SABC News - Gauteng


Chief economist at Econometrix, Dr Azar Jammine.
ANC commitment to radical change not new: economist

Monday 23 January 2017 19:50

According to Dr Azar Jammine, the ANC has not implemented its commitment to radical economic transformation, and the ruling party's re-commitment to transform the economy is not new.


Justice and Correctional Services Deputy Minister, John Jeffery, says the revised bill aims to promote and protect women who are members of the traditional courts.
Cabinet approves Traditional Courts Bill

Monday 23 January 2017 19:39

The cabinet approval of Traditional Courts Bill has been made public in Pretoria.


Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh left the Gambia on Saturday for exile in Equatorial Guinea.
Uncertainty over whether Jammeh will return to Gambia

Monday 23 January 2017 19:31

Commentators are doubtful that former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will ever return to his country, despite a joint statement that Jammeh will only be leaving the country temporarily.


Julius Malema was speaking during a media briefing in Johannesburg.
Malema weighs in on ANC succession debate

Monday 23 January 2017 18:55

Julius Malema says outgoing African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will succeed President Jacob Zuma as the African National Congress President, if President Zuma so chooses.


Pali Lehohla said compared to their white compatriots, black South Africans were also currently enduring much lower pass rates at universities.
All kids have right to education: Lehohla

Monday 23 January 2017 18:09

Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday said necessary interventions are required to ensure that all deserving South African children get quality education.


Radio personality and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo walked out of the service.
LGBTI community disappointed by pastor’s comments

Monday 23 January 2017 17:00

The gay and lesbian community have expressed shock and disappointment at the "anti-homosexual" views of a guest pastor's sermon at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto on the weekend.


Julius Malema has slated Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, speaking during a media briefing in Johannesburg.
Backing Mkhwebane was a grave mistake: Malema

Monday 23 January 2017 14:17

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party’s national programme of action centralises political programmes towards branches of the EFF.


Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Monday 23 January 2017 09:22

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7.


NUM opposes AngloGold Ashanti's pan to dismiss hundreds of workers

Monday 23 January 2017 08:46

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is shocked and disappointed at the announcement by AngloGold Ashanti to dismiss hundreds of workers.


DA laments shock report on Gauteng patient deaths

Monday 23 January 2017 06:31

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng on Sunday expressed concern at a report that as many as 80 psychiatric patients may have died in Gauteng.


Team SA demonstrated unity: Ramaphosa

Monday 23 January 2017 05:42

As team South Africa arrives after four days of robust discussions at the World Economic Forum, the team is satisfied that the right messages was put out.


Spokesperson for the Health Department, Steve Mabona, says Qedani Mahlangu requested an extension to look into the report due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Gauteng Health Dept refutes claims around psychiatric patients deaths

Monday 23 January 2017 02:07

The Gauteng Health Department has refuted claims that the MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, deliberately delayed responding to a report regarding the deaths of psychiatric patients.


The sinkhole developed more than six months ago but nothing has been done to close it.
Sinkhole has Khutsong residents living in fear

Sunday 22 January 2017 19:32

Khutsong residents are living in fear as a sinkhole has damaged their homes


ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak, says the father was successfully resuscitated on scene and is currently in hospital.
Mother and child die in crash near Brakpan

Sunday 22 January 2017 16:31

A mother and her child have died, while the father and eight year old son are in a critical condition after crash near Brakpan.


The DA  is also calling for the release of the Health Ombudsman's report.
DA wants report on deaths of psychiatric patients

Sunday 22 January 2017 15:27

The Democratic Alliance says it is concerned that more than twice the reported number of psychiatric patients may have died in Gauteng last year


 Water flooded Jubilee Mall following heavy rain on Saturday.
Jubilee Mall shop owners calculating losses after floods

Sunday 22 January 2017 15:25

Shop owners are calculating their losses and cleaning their premises following heavy floods at the Jubilee Mall in Hammaskraal, north of Pretoria.


Police pounced on the suspects at the house where the teenager was kept.
Four arrested for human trafficking in Joburg

Sunday 22 January 2017 11:35

Gauteng Police have arrested two Nigerian men and two South African women for human trafficking in Randburg, north of Johannesburg.


Four people who were part of an abalone syndicate were found guilty of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and contraventions of the Marine Living Resources Act in CPT.
Abalone syndicate found guilty in Cape Town court

Sunday 22 January 2017 08:30

Four people who were part of an abalone syndicate were found guilty of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and contraventions of the Marine Living Resources Act in Cape Town.


The politically-connected Gupta family’s company Oakbay has made “sensational and politically-driven” claims and allegations designed National Treasury said on Saturday.
'Oakbay’s claims are sensational and politically-driven'

Sunday 22 January 2017 07:01

The Gupta family’s company, Oakbay, has made “sensational and politically-driven” claims and allegations to deflect issues raised in Pravin Gordhan's court application, National Treasury said.


Tshepo Tladi’s family is seeking answers as to what happened on the night he died.  
Saps promises to cooperate in Tshepo Tladi murder investigation

Saturday 21 January 2017 18:56

The South African Police Services has promised to fully cooperate with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate‘s investigation into the murder of Tshepo Tladi.


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