SABC News - Johannesburg


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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