South African Airways is in business rescue: what it means, and what next

Epa/Udo Weitz South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the decision to put South African Airways, the cash-strapped national flag carrier, into voluntary business rescue. Caroline Southey from the Conversation Africa asked Professor Marius Pretorius to explain how the process works. What is a business rescue? It’s what is known in the European Union as […]


More court delays in trial probing deaths of Eersterust residents Dean Jafta and Ulrich Heugh | Pretoria News – IOL

Dean Jafta, father, Denzyl Jafta, holds a T-shirt with the face of his late son at his home in Eersterust. African News Agency (ANA) Pretoria – The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria has threatened to withdraw the bail of two of the accused as the trial looking into the deaths of Eersterust residents Dean Jafta and […]


North shopping centre blaze contained – Rekord North

Emergency services rushed to the Magalieskruin shopping centre on Monday morning, after a blaze broke out. Spokesperson for the Tshwane emergency services management Charles Mabaso has confirmed the fire at the laundromat has been contained. A fire broke out at a shop at the Magalieskruin Shopping Center on Monday. Photo: supplied. “It is indicated the […]


UPDATE: Menlyn Maine ‘shooter’ released on bail – Rekord East

A 45-year old man accused of killing another at a parking lot at the Menlyn Maine shopping centre has been released on R8 000 bail. Carlos Arendse appeared briefly in the Pretoria magistrate’s court on Wednesday, on a charge of murder after he was arrested on Monday afternoon, for allegedly shooting and killing JB Strydom […]


‘I am not a terrorist’: Henry Okah wants conviction declared unlawful | Pretoria News – IOL

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah in court. Photo: Zelda Venter. Pretoria – Convicted Nigerian terrorist leader Henry Okah asked the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, to declare his conviction on terrorism-related charges unlawful and to ultimately set him free. “I am not a terrorist. I am a prisoner of war,” Okah told Judge Moses Mavundla, while […]


Makhura sends warning to DA-governed Tshwane, Joburg | Pretoria News – IOL

Premier David Makhura wants a full report on the state of affairs in the City of Tshwane as well as the situation regarding the status of the mayor. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA) Pretoria – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has issued a stern warning to the DA-governed City of Tshwane as well as the […]


Hercules police telephone lines repaired – Rekord Moot

After more than a month and a half, Hercules police station phone lines are finally operational again. The phones had been down due to cable theft since October. The telephone lines were restored this past week. “We are very grateful that the police station’s phones are working again and we can now easily get hold […]


More water woes for Tshwane as two key reservoirs run dry – Rekord Moot

The city of Tshwane has been hit again by water restrictions as a result of a drastic drop in levels at the Suiderberg and Magalies reservoirs which supply water to many parts of Pretoria. MMC for utility services Abel Tau said due to some consumers failing to heed calls to use water sparingly Rand Water […]


Brooklyn police out in full force this festive season – Rekord East

The Brooklyn police have increased visibility and operational activities to ensure that residents experience a safe festive season. Police spokesperson Captain Colette Welbach said as part of the call to action, police have increased visits to liquor premises to hold liquor license holders responsible for serving liquor to minors and or customers already under the […]


Tshwane extends licensing centre’s hours on Saturdays | Pretoria News – IOL

Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency Pretoria – In a bid to assist drivers during the festive season, the City of Tshwane will extend operating hours at its licensing centres from this Saturday. Metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the extended operating hours would remain in place until February 1 at selected centres within the municipality’s jurisdiction.  […]