NATIONAL Eskom has confirmed that workers responsible for the explosion at Medupi’s Unit four has been placed on precautionary suspension. According to the power utility, the explosion resulted in extensive damage to the Unit’s generator. The incident happened while workers were looking for an external leak. Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha,[…]
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended for doping just hours before the former World Championships silver medallist was due to run in Saturday’s semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the Olympics. Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days[…]
The authorities have suspended the entry and prayer in the outer courtyards of Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, Saudi Press Agency reported early Friday quoting a statement from the spokesman of the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Affairs. The temporary suspension, which comes into[…]
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Wednesday that it has placed another executive, Mmamathe Makheke-Mokhuane, on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of a disciplinary process into serious allegations of misconduct. Makheke-Mokhuane becomes fifth Sars executive in suspension This brings the number of executives at SARS currently on precautionary[…]
Western Cape premier Helen Zille says party leader Mmusi Maimane and the DA’s federal executive “pre-judged” her when arriving at their decision to suspend her from party duties. The Democratic Alliance’s highest decision-making body decided by “an overwhelming majority” to officially suspend Zille on Wednesday until her disciplinary hearing is[…]
Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to appear before the party’s disciplinary panel on Friday for her tweets on colonialism. This was confirmed on Monday by Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission, who said it would be a “first appearance”. “They will set timelines.[…]
The ANC’s National Disciplinary Committee has found ANC Western Cape provincial chairperson Marius Fransman guilty on two counts of misconduct and has suspended his ANC membership for five years. The two counts of misconduct related to “abusing his office for the purpose of attempting to obtain a sexual favour from[…]
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday moved to distance themselves from the appointment of current CEO Jurie Roux in 2010. In a press release, SARU refuted claims it was aware of Roux’s employment at Stellenbosch University at the time of his appointment. Roux remains at the centre of[…]
Student registration at Wits University has been suspended for the day following protests at the institution. Wits Student Representative Council President Nompendulo Mkatshwa spearheaded student protests at the university’s Hall 29, where onsite registration was meant to take place. She told parents and students that the SRC would not permit[…]
Suspended police chief General Riah Phiyega has given Parliament and Speaker Baleka Mbete an ultimatum to rescind a committee report criticising her leadership and her board of commissioners, or face legal action. This is the latest salvo from Phiyega, who has been fighting to keep her job. In a series[…]
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