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Hot cross buns can fool South African breathalysers into thinking you’re drunk

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) allayed fears that a hot cross bun could land you in jail for drunk driving after a video of a breathalyser test showed a startling result after an officer ate one of the Easter buns in a test.  “The Corporation would like to assure members of the public that […]

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South Africans’ patience with ANC running low

“In 1994 we voted for Nelson Mandela, then for Thabo Mbeki, then again for Jacob Zuma. But nothing has changed,” sighed Aubrey Kutlawano after attending an election rally by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Aged 42, Kutlawano has no job and lives in a single room with three other people, including his disabled sister. “They […]

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R750 million to be spent on renovating minister’s homes and other government buildings: report

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is set to splash out on renovations for ministerial homes and other government-owned buildings, including R29 million on a guardhouse and R29 million on gates and a doghouse. The Sunday Times reports that more than R730 million has been set aside for a number of upgrades, at a time when the country’s tax-collection […]

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Home Affairs to increase staff capacity

Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele says they are planning to increase staff capacity at all ports of entry during the Easter weekend. Briefing the media in Pretoria, Cwele announced the operational hour’s extension to selected ports of entry across the country. He says the Department plans to deploy additional staff members to ports of entry that […]

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12 arrested for cheating with vehicle roadworthy documents

Government says fraud at vehicle testing and licensing centres are a top priority, as 12 more arrests are made as part of the drive to clamp down on motorists with dodgy papers. Five officials have been arrested in Lephalale, Limpopo, on charges of fraud and corruption relating to the irregular issuing of roadworthy certificates. Three […]