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  • 16 October

    MEC Lesufi to visit another school to probe new rape allegation | Education

    Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Monday expected to visit a secondary school in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where a pupil was allegedly raped by a scholar patroller. He will be at the secondary school to receive a report on the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl pupil, his spokesperson …

  • 16 October

    EFF warns KZN school not to discipline pupils over T-shirt incident

    The KZN Education Department has also condemned the school’s decision and says it will investigate allegations of racism at the school. Three Maritzburg College pupils holding EFF-branded T-shirts on the school premises. Picture: @tumisole/Twitter JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has issued a warning to Maritzburg …

  • 16 October

    Free State ANC still challenged in court

    Disgruntled members of the ANC in the Free State are adamant that the party’s provincial executive committee must be disbanded as it is illegitimate because its term has long expired. A member representing the group, LS Mifi, has refuted a claim by the ANC provincial spokesperson, Thabo Meeko, that he …

  • 16 October

    MEC Lesufi to visit another school to probe new rape allegation

    Johannesburg – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Monday expected to visit a secondary school in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where a pupil was allegedly raped by a scholar patroller. He will be at the secondary school to receive a report on the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl pupil, …

  • 16 October

    Another CPUT building petrol bombed

    Another CPUT building petrol bombed Another Cape Peninsula University of Technology building has been targeted, this time at the institution’s Mowbray campus. FILE: Picture: www.cput.ac.za. CAPE TOWN – Another Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) building has been targeted, this time at the institution’s Mowbray campus. An …

  • 16 October

    Marikana killings: Fikile Mbalula reported to SAHRC – Phumzile Van Damme – POLITICS

    DA MP says minister’s conduct in arrest of 10 men a serious violation of their human rights DA reports Minister Mbalula to the South Africa Human Rights Commission Note to Editors: Please find attached English soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP. The conduct of Minister Fikile Mbalula and SAPS …

  • 16 October

    Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa | Opinion

    Judge Billy Mothle presiding over the reopening of the Ahmed Timol inquest last week ruled that the death of Timol in 1971 at John Vorster Square (now Johannesburg Central Police Station) was murder. Mothle said the cause of his death was severe brain damage, respiratory injuries, and blood loss. Timol’s …

  • 16 October

    ANC Leadership Race: In Limpopo, Dlamini Zuma attacks the demon of tribalism

    It’s hard to tell whether the two leading ANC presidential hopefuls, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and MP Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, deliberately planned to be in each others’ home provinces at the same time this weekend. What is clear from Dlamini Zuma’s side, however, is that her rally to the Moreku …

  • 15 October

    Wits SRC urges student support review as #BraamSuicide trends

    Johannesburg – The Wits Students Representatives Council (SRC) says students living at the institution’s external residences are not offered the same support as students staying in Wits residences. A student, 20, died on Saturday evening in what is suspected a suicide in Braamfontein after jumping from the sixth floor of …

  • 15 October

    Gordhan’s ‘crew of smurfs’ on tour to degrade ANC leaders – Edward Zuma

    Durban – Former finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his “crew of smurfs” have been on a tour of insulting and degrading ANC leaders, President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward Zuma said in an open letter. Zuma on Sunday said he would have to go against the “factional notion” of respecting one’s …

  • 15 October

    New security company hired to guard school after sex assault allegations

    Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says cameras will also be installed at the Orlando east primary school. FILE: The AB Xuma Primary School in Orlando, Soweto, where more than 80 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a scholar patrol guard. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education …

  • 15 October

    ANC doesn’t have monopoly on wisdom, best strategies – Ramaphosa

    The ANC has never had a “monopoly on wisdom or strategising”, which is why the party’s alliance partners were so important in defeating apartheid, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.  “The ANC doesn’t have the monopoly on wisdom and best strategies. Therefore it is important we work with the …

  • 15 October

    Thabo Mbeki Foundation ‘hopeful’ after SCA spy tapes judgment

    Cape Town – The Thabo Mbeki Foundation said it has renewed hope following the Supreme Court of Appeals’ (SCA) judgment in the spy tapes saga against President Jacob Zuma. The SCA on Friday upheld the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that the decision to drop charges …

  • 15 October

    Inquest opened after Braamfontein student’s death

    Inquest opened after Braamfontein student’s death It’s understood the woman jumped from the sixth floor of a student residence on Saturday night in full view of other students. FILE: Picture: EWN. JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police have opened an inquest after a 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in …

  • 15 October

    Push to probe Brown over alleged dodgy Eskom contracts

    The DA will ask Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for any role she played in awarding lucrative oil contracts worth R1.2 million from Eskom “to her lover and close business associate” – despite their lack of expertise in the oil industry – the DA …

  • 15 October

    DA to report Brown to public protector over Eskom contract

    The Democratic Alliance will ask public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for any role she played in awarding lucrative oil contracts worth R1.2 million from Eskom “to her lover and close business associate” despite their lack of expertise in the oil industry, the DA said …

  • 15 October

    ‘ANC remains the only hope for South Africa’

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the disunity currently displayed within the ANC in KZN will dampen the party’s efforts to bring change to the constituencies they serve. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the Young Communist League’s Centenary Celebration at Curries Fountain in Durban. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN. DURBAN …

  • 15 October

    Corruption biggest enemy to SA’s growth

    Mmusi Maimane says the DA’s Federal Council has met to set up policies that can address the country’s challenges considering the ANC’s apparent weakening trajectory. DA leader Mmusi Maimane briefing the media on the weekend’s Federal Council held in Pretoria. Picture: Hitekani Magwedze/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic …

  • 15 October

    I’m not anybody’s plan B – Zweli Mkhize

    ANC treasurer-general and presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize has hit out at those labeling him President Jacob Zuma’s “plan B” in the ANC succession race, saying that he has the experience and capability to lead the ANC in his own right. Mkhize told City Press that as a matter of principle …

  • 15 October

    DA to report Lynne Brown to Public Protector and Ethics Committee

    The Sunday Times reported that E Smart Solutions‚ owned by Brown’s partner‚ Ingrid Tufvesson‚ and Michelle McMaster‚ the mother of Brown’s former personal assistant‚ Kim Davids‚ scored two contracts worth R1.2-million in just five months this year‚ despite having no expertise in the oil industry. DA spokesperson on public enterprises …