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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DNA tests to be done to identify train accident victims 4 January 2018, 8:47 PM

DNA tests will have to be done to identify the bodies of passengers who were burnt to death when a train ploughed into a truck at a level crossing between Kroonstad and Hennenman in the Free State.

EFF draws battles lines if learning institutions do not allow walk-ins 4 January 2018, 7:37 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command says it is willing to fight if institutions of higher education do not allow walk-in registrations on Friday.

E Cape prepares for ANC January 8th Statement 4 January 2018, 7:05 PM

It's all systems go for the African National Congress (ANC) January 8th statement celebrations in the Eastern Cape.

Improved 2017 Matric results – Education Dept 4 January 2018, 6:09 PM

2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam results has shown signs of significant improved pass rate, according to the technical briefing in Johannesburg ahead of the official announcement of the performance of the class of 2017. Whilst Briefing the media in Johannesburg, Basic Education Director General Mathanzima Mweli alluded to the fact that the education in […]

EU slams Israel move to approve death sentence 4 January 2018, 5:11 PM

The European Union has slammed Israel move to approve a death sentence on assailants convicted of murder in attacks classified as terrorism.

14 confirmed dead from F State train crash 4 January 2018, 2:38 PM

Authorities have now been able to confirm at least seven deaths in the train crash between Kroonstad and Henneman in the Free State.

Top matriculants in the same league as Mandela: Motshekga 4 January 2018, 12:27 PM

The minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga says top performing National Senior Certificate matric student of 2017 are in the same league as Nelson Mandela.

City of Jo’burg might declare Protea Glen a disaster zone area 4 January 2018, 12:20 PM

The City of Johannesburg might declare an area in Protea Glen in Soweto, where a storm damaged houses at the weekend, a disaster zone.

Sao Tome turns to China for development 4 January 2018, 10:41 AM

Tourists to Sao Tome and Principe, a scattering of islands off the coast of western equatorial Africa that once served the slave and sugar trades of Portuguese colonial rulers, are rare.

Zuma sends condolences to late Kgositsile family 4 January 2018, 8:50 AM

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the family of National Poet Laureate, Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile.

SA’s Kevin Anderson hires new coach 4 January 2018, 8:46 AM

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson confirmed on Wednesday that he has hired Brad Stine as his new coach.

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes festival jury 4 January 2018, 8:40 AM

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Kgositsile 4 January 2018, 6:42 AM

Tributes continue to pour in for  National Poet Laureate, Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile.

Motshekga to announce 2017 matric results 4 January 2018, 6:16 AM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the 2017 matric results in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Thursday evening.

North West Education optimistic over matric results 4 January 2018, 5:52 AM

The North West Education Department is optimistic that the province will retain its position when the National Senior Certificate results are announced on Thursday.

Chiefs get their man, but it’s not Ntshangase 3 January 2018, 8:39 PM

Having missed out on Baroka FC midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase, Kaizer Chiefs have instead swooped for Bloemfontein Celtic winger Kabelo Mahlasela. Chiefs had been linked with Ntshangase since his Black Leopards days and appeared to be closing in on capturing his signature. But according to Baroka CEO Morgan Mammila, Amakhosi were not willing to meet their […]

Matric 2017 top performers ready for minister’s announcement 3 January 2018, 7:35 PM

The top performing National Senior Certificate Examinations Results (NSC) matric student of 2017 are gathered in Johannesburg ahead on the ministerial announcement on Thursday.

Political parties send messages of encouragement to matriculants 3 January 2018, 6:41 PM

As the matric class of 2017 in public schools anxiously wait for the release of their results, political parties in Parliament are sending messages of encouragement to them.

Poet Laureate Kgosietsile passes away 3 January 2018, 3:20 PM

National Poet Laureate and liberation struggle giant Professor Keorapetse Kgosietsile has passed away.

Joburg Metro Police gets a new boss 3 January 2018, 11:45 AM

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Wednesday announced the appointment of David Tembe as the new chief of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD).

Glebelands Hostel kingpin to appear in court 3 January 2018, 10:27 AM

One of the prime suspects in the Glebelands Hostel killings is due to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court south of Durban again.

Cape Town City signs Ralani from Helsingborgs IF 3 January 2018, 8:52 AM

Cape Town City have scored a third signing since the opening of the January window period.

Catholic head in Congo slams state’s ‘barbarism’ 3 January 2018, 7:57 AM

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as “barbarism”.

Tiredness won’t be a factor against Hammers: Pochettino 3 January 2018, 7:25 AM

Mauricio Pochettino does not believe fatigue will be an issue for Tottenham when they face West Ham in Thursday's London derby.

Iran’s leader blames enemies for deadly unrest 3 January 2018, 7:08 AM

Iran’s supreme leader accused the country’s enemies on Tuesday of being behind days of street unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

Cape Town Street Parade attracts thousands 3 January 2018, 7:04 AM

The Cape Town Street Parade, formally known as "Tweede Nuwe Jaar" celebrations, attracted between 60 000 and 100 000 people on Tuesday.

Race for ‘smart’ hits fever pitch at electronics show 3 January 2018, 6:59 AM

Giving gadgets brains will be a hot theme at the Consumer Electronics Show set to open in Las Vegas, with device makers big and small touting hardware with "smarts."

2017 IEB matric pass rate at 98.76% 3 January 2018, 12:02 AM

The 2017 pass matric pass rate for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) is 98.76%. This is an increase from 2016’s pass rate of 98.67%. All students who passed achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels with about 90% qualifying for entry to degree study and […]

Calls mounting for Zuma to clarify plans for free tertiary education 2 January 2018, 7:30 PM

There have been mounting calls for President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet to clarify plans for free tertiary education for students who cannot afford it.

Anticipation ahead of matric results release 2 January 2018, 6:32 PM

There are many students in the class of 2017 who are anxiously waiting for the highly anticipated release of the matric results. The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) results for about 11 000 learners at private schools across the country, will be released at midnight. Many students will be disappointed with their results and social media […]