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January 28, 2020

‘I will protect those who speak out’: Lesufi on Parktown Boys tragedy

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department will not close down Parktown Boys’ High School despite the bad reputation that the school has garnered following the death of Enock Mpianzi.
January 28, 2020

North West management shuts down campus after student protest

Attempts by Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande to ward off protests at universities has been dealt a blow after the North West University management decided to shut down the university’s Mahikeng campus due to a protest by students on Tuesday morning.
January 29, 2020

Public Protector recommends former Seta CEO and his nephew be investigated for money laundering

Oupa Mopaki, a former sector education and training authority (Seta) CEO, faces a possible Hawks investigation for money laundering.
January 29, 2020

MEC recommended ‘lover’ for positions until husband found out

Ntshalintshali and Thumbathi are now at war, with him claiming she used him and then threw him under the bus when her husband found out.
January 28, 2020

ANC, DA at mercy of UDM

Two of the biggest political parties in the country are taking turns courting the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in a bid to govern the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.
January 28, 2020

Council fights reinstatement of VBS accused municipal manager

The Moretele Local Municipality in Makapanstad in North West is fighting the reinstatement of its municipal manager, Isaac Maroga.
January 28, 2020

NPA’s nepotism, race row: Prosecutor was so stressed he killed wife and then himself

Disgruntled prosecutors in three coastal provinces have challenged NPA head, Shamila Batohi, to suspend the recruitment process to fill vacant posts because they allege it is racist, nepotistic and does not fulfil transformation objectives.
January 28, 2020

SA faces severe red meat shortage due to drought

South Africa is facing a severe shortage of red meat as a result of the long-standing drought that has devastated the Eastern Cape farming community, as well as farmers in other parts of the country.
January 28, 2020

Splinter party emerges from NFP infighting

The National Freedom Party is in crisis as infighting has become the order of the day since its leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi suffered a stroke in 2014.
January 28, 2020

Bribery allegations at North West Gambling Board

It has been alleged that a member of the troubled North West Gambling Board has solicited bribes.
January 27, 2020

Their deaths were preventable. We are failing our children – Ramaphosa

South Africa needs a culture of responsibility. This was the word from President Cyril Ramaphosa who, in a strongly worded message to the nation on Monday morning, said that “we are failing our children”.
January 27, 2020

Fury as SA soldier who killed kids gets parole

A former SA Air Force sergeant from Hoedspruit, Limpopo, who murdered a child who had been forced into prostitution in Burundi, and later shot his wife and shot and killed his own children with an R4 assault rifle in his home, will be released.
January 27, 2020

Aviation authority ‘can’t investigate itself’

The investigation into an air crash that killed three Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) employees outside George on Thursday will be undertaken by the authority’s own investigation unit.
January 27, 2020

Why the DA is reluctant to axe Stevens Mokgalapa

The DA is in a dilemma as it ponders whether to fire, retain or move embattled Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa to a different portfolio.
January 27, 2020

Deputy minister bust in lobolo ‘subsidy’

Using her ministry’s travel allowance, she organised trips to facilitate the wedding plans of her niece and a clerk in her office.
January 27, 2020

How Tito Mboweni lost battle to liquidate SAA and start new airline

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his team’s proposals to liquidate SAA and start a new airline were defeated at the ANC NEC meeting and lekgotla last weekend.
January 26, 2020

Africa must gear up for a population explosion

Africa is the only world region projected to have strong population growth for the rest of this century.
January 26, 2020

Council changes tack on cheaper medical aid options

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) appears to be having second thoughts about its announcement that certain low-cost medical aid products will be illegal in just over a year.
January 26, 2020

Enock Mpianzi death: Defence through indemnity forms will not work, say lawyers

The EFF and the SA Human Rights Commission (HRC) have joined forces to take legal action against Parktown Boys’ High School, the education department and the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge for the death of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi.
January 26, 2020

‘You can’t have a patient bleeding and there is no one to clean up’ – Staff shortage blamed for baby deaths

Health unions have blamed a critical staff shortage of medical professionals and cleaners for the deaths of 10 newborn babies due to a bacteria outbreak at Tembisa Hospital.
January 26, 2020

Judge Hlophe’s wife hits back at ‘delusional’ deputy judge president

Western Cape deputy judge president Patricia Goliath is “delusional” and a complaint she has lodged about the court’s president is “simply a bitter spew to oust the judge president”.
January 26, 2020

Former EFF student leaders form new party

Seven former student leaders, who were expelled from the EFF last year, this week announced the formation of the USHumans political party.
January 24, 2020

Beginning of the end for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s days in office could be numbered after the DA’s motion to initiate proceedings to remove her from office received the green light from the office of National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
January 24, 2020

Parktown Boys’ High principal suspended

Parktown Boys’ Highs’ principal Malcolm Williams was suspended on Friday, exactly ten days after Enock Mpianzi drowned in the Crocodile River in the North West, during a school trip.
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