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October, 2017

  • 29 October

    De Lille assures residents in drought stricken CT

    The City’s V&A Waterfront desalination facility is set to start delivering two million litres of water daily by February 2018. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille visits the V&A Waterfront Desalination Plant in the drought-stricken city. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN CAPE TOWN – Cape Town Mayor Patricia De …

  • 29 October

    Construction of CT desalination plant to begin in November

    Officials says the facility will feed two million litres of water into the City’s water distribution networks by February next year. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille visits site earmarked for desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday, 29 October 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN CAPE …

  • 29 October

    Gauteng ANC stands up for Qedani Mahlangu

    Johannesburg – The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has come out in defence of former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu after media reports alleged that she is not registered as a postgraduate student at an overseas university.  About 141 psychiatric patients died after being moved to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) …

  • 29 October

    Zuma and other Top Six leaders slated for failing to unite ANC in KZN

    Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has criticised President Jacob Zuma and the other ANC Top Six leaders for failing to intervene decisively in the leadership dispute which is tearing the organisation apart in the province. He said when the ANC national executive committee came to the province recently in a …

  • 29 October

    Dlamini-Zuma campaigners rubbish shady funding claims

    Dlamini-Zuma campaigners rubbish shady funding claims Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaigners are responding to media report that Adriano Mazzotti, a self-confessed cigarette smuggler, is one of her funders. ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Picture: Twitter/@DlaminiZuma JOHANNESBURG – Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaigners have denied claims that their operation is funded …

  • 29 October

    V&A Waterfront provides land for desalination project

    The plants‚ which together will provide 108 million litres of water per day‚ are: – Hout Bay – 4 million litres per day – Granger Bay – 8 million litres per day – Red Hill/Dido Valley – 2 million litres per day – Strandfontein – 7 million litres per day …

  • 29 October

    ‘Farm murders an outright act of terror’

    Afriforum’s Thomas van Dalen says at least 71 people who have been killed in farm attacks since January. Farming. Picture: EWN. CAPE TOWN – Afriforum says farm murders are on the rise, likening the crimes to acts of terror. At least 71 people have been killed in …

  • 29 October

    Time for women to take up leadership positions: Sisulu – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting Corporation Time for women to take up leadership positions: SisuluSouth African Broadcasting CorporationLindiwe Sisulu says the time has come for women to take up their rightful positions as leaders of democracy.(SABC). Tags: Melrose Estate · Johannesburg · ANC · Lindiwe Sisulu · Mazala Branch Women’s League · …

  • 29 October

    NDZ’s own branch says ‘no thanks’ to her bid for ANC presidency

    Surprisingly, the ANC branch that Dlamini-Zuma is a member of would rather not have her as the president of the ANC. According to Sunday Times, the leaders of that branch were purged by the provincial committee for not supporting Dlamini-Zuma. They however, remain resolute in their decision to see Ramaphosa …

  • 29 October

    #LifeEsidimeni: Official confesses to negligence

    Johannesburg – An internal inquiry into the deaths of psychiatric patients moved from Life Esidimeni care facilities found a Gauteng health official not guilty on all charges, including that of gross negligence. Yet, the same official last week stood before retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, who is chairing an …

  • 29 October

    Cosatu disappointed at Gigaba’s #MTBPS2017

    JOHANNESBURG – Labour federation Cosatu has expressed its disappointment with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), saying the mini-budget revealed a “leadership crisis and dearth of ideas in government”. “It is now patently clear that the nation is in the midst of its worst governance and economic …

  • 29 October

    DA wants Gauteng premier’s role in #LifeEsidimeni deaths probed

    Johannesburg – Gauteng premier David Makhura’s role in the transfer of Life Esidimeni mental health patients to dubious NGOs, which led to 141 deaths, must be investigated following new evidence that he knew about the move, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. Former mental health review board director Dumi Masondo …

  • 29 October

    ‘Dirty cigarette money’ funding Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential campaign

    The startling claims are made in a new book, the ‘President’s Keepers’. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC national policy conference at Nasrec on 30 June 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – It’s emerged that Adriano Mazzotti is a contributor to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential campaign to succeed President …

  • 29 October

    Esidimeni: Where is Qedani Mahlangu?

    A local publication is reporting that the former MEC for Health, from whom many seek answers for the Esidmeni tragedy, is not a student in London as earlier believed. Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News. JOHANNESBURG – TheMail & Guardian is reporting …

  • 29 October

    DA ‘ready’ to face Public Protector in court over alleged defamation

    Mkhwebane says she intends to sue the DA’s Glynnis Breytenbach and Werner Horn for allegedly claiming she was a state security agency’s spy before she was appointed to her position last year. FILE: DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi …

  • 29 October

    UCT extends suspension of face-to-face lectures next week

    Cape Town – Following a week of disruptions at the University of Cape Town, the UCT executive has decided to extend the suspension of face-to-face learning for Monday and Tuesday. The university said in a statement released on Saturday that the executive was still not satisfied that it could guarantee …

  • 29 October

    SABC News – Father kills children in Cawe Village, E.C:Saturday 28 October 2017

    Social Development has dispatched social workers to provide counselling to the bereaved family.(SABC) Eastern Cape police have opened inquest dockets after a 40-year-old father shot and killed his three children before turning the gun on himself at Cawe village near Mqanduli. The taxi operator had just celebrated his 40th birthday. …

  • 29 October

    Commission report on higher education fees to be released soon – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting Corporation Commission report on higher education fees to be released soonSouth African Broadcasting CorporationThe Heher commission’s report on its inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa could be released before the end of next week, the Presidency said on Saturday. …

  • 29 October

    Presidency ‘finalising’ long awaited Fees Commission report

    The Heher commission’s report on its inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa could be released before the end of next week, the Presidency said on Saturday. Following widespread and sometimes violent protests by students at universities and other higher education institutions around …

  • 28 October

    Fees commission report expected to be released soon – presidency

    Pretoria – The Heher commission’s report on its inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa could be released before the end of next week, the presidency said on Saturday. Following widespread and sometimes violent protests by students at universities and other higher education …