Year: 2019

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…