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SASSA rejects over R1 billion claims by CPS

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has rejected allegations of over R1 billion claims by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). SASSA Acting Chief Executive Officer Pearl Bengu said in a statement on Thursday the claims follow allegations of a breach of the terms of the social grant services contracts. Bengu said the alleged claims relates to 2009 contracts concluded in Eastern Cape, …

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Commission of Inquiry into State Capture must get the chance to work

Although we welcome his inevitable choice to appoint Commission of Inquiry into State Capture regardless of his innumerable deferrals to influence it to fizzle, President Jacob Zuma does not deserve credit, Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Wednesday. “He knew he had no further avenues to postpone it,” said Maimane. Maimane said as the underlying complainant …

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National Rooibos Day Set for Its Sophomore Showing On 16 January

Rooibos and its many users are as synonymous with the South African inheritance and culture as the braai, lobola, and biltong. Wonderplant will get the compliment it merits on June 16, when the entire nation, and all around laud the second National Rooibos Day. The whole world will applaud empowering change through various web-based systems administration stages, using the #RooibosDay, …

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Commission of Inquiry into State Capture named

President Jacob Zuma has named a Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. President Zuma said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has named Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo to head the Commission. This takes after previous Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s report into State of Capture and consequent requests issued by the North Gauteng High Court in its judgment of  December …

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“WEAK FLESH” A Special Assignment Investigation

We begin the New Year with a Special Assignment investigation into the murky world of the poultry industry. As we expose a multi-billion dollar business that operates without proper mechanisms in place to ensure product safety and quality controls. Our investigation begins in Brazil, where a recent meat scandal has led to the country losing its credibility as a global …

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Heatwave soars

The South African Weather Service says some parts of the Northern Cape, Free State, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng will be affected due to the high-pressure system. Climate Service has issued notices of heatwave conditions with the mercury anticipated that would hit 42°C on Monday. As temperatures in particularly the Northern territories take off again today, the Automobile Association …

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Use CACH to get a place at varsity

Grade 12 learners, who passed matric in 2017 but have not yet secured a place at a university or college, have been urged to use the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system. CACH is the Department of Higher Education and Training’s online application portal designed for Grade 12 students who are seeking admission to post-school education and training (PSET). The …

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DNA tests taking long: Granny unable to bury her granddaughter

Seven months after her decayed body was found in a shallow grave, a Limpopo lady’s corpse is still lying at South African Police Service Forensic Science Laboratory, for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analyses. Police Spokesperson Franse Mokwena confirmed DNA tests directed at the women’s’ hair and nails to decide her identity has so far showed unsuccessful. “The tests is being centered …

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Intelligence-led joint operation thwarted syndicate

A suspect was arrested and his accomplice escaped following an incident in which police obstructed kidnapping scene in which the pair demanded ransom. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said a joint sting operation was instituted following information they received about affirmed kidnapping occurrence, requesting Thohoyandou businessman to drop a ransom at a particular point in Polokwane to rescue his family …

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More barriers to lessening roads fatalities

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi says traffic authorities will ensure people conform to the guidelines of the roads to diminish bloodletting during this festive season. “Our traffic officers will keep on conducting more roadblocks throughout the country amid this bubbly season and beyond,” said Maswanganyi. He said law enforcement operations will target implementation of enactment of wearing safety belts, utilising mobile …

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