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JOHANNESBURG, March 12 - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has advised the School Governing Body of Crystal Park High School not to rush the disciplinary hearing of the five schoolgirls who were caught on video assaulting a female student. The video showing a grade nine learner being attacked by five others went viral last week. The violent nature of the...
DURBAN, March 8 – Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Friday that one of the insecurities she faced as a young woman in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal was how she would manage in marriage, particularly when being pressured to tie the knot by community members. “I always have this feeling that marriage was a worry to me yet it was important...
RUSTENBURG, March 7 - Two missing Mahikeng schoolboys were found dead at a swimming pool on Thursday, North West police said. "Following an intensive search by the police with assistance from members of the community, the bodies of two boys, Onalenna Molehabangwe and Gontse Cholo, who were reported to have been kidnapped, were found today (Thursday) in a swimming pool...
PRETORIA, March 8 - Police on Friday warned the public to refrain from the "senseless and reckless circulation" of the video of the shooting and wounding of a man who had been breaking windows at Mmametlake Secondary School, in Mpumalanga. In the video that went viral on Thursday, the man can be seen brazenly smashing windows. When a police van arrives he...
PORT ELIZABETH, March 7 - Nelson Mandela University (NMU) students blocked the entrances at the South and North Campus on Thursday, the second day of a protest mainly over funding and registration. The students are angry that some of them have been barred from registering over non-payment of fees, even though the government has pledged free tertiary education for learners...
DURBAN, March 7 – The 33-year-old taxi driver who ploughed into four Durban schoolgirls on Wednesday, killing three and seriously injuring one, is set to appear in court for the first time on Thursday. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, lieutenant-colonel Thulani Zwane, said the suspect would appear at the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on charges of culpable homicide. The girls were hit at around...
PORT ELIZABETH, March 6 - The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) is concerned following media reports about non-payment of allowances for students at the University of South Africa (Unisa). "Nsfas would like to put it on record that students from this institution should have by now received their allowances as a total of R247 078 688.97 was advanced to...
PORT ELIZABETH, March 6 - Presenting her R132.4 billion budget for the 2019/2020 financial year, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy on Tuesday said the budget would favour the most vulnerable in society, with the bulk of it allocated to health, education and social services. “The budget sets out how provincial government fund its commitment to transform the economy and create jobs, support...
PRETORIA, March 4 - Thousands of students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) marched from the Soshanguve north campus to the south campus on Monday morning, demanding that all National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries who reside on campus be given meal allowances directly. They want the money paid into the bank accounts of students directly. The students formed a chain as...
PRETORIA, March 3 - A woman was seriously burnt in building fire in Sunnyside in Pretoria late of Saturday afternoon, paramedics said. Netcare 911 paramedics responded at about 4.20pm to reports of a building on fire in Plein Street in Sunnyside, Pretoria, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said. "Reports from the scene indicate that the top floor of a four-storey building...

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