SABC News - Gauteng


International media have showed huge interest the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Global media praises live broadcast of Pistorius trial

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10:02

The international media has commended the South African government for allowing paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s trial to be broadcast live.


 Pretoria discovered 15 more military explosives at a Pretoria scrap yard.
Police appeal for information on scrapyard explosion

Tuesday 21 October 2014 06:24

The police have appealed for information on the location of old military explosive devices after a fatal explosion at a Pretoria West scrap yard on Monday morning.


Scrapyard explosion claims life

Monday 20 October 2014 17:19

Pretoria police have discovered fifteen more military explosives after what is believed to be a World War II canon went off inside a scrapyard in Pretoria West, killing one man and injuring another.


The Gauteng Health Department has 9 510 vacancies out of the more than 70 000 approved posts in the province.
Gauteng hospitals' high vacancy rate a worry

Monday 20 October 2014 12:53

The Democratic Alliance says the high vacancy rate is a major contributing factor for poor service in Gauteng hospitals.


The "Brickz" rape case was postponed to November 6 to allow the defence to be furnished with all the documents they needed.
Brickz rape case will proceed: NDPP

Monday 20 October 2014 11:45

The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.


Brickz’s lawyer, Dumisani Mabunda, says the rape case against his client is "weak and filled with holes."
NDPP to pronounce way forward on Brickz's case

Monday 20 October 2014 10:30

The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court is expected to hear on Monday whether the NDPP will proceed with the rape case against Kwaito musician, Sipho Charles Ndlovu, popularly known as "Brickz."


Tighter security to be enforced at shopping malls

Monday 20 October 2014 09:47

The President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, Marna van der Walt says greater security measures are to be instituted at shopping malls.


Two Limpopo escapees to appear in court

Sunday 19 October 2014 12:25

Two suspects who escaped from the Marble Hall police holding cells in Limpopo a few weeks ago have been re-arrested.


Mall robbery merchandise tracked to Nigeria

Saturday 18 October 2014 16:24

Police say Nigeria has emerged as the destination of many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spate of mall robberies across the country.


Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking at the funeral of 9-year-old Veronica Mofokeng in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
Ramaphosa pleads for protection of children

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:56

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has made an impassioned plea to communities to support the police in their fight against crimes in which children are killed.


E-tolls protesters set bills alight at Sanral offices

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:46

E-tolls protesters have set their bills alight in front of the offices of roads agency Sanral in Pretoria.


Greenpeace organised a send-off for David Barnard at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning.
SA runner off to Antarctica for gruelling marathon

Saturday 18 October 2014 12:25

South African environmental activist and ultra-marathon runner, David Barnard has left the country to participate in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica on Saturday.


 Parks Tau delivered the ANC’s political report at the 13th Johannesburg regional conference.
Tau slams corruption in the public sector

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:25

Chairperson of the African National Congress in Johannesburg, Parks Tau, has blamed corruption in the public sector for what he calls obsessive consumerism.


Numsa to join Cosatu in e-toll march

Saturday 18 October 2014 07:45

The National Union of Mine Workers of South Africa has thrown its weight behind Cosatu's planned protests against Gauteng e-tolls in Pretoria.


Land restitution must be debated properly: Minister

Friday 17 October 2014 20:44

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana says there should be further discussions around the issue of land restitution.


On Thursday a freak sandstorm whipped Gauteng and the Free State.
SA experiencing strange weather phenomena

Friday 17 October 2014 20:18

The past couple of days have seen the country experiencing strange weather phenomena.


President Jacob Zuma was addressing government officials at the official opening of the Department of Environmental Affairs' "Green Building" head office named Environment House.
Fight climate change: Zuma

Friday 17 October 2014 15:05

All South Africans should play an active role in the global fight against climate change, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.


Acting Group Executive of SABC News, Jimi Matthews.
The Complexion of Newsrooms changed: but old norms haunt us

Friday 17 October 2014 11:21

The mainstream media in South Africa follows the model assumed by the major western media houses when it comes to reporting on Africa, writes Jimi Matthews.


Cosatu urges Gauteng motorists to come in large numbers in support of Saturday's e-toll protest march to Sanral offices
Cosatu to up ante on anti e-toll campaigns: Dakile

Friday 17 October 2014 11:20

Cosatu says it is upping its campaign against the e-toll system despite the ANC Gauteng leadership’s recent pronouncement that they are against the system.


Motorists were also affected by the sandstorm which hit parts of the country on Thursday.
Sandstorm experienced in four provinces

Friday 17 October 2014 09:00

The South African Weather Service says the widespread sandstorm late on Thursday was experienced in parts of the Free State, Gauteng, North West province and Limpopo.  


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