Alleged sex pest in line for top job in Southern Cape DA-led council | News24

Adv. Thys Giliomee, munisipale bestuurder van Mosselbaai. Foto: Eugene Gunning Sexual harassment-accused and former Mossel Bay municipal manager Thys Giliomee is set to return to the local government arena.  Giliomee left the Mossel Bay Municipality earlier this year under a dark cloud, after his contract was terminated amid sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.  He is now … Read more

SA-Maputo export route congestion cost R1.3 billion

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) and the Minerals Council South Africa is calling on government to urgently handle the Maputo Corridor crisis of record-high congestion that has cost trucking companies more than R1.3 billion in revenue to date. The crisis in the corridor, which links Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga to the Mozambican … Read more

China pledges to support Africa without ‘imposing its will’

China, faced with accusations that it often plays a coercive role on the African continent, promised on Tuesday to help African countries overcome Covid-related economic woes “without imposing its will”. Released at the close of a China-Africa summit in Senegal, a joint declaration committed to Chinese non-interference in African domestic affairs, and vice versa.  The … Read more

On This Day: What happened on 3 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering. Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 3 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever. ON … Read more

Regional weather forecast (temperature and uvb index) 03 December 2021

Weather forecast data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: A yellow level 2 for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large amounts of small hail resulting in localised damages and disruptions is expected in places over extreme western parts of … Read more

Omicron variant linked to much higher rate of Covid reinfection in South Africa

The Omicron variant has been linked to a substantial rise in coronavirus reinfections in South Africa compared with previous waves, according to the first detailed study into the heavily mutated strain that has sparked global alarm. “Analysis of routine surveillance data from South Africa suggests that, in contrast to the Beta and Delta [variants], the … Read more

Gwarube elected as DA’s deputy chief whip | News24

DA MP Siviwe Gwarube has been elected as the party’s deputy chief whip. Her predecessor, Jacques Julius, remains one of the party’s 12 whips. Annelie Lotriet remains the caucus chairperson. The DA parliamentary caucus elected Siviwe Gwarube as its deputy chief whip on Thursday. Gwarube, the party’s spokesperson who also serves on the Portfolio Committee … Read more

Cybersecurity researchers warn of delivery scams following Black Friday

Cybersecurity researchers are urging consumers to be on the lookout for delivery scams following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This after Mimecast’s threat hunting team detected malicious emails and spoofed web pages impersonating well-known delivery companies in South Africa, such as DHL. These scams aim to steal financial information from South Africans, under the guise … Read more