Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rand firms slightly ahead of Reserve Bank announcement

The rand was marginally stronger against major global currencies shortly before midday on Thursday‚ with focus squarely on the Reserve Bank policy announcement later...

Nxesi explains terms of reference of the inquiry into football

The terms of reference of a committee of inquiry into the death of two fans at a football match at FNB Stadium will cover...

Water Levels declining in EC

Due to a lack of rain in the region, most parts of the Eastern Cape are experiencing low dam levels as well as continuously...

Dead EC woman ‘gives birth’ in coffin

A rural community in the Eastern Cape is stunned and baffled after a dead woman gave birth inside a coffin. The bizarre “coffin birth” has...

WATCH: Prospective Unisa students storm Durban campus

BY JEFF WICKS Prospective Unisa students stormed the Durban campus on Wednesday morning. http://youtu.be/A60s9V2bmq0 A group of about 100 students forced down a section of palisade fencing‚...

JSE opens slightly lower as rand rally loses steam

The JSE opened marginally weaker in mixed trade on Wednesday‚ as global miners softened on the rand. General retailers were early leaders‚ following Shoprite’s upbeat...

Bonds find support as Guptas may face criminal charges

By Karl Gernetzky South African bonds finally responded to a firmer rand on Tuesday afternoon‚ with the local currency earlier hitting a more than two-and-a-half year...

H&M shuts Durban store ahead of planned EFF protest

BY SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER Beleaguered fashion retailer H&M has been forced to close its doors and evacuate shoppers at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban...

Local beauty queen to represent on the international stage

REPRESENTING: Duncan Village beauty queen will be strutting on the international stage soon , for the full story, read the Go& Express Newspaper on...

Ramaphosa can be SA’s Number One immediately

By Ranjeni Munusamy Who will be South Africa’s next president?  With Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa giving a clear indication in television interviews on Sunday that...

SA lose two second innings wickets of Markram and Amla in...

South Africa had lost two second innings wickets of Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla in quick succession at tea of day three here at...

Crowd-funding to assist journalist Jacques Pauw with legal fees

Media Monitoring Africa has set up a fund to assist journalist Jacques Pauw with his legal battles. The company said it had set up the...

Siam Lee’s final resting place

The body of Siam Lee lay smouldering in her final resting place‚ which was uncovered by a farmer and his grandson on a fishing...

Police failed to protect us from mob justice, says Eastern Cape...

Man’s house burned down after he was accused of a stabbing which never took place An Eastern Cape family whose home was burned down by...

Kenyatta praises Ramaphosa’s ‘unity message’

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory as ANC president‚ saying political parties in Africa can learn from his unity message. Speaking to the...

Police question relative of Siam Lee after body found

Police on Friday questioned a relative of Siam Lee, whose badly burnt body was discovered in a sugarcane field in New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal, at...

Beachfront robbery hero lauded for bravery

The beachfront hero who grappled with an armed suspect after an elderly British couple were mugged in Port Elizabeth did not even realise he...

Cash-in-transit truck crashes in Mdantsane

A cash-in-transit vehicle from G4S overturned in Mdanstane NU8‚ seriously injuring the driver and two others on Friday morning. The armoured truck was headed towards...

ANC NEC’s failure to remove Zuma proves Ramaphosa is more of...

BY TIMESLIVE The failure by the ANC NEC and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to recall Jacob Zuma on Wednesday only proves that the ANC is...

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

BY GRAEME HOSKEN Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned. Ford...

Mandla snubs some of ANC’s top brass at Qunu

Some ANC top brass visiting Nelson Mandela's homestead in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Thursday were barred from entering the premises. Only party President...

Gibaba’s advisor helped Public Protector compile Bankorp report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed that she had consulted Prof Chris Malikane — the controversial economic adviser to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba —...

Rand makes small recovery after Wednesday’s setback

The rand was slightly stronger on Thursday morning following Wednesday’s setback when it registered the business community’s disappointment that rumours of President Jacob Zuma’s...

What’s on the GO! – 11 January

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so- called “mature...

Few jobs for matrics

WHILE many matriculants are still in high spirits over obtaining their National Senior Certificates, Equal Education cautions against promoting a matric certificate as a...

ANC NEC meeting concludes with no fireworks

BY ZINGISA MVUMVU The ANC special national executive committee (NEC) meeting‚ the first for 2018 and for the newly elected-leadership collective‚ has concluded without any...

‘No surprises’ at ANC NEC meeting‚ says Mabuyane

ANC Eastern Cape provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane says it is all systems go for the ANC's 106th birthday celebration which will take place at...

Rand softens as ANC NEC decides not to discuss Zuma’s exit...

The rand weakened against major global currencies on Wednesday afternoon‚ after a report by Reuters said that the ANC national executive committee (NEC) would...

‘Mashaba is abusing justice system‚’ says alleged kingpin of hijacked buildings

The man accused of being the mastermind behind a series of hijacked buildings on Wednesday accused Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba of "abusing" the justice...

Wildlife DNA forensic scientists are foiling poachers

BY SHAUN SMILLIE When suspected poacher Joseph “Big Joe” Nyalunga was stopped by police somewhere between Nelspruit and Gauteng‚ it appeared they were too late. Investigators...

Student registration system hit by tech glitches

BY SIPHO MABENA Scores of students in the last-minute rush to secure space at the country’s universities and colleges have been unable to access the...

State capture inquiry strengthens case for Zuma to resign: SACP

There is even more reason for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he announced the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into state...

Education activists go to court over scrapping of WSU law degrees

A legal fight is brewing between the Higher Education Transformation Network and the Council for Higher Education over the de-accreditation of Walter Sisulu University’s...

Universities will allow walk-ins‚ but there is a better way to...

Universities South Africa (USAF) says that all higher learning institutions in the country will allow walk-ins and late applications by prospective students. However‚ queuing...

Six arrests during Johannesburg blitz on power theft

Six people were arrested on Monday during the City of Johannesburg’s crackdown on illegal electrical connections. According to the municipality‚ the charges relate to the...

We’re back

The GO! & Express family are back in action and ready for a year filled with mostly good news and views. We’d love to hear...

Prisoners excel in matric exams

The Department of Correctional Services recorded a 76.7% matric pass rate in the 2017 academic year. This is an improvement from the 2016 academic year‚...

Rand firmer on reports Zuma may be forced to resign

The rand remained stronger against the dollar on Thursday afternoon‚ following reports that President Jacob Zuma could be forced to resign when the ANC’s...

New hope for bypass project

By Mamela Gowa The long-outstanding proposed Buffalo River Bridge and arterial road link between the N2 and R72 is set to cost more than R700-million after...

Don’t be conned by improvement in poorer schools‚ says teachers’ union

Teachers’ union Naptosa has lauded the improvement in matric results‚ but has also cautioned that it is not true that no-fee schools are “outstripping”...

‘I do’ and some pumped-up courage make couple’s day

By Sisipho Zamxaka A petrol station probably does not feature as one of the most romantic places to propose to your girlfriend, but there was no...

FULL MOON SPRING TIDE – NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT

NSRI are urging extreme public caution and safety awareness around the coast from today and over this coming weekend and next week. The FULL MOON SPRING...

Man missing in river mouth

SEA RESCUE – East London – Wednesday, 27th December. Man missing in river mouth: Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 19h00, Wednesday, 27th...

Basic first aid success for disabled persons

SIPOKUHLE Community Development for Intellectually Impaired and Disabled people received funding to train 10 volunteers in a first aid and basic home care course...

Lions end year on a high

LAST week saw the King William’s Town Lions Club members serving their final meal of the year and making it a remarkable one after...

Ekurhuleni win golf title in EL

EKURHULENI defeated Western Province (WP) and North West downed Eastern Province to celebrate two historic victories in the South African U19 Inter-Provincial at East...

Outcry over control measures at Bonza Bay

By Malibongwe Dayimani New Year’s Day crowd-control measures for Bonza Bay have drawn negative public reaction. Police will be running roadblocks and asking to see proof of...

Fly the flag

Local Harley-Davidson club, the BlackRock Rebels Motorcycle Club, have received a token of friendship in the form of a flag from the New York...

Bringing festive cheer

The Page Group’s PnA and Premier Hotels took PnA mascot Penny, Father Christmas and chefs to bring Christmas cheer to the children at the...

Canvas in motion

The Beauty Academy in Berea held their annual graduation for students going into their second year and for those leaving the academy at the...