Sunday, February 25, 2018

Learners protest for transport grant

No decision yet but negotiations with Treasury are ongoing, according to DBE official By Ihsaan Haffejee Sixteen year old learner Thandeka Mdlalose, left rural KwaZulu Natal at...

Where will Zuma get the money to fund free education‚ asks SACP

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free higher education a few weeks ago was opportunistic and part of a ploy to win votes for his...

Alexandria – farm attack and robbery

EC:Port Alfred Cluster : Alexandria : 2017-11-25 A Case of House Robbery is being investigated following an incident that took place on a farm in...

MultiSecurity: Residents neglectful over home security

Port Alfred residents are forgetful about locking doors according to the latest MultiSecurity reports. At Community Police Forum meetings once a month, SAPS and...

Hawks pounce on passenger with R10m in suitcases

Customs officials pounced on a 38-year-old man at Cape Town International Airport‚ who was travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday afternoon. The...

Bringing to book those responsible for looting the state will be best Xmas gift...

The best gift South Africans could receive this festive season would be an assurance that 2018 will be better than 2017‚ that the country...

Bonds weaken as market focus turns to next week’s budget

South African bonds were weaker on Thursday afternoon as analysts said market sentiment remained negative following President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday. The market...

Beef fetched exceptional prices at Bathurst auction

GOOD prices were reached Tuesday at the Hobson & Co cattle auction held at the Bathurst Agricultural Showgrounds. Altogether 296 cattle were sold with breeds...

Chinese ambassador to South Africa hails Coega as best SEZ on African continent

THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) recently hosted the People’s Republic of China ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Songtian Lin, on his visit to the Eastern...

WATCH: Demi-Leigh Nel Peters on the stigma attached to beauty pageants

Our girl and the new Miss Universe‚ Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hit the ground running since claiming the crown on Monday night. Demi has been doing media...

R30-billion unclaimed by miners

By MICHELLE GUMEDE A total of R30-billion lies unclaimed from the pension and provident funds of former miners who worked under apartheid but never received...

Chinese syndicates in SA dodge cops by sawing horns into beads and trinkets for...

 BY TONY CARNE Chinese syndicates are setting up small home-based workshops in Johannesburg and elsewhere to chop up rhino horns into smaller pieces, mainly to...

Big drop in fuel price expected – thanks to stronger rand: AA

Fuel prices are set for a hefty drop in January after the rand's recent strong performance against the US dollar‚ despite increases in international...

Capitec says loan shark report appears to be filled with errors

Capitec Bank said on Tuesday that a report accusing it of being a loan shark appears to be filled with errors. “Capitec received a copy...

Zuma to campaign for SA’s third turn as non-permanent member of UN Security Council

President Jacob Zuma is due to embark on a “charm offensive” this week at the United Nations General Assembly as he campaigns for South...

MPs told SAA ‘effectively bankrupt’

South African Airways (SAA) has run out of cash and is effectively bankrupt. It is feared it may not be able to pay salaries. According...

Durban cop removed from the Jacques Pauw probe

The investigating officer in the case against The President’s Keepers author Jacques Pauw and fellow investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has been removed from the...

Crowd-funding to assist journalist Jacques Pauw with legal fees

Media Monitoring Africa has set up a fund to assist journalist Jacques Pauw with his legal battles. The company said it had set up the...

Sunday Times: Myeni to ‘fly SAA’ in new top job

On the front page of the Sunday Times: Former SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni has landed a top job in government that may put her back...

‘We can fix our s#*t’ – the new must watch Nando’s advert

Nando’s never fails to deliver hilarious television adverts‚ and its latest one is no different. Titled “We can fix our s#*t”‚ the ad takes us...

SABC Radio pulls the plug on Super Rugby and the Currie Cup.

SABC Radio has pulled the plug on Super Rugby and the Currie Cup. The move caught presenters and commentators by surprise. “Not having rugby coverage is...

Athletics SA officially out of debt for first time in 10 years

It was just a formality‚ but Athletics SA (ASA) on Saturday officially moved into the black when its council signed off the 2016 financial...

Time off work breakthrough for adoptive parents

African Christian Democratic Party MP Cheryllyn Dudley has made history for successfully piloting a bill that provides clarity on leave for employees who adopt...

Drought closes Athlone Stadium and 12 other Cape soccer pitches

Cape Town’s drought has claimed another victim: Athlone Stadium. The soccer venue was closed on Friday after overuse by Cape Town’s five professional soccer clubs...

Wee will rock you: UCT finds gold on campus

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town. It comes in the form of urine‚ which engineering students have transformed into fertiliser...

GBS celebrates 140 years of banking excellence

THIS year GBS Mutual Bank celebrates 140 years of banking in the Eastern Cape and continues to thrive and make a significant contribution to...

SA Institute of Chartered Accountants speaks out about Gupta accounts

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has thrown its weight behind calls for an independent judicial into the work that disgraced international auditing...

Water department’s R30-million bonus bonanza

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has admitted that her department paid out R30-million worth of bonuses to its employees‚ despite the department...

EC farmers seek private protection

Private security guards will be brought into farming communities in the Eastern Cape amid a surge in criminal attacks and an outcry from farmers...

Celebrating 18 years of the Bathurst Farmers Market

THE Bathurst Farmers Market, located at 237 Kowie Road, is celebrating its 18th year of trading in the community. The popular farmers market is open...
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