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Oil price drop a wake-up call for Africa – PwC

While the oil price drop has caused activity in Africa’s oil and gas industry to decline, it has also served as a wake-up call to many African governments, according to a report released by PwC on Wednesday. This wake-up call has spurred many African governments to start passing favourable oil …

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Protesters stone firefighter, torch fire engine

A fire fighter sustained injuries after being stoned by protesters in the Mzimhlope Hostel in Soweto. The incident happened on Wednesday night, said Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi. It was not immediately clear how serious the fire fighter’s injuries were. Mulaudzi said the attackers were protesting against power cuts …

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Judgment in McBride labour court application on Friday

The Labour Court in Johannesburg will hand down judgment on Friday in an application by suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride to interdict his disciplinary hearing.  The court heard McBride’s application on Thursday for his hearing to be stayed pending his constitutional challenge of the powers of the police …

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Johannesburg firefighters on a ‘go slow’

Firefighters in Johannesburg are on a ”go slow”, with their demand for overtime being referred to arbitration, the city’s emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said on Monday. In the meantime, in the hours that they don’t work, staff who are normally station-bound such as station commanders, supervisors and managers, are …

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Top traffic official appears for fraud

A top North West traffic official appeared in the Wolmaranstad Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and defeating the ends of justice, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said. Judas Mahlangu, who was the chief of traffic in the Maquassi Hills municipality, was arrested on Tuesday, said RTMC …

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Corrie Le Grange 450kg at time of death

Corrie Le Grange, who ballooned to 450kg due to a medical condition, died at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, the Gauteng department of health confirmed. ”The Gauteng Department of Health sends condolences to the family and friends of Corrie Le Grange who succumbed to his unfortunate death …

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