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Police Minister to promote over 60 000 police officers

Police minister Bheki Cele says more than 60 000 police officers are to be promoted, following concessions by the South African Police Service (SAPS) that there is a backlog in the promotion and grade progression of officers. Speaking in Cape Town on Thursday, Cele…

Mastering the delay game, Steinhoff

Steinhoff International marked the anniversary of when its 2017 financial year results were originally scheduled to be released by announcing a further delay until April. “Unfortunately, despite significant efforts being exerted by all parties, it is now clear that the…

Eskom on stage 2 load shedding, Thursday

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans can brace for another day of power cuts as Eskom warns of a high probability of stage two load shedding. Technicians worked throughout the night to bring more units back online as a result of a…

British Museum to return African artifacts to Nigeria.

More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some of the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria – with strings attached. A deal was struck last month by the…

National Parliament Passes Customary Initiation Bill

CAPE TOWN – The National Assembly has passed the Customary Initiation Bill, aimed at regulating initiation schools and in so doing, reducing the number of initiate deaths. Over 400 initiates have died over the last six years. Deputy Minister of…

NSFAS receives over 400,000 funding applications for 2019

The application process opened in September ended on Sunday after a two-day extension. CAPE TOWN – The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received over 400,000 applications for funding for the 2019 academic year. The application process opened in September ended…

EFF vows to continue protests at Vodacom shops over ‘war’ against party

Johannesburg – The EFF has vowed to continue visiting Vodacom shops across the country following Sunday’s attack on some of the cellular giant’s stores. The party’s supporters have been angered by an image that was displayed at the Vodacom Journalism…

Ndlozi explains the EFF’s fight with Pravin Gordhan

Cape Town – EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has attempted to shed light on his party’s feud with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The party last week accused Gordhan of being in cahoots with Tiso Blackstar, the owners of the building in which…

Malema’s family living in house on estate owned by Adriano Mazzotti

PRETORIA – It’s emerged that cigarette manufacturer Adriano Mazzotti may be a bigger benefactor of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema than initially thought. Eyewitness News can reveal that the firebrand politician’s wife and children live in a house in a high-security Hyde Park…

Horror stories of crime mar Global Citizen Festival

2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela South Africans have taken to Twitter to detail their crime horror stories after the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 concert on Sunday, with some explaining how they were mugged at gunpoint outside the stadium, with…