INTERNATIONAL The United Nations has called on Afghanistan’s warring parties to do more to protect civilians, warning that the impact of “indiscriminate” gunfire and air raids will be “catastrophic”. The Taliban ground offensive and Afghan forces’ air raids are causing the most harm, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)[…]
INTERNATIONAL Turkey’s southern coastline is burning. On the wooded hills of Antalya’s Manavgat district, plumes of thick smoke appear in the sky one after another as each time a forest fire is brought under control, another seems to ignite. A blood-red sun shines through the sallow haze and as visibility[…]
Taxis in some areas affected by recent Western Cape taxi violence will resume operations, but only under strict conditions. This after negotiations between the two warring associations resumed. This is according to a joint statement issued by the national department of transport and the Western Cape department of transport and[…]
Economist Azar Jammine says the positive thing about the coronavirus lockdown regulations is that people who are working from home will be able to save money that they would have spent on the increasing fuel price. Motorists can expect a steep fuel hike with effect from midnight on Tuesday. According[…]
The Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy will on Tuesday receive legal opinion from Parliament’s legal services, about the accountability of some so-called Schedule 2 entities, including the Central Energy Fund and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. The briefing emanates from the refusal by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy[…]
Seven out of ten South Africans have little or no trust in government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe. This is the finding of the latest “Afrobarometer” survey which was conducted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. According to the survey, close to half of the participants believe[…]
The Ministry of Transport is hopeful that ongoing engagements with the taxi industry in the Western Cape will reach an agreement by the end of the week. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport Ayanda-Allie Paine told VOC news that Transport minister Fikilie Mbalula has been hosting ongoing engagements with taxi[…]
As rain continues in Cape Town today, the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has urged residents to prepare for another cold front expected to make landfall tomorrow. Disruptive rainfall, strong winds and very cold conditions are predicted. Spokesperson Charlotte Powell says assistance is being provided to the many areas already[…]
Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) appealed to the community to avoid spreading unverified information after two busses caught alight at its Depot in Blackheath on Thursday morning. Spokesperson Bronwyn Dyke Beyer explains that forensic investigations are underway, but preliminary results show that it was not a case of arson. The[…]
Western Cape police on Monday said they were unable to confirm reports that the closing down of Vangate Mall is due to “threats of violence”. It follows a video doing the rounds on social media to this affect and amid speculation that it is linked to ongoing “Pro Zuma” demonstrations[…]
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