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November, 2017

  • 2 November

    2 miners trapped at Carletonville mine rescued

    2 miners trapped at Carletonville mine rescued The mine says the men are in a stable condition and have been sent to the nearest health centre. FILE: AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine in Carletonville. Picture: anglogoldashanti.com JOHANNESBURG – Two mine workers who were trapped underground AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng …

  • 2 November

    Zuma: If I fire Dlamini, who will deliver court-ordered grants scheme?

    Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma said he cannot fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, as she is responsible for delivering a new social grants scheme, as ordered by the Constitutional Court. Zuma faced his last question session in Parliament for the year on Thursday, and was met with the …

  • 2 November

    NPA welcomes guilty verdict in Christopher Panayiotou case

    Judge Dayalin Chetty handed down the guilty verdict in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Panayiotou’s 31st birthday on Thursday. FILE: Christopher and Jayde Panayiotou. Picture: Facebook. CAPE TOWN – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the conviction of wife killer Christopher Panayiotou and two others. …

  • 2 November

    Watch out! Plenty of fun as domestic worker takes the wheel

    A video of a Cape Town man taking his family’s domestic worker for her first driving lesson has gone viral. Caroline Ndlovu has been working for Joshua Rubin’s family for more than 10 years and wanted to learn how to drive. Joshua then took her out on the road for …

  • 2 November

    South Africa: Cabinet Approves National Minimum Wage

    Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill. These bills will now be submitted to the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces for concurrence and enactment. In February 2017, representatives from government, business, labour and the community sector …

  • 2 November

    ‘Corruption done by who?’ – Zuma

    Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma has denied that he received any undisclosed money from private individuals or companies during his term as president. This was Zuma’s answer to an urgent question put on the order paper by DA leader Mmusi Miamane for Thursday’s question session in the National Assembly, …

  • 2 November

    Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of wife’s murder

    The Port Elizabeth businessman has been found guilty of masterminding the murder of his wife Jayde Panayiotou in April 2015. FILE: Christopher Panayiotou in the dock at Port Elizabeth High Court during the murder trial of his wife Jayde Panayiotou. Picture: EWN. PORT ELIZABETH – Christopher Panayiotou …

  • 2 November

    SABC in gear to keep programming on air as strike hits

    The SABC has on Thursday had to implement contingency plans to ensure regular progamming on its TV and radio stations continued,  as employees embarked on a strike over salary increases. SABC staff affiliated to the Broadcasting‚ Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) embarked on a strike at the broadcaster’s headquarters …

  • 2 November

    How police guns have been fueling KZN’s taxi and political killings and CT’s gang wars

    Cape Town – Stolen police firearms – some pilfered several years ago, but which are still in circulation – are being used in politically-motivated shootings, gang hits and taxi violence. Sources with close knowledge of the situation this week told News24 how guns, stolen from police, have for years been, …

  • 2 November

    ‘We are hungry’ – striking SABC workers demand 10% salary increase

    Johannesburg – A small group of SABC employees on Thursday protested outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Johannesburg demanding a 10% salary increase. “We are here today because we are hungry and we are not able to pay our bills. We are not able to do what an ordinary worker is …

  • 2 November

    EFF standing up for rights of Palestinians

    The red berets will picket outside the embassy in solidarity with Palestinians. FILE: EFF members at Church Square in Pretoria. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police are closely monitoring a march by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Pretoria. EFF members have gathered at Church Square …

  • 2 November

    SABC calls urgent meeting with union over staff strike

    Workers affiliated to Bemawu are demanding a 10% salary increase but the public broadcaster says it cannot afford this. Section 27’s Mark Heywood (in black) joins SABC staff affiliated to Bemawu in the strike over salary increase at the public broadcaster on 2 November 2017. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN …

  • 2 November

    Farmers, have you stood with others?

    WITH the hashtag #StopFarmMurders, white farmers sported all black, held crosses and prayed for the country on #BlackMonday. They proclaimed farm murders to be an act of genocide. I was confused because I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to hurt, let alone kill a farmer. They quite literally feed …

  • 2 November

    Old South African flag lives on in online retail

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the apartheid-era South African flag to be relegated to history‚ but online platforms appear to present a lifeline for the defunct flag. A variety of memorabilia containing the old flag can be bought from as little as R25. The paraphernalia includes large and …

  • 2 November

    Marikana miners fear for their lives, claim Amcu is responsible for killings

    Four Marikana miners have told Eyewitness News that they fear for their lives claiming that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is enabling killings on the platinum belt. The miners say they’ve been forced into exile as a result of tensions in the area and claim that union …

  • 2 November

    Danny Jordaan is lying, says Jennifer Ferguson

    Cape Town – “I was raped in a hotel room by Danny Jordaan. There is no question about what happened and if he (Jordaan) wants to play on the nuances of that to imply in any way that it was consensual, then he is lying.” This was the reaction from …

  • 2 November

    Committee welcomes update on Money Brandishing officers

    (MENAFN Editorial) CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 1, 2017/APO Group/ — The Portfolio Committee on Transport welcomes assurances from the Ministry that action will be taken against traffic officers who were shown on video brandishing piles of money in take-away containers. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi, …

  • 2 November

    SOUTH AFRICA BREAKING NEWS- Violence Reported In Germiston

    UPDATE: 0220Hrs – An ambulance arrives at a block of flats to carry a victim. – VIDEO LOADING… ZimEye has been alerted to complaints of violence said to have erupted on Wednesday night around the Germiston area, near Johannesburg. The Gen Secretary of the Zim Communist …

  • 2 November

    5 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solution

    Cape Town – A joint meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development heard on Tuesday that Treasury had been brought in to review the fast-collapsing deal between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO). The …

  • 2 November

    Analysis: In the ANC Leadership race, to the victors all spoils go

    On Tuesday evening News 24 reported that the mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, had said that he would resign as leader of the ANC in his region should Ramaphosa be elected the new leader. He also said that if members of his region voted to support Ramaphosa instead of Nkosazana …