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 […]

Cops launch manhunt after woman’s murder at retirement home in Limpopo

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for those responsible for what they described as the “brutal killing” of an 80-year-old woman whose body was found in her house at the Koraal retirement village in Polokwane. Jacoba “Jakkie” Grobler’s body was found on Monday at about 11 am, said police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo. “Preliminary police […]

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. […]

Cosatu asks for workers to access retirement funds

Cosatu has submitted an urgent request to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to allow workers to access a portion of their retirement funds. The trade union federation says this can be used as an income replacement for its members. The union body’s request is contained in a formal letter sent to the minister. Cosatu says many […]

Woman treated at Noordhoek retirement village after gas heater catches fire

On arrival, CMR medics treated the woman for smoke inhalation and she was transported in a stable condition to a Cape Town hospital for further care. An elderly woman who had gone to assist her neighbour at the Noordhoek Manor Retirement Village was hospitalized after a gas heater caught fire on Monday. The heater caused […]

Two Durban women fight for their lives after coronavirus hits retirement home

Two elderly Durban women from a retirement village have tested positive for Covid-19 and are fighting for their lives. One victim, aged 81, and a resident at the Bill Buchanan Association for the Aged, is being treated at St Augustine’s Hospital. The other, aged 78, is in isolation at the Bill Buchanan village in Morningside. […]

Rebecca Malope sets the record straight on retirement confusion

Fans were relieved after gospel legend Rebecca Malope clarified that she would not be retiring from the music industry entirely. This after, she initially announced earlier this year that she had planned to call time on her career. But in a sit-down interview with TshisaLIVE, Rebecca explained that she was retiring from making full albums […]

Dr Peter Beale announces retirement amid charges of culpable homicide

Earlier this week, Beale was arrested on a charge of culpable homicide along with his colleague, anaesthetist Abdullhay Munshi. Following the suspension of paediatric surgeon Peter Beale from the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), his lawyer, Jeanne Albertse, told News24 he has “effectively retired”. “My client no longer conducts the practice of a […]