Monthly Archives: February 2019

Prevent schools from becoming death traps

Cabinet on Thursday condemned the reported increasing incidents of bullying, robberies and violence in some of the country’s schools, calling on joint efforts to address this. Since the start of the year, several incidents on school premises among pupils and between teachers and pupils have been reported and trended on social media. One disturbing incident involved five school learners between

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Let’s stop unacceptable practices by some religious leaders

Cabinet has urged people to work together to stop practices by some religious leaders who abuse people’s vulnerability and endanger their lives. “People approach religious institutions to gain spiritual fulfilment and psychological strength, especially when they are at their lowest and most vulnerable state,” Cabinet said in a statement following their regular meeting on Thursday. The call follows the recent

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Zinc mine to change the face of the Northern Cape

President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that Vedanta Resources Limited’s investment at its Gamsberg zinc mine is a step in the right direction towards changing the fortunes of the Northern Cape. Speaking at the opening of the mine, located near Aggeneys in the Northern Cape, President Ramaphosa said Vedanta has heeded South Africa’s call at the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference, in October,

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SABC to lose R120m in three years for participating in price-fixing

Johannesburg – The cash-strapped SABC will lose R120million over the next three years as a penalty for participating in price-fixing. Competition Commission spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said on Wednesday that the Competition Tribunal confirmed settlement agreements concluded with the SABC, Primedia and Ster-Kinekor. “The three media companies admitted to being involved in price-fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, in contravention

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Eskom warns of possible Stage 1 #LoadShedding on Thursday

Cape Town – The beleaguered power utility Eskom has warned of possible Stage 1 load shedding between 2pm and 10pm on Thursday. “Eskom regrets that there is an increased risk of Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 2pm until 10pm today as a result of a shortage of generating capacity. The load shedding risk remains high for today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday),

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