SABC News - Johannesburg


SABC Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the SABC will still cover protests, but will not show footage of violence.
SABC clarifies stance on coverage of violent protests

Friday 27 May 2016 20:45

The SABC has clarified its position with regard to reports that it will stop coverage of violent protests on its various platforms.


Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says motivating athletes by rewarding them when they excel is the least they could do to show their appreciation for their hard work as a nation.
Mbalula offers bonus for SA Comrades winners

Friday 27 May 2016 20:12

Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has offered a R100 000 bonus for a South African winner in both the men’s and women’s race in the Comrades Marathon on Sunday.


Violent protests erupted on Thursday in Ennerdale over poor service delivery.
Ennerdale task team gets to work

Friday 27 May 2016 19:38

A task team set up to investigate more than a decade of alleged poor service delivery in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg - has begun its work.


Advocate George Bizos and retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikganag Moseneke were the executors of the estate.
More than R 22 million distributed to beneficiaries of Mandela estate

Friday 27 May 2016 16:28

More than R22 million in cash has been distributed on Friday in terms of Nelson Mandela's will.


SANEF says the SABC should use creative ways to tell violent protest stories instead of not broadcasting them at all.
SANEF slams SABC plan on violent protests

Friday 27 May 2016 14:34

The South African National Editors Forum has called on the South African Broadcasting Cooperation to review its decision not to broadcast footage of public property being destroyed during protests.


Eskom gets tough on copper cables thieves

Friday 27 May 2016 10:00

Power utility, Eskom, has warned those who continue to damage its infrastructure and steal copper cables, that they will be met with the full might of the law.


Steering committee to meet following Ennerdale protests

Friday 27 May 2016 07:28

A steering committee set up by Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile following Thursday’s protests in Ennerdale south of Johannesburg is expected to meet on Friday morning.


Manufacturing sector faces further job cuts

Friday 27 May 2016 06:00

Thousands of jobs are expected to be lost in the manufacturing sector as the slowdown in the economy continues.


Krejcir case rolls over to Friday

Thursday 26 May 2016 19:37

The state will resume with replying to the defence's application for further particulars in relation to the charges facing their clients.


Residents went on the rampage earlier on Thursday, blockading roads with burning tyres and rocks.
Mashatile sets up steering committee for Ennerdale

Thursday 26 May 2016 18:16

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile has set up a steering committee to look into issues raised by protesting residents of Ennerdale, south of Johanneburg.


The Romanian-born coach collapsed in a Johannesburg mall.
Former Bafana coach Ted Dumitru dies

Thursday 26 May 2016 15:05

Former Bafana Bafana, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Ted Dumitru has died of a heart attack.


Qedani Mahlangu has been tabling her department's budget for the 2016 and 2017 financial year in the Gauteng Legislature.
Gauteng sets aside R1.2 billion for health

Thursday 26 May 2016 12:18

The Gauteng Health Department will spend R1.2 billion towards ensuring that patients needing urgent medical attention are attended to on time.


Rand steady, stocks edge up in early trade

Thursday 26 May 2016 10:09

The rand steadied against the dollar supported by investor appetite for riskier assets that was nonetheless tempered by the possibility that the US Federal Reserve may raise interest rates.


Faith Muthambi says their goal as the department of communication is to provide universal access and give information to citizens.
Minister pushes to develop communication

Thursday 26 May 2016 09:20

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says her department is specifically focussing on developing communication.


Eskom, Soweto residents at loggerheads over debt

Thursday 26 May 2016 08:30

Eskom national spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says that the power utility will only freeze interest on debt owed by residents in Soweto.


Zakes Mda says South Africans have now adopted the norm of reading.
Zakes Mda highlights significance of storytelling

Thursday 26 May 2016 08:15

South Africa's award-winning novelist and playwright, Zakes Mda, says it is so amazing how people appreciate a writer’s skill.


The Ennerdale residents are protesting over housing issues.
Service delivery protest erupts in Ennerdale

Thursday 26 May 2016 08:00

Residents of Ennerdale and Lawley south of Johannesburg have blockaded roads, in and around the area including the Golden Highway, with burning tyres and rocks.  


Calls for tolerance made on Africa Day

Wednesday 25 May 2016 21:26

Africa Day was marked with festivities across the continent, including celebrations in Yeoville and the Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture in Ginsberg.


SABC to broadcast Euro 2016 games

Wednesday 25 May 2016 20:39

The SABC has announced the acquisition of the rights for EURO 2016 for its TV and Radio platforms.


Revamped Old Vereeniging Road a win for safety and economic growth

Wednesday 25 May 2016 19:44

The revamped Old Vereeniging Road in the south of Johannesburg has been opened as of Wednesday.


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