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Minister lauds court ruling invalidating two Prasa contracts worth millions of rand

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 (ANA) – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Wednesday said he “welcomes” the Pretoria High Court judgment ruling two contracts entered into by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) with Fenton Gastin, its chief finance officer, were invalid. The first contract that was found to be invalid was the one entered into when […]

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Fedusa calls on police commissioner to intervene in Prasa corruption investigations

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) on Wednesday called on acting national police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba, to urgently intervene and order the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) to come clean about the progress of investigations into alleged corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). This […]

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Newcastle boy youngest child in Africa to receive mechanical heart

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – A five-year-old boy from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal has become the youngest patient on the African continent to undergo a lifesaving mechanical heart implantation. Maboneng Heart Institute, situated at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, implanted a heart ventricular assist device (HVAD) into a Mnotho Mndebele, who had been in a critical condition in intensive […]

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Man arrested for allegedly killing wife

JOHANNESBURG, August 2  – A 28-year-old man has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly murdering his wife, police said in a statement on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the 26-year-old woman was murdered just after midnight in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Mpuku Location in Chizela Village, […]

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Failure to pay contractors on time undermines SA development – Minister Nhleko

JOHANNESBURG, August 2  – Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko on Wednesday ordered officials in his department to urgently resolve all complaints of non-payment of contractors as the failure to do so “undermines the country’s development objectives”. The instruction follows Minister Nhleko’s engagement with officials and contractors in the KwaZulu-Natal region that kick-started the Minister’s regional […]