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By: Ayanda Mdluli ( Independent Media) Johannesburg – ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has been instructed to appear before the ruling party’s Integrity Commission next week. Independent Media is in possession of a leaked letter addressed to Magashule, that reads: “The Integrity Commission had initially hoped to meet with you to discuss and clarify the interview with you on Saturday, 29th August,...
Cape Town – ANC national executive committee (NEC) member and Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has spoken out against corruption in the ruling party. In the last few weeks, the ANC has faced a backlash, prompting #CyrilMustFall and #ItwasntZuma hash tags. This follows a Sunday Independent exposé on tenders relating to personal protection equipment (PPE) and ANC cadres. The scandal...
PORT ELIZABETH, July 28- Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced Tuesday, a total of 459,761 confirmed Covid-19 cases  have been recorded in South Africa, but despite 190 new deaths in a 24-hour period (in total 7,257), the recovery rate is more than 62 percent (287,313).   Provincial data shows Gauteng has 164,584 (35.8 percent) of the infections with 1,680 deaths and...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- After being given notice that the City of Johannesburg has until Friday, 10 July to pass the city’s budget after failing twice to do so, COJ sat on Thursday to approve the budget. This came after the city failed twice last week to adopt the budget for a number of reasons that included legal and consultative considerations. The City...
DURBAN, June 29 - South African political party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has issued a statement on Monday condemning taxi associations' plans to overlook the Covid-19 regulation of physical distancing and operate at 100% capacity. This comes after the government denied the associations' request to increase its Covid-19 financial relief for the industry to R 20,000 per taxi. "In essence,...
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: 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...
JOHANNESBURG, March 5 - A probe into the circumstances around 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi's drowning during a school camp in January has found his Parktown Boys school in Johannesburg negligent if not reckless in how it conducted activities during the outing. The forensic report by attorneys Harris Nupen Molebatsi recommends action against the school's headmaster and teachers who accompanied Grade 8...

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