SABC News - Pretoria


Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande says government will have to assist all universities
Students have no reason to protest: Nzimande

Tuesday 27 September 2016 21:18

The cost of destruction of university property has reached over half a billion rand.


Instead of getting the cash injection, the three top netball teams will tour Singapore later this year.
Winning school to get R1 million at netball championship

Tuesday 27 September 2016 19:11

Funders of the Motsepe Schools Cup National Championships believe the prize money that the winners get every year goes a long way.


Public Protector Thuli Madonsela also found that the process followed by Nersa during its investigation was improper
Madonsela finds Eskom acted unfairly in disconnection

Tuesday 27 September 2016 18:05

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found that power utility Eskom acted unfairly when it disconnected electricity supply to the home of Simone Khumalo in the Western Cape earlier this year.


The meeting between President Jacob Zuma, premiers and the South African Local Government Association discussed the revitalisation programme in mining towns.
Revitalisation of mining towns under spotlight

Tuesday 27 September 2016 18:02

Issues affecting informal traders, migration, the back to basics programme and the revitalisation of mining towns have come under the spotlight.


Lambie itching for Wallaby clash

Tuesday 27 September 2016 06:30

Springbok and Sharks flyhalf Patrick Lambie is almost certain to be in action for South Africa this weekend when they take on Australia in a Rugby Championship match in Pretoria.


UP hit by arson attacks

Monday 26 September 2016 16:20

Two staff cars and a computer lab have been set alight by protesting students at the University of Pretoria.


Tshwane University of Technology campuses have been closed for the day.
TUT closes campuses after student protests

Monday 26 September 2016 12:30

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has become the latest tertiary institution to suspend operations, following student protests over fees.


Powerful Bulls scrum will be a key factor in semifinal

Saturday 24 September 2016 15:59

Although the Blue Bulls lost two out of their first four games in the Currie Cup, they have suddenly become serious contenders for the title.


Fees Commission hears of gloomy outlook for SA’s matriculants

Friday 23 September 2016 18:16

The Department of Basic Education says many of its students are not ready for university, which means many may end-up dropping out without qualifications.


SABC to continue playing Mandoza's music

Friday 23 September 2016 13:17

The SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will continue to promote Mandoza's music.


R340 million has been recovered through government's National Anti-Corruption Campaign since 2004.
More than 3000 government officials found guilty of misconduct

Thursday 22 September 2016 18:39

As of January 2017 public officials will no longer be able to do business with government and will have to resign their public service positions if they do.


UFS's Nicky Morgan says though not enough, the 8% limit will come in handy to the institutions of higher learning.
UFS welcomes fees capping announcement

Thursday 22 September 2016 18:27

Nicky Morgan says UFS welcomes the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, of an 8% capped increase.


The Brazilians secured a 1-0 win over Chippa United in the two leg semi-final in Atteridgeville.
Sundowns through to MTN8 finals

Thursday 22 September 2016 06:51

Mamelodi Sundowns will face off with Bidvest Wits for the first piece of silverware on offer in the new domestic season, the MTN 8 trophy, on October 1 at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.


 Wits students are protesting for free education.
Fees Commission open to students views: Chair

Thursday 22 September 2016 05:40

Chairperson of the Fees Commission, Judge Jonathan Heher, says the commission remains open to listening to presentations by student formations.


The commission was established by the presidency to investigate the feasibility of free higher education in South Africa.
Premature to pronounce findings: Fees Commission Chair

Wednesday 21 September 2016 16:48

Chairperson of the Fees Commission Judge Jonathan Heher says it's premature to pronounce its findings.


AfriForum says they will not bring a review application to have Unisa's decision to adopt English as the only language of learning and tuition from 2017.
AfriForum's application on Unisa’s language policy dismissed

Wednesday 21 September 2016 12:18

The High Court in Pretoria dismissed AfriForum's application for a temporary interdict to stop the Unisa from instituting English as the only medium of instruction.


 Statistics South Africa says prices of certain food items, including non-alcoholic beverages are responsible for inflation coming in at 5.9% for the month of August.
SA’s inflation is within target band

Wednesday 21 September 2016 12:01

Inflation is now within the Reserve Bank's target band of between 3 and 7% following months of being stubbornly high.


Anika Smit murder case postponed

Monday 19 September 2016 20:19

The man accused of killing Anika Smit, who handed himself over to police at the weekend, appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on charges of murder, rape and mutilating her body.


Minister Blade Nzimade says there will no increment for NSFAS students .
Higher Education recommends that universties determine own fee hikes

Monday 19 September 2016 12:57

Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, has announced that there will be no university fee increase for NSFAS beneficiaries and that fee increases for other students should not exceed 8%.


Sasco expects a zero percent  university fee increment announcement on Monday.
Sasco threatens protests if university fees are increased

Monday 19 September 2016 10:14

Sasco says they hope that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will announce a zero percent fee increase for universities and TVET colleges next year.


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