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Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?

Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?

Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?
Mashaba says he's not a powerful person, slams journo for abusing free media

Mashaba says he's not a powerful person, slams journo for abusing free media

Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba told journalist Peter Bruce that he should not abuse free media. The two have been debating on social media and Mashaba accused Bruce of trying to discredit the government.

Mashaba says he's not a powerful person, slams journo for abusing free media
5 brilliant matriculants who absolutely aced their 2018 IEB exams

5 brilliant matriculants who absolutely aced their 2018 IEB exams

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released its 2018 matric results recently. Briefly.co.za highlights five brilliant matriculants from across the country who bagged multiple distinctions in their matric.

5 brilliant matriculants who absolutely aced their 2018 IEB exams
Man who embarked on 24,000km Cape to Cairo walk appeals for help

Man who embarked on 24,000km Cape to Cairo walk appeals for help

Thato Molosankwe, the determined man who is on an epic 24,000km, 10-year walk from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, has appealed for financial support. His aim is to raise awareness against gender-based violence, and child abuse.

Man who embarked on 24,000km Cape to Cairo walk appeals for help
Limpopo Health MEC finds ‘chaotic casualty’ in New Year hospital visit

Limpopo Health MEC finds ‘chaotic casualty’ in New Year hospital visit

Dr Phophi Ramathuba, Limpopo's Health MEC, bemoaned the "chaotic casualty" department she found at Tshilidzini Hospital during a New Year's Day visit. Her Twitter followers added that the entire hospital is in a bad shape.

Limpopo Health MEC finds ‘chaotic casualty’ in New Year hospital visit
Tito Mboweni is unimpressed with ‘filthy and embarrassing’ Joburg

Tito Mboweni is unimpressed with ‘filthy and embarrassing’ Joburg

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is absolutely unimpressed with Johannesburg's CBD, calling it "filthy and embarrassing." In contrast, he praises Rwanda's capital Kigali as "clean and beautiful." Find out more on Briefly.co.za.

Tito Mboweni is unimpressed with ‘filthy and embarrassing’ Joburg
5 South Africans who made it as entrepreneurs despite a tough start

5 South Africans who made it as entrepreneurs despite a tough start

Entrepreneurship isn't easy, and the harsh economic climate in South Africa makes it doubly difficult. In 2018, Briefly.co.za covered numerous stories of inspiring South Africans who overcame the odds. Read five of them here.

5 South Africans who made it as entrepreneurs despite a tough start
Mmusi Maimane slams Jacob Zuma’s comments about legal fees ruling

Mmusi Maimane slams Jacob Zuma’s comments about legal fees ruling

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has asked former President Jacob Zuma whether he's using apartheid legislation as a legal defence mechanism. He was replying to Zuma's videos on the recent court ruling.

Mmusi Maimane slams Jacob Zuma’s comments about legal fees ruling
Did the ANC break its promise of sending 1.5m students to vocational colleges?

Did the ANC break its promise of sending 1.5m students to vocational colleges?

The African National Congress promised to have 1.5 million students enrolled at Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges. However, research indicates the ANC broke this promise and failed to have so many students.

Did the ANC break its promise of sending 1.5m students to vocational colleges?
UCT VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng raises R5m for 100 students’ debt

UCT VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng raises R5m for 100 students’ debt

100 University of Cape Town students will have their debts paid thanks to the university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. The money was raised after Prof Phakeng forewent her inauguration party earlier in 2018.

UCT VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng raises R5m for 100 students’ debt
State pension funds used in effort to help bail out ailing Denel

State pension funds used in effort to help bail out ailing Denel

Denel, the arms manufacturer, is in financial troubles, but bonds purchased by the state's Public Investment Corporation saved its skin. The bond purchases were criticised as a gamble with the money of workers and pensioners.

State pension funds used in effort to help bail out ailing Denel
Chanell Classen overcomes gang-infested area to become a doctor

Chanell Classen overcomes gang-infested area to become a doctor

A 25-year-old lady overcame the tough, gang-infested Cape Flats area of Cape Town to graduate as a doctor two weeks ago. Chanell Classen formally qualified as a doctor from Stellenbosch University after seven years of study.

Chanell Classen overcomes gang-infested area to become a doctor
From egg packer to egg business owner: Meet KZN’s Seo Mthethwa

From egg packer to egg business owner: Meet KZN’s Seo Mthethwa

A 57-year-old entrepreneur in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, went from being an eggs packer to owner of a substantial business enterprise. Seo Mthethwa is the majority shareholder of Nu Dawn Eggs. Find out more on Briefly.co.za.

From egg packer to egg business owner: Meet KZN’s Seo Mthethwa
Meet dedicated doctor who opened the first 24-hour clinic in Cradock

Meet dedicated doctor who opened the first 24-hour clinic in Cradock

A young doctor's dedication and determination pushed her to open the first 24-hour clinic in Cradock, Eastern Cape. Dr Nosimphiwo Peni used her own funds to start the clinic and serves thousands of people in the town.

Meet dedicated doctor who opened the first 24-hour clinic in Cradock
Government says RDP homes can only be sold after 8 years

Government says RDP homes can only be sold after 8 years

According to the Human Settlements Department, an RDP house cannot be sold before it has been owned for 8 years, and then the government must have the first option. It also said that no foreigner can own an RDP house.

Government says RDP homes can only be sold after 8 years
KZN granny, 100, gets new home thanks to provincial government

KZN granny, 100, gets new home thanks to provincial government

A 100-year-old grandmother in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal, has a brand new home thanks to the provincial government. KZN's human settlements department formally handed over the fully furnished house to Mrs Zenzile Nkwanyana.

KZN granny, 100, gets new home thanks to provincial government
President's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, ties the knot in royal wedding

President's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, ties the knot in royal wedding

President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, tied the knot over the weekend in a stunning royal wedding. Diko traditionally wed King Madzikane II of kwaBhaca in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape. More on Briefly.

President's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, ties the knot in royal wedding
Baby miraculously found alive floating in plastic bag in Cape Town sea

Baby miraculously found alive floating in plastic bag in Cape Town sea

A newborn baby was found miraculously alive floating in a plastic bag in the Muizenberg Sea, Cape Town, about two weeks ago. He was taken to hospital and is now doing well. Find out more about it on Briefly.co.za.

Baby miraculously found alive floating in plastic bag in Cape Town sea
DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections

DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections

The Democratic Alliance vowed it will put Jacob Zuma behind bars for 15 years if they win the elections of 2019. The party's spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, said the government must punish corruption with time in prison.

DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections
Ramaphosa says his fight to clean up the ANC will never end

Ramaphosa says his fight to clean up the ANC will never end

President Ramaphosa stated that he is aware of a fight back against him, but he remains adamant that he will not retreat. The president added that his administration will continue to bravely clean up the African National Congress.

Ramaphosa says his fight to clean up the ANC will never end
Arrest those who have their hands in our cookie jar, says president

Arrest those who have their hands in our cookie jar, says president

President Ramaphosa again addressed how important it is to put an end to corruption. The President said South Africans want to see government officials serving with integrity and dignity and without any form of corruption.

Arrest those who have their hands in our cookie jar, says president
Parliamentary visitor stuck in revolving door thanks to loadshedding

Parliamentary visitor stuck in revolving door thanks to loadshedding

Load shedding struck at the most inopportune moment for an unnamed man visiting Parliament in Cape Town recently. Power went off at exactly the moment he was in an automatic revolving door, trapping him inside.

Parliamentary visitor stuck in revolving door thanks to loadshedding
Explainer: The land expropriation report has been adopted, but what now?

Explainer: The land expropriation report has been adopted, but what now?

The National Assembly passed a motion to create a committee that will be responsible for drafting an amendment to the Constitution. This comes after a motion to amend has been approved earlier, setting things in motion.

Explainer: The land expropriation report has been adopted, but what now?
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