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Pres Ramaphosa testifies at State Capture commission

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the issue of state capture has been a matter of great political contestation for several years within the governing party. Ramaphosa has begun testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. His much anticipated two-part appearance is due to focus on – among others[…]

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DA leader in WC Bonginkosi Madikizela resigns

The former DA leader in the Western Cape, Bongkinkosi Madikizela, has resigned as the party’s leader in the province. He recently became embroiled in a controversy by putting forward false qualifications, stating that he had a BCom degree. DA provincial chairperson, Jaco Londt, says they respect Madikizela’s decision to step[…]

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Uber pledges to boost safety for SA drivers as accidents rise

Uber South Africa pledged to increase safety campaigns for food delivery drivers and review the insurance they provide following a Thomson Reuters Foundation exposé about the mounting risks faced by drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exposé published earlier in April, found a lack of training and safety equipment as[…]

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‘COVID-19 had a major impact on freedom’

Some residents of the Northern Cape say COVID-19 has had a major impact on their freedom. They say although government was compelled to impose a hard lockdown on the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they can no longer live normally. Residents say they’ve lost their freedom to[…]

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SAFCEI calls out gov over pursuit of nuclear energy

Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]

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