South Africa has been fingered in the alleged “improper payments” originating from contracts that the ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, for work at the Medupi and Kusile power stations.
As a signatory of the OECD Convention which is aimed at … Read the rest
Police in the Western Cape are investigating two cases of murder following the petrol bombing of a double-decker bus that killed two passengers on Tuesday night in Strand.
Police spokeswoman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said several cases of attempted murder were … Read the rest
The crisis of mass migration of refugees from Africa was not caused by European countries, but by autocratic leaders, a European official said on Tuesday.
Roeland van de Geer, European Union ambassador to South Africa, said the cause of the … Read the rest
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe made a speech blunder on Tuesday during the opening of the third session of the eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Instead of reading the parliamentary opening speech, Mugabe re-read his State of the Nation Address, which he … Read the rest
A gun pressed to his forehead, Hopewell farmer Mark Anthony looked into the cold eyes of the black man who was about to kill him, and then heard him pull the trigger.
He expected everything to fade to black, but … Read the rest
The SADC special forces training programme code-named ‘Exercise Mahombekombe’ begun in Kariba on Tuesday and will run until the 26th of next month.
Eight regional member states’ defence forces are taking part in the exercise which is part of SADC’s … Read the rest
The South African government is monitoring a number of people linked to a reported threat to US interests, but was satisfied that no one faced any imminent danger, the security minister said.
The US Embassy warned its citizens on Tuesday … Read the rest
For more than two days, a newborn baby girl lay in an incubator which was either not switched on or was malfunctioning, while her mother wondered where she was.
The baby screamed with hunger as she had not been fed … Read the rest
The US on Tuesday warned its citizens in South Africa of a “specific, credible” threat.
The US embassy said on its website it had “information that extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa, to possibly include US government … Read the rest
The Office of the Presidency has denied that President Jacob Zuma was escorted to safety as maidens at Enyokeni Palace, under “demon attack”, caused a commotion at the reed dance ceremony.
The Mercury reported on Monday that during a commotion … Read the rest
Lorraine Kekana, 30, was made to listen to the groans of her four dying children who had just had their throats slit, allegedly by their father.
Minutes before, her black husband had allegedly phoned her to ask whether she had … Read the rest
Two 16-year-old black youths carrying pangas in a street in Knysna were arrested by police.
Sergeant Chris Spies said the two teenagers were walking down Peter Street and Khayelethu in Knysna on Monday afternoon.
“Members of the police received information … Read the rest
US pop star Pharrell Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several “sustainability-focused projects” and fundraising for education.
Williams will be in South Africa next month but faces disruptions from … Read the rest
Rector and vice-chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers promised Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training on Tuesday Stellenbosch University would root out “racists”.
Stefan Lang, the outgoing SRC chairman, having to rush through his address in order to provide … Read the rest