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JOHANNESBURG, January 8 - Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Tuesday that they were ready for the start of the 2019 academic year despite late applications. "We are experiencing a high number at our district offices of new people applying for the first time," said Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi during a media briefing at the GDE offices in Johannesburg. Lesufi said...
CAPE TOWN, January 7 - The Wupperthal Moravian Mission Station in the Western Cape will be closed from Monday as preparations begin to demolish sections of the historical mission that suffered severe fire damage on December 30, the Moravian Church of Southern Africa said. Plant equipment and machinery will be moved into the town to commence the demolition work. “Control post...
  Lucky Montana Today, South Africa bid farewell and laid to rest one of its beloved sons, Khabisi Mosunkutu, a stalwart of the ANC, a worker leader, former President of the Post and Telecommunications Workers Union (POTWA), community activist, former MEC of Roads and Transport, former MEC of Community Safety and Former MEC of Agriculture in Gauteng. I followed the Special...
PORT ELIZABETH, January 3 - Undoubtedly there will be a “few” voters who will go along with Patricia de Lille but the vast majority of Cape Town will stick with supporting the Democratic Alliance (DA). That is according to Natasha Mazzone, a senior MP and party's deputy federal council chairwoman, who said she was unfazed by De Lille’s popularity as...
JOHANNESBURG, January 2 - Activists marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday where they handed over a memorandum calling for blanket amnesty for students convicted of crimes arising from the Fees Must Fall protests in 2017. In a statement, Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi met the delegation. He received the memorandum on behalf...
DURBAN, December 31 - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday said he was saddened by the devastation at Wupperthal, a small town in the Western Cape, that was wrecked by fire on Sunday. The blaze destroyed dozens of homes, the Wupperthal Moravian Mission Station, town hall, school, clinic and shopping centre in the historic village and left about 200 residents homeless. “The nation’s...
CAPE TOWN, December 31 - Former Democratic Alliance Western Cape MPL Lennit Max, who took up a post as special advisor to Police Minister Bheki Cele in July this year, has joined the African National Congress, the ANC in the province said on Sunday. In a statement issued by the Western Cape ANC, Max said he was "resigning as a...
JOHANNESBURG, December 28 - Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Friday, cautioned against discriminatory practices at beaches across South Africa. “South Africa has just under 3,000 km with numerous beaches designated for the public’s enjoyment and recreation. Everyone has a right to access these beaches and public amenities, as contained in the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008...
CAPE TOWN, December 28 - A Gauteng traffic police officer was knocked down by a bus and died on Thursday afternoon during a routine festive season law enforcement operation on the N1 North Murray-Hill. Gauteng member of the executive council (MEC) for community safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said she was saddened by the officer’s death at the crucial period and that...
MOUNT AYLIFF, December 27 - Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral service of Umzimvubu Local Municipality Mayor, Bulelwa Mabhengu, in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. The funeral is set to take place at Madzikane KaZulu Sports Grounds on Thursday morning. Mabengu, 61, died after a short illness earlier this month. Among the mourners expected are Eastern Cape provincial government...


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