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Joburg warns of 54-hour water cuts due to major Rand Water shutdown

18th June 2019 Joburg Water on Tuesday said that Rand Water, which is the main bulk water supplier, was planning a major shutdown that will affect all its reservoirs and towers in terms of water supply for 54 hours from next Monday, 24 June. Nico de Jager, MMC for environment and infrastructure services, said... 

City of Joburg to reclaim hijacked shops in Riverlea for community use

18th June 2019 The City of Joburg on Tuesday, said it was moving ahead with efforts to reclaim hijacked properties after its Council passed a report to enable the City to reclaim local community shops in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg. Leah Knott, Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Economic Development,... 

SA soldiers and Mozambique border police involved in shooting incident

18th June 2019 South African soldiers and Mozambique police have been involved in a shooting incident along the border in KwaZulu-Natal, prompting a board of inquiry into the matter. "The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can confirm that a shooting incident occurred between the South African... 

Gauteng to vet minibus taxis before they can operate on reopened Soweto routes

18th June 2019 The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) on Tuesday said it will vet minibus taxis before they can be allowed to operate on reopened Soweto routes. "The GPG will today, 18 June 2019, begin the process of vetting minibus taxis that will be operating on the now reopened Soweto ranks and routes that... 

South African mining companies to seek export opportunities in DRC

18th June 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Tuesday it would lead a delegation of 40 South African mining companies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to participate in that country's Mining Week event in Lubumbashi. The event is the DRC's largest mining and industrial platform,... 

SA govt urges developing countries to respond to anti-globalisation initiatives

18th June 2019 The South African government on Monday, urged the 22 countries that belong to the Indian Ocean Rim Association to discuss how to respond to the anti-globalisation initiatives that were arising from powerful countries in the world. Sipho Zikode, deputy director-general of special economic zones at... 

Unions agree to give SAA one week to deal with their demands on Jarana

14th June 2019 Workers unions at the South African Airways said on Friday the State-owned airline has requested one week to deal with their demands of reinstating Vuyani Jarana as group chief executive and a complete overhaul of the board. This as the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South... 

Defence blasts Ipid for shoddy investigation after Marikana shooting in 2012

14th June 2019 The police watchdog, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) did not properly followed its mandate in its investigations of the Marikana 2012 massacre, the North West High Court heard on Thursday.  "I put to you that Ipid did not do its job as prescribed in the act, if you did your... 

Judgment reserved in application to have arms deal report set aside

12th June 2019 Legal representatives for President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told the high court in Pretoria that he would not oppose an application to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of inquiry into the controversial arms deal. Two civil society organisations - Corruption Watch and... 

Ramaphosa, Mabuza receive report on land reform and agriculture from advisory panel

12th June 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza on Tuesday received the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture.  The task of the panel, which was appointed in September 2018 to support the work of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on land reform... 


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