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A Durban father filed an urgent application on Friday asking the high court to order the Durban North Primary School to allow his two children back into virtual classes after they were suspended for defaulting on school fees.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:08 pm
Gauteng department of education is mourning the death of a teacher who died after collapsing at school.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:32 pm
Santaco says it will nominate a high-powered delegation to engage with transport department director-general Alec Moemi on issues relating to funding for the industry.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:05 pm
The 35-year-old Kgengoe died on Tuesday morning at a Johannesburg health facility after being hospitalised for breathing problems.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:01 pm
A factory in Durban, in which employees were locked in and forced to make surgical masks, has been slapped with a R25,000 fine.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:54 pm
Police in Kagiso have launched a manhunt for two men after a 17-year-old boy was allegedly raped on his way home from school.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:47 pm
Police are investigating the theft of 29 computers from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology in Phoenix, north of Durban.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:35 pm
The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) on Friday applied for leave to appeal against the ruling by the Pretoria high court that the sale of tobacco products should remain banned during the lockdown.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:21 pm
The coronavirus has cast a spotlight on many social and environmental issues that you may feel strongly need to be addressed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:13 pm
Eleven Durban police officers who were arrested on charges of theft and corruption - in two separate cigarette-related cases - have been granted bail.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:58 pm
Many policyholders land up in a tug of war with their insurers over rejected claims that are not that funny.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:57 pm
Julian Stobbs, one half of the precedent-setting "Dagga Couple" who fought a five-year battle through the courts for the legalisation of cannabis, has been killed in a robbery near Lanseria in Johannesburg
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:44 pm
With the Covid-19 pandemic set to reach its peak in Gauteng soon, a Johannesburg-based doctor says he fears for his and his family's lives
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:36 pm
French appeals judges on Friday rejected a request to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the genocide that killed 800,000 people.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:48 pm
Twenty Saudi suspects including two former aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went on trial in absentia in Turkey on Friday, accused of killing and dismembering journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:24 pm
DA leader Mbali Ntuli has come out in defense of Khayelitsha residents after they were evicted from illegally occupied land belonging to the city of Cape Town.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:37 am
Since the start of the lockdown Mpumalanga has recorded a total of 730 gender based violence cases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:50 am
Unions at the embattled SAA accuse each other of ulterior motives which are against the interest of the workers as four unions indicate their readiness to sign severance packages.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:35 am
Stigmatising people who test positive for Covid-19 is real and frightening.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:25 am
Taxi drivers in Mamelodi are thrilled that their association, which they allege is firmly controlled by jailed boss Vusi "Khekhe" Mathibela, has been put under administration.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:40 am
Police in the North West are investigating a case of arson after three classrooms  provisioned for the phasing in of Grade 10 and 11 were set alight at Magogoe Koikoi village in Mafikeng on Wednesday evening.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:34 am
The Khayelitsha man who was seen on video being dragged naked out of a shack during an eviction says only justice will restore his dignity.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:28 am
Before he was stripped of his dignity and dragged naked out of his home, Bulelani Qholani was an ordinary man who survived on odd jobs to feed his four children.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:05 am
Several Dis-Chem Pharmacy employees say they are fearful and anxious about going to work after more than a dozen of their colleagues tested positive for Covid-19.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:29 am
Western Cape SACP district secretary Siyabulela Siswana and his daughter spent their last moments playing with toys in the living area of their home in Cape Town before they were both shot and killed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:24 am
In some African cultures in the southern region, the period June to August is regarded as a cleansing period for widows to remove their mourning clothes.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:24 am
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Limpopo has broken ranks with the ANC and slammed the reinstatement of party leaders implicated in the looting of VBS Mutual Bank.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:15 am
The Polokwane magistrate's court on Thursday granted Sgt Maimela Hezekiel Mailula bail of R1,000 following his appearance for possession of illicit cigarettes.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:25 pm
Police in Tinmyne, outside Mokopane, have launched a manhunt for three awaiting-trial detainees who escaped from police cells in the early hours of Wednesday.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:17 pm
Police in the North West made a gruesome discovery on Wednesday evening when they found the body of a policewoman with multiple injuries at her home in Kanana, near Klerksdorp.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:24 pm
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