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Public Protector finds Gordhan guilty of 'improper conduct'

24th May 2019 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of "improper conduct" over his approval of then-deputy South African Revenue Services Commissioner Ivan Pillay's early retirement and payout. Mkhwebane made the announcement at a media briefing on... 

Theresa May announces resignation

24th May 2019 Theresa May will resign as British Prime Minister on June 7. Speaking in front of 10 Downing Street, May said she had done everything she could to convince MPs to back her deal for Brexit, but without success. She said it was a matter of "deep regret" that she could not deliver Brexit. May said... 

'Dead' former Thales boss and Zuma trial witness Alain Thétard found alive in Europe

24th May 2019 Even though former president Jacob Zuma's legal team told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg this week that a key witness and co-conspirator in the alleged corruption that led to him being charged was dead, investigators have found him in Europe. Alain Thétard, controversial former... 

Reserve Bank again keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

23rd May 2019 The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has again decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75%, a decision widely expected by analysts.  The central bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon. The repo rate... 

Conspiracy theories aside, the case against Mr Zuma is very strong – State

23rd May 2019 The reason for the decision to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and corruption does not matter, even if it was politically motivated. This is one of the arguments set to be put to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg by advocate... 

New study proves penguins are key indicators of ocean health

22nd May 2019 A new study has proven that African penguins benefit when there is a greater abundance of fish available and it can be used to inform fisheries management in future. The three-year study looked at a colony on Robben Island during a period when the area was closed to commercial fishing and... 

April consumer price inflation stays in target range

22nd May 2019 Annual headline consumer price inflation for April has moderated to 4.4% Stats SA announced on Wednesday morning, a figure in line with the expectations of economists.  This is within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank, and slightly down from CPI of 4.5% in March. On... 

Fire and fury from the bench as Thales tries to create distance between itself and Zuma

22nd May 2019 Arms company Thales has tried to distance itself from former President Jacob Zuma, as both parties seek a permanent stay of prosecution on charges relating to the now-infamous Arms Deal. But this angle from Thales' lawyers on Tuesday sparked a volley of questions from a full bench in the... 

South Africa will welcome new 'balanced' Cabinet – Ramaphosa

21st May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa says he believes the country will welcome his new Cabinet when he announces it within the next week. Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza, and other ANC officials attended the governing party's first Parliamentary caucus sitting on Tuesday since the May 8 elections. 

No injuries or fatalities reported in Germiston train fire

21st May 2019 No injuries or fatalities were reported after a train caught fire in Dinwiddie, Germiston, on Tuesday, according to Ekurhuleni Emergency Medical Services (EMS). "We received a call at 06:30, saying a train was on fire... next to the Scaw Metals company. 

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