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New Chair of Chairs is Makhubele, as Mayor lodges an objection on Eskom’s tariff hike

New Chair of Chairs is Makhubele, as Mayor lodges an objection on Eskom’s tariff hike

She is Cllr Colleen Makhubele. Makhubele was elected unopposed by the Council on Tuesday. Her responsibilities will be among others, to work closely with the Speaker, Whip of Council, and chair meetings of Chairpersons of Portfolio Committees. In congratulating her, City of Johannesburg Speaker of Council, Vasco da Gama said, “I am very excited and […]

Proteas coach in hot water following racism allegations leveled against him by former teammate

Proteas coach in hot water following racism allegations leveled against him by former teammate

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday released a scathing statement that action must be taken against Boucher following allegations of racism endured by his former Proteas teammate Paul Adams. Adams said his teammates including Boucher, had referred to him as “brown s**t” during post-match fines meeting songs. He lodged a complaint last year. CSA’s board […]

SAA to begin flights to Durban from March

SAA to begin flights to Durban from March

SAA’s Interim chief executive Thomas Kgokolo says, “The short-haul route between Johannesburg and Durban is one of the busiest in South Africa, and our customers and partners have been asking us to fly this route since we took to the skies again in September 2021. We’ve been waiting for the data to guide us on […]

Top 2021 performing matriculants to be honoured

Top 2021 performing matriculants to be honoured

The 2021 matric exams commenced on 27 October 2021 and ran until 6 December 2021. In total, 897,786 matrics registered to write the 2021 NSC examinations, of which 82% were full-time candidates. Marking began two days later and, with a force of more than 41,500 markers, wrapped up on 22 December 2021. Umalusi approved the […]

Aarto amendments unlawful says court ruling, now what’s next?

Aarto amendments unlawful says court ruling, now what’s next?

This comes after the Pretoria High Court declared the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and its respective amendment act unlawful and unconstitutional. The case against the new law was brought by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), a civil action group. According to the ruling, the national government unlawfully intruded on the jurisdiction […]

Mabopane rail opens to the public, thanks to Prasa

Mabopane rail opens to the public, thanks to Prasa

Today the troubled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) management was joined by the minister of transport Fikile Mbalula, at the Mabopane station north of Pretoria en-route to Pretoria to inspect the return of service, which started operating this week after a two-year suspension. Train commuters in Mabopane, as one would expect, were thrilled to […]

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