A close friend of President Jacob Zuma was paid an R81m advance on a R1bn tender by an entity of the department of water and sanitation. Philani Mavundla , a construction magnate who once offered to pay Zuma's portion of the security upgrades to his home in Nkandla, is involved in a joint venture which was awarded the R1bn contract to build an acid mine drainage plant in Springs, east of Johannesburg.
Most universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there's more to it than that: when a university establishes a new centre, it is making a statement of intent.
Violent protests in Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and surrounding areas in the south of Johannesburg and in Coligny in North West province have made headlines over the past few weeks. They add to the pot of public unrest that seems to occupy a permanent spot in South Africa's news.
JANUARY 15: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during day four of the BMW South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club on January 15, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following his first round at the Players Championship, Rory McIlroy acknowledged he was battling back woes.
A succession of brutal murders of women and children in South Africa has sparked national outrage and calls for action to end persistent violence. “We, as the citizens of this country, we must say enough is enough,” said South African President Jacob Zuma, speaking Thursday at a service for three-year-old rape and murder victim Courtney Pieters of Cape Town.
HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne on Thursday presented a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize worth 35 000 in project funding, to Ian Little at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society, London, in honour of his work to protect South Africa's threatened grasslands. The Eastern Great Escarpment of South Africa provides catchment services for three of the country's largest rivers, making it a vital source of water for cities such as Durban and Johannesburg in one of the world's most arid nations.
FILE PHOTO: A sign board is seen near the Sibanye gold mine in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 6, 2016. ) will tap shareholders for funds at a discount of 60 percent in a $ 1 billion rights issue, the mining company said on Thursday.
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