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Ramaphosa Responds, I never sold-out

President Cyril Ramaphosa tackled the accusations levelled against him by Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota and EFF leader Julius Malema head-on when he appeared in the National Assembly for his Sona reply. Ramaphosa said that while he was advised not to dignify some…

Minister of Communications announces that Data will not fall

The announcement by communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams withdrawing the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which for three years pitted the ICT sector against the department of telecommunications & postal services, is to be welcomed. The minister made the announcement in today’s(12 February…

MP calls President Ramaphosa a sell-out

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota stunned the national assembly when he held it to ransom, refusing to address the house until President Cyril Ramaphosa returned to the chamber on Wednesday. Shortly before Lekota took to the podium during day two of…

President Cyril shocked by Eskom’s loadshedding

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the current loadshedding by Eskom came as a “shock” and he was “quite angry” that the national energy generator has “reached this stage of dysfunctionality”. In an interview following the 32nd African Union heads of state summit…

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…

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)…