SABC News - Johannesburg


The price of petrol will cost 1 cent more in Gauteng.
Petrol price to stay flat in December

Friday 27 November 2015 20:25

The retail price of petrol in South Africa will stay largely unchanged at R12.40 from December 2, while wholesale diesel will dip by 0.35 %.


 Kenya Vice President William Ruto.
Kenya backs down from threat to leave ICC

Friday 27 November 2015 15:38

Kenya has backed down from its threat to quit the ICC, saying fellow member states gave the assurance it wanted over the trial of its vice-president.


Mi Casa back with bumper album

Friday 27 November 2015 11:30

Award winning and bestselling South African music group Mi Casa are back with a big new album of 25 tracks entitled “Home Sweet Home”.


It is being reported that some schools, such as those in the Free State, administered the ANAs on Thursday.
NATU/Basic Education clash over ANAs

Friday 27 November 2015 10:40

The National Teachers Union say that the ANA’s lack purpose and are being forced on teachers at a stressful time, while the Department of Education insists that ANAs are useful and must be written.


Several Pikitup workers return to work

Friday 27 November 2015 09:44

Some of Pikitup's striking workers have returned to work with at least one depot fully operational again.


Re-launch of NSA unveils its new identity

Friday 27 November 2015 00:07

The National Skills Authority was re-launched on Thursday in order to give the board a new corporate identity and introduce the new members to the public.


Cosatu Congress ends on a high note

Thursday 26 November 2015 23:29

Cosatu's 12th Congress closed on Thursday, with federation president Sdumo Dlamini telling delegates that a firm foundation for unity has been laid and it is up to them to continue building.


16 days of activism: The plight of forsaken infants

Thursday 26 November 2015 23:20

The link between unwanted pregnancies and the abandonment of new-borns is well documented.


Numsa would not have succeeded with appeal: Samwu

Thursday 26 November 2015 17:14

The National Union of Metalworkers of South African (Numsa) would not have not succeed in appealing its expulsion from Cosatu, the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) said on Thursday.


Unions must be held accountable for ANA's: DA

Thursday 26 November 2015 14:30

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Department of Basic Education to take disciplinary action against 400 000 teachers for refusing to implement Annual National Assessment (ANA) tests.


Cosatu says it is not backing down on its stance against labour brokers and e-tolls.
Minimum wage to be fully implemented by 2016: Cosatu

Thursday 26 November 2015 12:15

Cosatu is confident that the national minimum wage will be fully implemented by 2016.


Hafajee’s book puts racism under spotlight

Thursday 26 November 2015 11:53

Veteran journalist Ferial Hafajee says her new book seeks to awaken a debate on stereotypes that perpetuate racism in the country.


The on-going strike has caused major disruptions around Johannesburg CBD.
Pikitup gives stern warning to workers

Thursday 26 November 2015 11:15

Waste Management Company, Pikitup, has warned its workers that they will be fired if they don't return to work on Thursday morning.


SAA has admitted that the company is in a dire situation but denied that it was technically insolvent.
‘SAA board is performing executive duties’

Thursday 26 November 2015 10:00

Managing Director of OBC Aviation Consultants, Obert Chakarisa, says there are no clear distinctions between the roles performed by the board and executives at the South African Airways (SAA).


Kimi Makwetu says leadership in South Africa need to pay attention on how funds are allocated.
Swift action needed to tackle irregular expenditure

Thursday 26 November 2015 08:45

The Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says government needs swift action to address irregular expenditure.


South African Municipal Workers’ Union have downed tool in protest at alleged corruption.
Joburg City slams striking Pikitup workers

Thursday 26 November 2015 06:45

The City of Johannesburg late on Wednesday said it condemned the workers of Pikitup who are on strike for being "lawless".


ANA exams go ahead despite opposition

Thursday 26 November 2015 05:31

The Annual National Assessments are set to get underway on Thursday despite strong opposition by teacher unions.


Report reveals Cosatu’s R2.5 million deficit

Wednesday 25 November 2015 20:24

The Congress of South African Trade Unions financial report has revealed that the federation had a deficit of about R2.5 million in the 2014.


Pikitup strike affecting waste collections around Joburg

Wednesday 25 November 2015 17:04

The Pikitup strike has severely affected the collection of waste in some parts of Johannesburg.  


61% of Cosatu affiliates shedding members

Wednesday 25 November 2015 15:56

According to the federation's 2015 organisational report, 61% of its affiliates have lost over 300 000 members since 2012.


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