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Public transport under scrutiny ahead of festive

Minibus taxis and buses will receive special attention this week in a pre-festive season drive to ensure that public transport vehicles are roadworthy. “Traffic chiefs from all provinces and major metros decided at a special National Road Safety Steering Committee meeting recently that traffic officers will go out this week to ensure public transport vehicle with major defects are removed …

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Wheel-chair bound shack dweller gets a house

In an effort to restore dignity and a sense of belonging, Limpopo CoGHSTA  MEC Jerry Ndou will on Thursday hand over a brand new house built with bricks and mortar to a wheelchair-bound woman living in a two-roomed shack in Phahladira Village [Ward 6] Shongwane, Lephalale, A 37-year-old Kedibone Monyeki is dependent on a meagre social grant to look after …

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Medupi Unit 4 attains Commercial Operation status

The Medupi Power Station in Lephalale is a green-fields coal-fired power plant comprising of six units rated in total at 4764 MW installed capacity.Construction activities commenced in May 2007 and the power station will have full installed capacity by 2020.Unit 5 was first synchronised to the national grid on September 8, 2016, reached full power (794 MW) on December 17,2016 and attained commercial operation on April 3, 2017.Unit 6 attained commercial operation on August 23, 2015 and was officially opened by the President Jacob Zuma on August 30, 2015.Once completed, the power station will be the fourth largest coal-fired plant and the largest dry-cooled power station in the world

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SARS dismisses reports of impropriety

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has dismissed media reports of impropriety against Commissioner Tom Moyane. “SARS notes with deep concern media reports spreading the allegation that there has been impropriety on the part of Commissioner Moyane in dealing with the disciplinary investigation into the Chief Officer for Business & Individual Taxes, Mr Jonas Makwakwa.” In a statement on Monday, …

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Eskom rejects inquiry bribe allegations

Ethics Committee says in a satement it will institute investigations following allegations that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has allegedly offered Advocate Nthuthuzelo Vanara a bribe to resign. Vanara is as an evidence leader in the inquiry into mismagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete says she personally took the affidavit from Advocate Vanara and handed it President Jacob Zuma to act on it.

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Farmworker shot and killed himself

Farmworker was shivering allegedly after he shot himself while tracking down stray buffalo. He was rushed to a hospital in Polokwane, Limpopo where he later died apparently due to the effect of the animal darting substance. The gun owner will be charged with culpable homicide. The freak incident happened in Lephalale, Limpopo on Friday. Lephalale police have also opened in inquest docket.

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Speak out against abuse

South Africans are encouraged to speak out against abuse and report criminal cases to the police. On Saturday, the country woke up to a hype of activities in various provinces to mark the launch of the annual campaign for 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children. In Mpumalanga, Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality residents gathered in …

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The Lucky Specials Film exclusive broadcast

The Lucky Specials is a feature-length edutainment film, directed by Rea Rangaka, which is set in a mining town in Southern Africa, where rock dust and cramped quarters expose workers to various risks such as HIV and Tuberculosis. It follows the lives of members of a small-time cover band dreaming of making it big in the music industry. When tragedy strikes, …

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Top Billing talks to Pop mega star Ed Sheeran

 Lorna Maseko heads to London to chat to UK pop sensation Ed Sheeran and takes a little South Africa with her. Top Billing’s Lorna Maseko jetted into London for a one-on-one interview with U.K. artist, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran on the back of his hugely successful 2017 album release. In the personal sit down, Lorna asks the mega star where …

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