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Minister of Basic Education tasks a team to develop a ‘more Afrocentric’ history curriculum

In a step towards the decolonisation of education in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has reappointed a history ministerial task team to review the curriculum and make it more Afrocentric and relevant to South African pupils. “This is…

Public Protector stands on claims that Zille violated Constitution

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille violated the executive members ethics code by exposing herself to the risk of a conflict of interest by offering assistance to a workshop programme involving her son in…

Global Citizen offenders to appear in court

Johannesburg- Seven suspects linked to robbery and assault at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium were expected appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate court on Thursday. The suspects were arrested by the Johannesburg Police Department at the Festival for, among…

Edcon CEO rubbished rumours of store closures

Edcon’s CEO is rubbishing reports that the company is about to close stores. Grant Pattison stated parts of the Sunday Times report claiming the business is shutting down stores are speculative, misleading and sensationalist. In a tweet, Pattison said, “Edcon comments that parts…

Eskom is very important, Ramaphosa

A debt swap for cash-strapped state power company Eskom would spiral the country into more debt, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, adding there was need to look at other options to shore up the company’s balance sheet….

EC man gets stabbed to death for calling an elder by name

An SAPS press release about a 22-year-old “man” getting stabbed to death in a fight with a 22-year-old “boy” after he apparently called him by his name has left Twitter users both bemused and amused. Those who are familiar with the tenets…

Ruling expected on Zuma’s legal bills

A landmark judgment regarding whether the state should continue to foot the bill for former president Jacob Zuma’s defence costs is expected to be handed down in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday. The DA filed papers in late…

The Department of Public Service and Administration Introduces #eJob

The Department of Public Service and Administration is launching the government’s official online recruitment system for the Public Service, #ejob. This comes after calls by the public complained about the costly process of applying for public service jobs. The Minister…

IEC has no right to deregister a party says Mngxitama

Johannesburg – Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has warned the Electoral Commission of SA against deregistering the party ahead of next year’s elections as it would create a “constitutional crisis”. This comes after a number of complaints were…

Cosatu and Cyril Ramaphosa agree on a no to salary increases for politicians

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s move to forego salary increases for all levels of public office bearers for the 2018/19 financial year. The presidency said on Saturday that Ramaphosa’s decision not to…