Meetings with nuclear experts from various countries will be held soon, following one with Russia this week, says the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation.
There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, says the party.
A R50 000 donation would be paid towards funeral expenses of each family of the victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria, the Synagogue Church of All Nations has said.
The ANC and the opposition both claimed that the SABC judgment vindicated their clashing views on whether the Public Protector’s findings are binding – an issue that is central to the Nkandla controversy.
The Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect with full pay.
The National Prosecuting Authority has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius matter.
Eskom interim chief executive Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age’s breakfast briefings.
Hot or Not
Shakes Mashaba for turning no-hopers Bafana Bafana into a respectable outfit. They are unbeaten in four matches, and are on course to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 3-0 away victory over Sudan, a goalless home draw against Nigeria, a 2-0 away win over Congo Brazzaville and a goalless draw at home. Bafana have yet to concede a goal under Mashaba.Not:
A media monitoring company reported on Friday that Brett Kebble’s killer, Mikey Schultz, snapped up 30% of the previous day’s media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial – just by being in court. This may be the highlight
of Schultz’s life because his only claim to fame up to now is getting away with murder.
He was hot as director-general in the Treasury and hotter as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. But you can’t get much hotter than having your signature on every SA banknote. Lesetja Kganyago will succeed Gill Marcus as Reserve Bank governor next month. It was only a matter of time before someone of his calibre was rewarded with a top post.Not:
Lonmin has failed to show it did all it could to improve labour relations at its Marikana mine, which exploded into mayhem in 2012. Its executives performed dismally at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when they took the stand. This week, it gagged an NGO that sought to present findings of transfer pricing and tax dodging.
National Under-17 side Amajimbos for completing a hat-trick of SA soccer teams to qualify for next year’s major continental competitions. It has been a fairy tale for the national teams since Banyana qualified for the African Women’s Championship, followed by Amajita (U-20) and now Amajimbos, who are going to Niger. Bafana have many reasons to follow suit.Not:
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane attributed the three weeks of water stoppages around Gauteng to “a technical glitch”. Clearly, the minister lives in a bubble. Water is a basic right and being deprived of this for three weeks while officials try to figure out the problem, is just
Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.Not:
God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.
The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. A true reflection of democracy took place this week, when 85% of the eligible Scottish population took to the polls to vote for or against independence from the United Kingdom. While those who wanted independence (45%) didn’t get their way, it is clear democracy is alive and well.Not:
But this is not the case in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where there was an attempted coup last month. On Friday, police and military exchanged fire as the country battles to return to normality. Only strict adherence to democratic rule can free the country of its problems.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will have to wait another two weeks to find out if it will be expelled from trade union federation Cosatu.
A former ANC deputy chairperson in Mpumalanga has resurfaced from the political wilderness and is now in the reckoning to lead a region and settle a score with Premier David Mabuza.
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The presidency has appointed Lakela Kaunda as chief operations officer.
The ANC majority has voted down an opposition motion in the National Assembly that President Jacob Zuma must be called to appear before the ad hoc committee mulling reports on misspending on his Nkandla home.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have lambasted civil rights group AfriForum for defending “racists”.
People will rise up if there is no change in the levels of inequality, unemployment and poverty, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has said.
Business competitors, including those in the media, must work together to build South Africa and the continent instead of trying to destroy each other, Sekunjalo Group chairperson Iqbal Survé has said.
We encourage the families to take comfort from the knowledge that the greater part of the preparatory work has already been done.
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- Zuma-Mantashe rift report ‘entrenches racist narrative’: http://t.co/aPfgmaqJcg 3 hours ago
- RT @albert_mashamba: Their pride is just too huge to swallow. They have been beaten by the DA hands down. #talkingpoint 3 hours ago
- MT @mphelo_seti: How is ANC vindicated? Can someone plz explain to me??? #talkingpoint 3 hours ago
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Thursday morning. The last day of Mampara Week. Where I come from, that’s the week before payday.
It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.