SABC News - Johannesburg


 The Gauteng Department of Education has delivered mobile classrooms.
Gauteng primary school receives mobile classrooms

Thursday 29 January 2015 20:03

The Gauteng Department of Basic Education has delivered five mobile classrooms to a Johannesburg school where pupils were learning under a tree.


Clive Derby Lewis suffers from an advanced lung cancer.
Derby Lewis, De Kock, and Barnard to know their fate on Friday

Thursday 29 January 2015 19:31

Old wounds have been re-opened as the nation awaits Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision on whether apartheid assassins will be released on parole.  


 Shops owned by foreigners were looted last week.
Soweto businesses meet to discuss impact of riots

Thursday 29 January 2015 18:57

Business organisations in Soweto are meeting to discuss the impact of last week's riots. Foreign shop owners have fled the country's largest township.


Several people have been wounded in a Bedforview shootout.
Four people wounded in Bedfordview shooting

Thursday 29 January 2015 13:43

A number of people have been shot and wounded during a cash heist at Bedford Centre, east of Johannesburg.  


The police officers are unhappy about alleged racism among other grievances.
Douglasdale police officers on go-slow

Thursday 29 January 2015 10:08

Police officers at the Douglasdale police station Johannesburg have been on a go-slow since the early hours of Thursday.


ANC calls for competent and effective municipalities

Thursday 29 January 2015 09:25

African National Congress (ANC) treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says all municipalities must always respond to concerns of communities like grass cutting, proving people with water and electricity.


Bafana Bafana’s arrival delayed

Thursday 29 January 2015 07:00

Bafana Bafana will not be returning home from their African Cup of Nations (Afcon), campaign on Thursday morning as expected.


Wits SRC threatens to march over NSFAS funds

Thursday 29 January 2015 05:48

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has no proof that over 2600 Wits University students have not been offered aid in 2015.


Power grid remains vulnerable and under pressure

Wednesday 28 January 2015 20:08

Eskom stopped load shedding earlier than scheduled on Wednesday, but says the grid will remain vulnerable and under pressure throughout the week.


Arrested Soweto residents released on bail

Wednesday 28 January 2015 18:49

The first group of people arrested during the violent Soweto lootings has been released on bail.


Joseph Motsamai Semitjie was convicted of reckless and negligent driving in 2013.
Blue light driver gets five years

Wednesday 28 January 2015 12:15

The driver of the blue light vehicle who knocked over a teenager while going through a red traffic light has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.


Sipho Mamize, General Manager of Afrika Tikkun's Wings of Life Centre in Diepsloot, says looters are not aware of what they are doing until they are faced with the law.
Mob mentality blamed for looting

Wednesday 28 January 2015 10:05

The looting of foreign owned shops in various townships has sparked much debate in different circles in the country.


 SACP says Clive Derby-Lewis’ family are using his health to secure him parole.
Derby-Lewis must tell the truth: SACP

Wednesday 28 January 2015 08:55

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says Clive Derby-Lewis must not be released on parole because he has not disclosed the whole truth about its former leader Chris Hani’s murder.


The H.E.S.S. telescope is a system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the energy range of 30 GeV to 100 TeV.
SA scientists make ground breaking gamma-ray discovery

Tuesday 27 January 2015 12:24

Wits University astronomers have discovered three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.


 Joel Dikgole, Xolani Qubeka, Mduduzi Manana and Blade Nzimande addressed the TNA Business Briefing.
Nzimande defends role of Seta's

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:24

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says South Africa is fortunate to have the Sector Education and Training Authorities (Seta).


Govt needs to find root cause of Soweto lootings: UNHRC

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:05

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it’s concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.


Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu.
Laws regulating foreign owned spazas must be fast tracked: Zulu

Tuesday 27 January 2015 08:49

Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says legislation regulating foreign owned spaza shops in townships needs to be fast tracked.  


Makhura must act now on corruption: DA

Tuesday 27 January 2015 08:32

The DA in Gauteng says Premier David Makhura must use the corruption allegations levelled against former Health MEC Brian Hlongwa to root out corruption in the province.


Dramat still on suspension

Monday 26 January 2015 16:38

Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant-General Anwa Dramat, will continue to remain on suspension.


Eskom implements power cuts

Monday 26 January 2015 12:48

According to power utility Eskom, load shedding has begun across the country due to technical problems at power stations.


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