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Mkhwebane takes exception to police statement on her investigating process

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that she took exception to a statement by the police which she said suggested that she did not exercise due diligence when conducting investigations.

ANC-led alliance launches COVID-19 framework document to guide SA

The governing party and its alliance partners the South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions held a briefing on Thursday afternoon after their meeting.

FirstRand warns profit could fall more than 20%

FirstRand, which runs South Africa's largest retail bank, is the latest of the country's four big lenders to warn on profits as the coronavirus outbreak takes it toll on an already shrinking economy.

AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine restarts slowly after COVID-19 closure

The gold miner said it began a phased restart of Mponeng - the world's deepest mine - on Monday with four crews on the first shift, just 9% of the normal full complement of 44 crews.

UN chief backs global access to 'people's vaccine' for coronavirus

The virtual meeting, hosted by Britain, aims to raise $7.4 billion for immunisation programmes stalled by the pandemic, and launch a new fundraising drive to support potential COVID-19 vaccines.

WATCH LIVE: Mthembu briefs media on Cabinet meeting

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu is briefing the media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting.

Groote Schuur Hospital sees spike in trauma cases after alcohol sales resume

With the province trying to reserve as much intensive care unit space as possible to deal with the peak in COVID-19 cases, this extra burden is of particular concern for health authorities.

Senegal to ease virus curfew after angry protests

More than 70 people were arrested on Wednesday after demonstrations, focused on the curfew, broke out in several cities.

JUDITH FEBRUARY: We need to work far harder to wage peace

The interconnectedness of global life in 2020 means that the days of living in privileged bubbles of security now seem forever over, writes Judith February.

Safpu: Absa sponsorship decision massive blow to football

Absa and the PSL made the announcement on Thursday that the bank would not be renewing its sponsorship agreement at the end of the current season.

Social justice groups call on govt to reinstate eviction ban

Lobby group Ndifuna Ukwazi said that even though level 3 regulations provided a prohibition on evictions, it was limited.

Law enforcement agencies deploy in Joburg CBD to ensure level 3 compliance

Officers were also hard at work raiding shops believed to be selling fake goods in Jeppe Street. Several items were confiscated and shops closed down.

SAPS expecting to arrest senior officer involved in fraud, corruption

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole set up a task team following serious allegations of corruption dating back to 2017.

Toddler (2), father latest victims of shootings in Bonteheuwel

At least six children have been wounded in gun violence in the Cape Town metro this week.

'Chernobyl' tops TV award list as Bafta lines up live show

As things stand with the coronavirus pandemic, nominees are expected to film their speeches rather than appear in person and there are no plans for a big audience.

UCT assures med students of COVID-19 measures in place as some classes resume

Students are back to training at Groote Schuur Hospital and other healthcare facilities across the Cape, but like several doctors and nurses, they are concerned about their safety.

Mboweni to table emergency Budget on 24 June

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to deal with it means that the Budget that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled in February has to be substantially revised.

Parly given power to axe Ipid head as Ramaphosa signs off on 2 amendment bills

The president may have had his hands full with COVID-19 related urgent business, but he did find the time to sign the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill into law.

DA: NSFAS plans to write off historic debt of those who can afford to pay

The party said it wrote to Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande demanding an explanation about how the process would be handled.

Alleged mastermind in Andile Mbuthu's murder due in court today

Mlungisi Thabethe (28) and six others, including a juvenile male, face charges of murder and kidnapping.

Workers at Far East Rand Hospital threaten to strike over lack of PPEs

The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) said at least six people at the hospital had tested positive for COVID-19.

Water dept's Thami ka Plaatjie on suspension over alleged corruption

The department on Wednesday said Thami ka Plaatjie and two former officials were being investigated after an audio discussing their plans to take the money for their personal enrichment surfaced.

Will govt appeal ruling on invalid lockdown regulations?

On Tuesday, the LFN won its case in the High Court in Pretoria, which found government's lockdown regulations for levels 4 and 3 were unconstitutional and invalid.

Treasury report into Beitbridge border fence 'to be released next week'

The committee believes the fence, valued at R37 million, was not fulfilling the role it was intended to, calling it a waste of money.

Eight cops arrested for fraud, corruption

The eight officers were handcuffed in a Thursday morning operation along with a former lieutenant general and six private citizens.

Players brace for pay-cuts as CA projects revenue plunge

The players union, the Australian Cricketers' Association, confirmed to Reuters that they had received revised revenue projections from CA and would hold a board meeting to discuss them later on Thursday.

Absa ends sponsorship for PSL

"While we will no longer be the anchor sponsor for the PSL, soccer will always remain close to our hearts."

Habana: Lions tour will have extra spice

The Lions are scheduled to play the Springboks in July next year and will be on South African shores for the first time since 2009.

Will Masina retract his remarks on economy? ANC says he agreed too

The Ekurhuleni mayor got into trouble when he tweeted an article and agreed with EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks that 'the white economy should collapse'.

West Ham to play friendlies before Premier League restart, says Moyes

The league, which has been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to resume on 17 June behind closed doors.

Vlakfontein informal dwellers willing to pay for power if legally connected

City Power raided the area along with police and disconnected dozens of homes that had plugged into the grid illegally.

Foreign nationals also deserve assistance with COVID-19 relief funds - NPO

The cente said before taking government to court, it had written to the Department of Social Development, Sassa, and the Presidency.

Labour Court rules in Numsa's favour over Macsteel strike

Numsa members were on strike at the steel company since May, accusing management of reducing workers' salaries by 20% without consulting them.

Child Protection Week: Public urged to stop cycle of abuse & exploitation

Despite the strict COVID-19 lockdown regulations, boys and girls are still being attacked and killed at an alarming rate.

All Black legend Carter in shock Super Rugby comeback

Carter, a three-time world player of the year, has been a free agent since returning to New Zealand in March from Japan, where a virus-enforced shutdown ended his lucrative stint with Kobe Steelers.

Tokyo weighs scaled-back Olympics, says governor

The Games are now due to open on 23 July 2021, but organisers face the unprecedented headache of rearranging the event, which requires a costly rejigging of everything from venues to transport.

EWN says goodbye to comments section

This is a decision we have not taken lightly and we're sure going to miss your interactions, but it is out of our hands.

Another legal blow for Mkhwebane as court sides with Bheki Cele

In August 2018, Mkhwebane found Cele had failed to provide witness protection for two whistle-blowers from KwaZulu-Natal, leaving them open to assassination attempts.

Acsa needs over R11 billion to survive – Mbalula

The minister said Acsa and some major South African airlines could not be allowed to fail because they played a crucial role in the country's economy.

Wes Anderson, Pixar movies among Cannes would-be highlights

The showcase has proved a launchpad for relatively unknown filmmakers - 15 directors had been due to make their debut this year - but also puts established contenders on the map.

Record virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

European nations are emerging from months of devastation with some borders re-opening, but South and Central America have become the new hotspots in a crisis that has claimed at least 385,000 lives worldwide.

Thousands flee Niger refugee camp after jihadist attack

Intikane is home to around 20,000 Malian refugees and 15,000 internally displaced Niger citizens -- all of whom previously fled their villages due to jihadist violence -- as well as the local population.

Neighbourhood watches allowed to operate under level 3 lockdown

For weeks, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz had been pleading with national government to allow these structures to support authorities.

Sadtu in KZN calls for further consultations on reopening schools

The union said it had lost confidence that the department would be able to manage the resumption of classes on Monday after reporting that it lost PPE worth millions of rand this week.

Eskom's unbundling process complex and sensitive, says Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter on Wednesday told Parliament that while progress was made, the unbundling process was complex, and that caution was needed.

Toddler injured, man killed in Bonteheuwel suspected gang shooting

Police say the suspects fled the scene on Wednesday night and were yet to be arrested.

Nigeria's Nollywood gets creative to cope with virus crisis

Inspired by his wife's teleconferencing calls from their isolation in Britain, he wrote and put together a short feature about a couple separated between London and Lagos.

Trump trying to 'divide' America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Jim Mattis, who resigned in December 2018 over Trump's ordering of a full troop withdrawal from Syria, also voiced support for the demonstrators whose anti-racism rallies have roiled the country.

Zondo commission to zoom in on Parliament when hearings resume

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said public hearings would resume at the end of June.

German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case

The suspect, who was not named, is serving a 'long prison sentence' for an unrelated matter, said Germany's federal criminal agency.

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