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Marikana- Ramaphosa issued with summons!

Marikana- Ramaphosa issued with summons!

The vortex of violence around the Marikana mine during a wildcat strike in August 2012 culminated in the police shooting 34 striking miners dead. The total death toll from the violence was 44, with 10 people killed in clashes leading up to the shooting, including two police officers. Ramaphosa was a director and shareholder at […]

Traffic officer suspended following a rant with motorist!

Traffic officer suspended following a rant with motorist!

“I can do whatever,” a police officer screams at a Pretoria motorist as the heated argument between the two escalates into violence. The altercation, near the N4 Bakwena/N1 South interchange on Friday, takes place in broad daylight. The maze of traffic could be seen passing the scene, but this doesn’t stop the exchange of profanities. […]

The Nqakula’s son dies!

The Nqakula’s son dies!

The 23-year-old was stabbed to death in a house in Bezuidenhout Valley, Joburg, around 4pm on Saturday, allegedly by someone he knew. This is according to the Department of Defence and Military Veterans. Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said a 24-year old man was arrested at the scene of the stabbing, where Chumani was certified […]

Its back to classes at Wits!

Its back to classes at Wits!

Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib said the two bodies reached a resolution on a series of proposals put forward. “We have agreed to postpone the examinations and a new examination timetable will be shared with students before the end of the week,” he said. Among the agreements was the matter of outsourcing of workers. Habib said the […]

ANCYL Pres hospitalized!

ANCYL Pres hospitalized!

“He was on a flight and before the flight could leave he had to go out,” ANCYL spokesperson, Mlondolozi Mkhize, told News24. “He had problems with breathing, so he was advised to go to the hospital.” Maine was meant to fly to Cape Town where he was expected to visit the University of Stellenbosch and […]

Minister to meet varsity personnel on burning issue of fee increment!

Minister to meet varsity personnel on burning issue of fee increment!

This comes as a report “is on its way to my desk”, according to the minister, regarding possible changes to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), which cuts off financial support above an annual R120 000 household income. The report arises from recommendations tabled in the cabinet in January after a years-long review committee […]

Phiyega’s suspension leaves many questions unanswered!

Phiyega’s suspension leaves many questions unanswered!

President Jacob Zuma caught Phiyega off-guard on Wednesday while she was directing her senior management team to answer MPs’ questions about the SAPS’s performance, including why more than 7 000 dockets in the Free State were closed. An assistant bent down to chat to her just after 4pm. Phiyega closed her notebook and took her […]

‘Wits must fall’ read messages from angry students!

‘Wits must fall’ read messages from angry students!

Fees are expected to go up by 10.5 percent from next year due to declining government subsidies, but the students will have none of it, saying the “exorbitant” increase excludes working class students from the chance of getting a higher education. They blocked cars trying to enter the university from 6am, disrupted classes, opened lecture […]

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