This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
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Environmental activists threaten court action over planned wind farm in the Cape West Coast 24 January 2020, 7:02 PM

Environmental activists and property owners along the Cape West Coast are threatening court action over the planned Boulders Wind Farm.

Mine deaths reduced as safety improves 24 January 2020, 6:25 PM

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced a 37% fall in mine deaths as safety improves.

Mpumalanga Health Dept appoints 600 intern doctors 24 January 2020, 6:20 PM

The Mpumalanga Health Department is taking steps to change and improve health care services.

Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open 24 January 2020, 6:10 PM

Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open.

Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus
Nienaber new Boks coach, but Erasmus will have ‘hands-on’ role 24 January 2020, 4:35 PM

Jacques Nienaber was named as the new head coach of World Cup winners the Springboks on Friday, but director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will still have a "hands-on" role, including sitting in the coaches' box on match day.

Malawi’s Rastas cheer ruling allowing dreadlocks in school 24 January 2020, 4:11 PM

Malawi’s Rastafarians are cheering a court ruling that will allow their children to go to school with dreadlocks. Rastafarianism was upheld as a religion and banning dreadlocks, a Rasta religious symbol, is now unconstitutional.

SAA has enough cash to pay January wages 24 January 2020, 3:42 PM

South African Airways (SAA) has saved enough cash to pay January salaries, specialists appointed to try to turn around the struggling airline said on Friday.

UK ‘highly likely’ to have cases of coronavirus: Health boss 24 January 2020, 3:35 PM

Cases of new coronavirus in the United Kingdom (UK) are highly likely, one of the country’s top health bosses said on Friday.

SuperSport United’s Khulu Sibiya heaps praise on Mosimane 24 January 2020, 2:39 PM

SuperSport United chairman Khulu Sibiya has paid tribute to Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso “Jingles” Mosimane. He says Mosimane is a diligent and committed coach.

“Systems in place to identify, detect imported cases of coronavirus in SA” 24 January 2020, 12:38 PM

There have been no cases of CoronaVirus identified in South Africa and on the African continent. That is according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a Division of the National Health Laboratory Service.

WATCH: Panyaza Lesufi briefs media on Parktown Boys’ High 24 January 2020, 11:46 AM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi updates parents of Parktown Boys’ High School on the latest developments regarding the Enock Mpianzi matter.

Du Toit named SA Rugby Player of the Year 24 January 2020, 11:42 AM

Pieter-Steph du Toit has capped off a phenomenal 2019 season by being named the SA Rugby Player of the Year, adding to the World Rugby Player of the Year accolade he's already won.

A week left for public comment on expropriation of land without compensation 24 January 2020, 10:11 AM

There is exactly one week left before the closing date for public comment and written submissions on the draft amendment for expropriation of land without compensation.

WATCH: State Capture Inquiry 24 January 2020, 9:37 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture continues to hear testimony about the Gupta-linked TNA Media company.

Terror Mathebula and wife to be buried on Tuesday 24 January 2020, 7:15 AM

Former world boxing champion Peter "Terror" Mathebula and his wife Emma will be laid to rest next Tuesday in a joint funeral in Randfontein on the West Rand.

NATU applauds security measures put in place at Inanda school 24 January 2020, 6:27 AM

NATU has commended the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education for the security measures that are in place at the Buhlebethu Primary School in Inanda Newtown north of Durban.

Glencore protest
Numsa to protest job losses at Glencore 24 January 2020, 5:28 AM

Numsa will meet with their members today affiliated to the Glencore Rustenburg Smelter after receiving a section 189 notice from Glencore.

Opposition parties in North West threaten to interdict ANC provincial Lekgotla 23 January 2020, 8:17 PM

Opposition parties in the North West have threatened to interdict the ANC provincial Lekgotla in Rustenburg this coming weekend.

Bodies of three crew members recovered from aircraft crash near Mossel Bay 23 January 2020, 7:36 PM

The Western Cape's Emergency Medical Services say the bodies of all three crew members have been recovered from the site where a light aircraft went down this morning.

Sundowns move would be perfect, hints Motupa 23 January 2020, 6:13 PM

Bidvest Wits striker Gift Motupa says his work rate has improved and he’s crediting head coach Gavin Hunt for that.

Roads in Diepsloot opened following violent protests 23 January 2020, 5:01 PM

Roads have been opened to traffic in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, following Thursday morning's violent protests in the area.

Billie Eilish
Young, gifted and unique, top Grammy contenders march to their own tune 23 January 2020, 4:27 PM

Move over pop and rap. From Billie Eilish to Bon Iver and Rosalia, the top contenders at Sunday’s Grammy Awards are turning traditional music genres on their head with a striking fusion of styles.

Libya’s neighbours meet in Algeria seeking stronger truce 23 January 2020, 4:17 PM

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum told visiting envoys from other countries neighbouring Libya on Thursday that he hoped their meeting would strengthen a fragile truce in the country and help avert more foreign influence there.

Players’ reps concerned about new Afcon date 23 January 2020, 4:13 PM

Players’ representatives are worried that moving next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to January will create difficulties for the continent’s footballers, but say there is no easy solution as to how to fit the competition into the calendar.

China orders ‘unprecedented’ lockdown of two cities at virus epicentre 23 January 2020, 2:52 PM

China put on lockdown on Thursday two cities at the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

Isabel dos Santos
Angola may seek international arrest warrant for Isabel dos Santos: reports 23 January 2020, 2:49 PM

Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor was quoted as saying.

WATCH: Municipal Demarcation Board media briefing 23 January 2020, 2:33 PM

Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Thabo Manyoni briefs members of the media about the commencement of the delimitation process in preparation of the 2021 Local Government elections.

Diepsloot residents on looting rampage as protest intensifies 23 January 2020, 12:36 PM

Disgruntled residents of Diepsloot north of Johannesburg have gone on a rampage looting spaza shops in the township.

Suspects in teacher’s shooting are former learners 23 January 2020, 12:01 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has revealed that two of the suspects who allegedly shot a teacher at a primary school in Inanda, are former learners of the school.

Nyati Lodge says Parktown Boys School didn’t do learner roll call 23 January 2020, 10:09 AM

A lawyer for the Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge has revealed that the Parktown Boys' High School did not provide the camp facility with a roll call list of learners on arrival at the premises.