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Zuma says SA is becoming a 'constitutional dictatorship' as he speaks out after ConCourt loss

Zuma says SA is becoming a 'constitutional dictatorship' as he speaks out after ConCourt loss

Former President Jacob Zuma said: “The Constitutional Court in this case somehow found it fitting to deviate from its own rules and it was again another case of the laws and the constitution being bent and manipulated to specifically deal with Zuma,”.

Mining executive shot in 'apparent robbery' outside his home

The company, which is listed on the JSE and the London Stock Exchange, said Van den Bergh was stable in hospital after being seriously injured in what it said looked like a failed robbery attempt outside his Johannesburg home.

‘We will never act in a partial manner,' says IEC as it faces scrutiny

The country's apex court on Monday dismissed the DA’s bid to declare the reopening of the registration process as unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid.

Motshwari released after handing himself over to cops

Gauteng police have confirmed that suspended Orlando Pirates player, Ben Motshwari was arrested on Monday morning after handing himself over to police for common assault.

Street lights in the middle of parking area 'a result of drawing mistake'

A construction manager has explained the rationale behind the installation of two street lights on the parking area located on Station Street in the Roodepoort CBD, on the West Rand.

SA records 1,500 new Covid-19 cases, 42 deaths in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded just 1,504 Covid-19 cases and 42 deaths in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

SMMEs get boost to develop jobs

More than 100 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) have been given a much needed boost to develop their entrepreneurial skills and create new jobs in order to curb the high unemployment rate in the country.

Elderly man dies in fire at Cape Town social housing complex

The police are investigating the death of an 85-year-old man after a fire at a Cape Town social housing complex for the elderly.

Income for tourism accommodation industry up from last year: Stats SA

Measured in current prices, the total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 121.8% in July 2021 compared with July 2020 according to key findings in the Tourist Accommodation Survey for July 2021 released by Stats SA.

400k youngsters register as first-time voters

More than 400 000 young first time voters registered to take part in the 2021 local government elections during the voter registration weekend.

DA in KZN intent on taking marginal uMngeni municipality from ANC

“For a year-and-a-half we have been in campaign mode. During the pandemic we have been on the phones talking to voters, asking them to register to vote and vote DA," provincial leader Francois Rogers.

Right to bodily integrity must be balanced with right to safe working environment, Ramaphosa tells Cosatu

President Cyril Ramaphosa says while the government respects workers' right to bodily integrity when it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations, a balance must be found with others' right to work in a safe environment.

Conde still held despite West Africa talks with Guinea junta, official says

Two West African leaders met Guinea's new military junta on Friday to try to win the release of President Alpha Conde, detained since his overthrow on Sept. 5, but he remained captive following their one-day visit, a senior Guinea official said.

Rwandan court finds 'Hotel Rwanda' film hero guilty in terrorism case

Since being portrayed by actor Don Cheadle as the hero of the 2004 film 'Hotel Rwanda', Paul Rusesabagina emerged as a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame.

Nigerian-born man cannot benefit from BEE Act, commission finds

A Nigerian-born naturalised South African man has been found to have misrepresented his company's Black Economic Empowerment credentials to benefit from government tenders.

Pfizer-BioNTech data shows Covid-19 vaccine safe and protective in children

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their Covid-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in five to 11-year-olds.

Cyril Ramaphosa slams neglect of communities by elected leaders

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lamented the neglect of communities by elected leaders who resurface when it is time for electioneering.

Race to find cause of Joburg mayor Jolidee Matongo’s deadly car crash

The police are trying to piece together the horrific crash scene on Johannesburg's Golden Highway where the newly elected mayor died on Saturday.

Mzansi weighs in on ConCourt's ruling on candidate registration reopening

The Constitutional Court's ruling drew mixed reaction online, with some mocking the DA's challenge and others predicting the ANC would still drop the ball.

Joburg metro cops remove 'illegal' shacks in Freedom Park

The Johannesburg metro police department removed shacks which were allegedly erected illegally in Freedom Park on Monday.

‘If I wanted Zanele dead, I would have left her to die,’ says alleged killer cop Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu

Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu was testifying in the Johannesburg high court on Monday about events surrounding the death of her niece Zanele Motha.

Leg chains and a fresh hairstyle for Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu as murder trial resumes in new courtroom

Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu complained of pain caused by the leg irons she was shackled in on Monday when she took to the stand in the high court in Johannesburg.

ConCourt rules in favour of Electoral Commission in DA challenge

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Democratic Alliance's case in which the party sought to declare the decision of the Electoral Commission to re-open the candidate nomination process invalid and unconstitutional.

Indian national survives Durban kidnapping ordeal

Two suspects are expected to appear in the Durban magistrate's court on Monday in connection with the kidnapping of a 24-year-old Indian national from a city parking lot.

Businessman refuses to write off local council

Jerry Phakathi was the only person who still had hope that Emfuleni local municipality can be turned around when Sowetan visited the area.

Broken administration creates voter apathy

Despair, anger and a sense of rejection was written all over the faces of Emfuleni residents when Sowetan canvassed their hopes for the new administration taking over the municipality after the November 1 elections.

Emfuleni eludes opposition despite ANC’s slip-ups

Propaganda from other parties and the low levels of maturity by the electorate has delayed opposition parties from taking over Emfuleni municipalities despite the ANC failing to deliver services there.

Two doctors stabbed by patient at Kimberley hospital

The SA Medical Association has called on the management of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley to explain how two doctors were allegedly stabbed by a male patient at the weekend.

Administrators working hard to bring stability to troubled Emfuleni

A lot of ground has been covered by administrators hired to stabilize Emfuleni local municipality but getting everything back to normal may need more time.
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