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By: Independent Media Durban - Sassa has apologised to grantees after a glitch in the payment system left hundreds unable to collect their monies today. According to Sassa director of communications and marketing, Sandy Godlwana, they were able to identify and resolve the glitch.    "Funds will now be released to beneficiaries’ accounts this afternoon after 3pm and can even be accessed from...
By: Independent Media JOHANNESBURG- The knives are out for ANC regional Chairperson and opposition leader Dr Kgosi Maepa following an unfavourable high court ruling against the decision to dissolve council. Some councillors within the party have expressed deep-seated anger about Maepa’s leadership, accusing him of having kept them in the dark regarding the decision to put Tshwane under administration. They were also unhappy...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has expressed its anger by the very personal attacks that have been directed at Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for having announced the decisions of the National Corona Virus Command Council (NCVCC), in relation to the eased regulations around the Level 4 lockdown. Minister Dlamini-Zuma has in particular been attacked for having...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has condemned with disgust the attacks levelled against Minister Dlamini-Zuma. "The ANCWL respects the freedom of speech, but however we cannot be silent when other people are spitting their misogynists and racists venom bile on Minister Dlamini-Zuma disguising under the right to freedom of speech", the ANCWL said in a...
By: Attie van Nel Being connected by DNA, heritage and destiny to those Bronville “drunkards”, I wish to assure the Mayor that the lockdown regulations saw to it that the Coloureds who are responding to his demeaning characterisation are, at least momentarily, all sober. I believe our collective disgust at the sheer multiplicity of breaches committed by this clearly unfit public representative...
CAPE TOWN, April 6 - The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has increased to 12 and the number of confirmed infections in the country to 1,686 and the death toll from the virus to 12, health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. "Today we are saddened to report another Covid-19 related death," the minister said in a statement. A 57-year-old man in...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The Gauteng RET President Jacob Zuma support group has on Wednesday slammed the relentless attacks on the Office of the Public Protector (PP), and the person of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. According to the support group, over the past months, attacks on the Public Protector have been increasing manifold, and on all fronts and what is especially disturbing to...
CAPE TOWN, March 23 - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a 21- day nationwide lockdown for the country. Addressing the nation on Monday night, Ramaphosa said the lockdown will take effect from midnight on Thursday, and will last until April 16. During the lockdown, people will not be allowed to leave their homes. He said that international travellers in...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- Newzroom Afrika TV news channel has suspended the popular late night show Your View and its host Onkgopotse JJ Tabane for making “disparaging” comments about the people of Limpopo. This comes after Tabane seemingly said the people of Limpopo are “witchcraft specialists” during the show on Thursday night. Tabane made the comment while taking a swipe at the African National Congress...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina has on Wednesday, provided a detailed assessment of the City’s performance in terms of good governance and sound fiscal management, at the backdrop of the Auditor General having released his Audit Findings about CoE. According to Mayor Masina, the city has achieved this great result through various critical mechanisms. "For one thing, most...


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