Public Enterprises calls for patience from SAA workers

The Department of Public Enterprise has called for patience from all South African Airways (SAA) workers, unions, and creditors over funding. The department says it is aware of a planned picket by National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) and South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) outside SAA headquarters on Friday in Kempton Park on […]

TERS to continue assisting unemployed people

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits will assist unemployed people until the end of the national state of disaster. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) says it is still receiving new TERS applications. Applications for March, April, and May will close on September the 25th – applications for […]

Nehawu threatens strike in October if demands on conditions and pay are not heard

Healthcare workers affiliated to the key National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) are set to continue with lunch-hour demonstrations for improved working conditions and pay. In the meantime, the union’s leaders are hoping to hold sectoral meetings with the ministers of different relevant departments to have their pleas heard. The union, the largest […]

Judgment to be handed down in Vereeniging serial rapist trial

Judgment will be delivered on Thursday in the case of an alleged serial rapist Sibusiso Matshaya who is accused of raping six women including four schoolgirls, around Vereeniging in the Vaal. He faces six rape charges and one of kidnapping. The court has heard how, between 2016 and 2019, Matshaya would wait for open veldts where […]

Eff leader Julius Malema’s firearm discharging case back in court

The matter involving Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is scheduled to be back in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Malema and his co-accused, security official Adriaan Snyman have been charged with discharging a firearm in public during the EFF’s fifth-anniversary celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium‚ Mdantsane‚ outside East London in 2018. The […]

Pretoria restaurant owner demands back the confiscated alcohol

The owners of a Pretoria East pub and restaurant have finally managed to open a case against police officers who confiscated their entire stock of alcohol during the lockdown, and only returned some of it. One of the owners of Padstal, Mark Eybers said initially he had battled to open a case of theft against […]

Andile Lungisa expected to start two-year jail sentence today

Disgraced ANC politician Andile Lungisa is expected to report to authorities by midday on Thursday to begin serving his prison sentence for assault, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). “Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa is expected to report to the clerk of the court at Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court by noon tomorrow, 17 […]

Northern Cape teen beheading case postponed

The 16-year old suspect accused of beheading 17-year old Lucky Taole at Pampierstad in the Northern Cape has suddenly fallen ill. This has forced the Pampierstad Magistrate Court to postpone his matter to next week where he will be formally charged. The case was briefly heard in camera in the absence of the suspect. He was arrested […]

South Africa to move to lockdown level 1, restrictions on social gatherings eased

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to lockdown level 1 on Wednesday night. “We have withstood the coronavirus storm. Now is the time to move the country and our people to what will become the new normal,” he said. The president announced that a number of restrictions on social gatherings […]

SA Express employees to bid for airliner

SA Express employees are bidding to buy the state-owned airline in an attempt to save jobs and to prevent the carrier’s final liquidation. A special vehicle created to bid for the airline’s assets would be backed by private investors and Fly SAX, with the employees as the owner. Last week, the North Gauteng High Court […]


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