Local Updates

Didiza to go public for first time since unrest

The ANC in Gauteng will officially introduce Thoko Didiza as the mayoral candidate for the city of Tshwane on Thursday afternoon. She will face the media for the first time since being named as the candidate, a decision that sparked violent protests in the metro in the  past few days. Police …

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Suspended Judge Mabel Jansen fears for her life

Judge Mabel Jansen says she fears for her life, and those her children. She was placed on special leave last month following a controversial social media comment. A year ago she suggested that rape was part of black culture. Activist Gillian Schutte made the comments public, sparking widespread criticism and a …

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Gauteng schools online submissions to close at midnight

JOHANNESBURG – Time is running out for those Gauteng parents who’ve not yet registered their children for the 2017 academic year. They have until midnight tonight (Wednesday) to do so. More than 670,000 applications for Grades One and Eight have been received and processed since the online registration was launched in …

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Gautrain service disrupted

JOHANNESBURG – Gautrain experienced technical difficulties on Wednesday morning, with disrupted routes between Sandton and Park Station. Passengers travelling btwn Sandton and Park stations are advised to make alternate arrangements. Gautrain bus operating btwn these stations — Gautrain (@TheGautrain) June 1, 2016 Gautrain blamed the disruption in service on a …

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Remaining Stokvel champions fight for the title

The teams in the final – Love Thy Neighbour Women’s Club, Masisizane Club, Reiteretse Stokvel and S’nako Stokvel – have put themselves on top by winning the semi-finals in their respective regions. These stokvel groups will now compete head-to-head in the final event where they will compete to win their …

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SABC bans broadcast of protests, destruction of property

In the wave of protests that have engulfed South Africa, state broadcaster SABC on Friday announced it would stop broadcasting protests and footage showing destruction of property, and urged other broadcasters to do the same. The SABC said it condemned the burning of public institutions and has taken a decision …

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Man hit by train, left critical, Vereeniging

A man was left critically injured injured this morning after he was hit and dragged by a train at the Vereeniging Train Station. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived at the station and found the man lying some distance away from the platform. On assessment, paramedics found that the …

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Truck and car collide, women injured

Two women had to be extricated from a vehicle earlier today following a collision at Ampthill Avenue and Bunyan Street in Benoni. ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene and found that a light motor vehicle and a truck had collided. The women, one believed to be in her …

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