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Minister Sisulu in Westonaria Borwa to hand over title deeds

13th July 2017 Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Gauteng MEC Paul Mashatile will on Thursday hand over houses and title deeds to beneficiaries of Westonaria Borwa housing project. In a statement, the Human Settlements Department said the mega housing project includes BNG/RDP, bonded, gap market, and... 

Bird Flu confirmed on new locations in Gauteng and Mpumalanga

12th July 2017 The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus – commonly known as bird flu – has been confirmed on two new locations on farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga, the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries said on Tuesday. “The new locations involved commercial layer chickens on farms... 

Four nabbed for connection to rhino poaching

11th July 2017 Four people were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga in connection with rhino poaching and a rhino horn was seized, the police said on Tuesday. Spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale, said that members of the rhino project team and the Nelspruit K9 Unit arrested four people between... 

Gauteng closes troubled taxi ranks and routes in Soweto

11th July 2017 The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport on Tuesday announced the temporary closure of disputed taxi ranks and routes in Soweto following months of intimidation and violence. This comes after Transport MEC Ismail Vadi published Regulations in the Provincial Gazette invoking the extraordinary... 

State capture, corruption serious hurdle to radical economic transformation in South Africa – Makhura

11th July 2017 Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Tuesday said corruption and State capture were two of the most serious stumbling blocks to achieving radical economic transformation in South Africa. Makhura was speaking at the South African Communist Party's (SACP's) 14th National Congress where delegates will... 

African Association of Automotive Manufacturers names Thomas Schaefer as new chairman

10th July 2017 The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) on Monday, announced Thomas Schaefer as its new chairperson. Schaefer was elected at a general meeting of AAAM members held at the end of June. 

Gauteng taxi strike averted, for now, says Maswanganyi

10th July 2017 Another crippling strike by disgruntled minibus taxi operators complaining about high repayment rates for their vehicles has been put on hold after a meeting between Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco). “A meeting was held as part of the... 

Vavi urges Rustenburg mineworkers to join Numsa

10th July 2017 South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Sunday urged mineworkers in Rustenburg to join the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). “Workers resigning from [the] National Union of Mineworkers [Num] and Association of Mineworkers and... 

Defence minister must brief parliament on Gupta access to classified military information, says DA

10th July 2017 The extent of the wealthy, politically connected Gupta family’s “web of corruption” is becoming increasingly evident and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to explain to parliament the “outrageous access” the Guptas had to classified military information, the Democratic Alliance (DA)... 

Parliament files affidavit regarding public protector’s ‘CIEX report’

10th July 2017 National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has filed an affidavit supporting the South African Reserve Bank’s (Sarb's) court application on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s so-called “CIEX Report” and findings, parliament said on Sunday. In her affidavit filed on Friday, Mbete also asked the... 


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