SABC News - South Africa


The yacht will give the students an opportunity to prepare for their careers on the high seas.
Maritime education gets a much needed boost  

Friday 28 April 2017 20:25

The donation of a 26 foot yacht to the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town means that more children from disadvantaged communities will now be to access South Africa’s Maritime industry.


Rand flat, stocks led higher by Mediclinic

Friday 28 April 2017 20:08

South Africa's rand was flat late on Friday.


Job losses will contribute to decreasing household income and increasing inequality - offsetting the benefits of the minimum wage to the economy as a whole.
Income inequality and the minimum wage

Friday 28 April 2017 17:50

In 1994, at the end of the apartheid era, South Africa was typified by massive income inequality.


Sanef has also highlighted disappointment at the police’s conduct at public events.
Sanef expresses concern as media threats rise

Friday 28 April 2017 12:35

The South African National Editors’ Forum has expressed concern over several events that have a potential to grind down media freedom.


Kgosana described as a clear thinker

Friday 28 April 2017 11:18

Former Nafcoc President and businessman Dr Sam Motsoenyane has described late PAC stalwart Philip Kgosana as a clear thinker and visionary.


Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
Minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

Friday 28 April 2017 08:23

South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker’s Day next year.


Government has declared a special provincial funeral befitting Kgosana’s stature.
Liberation stalwart Kgosana to be laid to rest

Friday 28 April 2017 07:45

Pan African Congress leader Phillip Kgosana, who died of cancer last week at the age of 80, will be laid to rest in Pretoria on Friday.


Reclaim Our Freedom Rally bashes Zuma

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:42

The ‘Reclaim Our Freedom Rally has pledged support for anti-president Zuma sentiments.


Fuel price to rise next week

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:30

The Department of Energy has confirmed that the price of petrol in Gauteng will increase by 49c per litre on May 3.


Zuma’s leadership sharply criticized at rally

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:08

President Jacob Zuma has been sharply criticized for his lack of leadership at a rally organised by civil society movements and opposition parties in Pretoria.


Mixed views for Freedom Day on Twitter

Thursday 27 April 2017 12:45

“Are we really free?” is the question some South Africans are asking on Social Media.


More arrests expected in alleged coup plotters saga

Thursday 27 April 2017 10:15

The Hawks say more arrests are expected in their investigations into a plot to assassinate officials who are perceived to be state capture beneficiaries.


'Freedom still elusive as SA remains captured'

Thursday 27 April 2017 09:20

Struggle veteran Omar Badsha has warned that freedom will remain elusive as long as South Africa remains captured.


Opposition parties to hold Freedom Day rally

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:25

A number of opposition parties and civil society organisations will mark Freedom Day at a rally to be held in Pretoria on Thursday.


SA marks Freedom Day

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:13

Freedom Day celebrations in Manguzi, northern Kwa-Zulu Natal will focus on the fight against crime. President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the main Freedom Day celebrations.


The rand got off to a good week, hitting a 3-week high of R12.80 to the US dollar.
Rand retreats further from 3-week high, stocks gain

Wednesday 26 April 2017 19:18

South Africa's rand fell from a 3-week high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday.


Samwu, municipality clash over salary deductions

Wednesday 26 April 2017 12:15

Samwu has accused management of the Bushbuckridge Municipality of deducting money from their members’ salaries without their knowledge.


Delegates at the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

Wednesday 26 April 2017 11:41

The newly launched Saftu promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised workers in the country. But will it also break their hearts with false promises?


Court declares nuclear programme unlawful

Wednesday 26 April 2017 11:33

The High Court in the Western Cape has set aside government's nuclear programme saying that it's unconstitutional and unlawful.


SA calls for protection of indigenous people

Wednesday 26 April 2017 10:17

SA has called for a convention with legally-binding norms that will provide the maximum promotion, protection of the rights of indigenous people's everywhere.


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