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Gauteng teachers to return to schools after protest over racism

JOHANNESBURG, September 27 – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Wednesday agreement was reached with the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) that all teachers from Klipspruit-West Secondary School and those who were participating in a sympathetic withdrawal protest from about 30 schools in Eldorado Park would return to their posts. Racial tensions […]

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Zimbabwe drifting towards another “2008”

PRETORIA, September 27 – Opposition parties in Zimbabwe, under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) on Wednesday warned that the socio-economic situation in the country was deteriorating to the levels previously seen in 2008. “We are fast trending towards 2008. They [the government of Zimbabwe] are printing bond notes to bankroll their 2018 election campaign. Sad […]

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Grayston Bridge inquiry postponed to 2018

JOHANNESBURG, September 27 – The Commission of inquiry into the Grayston Drive/M1 pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse was postponed to 2018, with the possibility of 20 more witnesses being called. This follows a two-day sitting at the Department of Labour offices in Pretoria. The Section 32 inquiry was set-up by the Department of Labour following […]

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Disclose your donors – court tells political parties

JOHANNESBURG, September  27 – South Africa’s political parties should be required to disclose the source of their funding, a court ruled on Wednesday, potentially exposing the patronage networks that have influenced power in the two decades since apartheid. The ruling by the Western Cape High Court, which orders parliament to amend access-to-information laws, comes against […]