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PRETORIA, January 18 - The urgent application brought by three members of the disbanded South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) board to set aside Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s decision to have them removed has been struck from the urgent role at the North Gauteng High Court due to a technicality. Douglas Molepo, attorney for former Necsa chairperson Dr Kelvin Kemm, suspended chief...
RUSTENBURG, January 15 - Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen, suspended after a picture of her class showing black learners separated from their white counterparts went viral and caused an outcry, is expected to address the media on Tuesday. Trade union Solidarity said Barkhuizen would make a brief statement in Afrikaans in the capital Pretoria, but would neither take questions nor...
CAPE TOWN, January 12 - Thirty-one residential properties have been completely destroyed and 28 properties sustained partial to major damage in the raging fires in the Betty's Bay area, east of Cape Town, the city's fire chief Theo Layne said on Saturday. A final inspection of all residential properties to ensure that every person was evacuated was done overnight, while...
DURBAN, January 9 - eThekwini Municipality has decided to indefinitely postpone the unveiling of the R20 million statues of South Africa's liberation struggle icons, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, by a young sculptor. The City was also set to unveil possible designs for the statues will also be unveiled and shed light on their location within the city. "This is to...
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...
Staff Reporter Former president Jacob Zuma will be recording his favourite struggle songs in 2019 in a deal he reached with Ethekwini municipality’s department of parks, recreation and culture. The deal was announced by Thembinkosi Ngcobo, head of parks, recreation and culture at the municipality. A delegation visited Zuma at his Nkandla homestead on Saturday where the former president agreed to record...
PRETORIA, December 26 - At least 324 "healthy babies" were delivered at public health facilities across Gauteng on Christmas Day, the provincial department of health said on Wednesday. As in previous years, the Soweto-based Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital had the highest deliveries, with 47 babies while Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital had 32 babies including a set of...
JOHANNESBURG, December 26 - A heatwave which hit parts of South Africa earlier this week continued on Wednesday, with temperatures expected to hit the upper 30s degrees Celsius. Temperatures in the capital Pretoria were forecast to peak at 39°C, while Johannesburg would reach 37°C and Vereeniging 36°C, weather service Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) said via its Twitter account. It urged residents to help...
JOHANNESBURG, December 21 - Friday is the deadline for South Africans to forward nominations for suitable candidates for the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board of directors to Parliament's communications committee. Candidates needed to possess relevant qualifications, expertise and experience in broadcasting policy and technology, media law, broadcasting regulation, business practice and finance, journalism, marketing, and should be South African citizens...
CAPE TOWN, December 14 - As holidaymakers get ready to take to the country’s roads over the festive season, psychiatrists have warned not only of the tragic consequences of road accident fatalities but also the potential life-long impact due to traumatic brain injury for accident survivors. With deaths from road accident injuries in South Africa about double the global average...

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