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Winde's Sopa hot air, says Good party

Much of Western Cape Premier Alan Winde's speech focused on job creation, safety and the transport sector, but Winde's critics were not impressed, saying he failed to decisively carve a way forward.

City of Joburg is dealing with land invasions, says Housing MMC

Police have been sent to areas including Lenasia South, Ennerdale, Zakariyya Park and Eldorado Park on Friday morning to monitor a flare-up of protests from residents who said they're fed up with land invasions.

Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament on Bosasa donation

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament in relation to the R500,000 Bosasa donation.

Jiba, Mrwebi have 10 days to tell Parly why they deserve their jobs back

The two were sacked by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the recommendation of the Mokgoro commission which investigated whether the pair were fit for their jobs.

PepsiCo offers R23.5bn to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods

The US drinks and snack group said Pioneer Food’s product portfolio was complementary and would help PepsiCo to expand in sub-Saharan Africa by boosting its manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

Zuma to take no further part in state capture proceedings

Former President Jacob Zuma’s legal team on Friday said they no longer wanted to be a part of the state capture commission proceedings.

WATCH LIVE: Jacob Zuma expected to resume state capture testimony

Zuma's testimony was halted on Wednesday after he raised objections to the line of questioning the commission's lawyers were taking.

Land Reform minister awaits court ruling over District Six plan

The Land Claims Court must rule on whether to hold the Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform minister in contempt of court because government missed a deadline to provide a proper plan for restitution.

Nehawu vows to strike if public service sector jobs cut

Minister Senzo Mchunu told parliament during his budget vote this week that his department would save R20 billion if 30,000 workers in the public sector took early pension payout.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng joins Zuma supporters at state capture inquiry

Former President Jacob Zumba's supporters are streaming into the precinct where the state capture commission is being held in Parktown ahead of his appearance on Friday morning.

SANDF deployment in Hanover Park give some residents peace of mind

On Thursday, the army was in Manenberg and Hanover Park providing support to SAPS members.

Doctor found guilty of stealing body parts to be sentenced

Dr James Mwesinga was found guilty of organ theft in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Winde boasts of attracting R100bn in FDI since DA took over WC

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde delivered his maiden State of the Province Address on Thursday and told MPLs the provincial government generated a billion rand in savings for businesses by reducing red tape.

Thousands expected to attend actress Nomhle Nkonyeni's funeral

Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni will be laid to rest on Friday in her hometown of Port Elizabeth.

Kliptown, Protea South join Lenasia, Zakariyya Park protests over land invasions

They've now taken matters into their own hands, bringing the areas to a standstill by barricading main roads.

Malema: SACP undermining Mkhwebane by supporting Gordhan

Julius Malema said the EFF would counter any campaign in support of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by the SACP.

EWN Round-up: 7 stories you may have missed this week

These are the seven most popular stories that made headlines on EWN this week.

Mkhize: State capture commission is capable of handling its business

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize commented on former President Jacob Zuma's appearance at the state capture commission in Parktown.

Ramaphosa’s Mandela Day at Red Cross: ‘My spirit was uplifted’

President Cyril Ramaphosa spent his Mandela Day at Red Cross Children's Hospital with the children at RX Radio. Established in November 2016, the station is run by children and former patients. The platform gives them the chance to become radio reporters.

Eldorado Park, Zakariyya Park on lockdown as residents protest

The communities are protesting over what appears to be ongoing housing issues.

A week later, SANDF finally deployed to CT gang hot-spots

The military released their soldiers to help stabilise gang hot-spots, while law enforcement agencies conducted raids in Manenberg and Hanover Park.

Ramaphosa: I know Gordhan to be a person of commitment and integrity

Replying to the debate on his budget vote, the president was unequivocal in his support for Pravin Gordhan.

Sarb decision to cut repo rate broadly welcomed

Governor Lesetja Kgayango announced on Thursday that the rate had been cut to 6.5%.

Residents applaud SANDF's deployment in Manenberg, Hanover Park

When the army came into the area with their armoured vehicles, many residents celebrated, welcoming the army with shouting and applause.

Jacob Zuma expected to resume testimony at Zondo Commission

On Wednesday, deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo adjourned the hearing after Zuma’s lawyer’s accused the Inquiry of having invited their client to the commission under false pretences.

Residents welcome army’s deployment in CT

It comes a full week after a promise by the police minister to send the army into 10 Cape Flats neighbourhoods, as a force enabler for the police.

GALLERY: SANDF boots finally hit the ground in Cape Town

The South African National Defence Force arrived in Cape Town on 18 July 2019, one week after Police Minister Bheki Cele announced troops would be deployed to gang-plagued areas on the Cape Flats to assist the South African Police Service.

KZN cops seize drugs, ammo, cash worth nearly R2m in raid

The suspects are expected to appear at the Verulam Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

Mapaila praises Sars' high-risk investigation unit

The SACP's Solly Mapaila has praised the work of the so-called Sars rogue unit, saying that the unit has done a wonderful job and that they were heroes of the country.

Court told CT nightclub security deal was ‘vigorous negotiation,’ not extortion

Controversial businessman Nafiz Modack and three others are accused of extorting the Grand Café out of R90,000 in November 2017.

NHI will benefit all South Africans, says Health Minister

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize was speaking at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg, where he spent part of his day marking Mandela Day.

Ramaphosa: I am ready to testify at Zondo Commission

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament that nobody was above the law and that that includes himself, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and EFF leader Julius Malema.

Stronger rand, improved inflation outlook factors in repo rate cut

Those in debt have received some relief on Thursday afternoon with the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) decreasing the repo to 6.5%.

3 security guards shot in botched KZN school robbery

Kwazulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu on Thursday said two of the men were found dead at the school this morning, while one was found wounded.

Nehawu to urge public service members not to take severance packages

On Wednesday, Minister Senzo Mchunu told Parliament during his budget vote speech that his department would save R20 billion if 30,000 workers aged between 55 and 59 took early pension.

Mkhize: Collab between private, public sector could vastly improve health system

Mkhize was speaking at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital where he spent his 67 minutes as part of Mandela day.

Social Dev Minister Lindiwe Zulu delivers shoes to schools on Mandela Day

Zulu and the foundation will deliver 67 pairs of shoes to 67 schools around the country.

Intergovernmental dispute between Winde, Cele to likely end up in court

The intergovernmental dispute continues despite the minister's recent announcement that the army will be deployed to help fight gangs for the next three months.

Zuma to continue his testimony at Zondo Commission

The Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture has confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma will continue with his testimony on Friday.

Old Mutual declines to settle case with ex-CEO Peter Moyo

Old Mutual has declined an offer by the Johannesburg High Court to settle its case with fired CEO Peter Moyo before completion of arguments.

Dlodlo: Fighting gangsterism key priority for State Security Agency

The State Security Agency has joined the war against gangsterism and wants more individuals linked to organised crime prosecuted.

Mapaila lashes Zuma over state capture inquiry claims

The SACP's Solly Mapaila said they were calling on all South Africans to defend Mandela’s legacy against those who seek to destroy it.

Deputy police minister visits educare centre in Nyanga for Mandela Day

He was joined by humanitarian aid group Gift of The Givers, who donated much-needed mattresses, blankets and food parcels to the Sinoxolo Educare Centre.

Kolisi: James Small a huge loss to rugby

Former Springbok rugby wing James Small. died from a heart attack last week and was being laid to rest on Thursday.

Winde declares war on crime in WC Sopa

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has highlighted police understaffing and has pointed the finger at national government in his State of the Province Address.

Nehawu vows to oppose planned job cuts by Dept of Public Service Administration

On Wednesday, Minister Senzo Mchunu told Parliament during his budget vote speech that his department would save R20 billion if 30,000 workers aged between 55 and 59 took voluntary severance packages.

First SANDF troops roll into Manenberg

It’s by no means the mass deployment some may have imagined, but it’s a start for the gang-plagued neighbourhood of Manenberg.

Repo rate cut to 6.5%

The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks.

Third degree: Ramaphosa grilled by junior journos on hospital visit

As part of Mandela Day activities, President Cyril Ramaphosa visited RX Radio at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Rondebosch.

De Lille probing tender to sell state-owned land in District Six

Publis Works Minister Patricia De Lille said she had been unaware of the possible disposal of the land.

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