South Africa

Five police officials are among eight suspects who are this morning expected to appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on corruption charges.

The Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Khensani Maluleke as the Robben Island Museum (RIM) acting chairperson.

South Africans have woken up to yet another win on the world stage following the crowning of Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Universe 2019.

Incessant rains which hit the country last week are impacting coal handling and operations, could lead to load shedding for the rest of the week, Eskom said on Monday.

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.

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