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DA laid criminal charges against Buthelezi and Montana

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Thursday laid criminal charges at Cape Town Police station against Deputy Minister of Finance, Sfiso Buthelezi, and former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Chief Executive Officer Lucky Montana. This relates to findings in the leaked version of forensic reports commissioned by National Treasury into 193 contracts awarded by PRASA between 2012 and …

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Racist flight treatment angered EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on British Airways to institute an independent investigation into the alleged racist treatment in which Black Motion was removed from the business class seat for a white passenger. eNCA reported that Comair said investigations are underway to get to the bottom of an alleged racist incident aboard a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. …

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Transport Minister talks tough on reckless driving

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi says the surge in festive season fatalities in the last three years from 1 587 in 2014/15 to 2 006 in 2016/17 shows a need for the zero tolerance approach to law enforcement on the road. “The statistics again glaringly show that we have a monumental task to improve the behaviour of road users and safety …

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Committee sent Anoj Singh packing

The Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises has on Tuesday deferred testimony by suspended Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh for bringing documents late. Singh was due to testify before Eskom’s Parliamentary inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Singh was told to go home after he sent a 400-page document to the Committee late yesterday evening, the …

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No nonsense approach to all motorists

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi says traffic officials must desist from taking bribes and adopt a no-nonsense approach to all motorists and road users this festive season. Speaking at the department’s festive season campaign launch in Bela-Bela township, Limpopo, on Tuesday, the Minister said law enforcement officials and the public must work together this festive season to reduce road carnage. As …

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Listeriosis outbreak in SA kills 36

Government says it is investigating an outbreak of Listeriosis in the country which has caused the deaths of 36 people. At a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday, Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, said the source of the outbreak is likely to be a food product consumed by people across all socio-economic groups. From 1 January to 29 November 2017, …

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Petrol price to increase by 71 cents

Consumers will have to dig even deeper into their pockets this festive season as the price of petrol goes up by 71 cents a litre this week. The Department of Energy (DoE) on Monday announced that the price of a litre of 93 (ULP and LRP) and 95 (ULP and LRP) will each increase by 71 cents. The increase that …

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Disgraced Myeni must stay away from SAA  

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the party finds it strange, the proposed decision to move embattled South African Airline from National Treasury to Transport department. DA said the choice undermines the hard work being done to save the loss-making national carrier. Deputy Shadow Minister Alf Lees said to make matters worse is the news of SAA ousted Dudu Myeni’s new appointment …

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Mahlobo: Halt R2.1 million gratuity to Joemat-Pettersson

The Democratic Alliance says it has written to Energy Minister David Mahlobo requesting him to suspend his Department’s R2.1 million “once-off-gratuity” to former Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. DA Shadow Minister of Energy Gavin Davis said his party believed this R2.1 million payment should not proceed at least until such a time that Joemat-Pettersson was cleared of wrongdoing for the sale of …

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Community media stifled

It is quite clear the government has forgotten about the essential role being played by community media, more especially in rural communities. Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications Veronica Van Dyk said instead of supporting community media, the government is suppressing their voices. Van Dyk’s comments is a sequel to a reply to DA Parliamentary question. Communications Minister, …

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