Parliamentary hearings on Steinhoff scandal to begin end of January: The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance Yunus Carrim has confirmed that parliamentary hearings on the Steinhoff scandal will be held at the end of January. “Depending on the outstanding administrative issues, the hearing will begin on the 30th or 31st of January.” Carrim also rejected rumours that the hearings are being held at the
One killed in protest at Royal Bafokeng Platinum shaft: One person was killed and part of South Africa’s Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPlat) conveyor belt was burnt during overnight protests at one of its shafts in the country’s North West Province, the platinum producer said on Thursday. Social and labour violence, soaring costs and depressed world platinum prices have hurt South Africa’s platinum industry
Sassa rejects allegations of R1bn in claim by CPS: The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has rejected claims of over R1 billion by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) based on the apparent breach of terms of social grant payment service contracts. Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu said the contracts in question were concluded in 2009 for Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape and
It’s a boy! Busiswa Gqulu gives birth: Kalawa Chikita Busiswa Gqulu welcomed her first child, a baby boy, on Wednesday. The Gqom and house music sensation took to Instagram to share the news of the arrival of her new bundle of joy. “As we put all our faith in you my lord @kaygee_thevibe thank you for being with me through this journey,” Busiswa said.
Students suffer for education in SA: EFF: EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says for years, students have suffered and some died in pursuit of education in the country of their birth. This comes after Capricorn TVET College students were injured during a stampede at in Seshego early this morning. Six prospective students were injured and one of them critical. According to Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela
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