September 26, 2016

News:

Golfer’s line-up for Peter Itholeng Classic -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nzimande: Student debt is a global problem -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Former Sars tax agent jailed for fraud -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Repo rate kept unchanged -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cellphone networks forced to explain high data costs -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Honorary doctorate for Ramaphosa -

Friday, September 23, 2016

‘Stop your kak’ – Trucker tells students -

Friday, September 23, 2016

ANCYL wants business to help with fees -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Why ANC Lost Metsimaholo -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Zimbabwe to introduce bank notes in October -

Friday, September 16, 2016

R300m project to revamp Zulu king’s palace stalled -

Friday, September 16, 2016

NPA to consider options on Jiba, Mrwebi ruling -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cape Town mayor’s R2.2m for 5 trips abroad -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Minimal progress made with digital migration -

Friday, September 16, 2016

SA’s economic freedom plummets -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Durban serial rapist to appeal his 105 years -

Friday, September 16, 2016

‘To save rhino, we need to save the poor’ -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Robbers to do 15 years in the slammer -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Death by the river banks… -

Friday, September 16, 2016

Massive hunt for farm attackers -

Friday, September 16, 2016

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    CUT, UFS shut down

    … Amid hint of disagreement among students over how to prosecute the struggle for no-fee varsity education Students at the Central University of Technology (CUT) yesterday joined the University of the Free State (UFS) and several other institutions of higher learning across the country when they shut-down the college and declared that it will remain closed until management pronounced its position on the fees for the 2017 academic year. The students who had not significantly participated in any protests over fees since the beginning of the #feesmustfall movement in September last year declared in marathon back to back meetings held…

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    The DA is recolonising the coast, says Mantashe

    ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says party leaders calling for President Jacob Zuma’s removal are in denial about the ANC’s problems and are merely looking for scapegoats. He was speaking at the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union congress on Wednesday, focusing mostly on the party’s challenges before and after last month’s local government elections, in which the ANC had to cede power in three metros to DA-led coalitions. The ANC received 54.4 percent of the vote nationally in the elections, down from 63 percent in 2011. On Thursday, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande and Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel…

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    Dismiss underperformers, says Tsenoli

    Deputy Speaker of the national assembly Lechesa Tsenoli says continuity is needed in the structures of Apac so that the experience gained by committed officials of this body is not lost. However, said Tsenoli, the need for continuity cannot be used to cover for underperformers who have not been doing the job they are mandated to do. Tsenoli said this during the four-day conference of the Association of Public Accounts Committee held at Pacofs in Bloemfontein. “Continuity plus the experience acquired by these officials is needed, but we need continuity which is able to say those of us who do…

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    Cape Town wife killer sentenced to 15 years

    Western Cape High Court Judge Vincent Saldanha has highlighted the urgent need for police officers to protect victims of domestic violence. On Thursday, he sentenced Bongani Dodo to 15 years behind bars for murdering his 29-year-old wife, and mother of their two children, in 2013. Saldanha said Zuziwe Gobelo had been “another victim of the failure of some members of the police to properly respond to the complaints of victims of domestic violence”. On December 15, 2013, Gobelo spent the night at her mother’s house. Dodo broke in, beat and stabbed Gobelo, leaving her seriously injured and in need of…

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    Farmer threatens widow

    Offers her R120 000 to leave or be evicted from home of 35 years Woman says worked for farmer’s family, looked after him as a young boy A 58-year old widow could find herself homeless should the boy she used to look after at a Harrismith farm – but who is now a grown up man and the new owner of the property – goes ahead with his threat to evict her. In a cruel illustration of how the lives of poor farmworkers are almost entirely at the mercy of farmers, Nana Katrina Makhubo says she is at her wits’ end…

Popular News

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When the Girls rebel

Sep 2, 2016

Pretoria girls refuse to sacrifice culture, identity On Saturday, students at Pretoria High School for Girls stood against racism at the former white-only institution. As political leaders intervened, Greg Nicolson spoke to students and found that the issues spread across the country: The videos appear to show a heated exchange, but when the protest turned confrontational on Saturday, matric students Malaika Maoh Eyoh and Palesa Sedibe*, both 17 years old, felt tired. They were in their fifth year at the school and had seen black students, even teachers, teased and humiliated, broken as they were forced to sacrifice their cultures…

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Semenya criticism not scientific

Aug 19, 2016

Some critics have suggested that Mokgadi Caster Semenya should not be allowed to race against women as she might have an “unfair advantage” over other competitors because of her alleged high testosterone levels. As the claim appears not to be scientifically justified, the suspicion arises that the objections are informed by prejudice and by stereotypical assumptions about women (and in this case, specifically, a black woman), writes Pierre de Vos: After South Africa’s Caster Semenya won the 800m at the world athletic championships in 2009, Caster Semenya was humiliated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which ordered her to…

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Higher education hangs in the balance

Aug 12, 2016

In this expose Suellen Shay, an associate professor with the University of Cape Town’s centre for higher education development, looks at the four possible ways things might pan out: Higher education in South Africa is at another crossroads. Students have put pressure on the state to offer “fee-free” education to all following their success last year in securing a zero increase in fees form 2015.   But the battle over what fee structure is appropriate for the country is far from over. In the wake of protests, and government’s concession on increases for this year, a presidential fees commission of inquiry…

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Minimum wage can cut poverty, boost growth

Aug 4, 2016

A national minimum wage set at an appropriate level, can achieve the central objectives of reducing working poverty and inequality in South Africa. It can also lead to increased economic growth without significant negative economic consequences. These are the findings of a study by the National Minimum Wage Reasearch Initiative at the University of the Witwatersrand. This study set out to investigate the viability of imposing a national minimum wage in a country suffering from high levels of inequality and working poverty. South Africa has the highest level of inequality in the world. Based on our own calculations using Statistics South Africa data,…

Sports

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Kovsies in resurgence mode

The speed Kovsies brought to the game on Monday was simply too much to handle for the Madibaz in Stellenbosch Having suffered two losses in the Varsity Netball competition so far, University of the Free State’s (Kovsies) ladies have responded with a magnificent victory against Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Madibaz) on Monday in Stellenbosch, as they try to get their resurgence campaign back on track. Five matches into the tournament, the win against Madibaz was only Kovsies’ third, after also claiming victories against Venda University of Technology (VUT) and University of Cape Town Ikeys in the second and fourth rounds…

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AB to miss Ireland match

Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) captain, AB de Villiers, has been given an extended period of rehabilitation to recover from the left elbow injury he sustained in August. De Villiers will miss the one-off Momentum ODI against Ireland at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Sunday to give the injury more time to recover, and his availability for the series against Australia will be subject to him passing a fitness test. De Villiers missed the recent 1-0 Sunfoil test series win against New Zealand due to the injury, which was the first time he has missed a test match…

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Stars sack ‘toxic’ Lavagne

Free State Stars announced on Thursday that they have terminated the contract of Denis Lavagne with immediate due to a relationship breakdown between him and the club. According to the club’s website, Lavagne has “failed to settle in with the club’s management and the rest of the squad”. It was therefore resolved that he be let go along with his assistant, Phillip Ciccarini. Rantsi Mokoena, Stars general manager and son of club’s owner, Mike Mokoena, defended the decision to fire the Frenchman and his assistant. He told the club’s website that it was imperative for the club if they are…

Seven changes for Cheetahs

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs made seven changes (one positional) to the side that will face the Steval Pumas in their Currie Cup match at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday. Coach Franco Smith used the opportunity to return stalwarts Francois Venter and Sergeal Petersen to the side from injury, and was forced to make several other changes as he either gave fringe players game time, or was forced to by injuries. Venter comes in for William Small-Smith at outside centre and will take over the captaincy of the team, while Nico Lee moves to inside centre to accommodate him….