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‘Two-pot retirement system a double-edged sword’

CEO of Inkunzi Wealth Group, Owen Nkomo, has advised young people to seek advice should they consider tapping into their retirement savings earlier. South Africans will, from the beginning of September, be able to get a portion of money from their savings due to the upcoming two-pot retirement system. The system seeks to assist workers who might be in need of urgent financial assistance,  among others. However, Nkomo, who is […]

todayMarch 1, 2024 12

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Deadly Braam shooting deepens students’ safety concerns

  Students around Braamfontein, in Johannesburg, say they feel unsafe as crime is getting out of hand in the area. This afternoon, three people, including a student, were shot dead following an ambush at Jorissen Street. Taxi violence is suspected to be behind the attack. According to the police, unknown suspects opened fire on two men, who were sitting inside a parked BMW sedan. Two students were allegedly caught in […]

todayFebruary 29, 2024 58

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Enyobeni sentence slammed as a slap on the wrist

The families of the 21 teenagers who died at the Enyobeni Tavern during a ‘pens down’ party in June 2022, in Scenery Park, Eastern Cape, have described the sentence given to the owners of the drinking establishment as a slap on the wrist. Siyakhangela and Vuyokazi Ndevu, who appeared in the East London Regional Court on Friday, were sentenced to a R5 000 fine each or to spend 100 days […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 48

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Unemployment | What hope remains for the youth?

There is a mismatch in the demand of skills in the country and the specific careers that young people go for. That's according to chief partnerships officer at the Youth Employment Service, Tsholo Mogotsi, who spoke to YNews on the high unemployment rate in the country. Mogotsi was reacting to the latest joblessness figures, which revealed that 32.1% of South Africans were without jobs in the fourth quarter of 2023. […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 50

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Violence at schools described as a reflection of our society

  Education activist, Hendrick Makaneta, says the incident involving a 13-year-old shooting his school principal is a reflection of the society we live in. The incident has sparked concern in the country about the prevalence of violence, which has no trickled into the schooling system. Speaking to YNews, Makaneta says crime in the country is getting out of control and something has to be done about it. 'The issue of […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 18

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“13-year-old who shot principal could be crying out for help,” says expert

  Director of The Teddy Bear Clinic, Dr Shaheda Omar, says the actions of the 13-year-old who shot his school principal could be a cry out for help. The Grade 6 learner was arrested on Friday after shooting the 51-year-old Primrose Primary School principal. He was allegedly angry after the teacher chastised him and other pupils, ordering them to gather in the school's foyer to study. Speaking to YNews, Omar […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 212

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Primrose shooting sparks renewed call for gun free homes

Gun Free South Africa says incidents like the shooting of a principal in Primrose, Germiston, can be averted by South Africans not having guns in their homes. A 13-year-old Grade 6 learner appeared in court today for wounding the Primrose Primary School principal on Friday after he had instructed him and other pupils to gather in the foyer and study. Speaking to YNews, the Director of Gun Free South Africa, Adele […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 57

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Valentine’s Day | Proposals, gifts and cuteness galore

Social media users flooded the platform with music love fest, Valentine’s proposals and many other mushy love scenes as the world celebrates Valentine's Day. The day is an annual celebration of love and friendship, marked by cute couples, eager school learners — and critics who say it's just another money making scheme. It can be traced back to the story of St. Valentine who is remembered for his selfless acts […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 13 1

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Proposed bill to review SA, US relations won’t pass: Expert

  Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, John Stremlau, says he doesn't believe that the proposed bill to review the bilateral relationship between the US and SA will pass. The remarks come after two US congressmen made the proposal before Senate, following the International Criminal Court's (ICJ) ruling, which ordered Israel to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip. The bill proposed bill […]

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