In the latest news in South Africa on Saturday 12 February 2022, a kidnapping mastermind has been remanded in police custody.
The Labour department said it is ‘on the tail’ of companies that do not comply with employment equity policies after filing court papers against Huawei on Friday.
Ramaphosa was given 10 days to respond to SCOPA’s questions about allegations that implicate him in the alleged misuse of public funds.
‘She consumed poison this morning when she was supposed to come to court,’ said IPID spokesperson Grace Langa.
The State was granted a six-week extension to complete its investigation into Zandile Mafe. His lawyers are expected to appeal the dismissal of his bail application in the High Court.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect had made ransom demands to families of the ten foreign nationals.
The SANDF Army Support Base has evicted foreign nationals who had illegally occupied a military house in KwaZulu-Natal.
10 kidnapping victims were rescued from a Johannesburg lodge on the same day the alleged mastermind behind their abduction appeared in court.
The EFF said the SONA provided no verifiable solutions but was “a blatant reminder of Ramaphosa’s incompetence”.
In the latest news in South Africa on Friday, 11 February 2022, Ramaphosa outlined the government’s plans for the upcoming year.
Ramaphosa extended the R350 grant to March 2023. He said the government eventually wants to establish ‘a minimum level of support for those in greatest need.’
In his SONA speech, Ramaphosa said it is the government’s duty to create an environment that will allow private businesses to thrive.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that SA is set to take cannabis to ‘higher’ levels during his State of the Nation Address.
SA’s biggest refinery, SAPREF will pause refinery operations no later than the end of March 2022 for an indefinite period.
Certain areas in the eThekwini Municipality will be without electricity for up to 4 hours on Saturday, 12 February 2022.
Three separate vigilante attacks in Limpopo left three people dead this week. The provincial commissioner condemned the ‘horrendous and barbaric’ acts.
The 33-year-old nurse was shot seven times in the head and neck by her partner, a police officer at the Tembisa Hospital.
In the latest news in South Africa on Thursday 10 February 2022, a nine-year-old boy died after he was allegedly poisoned by hstepfather.
A bakkie driver allegedly tried to run police vehicles off the road on Wednesday. He stopped after warning shots were fired.
A 21-year-old woman was raped by her boyfriend and nine other men on 28 and 29 January. The police arrested three suspects on Tuesday but the others are still at large.
More than 100 jobs have been identified as scarce skills in the country. Foreigners are encouraged to apply for a special work visa.
The historic Cape Town City Hall will host the 2022 SONA. It is the first time since 1994 that the Address has been held outside of Parliament.
Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi announced that domestic workers and farmworkers are entitled to 100% of the new national minimum wage.
In the latest news in South Africa on Wednesday 9 February 2022, a man was killed in an accident at the Voëlklip Cliff, in the Western Cape.