Passengers wishing to travel between South Africa and the Ebola high-risk areas in West Africa must request permission from the health department, says SA Airways.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work.
The office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions received an unprecedented tongue-lashing in the “spy tapes” order handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has made an impassioned plea to the ANC to stop the name calling and rein in officials who are making “unwarranted” attacks on the integrity of her office.
Two men who were allegedly assaulted by a group of school pupils for snatching a woman’s bag have died of their injuries in hospital.
The Economic Freedom Fighters will go to court to fight suspension from Parliament, party leader Julius Malema has said.
The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multibillion-rand arms deal is no longer salvageable, arms deal critic and former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein has said.
Hot or Not
When it’s your time, it’s really your time. Fresh from a gold in triple jump at the Commonwealth Games, Khotso Mokoena led the South African contingent with a solid victory in the men’s long jump event at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm this week. This could prove to be Mokoena’s year to capture the world stage and make it his own.Not:
Ratings agencies have become one of those things we love to hate. Whether anyone agrees with the downgrades or not, the minute they declare a company or country junk, a whole lot of investment protocols kick in, ensuring that the rating is proven correct. We have felt their scorn, and we want them to go away and pick on someone else.
Laughter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure actor Robin Williams of his deep depression. He made us weep with laughter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own demons behind a wide smile and sad eyes. His suicide this week left the world a little emptier.
Thanks for the memories, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain.Not:
President Jacob Zuma has mastered the art of passing the buck. After keeping us waiting for months for a response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, he delivered what was essentially two pages of a reply as most of the 20 pages were a regurgitation of other reports. And the substance was: Ask the police minister.
When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will attach a probe to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born.Not:
Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate
history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its problems became clear.
Team SA for their 37-medal haul with three days to go at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, getting closer to the target of 43 set by Sascoc and already surpassing the 33 from the 2010 Games. The SA lawn bowls (five gold medals), judo (one) and Rugby Sevens teams proved that the nation should not only always rely on swimming and athletics for gold medals.Not:
What will it take for the US to finally ditch its “softly, softly” approach to Israel? Not even the bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza by Israeli forces could do it. The US called the act “indefensible” and called on Israel to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians. That’ll show ’em, Obama. Or not.
It is common cause that when a minister’s official car breaks down, the department hires a replacement. Not for Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who chose to drive her own private car when her state car was not in use. At a time when government is calling for cuts in excessive spending, Pandor’s action shows a minister leading by example.Not:
Dragged for kilometres during a hijacking and then dying. That’s the end of life for four-year-old Taegrin Morris. His death should shock us all into taking a stand against crime. The fight against crime cannot be relegated to the police alone. It will also take society’s efforts to clear our country of violent criminals.
All 25 EFF MPs have received formal letters from Speaker Baleka Mbete asking them to motivate why the party should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s application to prevent the release of the so-called “Spy Tapes”, in a judgment handed down in Bloemfontein today.
About 200 ANC members chanting “Dubula uMalema” (shoot Malema) arrived in Parliament today, saying they were there to defend the ANC from the EFF and its leader Julius Malema.
There is no need to apologise to the families of Lonmin workers killed at Marikana in August 2012, one of the strike’s leaders has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
A mayor forced out of his job two months ago has returned to rally his region to support Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza to retain the provincial ANC chairpersonship for a third term.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have cried foul, claiming the ANC is “planning to undermine the very Parliament that it claims to protect and respect” by busing in supporters for this afternoon’s sitting.
The ANC does not want to see Public Protector Thuli Madonsela vacate her office before the end of her term but she must do her job correctly, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.
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If I was the colour red, I’d sue Valentine’s Day for defamation. There’s so much more to red than roses and silly balloons.
The actors and actresses of Generations, who are currently on strike, had their contracts terminated by the SABC. The big question is: how much does the show make?
There are many questions that arose after the chaotic scenes seen in Parliament this week.