Year: 2019

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…

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…

Mamelodi’s most feared man,Vusi Khekhe

Mamelodi’s notorious taxi boss Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela will remain in police custody after he abandoned his bail application yesterday. His lawyer said Mathibela would instead be approaching the high court to challenge his arrest and continued detention. Mathibela, 32, looked…

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…