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The SABC board is misleading the public

It has been reported that at the press conference on Thursday evening, the South African Broadcasting Corporation [SABC] board claimed the verification of candidate’s credentials were still underway and no decision had been taken about its preferred applicant for the public broadcaster’s position of Group Chief Executive Officer [GCEO]. The …

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Situation in Zimbabwe a “great concern”

President Jacob Zuma on Friday urged parties involved in the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe to maintain peace and security. The Zimbabwean military has allegedly taken control of State institutions and has confined President Robert Mugabe and his wife to their house, saying that it is targeting criminals …

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Barely a month into the job, SABC Board member resigns amid victimisation

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member Rachel Kalidass has resigned. In her resignation letter to Parliament on Thursday morning, Kalidass cited victimisation by fellow board members as a reason to call it a quit – following her objection to a preferred candidate for the Public Broadcasters’ Group Chief …

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SADC Organ Troika meets over tensions in Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has called an urgent Organ Troika meeting to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe. The meeting will be held at the SADC Secretariat headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday afternoon, SADC said …

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Eskom distances itself from Qoma’s utterances

Eskom has distanced itself from utterances made at the Parliamentary Inquiry by its board spokesperson Khulani Qoma. Power Utility was responding to damning evidence made by Qoma during the inquiry on Tuesday. Eskom chairman Zethembe Khoza said that the manner in which Qoma spoke about the shareholder representative, Department of …

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Dr Emslie killer re-arrested in Lephalale

Awaiting trial prisoner, Petrus Moyo was re-arrested in the early hours on  Wednesday morning during a sting joint intelligence driven operation in Lephalale. This is after the Police in Lephalale launched a manhunt after he [Moyo] escaped from police station holding cells on Monday night. A foreign national, Moyo (27) …

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Dr Emslie’s killer escaped from holding cells

Police have launched a massive manhunt for the awaiting trial prisoner who escaped from police holding cells last night [Monday]. A foreign national, Petrus Moyo (27) escaped from the holding cells, hours after he appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the killing of Dr Werner …

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Eskom notes liquidity reports

Eskom says it has noted media reports that relate to its liquidity challenges and financial sustainability. The power utility on Monday said it has always maintained that the 2.2% tariff increase for the 2017/18 financial year will present challenges to the company’s liquidity position for the current financial year. “As …

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Sachs resignation a huge blow to the National Treasury

Democratic Alliance has reacted with shock to the resignation of veteran budget office head, Michael Sachs, saying his departure is a huge blow to the National Treasury. DA Shadow Minister of Finance David Maynier said Sachs exit confirms fears that decision-making on budget priorities and the budget itself, have now …

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No sign of R1m salary from Royal Security in President Zuma’s declaration of Interests

President Jacob Zuma did not declare any salary earned from his friend and business mogul, Roy Moodley’s company [Royal Security] during the 2009/10 financial year in the register of his financial interests, said Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane. “I can today [Monday] confirm President Zuma did not declare any salary …

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