CRL proposes code of conduct to deal with dodgy prophets, wants traditional healers to have same rights as religion

According to eNCA the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural and Religious Rights (CRL) has proposed that religious leaders submit to a code of conduct. According to The Citizen the move comes amid the antics of 'prophet' Rufus Phala of Ark Centre Ministry in Makgodu village outside Polokwane in Limpopo, who has apparently been giving his … Continue reading CRL proposes code of conduct to deal with dodgy prophets, wants traditional healers to have same rights as religion

Ramaphosa’s new plan for the economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a raft of measures aimed at improving the South African economy. Ramaphosa says the plan has four broad parts. The stimulus and recovery plan has four broad parts: Firstly, implementation of growth enhancing economic reforms. Secondly, reprioritisation of public spending to support job creation. Thirdly, the establishment of an Infrastructure … Continue reading Ramaphosa’s new plan for the economy

Court rules in favour of Mayor Bobani in NMB

The DA's attempts to have the courts return Athol Trollip to power in Nelson Mandela Bay have been dashed according to The Citizen. Justice Elna Revelas found that the DA-led coalition couldn't provide compelling evidence that their rogue councilor, Victor Manyati, shouldn't have been regarded as a council member. This meant that when he abstained from … Continue reading Court rules in favour of Mayor Bobani in NMB

UDM backtracks on Bobani’s claim that he plans to deny service delivery to affluent areas

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani has backtracked on his remarks calling for a halt to all service delivery to the municipalities affluent areas according to News24. Last week Bobani was caught on video declaring that the more affluent areas should get nothing. He further stated that if his deputy, Andile Lungisa, got complains about sewage … Continue reading UDM backtracks on Bobani’s claim that he plans to deny service delivery to affluent areas

Zwane threatened Nedbank’s license – demonstrating why SARB’s independence matters

Former mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane threatened Nedbank's license to trade at a meeting with the inter-ministerial committee according to News24. Nedbank's CEO testified before the inquiry into state capture that Zwane had told him that he found it strange that other banks had refused to meet with government, as he believed that banks receive their licence … Continue reading Zwane threatened Nedbank’s license – demonstrating why SARB’s independence matters

Gauteng High Court sides with Gordhan’s decision to sack Transnet’s Seth Radebe

IOL reports that Seth Radebe's bid in the Gauteng High Court to get his job on Transnet's board back - has failed. As has his bid to get rid of Transnet's current board. Radebe had claimed that he was being racially targeted, as Arlana Kinley, a member of the audit committee who is white, wasn't asked to … Continue reading Gauteng High Court sides with Gordhan’s decision to sack Transnet’s Seth Radebe

Mantashe claims ANC didn’t mean to pressurise Standard Bank over Gupta accounts

Speaking to the Daily Maverick, Mineral Resources Minister and ANC chair Gwede Mantashe said that the party did not intend to pressurise Standard Bank over its decision to close the Gupta family's accounts. Mantashe claimed that "white monopoly capital" was not the angle the ANC went with in the meeting. IOL reports that Standard Bank's … Continue reading Mantashe claims ANC didn’t mean to pressurise Standard Bank over Gupta accounts

Eskom power plants hit supply crunch

4 Eskom power plants have less than 10 days worth of coal left, according to Fin24. The problem is that they are supposed to be being supplied by Tegeta Exploration and Resources, which is both linked to the Guptas and under business rescue. In August of 2017, Tegeta claimed to have sold its Optimum Coal Mine … Continue reading Eskom power plants hit supply crunch