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Scholar patroller accused of molesting 87 schoolchildren abandons bail bid

JOHANNESBURG, October 25 – The 57-year-old scholar patroller, accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a large group of learners at a primary school in Soweto, abandoned his bail at the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Dennis Mabasa for the patroller told Magistrate Ronald Zakwe that he was instructed to abandon the bail application pending the finalisation of […]

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Major cost pressure on higher education

PARLIAMENT, October 25 – Despite South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, earlier this year vowing that free higher education could become a reality as early as 2018, Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) revealed glaring gaps in funding for the country’s students.     According to the MTBPS, the National Student Financial Aid […]

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National Treasury to work with public enterprises to right Eskom

PARLIAMENT,  October 25 – A team of experts from National Treasury will work with the department of public enterprises to correct governance and financial management problems at Eskom, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said in his medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday. He singled out the power utility as a source of particular concern for government, […]

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Finance Minister’s medium-term budget speech delayed by opposition

PARLIAMENT, October 25  – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday tried to prevent South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba from delivering his maiden medium term budget policy statement, calling him a “criminal” and a “Gupta boy”. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was the first to jump up, exclaiming: “We can’t allow Mr. Gigaba to address […]