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.
SABC ready for strike solution 15 December 2017, 9:49 AM

The SABC says it's ready to meet with trade unions BEMAWU and CWU today in an attempt to end the strike by the public broadcaster's members of staff across the country.

South Africa needs electoral reform, but president’s powers need watching 15 December 2017, 8:20 AM

Within a short time, the 4000 odd delegates to South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s 54th National Conference will elect a new party leader.

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call 15 December 2017, 7:02 AM

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program in a phone call Thursday, in which the US president took the unusual step of thanking his Russian counterpart for praising America's economy.

SABC cautions staff to not intimidate non striking workers 15 December 2017, 6:30 AM

SABC management says it supports workers' right to strike but it's against any manager intimidating anyone not to strike.

Ramaphosa and Sisulu join forces ahead of elective conference 15 December 2017, 6:00 AM

African National Congress presidential hopefuls Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Lindiwe Sisulu have announced that they will work together ahead of the ANC's elective conference which starts on Saturday.

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens ‘Netflix of jazz’ 14 December 2017, 9:13 PM

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.

Motsepe toy drive distributes toys to disadvantaged children 14 December 2017, 9:04 PM

The 2017 Motsepe foundation toy drive, has distributed over 270 000 toys to disadvantaged children across the country.

Rhodes laments claims by expelled students 14 December 2017, 8:08 PM

Rhodes University have lambasted the claims of two students who have recently been expelled from the institution.

Sibanye-Stillwater to be No. 2 platinum miner with Lonmin buy 14 December 2017, 7:53 PM

South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater agreed to buy troubled miner Lonmin for about 285 million pounds ($382 million) to create the world’s No. 2 platinum producer in a bid to ride out depressed prices for the metal. Sibanye, whose CEO is called “Mr Fix It” for turning his firm from a spin-off with three old mines into […]

Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas 14 December 2017, 7:29 PM

Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family -- a move hailed Thursday as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude.

Body of missing teen boy found buried in Cape Town 14 December 2017, 7:01 PM

The body of 14-year-old Chad Isaacs has been found buried in a shallow grave in Symphony Way near his home in Delft on the Cape Flats.

ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wishes for all-inclusive leadership 14 December 2017, 4:42 PM

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants the party's National Elective Conference to elect inclusive leadership that will reflect all sides.

SA’s Is Ability Sports Club tops IWAS medals table 14 December 2017, 2:48 PM

South Africa’s Is Ability Sports Club ended its IWAS World Games in Portugal on top of the medals table.

Cape Town man sentenced to 23 years for pre-meditated murder 14 December 2017, 2:33 PM

Cape Town police say a 31-year-old man from Grassy Park on the Cape Flats has been sentenced to 23 years imprisonment for murdering his own father.

SABC will continue with its normal programming 14 December 2017, 2:09 PM

The SABC says measures are in place to ensure it continues providing on-air television and radio programmes amid the workers strike.

Total retail sales grew 6.4% year over year 14 December 2017, 2:01 PM

South African consumer spending showed a modest uptick in October this year, with total retail volumes for the month rising 2.3% year-over-year after removing the effects of inflation.

Neck and neck presidential race may jeopardise ANC unity 14 December 2017, 11:09 AM

The next President of the ANC must win with a wide margin if unity is to be restored within the party. The ANC Presidential race is expected to be close.

Opposition parties welcome state capture judgment 13 December 2017, 9:13 PM

The EFF has joined the DA in welcoming the North Gauteng High Court's decision to set aside President Jacob Zuma's application to review the public protector's remedial action on the state of capture report.

Could this be the next ANC top six? 13 December 2017, 8:11 PM

With the ANC’s 54 elective conference happening this weekend, who will lead Africa’s oldest  liberation movement when the gathering ends on December 20th. If the nine Provincial General Council meeting results are anything to by, Cyril Ramaphosa will be the next president of the African National Congress.

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers 13 December 2017, 6:55 PM

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.

Judgment on State capture welcomed 13 December 2017, 6:26 PM

The ANC welcomes the judgment of the North Gauteng High Court in relation to the Public Protector’s Remedial Action on the State of Capture Report

Religious groups protest in Parliament calling for sanctions against Israel 13 December 2017, 6:21 PM

Religious leaders and several NGO's led a march to parliament on Wednesday asking for downgrading of diplomatic ties with the state of Israel.

CPI slows down to 4.6% 13 December 2017, 5:38 PM

Consumer inflation slowed down more than markets expectations in November.

Breytenbach judgment to be heard in Feb 13 December 2017, 4:14 PM

Judgment in the defeating the ends of justice and contravention of National Prosecuting Authority act case against former senior prosecutor and now Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach is to be delivered on 28 February next year.

England struggling to adapt on Australian ground in Ashes test 13 December 2017, 3:21 PM

Australia are leaning towards bringing in bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the third Ashes test, but will not name their team until the toss on Thursday.

Universal equal human rights not yet achieved: UN 12 December 2017, 1:08 PM

The recognition of the inherent dignity and equal rights of human beings is still far from universal. That was the message from the UN Secretary General at an event to mark the 70th anniversary since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

New Zealand beats West Indies by 240 runs 12 December 2017, 12:19 PM

New Zealand has thrashed the West Indies by 240 runs on the fourth day of the second cricket test in Hamilton.

‘Can of Doom not admissible evidence’ 12 December 2017, 12:16 PM

The defence in the assault trial of a self-proclaimed prophet who allegedly sprayed insecticide on congregants does not want a can of Doom to be admissible evidence.

Economist unpacks corruption in public and private sectors 12 December 2017, 11:35 AM

Political economist Israel Mkhize says people tend to focus more on public sectors’ mistakes than those of the private sector, based on the flawed argument that the public sector is mostly affected because taxpayers’ money is being wasted.

SABC News unveils improved news website 12 December 2017, 11:04 AM

It is now much easier to get all the news you need to know on-the-go with SABC’s new-look website. With a constantly increasing number of internet users across the continent, is designed to be mobile friendly, offering an integrated approach and functionality update.