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SA banks rated strongest in the world

International banking advisory group Lafferty has rated South African banks as the strongest globally. Lafferty ranked 100 major banks in 32 countries for long-term stability and quality of service in corporate and retail banking. The group said sovereign downgrades that recently plunged South Africa into junk status haven’t affected the …

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Taxi Ploughs Into Scholars: Verulam

A 15 year old, grade 8 student from Glenhaven Secondary School in Verulam is for fighting for his life at a Government Hospital after bring run over & dragged for several meters by a minibus taxi this morning (Monday). At approx 08:02 Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called …

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Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open Championship

Brooks Koepka produced a back-nine birdie blitz to win the US Open here Sunday, becoming the seventh consecutive first-time winner of a major with a record-equalling victory at Erin Hills by four strokes. The 27-year-old from Florida fired a five-under-par final round 67 to finish on 16 under for the …

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In Brexit boost, Jaguar Land Rover to hire 5,000 staff

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election. JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 …

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Two adults and child burned to death

Two adults and a child, believed to be 13-years-old, have been found dead in a veld outside of an estate near Centurion. ER24 paramedics were called to the scene by the local law enforcement. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 08h00. Upon arrival, paramedics found the bodies of two …

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Zuma appoints new acting police commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service with immediate effect. The Presidency said in a statement on Thursday evening that Khomotso Phahlane’s tenure had come to an end. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula also announced that Phahlane has been asked to …

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