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Corruption charges laid against acting Sars boss Mark Kingon

7th December 2018 Corruption charges have been filed against acting South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Mark Kingon by an unknown and obscure organisation named the Anti-Poverty Forum (APF). The charge was laid by APF's director Phapano Phasha on Tuesday at the Brooklyn police station. News24 is in... 

Eskom confirms another full day of load shedding

6th December 2018 It looks increasingly likely that load shedding will continue all week, after Eskom on Thursday said its maintenance crews were still struggling to repair broken power generating units.  Stage 2 load shedding will take place between 09:00 and 22:00 on Thursday. Stage 2 allows for up to 2000... 

Xolobeni turns Mantashe away

5th December 2018 The community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape have reiterated that they do not want a mine in their area, despite the Department of Mineral Resources supposed intentions to issue mining rights. The community leaders released a statement on Tuesday, and said that the affected Umgungundlovu... 

Science body pushes for better human genetics ethics guidelines in South Africa

4th December 2018 The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has released a study it says is aimed at creating a more certain regulatory environment for government departments on matters relating to human genetics and the human genome. The authors of the study, titled Human Genetics and Genomics in South... 

South African telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising its companion star

4th December 2018 Work by researchers operating the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in the Northern Cape has confirmed that a white dwarf star is cannibalising its companion star. The find has led astronomers to change their view on how massive radiation bursts occur on white dwarf stars. The star,... 

SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

4th December 2018 The South African economy has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the third quarter of the year, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday morning at a briefing in Pretoria.  South Africa slipped into a technical recession during the... 

National water dept, City differ on water consumption level for next year

4th December 2018 The national Department of Water and Sanitation has ruled that Cape Town needs to cut water consumption by only 10% for the year starting in December. This comes just days after the City of Cape Town announced that residents would need to cut consumption by a much bigger 30% for the coming year.... 

11 SANDF soldiers guilty of committing assault while on peacekeeping mission

4th December 2018 The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has found 11 of its members guilty of assaulting a 17-year old Congolese citizen in his country. In a "historic and ground-breaking trial" the defence force has, for the first time, used the Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act to... 

Gupta mining boss JP Arora gunned down

3rd December 2018 The CEO of Gupta-owned JIC Mining, JP Arora, was killed in a shooting on New Road in Midrand on Saturday night, police have confirmed. SAPS spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said he could not confirm reports of Arora's car being sprayed with bullets. News24 has learned that Arora was returning... 

Eskom starts stage 2 load shedding

3rd December 2018 Eskom on Monday morning commenced with stage 2 load shedding, saying the rotational power cuts would likely continue until 22:00. This after it had on Sunday warned of a full day of load shedding on Monday, saying a number of power generating units were still out of service. 


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