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Eskom to increase tariffs

In a first gut punch for consumers for 2019, Eskom is asking the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) for a 45% electricity increase spread over three years. Public hearings on Eskom’s demand for a 15% electricity tariff increase over the next…

Bushiri’s lawyers seek to take action

Attempts to dismiss a protest by the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) against self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering Church as xenophobic are “utter nonsense”, and is an attempt at shifting the blame away from the pastor, the…

Things to know before joining a stokvel

Saving clubs better known as “stokvel” in the black community date back as early as the 1990s with the aim of improving the lives of those who lived in poverty. Each year a group of women would gather and discuss…

Cape Town sheep slaughter mayhem

Cape Town – An apartheid-era act could form part of the basis of charges laid against protesters who slaughtered a sheep on Clifton Fourth Beach. Lobby group the Black People’s National Crisis Committee, and smaller groups, including political parties, have…

Minister of Basic Education tasks a team to develop a ‘more Afrocentric’ history curriculum

In a step towards the decolonisation of education in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has reappointed a history ministerial task team to review the curriculum and make it more Afrocentric and relevant to South African pupils. “This is…

Public Protector stands on claims that Zille violated Constitution

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille violated the executive members ethics code by exposing herself to the risk of a conflict of interest by offering assistance to a workshop programme involving her son in…

Global Citizen offenders to appear in court

Johannesburg- Seven suspects linked to robbery and assault at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium were expected appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate court on Thursday. The suspects were arrested by the Johannesburg Police Department at the Festival for, among…

Edcon CEO rubbished rumours of store closures

Edcon’s CEO is rubbishing reports that the company is about to close stores. Grant Pattison stated parts of the Sunday Times report claiming the business is shutting down stores are speculative, misleading and sensationalist. In a tweet, Pattison said, “Edcon comments that parts…

Eskom is very important, Ramaphosa

A debt swap for cash-strapped state power company Eskom would spiral the country into more debt, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, adding there was need to look at other options to shore up the company’s balance sheet….

EC man gets stabbed to death for calling an elder by name

An SAPS press release about a 22-year-old “man” getting stabbed to death in a fight with a 22-year-old “boy” after he apparently called him by his name has left Twitter users both bemused and amused. Those who are familiar with the tenets…