12 airport officers arrested

12 airport officers arrested

Twelve members of the SA Police Service, stationed at the OR Tambo International Airport, have been arrested. This follows a three-year joint investigation by the Hawks and Crime Intelligence that uncovered corruption by 17 SAPS officials. Out of ...
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The thieves wear suits, bosses are taking the bucks

The thieves wear suits, bosses are taking the bucks

Corporate executives usually dress pretty well. Well they seem to be some wolves in sheep's clothing. One study suggests senior managers are the main culprits when it comes to fraud.
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New laws to fight gender-based violence

New laws to fight gender-based violence

Three new bills to fight violence against women will soon be law. They will amend the National Sexual Offenders Register, and the Domestic Violence Act, and regulate bail conditions for people charged with sexual offences. Brenda Madumise-Pajibo f...
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CASAC proposes single agency model

CASAC proposes single agency model

Several measures have been announced this week to address alleged corruption linked to COVID-19 contracts. But, who is accountable for fighting corruption in the country? Lawson Naidoo, from the Council for the Advancement of the South African Con...
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Crowds of protesters dispersed at Zimbabwean embassy

Crowds of protesters dispersed at Zimbabwean embassy

Police have dispersed picketing crowds outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria. The Not In My Name movement was demonstrating to highlight recent reported human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up...
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Suspects of Olievenhoutbosch killings in court

Suspects of Olievenhoutbosch killings in court

One of four suspects has appeared in court in connection with the discovery of bodies in a backyard in Olievenhoutbosch. Community members are pleading with officials not to release the suspect. Police have opened a murder case, following the grue...
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Doctor's death investigated

Doctor's death investigated

The team appointed by the Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, visited the George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa. It follows the death of a doctor at the hospital. It is believed the doctor died from a COVID-19 related illness, and that the death could h...
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The antidote to corruption is transparency

The antidote to corruption is transparency

Edwin Ikhuoria, from One Campaign, which fights poverty and preventable diseases, says this is a time to rethink governance on the continent. He also says that for Africa to grow and develop, the continent needs to create better functioning partne...
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Africa's COVID-19 cases to reach one million

Africa's COVID-19 cases to reach one million

While Africa has so far been spared high concentrations of COVID-19 cases in communities, there is a shift being seen. Infections on the continent are set to surpass the one million mark in the next 48 hours. Cases currently stand at 980,000. Edwi...
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Housing agency defends Limpopo project

Housing agency defends Limpopo project

The agency responsible for building 40 shacks in Tzaneen, Limpopo has defended the project. Head of the Housing Development Agency, Lucien Rakgoale, says the units are not shacks. It is believed government paid over R2 million for 40 shacks, that ...
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Collins Letsoalo appointed as the CEO of RAF

Collins Letsoalo appointed as the CEO of RAF

Collins Letsoalo has been appointed as the CEO of the Road Accident Fund. He has been acting in the position.
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Abel Manyike says R21mil is a reasonable fee for work done

Abel Manyike says R21mil is a reasonable fee for work done

A sub-contractor says he deserves the more than R20 million he pocketed. The state capture inquiry is this week probing an asbestos contract worth R255 million rand by the Free State government. Abel Manyike’s Ori Group is one of the companies tha...
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Gauteng official goes against the grain on smoking

Gauteng official goes against the grain on smoking

Since the lockdown and ban on cigarette sales came into effect, government has appeared unwilling to listen to arguments about addiction and the negative impact of forcing smokers to quit cold-turkey. Well, one senior government official appears t...
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Mkhize to meet traditional leaders

Mkhize to meet traditional leaders

The Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will be meeting traditional leaders. He wants their help to raise awareness about COVID-19 in communities. The minister visited a number of hospitals in the Amajuba district of KZN today.
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Consol Glass halts new manufacturing plant

Consol Glass halts new manufacturing plant

Consol Glass has suspended construction of a R1.5 billion plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. That is because of reduced demand for glass products, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s suspension of alcohol sales. The plant would have added ...
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Cabinet committee to deal with COVID-19 tender corruption

Cabinet committee to deal with COVID-19 tender corruption

President Ramaphosa has appointed a six-member Cabinet committee to deal with allegations of corruption in COVID-19 procurement. The committee will look at the procurement of goods and services sourced for the purpose of containing and responding...
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The changing education landscape

The changing education landscape

The COVID pandemic has forever changed the way in which universities operate. A new phrase now is something called blended learning. But says Adam Habib, outgoing VC at the University of the Witwatersrand anecdotal evidence suggests students are p...
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SA 3rd most miserable economy in the world

SA 3rd most miserable economy in the world

South Africa has the third most miserable economy in the world. Not surprising with SA having a conflicting post-COVID recovery plan. Happy Ntshingila, former ad man and commentator believes there is too much communication on corruption and neglec...
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Mkhize gives Amajuba the thumbs-up

Mkhize gives Amajuba the thumbs-up

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is visiting the Amajuba District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the district with the third highest number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister will visit the revamped health facilities in the Newcastle and Utrecht. The visit come...
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Ramaphosa sets up body to probe alleged COVID-19 corruption

Ramaphosa sets up body to probe alleged COVID-19 corruption

President Ramaphosa has promised South Africans that government will take decisive action against corrupt officials. Reports say COVID-19 relief contracts worth billions have been looted. But among many South Africans there is widespread skepticis...
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Limpopo shack saga - units cost over R2 million

Limpopo shack saga - units cost over R2 million

The shacks project in Limpopo has been in the spotlight. It is believed government paid over R2 million for 40 shacks, that is 64,000 rand each. Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha is facing criticism after he unveiled the units. Lucien Rakgoale from ...
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Beirut blast reignites anger and gains international support

Beirut blast reignites anger and gains international support

Anger at the Lebanese government has been reignited following the Beirut port explosion that left 145 people dead. Demonstrators took part in violent protests outside the country's parliament building. Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer was lit ...
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Ouattara to run for third term in Ivory Coast elections

Ouattara to run for third term in Ivory Coast elections

Ivory Coast President, Alassane Ouattara, says he will seek re-election in October. He has formally accepted the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate, despite the country's constitution which forbids a third term.
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Delivery of cigarettes after tobacco ban initiated

Delivery of cigarettes after tobacco ban initiated

Prof Mkhululi Lukhele, HOD for the Gauteng Health Department responds to allegations that he had signed off on the sale and transporting of tobacco products after the initial lockdown had been initiated.
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COVID-19 recovery rate improving in Gauteng

COVID-19 recovery rate improving in Gauteng

It seems the coronavirus spread is slowing down in Gauteng, but the Premier is warning against complacency. David Makhura has concluded his COVID-19 update briefing. The Special Investigation Unit has identified two senior officials in the Gauteng...
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Picke outside Zimbabwean embassy

Picke outside Zimbabwean embassy

Police are removing demonstrators who were set to hold a picket outside the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria.
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Corruption has eroded cofidence

Corruption has eroded cofidence

Political analyst Professor Tinyiko Maluleke from the University of Pretoria shares his reaction on Gauteng Premier David Makhura's briefing earlier.
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Gauteng officials linked to PPE corruption

Gauteng officials linked to PPE corruption

The Special Investigation Unit has identified to officials in the Gauteng Department of Health, who are alleged to be at the centre of the PPE tender corruption in the province. Premier David Makhura says the province will pursue criminal charges.
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India hits 2 million COVID-19 cases

India hits 2 million COVID-19 cases

India has surpassed two-million cases of COVID-19 infections. The country's health ministry says it has recorded more than 63,000 cases in the past 24 hours. India now has the third highest number of coronavirus cases globally.
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Gauteng not yet out of the woods

Gauteng not yet out of the woods

Two Gauteng officials are alleged to be involved in enabling corruption around COVID-19 tenders. Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the Special Investigating Unit is pursuing charges. Makhura was giving an update on COVID-19 in the province. He sa...
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Lifestyle audits to be conducted in Gauteng

Lifestyle audits to be conducted in Gauteng

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura says the State Security Agency will be conducting a lifestyle audit of the Gauteng Provincial Executive Council, that is on the Premier himself and the 10 MECs.
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New COVID-19 ward for Mitchells Plain

New COVID-19 ward for Mitchells Plain

The head of the Western Cape health department says even though the COVID-19 curve in the province is flattening, the health system is preparing to deal with the virus for the next 12 to 18 months.He was speaking at the Mitchells Plain district ho...
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PPE probe will not result in any accountability

PPE probe will not result in any accountability

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation authorising the SIU to investigate allegations of COVID-19 corruption. Yesterday he appointed a team of ministers to get to the bottom of PPE tender irregularities. Now political analyst Ralph Ma...
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Suspects expected to appear in court

Suspects expected to appear in court

Four suspects in the murder of three people in Olievenhoutbosch are expected to appear in court today. Their bodies were found buried in a shallow grave in the Centurion township. Forensic pathologists exhumed the remains on Thursday. The bodies a...
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Entertainment news - The Tea with Lindi

Entertainment news - The Tea with Lindi

Today is the finale of the 26th edition of the South African Music Awards. It has been aired over 5 days and is the first time it is being held without a live audience. Yesterday AKA and Yanga Chief walked away with the Best Music Video award for ...
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DA piles on pressure for SAFA probe

DA piles on pressure for SAFA probe

In sports, the DA is calling for an investigation into the South African Football Association, and for the suspension of the organisation's president, Danny Jordaan. The party alleges that Jordaan has failed to deal with corruption in the associat...
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Beirut blast - 16 arrested over explosion

Beirut blast - 16 arrested over explosion

16 people have been detained by the Lebanese authorities in connection with a deadly explosion in Beirut. It claimed 145 lives, injured thousands and has left hundreds of thousands homeless.
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AI could save the economy

AI could save the economy

Artificial Intelligence could drive economic growth in South Africa. Organisations that took part in the virtual artificial intelligence dialogues at the University of Johannesburg also claim COVID-19 has had a negative impact on economies and say...
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Minister refuses to answer question on Limpopo shack saga

Minister refuses to answer question on Limpopo shack saga

Officials are scrambling to explain away a questionable low-cost housing project in Tzaneen, where millions were spent on building shacks. And they are pointing fingers at each other. On Tuesday, Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha shifted blame to th...
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CapeNature Reserves now open

CapeNature Reserves now open

You can now take a short left this long weekend. CapeNature has reopened all its reserves in the Western Cape for overnight stays. It follows Government lifting the intra-provincial leisure travel ban. CapeNature CEO, Dr. Razeena Omar discusses this.
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Good samaritan gives thief a second chance

Good samaritan gives thief a second chance

What would you do if you caught the man who had robbed you? Well, KwaZulu-Natal businessman, Siya Gasa did the unthinkable.
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Homemade raft makes it to Robben Island

Homemade raft makes it to Robben Island

Lockdown has seen many people coming up with creative ways to have fun while sticking to the rules. Like a Cape Town father and son, who built their own raft to paddle to Robben Island and back.
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Women's month - Celebrating phenomenal women

Women's month - Celebrating phenomenal women

It is Women's Month and in celebrating females doing phenomenal things in society, University of Cape Town's Associate Professor, Salome Maswime is one of them. She is the recipient of the One Africa award for Research in Healthcare. It recognises...
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Mthethwa hands rugby a lifeline

Mthethwa hands rugby a lifeline

In sports, SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has welcomed the gazetting of regulations giving the green light for the resumption of matches. Yesterday, Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa cleared professional contact sport to return to play.
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AGs target National Rifle Association in the US

AGs target National Rifle Association in the US

A showdown between the Democrats and Republicans is nothing new in the US. But this time Democratic Attorney Generals are taking aim at the National Rifle Association. The Attorney General of New York filed a lawsuit to dissolve the association.
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Swimming SA admits failings

Swimming SA admits failings

In sports, Swimming South Africa has admitted to failing in meeting its own transformation targets. This comes after Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa threatened to sanction the federation for not doing enough to redress imbalances. President of the ...
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Wits' growing list of absentees

Wits' growing list of absentees

In sports, Bidvest Wits have had a lot to deal with ahead of their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Not only are there boardroom issues, but coach Gavin Hunt will be without a number of players for the tie. Goalkeeper Ricard...
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Cederberg's COVID-19 corruption claims

Cederberg's COVID-19 corruption claims

The Cederberg Municipality in the Western Cape is being described as rotten to the core. Whistleblowers claim the current administrators have looted nearly R800,000 allocated for COVID-19 relief efforts. The municipality itself also wants answers ...
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