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JOHANNESBURG, July 14 - The African National Congress has mourned the death of struggle veteran Ntate Lesiba “Ike” Maphoto at the age of 88 on Saturday. "Bra Ike, as he was popularly known, belonged to that generation of selfless freedom fighters who were prepared to pay the ultimate price in pursuit of the liberation of their country," the ANC said...
JOHANNESBURG, July 12 - Former president Kgalema Motlanthe on Thursday night called on South African leaders to be "bold and selfless" as well as take time to serve their communities through volunteer programmes without using public funds. Motlanthe addressed the 56th anniversary of the Rivonia Trial at Liliesleaf Farm, a national heritage site in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg. The event...
JOHANNESBURG, July 11 - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday threatened to institute dispute resolution proceedings with the national energy regulator overpower utility Eskom's decision not to restore electricity to areas affected by frequent blackouts due to illegal connections to the grid. On Wednesday, Eskom said it would not restore power to areas where supply was disrupted due to illegal...
JOHANNESBURG, June 5 - Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday that it has reduced the number of workers to be laid off to 3,450 after concluding the section 189 consultation process at its South African gold operations. In February, Sibanye announced a proposed restructuring of its SA gold operations and associated services due to ongoing financial losses experienced at the Beatrix 1...
JOHANNESBURG, June 3 - Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will on Monday visit Alexandra to map a way forward with residents after at least 80 houses built on illegally occupied land were demolished last week. Alexandra residents were left destitute without houses when the Red Ants, the police and Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) moved in to demolish some houses in...
DURBAN, May 18 – The African Christian Democratic Party has added its voice to the growing list of political parties, civil society groups, and citizens calling on criminally charged eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede to step down. “The ACDP believes that the eThekwini municipality will not function as it could with mayor Zandile Gumede at the helm. We therefore add our...
PRETORIA, May 16 - United States President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that he was sending a "presidential delegation" attend the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose African National Congress won re-election with a reduced majority on 8 May. "Today , President Donald J. Trump announced the designation of a presidential delegation to attend the inauguration of His Excellency Cyril...
JOHANNESBURG, May 15 - South Africa has adequate water in storage to sustain it through the dry winter season, but the resource should be utilised carefully, the department of water and sanitation has said. Dam levels were at 73.7 percent for the past two weeks, a 6.2 drop compared to the same period last year, spokesman Sputnik Ratau said. "However, the...
JOHANNESBURG, May 14 - Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday issued a statement in which he claims the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has rewarded corruption at Eskom with a 15.63% increase in tariffs. "The city has noted the disappointing correspondence from NERSA, indicating that municipalities across South Africa will now face a 15.63% tariff increase from Eskom following continued...
JOHANNESBURG, May 12 - The African National Congress in Gauteng "is humbled and grateful to the people of Gauteng for a renewed mandate" following the outcome of the May 8 provincial and national elections, which saw 2,168,253 (50.19 percent) people vote for the party. "We do not take for granted being given yet another opportunity to work with the people...

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