a video of rapper Nomuzi Mabena – professionally known as Moozlie – went viral.  In the short video the star talks about her plans for her record…

Kolisi’s comments confuse South Africans

Cape Town – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s comments on the South African quota system have landed him in hot water with many rugby followers. Footage of an interview with Kyodo News surfaced over the weekend in which Kolisi suggested that former…

Uber’s new passenger drone

Uber is taking its urban air ride-sharing plans global, announcing a new trial that will launch in Australia, along with a new aviation partner to develop suitable aircraft. Uber first unveiled its Uber Air ride sharing concept in 2017, and has been…

Students and Bus driver held hostage, Pretoria North.

Five suspects allegedly vandalised a bus and held students and their driver hostage in Pretoria North. Ga-Rankuwa police are still looking for five people who allegedly robbed Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students of their cellphones and laptops, reports Pretoria…

Adv. Ngcukaitobi to take on medical aids for allegations of racism

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi will chair an investigation into allegations of racial profiling against black, coloured and Indian doctors. The investigation follows allegations by members of the National Health Care Professionals Association (NHCPA) that…

Lessons to learn from the SAA saga

South African Airways’s prospects of surviving in its current form took a hit over the weekend when news broke that Chief Executive Officer Vuyani Jarana quit over a lack of government support. The National Treasury isn’t committing to an agreement to…

Minister Fikile Mbalula in shock

Newly appointed Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is saddened by the death of a pupil following an accident in Motupa village, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, on Wednesday morning. This comes after an 18-year-old who was rushing to school in…

Barclays Africa excused for unlawfully fixing the Rand

The Competition Commission has granted Barclays Africa conditional immunity from prosecution in return for its continuing cooperation in the rand currency rigging probe according to a report by Reuters. “We have a conditional agreement with them on immunity but this…

Newsroom Afrika the newest kid on the block

In a statement on Tuesday, the channel said viewers could expect to see lead anchor Cathy Mohlahlana, “politics stalwart” Thulasizwe Simelane, “talk show veteran” JJ Tabane and “sports fiend” Marc Lewis “in a compelling line-up of combinations that have never…

President Ramaphosa’s son benefits on doggy dealings

President Cyril Rampahosa’s son, Andile, has hired a law firm to review all his future and past business ventures to mitigate against a repeat of the Bosasa scandal that is dogging him and, by extension, the president. In a statement…

Real reason why we being load-shedded

A decision to stop a boiler-monitoring software contract worth 275 million rand ($19 million) between Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and Carab Technologies (Pty) Ltd. may have contributed to the rolling blackouts that are hobbling the nation, City Press newspaper reported….

Condolences pour in to Jackson Mthembu’s family

African National Congress (ANC) senior party member Jackson Mthembu has posted a gut-wrenching tweet in which he reveals that his daughter has taken her own life. Khwezi Mthembu committed suicide last night at her family’s Pelican parliamentary village home in Cape…