DA comes heavily for the government for owing SMEs

The opposition party Democratic Alliance doesn’t fail to point out the weaknesses of the ruling party where necessary and this comes up once more as they  have trashed the government for failing to pay over 7 billion rands to small businesses within the stipulated 30-day period. The party further stated that the state was facing …

Watch As Robbers Attack Supermarket, Killing Three Persons, Two Others Seriously Injured

Some group of robbery gang attacked a supermarket in Kalbaskraal Malmesbury on Sunday night, killed three people during a shoot out and wounded two other people. The Police came to the scene of the incident and traced the suspects and arrested two, age 34 an d 35, while others fled but the police are doing …

DA requests for Eskom to present leaked turnaround strategy to Parliament

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Khaya Magaxa, to request that Eskom present a detailed report to Parliament on its turnaround strategy. Reports today indicate that an internal presentation by Eskom CEO, Jabu Mabuza, on the utility’s turnaround strategy has been leaked to the media. …

DA to request urgent clarity from Treasury regarding NHI funding.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes media reports that National Treasury is preparing a financing paper on the Nation Health Insurance (NHI) which is expected to detail how much the scheme will cost and how it will be funded. The DA is concerned that the Health Department published the Bill without proper consultation with National Treasury …

Zuma May Be In More Trouble After Lying To State Capture

A witness on Monday confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma instructed former Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane to fire the then government spokesperson, Themba Maseko. This was the evidence of the late minister’s former spokesperson Brent Simons, who testified at the state capture commission of inquiry. Maseko previously told the commission that Zuma instructed the minister to fire him because …

Mkhwebane risks removal from office by the National Assembly

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces removal from office again in another dimension; this time through the national assembly as consideration to remove her are set to top the agenda of Parliament’s justice and correctional services portfolio committee when it meets on Tuesday. Mkhwebane consideration for removal is coming after the National Assembly was forced to …

South African government seizes a plane belonging to Air Tanzania in Johannesburg

South African authorities have seized a plane from Tanzania’s national carrier. The Airbus 220-300 was due to fly from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania but it was impounded. It was not immediately clear why the action was taken, and authorities have not commented, media reports however said the aircraft …

President Ramaphosa to attend G7 summit, Tokyo conference

The President will be going on a two days working visit starting with the G7 summit in  Biarritz, France, this weekend. In a statement from the presidency, the president and members of his cabinet who will be accompanying him will use the G7 summit and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V11), which …

PRESIDENCY – Government is making efforts to secure growth and deal with unemployment

Efforts to grow the nations economy is still in  progress as the president Ramaphosa further reveals measures been put in place. In a statement, the presidency said Ramaphosa had highlighted these and other efforts during his appearance in Parliament on Thursday to give oral answers to legislators’ questions, the first time he was doing so …

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA – no tax money was involved in CR17 funding

The president while answering questions yesterday at the plenary, national assembly explained that his CR17 campaigned did not make use of taxpayers. The CR17 funding had generated controversies after public protector submitted her reports to the court and the leak that came there after. During the Parliament session yesterday, President Ramaphosa has hit back at …