Bheki Cele plans to rehire old cops as department faces budget cuts

Police minister Bheki Cele says that his department plans to re-enlist trained and skilled officers who have left the South African Police Service (SAPS) honourably to replace officers that have left over the last year. This was confirmed by the minister in a recent written parliamentary Q&A following in response to questions from the EFF. […]

IEC plans one voter registration weekend due to budget cuts

Budget cuts have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to hold one voter registration weekend instead of two ahead of the municipal elections to be held between August and November. This was revealed by chief electoral commissioner Sy Mamabolo when he briefed the co-operative governance and traditional affairs portfolio committee on Tuesday night. We all […]

Eskom: No choice but to continue with power cuts

Eskom said that it had no choice but to continue with rolling blackouts because it could not compromise the maintenance of its aging fleet of power stations. The power utility presented the state of its system at a briefing from Megawatt Park on Monday afternoon. It said that planned maintenance was satisfactory between 2010 and […]

Kanye West cuts communication with Kim Kardashian

Though their split was described as “amicable,” Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly no longer on speaking terms. Sources tell Page Six that Kanye had cut off direct contact with Kim even before she had filed for divorce last month. Kanye reportedly changed all his phone numbers and told his soon-to-be ex-wife, “You can […]

Students gun for Blade Nzimande after Unisa cuts 2021 intake to ease pressure on NSFAS

Unisa students are set for more protest action against unfavourable decisions by the university and the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande. The National Students Representative Council and the EFF Student Command are blaming Nzimande for instructing the university to cut down new students by 20 000 this year to lessen the […]

Bonang Matheba to girls and women: There are no short cuts to success

Media personality and businesswoman Bonang Matheba recently took part in the third annual Procter and Gamble (P&G) and UN Women “We See Equal” Gender Equality Summit, which was held virtually for the first time this year. Under the theme “Unsaid and Undone”, the summit brought together leading voices on gender equality to challenge the current […]

City Power abandons illegal connection cuts after Alex residents protest

Residents of River Park in Alexandra said they would resist any attempts by the City of Joburg to cut their electricity. Earlier on Thursday, City Power officials were forced to abandon their second operation aimed at cutting illegal power connections in the area following protests by residents who blocked the main entrance of the section […]

City Power abandons Alex power cuts

An operation to cut illegal electricity connections in Alexandra was stopped in its tracks on Thursday morning. Riverside residents barricaded roads with burning tyres and stones when City Power vehicles arrived. Community members say they’ll only allow their power to be cut when the city provides them with proper electricity. The utility says stealing electricity […]

Budget cuts leave over 37 000 pupils without transport in Eastern Cape

More than 37,000 Eastern Cape pupils have been left stranded without transport to schools because of the transport department’s budget cuts. The 37,247 pupils were part of 124,247 learners who had been provided transport in 2020. The education department revealed, during a schools readiness presentation, that only 87,000 will be transported in 2021. It also […]

No power cuts today as generation capacity recovers, says Eskom

Eskom said that it was not planning to implement load shedding on Thursday. The utility has suspended stage three load shedding and said that it had been able to adequately replenish emergency reserves. It said that this week’s blackouts were necessary after several generating units at its aging power plants broke down this week. Eskom […]