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Deposit for Herbert Msagala's Steyn City plot paid for by IGS boss, tribunal hears

Deposit for Herbert Msagala's Steyn City plot paid for by IGS boss, tribunal hears

The Special Tribunal on Wednesday heard how the estate agency which sold a stand in Steyn City to former Transnet Capital Projects senior executive Herbert Msagala, dealt with Sipho Sithole in facilitating the sale of the property.

Education department supports full investigation after grade 10 pupil drowns during Equal Education trip

The basic education department said a full investigation into the death of 15-year-old Avethandwa Nokhangela from Xolani High School in the Eastern Cape was required to get to the bottom of the matter as there are lots of questions that remain unanswered.

Songs ring out in KZN as Zulu nation prepares to bury its queen

The remains of the Zulu regent arrived at her final resting place in KwaNongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday.

Cele lashes police commissioner Sitole for defying him over appointments

National police commissioner Gen Khehla Sitole received a tongue lashing from police minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday.

Sisi Khampepe named as acting chief justice

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is on "long leave" and his deputy Raymond Zondo is busy with state capture inquiry work, paving the way for justice Sisi Khampepe to become the country's acting chief justice.

Parliament rallies behind NSFAS leadership's turnaround efforts

Parliament has vowed to provide its full support to the embattled National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) under the leadership of a new CEO and board.

'No basis to link R1m ANC donation to dodgy tender': Mike Mabuyakhulu

Former ANC KwaZulu-Natal deputy chair Mike Mabuyakhulu told the Zondo commission that allegations he accepted a R1m donation linked to a corrupt government contract as an ANC donation were false.

Adam Habib 'is not racist' and will return to work next week

Habib will be allowed to return to his position as SOAS director, effective from Monday May 10.

No need to rush into who will take the Zulu throne – Buthelezi

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has urged the Zulu nation to give the royal family space to mourn and deal with succession issues at a later stage.

Strikers happy buses are not moving

Metrobus employees have vowed to continue with the strike over pay hikes until their demands are met.

Egypt to close stores, restaurants early for 2 weeks to curb COVID-19

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/EGYPT (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-Egypt to close stores, restaurants early for 2 weeks to curb COVID-19

Royal palace prepares for arrival of Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu

Mourners have descended on the KwaKhangelamankengane royal palace to pay their respects to the late Zulu regent.

Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth

Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life.

Ace Magashule temporarily suspended

The ANC secretary-general has been temporarily suspended, with pay

Storm causes flooding in southern Cape and more rain is on the way

Some homes have been evacuated and roads flooded in the southern Cape as a severe storm made landfall on Wednesday.

Two vehicles, councillor’s office gutted in Eastern Cape protest

Two vehicles, one a municipal bakkie, were destroyed during protests at KwaNobuhle on the outskirts of Uitenhage on Wednesday.

House of traditional leaders sends strong warning to illegally operating initiation schools

The Mpumalanga house of traditional leaders has issued a stern warning to traditional leaders illegally operating initiation schools, saying they will face the full might of the law.

Three arrested as food meant for the poor lost to fraud

The Johannesburg Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation team has arrested three people for allegedly defrauding more than R5m worth of foodstuffs from the World Food Programme.

Mpumalanga cops on the hunt for four suspects linked to 'hit' on tavern owner

Mpumalanga police on Wednesday launched a manhunt for four suspects linked to a “hit” on a businesswoman earlier this week.

Eskom proposes changing conditions of service during first day of wage talks

The NUM and Numsa want a one-year 15% wage increase, which Eskom says it cannot afford.

Carl Niehaus wants R8m from Fikile Mbalula for ‘thug’ post

ANC Luthuli House staffer and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus is suing transport minister Fikile Mbalula for R8m for reputational damage.

Jessie Duarte demands answers over ANC Youth League age cheating scandal

Luthuli House has been rocked by an age cheating scandal after it emerged that one of the leaders appointed to the ANCYL national youth task team could be overage.

Mpumalanga businessman arrested for housing fraud and money laundering

Fotoboy Makua, 55, the owner of Foto Security Company, appeared in the Middelburg magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

Cow stolen for lobola recovered two years later

While searching on Tuesday for a cow stolen over the weekend, police in northern KwaZulu-Natal found another cow that had been stolen to pay lobola in 2019.

'I will not tolerate any political interference': Sars commissioner

'I would sooner resign than comply to any political request,' the tax chief told parliament on Wednesday.

Zondo's state capture inquiry to get more millions to complete its work

Justice minister Ronald Lamola encouraged the commission to meet its end of June deadline, saying resources are tight.

Slight relief for fugitive Bobroffs as they recoup some cash of millions forfeited to state

There was some respite for fugitive former personal injury attorneys Ronald Bobroff and his son Darren Bobroff when the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that R6.8m be returned to them.

Miguel Louw's killer sentenced to 25 years

Mohamed Vahed Ebrahim was sentenced to 25 years for the  kidnapping and premeditated murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw, whose decomposed body was discovered in bushes in Phoenix in September 2018, about two months after he went missing.

'It's the ugliest thing I have seen this year': Zakes Mda on DA campaign video

The 'Black Diamond' author says the ugliest thing about the video was not John Steenhuisen's words but the composition of the image.
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