SABC News - Gauteng


South Africans UNITE4MANDELA

Friday 21 November 2014 20:00

South Africans from all walks of life are expected to participate in the UNITE4MANDELA initiative which takes place in Tshwane on Saturday.  


Swimmers Shaun Harris, Gerhard Zandberg, Giulio Zorzi, and Cameron van der Burgh.
Legendary SA swimmers relay for 'Movember'

Friday 21 November 2014 18:05

Four swimming teams, including four legendary South African swimmers, took to the pool at the Tuks Sports Centre.


Govt launches scheme aimed at improving lives of farmers

Friday 21 November 2014 17:53

Many of farm workers spend their lives working on farms and retire with nothing. However, 87 of the 140 employees at the Tropical Mushrooms Farm have become shareholders.


 Mandela Sports and Culture Day is aimed at commemorating SA’s first black president.
All systems go for Mandela Sports, Culture day

Friday 21 November 2014 16:05

Over 25 000 people will participate in the Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day on Saturday.


Gauteng hospitals running short of anaesthetic drugs

Friday 21 November 2014 14:05

A dire shortage of anaesthetic drugs has forced the cancellation of most non-urgent surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital this week.


Gauteng police say the two police court orderlies were arrested on Thursday
Two police officers nabbed following prison escape

Friday 21 November 2014 11:05

Two policemen have been arrested for helping a kidnapping suspect escape from custody at the Protea Magistrates Court.


 Jacob Zuma says given our experiences, the campaign against racism in sport finds a natural home in South Africa
President Jacob Zuma's address at the Global Watch Summit

Friday 21 November 2014 10:23

President Jacob Zuma says this year we are celebrating 20 years of democracy and 20 years since we defeated apartheid.


President Jacob Zuma will give the keynote address at the Global Watch Summit at nine o'clock.
Zuma to address summit on racism in sport

Friday 21 November 2014 07:05

The Global Watch Summit against racism in sport continues at Emperors Palace, east of Johannesburg on Friday.


Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says more money will be spent of infrastructure development.
Gauteng budget increased to over R87 billion

Thursday 20 November 2014 16:17

The Gauteng government's budget has been adjusted by over R230 million from R86.9 billion to R87.2 billion for the 2014/15 financial year.


Interviews for IEC Chairperson position have started

Thursday 20 November 2014 16:01

Panelists say impartiality and transparency are key attributes they are looking for in candidates for the IEC Commissioner post.


Flights between Poland, KZN to boost tourism

Thursday 20 November 2014 14:55

KZN Tourism Marketing manager, Boni Mchunu says the newly introduced direct flight route from Poland to Durban's King Shaka International will help the growing number of tourists coming to KZN.


Zwelinziva Vavi says robust discussions have paved the way for further dialogue within Cosatu.
Task team to decide on Vavi’s future

Thursday 20 November 2014 13:01

Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's future will be decided through a political process involving the ANC Task Team.


Gaillard says through sport there can be an influence in the wider society
UEFA speaks out against racism in sport

Thursday 20 November 2014 12:10

William Gaillard Senior Adviser to the President of UEFA says racism and discrimination still exist in society worldwide but the main duty is to make sure that sport is free from racism


Four people who sustained gunshot wounds were declared dead on the scene.
Death toll to rises to five in Boksburg taxi violence

Thursday 20 November 2014 11:10

The death toll from Thursday morning's suspected taxi violence at a taxi rank in Windmill Park near Boksburg on Gauteng's East Rand has risen to five.


Taegrin Morris died after he was dragged alongside his mother's hijacked vehicle as it sped off.
Disagreements between NPA, police over Taegrin Morris case

Thursday 20 November 2014 10:36

A war of words has erupted between the police and the NPA over the dropping of charges in the murder case of four-year-old toddler Taegrin Morris.


E-Tolls Review Panel hearings are being held in Pretoria.
Motorists will continue to finance e-toll: Transport Dept

Thursday 20 November 2014 07:30

The Transport Department says road users will continue to finance the e-toll system while government is looking for different funding models for road infrastructure in Gauteng.


Blue light driver back in court for sentencing

Thursday 20 November 2014 07:05

Sentencing proceedings of blue light driver Joseph Semitjie, who knocked over biker Thomas Ferreira is expected to continue in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday.


‘Sanral responsible for implementing govt policies’

Wednesday 19 November 2014 20:15

Sanral CEO Nazir Ali says the public should change its thinking about the parastatal, as its mandate is not to make profit, but mainly to implement government policies.


Taegran Morris after being dragged for several hours outside his mother's hijacked vehicle.
Police to review Taegran Morris’ case

Wednesday 19 November 2014 20:05

Police will review a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority to withdraw charges against Thamsanqa Twala in the case involving the death of four-year-old Taegran Morris.


Seroke, Sibiya to battle for SA junior lightweight title

Wednesday 19 November 2014 16:40

Ethembeni Promotion has had its pre-fight medical ahead of this weekend's South African Junior Lightweight title fight between Jasper Seroke and Sipho Koos Sibiya.


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