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March 1, 2017

ConCourt grants Bonginkosi Khanyile bail, questions his incarceration

Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been released on bail following almost six months behind bars.
March 1, 2017

Operation to find a boy alive down a mineshaft is temporarily halted, again

The clock is ticking and five days since Richard Thole was swallowed into a disused mine shaft the Ekurhuleni emergency services have said “chances of getting the boy alive were very minimal”.
March 1, 2017

Police secretariat challenges watchdog on minister’s partner’s NGO

A legal showdown is looming between the secretary of the Civilian Secretariat for Police and police watchdog Ipid over alleged payments made to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s partner’s non-governmental organisation.
March 1, 2017

Safe and legal abortion at your fingertips

Finding a facility that offers safe and legal abortion has become an easy task for girls and women living in Gauteng, thanks to a new tool that locates a clinic closer to you.
March 1, 2017

Stop calling me corrupt: Supra takes his detractors to court

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has turned to the courts of law in an urgent bid to stop leaders of a local businessmen forum from continuing with what he termed a “smear campaign” against him.
March 1, 2017

SABC’s R256 million loss due to revenue 'issues'

The SABC is staring yet another loss in the face for the current financial year after notching up a net loss of R256 million for the second quarter (July to September 2016).
February 28, 2017

No confidence vote and march: EFF, DA gun for Makhura, who’s standing firm

The opposition parties in Gauteng have stepped up their campaigns against Premier David Makhura, with the Democratic Alliance organising a march and calling for his resignation.
March 1, 2017

Watch: Zuma addresses crime in Soshanguve

President Jacob Zuma visited Soshanguve in an effort to address crime.
February 28, 2017

Stats SA reveals 3% decline in mortality rate

Statistics South Africa says 460 236 deaths were recorded in 2015 which marks a 3% decline compared with the previous period.
March 1, 2017

Land expropriation debate in quotes

The ANC does not agree with any form of land expropriation without compensation in the country, says spokesperson for the chief whip. But the EFF put forward a powerful motion in Parliament. Here's where the country's leaders had to say
March 1, 2017

Sassa asks ConCourt to rule on grant contract saga

Following a day of grilling over its fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the status of its contract with CPS, Sassa has lodged papers requesting direction from the Constitutional Court.
February 28, 2017

Concern over musical chairs amid Sassa crisis

Serious concerns were expressed in Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts on Tuesday morning about the chief executive of the Social Security Agency allegedly being suspended at a time of a impending crisis over social grants payouts.
February 28, 2017

Prasa removes Letsoalo as acting chief executive

Late yesterday Prasa removed Collins Letsoalo as the parastatal's acting group chief executive after claims that Letsoalo reportedly gave himself a 350% salary adjustment.
February 28, 2017

Maine’s ‘impimpi’ comments have placed him, not Gordhan, in the firing line

Youth League president Collen Maine calling Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan an “impimpi” (a spy) hasn’t gone down well in political circles.
February 28, 2017

Mbeki adds chancellor to his illustrious CV amid praise from former detractors

Politicians put aside their differences and congratulated former president Thabo Mbeki as he was inaugurated as chancellor of the University of South Africa on Monday.
February 27, 2017

Cash Paymaster winner in grants impasse

A stalemate between National Treasury and the department of social development over what kind of contract to give to contractor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) means more time is being lost in the race to ensure social grants are still being provided by
February 27, 2017

Teacher body fails its duty

The country’s professional body for teachers has failed to strike off the roll a headmaster who was fired for sexually harassing three schoolgirls and then beating them for rejecting his advances.
February 27, 2017

Fees commission gets one step closer to higher education funding

South Africa is one step closer to figuring out a solution to higher education funding as the commission of inquiry wraps up its public hearings.
February 26, 2017

TB bomb set to expolde

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is on the rise and it’s spreading, writes Zinhle Mapumulo.
February 26, 2017

Booze adverts tempt kids

Bombarding young people with alcohol advertisements and operating taverns close to schools entices them to start drinking alcohol much earlier in their lives, a new study has found.
February 27, 2017

City Press’s initiation app honoured

City Press has scooped two awards for developing a software application to monitor illegal traditional practitioners and conducting an investigation into the death of initiates in the country last year.
February 26, 2017

Human rights commissioners told to stick to working conditions

Barely two months in office, the newly appointed human rights commissioners are already at odds with Parliament over a proposal that full-time commissioners be based in their provinces, as opposed to the headquarters in Johannesburg.
February 27, 2017

Mandela school in Mvezo is ‘broke’

The R100 million Nelson Mandela School of Science & Technology in Mvezo is broke, and the Eastern Cape education MEC wants its school governing body disbanded.
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February 26 2017