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Senior DPSA officials placed on precautionary suspension

Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi in a statement on Sunday announced that the department’s Chief Financial Officer, Masilo Makhura, and Deputy Director General: Administration, Linda Shange, have been placed on precautionary suspension. The two have been placed on suspension, effective from 13 October 2017, pending the finalisation of a formal investigation process. “The suspensions are precautionary measures taken …

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DA  to report Minister Brown to the Public Protector and the Ethics Committee 

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will write to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown’s role following R1, 2 million lucrative Eskom oil contract allegedly awarded to her lover and business associates. DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone said in a statement on Sunday her party will also refer the matter to …

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Cocaine worth R9M seized at OR Tambo

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officials seized 30kg of cocaine estimated at close to R9-million in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. Sars said in a statement, In the first incident, collaboration between SARS Customs and the South African Police Service, led to the arrest of a passenger disembarking from a Sao Paulo flight via …

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Media reports that Eskom inflated purchase of office chairs misleading

Eskom rejects as malicious and misleading, media reports that the Power Utility had “wildly-inflated contracts” for the purchase of its meeting room and office chairs. The electricity giant also dismissed suggestion as incorrect that the National Treasury had approved the purchase of only 500 chairs out of the 9 270 requested. “In a letter dated August 7, 2017, the National Treasury …

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Eskom welcomes Duynefontein nuclear installation decision

Eskom has welcomed the Department of Environmental Affairs’ decision to grant the power parastatal permission to proceed with the nuclear installation in Duynefontein in the Western Cape. The Duynefontein nuclear installation will be next to the existing Koeberg power station. “We welcome the authorisation by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Final Environmental Impact Report (F-EIR) for the Nuclear-1 …

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Married in a Flash

Married in A Flash is SABC 3’s new exciting reality wedding show where couples who have been in a long term relationship or who are engaged are given R75 000 to creatively plan and execute their wedding, however they only have 3 days to organise their special day. Married in A Flash is hosted by Nolu Malope Episode 2 Anga …

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Spy Tapes: Zuma loses, South Africa wins, says DA

President Jacob Zuma will now face 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering. This follows Judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Friday. Justice Eric Leach has dismissed an appeal by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Zuma against North Gauteng High Court order which set aside the decision last year to drop charges against the president. …

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Six expelled “Fighters” lost a fight in court to protect their salaries

The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed with costs a case by six expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to stop Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) removing them from Mogale City Municipality. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement on Thursday, the leadership decided to sack six of its nine councillors after they defied the party’s decision and voted with the …

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Acting SABC appointments extended

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has extended the appointments of the three acting SABC executives as of today. The appointments of the Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Financial Officer were due to expire at midnight. The extension will apply until the vacancies are filled on a permanent basis. “I hope this will enhance the stability, ensure …

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