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.
Zuma impressed after touring Pretoria hospital 3 November 2017, 2:31 PM

President Jacob Zuma said he was deeply impressed after touring the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, including the institution’s nuclear medicine centre, accompanied by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Friday.

Outrage over arrest of naked UCT protesting student 2 November 2017, 8:45 PM

A video of police officers dragging a naked woman believed to be a student at the University of Cape Town has caused an up-roar on social media.

Sir Richard Branson inspires youth of Botswana 2 November 2017, 8:14 PM

World peace, nature conservation, clean energy and investing in young people featured prominently at an event addressed by Global entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson in Botswana.

Zuma warns those who seek inquiry into state capture 2 November 2017, 7:40 PM

President Jacob Zuma says those who are calling for the Commission of Inquiry into state capture will regret it.

SACP, ANC to contest Free State by-election 2 November 2017, 6:43 PM

A fierce power contest is looming for the control of Metsimaholo Municipality in the northern Free State.

Civil society will save the ANC: Kasrils 2 November 2017, 5:03 PM

Kasrils was speaking at the launch of his book: A Simple Man - Kasrils and the Zuma Enigma where he said ordinary people need to save the ANC.

SABC striking employees could face disciplinary action 2 November 2017, 4:19 PM

SABC management says striking employees could face disciplinary action for taking part in an "unprotected strike".

Limpopo University rolls out HIV prevention pill 2 November 2017, 4:06 PM

Students at the University of Limpopo are among those from eleven universities across the country that have launched the roll-out plan for an HIV prevention pill, Truvada.

Rise in sexual offences spark outcry 2 November 2017, 11:59 AM

South Africa is generally known for high numbers of sexual offences with the latest Victims of Crime Survey having recorded an increase of 117%.

Water tanks for North Riding residents 2 November 2017, 9:35 AM

Areas in North Riding, Randburg, have been warned by authorities not to drink their household water.

Scopa puts brakes on grants tender ad 2 November 2017, 9:31 AM

National Treasury has until Monday to review the social grants distribution process and come up with measures to resolve problematic issues between Social Security Agency, Sassa and the Post Office.

EFF to march to Israeli embassy 1 November 2017, 7:15 PM

Intensifying the campaign against Israeli's occupation in Palestine, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will march in their thousands to the Israeli embassy.

Former African head of states to meet in Johannesburg 31 October 2017, 11:58 AM

Eight former heads of state including Thabo Mbeki will be panellists at the inaugural Fundi Education Forum in Johannesburg this Tuesday.

DA heeds Kathrada’s call to visit Robben Island 30 October 2017, 7:59 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has visited Robben Island. The trip was in line with Kathrada's vision to invite leaders of opposition parties to the island to learn more about South Africa's history.

Belgian police detains four over foiled attack on high-speed train 30 October 2017, 2:39 PM

Belgian police detained four people over a foiled attack in 2015 on a high-speed train linking Brussels and Paris, federal prosecutors said on Monday. In August 2015 a machinegun-toting attacker wounded three people on a high-speed train before being overpowered by passengers, one in a series of militant attacks that has rocked Belgium and France over […]

Four civilians, policeman killed in DRC clashes 30 October 2017, 2:01 PM

Four civilians and a policeman were killed Monday in clashes in eastern DR Congo as demonstrations took place to demand President Joseph Kabila stand down this year, an AFP correspondent said. The journalist said he saw the bodies of four civilians lying in blood in the Madjengon district of Goma, capital of the troubled North Kivu province, while the […]

Afriforum calls for unique strategy against farm attacks 30 October 2017, 1:56 PM

Civil rights organisation, AfriForum, says protesters and supporters of #BlackMonday are calling for the development and implementation of a consolidated strategy against farm attacks. Reports indicate there have been over 340 attacks and at least 65 murders on farms in 2017. Afriforum says Monday’s nationwide protests are an impassioned plea to the Police Department to take […]

‘Motsoeneng had a hand in destroying the culture of the newsroom’ 5 September 0002, 5:12 PM

The SABC's Economics Editor Thandeka Gqubule has told the State Capture Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg of the disintegration of the culture of the newsroom.