In The News South Africa

SA editors forum to launch independent probe over Sunday Times “fake news”

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) said on Tuesday that it will institute an independent investigation into issues of editorial integrity and roll out a major training campaign on media ethics for journalists following an apology by the Sunday Times over breaches of editorial standards. Over the weekend, Sunday Times editor Bongani Siqoko admitted in […]

Business In The News South Africa

Sibanye inches closer to completing R5 bln acquisition of Lonmin Plc

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The Competition Commission on Tuesday recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approve the proposed R5 billion acquisition of Lonmin Plc by Sibanye-Stillwater, subject to conditions. The Tribunal is the regulatory body which provides final approval for large mergers in South Africa. Last December Sibanye offered R5.17 billion for Lonmin in […]

Business Lead South Africa

I’m not aware of any intelligence unit at Sars, acting commissioner says

PARLIAMENT, October 16 – Acting South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Mark Kingon on Tuesday said he was not aware of any intelligence unit operating within the revenue collection agency. Kingon was asked bluntly by Democratic Alliance member of Parliament (MP) David Maynier whether, to his knowledge, their was any intelligence gathering unit, legal or […]

Africa In The News

Zimbabwe not seeking mercy, but massive investment – Ambassador

JOHANNESBURG, October 16 – The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday embarked on a charm offensive to woo investors in South Africa during the country’s “Zimbabwe is open for business” summit held in Johannesburg. Hosted by Zimbabwe’s embassy in South Africa, the summit attracted numerous government officials, diplomats, businesspeople, local and international media and some Zimbabweans based […]

In The News South Africa

Convicted KZN #FeesMustFall activist will only know his sentence in 2019

DURBAN,  October 16 – Economic Freedom Fighters’ student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, found guilty of several criminal acts during violent student protests two years ago,  will only know his sentence next year. Khanyile was supposed to be sentenced in the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday for crimes he committed during the KwaZulu-Natal #FeesMustFall protests in 2016, […]