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Ninow sentenced to life in prison

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:50

Nicholas Ninow, convicted of raping a seven year old girl in the bathroom at a Dros restaurant in Silverton in Pretoria last September, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Mara Phone moving SA forward

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s programme of reviving the South African economy is beginning to bear fruit.

GDE to implement contingency measures amid load shedding

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:20

A total of 317 Gauteng learners are scheduled to re-write their exams after their examination centres were hit by load shedding on Wednesday.

Revenue plan piloted to support struggling municipalities

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:14

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is piloting a new revenue plan that has been designed to help struggling municipalities collect revenue that is due to them.

Mboweni: Implementation key to SA's economic growth

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:05

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the country needs to work on the implementation of policies if it is to realize improvements and growth in the country’s sluggish economy.

Cabinet approves promulgation of SA’s energy plan

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:03

Cabinet has approved the promulgation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) which provides a blueprint for South Africa’s envisaged energy mix.

Moratorium placed on state-owned land

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:37

A moratorium has been placed on all state-owned companies and other public bodies from releasing any of their land.

Investment attraction efforts paying off for SA

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:29

South Africa’s efforts to attract investment while also strengthening trade on the continent, are paying off.

Cabinet commends taxpayers

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:24

Cabinet had commended the millions of taxpayers who have already filed their tax returns, saying proper and efficient revenue collection ensures fiscal sovereignty.

Cabinet welcomes KZN conviction rate

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:17

Cabinet has commended detectives from the South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal, for securing a high conviction rate in the province, in cases of gender-based violence.

Pretoria boys get a glimpse of life behind bars

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:25

The Department of Correctional Services have introduced a new programme allowing young people to visit their Correctional Centres to experience life behind bars.

Smart phone production to boost SA's manufacturing capabilities

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:07

The establishment of a smart phone production plant in South Africa signifies confidence in the country’s manufacturing capabilities, Proudly South African said on Thursday.

Water situation at Vaal River a serious concern

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:58

The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation says the Vaal River has over the past few months deteriorated and poses a serious social and economic challenge for the country.

Eskom apologises

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:57

Power utility Eskom said it is hopeful that the early warning on load shedding will assist South Africans, businesses, and the Department of Education, to plan accordingly and to minimize individual risk.

Talks on investing in new technologies to save lives

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:56

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has emphasized the importance of government investing in new technologies and innovative solutions that will save lives on the roads and place the province on a positive growth trajectory.

Manamela urges learners to apply for NSFAS

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:37

Higher Education, Science and Technology Deputy Minister Buti Manamela has urged all qualifying applicants to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for 2020.

Load shedding implemented for a second day

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:24

Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom is implementing a second day of rotational load shedding.

11 held for fraud in Limpopo

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 15:20

Eleven officials were arrested at a privately-owned vehicle testing station in Limpopo for allegedly issuing roadworthy certificates for vehicles that were never physically examined.

District Development Model comes to eThekwini

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit the KwaZulu-Natal province on Thursday and Friday to launch the metropolitan version of the District Development Model.

Committee concerned about lengthy suspensions

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 13:44

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) says it is concerned about Limpopo municipalities that continue to lose money due to the lengthy suspensions of municipal officials involved in decisions to invest in the Venda Mutual Bank (VBS).