Malema reiterates his call for local government elections to be postponed
EFF leader Julius Malema has called for both national and local government elections should be held simultaneously in 2024. Malema was speaking on 30 March 2021 following the party's national plenum held over the weekend.
VIDEO: Cele: Govt has paid R176m to compensate families of Marikana workers
Police Minister Bheki Cele said that government had to date paid R176 million in compensation to families of the people killed when police opened fire on miners in Marikana. Cele spoke during the release of a report by a panel of experts tasked with looking into policing and crowd management as part of the recommendations made by the Farlam Commission.
VIDEO: COVID-19 misinformation: How the spread of fake news caused an infodemic
Following the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of fake news stories made their way to social media. Eyewitness News takes a look at the impact of misinformation on bringing the spread of the virus under control, one year later.
Zuma supporters march to Constitutional Court over state capture commission appearance
The state capture commission is asking the Constitutional Court to find Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court, and if found guilty, to jail him for two years, where a small group of supporters for the former president gathered.
Ekurhuleni Mayor outlines plan to drive job creation, economic growth
Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina delivered the State of the City Address on 24 March 2021. During his address, Masina said the Ekurhuleni metro was working on revitalising its economy through various programmes.
Former Bain partner Athol Williams testifies at state capture commission
Former Bain partner Athol Williams testified at the Zondo Commission on 23 March 2021. Williams, who delivered Sars-related evidence, said that several meetings were held between Bain and former President Jacob Zuma. Bain is a US-based management consultancy firm that was appointed by former Sars commissioner, Tom Moyane.
Police brutality in South Africa: Are rubber bullets necessary?
With growing calls for government to review the use of rubber bullets, the South African Human Rights Commission is calling for the police service to come up with different ways to calm and stabilise crowds instead of resorting to force.
Ramaphosa: King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu helped bring stability to KwaZulu-Natal
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy at the official memorial service for King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu on 18 March 2021. Ramaphosa said the amaZulu king played a huge role in bringing stability to KwaZulu-Natal at a time when the province was gripped by political violence.
Inside King Goodwill Zwelithini’s official burial arrangements
Preparations are under way for the 'planting' of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, set to take place in a private ceremony on 17 March 2021. The KwaZulu-Natal government outlined how the ceremony would take place under lockdown level 1.
Brian Molefe admits to visiting the Gupta compound numerous times
Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe returned to the state capture commission on 8 March 2021. Molefe admitted to visiting the Gupta residence on numerous occasions.
The Bushiris’ extradition hearing: The events leading up to this point
The formal extradition hearing against controversial self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri is expected to begin in Malawi on 8 March 2021. Accused of fraud and money laundering, the Bushiris fled to Malawi after they were granted bail in South Africa in 2020.
Senzo Meyiwa murder: Advocate Gerrie Nel wants mastermind arrested
Five men accused of killing Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates soccer player Senzo Meyiwa in 2014 appeared in the Boksburg Magistrates Court on 5 March 2021. The case against the suspects was transferred to the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge for trial.
Ramaphosa addresses the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the opening address of the National House of Traditional Leaders on 4 March 2021. Ramaphosa thanked the leaders for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19.
Matshela Koko denies he knowingly sent emails to Gupta-linked account
Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko said that he was flabbergasted and angry now that he knew he unwittingly sent Eskom information to external parties via the email address infoportal, which belonged to Gupta-linked businessman Salim Essa. Koko said that when he was sending emails to that address, he did not know it was to someone outside the power utility.
Matshela Koko: Suzanne Daniels lied to the state capture commission
Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that former Eskom legal head Suzanne Daniels had lied to the commission many times. Koko returned to the hot seat on 1 March 2020.
Ramaphosa: SA education pursuing national rollout of coding and robotics
Delivering the keynote address at the education lekgotla, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that a coding and robotics curriculum had been submitted to Umalusi for evaluation and quality assurance. Ramaphosa added that 200 schools would be piloting the draft curriculum from grade R to three and 1,000 schools would be piloting the Grade 7 curriculum.
Ace Magashule: There was no corruption during my term as Free State Premier
Following his second appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrates court, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said that everyone should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. The corruption case against Magashule was postponed and will be heard again in the Bloemfontein High Court in August.
'I was humbled & encouraged by comradeship': Magashule thanks supporters
Large crowds gathered around the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on 19 February 2021 in support of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Currently out on R200,000 bail, Magashule is facing corruption charges in relation to a R255 million asbestos saga.