Author: Larson Thebe

The African National Congress (ANC) has postponed the disciplinary hearing against its former President Jacob Zuma to next week Tuesday. The National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) held the hearing virtually on Wednesday as planned, albeit without Zuma. This after Zuma was a no show, and instead sent ANC veteran Tony Yengeni to represent him.  Zuma is accused of violating the party’s constitution after he declared that he will not support nor campaign for the ANC during the May 29th elections, and instead campaign for the uMkhonto weSizwe party (MK) that he is currently leading. “The committee received representations from the chosen representative…

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Parliament said it’s all systems go for the Opening of Parliament Address (OPA) which will be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday at 19:00. This would be the first OPA since the formation of the Government of National Unity. The OPA takes place once every five years, after the Provincial and National Elections, to outline the new administration’s plans while also marking the official opening of the new five-year term of Parliament. “The OPA is a significant event in our nation’s democratic process, convened by the President in accordance with Section 84 of the Constitution. This grants the President…

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Salmaan Moerat will take over the Springbok captaincy for the first time when he leads a squad featuring seven uncapped players in a first Test with emerging nation Portugal in the final match of the Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has defended the squad he announced to face Portugal in the final match of the Castle Lager Incoming Series in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The squad features seven uncapped players in his training squad and will be captained by Salmaan Moerat The 26-year-old Moerat becomes the 66th Springbok captain, and the third in four tests this year, as he makes the step up having…

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The South African Revenue Services (SARS) said it has already paid out about R10 billion in refunds to at least 1.6 million taxpayers who were auto-assessed ahead of this year’s Tax Season. According to the revenue, in the first two weeks of July, at least five million taxpayers were auto assessed. “We completed these annual returns and tax assessments while, simultaneously, running each assessment outcome through our compliance risk and tax fraud detection capability. “All this is possible because of the investment that we have been able to make in increasing and expanding the use of third-party data in the…

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US President Joe Biden is appealing for calm, following the attempted assassination of his predecessor, Donald Trump. “The political rhetoric in this country has gotten very heated. It’s time to cool it down. Disagreement is inevitable in American democracy. It’s part of human nature.  But politics must never be a literal battlefield, and, God forbid, a killing field,” said Biden in his address to the nation.  Biden then blamed the attack on several previous incidents, including the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the attack and several threats on US officials and election officials. He also highlighted that Trump is in…

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that the current adverse weather conditions, have a negative impact on the country’s economy. His comments come after storms hit parts KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape over the past week, causing devastation to homes, communities, businesses and infrastructure. The Port of Cape Town has the country’s second largest container terminal. “These adverse weather conditions temporarily brought container ship traffic to a complete halt at the Port of Cape Town. Rough seas resulted in cargo vessels losing containers overboard and others being extensively damaged. Having perishable agricultural products stuck in the port or in transit…

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The former Director General of the Department of Treasury, Dongo Mogajane, has dismissed as baseless allegations that he received R1 million to withdraw a letter instructing municipalities to stop depositing monies into the now defunct VBS Mutual Bank. The allegations are included in the leaked affidavit, made by convicted former VBS Bank Chairperson, Tshifhiwa Matodzi. “I categorically deny that I have ever received corrupt monies or bribes. I proudly served with distinction, honesty, loyalty, and humility as a dedicated public servant for 23 years, the last five of which were as Director-General of National Treasury. My record is clean in…

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Orlando Pirates has confirmed the death of their official, former coach, and former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Stanley ‘Screamer’ Tshabalala. According to the statement released by the club, the 75-year-old Tshabalala passed away in hospital on Thursday afternoon. “The Tshabalala and Orlando Pirates Family is announcing the sad and untimely passing of Stanley Tshabalala this afternoon in hospital. Bra Stan, as he was affectionately referred to by everybody, succumbed to the injuries he suffered when he was shot in March this year. The Tshabalala and Orlando Pirates Family will furnish the details in due course. The public is…

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Twelve learners and a mini-bus driver have died when their private scholar transport was involved in an accident in the Kokosi-Wedela area near Carletonville this morning. According to the Gauteng Department of Education, Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation, eleven learners are from Rocklands Primary School and one from Laerskool Blyvooruitsig in Carletonville. “Earlier this morning, the Department received a distressing report from officials indicating that a private scholar transport minibus was involved in a tragic accident in the Kokosi-Wedela area in Merafong, claiming the lives of the 12 learners and their driver. Additionally, seven other learners have been rushed to…

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The North West Parks and Tourism Board, is urging tourists and visitors at its parks, to always adhere to safety measures and protocols. This after a 43-year-old Spanish tourist was on Sunday trampled to death by an elephant at the Pilanesberg National Park, after he disembarked his vehicle to try to take pictures with a herd of elephants. The victim was on a self-drive at the park with family members and friends when the incident happened. Authorities said after entering the reserve through the Bakgatla Gate, the tourists spotted a herd of breeding elephants near the road. “The tourist then…

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