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Scepticism as Maile forges ahead with Gautengs state bank plans

Gauteng finance MEC Lebogang Maile's ambitious plan to establish a provincial state bank to uplift the township economy has been met with some scepticism amid VBS Mutual Bank looting prosecutions. 'We will intensify efforts to finalise the
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15 Jul 2024

Police minister Senzo Mchunu wants crime intelligence, use of technology beefed up

Police minister Senzo Mchunu has vowed to clamp down on rising levels of crime, aiming to foster a culture of intolerance towards criminality. Ahead of his budget vote presentation in parliament on Tuesday, the new minister said his prio
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15 Jul 2024

DA announces new spokespeople, Karabo Khakhau and Willie Aucamp

The DA has announced new national party spokespersons in Karabo Khakhau and Willie Aucamp. The pair take over from Solly Malatsi and Werner Horn, who have taken on new responsibilities. Malatsi has been appointed in President Cy
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15 Jul 2024

'We are attending to this matter': Gayton McKenzie on Luxolo Adams' exclusion from Olympic squad

The exclusion of sprinter Luxolo Adams from Team South Africa for the Paris Olympics has had many rallying behind the athlete and calling for minister of sports, arts and culture Gayton McKenzie to intervene. The 27-year-old athlete expr
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15 Jul 2024

Springboks add five players to squad for Portugal Test

South Africa have added five players to their squad for the one-off Test with Portugal in Bloemfontein on Saturday but will be without lock Franco Mostert and centre Damian de Allende. Mostert was injured in the 25-24 loss to Ireland in
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15 Jul 2024

'There was great synergy': Ramaphosa on GNU cabinet lekgotla

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described this past weekends cabinet lekgotla as wonderful and fruitful. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of National Treasurys climate symposium on Monday, Ramaphosa said everyone who attended the l
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15 Jul 2024

'Where's the crime?': Dali Mpofu on VBS boss Tshifhiwa Matodzi's 'donations' testimony

Former EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu contends the red berets have never denied receiving donations from looted and defunct VBS Mutual Bank, which left pensioners penniless. The party has been in the spotlight and criticised about r
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15 Jul 2024

Shannen Doherty, 90210 and Charmed actress, dies at 53

American actor Shannen Doherty, best known for her role as high school student Brenda Walsh on hit 1990s television drama Beverly Hills, 90210, has died at age 53 following a years-long battle with cancer. Doherty, who had been public ab
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15 Jul 2024

Lionel Messi substituted with swollen ankle in Copa America final win over Colombia

Argentina won a record 16th Copa America title by beating Colombia 1-0 thanks to an extra-time goal from Lautaro Martinez on Sunday after the final was delayed for more than an hour due to thousands of ticketless fans trying to get into the stadi
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15 Jul 2024