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Majority want lectures to resume at Wits
EDUCATION
The majority of students and staff at the Witwatersrand University (Wits) want lectures to resume next week despite violent protests against tuition fee hikes, according to a poll released by the...
 
 
Most ANC branches reject calls for early elective conference – Kodwa
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) branches have overwhelmingly rejected calls for an early elective or consultative conference. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said this would be part of a report to be...
 
 
Zuma must intervene – Vice Chancellors
EDUCATION
Johannesburg University's Vice Chancellor Ihron Rensburg has called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene on the raging Fees Must Fall campaign, adding his voice to his Wits counterpart. One vice...
 
 
Student and journalist arrested during UKZN protests
PROTESTS
A student and one journalist were arrested during protests that broke out on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus on Friday. Details of the arrests were unclear, but police...
 
 
Petrol price hike announced
ENERGY
The Department of Energy announced on Friday that as from Wednesday October 5 the retail price of petrol (93 octane) will increase by 44 cents a litre and that of 95 octane by 43c a litre. The...
 
 
Cabinet takes tough stance on Motsoeneng matter
POLITICS
Cabinet on Thursday said the reappointment of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC's) former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to another senior position shows disrespect for...
 
 
Zwelithini did not incite violence against foreign national: SAHRC
POLITICS
Although Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s utterances were harmful to foreign nationals, he did not call for violence against migrants, an investigation by the South African Human Rights Commission...
 
 
High Court backs blocking of broadband tender
TELECOMS
A South African court on Friday upheld the government's decision to block a tender for R12-billion ($850-million) of high-speed mobile broadband licences issued by the telecoms regulator. The...
 
 
Wits poll outcome a victory for silenced students – DA
POLITICS
A poll conducted by the Witwatersrand University showing that 77% of staff and students want lectures to resume on Monday was a victory for students who had been silenced, the Democratic Alliance...
 
 
Mugabe owns at least 14 farms, Zim opposition claims
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's opposition, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly accused President Robert Mugabe of owning more than 14 farms, in a development seen as contravening the country's...
 
 
Eskom’s role and outstanding generation plan key to nuclear RFP delay
NUCLEAR
The issue of Eskom’s role in the procurement process for South Africa’s nuclear new build programme is said to lie at the heart of Cabinet’s surprise decision to delay the release of the...
 
 
South African growth 'woefully inadequate' – Mminele
ECONOMY
South Africa's flat-lining growth won't deal with problems facing Africa's most industrialised economy and government needs to stabilise policies to reassure investors, deputy central bank governor...
 
 
R15m spent on private security since varsity protests started - UJ
EDUCATION
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has spent up to R15-million on private security services across its four campuses since the Fees Must Fall protests started in October last year. Vice Chancellor...
 
 
Former Hawks boss, Gauteng Hawks head back in court
CRIME
Former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat, suspended Gauteng Hawks boss Major General Shadrack Sibiya, and Hawks Colonel Lesley Maluleke are expected back in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday. On...
 
 
SABC gave Hlaudi Motsoeneng R500,000 salary increase, says DA
POLITICS
Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s salary was increased by almost half a million rand, from R3.7-million to R4.1-million during the 2015/16 financial year, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday. This was...
 
 
 
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