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By: Thando Dotyeni King Cetshwayo arrived back in Zululand during January 1883, but within six months was again in hiding from would-be assassins, and on 8 February died by a poisoner's hand. His teenage heir Dinizulu, who had remained secluded in Zululand throughout his father's travels, was declared successor to the throne. It was time to switch allegiances again, and...
PARLIAMENT - DA MP Geordin Hill-Lewis has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to part with factions in the ANC that were opposed to policy and structural reform, and to instead assemble a progressive coalition to govern South Africa.   Hill-Lewis, in the parliamentary debate on Ramaphosa's state of the nation address (SONA), said the president had made so many unwise concessions...
Dear Mr. President - In response to the post- ANC Lekgotla Statement on infrastructure halting by entities and forums representing business in Townships Following the most recent ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and subsequent Lekgotla held from January 24th – 28th at Irene near Tshwane, the presidentof ANC and SA made a public statement on several issues detailing the agreed...
JOHANNESBURG, February 15 - Stage three load shedding will be implemented from 9am on Saturday until 5am on Monday, embattled state-owned power utility Eskom said on Saturday morning. "Despite some units having returned to service last night , stage three load shedding will be implemented from 09:00 today to accommodate the shortage of capacity and to replenish emergency reserves,...
JOHANNESBURG – The African News Agency (ANA) on Friday announced the appointment of Vasantha Angamuthu as its chief executive (CEO). Angamuthu has worked as chief strategy officer (CSO) for Independent Media since 2014. Her achievements included the implementation of the digital-first, print-best strategy, the consolidation and redesign of Independent Media’s newspaper titles, and driving Media for Social Change projects including the...
JOHANNESBURG, January 10 - South Africa's power utility Eskom said on Friday it would extend rolling blackouts until late into the night, suppressing up to 1,000 megawatts of demand at any given time to avoid tripping the strained national grid. Eskom, which was forced to implement so-called load shedding several times last year, has continued the measure in 2020, citing...
JOHANNESBURG, January 9 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special official funeral for renowned businessman Richard Maponya who died on Monday aged 99, his office said on Thursday. Maponya, who built a business empire despite oppressive apartheid rule, has been lauded for his contribution towards efforts to encourage black entrepreneurship. In a statement, the Presidency said Ramaphosa had ordered that the...
DURBAN, January 7 - A message being distributed on social media declaring Limpopo's Vhembe district clear of foot and mouth disease (FMD) is false, according to authorities. "This is fake news and this message should not be shared or distributed any further," said the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development and the FMD task team in a joint...
CAPE TOWN, December 18 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board and management met with Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Pinky Kekana -- who has been delegated oversight of the SABC. In a statement on Tuesday night, the SABC said the purpose of the meeting was to obtain a progress update on various matters, with a key...
JOHANNESBURG, December 14 - No load shedding is expected over the weekend, according to state-owned power utility Eskom. Load shedding was terminated in all areas by 11pm on Friday night after a drop in demand and generating units returning as scheduled, Eskom said in a statement. "The demand for electricity is expected to reduce significantly during the long weekend. In addition,...


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