May 23, 2017

Gigaba takes charge

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… As Zuma drops Gordhan as finance minister in long expected Cabinet reshuffle One of the ruling ANC party’s rising young leaders, Malusi Gigaba, was last night appointed the country’s new finance minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan, following a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma in which several other ministers were axed while others where redeployed. The appointments which were confirmed in a statement released by the presidency just after midnight are expected to bring to an end speculation which spiked over the week resulting in the local currency and the stock market experiencing major shifts. Gordhan’s deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, was…

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SA’s best maths teacher

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Theunissen teacher voted the best in using technology to enhance teaching of mathematics … The Free State province last week picked up one of the most prestigious awards in the annual National Teaching Awards (NTA) after Sara Motsitsi from Reseamohetse Public School in Theunissen was named the country’s best Maths teacher with the aid of technology. Motsitsi scooped the award for Excellence in Teaching Technology – Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Mathematics at the awards ceremony held on Saturday at the at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. She picked up a similar award at the Free State provincial…

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Metro suspends ‘racist Facebooker!

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After he allegedly used the social media platform to attack blacks, calling them calling bastards that should be kept away from town … A Mangaung Metro employee has been suspended for allegedly insulting black people on Facebook, labelling them bastards who belong in the locations or townships — the poor and overcrowded residential areas that apartheid town planners reserved for blacks. Executive mayor Olly Mlamleli wasted no time in taking action against Chris Kruger when she became aware of his alleged racist rant, immediately putting him on suspension pending conclusion of an investigation into the matter which could lead to…

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