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Zuma briefs family on exit

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President Jacob Zuma is set to convene a family gathering at his Mahlamba Ndlopfu residence in Pretoria this weekend to inform them of his decision to step down as head of state. “He (Zuma) is meeting with his family in Pretoria this weekend to discuss his exit plan. Depending on the outcome of this meeting,
Source: The New Age

New interim rulers to be announced

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THE new temporary leadership of the ANC in the Free State may be announced today when the national executive committee (NEC) visits the province. This follows after the recently elected NEC said on the weekend that the ANC provincial executive committees (PEC) in the Free State had been suspended and interim structure aimed at uniting
Source: The New Age

I’m a crossfire victim – Koko

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FORMER Eskom acting chief executive Matshela Koko claims to have been a “crossfire” victim in a war of attrition at the power utility in an affidavit he will submit today before Parliament’s inquiry into corporate governance at the state-owned enterprise. In his explosive submission, Koko outlines how corruption allegations against him have had a negative
Source: The New Age

Joburg ANC deputy secretary and accomplice out on bail

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ANC Joburg Deputy Secretary Dan Bovu has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court again on the 2nd of February. Bovu and his accomplice handed themselves over at Lenasia Police Station earlier this morning. They both pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and corruption and were released on a bail
Source: The New Age

WC Cosatu condemns appointment of Tony Leon’s company

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Cosatu in the Western Cape has criticised former provincial premier Tony Leon for receiving money for only telling Cape Town residents whether it had or had not rained. On Friday, the city of Cape Town’s media team announced that public relations (PR) firm Resolve Communication, owned by Leon and former DA communications director Nick Clelland, was
Source: The New Age

‘Like the struggle, our memories of Bra Willie refuse to be erased’

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African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa said that the best tribute that the public could pay to poet Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile was to read his poems. “The best tribute we can pay to a poet is to read his poetry, to be transported by his imagery. Like the struggle, our memories of Bra
Source: The New Age

Sanco shocked after pupil stabs teacher to death

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The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Tuesday expressed shock after a Grade 8 learner fatally stabbed a teacher. It’s alleged the 15-year-old pupil went to the teacher’s home in the early hours of Saturday morning and started breaking all the windows with stones. When Kingston Vhiya, a teacher at Bosele Middle School in
Source: The New Age

Rea Vaya services now live on Google Maps

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The city of Johannesburg has announced Rea Vaya services are now live on Google Maps. According to city, residents and visitors can now use Google Maps to get information on Rea Vaya bus routes, bus stops and stations, as well as bus times. Member of the mayoral committee for transport councilor Nonhlanhla Makhuba said: “Adding
Source: The New Age

City of Joburg apologises for swimming pools closure

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The City of Johannesburg on Tuesday apologised to residents for the shortage of chemical supplies that led to the closure of public swimming pools over the festive season. “As a member of the Mayoral committee for community development, I wish to apologise to the residents of the city of Johannesburg for the inconvenience caused by
Source: The New Age

WC DA, ANC welcome Achmat Ebrahim’s resignation

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The DA and ANC in the Western Cape have welcomed the resignation of city manager Achmat Ebrahim with the DA calling it “the right thing to do” in the context of various investigations related to his, the mayor and other senior officials’ conduct. The DA said Ebrahim committed to providing evidence to these investigations and it
Source: The New Age

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