Eagle eye for scrap metal dealers Nie Cele Asiphe Cokile Proliferation of scrap metals and the connection of stolen goods in Gauteng will soon be monitored by a specialized task team. This was revealed by the bellicose Community Safety MEC ,Nkosi Malobane at a recent briefing preceded by the department’s cluster’s quarterly review session in […]

Police killings

Police killings a big headache for Commissioner Nie Cele Recent spate of police killings is a great concern to Gauteng Police commissioner Lt-Gen Lesetja Mothiba . The commissioner told this publication that this is a sad state of affairs . “We are losing too many policemen , This is unacceptable. One police killed deprives about […]

DA Response to SOCA

This is an unedited response speech to SOCA by City of Johannesburg DA Caucus Leader Councillor Vasco Da Gama. Good morning Madam Speaker, Executive Mayor, Members of the Mayoral Committee, Leaders of Opposition Parties, Distinguished Guests, Councillors, Members of the Media and residents of our great City of Johannesburg. Mr Executive Mayor, this morning we […]


For the benefit of the Johannesburg Citizens, This Reporter decided not to edit or alter this speech. STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2015, DELIVERED BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, COUNCILLOR MPHO PARKS TAU At the ANC National General Council in 2000, former president of the movement Thabo Mbeki, in summarising what a government committed to social […]


Jozi Mayor buoyant about Jozi@Work Sites Nie Cele The City of joburg is serious about turning job seekers into job makers. This was evident when the Executive Mayor, Parks Tau visited and showcased three sites in Soweto in the presence of dozens of the city officials, Deputy Minister of Public Works, Jeremy Cronin and a […]

Drive safely this easter

Help to reduce fatalities this Easter The City of Johannesburg’s Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is ready to sound the sirens for its Easter Safety Campaign. Speaking from JMPD headquarters, member of the mayoral committee for Public Safety says, “Easter is a critical period for the entire country and presents numerous safety challenges over this five […]

Jozi traffic lights

Traffic signals sabotaged Nie Cele Johannesburg motorists are faced with a mammoth challenge of driving past the traffic signals that are out of order day in and out. In fact it has now become a norm to see inoperative traffic lights in Jozi and the surrounding townships. In a snap survey conducted by this newspaper […]

Xenophobia tackled

Vadi speaks about xenophobia Nie Cele Civil society groups, academics and business sector converged at the Pyramid Venue in Jozi to tackle issues of Xenophobia and immigration. According to organizers this was done to achieve social cohesion. The event was held under the banner,Gauteng Peer Review Mechanism. This follows the unfortunate killing of 14 year […]

Chabane Dead

Road carnage claims Minister’s life. Mary Kugwa Caption The Late Collins Chabane. Public Service and Administration Minister, Collins Chabane has died in a car crash in the early hours of the past Sunday. Chabane 54 died along with his two VIP protectors, Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane on the N1 highway close to […]

Zola-Jabulani hospital to be renamed

Zola-Jabulani hospital to be renamed

Nie Cele Three Gauteng hospitals will soon have new names. That’s according to Premier, David Makhura. Delivering his state of the province address at the legislature, Makhura said, he was pleased that after community participation process these hospitals will be renamed to honour some of the outstanding martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the […]