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13 January 2019 6:11 PM Gauteng department of health to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies

The Gauteng Department of Health plans to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies. “The role of nurses is crucial in the healthcare system, they are the heart and soul of the system and the department will continue to prioritise them,” head of department Professor Mhululi Lukhele said in a statement on Sunday. This comes days after 108

08 January 2019 1:29 PM More than R80bn in unwanted Christmas gifts to be returned

They've just come through an exhausting festive season, complete with overcrowded stores, reckless spending and extended working hours. But now retailers are in for another shopping frenzy – this time it's to reverse all those sales that just weeks ago saw their profit skyrocket. Research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has found that one in every 95

08 January 2019 9:37 AM India is getting what SA viewers have been asking for: Pick your own TV channels

Cape Town – A quiet but dramatic change is coming to India and it’s something that South Africa's pay-TV subscribers have been clamouring for. From 1 February India's satellite pay-TV customers will get to pick and only pay for the TV channels they want – but there are some catches. The hope is that pay-TV subscribers in India will be paying less for their 81

07 January 2019 7:30 PM Netflix's 2019 rally continues with analysts bullish on subscriber growth

Netflix rallied on Monday, in the latest move higher for the stock, which hasn’t had a negative session thus far in 2019. Shares gained 5.5%, on track for the third straight rise, as well as the seventh advance of the past eight trading days (on the day when the stock didn’t rise, it ended the day unchanged.) The video-streaming company has surged nearly 44

05 January 2019 6:43 AM World's most-prized fish sold for R43 million at Tokyo auction

A 278-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for $3.1m (R43m) at a Tokyo fish market Saturday. The record price - which equates to about $5 000 a pound - is more than double the previous high set in 2013, according to Masayuki Fukuda, an official in charge of trading operations at the Tokyo market. The record-topping fish was caught off Oma in northern Japan. It was sold on the first 43

26 December 2018 11:14 AM Over 300 healthy babies were born on Christmas Day in Gauteng

Public health facilities across Gauteng were abuzz on Christmas Day as 324 babies were born, the provincial Department of Health said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the department, as in previous years, the Soweto based Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic hospital had the highest count with 47 babies born, while Rahima Moosa Mother and Child hospital 73

21 December 2018 5:34 PM Life Esidimeni: Gauteng govt, eligible families reach payment agreement

More than 300 family members affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy will finally receive payment from the Gauteng provincial government after reaching an agreement. A meeting was held at the Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein where the government and the families agreed to terms and conditions. In March, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered 50

21 December 2018 11:17 AM NPA still deciding whether it will charge Mbalula over Dubai trip payment

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has not yet taken a decision on whether to prosecute former minister Fikile Mbalula over a holiday to Dubai which cost R680 000. "We’ll establish whether it warrants a criminal investigation. If it warrants a criminal investigation, we’ll refer it to the Hawks to open a criminal docket and investigate it," NPA spokesperson 37

19 December 2018 1:26 PM Mbalula 'violated Constitution' by taking Dubai trip, but escapes sanction

The Public Protector has found that a trip taken by Fikile Mbalula to Dubai in 2017, when he was the minister of sports and recreation, was paid for by a company that does business with sport governing body Sascoc, creating a conflict of interest. Speaking during the release of a number of her office's investigations on Wednesday, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane 44

18 December 2018 12:18 PM WATCH: Jose Mourinho's final Manchester United press conference

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho's final Manchester United press conference came after his side's 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday. It was yet another disappointing result for the club this season, and the announcement on Tuesday that Mourinho had been sacked did not come as a surprise to most. Never one to hold back, Mourinho had engaged in a public spat with United 29