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PRETORIA, November 14 - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader Julius Malema on Wednesday lost two cases brought against them by AfriForum in the North Gauteng High Court and could lose office equipment including computers if the sheriff carries out the order to auction them off. Malema and his party have also been ordered to pay costs. The cost...
JOHANNESBURG, November 14 - Tembisa residents have been targeted by health officials in a pre-Christmas push to test people for malaria and make them aware of the need to protect themselves ahead of time if they are planning to head into malaria risk areas over the holidays.   The malaria awareness campaign saw many people being tested for the parasitic disease. The campaign is part...
TSHWANE, November 14 - The interviewing process of candidates shortlisted to be the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was on Wednesday set to kick off at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Following a precedent-setting ruling by the high court, these interviews for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss will be open to members of the media, for the...
RUSTENBURG, November 14 - The North West department of health has been ordered to reinstate its embattled head of department (HOD) Dr Thabo Lekalakala. The HOD had been placed on a special leave in April pending an investigation into claims of corruption in relation to Gupta linked Mediosa company. Lekalakala's suspension lapsed in June and then he was placed on...
PRETORIA, 13 November - The African National Congress on Tuesday said that those who have been implicated in the VBS mutual bank scandal should face the full might of the law. This comes after the North Gauteng High Court granted the South African Reserve bank a final order to their application to have the bank liquidated. "We remain hopeful that despite...
PARLIAMENT, November 13 - Irregular salary increases for SABC staff in the past was part of the reason the public broadcaster now felt compelled to retrench hundreds of employees, the company's human resources chief told MPs on Tuesday. "There has been a number of unlawful and irregular increases of employees .... there is an artificial earning power regarding a number...
JOHANNESBURG, November 13 - Passenger Railway Agency South Africa (Prasa) on Tuesday said the majority of Johannesburg Park Station platforms will be closed with limited train services accessing the station between November 16 and December 16. Prasa said their modernisation programme aimed at rolling out new modernised railway infrastructure for a safer, faster, smoother and world-class train service with improved...
JOHANNESBURG, November 12 - The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) have come out strongly in favour of a new Parliamentary report that calls for a ban on captive lion breeding in the country. Entitled ‘Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting and Bone Trade in South Africa’, the new report found that captive lion breeding held no conservation value. There...
JOHANNESBURG, November 12 - Two firefighters injured during the fatal Bank of Lisbon building fire in the Johannesburg central business district two months ago were discharged from Milpark Hospital on Monday. The pair have been in the hospital since the September fire which claimed the lives of three of their colleagues. It took three days to extinguish the blaze in the...
JOHANNESBURG, November 11 - Johannesburg's Rahima Moosa Hospital is in urgent need of an upgrade to cope with 13,000 births a year, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. "I commend the visit last week by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the deaths of nine babies from necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) at the Rahima Moosa Hospital in west Johannesburg,"...

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