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Three Major Mistakes Tiger Brands Made in Response to the Listeriosis Crisis

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:49:42 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Tiger Brands, the South African food giant at the centre of the listeriosis storm engulfing the country, is facing serious brand erosion as a result of the way it handled the unfolding crisis.

#Listeriosis - Another Life Esidimeni?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:37:47 GMT

[Bhekisisa] Both tragedies could have been avoided had provincial health departments listened to the people who rely on them.

Prosecuting Authority Reinstates Charges Against Jacob Zuma

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:02:05 GMT

[News24Wire] The NPA has reinstated 18 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering against former president Jacob Zuma.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu Issues Diplomatic Démarche to Australian Official

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:49:46 GMT

[Govt of SA] Minister Sisulu issues a diplomatic démarche to the Australian High Commissioner following statements made by their Home Affairs Minister

How Investigative Journalists Helped Turn the Tide Against Corruption

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:45:12 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Every year South African investigative journalists are recognised for their hard work when the winners of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism are announced. This year has provided a chance to assess the highs and the lows of our investigative reporting after an extraordinary year.

'Clitoris Collector' Sentenced to Life in Prison

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:21 GMT

[News24Wire] Danish national Peter Frederiksen, who was arrested after 21 clitorises were found in his freezer, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for rape and conspiracy to commit murder.

Officers in Court for Marikana Tragedy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:54:27 GMT

[News24Wire] A photo album that depicted a dead miner in the back of a police truck, is among the evidence that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) officers had uncovered while probing the 2012 murders at Marikana.

11 More Listeriosis Cases As Food Recall Continues

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:00:52 GMT

[News24Wire] Eleven more cases of listeriosis have been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), but no more deaths so far.

Lobby Group Welcomes Australian Offer to Farmers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:59:15 GMT

[News24Wire] AfriForum is of the view that it is a serious charge against the government that Australia has offered special attention to white South African farmers who apply for visas to travel to that country.

Girl, 5, Dies After Falling Into Pit Toilet At School

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:55:56 GMT

[News24Wire] A 5-year-old girl has died after falling into a pit toilet at a primary school in the Eastern Cape, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga confirmed on Thursday.

Parliament Passes Division of Revenue Bill

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:23 GMT

[Govt of SA] The National Assembly, at its plenary sitting this morning, passed the Division of Revenue Bill.

Don't Allow Yourselves to Be Used As Political Tools, Cele Tells New Police Recruits

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:45:13 GMT

[News24Wire] Minister of Police Bheki Cele has ordered public order policing units to refuse be used as a political tool when responding to protests, marches and events.

Explainer - What's Behind the Rabies Outbreak in South Africa

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:55:46 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] In the last four months five cases of rabies in humans have been reported in South Africa, and an additional two cases are probable. The country's National Institute of Communicable Diseases warns that steps need to be taken to curb the trend. The Conversation Africa's health and medicine editor Candice Bailey spoke to the institute's Jacqueline Weyer about these concerns.

Listeriosis Outbreak No Threat to Zimbabwe - Meat Processor

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:57:43 GMT

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's largest cold meat processor, Colcom Foods, says its products are safe and have not been affected by the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa.

PE Officials and Residents Debate Land Occupations

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:55:25 GMT

[GroundUp] Municipality encourages people to register on housing database but backyarders say the wait is too long

I Am Depressed and Embarrassed to Say I Am Australian

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:54:42 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Home Affairs Minister Dutton is ready to accept white South African farmers before immigrants from a real war zone like Syria, rejecting doctors and engineers in favour of whites who might be able to till the land. I want to offer complexities, but I can't. The Australian minister is racist and confirmed every South African suspicion about my home country.

Rainbow Polony Privately Cleared of Deadly Listeria Strain - Rcl Foods

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:53:31 GMT

[News24Wire] None of the ST6 listeria strain believed to be behind the outbreak that has left 183 people dead since January 2017, was found at the Rainbow polony factory in Wolwehoek, RCL Foods said on Friday amid a precautionary recall of its polony.

The Indignity of Pit Toilet Deaths - Michael Komape in 2014, Now Lumko Mkhethwa

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:53:10 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Lumko Mkhethwa will be buried in Bizana in the rural Eastern Cape on Saturday. Although an investigation is under way regarding specific details, the Grade R pupil died after falling into a pit toilet at Luna Primary School on Tuesday this week. She was five years old. By HLUMELA DYANTYI.

Stephen Grootes to Join SAfm - Sources

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:49:15 GMT

[News24Wire] Journalist Stephen Grootes is expected to join SAfm, after he announced his resignation from Radio 702 and Eyewitness News, News24 understands.

#GuptaLeaks Team Scoops Top Award

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:47:37 GMT

[News24Wire] News24, AmaBhungane and Daily Maverick on Friday walked away with top honours after being announced the winners of the prestigious Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Award at an event held at Wits University.

KZN Woman Arrested for Opening Indecent Exposure Case Against Dead Man

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:27:46 GMT

[News24Wire] A 25-year-old woman has been arrested for opening a false indecent exposure case against a dead man, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Girl's Pit Toilet Death Reveals Sad State of School Sanitation - NGOs

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:18:20 GMT

[News24Wire] The drowning of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a school pit toilet this week has shocked organisations fighting for proper school infrastructure, which agree that government should be doing more to eradicate shoddy sanitation altogether.

Cash-in-Transit Heist Thwarted, Suspects to Appear in Court

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:42:54 GMT

[SAPS] Nelspruit -A six-man gang is expected to appear at the Lydenburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, 19 March 2018, after a planned cash-in-transit heist was thwarted as a result of the joint efforts by SAPS Mpumalanga and Limpopo Tracking Teams, leading to the arrest of the gang.

Gender Equality Congratulates Two Women Premiers Elect

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:51:16 GMT

[Govt of SA] The Acting Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), Ms Tamara Mathebula on behalf of the Commissioners and Staff sends her congratulatory message to Ms Sisi Ntombela and Ms Refiloe Mtsweni on their nomination as Premiers elect for Free State and Mpumalanga respectively.

Police Minister Bheki Cele Urges the New Members of Public Order Policing Reserve Unit to Draw the Line Between Policing and Politics

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:41:06 GMT

[SAPS] The Minister of Police, the honourable Bheki Cele has urged the new members of the Public Order Policing (POP) Reserve Unit to draw the line between policing and politics, this follows the launch of the new units which will be deployed in provinces with the aim of increasing police personnel at station level to maintain law and order.

Parliament Sends Condolences to Mkhethwa Family

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:27:36 GMT

[Govt of SA] The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) that is currently on 'Taking Parliament to the People' program in the Eastern Cape sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of a Grade R learner, from Mbizana, who passed on after falling into a pit latrine toilet on Monday.

Debutants Put Dolphins in Control

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:31:10 GMT

[News24Wire] Two wickets each by debutants Okuhle Cele and Ethan Bosch helped put the Dolphins in command after the opening day of their Sunfoil Series encounter against the Highveld Lions at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Prasa Lawyers Try to Stop R59 Million Payment to Siyaya

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:29:04 GMT

[GroundUp] Employees of the legal department at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) intend to oppose a High Court ruling against PRASA that requires the agency to pay in excess of R58-million to Siyaya DB Consulting Engineers.

2.5 Million People At Risk of Not Receiving Social Grants On Time

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:23:36 GMT

[GroundUp] Provincial heads of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) have identified "problematic areas" where beneficiaries may experience delays getting their social grants should its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) come to an abrupt end on 31 March.

Ex Broadcasting Chief Laughs Off Suggestion to Pay Back Legal Fees

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:22:40 GMT

[News24Wire] Former SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has laughed off the DA's suggestion that he should pay back legal fees spent on various cases while he was an executive at the public broadcaster.