SABC News - Pretoria


The CWU has revised its initial demand for a 15% wage hike to 8%.
Post Office strike could soon be over

Wednesday 29 October 2014 19:00

Striking South African Post Office workers could go back to work as early as Monday.


The implementation of these specifications is aimed at reducing plastic litter in the environment and promoting the re-use and recycling of plastic bags.
Revised specs for “greener” plastic bags

Wednesday 29 October 2014 14:47

National Regulators for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has announced revised compulsory specifications for plastic carrier bags and flat bags to be implemented in the next 18 months.


One of Alf Kumalo's rare portraits on Nelson Mandela
Rare Mandela portrait to go under the hammer

Wednesday 29 October 2014 09:45

A rare and intimate family portrait of Nelson Mandela and his family goes on auction in Cape Town on Wednesday.


Judge Nico Coetzee praised the state saying they have done what is required in presenting the evidence against the accused.
Diepsloot child killer awaits sentencing

Wednesday 29 October 2014 06:20

The Diepsloot child rapist and killer, Ntokozo Hadebe, will be sentenced in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.


The Road Accident Fund’s revenue has increased by 13% to R20.6 billion.
RAF pays out record R22 billion

Wednesday 29 October 2014 06:03

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) paid out over R22 billion to crash survivors in the 2013/14 financial year, chief executive Eugene Watson said on Tuesday.


Zuma sends condolences to Mwelase’s family

Tuesday 28 October 2014 14:00

President Jacob Zuma expressed his condolences on Tuesday to the family of female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase, who died after being in a coma for two weeks.


Fronting carries a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.
Amended BBBEE Act to tackle fronting: DTI

Tuesday 28 October 2014 08:45

The Chief Director for BEE at the Department of Trade and Industry, Takalani Tambani, says the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act was amended to tackle fronting.


Anelisa Mkhonto whosebody was found dumped in a garbage bin .
Judgment Day for Diepsloot murder accused

Tuesday 28 October 2014 06:30

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will on Tuesday hand down judgement in the trial of a man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering three Diepsloot toddlers.


Cousins Yonalisa and Zandile Mali's bodies were found in a public toilet.
Diepsloot murder accused back in court

Monday 27 October 2014 07:05

The trial of man accused of the kidnap, rape and murder of three Diepsloot children resumes on Monday.


Tshwane Regional Spelling Bee Competition co-founder Johnenglish Molepo, winners Amogelang Chaane, Oleboheng Sebotsa and founder Marcia Lebambo.
Spelling Bee Competition aims to improve learner’s vocabulary

Saturday 25 October 2014 19:36

Scores of learners from different primary and higher schools in Tshwane, Pretoria, participated in the 2nd Annual Tshwane Regional Spelling Bee Competition.


Stronger regulations needed for genetically modified foods

Friday 24 October 2014 19:48

The Department of Trade and Industry says it needs to further strengthen its regulations on the labelling of genetically-modified foods before enforcement can take place.


Cousins Yonalisa and Zandile Mali were found dead in a public toilet in 2013.
Policing forum calls on parents to protect their children

Thursday 23 October 2014 09:42

The Honeydew Policing Forum is calling on parents to ensure that they protect their children.


Anelisa Mkhonto was killed before her body was dumped in a garbage bin.
Diepsloot child murder trial continues

Thursday 23 October 2014 06:14

The trial of Ntokozo Hadebe accused of the gruesome murders of three Diepsloot toddlers continues at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.


The Varsity Netball took South African netball by storm in 2013.
Varsity Netball praised

Wednesday 22 October 2014 20:18

The Varsity Cup Netball Tournament that ended in Pretoria earlier this week, has given young players the opportunity to showcase their talent and be noticed by the national selectors.


Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius sentence is good: Attorney

Wednesday 22 October 2014 09:49

Attorney at Marks Attorneys, Ulrich Roux, says Oscar Pistorius's sentence is good in terms of a conviction of culpable homicide.


NPA disappointed with Pistorius sentence

Wednesday 22 October 2014 08:00

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Nathi Mncube says they are disappointed with the five year jail sentence imposed against paralympian Oscar Pistorius.


‘Pistorius trial biggest in SA’s history’

Wednesday 22 October 2014 07:20

Researcher at Media Tenor, Ludene Brown, says according to their research, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was a highly covered case by both local and international media in the history of SA.


Pistorius spends first night in jail

Wednesday 22 October 2014 05:32

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.


More explosives found in Pretoria

Tuesday 21 October 2014 18:14

More explosive devices have been found in a hole in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria on Tuesday.


The general feel on social media is that Oscar Pistorius' five-year jail sentence is a slap on the wrist.
Curtain falls on Pistorius - the social media darling

Tuesday 21 October 2014 16:40

Oscar Pistorius has been known to be a sensation on track, and such has been no different to his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court.


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