Is SA now a Popular Hub for Organized Crime?08/26/15
SARS Customs officers at O.R Tambo International Airport have confiscated 37.6 million Rands worth of drugs this week. The Institute for Security Studies also held a seminar yesterday on organized crimes. John speaks to Luther Lebelo, Spokesperson,...
Montana Ready to Strike Back
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) guilty of several incidents of maladministration and improper conduct under the watch of former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana and recommended disciplinary action has to...
Roodepoort Negotiations Continue
A mediation team chaired by Reverend Gift Moerane, Gauteng Secretary of the SA Council of Churches met with all stakeholders this weekend to find a compromise to the ongoing disruptions at Roodepoort Primary. He speaks to John about the latest on...
The downside of legalising Zama Zamas
A study by the Human Rights Commission has revealed an upsurge in illegal mining. Last week (Friday) we spoke to lead researcher at the Bench Marks Foundation, David van Wyk who made the argument for legalisation of informal mining. Sibanye Gold’s...
Primary School Horror
Another gang rape has been reported at a Gauteng primary school, this time involving an eight year old who was raped by fellow pupils between the ages of 10 and 12. Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education speaks about what action the Department has...
The state of the media
While SABC’s COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng called for the regulation of the media, Minister of Communication Faith Muthambi told Parliament yesterday that Muthambi media has a responsibility to promote patriotism and nation building and not serve party...
The State of State Owned Enterprises
Social Transformation chairperson Lindiwe Sisulu said State Owned Enterprises were no in a crisis, but the upcoming National General Council will focus on stabilising problematic state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Raymond Parsons, Professor of Economics...
Marikana commemorates three years
Almost three years have passed since 34 men were shot dead on a hillside in South Africa, after asking for a living wage. This year’s anniversary is different because the Farlam Commission of Inquiry released its report. Did the miners die in vain?...
Shots were fired yesterday at an old mine shaft on the East Rand in what was believed to be a territorial battle by rival groups of illegal miners. While government and mining houses have not been able to clamp down on illegal mining, suggestions have...
Boosting black industrialists
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has outlined plans to support and boost black industrialists in the renewable energy sector through cheaper financing for projects that create jobs and localise the production of goods. Lizeka Matshekga,...
President says not all gloom and doom
President Jacob Zuma yesterday briefed the media on his administration’s progress since he delivered his state of the nation address in February, Zuma said not all was "doom and gloom" and that South Africa was unfairly compared to other countries...
IDC plans to boost economy
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) plans to boost economic growth through empowering black companies in the emerging renewable power sector. This includes granting them preferential interest rates with doubled discounts for those that create...
Sean Abrahams Unearths Old graves
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is preparing criminal charges against the former SA Revenue Service (SARS) boss Ivan Pillay, the former hawks head Anwa Dramat and SA’s top prosecutor Gerrie Nel. The National Director of Public Prosecutions...
Yesterday, Professor Jannie Hugo from the University of Pretoria sparked public attention stating that Nyaope should be legalised. Professor Hugo says that by legalising the drug, it will remove it as a currency for crime, and make the drug addiction...
Where the Mining Industry Lies
Department of Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi called a meeting with mining industry stakeholders yesterday, in an attempt to find alternative solutions to the job cuts throughout the sector. This follows Minister Ramathlodi’s suspension...
Jobs, jobs, jobs
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says government has a plan to deal with the “unprecedented” employment blood bath, which since April has seen more than 23 000 South Africans receive notice that they may lose their jobs.
Business Transformation at a halt
The government is to haul more than 1000 companies to the Labour Court for failing to transform and meet employment-equity targets. The Black Management Forum is, however, extremely concerned about what seems to be concerted efforts to deliberately...
Phiyega has full backing of Police Board
As President Jacob Zuma studies National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's response to the recommendations from the Marikana Commission of Inquiry calls are being made for her to step down. However the board representing the nine provincial police...
Tito Mboweni gets appointed as Wits Honorary Professor
Tito Mboweni‚ ex-Minister of Labour and ‚ will join Wits University from August 1 as an Honorary Professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences. He chats to Udo Carele, standing in for John Robbie, about his new role and the BRICS regional...
Land Expropriation Under the Microscope
The Expropriation Bill is before Parliament where the constitutionality of the Bill is currently being heard. The Centre for Constitutional Rights has made submissions to the hearings and raised concerns about the definitions of public interest and...
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