In The News South Africa

S.African provincial education department refutes suggestions teachers will lose jobs

JOHANNESBURG, December 11 – The education department in South Africa’s Gauteng province on Monday refuted what it said were insinuations by some school principals that teachers would lose jobs in 2018.   The department rejected a newspaper report over the weekend which quoted some school heads as saying teachers would be retrenched at institutions which […]

In The News South Africa Sport

Niemand’s exploits with bat and ball helps SA U19s clinch Youth Tri-Series final

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Jason Niemand took 3/52 and hit an unbeaten 60 off 53 balls to help the Coca-Cola South Africa Under-19s secure a three-wicket win over England in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Youth One-Day International Triangular Series final at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday. The visitors were restricted to 259 with five balls […]

In The News South Africa Sport

Chiefs coach Komphela dedicates victory over Plat Stars to their supporters

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela dedicated his team’s victory over Platinum Stars to their supporters after a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.     “We will record this as Christmas came early for our loyal supporters,” said Komphela after Siphiwe Tshabalala’s header in the 71st minute gave them victory.     “We […]

In The News South Africa

South Africa’s power firm Eskom treats pensioners to early Christmas present

UTRECHT December 11– Christmas came early for 100 pensioners in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province on Friday when state power utility Eskom treated them to lunch and food hampers as part of its corporate social investment programme. The event coincided with Eskom’s participation in a 16 day national campaign to fight violence against women and children. “I […]

Africa In The News South Africa

Kenyan teenager Mathew Kimeli steps up with victory in senior men’s cross country race

ITEN, Kenya, December 11– In his final month in the Under-20 ranks, 19-year-old Mathew Kimeli showed he is more than ready to make the transition into the seniors after winning the senior men’s 10km at the fourth Athletics Kenya Cross Country meeting in Iten on Saturday. One of Colm O’Connell’s newest proteges, Kimeli came to prominence […]

Business In The News South Africa

Troubled retailer Steinhoff appoints independent financial, operational advisors

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– International retail company Steinhoff, which has been caught up in an accounting irregularities scandal, on Monday said it has appointed Moelis & Company and AlixPartners as independent financial advisor and operational advisor respectively.     The beleaguered company also announced that it was rescheduling its regular annual lender meeting in London to […]