Busisiwe Mkhwebane loses bid to appeal judgment on Ivan Pillay’s early retirement

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, ex-acting SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane have all lost their bid to overturn the North Gauteng High Court ruling on Pillay’s early retirement. A full bench of the high court – Judges Elizabeth Kubushi, Mpostoli Twala and Norman Davis – dismissed Mkhwebane’s appeal […]

Parly outlines voluntary early retirement for employees

Parliament said it’s not planning on retrenching workers despite suffering a massive budget reduction. The EFF claims Parliament intends to cut a significant number of its workforce. The National Legislature said it’s negotiating with Treasury to introduce voluntary retirement due to the budget cuts. Spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said Parliament managed to save money since it […]

Man sleeps with a prayerful tokoloshe every night, it only leaves him early morning

First, the tokoloshe shares a prayer with him – then pokes him until the sun comes up! “The tokoloshe asks God to bless us,” Maqhawe Ntini (36) from Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, told the publication. “It only leaves me when the sun is about to rise. I’m exhausted. I need this thing to go away.” Maqhawe said […]


MEDIA STATEMENT   To: Editors & Health Journalists Issued by: Department of Health Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021   SOUTH AFRICA REACHES ITS FIRST VACCINATION MILESTONE EARLY   South Africa is rapidly and successfully rolling out delivery of the early access JnJ vaccine to healthcare workers through the Sisonke Programme. Within just over one week, […]

Raymond Zondo shocked to hear Radebe dismissed early calls for probe into Gupta landing

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that he was shocked that former Minister Jeff Radebe dismissed early calls for answers on how the Gupta jet was allowed to land at the Waterkloof Air Force base. Parliamentary engagement manager at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), Matt Johnston, said that this was one of the cases […]

Bheki Cele – Early retirement drive sees SAPS losing almost 5 000 staffers

Cele said the SAPS is considering the enlistment of an estimated 4 000 external applicants as police trainees, to start training in January 2021. A recent early retirement drive, staff attrition, and the inability to fill 7 000 additional posts saw close to 5 000 South African Police Service (SAPS) personnel exit the police service. […]

COVID-19: Gauteng Health MEC Jacob says too early to celebrate the drop in hospital admissions

Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo says it is too early to celebrate the significant drop in COVID-19 admissions at Gauteng hospitals. “We cannot be complacent because the numbers have dropped, we must be on the alert, we must place the province on a high level of alertness. Globally we have seen the behaviour of […]

Popcru welcomes Govt’s decision to place 19K prisoners on early parole

The provision excludes those serving life imprisonment or serving terms for serious crimes, including s.e.xual offences, murder, gender-based violence and child abuse. The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has supported the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to roll out a Covid-19 parole dispensation, set to release about 19,000 prisoners on parole. Popcru spokesperson […]

COVID-19: Sassa pays out grants early

The elderly and disabled are receiving their Sassa grant payouts on Monday and Tuesday. To enable this government has relaxed public transport restrictions.   Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is urging SASSA beneficiaries to maintain social distancing. Zulu also says beneficiaries should not panic buy. In other news – Prophet Bushiri breaks the silence on […]

SAA acting CEO Zuks Ramasia to retire early

South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday said it had accepted the request by its acting CEO Zuks Ramasia for early retirement. Ramasia is set to step down next month, the latest SAA CEO to go. She was appointed to the position following former CEO Vuyani Jarana’s sudden exit. Ramasia started at SAA in 1992 as […]