Month: February 2019

Avis to reveal Bosasa relations at State Capture Inquiry

Johannesburg – Avis Fleet, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Barloworld Group, appears to have benefited in billions of rand from its close proximity to Gavin Watson’s Bosasa Group between 2005 and 2017. Independent Media has established that Bosasa was awarded a…

How Facebook Posts have caused South Africans to be denied insurance claims

South Africans should be wary of what they are posting on social media as insurance companies are on the lookout for evidence of reckless behaviour or dishonesty. “People are very open on social media without thinking about the reach or…

New Communications Minister infringes rights of the media to broadcast protesters

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has called for a meeting with Communications Minister, Stella Ndebeni-Abrahams after she blocked a video journalist from recording visuals of a protest at an African National Congress (ANC) rally in the Eastern Cape….

DA plans to do away with BBBEE

Just weeks before unveiling its manifesto, the DA announced that it has dumped Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) as party policy before the May 8 general elections. Party leader Mmusi Maimane made the announcement at a press conference in Cape…

SA is hopeful on oil discoveries at the Cape

Total SA said it has opened up a new “world-class” oil and gas province off the coast of South Africa after making a significant gas-condensate discovery there. Success in the nation’s first deep-water well is a potential boon for a…

6 things to look out for from the SONA

The failure of the SA economy to grow fast enough, the lack of job creation as well as the country’s investment woes are likely to be key factors in 2019. Here are 6 things to look out for in this…

NPA confesses that they were captured

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has admitted that political interference by senior politicians in government has led to delays in the prosecution of apartheid-era crimes. An explosive affidavit by Torie Pretorius, the head of the Priority Litigation Crimes Unit (PCLU)…

R100K bail granted for Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary

Controversial pastor Prophet Bushiri, 35, and his wife Mary, 37, were each granted R100,000 bail at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday. The couple, arrested on Friday over allegations of fraud, money-laundering and contravention of the Prevention of…

Gauteng is no longer the highest paying province in South Africa

The Western Cape now has higher salaries than Gauteng, according to a prominent recruitment agency. Average Salaries in the province top those in Gauteng by more than R60,000. Most jobs are being advertised in IT, consultancy, technology, engineering, accounting and…

Pastor Timothy Omotoso back in court

Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church Pastor THE Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church draws arguably the largest crowds compared to any other congregation in Pretoria. Streets adjacent to the church, which is housed in the vast Pretoria Events Centre, are a…