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School hairstyles code has sexual, racist connotations- Gender Links

Monday 29 August 2016 16:32

Gender Links CEO Colleen Lowe Morna says Pretoria Girls High’s code of conduct on hairstyles appropriate for the school have both sexual and racist connotations.


Sanco says the ANC need to visit its branches in the provinces to discuss challenges.
Sanco cites factionalism as challenge to ANC

Monday 29 August 2016 14:51

South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says factionalism is one of the major challenges that exist within the ANC.


AmaTuks kick off NFD season with a win

Monday 29 August 2016 12:21

Saturday’s opening day of the National First Division season saw wins for AmaTuks, Mthatha Bucks, Santos and Thanda Royal Zulu, while the KZN derby was drawn.


A 12 year old is also amongst those young mothers who have given birth.
Presidency slams teenage pregnancy

Monday 29 August 2016 12:15

The office of the Presidency has come out strongly to condemn, the shocking discovery of over 3000 under-age girls, who have been impregnated or have given birth.


Treatment of black learners at Pretoria school under the spotlight

Monday 29 August 2016 12:00

Commission of Gender Equality says black and white learners at Pretoria Girls High are not treated equally.


Panyaza Lesufi says he received a petition last Friday that black pupils are allegedly discouraged from doing hairstyles such as afros at Pretoria High.
Lesufi to probe reports of racism at Pretoria school

Monday 29 August 2016 08:45

The Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi will on Monday morning visits the Pretoria Girls High in Tshwane to investigate reports of racism at the school.


South Africa will cease to be a Member of the Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
SA to cease membership of SADC Troika on Politics

Monday 29 August 2016 07:54

South Africa is to end its membership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika on politics, defence and security.


Hlaudi Motsoeneng was honoured with an award for his role in promoting traditional music.
SABC COO honoured for promoting traditional music

Monday 29 August 2016 06:35

South African Traditional Music Awards has honoured SABC COO by establishing a category after Hlaudi Mostoeneng.


Presidency wishes to correct the erroneous impression created by a local newspaper that Cyril Ramaphosa has met ‘with officials from the Chinese Communist Party.
Ramaphosa did not meet Chinese because of stability concern:Presidency

Monday 29 August 2016 05:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday dismissed a report that he had met Chinese officials because of their concerns about economic and political stability in South Africa.


SACP sceptical of Gupta's sell-off move

Monday 29 August 2016 05:17

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says the party is treating the announcement by the Guptas that they intend to sell all their assets in South Africa with a great deal of scepticism.


Proteas ahead with New Zealand 38/3 at stumps

Sunday 28 August 2016 20:31

The Proteas declared their first innings closed on 481/8 shortly after tea on Sunday.


FIC must ensure Gupta assets sales are above board, says SACP

Sunday 28 August 2016 18:26

SACP called on the FIC to ensure that if any sales of the Gupta family’s South African shareholdings are effected, the Gupta family itself or close relatives are not the beneficial owners of the sale.


Conferences don’t solve problems: Mashatile

Sunday 28 August 2016 18:17

The ANC’s Gauteng province Chairperson, Paul Mashatile, says an earlier elective conference will not be useful in response to calls for one from the ANCYL and SACP.


SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande was addressing a news conference in Kempton Park in the East Rand.
SACP adds to call for urgent ANC conference

Sunday 28 August 2016 15:40

Pressure is mounting on the ANC to elect new leaders after the SACP and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) joined the ANC Youth League in asking for an urgent conference.


Argentina run out close-shave 26-24 victors over Boks

Sunday 28 August 2016 11:00

Argentina closed out a pulsating encounter in dramatic fashion to run out 26-24 winners over South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Buenos Aires.


ANC’s late councillor described as a hardworking woman

Sunday 28 August 2016 10:49

Late African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg councillor, Nonhlanhla Mthembu, has been described as a hardworking woman, who was committed to her community and party.


Jozi Book Fair aims to encourage people to read more

Sunday 28 August 2016 08:54

Jozi Book Fair organiser Oupa Lehulere says one of their main objectives is to encourage people to read more.


Oakbay employees safe despite decision to sell shares

Sunday 28 August 2016 07:20

Oakbay Investments has given the assurance that its employees will not be negatively affected by the Gupta family's decision to sell all its shareholdings in the country.


Gupta family not targeting Gordhan

Sunday 28 August 2016 05:58

The Gupta family has dismissed reports they are targeting Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, claiming to be victims of a political campaign.


Proteas dominate New Zealand on Day 1 of the 2nd Test

Saturday 27 August 2016 20:08

South Africa's national cricket team dominated proceedings on Day 1 of the second Test match against New Zealand at Centurion.


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