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August 6, 2014

Two University of Pretoria students are facing displinary action, after a picture of them dressed as African domestic workers went viral.

The students were at a private party, covered in brown paint, wearing head scarves and had stuffed pillows under their skirts to enlarge their buttocks

The university has confirmed via statement,  that the students behaviour is unacceptable and  have brought the university's name into disrepute.

August 6, 2014

Orkney - Vuyani-Mawethu Secondary School pupils in the township of Khuma near Orkney in the North West were milling around the schoolyard on Wednesday morning as teachers tried to find a way to deal with damaged classrooms.

At least four classrooms were damaged on Tuesday when an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the province. The computer lab suffered the most damage with ceiling boards and bricks having fallen to the ground.

Some pupils were inside when the earthquake hit.

July 23, 2014

Limpopo police have arrested a 24year-old Unversity of Venda student, in connection with five murder cases at the campus and in Thohoyandou

This comes after four women  who were students at the university were killed same modus operandi since January.

The suspect is currently under police custody and is expected to appear at the Thohoyandou Magistrate court tomorrow facing murder and rape charges.

July 10, 2014

Pretoria - Judgment in the parole application of one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, Frikkie du Preez, would be handed down in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

According to Beeld, Du Preez's lawyers made the application on Tuesday.

This came after Du Preez and Christoff Becker's parole was revoked when a video emerged of the pair allegedly drinking alcohol and using a cellphone at the Kgosi Mampuru prison.

July 9, 2014

A man was killed when a truck and an SUV collided in Bapsfontein, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning, paramedics said.

The SUV driver, believed to be in his 50s, was trapped in his vehicle and died on scene, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries, and was taken to the Far East Rand Hospital.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

-SAPA

July 9, 2014

Police say two business robbery syndicates that have recently been uncovered have been operating with the same modus operandi as the infamous OR Tambo gang.

Eighteen people, including 11 officials from the South African Revenue Service, four police officers and two officers from the Gauteng traffic police were arrested in connection with robberies in the Johannesburg CBD, Langlaagte and Randburg in which foreign business owners had been targeted.

July 8, 2014

As Gauteng grapples with some of the lowest temperatures experienced this year, emergency services say they will be on alert especially in areas deemed high risk.

Residents have been warned to brace themselves for early morning temperatures of around -6°C for the next two days.

There are warnings for people to be more vigilant when keeping warm after a spate of shack fires in informal settlements across the country since the start of winter with scores being left homeless.

July 8, 2014

A radio DJ suspected of killing his girlfriend was arrested in Soweto on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

"We had been searching for him since last week. He was arrested today for murder," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The 32-year-old girlfriend was stabbed several times and locked in a flat in Jabulani, Soweto, on June 29.

Th man apparently phoned the woman's friend and confessed to killing her, police said at the time.

The man is a presenter at Soweto-based community radio station, Jozi FM.

July 2, 2014

A R50,000 reward has been offered for the arrest of a radio DJ who allegedly killed his girlfriend in Jabulani, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

"The R50,000 is offered to anyone who has information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect. Police continue to search for him," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

The DJ's 32-year-old girlfriend was stabbed several times and locked in a flat in Jabulani on Sunday.

The man then phoned the woman's friend and told her he had killed her.

June 24, 2014

JOHANNESBURG- Gauteng police are still investigating the killing of eight illegal miners at a gold mine in Benoni at the weekend, a spokesman said.

June 24, 2014

Johannesburg - Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast on Monday announced a South Africa-Canada Chamber of Business (SACCB), the Canadian High Commission said.

It would provide a forum for Canadian companies and investors in South Africa, spokesperson Valery Yiptong said in a statement.

"The bilateral chamber will present a collective voice for Canadian companies and will inform its members of developments in policies and regulations that may affect their businesses, and advocate on their behalf."

June 23, 2014

GA-RANKUWA - Health officials in Gauteng say they are still waiting to receive a report into a shooting at one of its busiest hospitals.

The department is trying to determine how a man was allowed to enter the hospital with a weapon.

When he arrived at the hospital he shot and injured his girlfriend.

The man opened fire at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa on Saturday morning, injuring his girlfriend.

June 23, 2014

In the build-up to the State of the Province Address (SoPA), the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) is inviting the residents of the province to offer their suggestions on what they think Gauteng Premier David Makhura should include in his very first address next Friday.

The Pointers for Premier campaign aims to solicit ideas from ordinary residents of Gauteng on service delivery matters they wish Premier Makhura to address in his first SoPA scheduled to take place on 27 June 2014.

June 20, 2014

The City of Johannesburg has embarked on collaboration with the CIDA City Campus University that will enable the training of 3000 Digital Ambassadors to assist with the role-out of 1000 free WiFi hotspots around the metropole.

Currently in the Big Apple, Mayor Parks Tau signed a memorandum of understanding with New York-based firm Africa Integras that will fund the initial phase of the training.

The Mayor is concluding a week-long visit to the United States where he also attended the New Cities Summit in Dallas, Texas.

June 19, 2014

A Johannesburg man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a shop in the city's business district after a customer tailed his gang afterwards, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Three men allegedly robbed the Vula Zonge shop at the corner of Bree and Loveday streets on Wednesday around 4pm, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said.

"They pretended to be customers, one of them pulled out a firearm and instructed every person to lie down."

June 18, 2014

Residents in and around Joburg are fumin over sporadic electricity outages despite Eskom insisting it is not load shedding

Business have raised concerns over money lost and food stock thrown away because they cannot operate without electricity

Yeterday residents in Soweto went on a rampage after being plunged into darkness for two days

 

June 11, 2014

Protesters barricaded Chris Hani Road in Diepkloof Zone Six, Soweto, with burning tyres and rocks on Wednesday morning, Gauteng traffic police said.

Spokesman Obed Sibasa advised motorists to avoid Chris Hani Road between Nicolus Street (Power Park) and the Soweto Empowerment Zone, which he referred to as the employment centre.

There was a strong police presence in the area.

Sibasa described the situation as "tense, unsafe, however under control".

June 5, 2014

Motorists are advised that traffic will be diverted between Dunkeld West and Parktown North this morning as members of the ANC youth legue are expected to march to the Mail and Gaurdian offices in Rosebank

The march which would be addressed by the leadership of three youth wings from the party would begin in Wyndham Park in Johannesburg and address the ANC youth legues claims that the publisher is counter revolutionary to the ANC

Last weeek the ANC marched to primedia protesting against a cartoon published
 

 

June 3, 2014

The Gauteng education department is investigating allegations that a teacher allegedly called black people "demons" at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein in Johannesburg.

May 30, 2014

A case of negligent and reckless driving has been opened after one of the paroled "Waterkloof four" was allegedly involved in an accident in Pretoria which left a woman seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.

No word on discipline for warders who allowed two of Waterkloof four to break rules No word on discipline for warders who allowed two of Waterkloof four to break rules
Becker sent to toughest prison in SA Becker sent to toughest prison in SA
Killer Becker transferred to Super-max Killer Becker transferred to Super-max

May 29, 2014

Two men have been arrested, after being found in possession of R20million worth of steroids in Silver Lakes Pretoria.

Hawks spokesperson, Paul Ramoloko says they were alerted by security  guards at the complex and then made the arrest.

The suspects are expected to appear at the Pretoria Magistrate court on Monday

May 27, 2014

The City of Joburg is expected to deliver its annual budget speech today, which is set to the biggest municipal budget to date.

The budget is expected to outline capital investments on health , job creation and infrastructure in the city.

Yesterday  the City of Tshwane unveiled their R28bn budget , making it the second largest budget after City of Joburg.

May 22, 2014

Holidaymakers can expect to pay more when driving down to Durban by November this year after KwaZulu Natal became the second province to have eTolls implemented

Roads agency Sanral has announced the fazing in of eToll technology at two toll plaza's in the province

May 22, 2014

Sanral would need close to R15 billion to upgrade the N3 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

The agency announced plans to implement etolls on the N2 and N3 in KZN by November this year