South Africa

Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom will this afternoon implement Stage 2 load shedding.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on Thursday called on communities to join hands with government in the fight against gender-based violence in their communities.

The appointment of a permanent Board for the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has on Thursday been announced by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula.

Government has reiterated its call for South Africans to play their part in raising awareness around the rights of women to their families and friends.

Eleven commercial properties with an estimated 14 000 cattle have been found to be infected with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) since the outbreak was first discovered in Molemole four weeks ago.

Although South Africa’s dam levels continue to lose water week-on-week due to the recent heat wave, the current rains across major parts of the country are expected to boost the dire situation in the next few days.

Reports that Parliament owes Eskom R17 000 are erroneous.

The Department of Home Affairs has completed the process of verifying the status of the foreign nationals who were protesting outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pretoria.

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has adopted a resolution to place the company under business rescue.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital.

The Basic Education Department (DBE) has distanced itself from a fake social media page purporting to offer ‘’genuine’’ matric certificates at a cost of R1 500.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Accra, Ghana, on a working visit aimed at strengthening the already existing bilateral, political and economic relations between South Africa and Ghana.

A consultative meeting chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza on South Sudan’s contentious issue of the number of states and their boundaries has reached a stalemate.

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Mandela.

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State.