SABC News - Johannesburg


Home Affairs to deploy more staff at OR Tambo Airport

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:55

The Home Affairs Department says it'll bring in additional staff to assist at the Immigration office at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport during the festive season.


Giraffes reclassified as endangered species

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:46

Giraffes are now classified as an endangered species with the number of giraffes dropping from 151 000 to 97 000 over 30 years.


Nehawu joins calls for Zuma to step down

Thursday 8 December 2016 17:59

The National Health and Allied Workers’ Union says President Jacob Zuma should make a bold step and resign from being the country's President.


Education dept says 20% maths pass is a once off measure

Thursday 8 December 2016 16:02

The Department of Basic Education has defended its controversial decision to drop the maths pass rate to a mere 20% for grade 7 to 9 pupils.


Mashaba defends comments on foreign nationals

Thursday 8 December 2016 12:31

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has defended his statements that foreign nationals who are in Johannesburg without documentation are linked to criminal activity in the city.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK won’t easily find post-Brexit trade partners in Commonwealth

Thursday 8 December 2016 07:12

Since the so-called Brexit, there has been a resurgence in the importance of the Commonwealth to the UK.


Numsa says its new workers’ party will focus on improving the lives of the poor and working class.
Numsa forges ahead with new party ahead of 2019 elections

Thursday 8 December 2016 06:00

A new political party that champions the rights of workers is on the cards ahead of the 2019 general elections.


Kyalami, CT emerge as Grand Prix host contenders

Wednesday 7 December 2016 20:34

The Kyalami race track in Midrand has re-emerged as a top contender to host a Formula One Grand Prix if it's to be held in South Africa in the future.


SABC briefs media following walkout in parliament

Wednesday 7 December 2016 14:53

The SABC Board Chair Mbulaheni Maguvhe claims he was bullied by members of the committee. Maguvhe is addressing a media briefing in Cape Town.


Psychologist advocates post-prison treatment for sexual offenders

Wednesday 7 December 2016 12:45

Clinical Psychologist Simphiwe Sinkoyi, says more needs to be done to rehabilitate sexual offenders.


IfMalemaWas-President trends on Twitter

Wednesday 7 December 2016 11:30

Social media users took to Twitter to express their wishes or what could possibly happen if EFF leader Julius Malema was the country’s president.


 David Makhura says disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against 125 government officials allegedly involved in financial misconduct.
Twitter praises for Gauteng’s anti-corruption drive

Wednesday 7 December 2016 08:25

Twitter users have welcomed the Gauteng Political Report delivered by Premier David Makhura in the Legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday.


SA women soccer teams battle for 2016 Sasol League title

Wednesday 7 December 2016 05:39

Banyana Banyana players attended the 2016 Sasol League National Championships which kicked off in earnest on Tuesday at the D’Almeida Stadium in Mosselbaai, Western Cape.


SA outpacing global nations in online mobile adoption

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:48

The 2016 Nielsen Mobile Shopping, Banking and Payment Survey, shows that South Africans are outpacing global nations in online mobile adoption.


Gauteng officials in hot water over financial misconduct

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:35

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against 125 government officials allegedly involved in financial misconduct.


Sifiso Ncwane died of kidney failure on Monday.
Celebrities express shock at Ncwane’s passing

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:10

Prominent South Africans have sent their condolences to well-known Gospel singer, Sifiso Ncwane on Twitter.


SA’s economy continues to slow down

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:00

South Africa's economy continues to slow down as different sectors are being affected negatively by both domestic and international factors.


Ncwane described as a go-getter

Tuesday 6 December 2016 10:00

As tributes continue pouring in for the late gospel singer, Sfiso Ncwane, music producer Tshepo Nzimande has described him as a go-getter.


Innovative ideas needed to curb road fatalities

Tuesday 6 December 2016 08:15

As the festive season kicks off, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and traffic officers will on Tuesday meet to discuss new and innovative ways of reducing road fatalities in the country.


Moody's affirms Sanral’s investment grade ratings

Tuesday 6 December 2016 07:20

Ratings agency Moody's has affirmed the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) current investment grade ratings of BAA3, but downgraded the outlook to negative.


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