Monthly Archives: March 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Occupations in High Demand are defined as jobs that show relatively strong employment growth and/or are experiencing shortages in the labour market, or which are

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Inroads made in police promotions, pay progressions

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has made major inroads in its drive to promote thousands of officers, Police Minister Bheki Cele has announced.  The announcement came amid threats of industrial action in the SAPS over skewed promotions.  Addressing media at the Gauteng SAPS provincial headquarters, Cele said the issue of promotions — which is backlogged by 69 219 personnel

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Motshekga saddened by Mondeor learner stabbing

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed shock and sadness at the death of 19-year old Kulani Mathebula, a Grade 11 learner at Mondeor High School. Mathebula was attacked and sustained fatal stab wounds while on his way to school on Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies are investigating the criminal act, while Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and his team are

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Some Soweto taxi routes to shut down

The Witwatersrand Taxi Association (WATA) and Nanduwe taxi associations have until Friday to close their taxi ranks. The decision, which was announced on Wednesday, was taken due to the on-going conflict between the two associations over routes, which has led to the death of four people since January.   Practically, what this means is that specific taxi ranks and routes in

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