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SA’s math and science education worst in the world

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and an education researcher dispute the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of SA’s maths and science education as the worst in the world. The WEF’s 2015 Global Information Technology report, released yesterday, condemned SA’s education system, and showed the country has again dropped in …

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Blade Nzimande plugs R2m into New Age

Pro-government newspaper The New Age received an advertising injection of more than R2m from the Department of Higher Education, which joins a host of other departments in directing advertising to the Gupta-family owned newspaper. The Guptas, famous for using Waterkloof Airforce Base to land charter planes full of guests for …

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Zim hunter killed by elephant

A Zimbabwean professional hunter was killed by a bull elephant in the north of the country, his company said on Thursday. Ian Gibson was killed on Wednesday by the elephant he was tracking with a client in the lower Zambezi Valley, Chifuti Safaris said in a statement posted to the …

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M-Net appoints independent investigator into sex scandal

M-Net has announced that they have enlisted the services of law firm, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr to independently investigate the processes surrounding the recent incident in the Big Brother house. M-Net informed viewers on Monday night in a shock announcement that two housemates would be removed from the BBMzansi house. One …

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School boy, 17, stabbed to death near Hamburg


German police have launched an investigation into the death by stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in a school near the port city of Hamburg, authorities said on Wednesday. The boy was stabbed by a fellow pupil after an argument in a classroom in the Hamburg suburb Wilhelmsburg. He succumbed to …

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5 alleged rhino poachers in Limpopo court

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Five alleged rhino poachers have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. The five, who were arrested in two incidents in the Gravelotte area over the weekend, had their cases postponed to April 20, spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said. Three of them were arrested on a …

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Michael Jordaan in solar power venture

Michael Jordaan

Former FNB boss Michael Jordaan now has a finger in SA’s energy and telecoms pies. Former First National Bank (FNB) boss Michael Jordaan, who recently opted to leave the banking world to pursue his passion of enabling disruptive business models backed by technology, is now backing a solar power venture. …

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Rush-hour truck restrictions on way for SA

In a move to curb South Africa’s appalling road death toll, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters is proposing restrictions for goods vehicles on public roads. According to the department, the restrictions will affect commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding 9 000kg. The intended regulations will be published for …

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SA economy plunged in uncertainty – report

South Africa’s already sluggish economy slowed down even more in March, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (Beti). “SA’s economy is still growing, but not fast,” Mike Schussler of Economists dotcoza told Fin24 on Wednesday. “One month the economy is up, and then it’s down. It shows a …

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Charges dropped against Paul Walsh

Charges dropped against Queen Victoria vandal

The EFF member who was arrested for the vandalism of the Queen Victoria statue was released and the charges dropped against him due to insufficient evidence. The 24-year-old has been identified by local media as EFF Regional Science, Technology and Education officer, Paul Walsh. Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Sandra Janse …

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EFF member arrested for vandalism

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The man arrested for the vandalism of the Queen Victoria statue in Port Elizabeth has been identified as a regional member of the EFF. Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Sandra Janse van Rensburg, confirmed that the 24-year-old man arrested, had been identified as EFF Regional Science, Technology and Education officer, Paul …

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‘Chappie’ a mix of ‘hodge-podge messiness’

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Neill Blomkamp’s latest film, ‘Chappie’, is a hodge-podge of people and ideas that is a silly recipe for disaster It begins with a mockumentary-style montage that’s a straight rip from Blomkamp’s District 9 and ends with a rip off of Chris Cunningham’s seminal 1999 music video for Björk’s All is …

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Clarkson, Hammond and May still coming to SA

BBC Worldwide announced yesterday that the Top Gear Live Tour – which features a Johannesburg leg from June 12 to 14 – will go ahead but will “not however feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content”. The future of the tour was in the balance after the BBC last …

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Four boxers still owed R1.6m

Dicksy Ngqula

Premier Boxing League (PBL) founder Dicksy Ngqula has broken his silence on the controversy surrounding the R1.6 million he owes four boxers. In an interview with City Press, Ngqula said he was hoping to meet the quartet next week to resolve the matter. Among the four fighters is SA lightweight champion …

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