New Sassa Cards to Be Launched Countrywide in May

[GroundUp] The first batch of new South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant payment cards were distributed in Worcester on Tuesday. The new cards were also distributed to small groups of beneficiaries in eight other locations in the country.

[GroundUp] The first batch of new South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant payment cards were distributed in Worcester on Tuesday. The new cards were also distributed to small groups of beneficiaries in eight other locations in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

DA to Request Declaratory Statement From Eskom On Coal Crisis

[DA] The DA will write to the Eskom board to request a declaratory statement on the state of the power utility’s current coal supply which is reportedly sitting below 2008 levels.

[DA] The DA will write to the Eskom board to request a declaratory statement on the state of the power utility's current coal supply which is reportedly sitting below 2008 levels.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Village in the Dark Since the Dawn of Democracy

[GroundUp] Established in 1993, the small village of Phelandaba has been waiting for electricity for more than 24 years, ever since South Africa’s first democratic elections.

[GroundUp] Established in 1993, the small village of Phelandaba has been waiting for electricity for more than 24 years, ever since South Africa's first democratic elections.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa Commences Day Two of Working Visit in London

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will today commence the second day, 18 April 2018, of his working visit to London by addressing the African Leaders’ Roundtable of the Commonwealth Business Forum.

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will today commence the second day, 18 April 2018, of his working visit to London by addressing the African Leaders' Roundtable of the Commonwealth Business Forum.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

DA Looking for Shortcut to Get Rid of Me – De Lille

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has slammed the Democratic Alliance for wanting “to get rid” of her “as soon as possible”, after its federal executive gave the go-ahead to a request to table a motion of no confidence against her.

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has slammed the Democratic Alliance for wanting "to get rid" of her "as soon as possible", after its federal executive gave the go-ahead to a request to table a motion of no confidence against her.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

International Relations On Travel Advisory Issued By Australia

[Govt of SA] The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, which contains misleading information about South Africa in general and, in particular, about the experie…

[Govt of SA] The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, which contains misleading information about South Africa in general and, in particular, about the experiences of foreign tourists visiting South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Judge Dismisses Sandile Mantsoe’s Claim That Cop Tried to Bribe Him to Drop Charges

[News24Wire] Sandile Mantsoe, who is on trial for murder, has accused one of the police officers who was present when he was arrested of soliciting a bribe.

[News24Wire] Sandile Mantsoe, who is on trial for murder, has accused one of the police officers who was present when he was arrested of soliciting a bribe.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa