Parliament tells Sanral to halt plans to force drivers to pay e-tolls

Outa and other groups have slammed Sanral’s proposals to dock non-paying drivers’ licences, get Sars involved and refuse drivers insurance.

Parliament has asked the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) to halt its proposals to apply extreme measures to force motorists to pay e-tolls.

Parliament tells Sanral to halt plans to force drivers to pay e-tolls

Parliament tells Sanral to halt plans to force drivers to pay e-tolls

Outa and other groups have slammed Sanral’s proposals to dock non-paying drivers’ licences, get Sars involved and refuse drivers insurance.

Free State Development Corp questions VBS report’s accuracy

Free State Development Corp questions VBS report’s accuracy

The corporation has asked the Reserve Bank for documents proving that it had indeed received R104 million from VBS Bank gratuitously.
Water woes threaten R150bn investments in Limpopo

Water woes threaten R150bn investments in Limpopo

The premier has declared war on illegal connections and waterworks theft to ensure the survival of planned special economic zones.
SANDF needs more than R50bn to keep country safe

SANDF needs more than R50bn to keep country safe

Although SA isn’t at war, there are issues where the SANDF’s help is needed, such as border security and maritime security against illegal fishing.
Highly detailed draft gun dispossession bill ‘only for discussion’

Highly detailed draft gun dispossession bill ‘only for discussion’

Gun Owners South Africa suspects the bill would’ve been ‘sneaked through’ during the December holidays, when ‘no one is paying attention’.
Public health in staff crisis, with Gauteng taking the brunt

Public health in staff crisis, with Gauteng taking the brunt

At the core of this is the national health budget being slashed by R9bn, with the quality of care compromised and remaining staff overworked.
Ramaphosa honours struggle stalwart Moss Chikane

Ramaphosa honours struggle stalwart Moss Chikane

He made a significant contribution to our struggle and served the people of South Africa through the liberation movement, the president said.

Crime pays more than honesty in SA

South Africans have a more than one in 10 chance of being a victim of crime every year – and this excludes bribes and business-related crime.

CPS social grants dominance haunts Post Office

Expert panel wants to review social security agency’s decision to source all grant payment services from the state-owned entity.

Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter

‘Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my kind of, he’s my guy,’ the US president said at a rally.

PAC supports media as ‘pillar of functioning democracy’

The Pan Africanist Congress has also called on the UN to intervene in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

PICS: UP students’ march shines light on depression, suicides

Students want more help for those finding themselves in ‘a dark space’, which has led to 23 students attempting suicide this year alone.

Westbury residents throng court as cops, 7 others up for murder

The two policemen and seven other suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Bradley Sauls from Westbury.

Late Eastern Cape MEC Makupula celebrated for mending broken education department

Makupula will be laid to rest in East London on Saturday through a provincial category state funeral.

Canada’s dagga stores running out of supplies

The amount of orders processed on the second day after cannabis had been legalised smashed all expectations, with long queues outside stores.

lifestyle

Recipe: Cookie Monster milkshake

This creamy, chocolatey Cookie Monster milkshake is so good, it’s scary – perfect for Halloween.

Here’s why the Showmax app may be crashing on your Xbox One

The streaming media service says it’s aware of the problem and is working on a fix.

How to sneak veggies into your child’s meals

Children often prefer uncooked vegetables because they can dip them in tzatziki, hummus, salsa or peanut butter.

Stay fit and fabulous with Sweat 1000

The class is a shame-free zone and everyone goes at their own speed, which keeps you moving from beginning to end.

phakaaathi

Sundowns assistant coach calls for Brockie’s support

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jeremy Brockie last found the back of the net in an official match in September last year while he was still on the books of SuperSport United.

Pule dominates Pirates monthly awards

The attacking midfielder was the big winner at the Orlando Pirates awards this month.

Chiefs suffer Manyama injury blow

The Kaizer Chiefs forward has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fractured elbow he sustained in a car crash.

Vidal fined 800,000 euros for Munich nightclub fight

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has been hit with a 800,000 euros ($921,812) fine by a Munich court after being found guilty of assault during a nightclub fight last year.

sport

‘Priceless’ Whiteley walks back into Lions starting team

The Springbok No 8 though has to gel quickly with two rookies joining him in the loose trio for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi in Durban.

Sharks banking on Akker’s inside knowledge

The Springbok hooker cracks the nod for a starting place against his former teammates.

WATCH: Sharks star in dodgy Backstreet Boys video!

But at least the Durbanites are having some fun before Saturday’s Currie Cup semi against the Lions.

Revoking Gupta citizenship ill-advised – home affairs

DHA has responded to reports alleging minister Gigaba had ignored a legal opinion which advised against granting the Gupta family citizenship.

business

SA mining continues downward slump

Investec economist Lara Hodes said the decline in mining production was notably above market expectations of a 4% year-on-year fall.

Is Africa starting to choke on China’s lending glut?

China is the single largest bilateral financier of infrastructure in Africa, exceeding the combined total of the African Development Bank, the EU, International Finance Corporation, World Bank and G8.

Zim Bollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market

In only two months an anonymous Twitter account about the country’s real money situation has grown to more than 21,000 followers.

Sasol benefits from higher oil prices, weaker rand

Sasol said it had seen higher productivity across most of our operations with an increased focus on safety, margins and cost control.

world

Canada’s dagga stores running out of supplies

The amount of orders processed on the second day after cannabis had been legalised smashed all expectations, with long queues outside stores.

Teen gives classmates cookies baked with grandfather’s ashes

The young baker shared her creations, saying they contained a ‘special ingredient’.

Deadly Crimea college shooting dubbed ‘Russia’s Columbine’

A 15-year-old boy was the youngest to die after a teenage gunman attacked his college in the Crimean city of Kerch, while at least nine of the dead were minors, authorities said.

Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste ban – survey

Japan said Thursday it was facing a growing sea of plastic waste with limited capacity to process it after China stopped accepting foreign waste imports.

opinion

Crime pays more than honesty in SA

South Africans have a more than one in 10 chance of being a victim of crime every year – and this excludes bribes and business-related crime.

C-section decision belongs to moms

C-sections as a ‘money-making’ concept is an argument the government could well use in its push for a National Health Insurance scheme.

Bafana Bafana make an easy task difficult

Dropping two points against the Seychelles means they will feel plenty of pressure in their remaining fixtures.

The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big

The party’s own leadership policy document must be gathering dust somewhere if the sheer scale of corruption is anything to go by.

 

 

 
 

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