The Department of Higher Education and Training says Director-General Gwebinkundla Qonde has been suspended. Minister Blade Nzimande said he noted the precautionary suspension. The suspension comes after a disclaimer audit opinion by the Auditor-General of South Africa. The Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training Gwebinkundla Qonde has been suspended pending a forensic […]
Trucks burnt by protestors on Friday at toll plaza along the N3 The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says action will be taken against those members who have been involved in activities that have destabilised the province. It says a report will be compiled to detail what has transpired in the past few […]
The KwaZulu-Natal government pleaded for calm on Friday amid protests believed to be part of a violent “Free Jacob Zuma and shut down KZN” campaign in which millions of rand worth of infrastructure have been damaged. The police were under pressure when responding to several fiery protests, disruptions to traffic and truck blockades since the […]
Mark Botha in Cape Town, Western Cape, pens an open letter to former president Jacob Zuma following his arrest. “You will be remembered, both here, through Africa, and around the globe, as a leader who lacked the morality and honour to do your job correctly.” As I sat glued to the TV last night watching […]
ANC Acting Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has revealed that the NEC are now convinced that the mass gatherings at Nkandla were not organised by citizens supportive of Jacob Zuma – instead suspecting that the illegal protests were actually ‘engineered from within the ranks of the party’. ANC NEC share weekend resolutions After a tumultuous week for […]
Sisulu refuted claims that the ANC was to blame for appointing Zuma as president despite his court cases over the years.
It all started when Sisulu was asked what approach the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) thought was plausible for Zuma after he failed to adhere to the order by the Constitutional Court to hand himself over to police on Sunday. The Constitutional Court last week found the former president guilty of contempt of court and […]
24 dead and 121 still missing after partial building collapse near Miami At least 24 people have died and at least 121 remain unaccounted for following last week’s partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida, according to local officials and multiple news reports. Here’s the latest: SEE IT: Eleven days […]
The Zulu regiment that went to Nkandla this weekend were acting in defiance of orders from the King. In a statement late on Saturday night, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said that he, along with His Majesty King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini,the Queen Mother, Her Majesty Queen Mayvis maZungu, and the Zulu Royal Family, distanced themselves from the […]
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it is steaming ahead despite the pandemic, with many innovations that will make it easier for taxpayers to submit their tax returns from home. The tax man’s offices all over the country were closed last week and will remain closed for six weeks. However it says even people […]
A series of missteps throughout the rollout so far has shown the danger of not having a concrete strategy in place to vaccinate the country.
South Africa’s approach to its COVID-19 vaccine programme has been characterised by a large number of missteps. In aggregate it has left the country behind many others on the continent, and essentially left millions unvaccinated as a savage third wave descends on the country. loading… This has happened despite an established vaccine procurement and distribution […]