Case over provision of meals for learners to be heard in court on Thursday

2 July 2020, 6:20 AM
The urgent case to ensure that meals are provided to over 9 million learners who qualify for the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Rights group, Equal Education (EE) and two Limpopo school governing bodies lodged the application against the Department of Basic Education.
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‘Police lack intelligence system to tackle cash heists’ 3 June 2018, 9:31 AM

Researcher at the Institute of Security Studies Gareth Newham says police are failing to successfully tackle the escalation of robberies and cash-in-transit heists because they lack an effective intelligence system.

‘Minimum wage is insufficient for low income families’ 3 June 2018, 7:22 AM

Director at the Poverty and Inequality Institute, Isobel Frye says the national minimum wage is insufficient for low income families because of the high cost of food.

Ramaphosa reacts to fatal Philippi shack fire 3 June 2018, 6:43 AM

As Child Protection Week draws to an end, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reacted to the deaths of five children in a fire in the Masiya informal settlement in Philippi in Cape Town.

Hundreds protest in Durban to demand an end to Israel’s occupation 2 June 2018, 9:45 PM

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters in Durban joined people across the globe over what they call the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel.

Call to rename Platfontein in honour of Mario Mahongo 2 June 2018, 6:13 PM

A call has been made to rename the San settlement, Platfontein outside Kimberley in honour of the late Mario Mahongo.

Anglican Church must recognise gay, lesbian communities 2 June 2018, 3:27 PM

The Anglican Church must recognise the gay and lesbian communities. That's the call from Emeritus Archbishops Desmond Tutu and Njongunkulu Ndungane.

Three bodies found in Itireleng informal settlement 2 June 2018, 1:31 PM

Police are investigating the deaths of three family members in the Itireleng informal settlement near Laudium, west of Pretoria.

Two days to go to SABC rebranding 2 June 2018, 11:24 AM

It is now just two days to go to the SABC’s rebranding. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says South Africans can, from Monday, look forward to reworked and rebranded programming across its television, radio and online platforms. The public broadcaster says the changes are designed to keep up with the modern broadcast environment and emerging […]

Manhunt for Tembisa cash heist suspects 2 June 2018, 11:07 AM

Police have confirmed an incident in which two members of the public have been shot during a cash-in-transit heist in Tembisa east of Johannesburg.

KZN, Cape Town crashes claim 12 lives 2 June 2018, 11:06 AM

Twelve people have been killed in crashes in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town. 

Twenty-three taxis impounded in North West 2 June 2018, 11:00 AM

Twenty-three taxis have been impounded in the North West for being unroadworthy or operating without permits.

Five children die in Cape Flats blaze 2 June 2018, 7:40 AM

Five children have died in a shack fire in the Masiya informal settlement in Phillipi on the Cape Flats.

‘Police failed to protect Soweto femicide victim’ 2 June 2018, 7:12 AM

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane says police should account for failing to protect Nomsa Maduna.

Children’s challenges and femicide under spotlight 1 June 2018, 10:05 PM

The spotlight fell on the challenges faced by children as the world marked International Children’s Day. But locally, the growing issues of women abuse and femicide in South Africa also came into discussion.

Parents must step up to help kids navigate violent society 1 June 2018, 10:01 PM

South African parents need to step it up to help children navigate the effects of the violent society they are growing up in, says a child psychologist. According to the BMJ global health journal, South African children experience disproportionally high levels of violence. Even when the violence is not perpetrated on them physically, children in […]

Willies Mchunu
KZN premier lambastes racial attack on Indians 1 June 2018, 7:03 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has condemned the racial comment making rounds on Facebook, in which the user is inciting violence against the Indian community.

SABC to rebrand programs 1 June 2018, 6:02 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporations says South Africans can, from Monday, look forward to reworked and rebranded programming across its television, radio and online platforms.

Bheki Cele
Cele vows to root out criminals in the SAPS 1 June 2018, 4:26 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says on top of his list of priorities is going back to the basics that helped reduce the crime rate between 2010 and 2011 while he was National Police Commissioner.

‘Much is needed to improve access to education’ 1 June 2018, 3:33 PM

Child rights activists say whilst government has made progress in ensuring that children benefit from social grants, much needs still need to be done to improve access to education. 

Gauteng Health dept opens criminal cases against striking workers 1 June 2018, 2:43 PM

The Gauteng Health Department has opened criminal cases against protesting health workers who went on the rampage at the Charlotte Maxexe Hospital in Johannesburg on Thursday.

One killed in suspected taxi attack 1 June 2018, 2:18 PM

Police are on the scene of the shooting in the Pietermaritzburg CBD near the Brookside Taxi Rank in KwaZulu-Natal where one person has been killed and one wounded.

New look for SABC News 1 June 2018, 12:57 PM

SABC News has undertaken a complete overhaul  - this through the re-imagining and re-branding across all its platforms

Two people killed at KwaMashu Hostel shooting 1 June 2018, 12:15 PM

Two suspects have been fatally wounded in a shoot-out with police at KwaMashu Hostel north of Durban.

Denosa calls for Motsoaledi to step down 1 June 2018, 12:09 PM

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has called on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to immediately step down.

Klerksdorp bank robbery suspects granted bail 1 June 2018, 12:05 PM

Two of the six robbery suspects who were arrested for robbery at the Nedbank branch in Klerksdorp in the North West last month have been granted bail of R30 000 each by the local magistrate's court.

Death threats against AG’s Office officials condemned 1 June 2018, 11:45 AM

The National Assembly has condemned alleged death threats against officials of the Auditor-General's(AG) Office.

Brakpan woman arrested in connection with drugs 1 June 2018, 11:38 AM

The police have uncovered a drug manufacturing lab and seized drugs valued at one-million-rand in Brakpan east of Johannesburg.

Dr KJ Srinivasa
Indian diaspora commemorate Gandhi 1 June 2018, 10:10 AM

This year marks 125 years since Mahatma Gandhi was evicted from a first class train coach because of the colour of his skin.

Charlotte Maxeke disruption could have been avoided: Nehawu 1 June 2018, 7:34 AM

Trade union NEHAWU says what happened at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg could have been avoided if the Gauteng Health Department had kept the promise it made during wage negotiations.

World marks International Children’s Day 1 June 2018, 7:07 AM

The United Nation children's fund (UNICEF) has called on governments, particularly those in Africa, to invest more in programmes and campaign that promote children's rights.