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29 September 2016
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UCT could close for the year if protests continue - Max Price
EDUCATION
The University of Cape Town may have to close for the year if ongoing Fees Must Fall protests last longer than three weeks, Vice Chancellor Max Price said on Wednesday. The academic year could...
 
 
Private sector must do more for universities – Alumni board
EDUCATION
The private sector must "play a more meaningful role" in tertiary education by building infrastructure and providing funding, the National Board of Convocations and Alumni (NBCA) said on Tuesday....
 
 
Thuli Madonsela should not abuse her power – Motsoeneng
POLITICS
Public Protector Thuli Mandosela abused her power to serve her own agenda during her investigation into former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, he insinuated on Tuesday. "I respect that office of PP but...
 
 
Students forget progress made towards free education – Mantashe
POLITICS
South Africa is a victim of its own success with many having forgotten the African National Congress's (ANC's) progress towards providing free education, said party secretary general Gwede Mantashe...
 
 
Stop making Hlaudi drunk on power, R2K tells SABMiller
POLITICS
The Right2Know campaign on Wednesday called on SABC advertiser SABMiller to stop giving the broadcaster's former COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, power. "Stop making Hlaudi drunk on power. The snake won't...
 
 
Madonsela in final push to conclude cases as end of term looms
POLITICS
With 14 days left until Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has to vacate the office and make way for a successor, she says she and her staff are in a race against time to finalise a few reports,...
 
 
Wescoal secures long-term coal export business
COAL
Coal mining and marketing company Wescoal has finalised a series of coal contracts in line with its stated intention of supplying a million tonnes of coal a year into the export market. The coal...
 
 
Zuma to repeal current preferential procurement act
ECONOMY
The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) has not yielded the transformation results it was set to achieve, and given the shortcomings of the act, it will be repealed, said...
 
 
One-year countdown to the opening of Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum
ART
The largest art museum to be built in Africa in more than 100 years will open during Heritage weekend, in Cape Town, in September 2017. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday marked the...
 
 
I won't interfere in Zim affairs, says Namibia's Geingob
POLITICS
Namibian President Hage Geingob has refused to criticise President Robert Mugabe, saying that his country would not interfere in Zimbabwe's national affairs, a report said on Wednesday. According...
 
 
UCT closes campus after staff 'traumatised'
EDUCATION
The University of Cape Town closed its campuses on Wednesday after a group of protesters allegedly "intimidated and traumatised" university staff. Groups of protesters forced staff out of their...
 
 
Project house DRA appoints new CEO
MINING SERVICES
Project house DRA on Wednesday announced the appointment of Wray Carvelas as its new CEO. Carvelas, who has been CEO of DRA Americas for the past five years, has served the company in various key...
 
 
Wits University calls meeting, urges SRC to engage
EDUCATION
Wits University management has called for a formal meeting with the student representative council (SRC) to resolve ongoing student protests which erupted last week at the institution. "The senior...
 
 
Right2Know to march to SABC advertisers over Hlaudi
POLITICS
Media advocacy group Right2Know says it will take to the streets once again to protest against the SABC's re-appointment of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng to his old position as the general executive...
 
 
Motsoeneng not qualified for new SABC job – Cope
POLITICS
Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng did not qualify for the new job he was given at the broadcaster, Congress of the People (Cope) said on Wednesday. The...
 
 
 
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