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Numsa rejects proposes job cuts at ArcelorMittal

2020-07-21 10:39:57

ArcelorMittal South Africa employees affiliated to National Union have downed tools after the metal producing company issued employees with a retrenchment not ...View Article

TUT halt the return of students

2020-07-21 10:40:19

 As South Africa’s COVID-19 infections continue to rise the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has halted the return of final year students for psy ...View Article

PSiRA warns bogus private security companies

2020-07-21 10:28:50

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority, PSiRA, has warned that it will clamp down on unscrupulous private security companies across the country. P ...View Article

NW opens school applications for 2021

2020-07-16 06:03:30

The Department of Education in the North West has opened learner applications for the 2021 academic year. Applications opened on 8 July and the closing date i ...View Article

NW Health employees boycott work amid COVID-19 cases

2020-07-16 12:09:44

 Workers at the Department of Health in Mahikeng in the North West on Wednesday boycotted work in an attempt to force the department to decontaminate and ...View Article

Banyana captain joins Scottish giants Glasgow

2020-07-16 07:46:14

 Banyana Banyana captain, Janine van Wyk, has become the latest female soccer player to sign a deal with an overseas club.  Current Scottish Champio ...View Article

Motshekga consults on school closure calls

2020-07-16 12:10:52

As call for schools to be closed increase, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga will use this week to consult all stakeholders ahead of the cabinet me ...View Article

No stats on lockdown illegal border jumpers

2020-07-16 05:07:33

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says government does not know of any people who've illegally entered South Africa since the beginning of the COVID-19 ...View Article

Cele: Sale of alcohol a criminal offence

2020-07-16 07:46:45

Alcohol may be consumed in private homes, but it may not be transported, sold or dispensed at any liquor outlet, whether it's a bottle store, a bar, a shebeen ...View Article

Parents stop schooling because of a COVID-19 case

2020-07-16 05:07:57

Parents of Seshupo Primary School learners in Tshunyane village near Mahikeng in the North West have vowed to keep their children from school until the entire ...View Article

NW Legislature remembers Kegakilwe

2020-07-16 05:08:33

The North West Provincial Legislature saluted the late MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements, and Traditional Affairs, Mothibedi Gordon Kegakilwe, ...View Article

Mantashe tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-15 04:45:14

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, and his wife, Nolwandle, have tested positive for COVID-19. Mantashe is the first Cabinet minister t ...View Article

Competition Commission: Food prices stabilising

2020-07-15 10:45:16

Consumers should expect some relief in food prices, as most retailers and food production companies are expected to reduce prices.

This is the view of t ...View Article

PSL at SAFA's mercy for games resumption

2020-07-15 10:41:58

Premier Soccer League (PSL) games will only start again once the 

South African Football Association (SAFA) has granted permission. That's the word ...View Article

SADTU want schools closed

2020-07-15 02:21:31

The South African Democratic Teachers Unions (SADTU) will urgently engage the Department of Basic Education with a call for all schools to be closed until the ...View Article

Essential workers need a permit to travel after curfew

2020-07-14 07:41:13

With the night-time curfew reinstated under the extended level 3 lockdown, workers who require to be on the road beyond 9pm need to go back to carrying an ess ...View Article

SIU forced to complete Lekalakala probe in 60 days

2020-07-14 07:32:45

The Special Tribunal has given the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) 60 days to complete its investigations of financial irregularities worth an estimated R30- ...View Article

SA to get new COVID-19 isolation, quarantine rules

2020-07-14 05:12:01

Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says government will soon announce new guidelines for the number of days for COVID-19 self-isolation and quarantine.

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Ramaphosa, ANC mourn Zindzi Mandela's death

2020-07-14 05:06:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa joined South Africans in mourning the death of South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela. She's the daughter of liberatio ...View Article

Opposition frowns at government's COVID-19 response

2020-07-14 05:06:48

 Opposition political parties expressed disappointment with government's response to COVID-19 as numbers of confirmed cases continues to increase with sp ...View Article

Zindzi Mandela dies

2020-07-14 05:07:16

South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela, has died at the age of 59. Zindzi is the daughter of international freedom icon and South Africa's first ...View Article

Fourth NW Exco member tests COVID-19 positive

2020-07-13 12:51:06

MEC for North West Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Virginia “Tsotso” Tlhapi is the latest member of the provincial Executive Council (E ...View Article

Ramaphosa reinstate alcohol ban and curfew as virus spreads

2020-07-13 12:51:39

Government has reinstated the ban on the sale of alcohol as well as a general curfew starting at 21:00 to 4am the next day. 

This as the number of ...View Article

Five dead in IPHC church hostage drama

2020-07-13 12:52:04

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Saturday foiled a hostage drama at the International Pentecostal H ...View Article

COVID-19: Recovering teacher fears returning to work

2020-07-11 03:11:56

As the surge of COVID-19 infections continue in schools across the country, a North West teacher who's recovering from the coronavirus fears returning to scho ...View Article

Hip Hop star AKA tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-11 03:04:03

South African multi award winning rapper, Kiernan Forbes better know by his stage name AKA revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He said th ...View Article

SANDF to help decontaminate Gauteng schools

2020-07-11 03:12:22

The Gauteng Department of Education has roped in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to assist with decontaminating schools in the province.

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-11 03:12:55

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed on Friday.

“I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday 09 July 2020, ...View Article

NW MEC Kegakilwe laid to rest

2020-07-11 10:22:17

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told mourners at North West MEC Mothibedi Gordon Kegakilwe's funeral (pictu ...View Article

Mokgoro “very much in charge” from hospital

2020-07-10 11:50:49

A day after being admitted to a Johannesburg hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, says he’s going strong and “ver ...View Article

Rhodes University students return to strict COVID-19 rules

2020-07-09 07:40:02

Rhodes University students are required to observe strict protocols that include daily screening, physical distancing, hand hygiene and mask-wearing since the ...View Article

SANEF saddened by media industry job losses

2020-07-09 07:18:08

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has raised concern about the planned retrenchments by one of the biggest media houses in the country, Medi ...View Article

Provincial Official Funeral for the late MEC Kegakilwe

2020-07-10 12:01:37

The late MEC for North West Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mothibedi Gordon Kegakilwe, will be accorded a Pr ...View Article

Somizi bids emotional farewell to mom Mary Twala

2020-07-09 03:39:46

 Well-known choreographer, actor, radio and television personality, Somizi Mhlongo, paid a moving tribute to his late actress mother, Mary Twala, at her ...View Article

1m graves: Gauteng simply “improving capacity”

2020-07-09 07:35:45

The Gauteng Provincial Government clarified reports that it was digging one million graves in anticipation of COVID-19 deaths.

Gauteng Department of Hea ...View Article

Premier hospitalised as Covid hits political arena

2020-07-09 07:35:17

 North West Premier Job Mokgoro has been admitted at a Johannesburg private hospital just a day after announcing he had contracted Covid19. The Premier ...View Article

Covid19 hit North West cabinet

2020-07-09 07:34:58

Premier Job Mokgoro and an MEC go into isolation amid death of colleague.

Just a day after announcing the death of one of his MEC’s due to COVID-19 re ...View Article

Dis-Chem fined for price hiking

2020-07-09 05:50:23

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited (Dis-Chem) has been slapped with a fine of R 1. 2 million for charging excessive prices of the three types of surgical face masks ...View Article

SA reaches 200 000 Covid-19 mark

2020-07-07 12:58:55

The number of South Africa’s Covid19 infections have gone past the 200 000 mark with health minister Zweli Mkhize putting the current figure at 205 721. 111 ...View Article

Man shoots daughter, girlfriend and niece

2020-07-09 05:49:56

A man on the run from police after allegedly shooting and wounding his 16 year old daughter who had just laid rape charge against him has shot and killed two ...View Article

NW Scopa investigates COVID-19 wasteful expenditure

2020-07-07 02:08:33

The North West Provincial Legislature Standing Committee on Provincial Public Accounts (SCOPA) is investigating irregular expenditure of COVID-19 relief funds ...View Article

North West MEC Gordon Kegakilwe dies of COVID-pneumonia

2020-07-08 07:53:17

North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Mothibedi Gordon Kegakilwe has died due to COVID-19 complications. This w ...View Article

Tributes pour in for fallen legends

2020-07-07 12:53:13

Tributes continue to pour in for prominent South Africans who died over the weekend including veteran actress Mary Twala and legendary playwright Welcome Msom ...View Article

Cell C retrenchment- Union celebrates ‘temporary victory’

2020-07-08 03:23:57

The Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) has declared what it calls temporary victory in its bid to halt retrenchments at mobile network provider ...View Article

School torched ahead of learners’ return

2020-07-04 04:36:18

The North West Education Department has condemned the burning of three classrooms earmarked to accommodate returning grades 6 and 11 learners at Ramaine-A- Ph ...View Article

Motshekga: Only Grade R, 6 and 11 will return to school on Monday

2020-07-03 05:15:53

The Department of Basic Education has announced that the second group to be phased in will be grade R, 6 and 11 learners starting on the 6th of July. This is ...View Article

Family saddened by the brutal killing of a Rustenburg teacher

2020-07-04 04:56:06

A family of a 25-year-old teacher who was brutally murdered in Magong village in Rustenburg in the North West, said it is deeply hurt by how she was killed.View Article

Zandspruit residents protests over GBV and service delivery

2020-07-03 05:16:32

Johannesburg law enforcement agencies fired rubber bullets to disperse angry residents of Zandspruit, West of Johannesburg, who took to the streets to demand ...View Article

NAPTOSA: Learners safe at school

2020-07-03 05:16:10

With calls mounting on the Department of Basic Education to reconsider its decision to reopen schools because of the surge of COVID-19 infections across the c ...View Article

Mahikeng learners petition education department over school stoppage

2020-06-30 09:10:48

Grade 12 learners of Boitshoko Secondary School in Majemantsho village in Mahikeng have decided to stop going to school out of fear of COVID-19.

While t ...View Article

Gauteng records 233000 school applications

2020-06-29 05:42:35

More than 233 000 learners have applied for entry to Gauteng schools in the past five days.

The Gauteng Department of Education confirmed on Monday that ...View Article

Mbalula urges taxi industry to adhere to lockdown regulations

2020-07-01 06:55:21

Minister of Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, called on the taxi industry to adhere to COVID-19 lockdown regulations and give the National Coronavirus Comma ...View Article

SANTACO declares war in government

2020-06-29 05:34:46

 The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) has declared war against government, vowing that it would from Monday start loading taxis to full capa ...View Article

Two Soweto family members die from fire accident

2020-06-29 07:09:11

A 67-year-old woman from Meadowlands Zone 1 in Soweto and her five-year-old granddaughter passed away on Saturday morning from smoke inhallation.

It is ...View Article

Does disinfecting schools disrupt learning and teaching?

2020-06-27 06:20:32

Just two weeks since schools reopened, the number of teachers and learners testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rise and academic activities are being d ...View Article

NW establishes men's forums to fight GBV

2020-06-27 04:07:27

North West MEC for Social Development, Boitumelo Moiloa, has encouraged men and young men to utilise services of men's forums to get help to deal with anger i ...View Article

COVID-19 disrupts sex workers' business

2020-06-27 06:12:43

 Sex workers in Roodepoort in the west of Johannesburg have spoken out about the unintended consequences of the national lockdown on their livelihood. &n ...View Article

PSC warns schools not ready for 2nd phase of reopening

2020-06-25 09:46:55

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has warned that schools are not ready to fully reopen next month. This comes as the number of positive COVID-19 cases incr ...View Article

Teachers worried about the return of more learners

2020-06-27 06:13:11

As the second phasing in of learners gets closer, teacher unions have raised concern that schools are not adequately prepared to receive more learners on 6 Ju ...View Article

Elandsfontein land invaders left in the cold

2020-06-27 06:12:01

Alleged land invaders in Elandsfontein have threatened to attack the law enforcement officers who raided their illegal structures.

On Thursday the Red A ...View Article

Judgement reserved in lockdown regulations appeal application

2020-06-25 09:28:46

South Africans will have to wait to hear whether there is a prospect of success in the application for leave to appeal the rationality and constitutionality o ...View Article

PSL matches to return after three months

2020-06-27 06:11:42

Minister of Arts, Culture and Sport, Nathi Mthethwa, has given a  green light to the resumption of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.

Mthethw ...View Article

Teachers accuse NW Education for COVID-19 exposure

2020-06-25 07:10:09

Some teachers in the North West have accused the department of education in the province of exposing them to COVID-19 by failing to immediately alert them to ...View Article

Mboweni warns of a bleak economic future

2020-06-24 06:12:07

Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, has warned of a bleak economic future caused by COVID-19, a disease that causes coronavirus.

Mboweni said this while ...View Article

Tshegofatso Pule's murder case postponed

2020-06-24 06:12:19

The case against a man accused of killing  Tshegofatso Pule has been postponement to 2 July.

31-year-old, Muzikayise Malephane, made a brief appear ...View Article

Eskom warns of load reduction in North West

2020-06-24 02:49:37

Eskom in the North West is considering implementing load reduction in response to overloaded transformers and to also prevent the risk of damage due to illega ...View Article

SA announces COVID-19 vaccine trials

2020-06-25 06:32:56

As South Africa reaches the 100 000 positive COVID-19 cases mark, the country is also preparing to start its first vaccine trial this week. Wits University an ...View Article

StatsSA: Black women feeling the unemployment brunt

2020-06-23 05:48:25

The unemployment rate in South Africa has increased by one percentage point to 30.1% and black women remain “vulnerable to the labour market” as their ave ...View Article

#ZumaOnTrial: Trial postponed to September

2020-06-23 05:46:36

Former President, Jacob Zuma, is likely to have corruption trial against him kicked off on 8 September. The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tu ...View Article

NW slammed for sub-standard COVID-19 quarantine site

2020-06-23 05:48:50

Patients placed under quarantine for COVID-19 treatment at the Westval Hospital in Orkney in Klerksdorp have criticized the North West Department of Health fo ...View Article

Masuku worried about a sharp increase in COVID-19 deaths

2020-06-22 07:36:12

 Gauteng MEC for Health, Bandile Masuku, expressed concern about the increasing number of COVID-19 related deaths and infections in the province.  M ...View Article

Tools down as Santaco taxis shutdown Gauteng

2020-06-22 04:12:48

Government simply does not have any more money to give to the minibus taxi industry. So says Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, amid the unhappiness with ...View Article

Cosatu worried about increase in NW COVID-19 cases

2020-06-20 04:49:12

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West has raised concern about the rapidly increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the pro ...View Article

Makhura appoints new Social Development MEC

2020-06-19 08:47:23

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has appointed Dr Nomathemba Emily Mokgethi as the province’s new Social Development MEC.

Mokgethi fills the position t ...View Article

ANCWL NW wants GBV declared national disaster

2020-06-19 04:27:04

In light of the numerous gender-based violence incidents across the country, the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) in the North West has call ...View Article

R1-billion for taxi industry COVID-19 relief fund

2020-06-19 04:27:54

Government has set aside over R1-billion in a once-off relief fund for the minibus taxi industry. This is to help the industry battered by the COVID-19 lockdo ...View Article

R100 000 bail for VBS alleged looters

2020-06-19 01:06:36

 The men accused of stealing over R2-billion from VBS Mutual Bank are free to return to their homes – for now – but only if they pay the R100 000 bai ...View Article

Ramaphosa: We need a post COVID-19 economic plan

2020-06-19 04:27:34

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to come up with plans of how to revive the economy, post the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the sta ...View Article

Union claims Zeerust Hospital unprepared for COVID-19

2020-06-18 04:50:06

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) in the North West has accused Zeerust Hospital of not complying with COVID-19 safety regulat ...View Article

Arson attack halts lessons at a Delareyville school

2020-06-18 12:52:11

The Department of Education in the North West has raised concern about the continuing damaging of schools in the province.

This after the George Madoda ...View Article

GBV and femicide “war against women” – Ramaphosa

2020-06-18 12:52:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged lawmakers to move with speed to amend the sentencing and bail conditions for those found guilty of gender-based violence o ...View Article

VBS Heist: Seven suspects to appear in court

2020-06-18 06:57:13

Seven suspects arrested for the for allegedly looting money from the VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) are expected to appear in the Palmridge Magistrate Court on Thursda ...View Article

Pule murder suspect stays in jail

2020-06-18 12:53:24

The man accused of killing Tshegofatso Pule has been remanded in custody to 24 June, after making his first appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrates Court on ...View Article

Parents take COVID-19 frustrations to social media

2020-06-17 06:19:40

Calls are mounting for the Department of Basic Education to reconsider its decision to reopen schools while the country is still trying to figure out how to l ...View Article

Tshegofatso Pule murder: Suspect appears in court

2020-06-17 07:51:07

A suspect in the murder of Tshegofatso Pule is due to appear at the Roodepoort Magistrate Court this afternoon (Wednesday). Police confirmed that the 31-year- ...View Article

Malema’s bold dare to President Ramaphosa

2020-06-16 07:41:05

EFF leader, Julius Malema, has challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa to disprove claims that he was adopted by a wealthy white family on the eve of democracy a ...View Article

Mkhwebane: SAA irregularly cancelled biscuits tender

2020-06-16 07:28:46

It was “irregular” for South African Airways (SAA) to end a contract awarded to Mantellis Biscuit Factory without a court order. So saysPublic Protector, ...View Article

44 Years On: June 16 remembered

2020-06-17 07:50:27

The 1976 students uprisings against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction may be a fading memory for some, but it played a huge role in the fight fo ...View Article

Double murder devastates Mahikeng family

2020-06-16 07:41:20

Nothing could have prepared the Ndabambi family for two deaths at the same time, especially not when the origin of those is a family member's actions.

B ...View Article

Soweto marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

2020-06-15 07:14:20

The Soweto Marathon has become the latest race event to be cancelled because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday Soweto Marath ...View Article

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