Worms in Ekurhuleni’s tap water?

The Kempton Park Express reports that Ekurhuleni residents who find worms in their tap water needn't worry about the state of city's water supply. Apparently two residents had reported worms coming out of their taps. The worms apparently look to have crawled into the water further down the line from the actual water supply point, … Continue reading Worms in Ekurhuleni’s tap water?

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Dr Silas Ramaite appointed as acting NPA head

The Citizen reports that Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as the acting head of the NPA following the Constitutional Court's finding that set aside Shaun Abarahams' appointment. According to EWN the DA isn't happy with the appointment. Glynnis Breytenbach, who worked with Ramaite before, told EWN, "He's a career prosecutor who up through the ranks … Continue reading Dr Silas Ramaite appointed as acting NPA head

Mashaba Trump tweet gives me the blues

The DA has been taken to task over a recent tweet comparing American President Donald Trump to Cyril Ramaphosa. Tom Eaton posted a screenshot of the tweet on his Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/TomEatonSA/status/1028973200380776450?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1028973200380776450&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizen.co.za%2Fnews%2Fsouth-africa%2F1995038%2Fexpert-debunks-facts-of-mashabas-tweeted-trump-meme%2F Mashaba defended the tweet claiming he wasn't endorsing Trump. According to an economist who spoke to The Citizen about the claims regarding America's … Continue reading Mashaba Trump tweet gives me the blues

A brief statement on my political neutrality-by-default

I am politically neutral, and oddly this is not because I don’t have political biases, it is because my biases are pretty unrepresented within South Africa's political parties. Recently on the Facebook page I was reading a discussion between a DA supporter and what I’m guessing is an ANC guy in which the idea of … Continue reading A brief statement on my political neutrality-by-default

EFF to pay legal bill for liquor store occupation

According to TimesLIVE earlier this year the Economic Freedom Fighters decided to occupy Preston's Liquor Store in Walmer, because of claims that it was engaging in misleading advertising and mistreating its staff. When the EFF decided to get involved, the owners of the store didn't want to meet with them - saying they'd investigate the … Continue reading EFF to pay legal bill for liquor store occupation

Public protector lacks funds to charge minister, SANDF with contempt

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a problem, according to City Press she doesn't have the money to charge the Military Veterans’ Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with contempt. The whole issue relates to the case of  Lieutenant Colonel Babalo Mvithi, who was unlawfully fired from the air force in 2012. He … Continue reading Public protector lacks funds to charge minister, SANDF with contempt