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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...
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 9- South Africa's electricity system remains severely constrained and unpredictable and this will necessitate rolling power cuts until Friday morning, state utility Eskom said on Thursday. In a statement Eskom, which has struggled with breakdowns in its generating units in recent months, said it had lost additional generation capacity overnight with breakdowns of over 14,000 MW. "Our emergency reserves...
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, November 23 - Government fully recognises ratings agency S&P Global’s assessment of the problems and opportunities facing South Africa, and remains committed to placing public finances on a sustainable path while aiming for inclusive economic growth, the National Treasury said on Saturday. Government had noted S&P Global’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long-term foreign currency debt rating at "BB"...
JOHANNESBURG- The Free State provincial government in partnership with the Central University of Technology (CUT), will host the 4th Industrial Revolution Conference. The conference which will be taking place from the 28 - 29 in Bloemfontein, will be clearly focusing on 4IR technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Robotics and...
CAPE TOWN, November 6 - The South African power system remained severely constrained on Wednesday morning, with unplanned breakdowns above 12,000 MW, state-owned Eskom said. The power utility said its emergency response command centre would continue to monitor the system and had implemented contingencies to supplement emergency reserves in order to avoid rotational blackouts or load shedding. "While some generation units have...
JOHANNESBURG, October 29 - South Africa's unemployment rate edged up to 29.1 percent of the labour force in the third quarter of the year, the highest in more than 11 years, from 29 percent in the second quarter, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. This is the highest unemployment rate since Statistics South Africa started measuring unemployment using a quarterly labour...


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