Contralesa urges government to consider safety of learners in rural schools

3 July 2020, 8:48 PM
The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa, (Contralesa) is calling on the government to consider the safety of learners before they allow more grades to return to the classroom.
New youth care centre opens for destitute, vulnerable in Durban 26 May 2018, 8:33 PM

There is fresh hope for destitute and vulnerable children in Durban.

Limpopo school set alight during community protest 26 May 2018, 8:29 PM

An administration block of a school was torched at Zaaiplaas outside Groblersdal in Limpopo.

Matatiele residents march to be incorporated into KZN 26 May 2018, 7:30 PM

Residents of Matatiele in the Eastern Cape are calling on Parliament to urgently discuss the Bill related to the demarcation of their area.

State capture nearly destroyed SA: Zille 26 May 2018, 1:24 PM

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says state capture nearly destroyed the strides made by late former President Nelson Mandela and other leaders to bring economic freedom to all South Africans.

Sam Nzima to be laid to rest 26 May 2018, 9:19 AM

Veteran photojournalist, Sam Nzima will be laid to rest at Lillydale, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga on Saturday.

Bushfire Festival to thrill music lovers 26 May 2018, 9:18 AM

Excitement is building as the Kingdom of eSwatini hosts the 2018 MTN Bushfire Festival.

Anguish after owner loses four big cats to poisoning 26 May 2018, 7:13 AM

Deliberate poisoning is believed to be the cause of death of four big cats at the Jugamaro Predator Park near Vaalwater in Limpopo.

KZN establishes team to investigate alleged death threats to AG’s staff 25 May 2018, 8:36 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance has established a team to investigate the alleged death threats directed to the Auditor General's staff auditing eThekwini Metro's books.

Ramaphosa authorizes SIU investigation into several municipalities 25 May 2018, 8:33 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorized the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to investigate serious irregularities in several municipalities and government departments.

Police Commissioner takes crime head on in Cape Flats 25 May 2018, 8:26 PM

The National Police Commissioner  General Kehla Sitole, on Friday officially launched an operation to combat gang violence in the Western Cape, at a community meeting in Lavender Hill, on the Cape Flats.

Quality of municipal administration in SA 25 May 2018, 6:50 PM

In May the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and the Auditor General released figures reflecting the quality of municipal administration across the country.

Police probe ‘kidnapped pregnant’ woman incident 25 May 2018, 12:37 PM

Gauteng police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and safe return of a pregnant woman from Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni.

Popular maskandi artist dies 25 May 2018, 11:24 AM

Well-known South African Maskandi artist, Sibongiseni Ngubane, also known as Ichalaha, has died. 

Fidelity concerned about increasing heists 25 May 2018, 8:48 AM

Security company Fidelity has raised concern about the increasing number of cash-in-transit heists in the country.

Three buses torched in Cape Flats protest 25 May 2018, 7:02 AM

Golden Arrow bus company is investigating the torching of three of its buses, as well as two private vehicles, at the Mew Way bridge on the N2 in Khayelitsha in the Cape Flats on Thursday night.

Man shot dead at Roodepoort taxi rank 25 May 2018, 6:59 AM

A 31-year-old man has died after being shot at a taxi rank in Roodepoort on Gauteng's West Rand late on Thursday night.

Manhunt for Mpumalanga cash heist suspects 25 May 2018, 6:01 AM

Mpumalanga police are searching for a group of suspects who robbed a G4S cash in transit vehicle on the road between eLukwatini and Mbombela on Thursday afternoon.

Uber improves safety of drivers 24 May 2018, 9:23 PM

Online taxi hailing service, Uber has partnered with Aura, a technology platform that provides access to local emergency response teams in an attempt to improve safety for both customers and drivers.

Sanef calls for regular engagements with the Presidency 24 May 2018, 9:17 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says his administration is determined to root out corruption.

Katlego Marite found alive 24 May 2018, 8:51 PM

Thirteen year-old Katlego Marite from Emalahleni was found alive and his parents are still confused as to why their child was kidnapped.

Hawks raid North West Department of Agriculture 24 May 2018, 8:18 PM

The Hawks have on Thursday conducted a search and seizure operation at the North West Department of Agriculture.

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe was quoted as saying majority of traditional leaders are acting as village tin-pot dictators to the village people.
House of traditional leaders blast Motlanthe 24 May 2018, 6:50 PM

The house of traditional leaders says they have been insulted by the weekend statement of former president Kgalema Motlanthe on the issue of communal land.

Gauteng online school registration to close in four days 24 May 2018, 6:07 PM

The Gauteng Education Department says it will be closing its online registration process for Grades 1 and 8 in the next four days.

Calm in Kagiso after protest 24 May 2018, 4:08 PM

The situation is calm in Kagiso west of Johannesburg following an earlier protest by communities. 

Lebeya’s Hawks appointment lauded 24 May 2018, 3:09 PM

Advocate Godfrey Lebeya has been appointed as head of the Hawks.

City of Joburg introduces new working shifts for metro officers 24 May 2018, 2:19 PM

The City of Johannesburg is introducing a new shift system in which metro police will work for four days in and have four days off.

SA Express flights grounded 24 May 2018, 2:14 PM

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has grounded all SA express flights. The  SACAA says it has suspended the Air Operator Certificate as well as the Certificates of Airworthiness of nine of 21 aircraft.

Ekurhuleni intends to build 100 000 RDP houses 24 May 2018, 2:05 PM

The City of Ekurhuleni intends to build 100 thousand RDP houses this year.

Gordhan praises new Eskom CEO 24 May 2018, 2:03 PM

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the newly-appointed Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe made important advances at the power utility while he was in an acting capacity.

Metro police
New JMPD shift system tackles fatigue 24 May 2018, 12:31 PM

The City of Johannesburg is introducing a new shift system in which metro police will work for four days and then have four days off.