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Water running short at schools a disgrace to our education system!

Water running short at schools a disgrace to our education system!

“This is the world of sorrow‚ this is the world suffering‚” they sang. “Izolo mama bengingekho‚ ngiyolwela imfundo‚” the song continued. This loosely translates to “I wasn’t home yesterday mama‚ I went to fight for education.” This is one of four pickets Equal Education is holding at the basic education offices across the country. The […]

Cosas sends a stern warning to blessers- stay away from ‘our’ girls!

Cosas sends a stern warning to blessers- stay away from ‘our’ girls!

The organisation representing pupils announced yesterday that it was starting a campaign to educate the pupils in the province not to be tempted by flashy lifestyles promised by older men in return for sex. “We’re launching this campaign next month to coincide with Youth Month,” said Cosas KwaZulu-Natal chairman Siyabonga Phakathi. “The message we’re sending […]

Eskom eager to help Sowetan’s massive debt!

Eskom eager to help Sowetan’s massive debt!

The DPE was responding to a question by Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Mazzone, who asked whether “there are any plans to waive debts owed by residents of Soweto to Eskom for services rendered”. The DPE said Eskom “has an incentive programme in place where customers converted to prepaid meters are monitored over a period of […]

Lets embrace our African-ness!

Lets embrace our African-ness!

No country is an Island, and South Africa cannot act and operate in isolation. Simply put: we need one another irrespective of colour, creed or nationality. This Diaspora at its best, finish & klaar! Former Statesman Thabo Mbeki, made a profound yet moving speech ‘Im An African’ at the adoption of The Republic of South […]

Road offenders will feel the might of the law!

Road offenders will feel the might of the law!

The arrests formed part of Operation Molao aimed at curbing lawlessness and reducing the scourge of road crashes‚ it said. More than 130 motorists received fines for different offences including failing to wear seatbelts‚ using cellphones while driving‚ using vehicles with various defects including smooth tyres‚ defective lamps and wipers. A total of 101 unroadworthy […]

Spy report allegations a fabrication says Mabuza!

Spy report allegations a fabrication says Mabuza!

He told Sowetan that flat denials by ANC veteran Mathews Phosa at the North Gauteng High Court on Friday proved the report that said he was a spy was fabricated in recent years. During cross-examination, Phosa said it was a “false proposition beyond any reasonable doubt” that he wrote the report. He maintained that it […]

Court ruling declares Ithuba to continue with Lotto!

Court ruling declares Ithuba to continue with Lotto!

“The NLC has welcomed the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court that has re-confirmed Ithuba as South Africa’s national lottery operator‚” it said in a statement. “It has taken over a year to get to this point‚ and our focus can now shift solely to matters of regulation‚ funding and working for the public […]

Joblessness cause economic stagnation says, Ministers!

Joblessness cause economic stagnation says, Ministers!

The wobbly economy has raised the stakes ahead of local elections on August 3 which analysts say will be the sternest political test that the ruling African National Congress has faced since coming to power in 1994. Data released on Monday showed unemployment had risen to 26.7 percent in the first quarter. Forecasts for growth […]

Do not interfere in Gupta’s business affairs- warns Mantashe!

Do not interfere in Gupta’s business affairs- warns Mantashe!

Mantashe’s comments point to the difference in thinking on the Gupta saga among senior leaders of the governing party. Leading banks — Absa, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank — withdrew their services from the family, as did their auditors KPMG and JSE sponsors, Sasfin. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Mutual and Federal had joined other […]

Vhembe still under fire as Premier calls for urgent meeting!

Vhembe still under fire as Premier calls for urgent meeting!

Vuwani police spokesman Elaijah Malatji said four classrooms were burnt at the Munwai primary school while a staff room was gutted at Tshinavhe secondary school. Malatji said no arrests has been made in connection with the latest arson attacks on government properties. Violence erupted on Sunday evening when protesting residents took to the streets after […]

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