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COPE councillor Murunwa Makwarela replaces DA’s Katlego Mathebe as new council speaker for Tshwane

COPE councillor Murunwa Makwarela replaces DA’s Katlego Mathebe as new council speaker for Tshwane

The City of Tshwane has elected Cope councillor Murunwa Makwarela to take over the reins as speaker of the capital city's council.

WATCH | Drone footage shows flooded Bloemhof homes as heavy rains cause havoc

Bloemhof in the North West is one of the latest areas to be flooded after parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng were hit by heavy rains since the second week of January.

Mthokozisi Ntumba trial postponed after lawyer falls ill

The trial of the four police officers accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba during a student protest last year has been postponed to Friday.

Motshekga hosts top achievers at breakfast

Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga is on Thursday morning hosting the 33 top achievers from the class of 2021.

Residents evacuated after floods in North West as government declares national disaster

The heavy summer rains, which have caused damage to property, flooding, sinkholes and landslides across the country, have prompted the government to declare a national disaster.

Online eye tests to be part of major licensing system revamp

Computerised learner’s licence testing and online eye tests for driver’s licences will be among a raft of hi-tech measures to improve service delivery to motorists, transport minister Fikile Mbalula has announced

Ipid officer to take the stand in trial of cops accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba

The trial against four police officers accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba will resume on Thursday with Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigating officer Judy Thwala expected to take the stand.

Aarto is still in force, says road agency, as it joins minister’s challenge on court ruling

The Constitutional Court is scheduled to either uphold or overturn the high court ruling on February 3.

‘Bank rep’ call about large transaction on store card prompts new scam alert

A new threat involving a call from a fake bank representative has been highlighted by the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service.

You passed matric but you can’t get into a university. What now?

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Two school robberies mar start of new school year in Gauteng

Armed robbers have struck at two schools in Gauteng in recent days, assaulting staff before fleeing with what they could loot.

Ekurhuleni school produces varied achievers

Two of the top achievers at St Benedict's College in Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni credited their mothers for the five distinctions they both obtained in the 2021 IEB matric exams.

Top achievers overcome challenges to excel

Losing loved ones, being diagnosed with chronic illness and contracting Covid-19 are some of the challenges experienced by the top achievers of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) class of 2021.

GBV activists slam Patrick Shai for threatening to beat Cassper

Gender-based violence (GBV) activists have deemed a video by veteran TV actor Patrick Shai promising to beat rapper Cassper Nyovest a red flag coming from a self-confessed repentant perpetrator.

Julius Malema's restaurant visit causes a stir

Parliament says EFF MPs have a right to conduct oversight inspections in any sector as part of their constituency work provided they did not intimidate or threaten people.

Joburg political leaders visit landfill of chaos and murder

City of Johannesburg political leaders conducted an oversight inspection at the Goudkoppies landfill on Wednesday where several people were shot dead last week.

162 pupils abducted at night from North West school in five bakkie loads

The mob blew whistles to attract the attention of the Tirelong schoolboys who then broke down hostel doors, windows and burglar guards to force their way out.

Man electrocuted while working on an electrical box

A man was electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon while working on an electrical box in Ikageng, Potchefstroom, in the North West.

SA confirms 4,322 new Covid-19 cases, 156 deaths in 24 hours

Gauteng recorded more than 1,000 of SA's 4,322 new Covid-19 cases, the NICD reported on Wednesday.

Results of two IEB candidates blocked over irregularities

The results of two candidates who sat for the matric examination administered by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) will be blocked after they were implicated in irregularities.

ANC councillor charged with attempted murder gets R2,000 bail

The state had opposed bail because of the serious nature of the charges. The accused were also deemed a flight risk and the state feared that the uncle and nephew would intimidate witnesses.

Labour minister says employment matters are his to handle after controversial EFF 'checks'

The employment and labour department has weighed in on the EFF's controversial visits to Johannesburg restaurants to demand that management provide them with information on how many foreign nationals they employ.

South Africans are not xenophobic, Ramaphosa says at launch of vaccine factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans are not xenophobic. As proof, he pointed to the number of academics and students from other African countries studying and working at SA universities.

Concern about nearly 200 storm-hit KZN schools as academic year starts

Basic education deputy minister Dr Reginah Mhaule has expressed concern that the recent storms which affected at least 190 KwaZulu-Natal schools posed a threat to teaching and learning.

'Poor communication between North West education and stakeholders'

The portfolio committee on basic education has voiced its concerns about the lack of communication between the North West education department and its stakeholders.

Coronavirus command council looking at dropping state of disaster: Ramaphosa

SA is reconsidering the national state of disaster as the rate of Covid-19 infections dip, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.

From learning difficulties to a university exemption matric pass

A matriculant who had learning difficulties because of dyslexia has hailed the education and support he received from his school as "the key I needed to unlock the next chapter of my life".

WATCH | Portrait of an alleged arsonist: What we know about Zandile Mafe

He has been described as a “humble man” and is accused of setting the fire which destroyed parliamentary buildings.
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