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Please Help this man

Witpoort Hospital officials in Lephalale are looking for the family and relatives of Mpho Chauke (pictured above). Police found him sleeping under the bridge near Shongwane village. The hospital Communications Officer Ernest Dinale said Chauke is being admitted to their health facility [Witpoort Hospital] after he went for days without food. “Chauke left his home in Mhlanga, Witbank and traveled …

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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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 Married in a Flash

Married in A Flash is SABC 3’s 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 9 Prince found …

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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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SA to observe World Aids Day

South Africa will tomorrow [Friday] observe World Aids Day 2017 under the theme: ‘It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my responsibility’. The theme encourages South Africans to make their actions count and to take personal and collective responsibility to prevent new HIV and TB infections. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the national commemoration event at …

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Court wants details on mooted grant payment methods

The Constitutional Court wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to give reasons — if any — the alternative grant payment systems described in the Auditor General’s report are not feasible. “The Minister of Social Development and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) are directed to include in their quarterly report, due …

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Safety for Parliamentary Committees

Parliament says on Wednesday it is setting up security measures to ensure safety of members of the National Assembly including staff involved in the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises inquiry into governance at Eskom. This follows recent reports of threats made against Members of Parliament including Zukiswa Rantho, Natasha Mazzone and the Committee’s eovidence leader Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara. Deputy Speaker …

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Eskom threatens Tegeta with legal action

Eskom has threated to take legal action against Tegeta Exploration and Resources. This follows a warning by the company [Tegeta] on Friday last week to shut down the conveyor belts that supply coal to Eskom’s Hendrina Power Station in Mpumalanga. Tegeta is owned by the Guptas, Trillian founder Salim Essa, and the president’s son Duduzane Zuma. The amaBhungane revealed on …

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Paying below prescribed wage is illegal

No employer may pay workers below the minimum wage once it becomes law, Department of labour’s national briefing session aimed at trade unions was told in Tzaneen, Limpopo, on Wednesday. The briefing, which was attended by dozens of people was told that social partners have identified national minimum wage as one of the measures to reduce the high level of …

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