President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigation into Bosasa donation

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to a notice by public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane stating he was implicated in her Bosasa investigation. The presidency confirmed on Thursday that the president responded to allegations that he violated the Executive Ethics Code. It is unclear at this stage what Ramaphosa’s response was to Mkhwebane’s notice. “The president’s submission … Read morePresident Cyril Ramaphosa responds to Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigation into Bosasa donation

SACP, Nehawu at odds over Pravin Gordhan, Mkhwebane’s investigation

This comes a day after SA Communist Party second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila claimed that Mkhwebane was a “hired gun”. Mapaila said Mkhwebane’s office was used to delegitimise individuals. “Particularly those who fight back whom rogue elements in the intelligence don’t agree with, so that finally there could be adverse rulings against them,” Mapaila said. … Read moreSACP, Nehawu at odds over Pravin Gordhan, Mkhwebane’s investigation

Gwede Mantashe claim that Public Protector’s probe against Ramaphosa is political.

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe has raised concerns about the Public Protector’s decision to investigate President Cyril Ramaphosa over a R500 000 donation to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign from Gavin Watson, the boss of services firm African Global Operations (formerly known as Bosasa). During an impromptu media briefing on the sidelines of the Nehawu policy conference east … Read moreGwede Mantashe claim that Public Protector’s probe against Ramaphosa is political.

Premiership champions to walk away with R15-million after PSL increases prize money

The domestic premiership champions will walk away with a hefty R15 million cheque next season after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) increased the prize money on Wednesday. PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza made the announcement at the league’s offices in Parktown and he also revealed the fixtures for the coming campaign. The prize money for the … Read morePremiership champions to walk away with R15-million after PSL increases prize money

Rumours are wrong, says Pravin Gordhan — Eskom will be unbundled

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says the unbundling of Eskom is on track — contrary to public speculation. Opposition political parties last week claimed the ANC had been cowed into silence and inaction by its alliance partners, Cosatu and the SA Communist Party, on the issue of unbundling Eskom. This, the parties said, explained why President Cyril … Read moreRumours are wrong, says Pravin Gordhan — Eskom will be unbundled

Other Commissions on Land before the Land Act

Other Commissions on Land before the Land Act The issue of land and segregation continued to gather pace in the period leading up to formation of the Union. In 1907 the Cape Colony appointed a Departmental Commission to investigate land settlement on unreserved land in order to deal with squatting and enforcing existing laws. Recommendations … Read moreOther Commissions on Land before the Land Act

The Zululand Land Delimitation Commission and the Lagden Report

The Zululand Land Delimitation Commission and the Lagden Report In Natal, the Zululand Land Delimitation Commission was appointed in August 1902 to investigate and make recommendations on demarcations of land between Whites and Africans in Zululand. The commission submitted its report in October 1904 and recommended that 40% of the best and fertile land be … Read moreThe Zululand Land Delimitation Commission and the Lagden Report

Nigel farmer attacked with pick-axe handle, burnt body found next to vehicle

A farmer in Nigel died after he was assaulted and his vehicle set alight, badly burning him in the process, according to officials on Friday. The 44-year-old man, identified as Johan Pretorius by Netwerk24, was believed to have been hit with a pick-axe handle several times over the head and suffered blows to his body at … Read moreNigel farmer attacked with pick-axe handle, burnt body found next to vehicle