TimesLIVE City Power MD Sicelo Xulu takes leave pending finalisation of corruption probe into entity 2017-02-23T20:32:08.000000Z City Power managing director Sicelo Xulu has taken leave from the power utility in the hope of speeding up a forensic investigation of fraud and corruption. Mashaba steps up war on corruption 2017-02-23T20:25:39.000000Z City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has allocated R38 million towards the fight against corruption‚ which he described as the city’s public enemy number one. Joburg budgets for better policing‚ roads and public transport 2017-02-23T19:39:48.000000Z The City of Johannesburg has allocated R31 million for the recruitment of a further 1‚500 Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers to help combat crime‚ enforce by-laws and manage traffic congestion. World donors gather in Oslo to tackle Nigeria famine 2017-02-23T19:33:11.000000Z UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo Thursday for a two-day meeting to raise emergency aid for millions of people threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria, a Boko Haram stronghold. Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors 2017-02-23T18:06:02.000000Z An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons. Nuke treaty with Russia has nothing to do with domestic courts‚ argues state lawyer 2017-02-23T18:01:12.000000Z Court is the wrong place to argue about the government’s alleged R1-trillion nuclear deal with Russia‚ government lawyers argued on Thursday. Syria peace talks stumble over meeting format 2017-02-23T17:56:16.000000Z The UN's Syria envoy met rival negotiators gathered for peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, but even getting them into the same room appeared uncertain as hopes remained slim for a breakthrough. Named and shamed: The streets where Cape Town is cracking down on water guzzlers 2017-02-23T17:44:35.000000Z Thirty-six fines were issued this week to consumers who contravened water restrictions in Cape Town. SANEF concerned about police visit to Mail and Guardian 2017-02-23T17:44:30.000000Z The South African National Editors’ Forum has expressed concern after two police officers visited the Mail and Guardian's offices on Thursday to follow up on a complaint laid by the Public Protector last month. Warning to communities living near Vaal and Bloemhof dam floodplains to 'move as soon as possible' 2017-02-23T17:35:41.000000Z The department of water and sanitation has warned communities living near the floodplains of the Vaal Dam and the Bloemhof Dam in the North West to move as far away as possible to avoid flooding.