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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…

Akon and His Cryptocurrency wants Akoin to Fuel a New Ecosystem in Africa

Blockchain is no longer the province of tech nerds. A string of celebrities, from Paris Hilton to Ghostface Killah, have moved to capitalize on the booming technology. Among the latest—and most ambitious—is Akon, the five-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer turned philanthropist….

Manifesto: DA dreams of a job in every home

DA leader Mmusi Miamane has presented South African voters with an alternative offer, which he says will see his party putting a job in every home. He made this comment during the DA’s 2019 election manifesto launch, held in Johannesburg…

We need jobs not taxes Minister

Activists groups, organised business, economists and political experts have all expressed fear of a possible rise in taxes in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech on Wednesday. They have all called for more on job creation. “The issue on everyone’s…

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…