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President Cyril Ramaphosa Speaks On Youth, Women And People With Disabilities In The Workplace

President Cyril Ramaphosa Speaks On Youth, Women And People With Disabilities In The Workplace

President Cyril Ramaphosa has affirmed it can no longer be business as usual when it comes to the creation of a just, humane and inclusive world of work for all. The President, who was speaking as co-chair of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work in Geneva, Switzerland, has further […]

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with outrage and disgust at media reports alleging that 29 boys were raped and physically violated. The Commission strongly condemn such a scandalous and cruel act against boys that looked up to their alleged perpetrator for their upkeep and support whilst pursuing their soccer dreams. The alleged […]

South Africa Government Takes Control of North West Province

South Africa Government Takes Control of North West Province

South Africa’s government seized control of North West province, which has been wracked by a series of violent protests, as a way to force Premier Supra Mahumapelo from his post. Mahumapelo, 49, had opposed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to lead the ruling African National Congress. Ramaphosa won by a narrow margin at a conference in […]

Fire Razes Denver Informal Settlement In South Africa

Fire Razes Denver Informal Settlement In South Africa

An elderly woman has died and over 100 people have been left homeless after a fire broke out in the Denver informal settlement near Jeppe, the City of Johannesburg’s Emergency Management Services said on Sunday. The body of a woman in her early 80s was found after fire-fighting efforts were completed, said the service’s spokesperson […]

Ex-Tax Agency Boss Receives Disciplinary Charges

Ex-Tax Agency Boss Receives Disciplinary Charges

South Africa’s presidency served disciplinary charges on former tax agency head Tom Moyane for alleged misconduct that was in violation of his duties and responsibilities.  Retired Constitutional Court Judge Kate O’Regan will preside over the disciplinary inquiry, which relates to “alleged leadership and organizational failures,” the presidency said in an emailed statement Friday.  President Cyril […]

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking jobs, better housing, roads and hospitals frequently clash with police in a country faced with weak economic growth and near-record […]

Trio of Strong Women Now At The Helm of Nelson Mandela University

Trio of Strong Women Now At The Helm of Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) on Tuesday celebrated the inauguration of Professor Sibongile Muthwa as vice-chancellor and Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi as chancellor. They join NMU chair of council, former ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill. “I am honoured to form part of this trio of women,” said Fraser-Moleketi at the ceremony. She said NMU was the only university to […]

S.African Utility Eskom Asks To Recover $5.5 bln Via Higher Tariffs

S.African Utility Eskom Asks To Recover $5.5 bln Via Higher Tariffs

South African state utility Eskom is seeking to recover 66.6 billion rand ($5.5 billion) of costs incurred over the past three years through higher tariffs, saying it sold less electricity than forecast because of an economic downturn.   Eskom, which supplies around 95 percent of South Africa’s electricity, is battling to stabilise its finances under […]

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Heroine Winnie Mandela Laid To Rest

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Heroine Winnie Mandela Laid To Rest

South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto. Madikizela-Mandela’s death on April 2 at the age of 81 after a long illness was met by an outpouring of emotion across the country, with […]

Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Wednesday called for the respect of all women, both in politics and at home. He was speaking at a memorial service held at the Majwemasweu Stadium in Deeplevel Brandfort, directly opposite the house which Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her children occupied when she was banished by the apartheid police […]

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