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Steely Gordhan to his enemies: I am executing the president’s project, leave me alone

Pravin Gordhan, under pressure from detractors and enemies inside and outside government and the ANC, says he is following a mandate given to him by President Cyril Ramaphosa and that he must be left alone to complete the task he was given.READ | Gordhan: I have confidence in Eskom’s De RuyterIn an interview with News24…

Goliath vs Hlophe: Unhappiness after Rohde trial allocated to ‘junior judge’ Salie-Hlophe, deputy claims

The allocation of the Jason Rohde murder trial to Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe by her husband, Judge President John Hlophe, resulted in unhappiness among her colleagues as she was one of the most junior judges.This is according to a blistering official complaint lodged by Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) alleging…

Former Proteas coach joins Bangladesh

Ottis Gibson (Gallo Images) Dhaka - Bangladesh have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new pace bowling coach, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who resigned in December.The 50-year old former West Indies fast bowler signed a two-year agreement, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a statement late Tuesday.Gibson, who has enjoyed two successful stints as bowling…

Daan Human is the new Bok scrum guru

Springboks 2020-01-22 06:25 Daan Human (Gallo Images) Cape Town - A congratulatory press release from the Cheetahs Rugby Union has confirmed that Daan Human will take up the mantle as the new scrum coach of the Springboks.Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in South Africa 2021With Matt Proudfoot joining England under…

Can scratching your head or looking suspicious land you in cuffs? Court questions cop’s search method

Is scratching your head and looking around when a police officer approaches enough to be cuffed and searched? A low-key case of alleged possession of tik was heard in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and had the accused's lawyer and the magistrate questioning how the police decide what warrants a stop-and-search. In this case,…

Cosatu condemns bosses allegedly forcing workers to report for duty in volatile QwaQwa

Cosatu in the Free State has condemned employers who are allegedly forcing their workers to report for duty in the volatile Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality.It said it had noted with anger the developments in the municipality that began with water shortages and electricity blackouts.The trade union federation's provincial secretary, Monyatso oa Mahlatsi, said it had raised these…

Your investigations are not meant to gather dust, Lamola tells SIU

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has called on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to produce results in its fight against corruption.Lamola said the unit's work was of immense importance to the nation, adding South Africans were fatigued by stories of corruption in the government. Moreover, the effect of corruption in communities was rife…

Farm killings and land grabs: AfriForum reports Ramaphosa to the UN

Minority rights lobby group AfriForum has laid a formal complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa and Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, in her capacity as former minister of international relations and cooperation, with the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets said the complaint stemmed from…

Sisulu has ‘utmost confidence’ in Simelane and Shaik as her advisers

A lawyer whose integrity was questioned by the highest court in the land and an experienced spook with an optometry degree are "suitably qualified" to be advisers to Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.This was the response of the department in a statement after it was reported Sisulu had appointed former National Director of Public…

‘Nyati lodge is hiding something’ – Enoch Mpianzi’s father who was forced to climb over locked gate

The family of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi believes the owners of Nyati Bush and River Break lodge near Brits in North West are hiding the details surrounding his death.The family was forced to climb over a locked gate at the lodge on Tuesday during an inspection with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).The chapter-nine institution…