Govt to work with taxi industry in training drivers on gender sensitisation

Johannesburg – As the country starts 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, government said that one of the things it would be doing was to train taxi drivers and bosses on how to be gender-sensitive. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on gender-based violence (GBV) and Femicide launched the campaign on Tuesday. “As […]

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Ndabeni-Abrahams determined to find amicable solution to SABC problems

Johannesburg – Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on Tuesday said that she was determined to support efforts aimed at finding an amicable solution to the financial problems facing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). “A functional SABC is in the interest of all South Africans. I am therefore determined to support efforts aimed at finding an […]

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Popcru calls Malema SAPS comments ‘irresponsible threats’

Johannesburg – The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has raised concerns about comments made by EFF leader Julius Malema. The union said the statements Malema made against police is a call for lawlessness. It said it protects all South Africans, regardless of their political affiliation. Popcru said people should not take up arms […]

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EFF members to appear in court after Brackenfeel protest

Cape Town – Several Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members are expected to appear in Blue Down’s court for public violence. This follows an EFF protest on Friday outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town. Protesters clashed with police during demonstrations against alleged racism. The City of Cape Town says it plans to take civil action […]

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Racism allegations emerge after school stabbing

Johannesburg – Parents and pupils at Hoerskool Elspark in Germiston have accused the school of racism after a fight on the premises led to two pupils being stabbed. Two Grade 11 learners may face criminal charges after a stabbing incident took place, allegedly over a stolen cellphone. According to the Gauteng Department of Education, the […]

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IFP goes to court to prevent Gumede appointment

Durban – The IFP wants Zandile Gumede out of the KwaZulu Natal legislature. The party filed court papers challenging her re-appointment as an ANC MPL on Wednesday. It said the decision was irrational. The party released a statement, saying: this matter goes beyond the Zandile Gumede-saga. The ANC must be sent a clear message that […]

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Pupils from viral fight video suspended

Johannesburg – Seven pupils allegedly involved in a brawl at Edenglen High School have been suspended. Six of them tested positive for narcotic use. A video surfaced on social media showing pupils fighting at the Johannesburg school. The Gauteng Education Department has expressed its disappointment over the situation. Spokesperson Steve Mabona said, “it is so […]

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