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The power system is extremely vulnerable – Eskom

Eskom released a power warning on Monday morning, saying that even though the power tool did not plan to carry any load during the day, the chances of load discharges remained if an "unexpected change in the system" occurred. "The system continues to be extremely limited and vulnerable, with generating (plants) operating with very low levels of reliability." The utility …

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Swiss tourist seriously injured in Kruger accident

JOHANNESBURG – A Swiss tourist was airlifted to hospital after an accident in Kruger National Park on Sunday. The accident happened after a minibus taxi hit a giraffe who stepped into the road as the taxi approached. It fell on the tourist's rental vehicle, seriously injuring the driver. The passenger suffered minor injuries. Two occupants in the minibus sustained minor …

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Mkhwebane investigates Minister Thulas Nxesi over job for allegations of comrades – report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating a leading cabinet minister amid accusations of illegally appointing 18 political allies to government jobs, including five women who are said to be in romantic affairs with him, the Sunday Times reported. The charges were leveled against Labor and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi by a former employee. Nxesi acknowledged the investigation, which is stated …

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MP's R500K theft probe | City Press

ANC MP Bernice Swarts is under investigation for allegedly swindling a R500 000 businessperson under the pretext that it was going to be donated to the ANC for its 2014 general election campaign. Not much has been known about Swarts until questions were raised about President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign and Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane launched an investigation when it …

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The prominent Gauteng judge Willem van der Linde dies suddenly

Outstanding judge Willem van der Linde, 63, died on Saturday after collapsing at the gym, according to SA's legal chairman Nathi Mncube. Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the Supreme Court, Dunstan Mlambo, also passed his condolences along to the family and friends of Van der Linde. "The judges and staff of the Gauteng Division were shocked to learn …

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Manner where Mkhwebane handled CR17, complaint about "rogue unit" extremely unusual "- Axed Public Protector COO

Axed Public Protector South Africa (PPSA) COO, Basani Baloyi, says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as well as CEO Vussy Mahlangu acted constitutionally during investigations of certain complaints. "The The CEO and Public Protector were both willing to abuse their offices promoting their own personal agendas. Their behavior related to both content of the report, and the time of publication, "she …

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EXCLUSIVE | Action expected soon on VBS looting – Hawks head

Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya says he expects imminent action in the case against those responsible for looting the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank. In an exclusive interview with News24 at his office in Silverton, Pretoria this week, Lebeya said that certain "legs" of the VBS investigation had been finalized and were "ready" to go. It is also understood that …

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