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Calls for a campus security imbizo on GBV

Police Minister Bheki Cele says there is a need for the police to hold a campus security imbizo to engage students on issues of safety with a view of increasing police visibility at institutions of higher learning...Read more

Lesufi saddened by death of learners

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed shock at the death of a 17-year-old grade 10 learner who died after being stabbed by a fellow learner at Tokelo Secondary School in Evaton...Read more

Women scorned and scourged

An outcry against women abuse has been echoed for decades but this heinous crime seems to gain momentum by the year. ‘You strike a woman you strike a rock’ is a well-known slogan that clearly depicts the fragility and uniqueness of a woman. August, in South Africa, is a month reserved for honouring women from all walks of life for their role in building and shaping households as well as nations. The crimes committed against them, however, tell a different story...Read more

SA embassy in Lagos remains closed

The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, remains temporarily closed after coming under attack, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said on Thursday. “It’s still closed out of concern for the safety of staff. We took a decision to close it temporarily to assess the situation,” said Dirco spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele. Ngqengelele said South Africans are engaging Nigerian authorities on the matter... Read more

Opportunities for women in ICT

Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Pinky Kekana has called for the message that technology is an opportunity for women to participate in the economy and give them a chance at a better life, to be spread far and wide. “We all need to take responsibility to educate young people about the dynamics and range of careers in the technology world, and especially young women and girls,” the Deputy Minister said... Read more

Amy Lee kidnap suspects arrested

Police have arrested three suspects allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Amy Lee de Jager in Vanderbijlpark. In a statement issued on Thursday, police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said the arrests were made during an intelligence-driven operation by members from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit..Read more

Restoring law, order back to Joburg

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, is confident police are capable of restoring law and order back into areas affected by violent looting and vandalism in Johannesburg central. Minister Cele on Tuesday met with Izinduna representing communities residing in hostels around the Johannesburg area.... Read more

NSFAS opens online applications for 2020 funding

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students who qualify to be funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to submit their applications for 2020 on time. Nzimande made the call following the opening of the 2020 NSFAS online applications for funding on Sunday, 1 September... Read more

Bright future ahead for young female scientist

As the country celebrates Women’s Month, a young female scientist from the Department of Water and Sanitation has secured a Doctoral Scholarship to study at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente in Netherlands....Read more

Uyinene’s killer must face full might of the law

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande says no stone must be left unturned in the murder case of Uyinene Mrwetyana. The 19-year-old University of Cape Town (UCT) film and media student was raped and brutally killed at the Clareinch Post Office....Read more

Young at the peak: Sithembiso Sithole

Young and at peak Sithembiso Sithole worked very hard to be where he is today. Not all 20 year olds in South Africa have accomplished what this young fellow has so far...Read more

Sensitising the legal arm to address sexual offences

In 2018, South Africans watched in disgust and shock as alleged rape survivor Cheryl Zondi endured gruelling and invasive questioning by defense advocate Peter Daubermann about her rape ordeal. During her rape trial – Zondi alleged that from the tender age of 14, Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso raped and sexually abused her multiple times during her visits to the Pastor’s mission house in Durban....Read more

USE social media!

I recently got reminded of the power of social media when a friend of mine secured an unlikely permanent post because they decided to advertise their expertise on social media. It was unbelievable how quick and efficient the entire process was. We are now in an age where submitting your CV to some office is likely to see it chucked into a box somewhere with millions of others in a pile whose fate will be to acquire dust and not ever reach decision makers....Read more

Police confirm no learners abducted in Katlehong

Police in Gauteng have condemned fake social media posts claiming that schools are being burnt and the kidnapping of school children in Katlehong, labelling it as incitement. “There is currently news on social media purporting that 17 children from Lungisani Primary School in Katlehong have been abducted by foreign nationals. Police can confirm that this is absolutely untrue and that this and other similar stories and visuals on social media only seek to perpetuate intolerance among residents, to instil fear and to stir up further violence,” said Brigadier Mathapelo Peters on Wednesday....Read more

Condolences for sports analyst David Kekana

The nation has extended condolences to the family and friends of renowned South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) sports analyst and former Sunday Times journalist, David Kekana. Kekana, 47, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with diabetes. Kekana was a vital part of the SABC Sport team, with his career at the public broadcaster spanning 18 years...Read more

Change angent on the move

In life we are taught that a helping hand is the one that receives blessings. But how can a poor person be of assistance if they are in need themselves? Faith in this instance can be a vital factor in shaping one’s way of thinking and eventually manifesting change in their lives...Read more

Mid-year matric results

The results for the 2019 June matric exams written by both National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) candidates are out. “The results of the candidates will be available at the 6 598 centres where the candidates wrote the examinations and the results will be available from Friday, 2 August 2019,” said the Basic Education Department on Thursday...Read more