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Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday confirmed an incident of sabotage at Eskom's Hendrina power station in Mpumalanga.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 2:50 pm
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan believes there has been transparency on the SAA deal with the Takatso Consortium.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 2:20 pm
Former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane's memorial service is being held in Alexandra.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 12:52 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa says while the controversial R22m "monumental" flag project was approved by the cabinet, the government overlooked the cost associated with it.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 12:26 pm
The IFP in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature has come out in defence of founder Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the effectiveness of his Zulu prime minister position.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 12:11 pm
What began as an altercation between two schoolgirls at Effingham Secondary School in Durban soon erupted into chaos as private security officers and police faced off with dozens of pupils on Thursday.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 11:48 am
Aptamil maker Danone SA has stepped up shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a shortage in the United States, according to US customs data and an analysis of ocean cargo data by shipping consultancy Ocean Audit for Reuters.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 11:46 am
A Johannesburg-based winner from the May 13 draw has come forward to claim his PowerBall Plus R28m jackpot.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 11:44 am
Germany has detected its first case of monkeypox, the German armed forces' medical service said on Friday.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 10:41 am
Two suspects who allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old Durban schoolboy and demanded a R1m ransom will appear in the Ntuzuma magistrate's court on Monday.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 10:17 am
An undocumented, short life: two-year-old Germiston toddler Chevonne Avril Rusch was dead on arrival at a clinic after suffering injuries to her body.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 10:12 am
With a cold weekend in store for the country, electric heaters will not be an option after Eskom confirmed rolling power cuts will be enforced.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 9:40 am
Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu says an investigation has been launched to bring to book more than 5,000 government officials who benefited from the R350 social relief of distress grant.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 9:18 am
Shivambu says a lack of land ownership by black people demonstrates the government is not committed to the empowerment of Africans.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 9:11 am
DA MP says the condemnation of the minister over the project isolates President Cyril Ramaphosa from his “useless” cabinet, which should not be the case.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 8:39 am
Thousands of commuters who use the N1 to get into Cape Town faced a pre-dawn nightmare on Friday morning after a truck jack-knifed, causing a 13 vehicle pile-up.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 8:14 am
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 7,238 new Covid-19 cases in the latest 24-hour cycle, representing a 24.8% positivity rate.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 7:58 am
Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as "utterly untrue" claims in a news report that he sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 7:56 am
It took the matric class shutting down Setumo Khiba Secondary School this week for the department of education to deliver much-needed furniture to the school.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:59 am
Female-led digital health and wellness clinic Zoie Health has launched an online contraceptive service available to women countrywide.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:44 am
A preliminary report into the deaths of renowned scientist Ndoni Mcunu and her friend S'phumelele Mnomiya has suggested that they were given an outdoor heater to use inside their hotel tent.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:37 am
A quiet suburban street in Bryanston, northern Johannesburg, was a hive of activity on Thursday as multitudes of mourners came to pay their respects and to offer condolences to the family of former Joburg mayor Mpho Moerane.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:25 am
A convicted murderer – out on parole and wanted in connection with the disappearance of a six-year-old girl – was previously set free after serving half his sentence for another conviction for attempted murder.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:14 am
Strong economic growth and exports in 2020 and 2021 masked the struggles black farmers experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic, one study found.
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:00 am
The department of correctional services expects to save R163m in the coming year as a result of prisoners producing their own food.
Posted: May 19, 2022, 7:59 pm
Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga on Thursday set the record straight on the number of pupils who dropped out as a result of Covid-19
Posted: May 19, 2022, 7:50 pm
About 30,000 employees across the manufacturing industry are out of work because of the KwaZulu-Natal floods last month that killed 448 people.
Posted: May 19, 2022, 7:37 pm
The tourism industry is on a recovery path after the Covid-19 imposed lockdowns, says minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
Posted: May 19, 2022, 7:25 pm
The department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) has denied claims that it is interfering in traditional leadership disputes.
Posted: May 19, 2022, 7:08 pm
Parliament's legal team in the public protector’s impeachment interdict case has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss the case with costs.
Posted: May 19, 2022, 6:46 pm