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Mpumalanga MEC in serious head-on collision with taxi

MBOMBELA, January 31 (ANA) – Mpumalanga MEC for agriculture, rural development, land and environmental affairs Vusi Shongwe has survived a serious accident when the car he was driving collided with a minibus taxi in Mbombela early on Wednesday. Joseph Mabuza, spokesman for the department of community safety, security and liaison, the accident happened at 00:30 on the R40 […]

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Health minister breaks down as he apologises to families of Life Esidimeni patients

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi shed tears on Wednesday, as he apologised to family members of the mentally ill patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed non-governmental organisations. “When I read the [health] ombudsman report about how people were bundled in vans and tied with sheets and how […]

In The News South Africa

SA govt disappointed that ANN7 TV news channel will be canned by MultiChoice

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – South African government has on Wednesday, expressed disappointment that paid-TV service MultiChoice had decided to not renew its contract with Gupta-found Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel from the DStv bouquet when it expires in August this year. MultiChoice made the announcement on Wednesday, months after allegations surfaced that the pay-TV company had […]

In The News South Africa

Eskom notes Fitch ratings downgrade, vows to implement turn around strategy

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – South Africa’s power utility Eskom on Wednesday said that it “noted” the decision by Fitch Ratings Agency to downgrade its long-term local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and unguaranteed local currency senior unsecured ratings to ‘BB-‘ from of ‘BB+’ and maintained the ratings on Rating Watch Negative (RWN). Eskom interim group chief executive, Phakamani […]

In The News South Africa

SA editors’ forum appoints Kate Skinner as executive director

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday announced the appointment of experienced media scholar, researcher and activist Dr. Kate Skinner as its executive director. Skinner joins Sanef following the relaunch of the 21-year-old organisation, which remains the vanguard of media freedom as an integral part of strengthening South Africa’s […]

Entertainment In The News South Africa

Driver found guilty of culpable homicide in Top Billing presenter trial

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – Exactly three years after the accident when Top Billing television presenter Simba Mhere was killed, driver Preshalin Naidoo was found guilty of culpable homicide by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Magistrate David Mahango said in handing down judgement that “the court finds that the State has proven the facts beyond reasonable […]