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September 21, 2019

Africa has been robbed of a promising star: Ramaphosa pays tribute to late deputy minister Hlongwa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid his respects to the late deputy minister of mineral resources, Bavelile Hlongwa (38), acknowledging the dedication that she had shown in the work she did in the government and the ANC.
September 20, 2019

Port St Johns: From sleepy coastal town to ‘tourism jewel, economic hub’

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working on making the Eastern Cape’s coastal town of Port St Johns the “tourism jewel” of the country.
September 20, 2019

The SIU gave ‘wrong advice’

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been accused of giving wrong advice to a Limpopo municipality to hire new contractors on a disputed R326 million electrification tender that is before the court.
September 19, 2019

Victory at last for teachers working in challenging conditions

The Education Labour Relations Council has set goals to assist hardworking teachers who are struggling under strenuous conditions.
September 18, 2019

Report that allowed Solidarity’s legal action on Equity Act was ‘overstepping’

Did the human rights commission overstep its mandate in its report on the Employment Equity Act?
September 18, 2019

Ramaphosa’s R1.1bn emergency plan to fight gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that R1.1 billion will be redirected to be used in the fight against gender-based violence and femicide.
September 18, 2019

‘This is war,’ Ramaphosa says about gender-based violence

Necessary amendments to the country’s laws and policies as well as appropriate emergency measures need to be introduced to address the scourge of gender-based violence, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
September 18, 2019

‘Police captain called me a k****r but boss says ‘move on’

A senior police officer could find herself in trouble after allegedly calling her colleague the k-word. Then the victim was allegedly told to “move on” by his station commander.
September 18, 2019

The good doctor who opened Limpopo's first private urogynaecology unit

As someone who overcame adversity Dakalo Muavha is giving back to his village and the country.
September 18, 2019

R7 million and a school in ruins

The partially complete school is a white elephant that sunk R7 million of taxpayers’ money.
September 18, 2019

SA was rushed into reconciliation, has little sense of democratic responsibility – John Kani

It’s time to stop giving assault, rape and violence against women and children “nice names like ‘femicide’ and ‘gender-based violence’”.
September 17, 2019

‘No more just lip service’ – Ramaphosa announces R11.5bn projects for one of SA’s poorest districts

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the OR Tambo District, which is one of the poorest districts in the country, will now be the primary focus of development by government.
September 17, 2019

6 ANC councillors’ houses among 8 torched in violent North West protest

At least six families of ANC councillors in Khuma township outside Stilfontein, North West, will go to sleep homeless after their houses were razed by flames during a violent service delivery protest.
September 17, 2019

Apartheid flag: High court finds Roets not in contempt of court

The Johannesburg High Court has found that Afriforum’s deputy chief executive officer Ernst Roets was not in contempt of court when he tweeted a picture of the apartheid flag just hours after the Equality Court ruled that any gratuitous displays of the old flag amounted to hate speech on August 21.
September 17, 2019

Ramaphosa gets tough on gender-based violence and femicide

President Cyril Ramaphosa has upped the ante in government’s fight against gender-based violence and femicide. He has called a joint sitting of Parliament where the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces will meet on Wednesday to discuss
September 16, 2019

‘A tradition of silence and hiding our scars’: SA’s women speak out

A woman who claims she suffered a brutal physical attack at the hands of her husband has broken her silence on how she got the beating of her life when she confronted him about raping his niece.
September 16, 2019

As landfills run out of space recycling is more important than ever

Consumers have a sizeable role to play when it comes to recycling, and everyone should accept responsibility to ensure packaging is disposed of correctly, writes Liezel de Lange.
September 16, 2019

Meet the teacher who catches crooks on weekends

Fabio Pitt teaches English to Grade 8 pupils at Maria Louw High School in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape during the week. At the weekend, he changes into a police uniform.
September 16, 2019

SABC board member booted from university post

The University of Limpopo has terminated with immediate effect a five-year employment contract that SABC board member Kgalema Mohuba had with it.
September 16, 2019

‘We knew about xenophobic violence. Crime intelligence bosses ignored us’

The Johannesburg cluster of police crime intelligence said the intelligence on the imminent xenophobic attacks was escalated to their superiors two days before the violence flared up but now believe, given the inaction by relevant units
September 16, 2019

The curious case of Mmusi Maimane’s R4m house

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has listed a Cape Town home valued at nearly R4 million in a parliamentary register, despite the fact that the home has never belonged to him.
September 16, 2019

Why did Maite Nkoana-Mashabane reinstate suspect officials?

Corruption Watch has launched a blistering attack on Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, accusing her of “abusing and weaponising” disciplinary processes in order to facilitate corruption.
September 16, 2019

Are you going to recycle that? It is National Recycling Day 2019

In the run-up to National Recycling Day on Friday, 20 September, Mpact Recycling, in partnership with City Press, is asking all of us to interrogate our waste.
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September 15 2019