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Taxpayers forking out for arms deal inquiry costs are ‘sponsoring their own robbery’ – EFF

South Africans must ask why now-retired Judge Willie Seriti, and/or those who appointed him, are not being asked to pay personal costs after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry, the EFF said on Wedn…

African swine fever detected in Gauteng again

Gauteng officials have warned farmers of a new outbreak of African swine fever, after it was detected in an informal set up in the Swaniesville area. A group of about five pig owners were affected, the Gauteng Department for Agriculture and Rural Development…

‘I have decided to walk away’- suspended Cape Town transport head Melissa Whitehead resigns after disciplinary hearing

Suspended City of Cape Town transport executive director Melissa Whitehead has resigned after being found guilty on two charges at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.”Today the chairperson of a disciplinary hearing, that lasted for more than a year, exonerat…

14 injured after Airbus plane to Mauritius drops 100 metres over turbulence

Fourteen people were lightly injured when a flight operated by Spanish charter airline Evelop from Mauritius to Madrid hit severe turbulence, the company said on Wednesday. The Airbus 330 aircraft landed safely at Madrid airport on Tuesday night after suffer…

Sharper teeth for Parliament’s financial watchdog committee as Scopa and SIU agree to work together

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday reached an agreement with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to refer various cases to the SIU for investigation. Scopa is an important watchdog committee which oversees all state expe…

What the apartheid flag judgment means

Twenty-five years after the apartheid flag was abolished and replaced with the current one, which represents colours symbolising unity, the gratuitous display of the old flag has now been ruled to be hate speech.  The apartheid flag was adopted in 1928 after…

Lion attack: Private game farm owners must be vigilant, says MEC

Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Kgosientsho Ramokgopa on Wednesday offered condolences to the loved ones of the man who was killed by lions on a game farm east of Pretoria. News24 reported on Tuesday that 70-year-old Leon van Bi…