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DA finds Minister Bheki Cele's reasoning on McBride questionable at best

DA finds Minister Bheki Cele's reasoning on McBride questionable at best

DA finds Minister Bheki Cele's reasoning on McBride questionable at best
IFP warns Tito Mboweni not to use budget speech to lip service the ANC

IFP warns Tito Mboweni not to use budget speech to lip service the ANC

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be presenting the 2019 budget tomorrow afternoon. In light of this, the IFP has issued a stern warning- don't try to use the opportunity to make the ruling party look good.

IFP warns Tito Mboweni not to use budget speech to lip service the ANC
Mzansi left divided: 10 reactions to tavern church's plan to join Parly

Say what? 10 cut-throat reactions to tavern church's plan to join Parly

SA was left divided after Pope Tsietsi Makiti revealed his church established their own political party, which is gunning for seats in Parly. The infamous booze pastor is known for allowing people to drink during sermons.

Say what? 10 cut-throat reactions to tavern church's plan to join Parly
Hawks: No action will be taken against ANCYL leader over Eskom contract

Hawks: No action will be taken against ANCYL leader over Eskom contract

The Hawks have declined to prosecute former ANCYL president Collen Maine on corruption charges brought forward by the DA. This relates to a R500 000 payment made to the YL in exchange for a contract extension at Eskom.

Hawks: No action will be taken against ANCYL leader over Eskom contract
Vytjie Mentor adamant that she won't withdraw evidence at Zondo inquiry

Vytjie Mentor adamant that she won't withdraw evidence at Zondo inquiry

Vytjie Mentor, former ANC MP, is determined that she will not change or withdraw her testimony from the Zondo Commission. Mentor is adamant that she will see it through to the 'bitter end'.

Vytjie Mentor adamant that she won't withdraw evidence at Zondo inquiry
Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?

Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?

With the threat of load shedding becoming an everyday part of life in South Africa, a person can't help but wonder how it got this bad in the first place. Briefly.co.za investigates the known causes behind the fall of Eskom.

Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?
From taverns to parliament: 'Pope' Tsietsi Makiti's church goes into politics

Booze pastor for president: Gabola church goes into politics

Boozing Pope Tsietsi Makiti and his Gabola church have turned their focus on politics. According to the self-proclaimed pope, who preaches in taverns, his church is the "only church which is aligned with the people."

Booze pastor for president: Gabola church goes into politics
SARB governor warns SA could pay R212 for bread if inflation continues

SARB governor warns SA could pay R212 for bread if inflation continues

Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the South African Reserve Bank has used a simple loaf of bread to highlight the danger of inflation rates. Kganyago cautioned that the current projections show SA paying as much as R212 for a loaf.

SARB governor warns SA could pay R212 for bread if inflation continues
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa reveals his dream to become deputy president

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa reveals his dream to become deputy president

President of the UDM party, Bantu Holomisa, has revealed his ambition to become the deputy president of South Africa, should the ANC seek to form a coalition government. This came as he addressed supporters in Port Elizabeth.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa reveals his dream to become deputy president
Ramaphosa says he’s not an askari – neighbour testified against Lekota

Ramaphosa says he’s not an askari – neighbour testified against Lekota

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit back against allegations made by Mosiuoa Lekota. He explained that he was not a traitor and refused to buckle under police pressure. He revealed that his neighbour testified against Lekota.

Ramaphosa says he’s not an askari – neighbour testified against Lekota
Gordhan vows those responsible for Eskom failure will soon be in prison

Gordhan vows those responsible for Eskom failure will soon be in prison

After declaring Eskom 'technically insolvent' and unlikely to see the end of April 2019, Pravin Gordhan promised heads would roll. The Public Enterprises Minister vowed that those responsible for the entity's failures would pay.

Gordhan vows those responsible for Eskom failure will soon be in prison
Steenhuisen's convinced the ANC will thwart Ramaphosa's every plan

Steenhuisen's convinced the ANC will thwart Ramaphosa's every plan

The Democratic Alliance Chief Whip laid out how he thinks the president's plans will be thwarted by his own party at the SONA debate yesterday. John Steenhuisen had also added that tackling corruption should be fast-tracked.

Steenhuisen's convinced the ANC will thwart Ramaphosa's every plan
"SteenSlap": John Steenhuisen roasts the ANC in Parliament

"SteenSlap": John Steenhuisen roasts the ANC in Parliament

South Africans were left divided after a video was shared on social media which showed John Steenhuisen firing shots at the ANC. "This has to be the biggest 'SteenSlap' on record," the video was captioned.

"SteenSlap": John Steenhuisen roasts the ANC in Parliament
MPs debate Ramaphosa's SONA: Eskom, state capture and braai packs

MPs debate Ramaphosa's SONA: Eskom, state capture and braai packs

Opposition parties were given the opportunity to respond to President Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address and they spared no blows. From the Economic Freedom Fighters to the Democratic Alliance here's what they had to say.

MPs debate Ramaphosa's SONA: Eskom, state capture and braai packs
Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April

Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April

Eskom is 'technically insolvent' and won't make it past April 2019 according to the Department of Public Enterprises. This comes as the department makes their submission to the portfolio committee, highlighting the entity's issues

Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April
EFF's Ndlozi raises point of order asking to turn off 'racist' air-con

EFF's Ndlozi raises point of order asking to turn off 'racist' air-con

EFF spokesman, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, raised an unusual point of order today at the State of Nation Address debate. Ndlozi had apologized for concerning parliament with the matter, saying that he couldn't stomach the 'racist' aircon

EFF's Ndlozi raises point of order asking to turn off 'racist' air-con
Malema swipes at Ramaphosa saying he's a businessman here to irritate

Malema swipes at Ramaphosa saying he's a businessman here to irritate

Julius Malema has fired shots at President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying that the proposed unbundling of Eskom is merely thinly veiled privisation and puts his own needs over SA's. The EFF leader said Ramaphosa has abandoned politics.

Malema swipes at Ramaphosa saying he's a businessman here to irritate
ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'

ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'

The ANC is not happy with Eskom at the moment, saying that the nationwide loadshedding hints at sabotage at the power utility.The ANC says that it is suspicious that the sudden blackouts were implemented just days after the SONA.

ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'
Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa

Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa

Ted Blom, energy expert, has called out Eskom, saying that the power entity is being dishonest to the country. The analyst says that the entity is being dishonest when they blame the old generating units for their problems.

Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa
Gordhan reacts to load-shedding by having 'crunch' talk with Eskom

Gordhan reacts to load-shedding by having 'crunch' talk with Eskom

Pravin Gordhan responded to news of nationwide load-shedding by calling an emergency meeting at Eskom. At the meeting, the Public Enterprises Minister insisted on a system audit as well as a review on all outstanding projects.

Gordhan reacts to load-shedding by having 'crunch' talk with Eskom
36 Soweto businesses receive title deeds from Joburg programme

36 Soweto businesses receive title deeds from Joburg programme

Herman Mashaba, mayor of Johannesburg, has handed over 36 title deeds to business owners in Soweto. This forms part of a initiative by the city to redress past land ownership inequalities and encourage growth in the community.

36 Soweto businesses receive title deeds from Joburg programme
Primary school claims the state blew R4.8 millon on 9 pit toilets

Primary school claims the state blew R4.8 millon on 9 pit toilets

A dire situation at an Eastern Cape primary school has illustrated the negative effects of state mismanagement. R4.8 million has been spent on the construction of 9 pit latrines according to the schools governing board.

Primary school claims the state blew R4.8 millon on 9 pit toilets
Mantashe adamant that security upgrades cost less than R10 000

Mantashe adamant that security upgrades cost less than R10 000

Gwede Mantashe is adamant that the security upgrades at his various homes had cost less than R10 000. This follows media being invited to tour his various properties after allegations that BOSASA had sponsered the upgrades.

Mantashe adamant that security upgrades cost less than R10 000
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