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Tembisa residents demand answers following injury of 18 learners

Concerned Tembisa residents, in Ekurhuleni, are demanding accountability for the neglect of schools in the area. Their call follows the injury of 18 learners from Umthambeka Primary School after a ceiling collapsed on them on Tuesday. It’s understood two of the children were rushed to hospital, while the rest are recovering at home. The furious and frustrated residents say someone must be brought to book for shoddy maintenance at local […]

todayMarch 1, 2024 8


New Queen in SA Netball

Jenny Van Dyk has been confirmed as the new senior coach of the senior women's national netball team. The SPAR Proteas had been without a head coach since Norma Plummer stepped down in December and Netball South Africa had advertised the position before the Australian mentor left this role in 2023. The organisation says Van Dyk's appointment follows a meticulous process of reviewing applications and conducting rounds of interviews. “This […]

todayMarch 1, 2024 8


Classes resume at NWU Vaal campus following disruptions

Classes resume this morning at the North West University's Vaal campus following disruptions earlier this week. Students clashed with the police on Tuesday during a protest over student allowances. Two of the students were bumped down by a car, which was being driven by their white peer - leading suspicions that it was a racially-motivated incident. The university has, however, dismissed those claims saying the student knocked down the students […]

todayMarch 1, 2024 19


Young S. Korean women putting themselves first

Young women in South Korea are putting themselves first and say they can rather delay having children or not have them at all because they want to further their careers. The country's fertility rate, which is already the world's lowest, continued its dramatic decline in December 2023. Cultural factors such as the difficulty working mothers have juggling their jobs, with the expectation that they are mainly responsible for household chores […]

todayFebruary 29, 2024 8


Tuks workers vow to intensify wage protest

Striking University of Pretoria workers have vowed to return to the institution this morning, as a wage dispute presses on at the institution. The aggrieved workers are demanding a 7% wage hike, while the university is offering them a 4% increase. The striking workers are accusing their employer of failing to reach a fair compromise, adding that they want to return to the bargaining table. The university is, however, digging […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 66


Civil society hailed for ensuring national stability

Yesterday marked World NGO Day, where all those who play a role in shaping societies, help the vulnerable and hold the powerful to account were honoured and celebrated for their bravery and resilience. The global celebration is observed in over 89 countries across six continents. Phemelo Khaas works for the Budget Justice Coalition, which aims to collaboratively build the public's participation in and understanding of South Africa's budget and planning processes. […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 27


Six people arrested for AKA’s murder

Six people have been arrested for the murder of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA. The rapper, producer and businessman was fatally shot with his friend and business partner, Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane, outside a Durban restaurant in February last year. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, says four of the suspects are in custody here in South Africa, while two others are in Swaziland. The announcement by the police top […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 22


‘We can’t be jobless, while patients suffer,’ unemployed doctors take fight to Union Buildings

Young, unemployed doctors say funding in the healthcare system must be prioritised for meaningful job creation in the sector. They were speaking in Pretoria yesterday, at the back of a picket demanding the immediate employment of hundreds of jobless healthcare professionals. The healthcare workers say they cannot remain jobless, while public healthcare workers buckle under pressure due to a shortage of staff at the country's hospitals and clinics. They’ve bemoaned […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 29


Public urged to work with police in ridding society of illegal guns

The official firearm destruction process in Boipatong, Vanderbijlpark, has been hailed as a significant step in the police’s efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms and make communities safer. Last week, Sedibeng District Police Commissioner, Major General, Nkhensani Lemba, presided over the destruction of over 18 000 guns, firearm parts, and ammunition that had been forfeited to the state or voluntarily handed in by owners across the district. General […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024 13