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Skills shortages a challenge in the water sector

Monday 26 September 2016 17:37

While drought continues to ravage parts of the country, scientists and industry leaders in the water sector are bemoaning the dearth of skills in the industry.

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Fees protests flare up at UJ

Monday 26 September 2016 17:18

Lectures have been suspended and the library closed at the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus.

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NUM backs Ramaphosa to lead ANC

Monday 26 September 2016 14:31

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's chances of becoming the next leader of South Africa got a boost on Monday when a powerful mining union backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

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Sundowns express relief at changed fixtures

Monday 26 September 2016 14:26

Coach Pitso Mosimane has admitted that the heavy schedule faced by his team is taking its toll on his players.

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UKZN to continue with classes despite protest threats  

Monday 26 September 2016 10:54

The University of KwaZulu-Natal maintains classes will continue despite various social media messages threatening non-striking students to stay away from campuses.

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Wits vice Chancellor demoralised by acts of violence

Monday 26 September 2016 08:20

Wits University vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib says he is saddened and demoralised by the acts of violence by students.

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Wits university students have vowed to continue protesting.
DA calls for safety at tertiary institutions

Monday 26 September 2016 05:55

The DA  has urged universities, the Department of Higher Education and police to work together to ensure that students and staff are safe on campuses as the week starts.

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Women can be powerful leaders: Dlamini

Monday 26 September 2016 05:50

The head of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League, Bathabile Dlamini, says female leaders in South Africa have the ability to take office as President.

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South African cricketer, Temba Bavuma.
Bavuma seals record win over Ireland

Sunday 25 September 2016 21:39

Temba Bavuma became only the second South African to score a debut century as the Proteas began their limited-overs season with a record 206-run win over Ireland.

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Sanco has called on university students to isolate and marginalise forces that are determined to destabilise higher education.
Students should isolate forces destabilising education: Sanco

Sunday 25 September 2016 20:23

Those behind acts of violence and the destruction of education infrastructure must be unmasked and put behind bars, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday.

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Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan.
ANCYL issues challenge to Gordhan

Sunday 25 September 2016 19:27

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has challenged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to divulge information on whether he has shares in private companies.

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ANCYL warns against ongoing burning of university property

Sunday 25 September 2016 18:42

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Sunday sent "a strongest message of caution to all students in institution of higher learning against the ongoing burning of university property”.

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South African Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.
Government is on track to achieving NDP's key objectives: Motshekga

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:27

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, says government is on track to achieving the National Development Plan's (NDP) key objectives.

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Binder wins motorcycle world championship

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:17

Brad Binder has secured South Africa's first motorcycle world championship in 36 years with four races still left in the season.

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Students say that Wits University has threatened to shutdown student residences.
Students accuse Wits University of planting bombs

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:01

Wits University students have accused the institution of planting the three bombs that were found on the Braamfontein campus on Saturday as a scare tactic.

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Wiesmann went missing last weekend while he was attending a wedding at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.
Body of missing Swiss man found

Sunday 25 September 2016 16:16

The body of Swiss national Nick Wiesmann, 76, who went missing last weekend at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Mbombela, has been found.

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Afro Folk songstress to perform at the Soweto Theatre

Sunday 25 September 2016 09:41

East London born independent singer and songwriter, Msaki, is to perform at the Soweto Theatre on Sunday afternoon.

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Wits SRC urges parents to attend meeting to fight for free education

Sunday 25 September 2016 06:55

Wits SRC Ssecretary-general Fasiha Hassan, has called on parents to attend a meeting at the university's Solomon Mahlangu House on Sunday, to discuss their participation in the free education fight.

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Bidvest Wits were meant to face first placed Orlando Pirates at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.
Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates game cancelled

Saturday 24 September 2016 20:57

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has called off Saturday evening's scheduled Absa Premiership fixture between Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates due to student unrest.

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Lesotho's Namakoe Nkhasi wins inaugural Joburg 10 kilometre race

Saturday 24 September 2016 19:57

Lesotho's Namakoe Nkhasi has won the Inaugural Joburg 10-kilometer race in the time of 29 minutes and 48 seconds.

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