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IFP wants houses, not owls to fight rats

2014-10-01 19:15

The City of Johannesburg must urgently provide people with decent housing instead of spending millions buying owls to eat rats, the IFP says.

Post Office opens case after violent protest

2014-10-01 19:14

The Post Office has opened a case of malicious damage to property against protesters who vandalised the Vanderbijlpark mail-sorting depot.

Gauteng ready for matric exams

2014-10-01 16:02

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says Grade 12 pupils and the Gauteng education department are ready for the upcoming National Senior Certificate examinations.

Resources, gold put damper on JSE

2014-10-01 14:15

Resources and gold shares have again been the culprits that held the JSE back, but the other indices did not set the bourse alight either.

Shots fired during cash-in-transit heist

2014-10-01 14:10

A G4S security vehicle has been shot at and robbed in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Boks v All Blacks sold out

2014-10-01 13:01

The Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg has been sold out.

Burger aims to make impact

2014-10-01 05:00

Springbok flank Schalk Burger will once again be looking to make an impact when they face off against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Gauteng on high water alert - MEC

2014-10-01 05:00

Gauteng's provincial leaders are on high alert and ready to respond to water-related problems that may re-surface in the near future, Co-operative Governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Boks, AB's holding thumbs

2014-09-30 22:00

While the Springboks sweat on the fitness of Duane Vermeulen and Bryan Habana, the All Blacks have worries of their own.

ABs acknowledge Pollard effect

2014-09-30 19:05

The All Blacks have acknowledged that Handré Pollard has turned their traditional opponents into a different animal.

Beware of media censorship - US ambassador

2014-09-30 18:59

SA has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard says.

SANParks CEO appointed

2014-09-30 17:41

Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa has been appointed acting CEO of the SA National Parks.

Curtain call for Generations

2014-09-30 17:15
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Seven million fans of SA's most popular soap opera will be cut off from their daily dose of drama as the last available episode of Generations will be screened.

Boshoff delighted to be back

2014-09-30 16:01

Golden Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff hopes to make an impact upon his surprise to return to the field this season.

ANC Gauteng not autonomous

2014-09-30 14:32

The ANC in Gauteng does not operate outside the guidelines set down by the mother body, provincial leaders say.

Joburg to spend R2.5m fighting rats

2014-09-30 14:16

The City of Johannesburg has put aside R2.5m to fight the scourge of rodents, the municipality says.

Boshoff starts for Lions

2014-09-30 12:25

Marnitz Boshoff will start at flyhalf for the Golden Lions when they tackle the Sharks in a Currie Cup clash in Durban.

'No further hope' for blue-light victim

2014-09-30 08:25

In 2012 a young man was knocked off his motorcycle by a provincial 'blue-light' chauffeur. Two years later, a court has been told that Thomas Ferreira's recovery is a maximum.

Traditional healer held for porn, rape

2014-09-30 05:32

A traditional healer accused of rape, sexual assault and illegal possession of pornography has appeared in the Thokoza Magistrate's Court, Gauteng police say.

Igesund pleased with progress

2014-09-30 05:00

SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund believes his charges are on the right track, despite their poor start to the PSL.

SANDF probing how mortar struck woman

2014-09-29 20:42

An SANDF unit could possibly have fired the mortar shell that crashed into a house in Brakpan, on the East Rand, an army spokesperson says.

DA not surprised by possible power crisis

2014-09-29 20:01

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis.

Cosatu wants boycott of Israeli circumcision device

2014-09-29 19:59
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SA may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Mabe's hopes for ANCYL presidency could be dashed

2014-09-29 15:52

Former ANCYL treasurer Pule Mabe could find himself out of the race for league president because of serious concerns in the ANC about handling yet another leader’s corruption fallout.

 

MEC has high hopes for Gauteng matrics

2014-10-01 19:14

Gauteng matrics should be able to compete with their counterparts around the world following the completion of the National Senior Certificate examinations, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says.

Vanderbijlpark post office torched

2014-10-01 16:02

The Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, post office has been vandalised and a vehicle torched, the SA Post Office says.

Police forced to escort Maimane to safety

2014-10-01 14:52
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The police have escorted DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane out of Tsakane near Brakpan in Gauteng after his water delivery campaign was interrupted.

Maimane booed during water campaign

2014-10-01 14:10
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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been booed when he tried to address Tsakane, East Rand, residents during a water delivery campaign.

Alexandra-Sandton bridge a monument to apartheid

2014-10-01 14:00

A new R76m bridge is set to change the Joburg skyline linking Alexandra to Sandton near Grayston Drive. But I'm concerned about how it is being sold to the public. , says TO Molefe.

Duarte: Water crisis shows officials must up game

2014-10-01 08:41
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The water shortages in Gauteng showed how officials needed to improve their performance, says ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.

Owls not effective against rats, says expert

2014-10-01 05:00

Owls will not effectively reduce rats in Alexandra, in northern Johannesburg, a pest control expert says.

TAC not facing imminent closure

2014-09-30 22:46

The Treatment Action Campaign is not facing imminent closure, but will have to make "tough decisions" if it does not get more funding.

Josephs delighted to be back

2014-09-30 21:10

Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs is delighted to be back in action following his ankle injury in the off-season.

Nkandla officials' hearing postponed

2014-09-30 18:59

The disciplinary hearing against public works department senior project manager Jean Rindel and several others over refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home has been postponed.

Gauteng teacher not guilty of racism

2014-09-30 17:42
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A teacher from the National School of the Arts who is at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty.

Banyana unveil AWC squad

2014-09-30 17:30

Banyana Banyana coach Vera Pauw has named the strongest available squad for the CAF African Women's Championship.

Barn owls to help Jhb fight rats

2014-09-30 17:03

The City of Johannesburg is enlisting barn owls to fight a rat infestation, the municipality says.

Suspicious parcel causes Gautrain disruptions

2014-09-30 15:43

Gautrain's Sandton, Johannesburg, operation has been disrupted after a suspicious parcel was found.

Over 400 branches to attend ANC conference

2014-09-30 14:16

The ANC says more than 400 branches will attend the party’s Gauteng elective conference.

Biker road rage trial to start in January

2014-09-30 12:38

The trial of a man accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation in Johannesburg has been set down to run from January to February next year.

Joburg church construction 'extremely dangerous'

2014-09-30 08:51

The illegal construction of a second floor to a church building in Johannesburg is a disaster waiting to happen, according to an architect.

4 bust with stolen goods worth up to R1m

2014-09-30 07:28

Four men have been arrested in a joint operation for allegedly offloading electrical appliances taken from a hijacked truck, Johannesburg metro police say.

Malema gets his day in court

2014-09-30 05:32
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The corruption trial of Julius Malema, leader of the vehemently anti-graft Economic Freedom Fighters, gets underway in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Taxi driver guilty of murder

2014-09-29 20:50

A taxi driver accused of murdering his girlfriend and her mother has been found guilty by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Loubscher lauds Boks' effort

2014-09-29 20:03

Springbok assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher says the result over the Wallabies was just reward for the team's effort.

Ferreira's ability to have a relationship queried

2014-09-29 19:59

Thomas Ferreira, whose mental capacity had degenerated following his accident, may not be able to maintain a long-term relationship, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

ANC govt has history of kleptomania - EFF

2014-09-29 18:30
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EFF says the irregular expenditure in the department of public works amounting to R34.9bn indicates a culture of kleptomania in government.

Water shortage a technical glitch - Mokonyane

2014-09-29 16:46
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Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has described the three-week water shortage in Gauteng as a “technical glitch”.

No further recovery for Ferreira

2014-09-29 14:28

Thomas Ferreira will not recover any further following the accident in which blue light driver knocked him off his motorbike, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

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