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2017 ANC trials and tribulations
31 December 2017, 1:39 PM

2017 was the year marking the centenary of OR Tambo’s but the events surrounding the African National Congress (ANC) were in stark contrast to the values espoused by the struggle icon.

The party’s December elective conference loomed large throughout the year.

2017 witnessed damning Constitutional Court rulings, impeachment attempts, and cabinet reshuffles that saw the axing of Pravin Gordhan and Blade Nzimande which further fractured the tripartite alliance.

The opposition capitalised on the ANC’s trials and tribulations.

[Watch] 2017 ANC trials and tribulations wrap

Watch: Social media, internet in 2017
31 December 2017, 12:41 PM

It’s been 25 years since the world wide web (WWW) went public.  Many can’t remember a time without the internet which has evolved and changed from fixed internet lines to an integral part in everyday life.

We take a look at the year and how the internet grew.

2018 promising for SKA scientists
31 December 2017, 10:52 AM

2018  is expected to be  a bright year for professional star gazers.

2017 saw massive developments from the Square Kilometre Array and the Southern African Larger Telescope in the Northern Cape.

South Africa and Australia a jointly building the largest and most sensitive telescope in the world and many developments are expected in 2018.

[Watch] 2018 looks promising for SKA scientists

Wits Art Museum hosts American pop art exhibit
31 December 2017, 10:35 AM

The Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg  is hosting an exclusive exhibition of the American Pop Artist, Andy Warhol.

Warhol’s art was created using screen-print medium.

Warhol died in 1987 but his legacy in the art world has had one of the greatest impacts.

SABC visited the exhibition of his work titled “Andy Warhol Unscreened”.

 

[Watch] Wits Art Museum hosts an exhibition of Pop Artist, Andy Warhol

Joburg storm leaves injuries, damaged property
31 December 2017, 6:53 AM

Several people have been injured and property damaged after a severe storm accompanied by heavy rain, hail and strong winds wreaked havoc in the south of Johannesburg and on the West Rand.

The most affected areas include Roodepoort and Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, where the roof of a Fruit and vegetable store has collapsed.

A ward councillor in Roodepoort, Caleb Fin says they have been assessing damages since Saturday afternoon.

“The storm has caused severe damages to several roads in terms of several trees falling down. Also electrical cables that have snapped in places. So we have multiple power outages as well as main roads blocked,” says Fin

Fin also cautioned motorists to drive carefully.

“So we caution motorists to please drive carefully and to look out for blocks in the road where jmpd etc are diverting the traffic. Please just cooperate and assist us in that regard.” He says.

He says he’s received reports of damaged shacks from the Rugby Club informal settlement. The shacks were affected by strong wind sand heavy hail.

 

 

“In the he Fleurhof area we have reports of some roofs having blown off some of the blocks of flats there. So disaster managing busy assessing those incidents at the moment and we should have feedback fairly soon,” says Fin.

Weather

 

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