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UDM approaches Concourt for motion of no confidence to be decided by secret ballot

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has filed an urgent application in the Constitutional Court asking that motions of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next week be decided by secret ballot. Parliament said it will oppose the application. UDM leader Bantubonke Holomisa said the application arose from the fact that the Speaker of the National Assembly‚ Baleka Mbete‚ has refused the...

The minister, her ex-lover and the grants debacle

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has exposed her relationship with a controversial businessman with links to the social grants distribution tender. The Sunday Times has seen text messages that confirm the minister's relationship with Lunga Ncwana, and reveal clandestine meetings, notorious friends and connections to Cash Paymaster Services. The explosive revelations are contained in correspondence between Dlamini and then director-general of...

2000 children at risk as BCM cuts power

Almost 2000 children may soon be unable to access foster care grants and other forms of state aid. The East London Child Welfare (ELCW) administration block in Belgravia had to shut its doors on Wednesday after Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) cut the power supply. ELCW director Soraya Leeuw said social workers had been unable to report to work since the power cut...

Famous video prison warder kills himself after rape conviction

South Africa's most infamous prison warder Paul Zwane, who shot to infamy after a video of him and a female police officer having sex while on duty emerged, has allegedly committed suicide. Zwane, who became known as Otto after the scandalous video went viral, allegedly hanged himself in a single cell at Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as Sun City,...

Taxi men to wear uniform

REPORTS of women being robbed and raped by evil taximen have left taxi associations searching for answers on how to make their transport safer. And now the Dobsonville, Roodepoort, Leratong Joburg Taxi Association has put its plans on the table. The group will soon issue all their drivers with uniforms, and for added safety they plan to distribute driver identity cards. Speaking...

Teko Modise is leaving Sundowns

MAMELODI SUNDOWNS star, Teko Modise, will part ways with the Tshwane giants at the end of the season. The 34-year-old, who joined the Brazilians in 2011, confirmed to SunSport his contract won’t be renewed when it expires in June. Modise told SunSport he is now ready for a new challenge after a trophy-laden spell with the Brazilians. Modise, who is among the...

Fight against HIV: Government to pay all VIRG!NS R500 every month

Teenage South African girls will be paid R500 a month by President Jacob Zuma's government if they abstain from sex. World Bank money will finance the programme that is intended to reduce HIV transmission in an impoverished country with the world's highest HIV prevalence rate. This idea was first implemented by King Mswathi's government in Swaziland nearly three years ago...

Tina Joemat-Pettersson resigns as ANC MP

Former Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson has resigned as an ANC MP, Parliament confirmed on Thursday. Her resignation is effective from 31 March. This comes in the wake of the resignation of former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, as well as former transport minister Dipuo Peters. All three were removed from their positions during the late night Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob...

Planning to skip work for the protests on Friday? Read this first

If you're planning to march in a planned national shutdown on Friday‚ get it cleared with your boss. That's the directive from some companies and organisations who have warned employees who plan to protest against the cabinet reshuffle that Friday is a normal working day. In a circular issued to staff on Tuesday‚ Ethekwini municipality acting city manager‚ Philemon Mashoko told...

MK Military vets sent to defend Zuma

More than 600 "combat-ready" military veterans will be sent to Johannesburg from KwaZulu-Natal to defend President Jacob Zuma. The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association in KwaZulu-Natal said yesterday it would defend Zuma "with our lives" if the Black Friday marches take place. The chilling warning was issued by Themba Mavundla, the association's provincial chairman. Mavundla did not mince his words at a...

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