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28 March 2017
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Higher Education Minister extends skills strategy to reach goals
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Four years after its 2013 conference, the National Skills Authority is still implementing recommendations aimed at improving the mandate it is tasked with, enhancing national skills development,...
 
 
'What's your price?' Top cops asked in court
LABOUR COURT
"What is your price?" That's what a top official in the South African Police Service (SAPS) legal department asked two senior Western Cape police officers in the Labour Court in Cape Town on...
 
 
Marius Fransman's ode to Andile Lungisa
POLITICS
Suspended Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Marius Fransman has thrown his weight behind recently-elected Nelson Mandela Bay ANC chairperson Andile Lungisa, who the ANC top...
 
 
Counting the cost of Armed Forces Day celebrations
DEFENCE
Hosting the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations has cost almost R50-million in the past two years, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in a parliamentary reply. The minister was replying...
 
 
Rehabilitation school proposed for road traffic offenders
ROADS
Those found guilty of breaking road rules by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard. The...
 
 
ANC must be convincing in its remorse over Nkandla - Motlanthe
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) supporters will continue to support the ANC if the party shows remorse over some of the mistakes it's made in the past, says former president Kgalema Motlanthe....
 
 
 
 
Time running out 'to save the ANC' - stalwarts
POLITICS
A group of over 100 African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts is divided on its next move after the party rejected their suggestion to separate its national consultative conference from its policy...
 
 
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training ‘happy’ with varsity fees briefing
EDUCATION
The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, on Thursday said she was “happy” with the briefing on the Department’s plans regarding...
 
 
Zille’s 'dumb tweets' biggest headache for Maimane
POLITICS
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how...
 
 
ANCYL wants universities nationalised
POLITICS
All public universities should be state-owned and controlled to ensure equity, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) told the Fees Commission on Wednesday. This would result in...
 
 
Hawks boss Ntlemeza fights for his job
APPEAL
Evidence presented in court did not conclusively prove that disgraced Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza was not fit to hold office, he argues in court papers. Both Ntlemeza and Police Minister Nathi...
 
 
NSFAS needs to be more efficient – Pandor
EDUCATION
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a viable option for needy students, but needs to become more efficient and have better administration, Science and Technology Minister Naledi...
 
 
Zuma unveils UN's global water and sanitation plan
WATER
President Jacob Zuma unveiled the United Nation's (UN's) broad-based plan to provide water and sanitation for 10 billion people by 2030 on Wednesday. Zuma was part of the UN's high level panel on...
 
 
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Two in court not charged with chief justice office break-in
CRIME
Two people who appeared in the Mamelodi Magistrate's Court on Wednesday are not linked to the robbery at the Office of the Chief Justice, their lawyer said. Given Msimango, 20, and Bigboy Jose, 37,...
 
 
 
 
We need to change how we use water - World Bank
WATER
The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank said on Wednesday. To accelerate the transformation, World Bank President Jim Kim and...
 
 
 
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