Stay at home, Nzimande tells students amid covid-19

Johannesburg – Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has appealed to student who were not required to return to campuses to stay home. Nzimande said universities could only allow 33% of final year students on campus under level-3 lockdown. He said this would require a readjustment of the academic year. Nzimande also spoke about the impact […]

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NW police open inquest docket after slain officer’s ex-boyfriend found dead

Johannesburg – North West police have opened an inquest docket after the ex-boyfriend of murdered officer Mamoitoyi Bouwer was found hanging from a tree. The body of Sando Khandile was found just outside Orkney over the weekend. This comes just a week after his former girlfriend Sergeant Bouwer was found dead at her home. Bouwer’s […]

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Truck drivers threaten national shutdown

Johannesburg – Truck drivers have threatened to shut down the country on Tuesday. They are protesting against the employment of foreign nationals in most sectors of the economy, and giving them lower wages. The drivers want the government to intervene. Spokesperson of All Truck Drivers Forum Michael Masimini says employers are contravening the Employment Services […]

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Growing calls to reject Tito Mboweni’s budget

 Johannesburg – A number of leading economists and academics have come together, to lobby for the scrapping of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget. The group says it plans to take the matter to court, as they don’t agree with Mboweni’s plan and remedy for the economy. Co-Director of the Institute for Economic Justice, Neil […]

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Gauteng Health dept assures Lethole’s family probe into his death under way

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Health Department has assured the family of Shonisani Lethole – the man who tweeted that he had not been fed for over 48 hours at Tembisa Hospital and later died – that an investigation was under way. A team from the office of the Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku visited Lethole’s […]

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Govt wants answers after eviction of naked man in Cape Town

Cape Town – There was been widespread outcry over the eviction of a naked man from a shack in Khayelitsha. Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says the Western Cape government must urgently get to the bottom of this matter. Parliament said it also needs answers. In video footage seen on social media, police officers are […]

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