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.
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‘Lamoer sentencing shows corruption won’t be tolerated’ 13 May 2018, 9:08 AM

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato, says the sentencing of former provincial police commissioner, Arno Lamoer to six years in jail is a clear sign by the courts that corruption and criminality will never be tolerated within the ranks of those entrusted to serve the people.

Ekurhuleni residents threaten protests over housing issues 13 May 2018, 7:35 AM

Residents in the south of Johannesburg have warned they may resume their protests, citing disappointment with Saturday's feedback provided by Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa on their housing demands.

Four killed in train accident 13 May 2018, 6:50 AM

Four people were killed on Saturday in a collision between a vehicle and a train in Magaliesburg, north-west of Johannesburg.

Ndebele community feels their efforts against apartheid not recognised 12 May 2018, 9:43 PM

The Ndebele community in Mpumalanga feels their role in the struggle against Apartheid has not been recognised.

Allen Thompson
Natu deputy president survives assassination attempt 12 May 2018, 9:18 PM

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are investigating charges of attempted murder and armed robbery after Natu deputy president Allen Thompson survived an attack by armed men at Umhlanga.

Modiko Mothupi laid to rest 12 May 2018, 8:24 PM

Legendary Motsweding FM presenter, voice over artists and technical producer, Modiko Mothupi, has been laid to rest.

Mbuyiselo Botha
Outrage as reports of alleged rape of 29 boys in Soweto 12 May 2018, 7:29 PM

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) says it's outraged and disgusted at allegations that 29 boys have been abused by their coach in Protea Glen, Soweto.

Teacher and students
E Cape government continues to fight substance abuse in schools 12 May 2018, 7:28 PM

A number of schools in the Sarah Baartman district in the Eastern Cape are fighting substance abuse.

Mangaung residents roll up sleeves to clean the city 12 May 2018, 5:21 PM

The Mangaung Metro Municipality says it cannot afford to spend R8 million on overtime on refuse collection.

Gauteng govt identifies land to build 60 000 RDP houses 12 May 2018, 4:30 PM

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa says they've identified portions of land that will yield close to 60 000 housing units in the south of Johannesburg.

Ramaphosa urges graduates to be agents of society 12 May 2018, 4:05 PM

University of Mpumalanga Vice Chancellor, President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged graduates to be agents of change in their respective communities.

Cele says female abusers must be denied bail 12 May 2018, 4:04 PM

Police Minister, Bheki Cele says all those who abuse woman and children must be denied bail.

Zolile Khumalo laid to rest 12 May 2018, 3:46 PM

The 21-year-old, who was allegedly gunned down by her boyfriend last week has been laid to rest in Eshowe northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Government is committed in successful land restitution: Nkoana-Mashabane 12 May 2018, 12:53 PM

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says government is committed to working with beneficiaries of land restitution to ensure they succeed.

David Makhura
Makhura to address Eldorado Park residents over housing demands 12 May 2018, 11:21 AM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa are expected to address the residents of several townships in the south of Johannesburg over their housing demands.

Man nabbed for raping 29 boys in Soweto 12 May 2018, 9:19 AM

The Commission for Gender Equality says it's outraged and disgusted at allegations that twenty-nine boys have been abused by their coach in Protea Glen, Soweto.

Egypt Embassy says mosque attackers not confirmed 12 May 2018, 8:53 AM

The Egyptian Embassy in South Africa says the nationality of the three men who attacked a mosque in Verulam north of Durban, has not been confirmed.

Maite-Nkoana-Mashabane
Land redistribution on track says Minister 12 May 2018, 7:45 AM

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoane-Mashabane, says instances of land grabs are signs of frustration with the slow pace of land reform.

Hussein Mosque
Leaders appeal for calm following mosque attack 12 May 2018, 6:56 AM

Islamic religious leaders have appealed for calm in South Africa, following an attack on the Hussein Mosque in Ottawa, north of Durban.

Police Minister condemns criminal activity affecting TUT students 11 May 2018, 7:16 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has described criminal activity affecting students from TUT's Soshanguve' campuses as unacceptable.

Verulam mosque attack victim to be buried on Friday 11 May 2018, 4:21 PM

The funeral service for Abbas Essop will take place at five o'clock at the same mosque - the Imam Husayn Mosque in Ottawa, Verulam.

Lamoer to appeal his sentence 11 May 2018, 4:14 PM

Former Western Cape Police Commissioner, Arno Lamoer, two former high ranking police officials and a businessman will apply for leave to appeal against their sentences imposed on Monday.

Court allows Varun Gupta to travel to India 11 May 2018, 3:45 PM

The Bloemfontein Regional Court has relaxed bail conditions of Varun Gupta.

Life sentence for Khwesi Hudson murderer 11 May 2018, 3:10 PM

The man, who murdered former Sakhumzi restaurant manager Khwesi Hudson, has been sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment by the high court in Johannesburg.

Egyptian Embassy also condemns mosque attack 11 May 2018, 2:46 PM

The Egyptian Embassy in South Africa has joined the condemnation of the attack on worshippers at a mosque in Verulam outside Durban.

Land grabs are signs of frustration with pace of land reform: Minister 11 May 2018, 1:43 PM

Land expropriation without compensation was the main topic during the budget debate of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Limpopo community leader blames police for escalating protest 11 May 2018, 1:14 PM

A community leader at Madombidzha village outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo has denied that protesting residents, who were shot at by the police, were violent.

Muslim Judicial Council condemns Durban mosque attack 11 May 2018, 12:36 PM

The Muslim Judicial Council has strongly condemned an attack on a mosque in Verulam, north of Durban, which claimed one life on Thursday.

Police probe a Soweto soccer academy for alleged child molestation 11 May 2018, 11:41 AM

Soweto police have arrested a 34-year-old suspect in connection with the rape of a 9-year-old boy. It’s alleged that the boy was part of in a soccer club where the alleged abuse took place.  

Katlego Joja’s funeral underway 11 May 2018, 11:02 AM

The funeral of 10-year-old Katlego Joja is underway at the Mamelodi Baptist church east of Pretoria. Joja, who was autistic, disappeared from her home in Mamelodi last Thursday and her body was found on Sunday in a nearby stream.