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Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has refuted allegations that government is politicising issues of gender-based violence. The allegation, the Ministry said in a statement, emanates from remarks made by the #TheTotalShutDown movement following a media briefing by the Minister in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Dlamini held a briefing on the sidelines […]

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s state-run power firm Eskom said on Tuesday it is planning its first major battery storage project as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to boost renewable energy usage and reduce the country’s reliance on coal. Prince Moyo, general manager for power delivery engineering at Eskom, told Reuters that the battery storage project would be rolled […]

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

An 84-year-old Catholic priest broke his silence after three decades to apologise to Limpopo-born William Segodisho, who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens. Segodisho, 46, told the media at a briefing on Wednesday how father Adam O’Connor* sexually groomed him from 1985 to 1989. The two had […]

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa’s reviled apartheid government as Pretoria’s minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son. By turns urbane and jovial, Botha, foreign minister from 1977 until the end of white rule in 1994, […]

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

South Africa’s state-owned rail service PRASA has lost around 636 million rand ($42.5 million) over the past three and a half years due to deliberate train fires, parliament heard on Tuesday. Most of the fires have occurred in the Western Cape province, which accounted for 71 percent or 451 million rand in damages, a report […]

South African Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

South African  Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

The South African Police Service in Lulekani outside Phalaborwa have launched a massive manhunt for the suspect who broke into the house of an elderly woman and raped her. It is alleged that the elderly woman of around 90 years old was raped while sleeping in her house, on 2018-09-30. The suspect intruded into the […]

South Africa Finance Chief Asks to Leave Amid Pressure to Go

South Africa Finance Chief Asks to Leave Amid Pressure to Go

South Africa’s Nhlanhla Nene asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties as the finance minister is under pressure to resign after he disclosed that he met members of the Gupta family at their home six times, Business Day reported. The Guptas are friends of former President Jacob Zuma who have done business […]

Eight South African Police Officers To Be Charged For Murder Of A Nigerian

Eight South African Police Officers To Be Charged For Murder Of A Nigerian

The South African police will on Monday charge eight police officers to court for their alleged roles in the October 2017 torture and murder of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus. The Nigeria Consul General in South Africa, Godwin Adama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation from Johannesburg, that the officers include […]

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa Announces Plan To Reduce Sky-High Unemployment

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa Announces Plan To Reduce Sky-High Unemployment

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package of reforms on Thursday which he said would create 275,000 more jobs a year, in a bid to bring down sky-high unemployment and improve his own track record on the economy. More than two decades after the end of white minority rule, South Africa still has one […]

South Africa, UAE Sign Extradition Treaty That May Target Gupta Brothers

South Africa, UAE Sign Extradition Treaty That May Target Gupta Brothers

South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges.     The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using their ties with […]