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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…