Zwane changes tune on Gupta bank probe claim

Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane has modified his remarks that Cabinet had taken a decision to establish an inquiry into the actions of the banks which had terminated the contracts of the controversial Gupta family.

Free education for all could collapse the system‚ fees commission hears

A student organisation told the fees commission on Thursday that free education for all has the potential to collapse the higher education sector as it will result in the flooding of the sector students that are not academically deserving.
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Tshwane mayor a 'corrupt liar': ANC

Solly Msimanga‚ Tshwane's new executive mayor‚ is corrupt and a brazen liar‚ the ANC in the city has insisted.
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At least one dead, 100 hurt in New Jersey train crash

A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, with at least one person reported killed and more than 100 injured, many of them in critical condition.

Cancelled game against Pirates came as a big blow to Wits: Hunt

A game against Orlando Pirates this past weekend would have come at exactly the right time for Bidvest Wits ahead of their MTN8 final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday‚ said Clever Boys coach Gavin Hunt.
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Durban prayers for peaceful end to varsity protests draw heavy police presence

There was a heavy police presence at the Durban International Convention Centre on Thursday evening ahead of a prayer session at which higher education minister Blade Nzimande was expected to attend.

Want a sex change in SA? Be prepared to wait 25 years

While an Emirati woman seeks permission from the courts in the United Arab Emirates to have that country’s first sex change operation‚ hundreds of people are faced with the prospect of having to wait for up to 25 years to get the surgery done in South Africa.
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Pitso admits punishing schedule is taking its toll on Sundowns' free-flowing football

Mamelodi Sundowns’ punishing programme is taking it’s toll on their free-flowing football‚ admitted their coach Pitso Mosimane ahead of Saturday’s MTN8 final against Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium.

Bonang, Zinhle, AKA and Euphonik compete for 'Drama Queen of The Year' at Feather Awards

The ongoing public drama between DJ Zinhle, AKA, Bonang and Euphonik has seen them bag nods at this year's Feather Awards in the Drama Queen of The Year category.

SABC mum on Hlaudi salary and exec’s Mauritius jaunt

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not saying a word about the salary package that will be paid to its new head of corporate affairs‚ Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

No cabinet reshuffle on the cards: Presidency

Are there moves afoot by President Jacob Zuma to reshuffle his cabinet?

Unclear if students set UJ fire, could be electrical fault: university

The university of Johannesburg confirmed that an auditorium at its Bunting road campus caught fire on Thursday.

Judith Sephuma is divorced - reports

Songstress Judith Sephuma has on Thursday afternoon reportedly confirmed that she and her husband Siphiwe Mhlambi are divorced.

UJ vice chancellor apologises for attacks on journalists

The University of Johannesburg's (UJ) vice chancellor has apologised for "regrettable" attacks on journalists by security guards at the institution.

Wololo becomes the 'unofficial anthem' for #FeesMustFall

Babes Wodumo's hit song Wololo‚ has become the unofficial "national anthem" of the #FeesMustFall movement.

Microsoft sharpens AI focus with new research group

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it created a new artificial intelligence unit, as the company pushes deeper into the fast-growing field.

Mahlobo must be punished for illegal parly signal jamming: DA

State Security Minister David Mahlobo can’t go “unpunished” and should be summoned before parliament to explain why he allowed a signal jamming device to be used inside the National Assembly‚ says the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Cape Town Opera contracts feud heads to labour court

Twelve singers who were dismissed from or left their employment with the Cape Town Opera (CTO) last month because of a feud over contracts filed a Statement of Opposition with the Labour Court yesterday in response to the Opera’s initial claim against them.

Making up lost study time will cost students up to R7000 per month: DA

Extensions to the academic year will cost students up to R7000 a month‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday.

Varsity security attacks on journalists condemned

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has expressed outrage over attacks on journalists by University of Johannesburg security during the “FeesMustFall’’ campaign at the institution on Wednesday night.

Zuma calls on students to respect police during fees protests

President Jacob Zuma has called for calm and restraint at all higher education institution campuses in the country after days of violent clashes with students and police and the destruction of property.

Irked magistrate denies bail to DUT students

Two Durban University of Technology (DUT) students who were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday following wildcat protests on fees‚ have been remanded in custody.

Parliament signal-jamming ruled illegal: report

Parliament’s broadcasting policy and rules were found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Appeal‚ it was reported on Thursday.

ASK WENDY - Parents: Can we expect a fee refund now?

Parents of students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, led by advocate Terry Price, are threatening legal action against the university, claiming that it failed to honour the rights of non-protesting students.

Missed the US presidential debate? Trevor Noah has you covered!

It was the moment everybody was waiting for: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton going head to head in what was bound to be an epic debate.

SA nuclear build request for proposals unlikely on Friday

It is "unlikely" that the request for proposals for South Africa's nuclear new build programme will be issued on Friday as previously indicated by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

All eyes on Ellis Park and Lions' defence of Currie Cup title

All eyes will be on Ellis Park on Friday when the Golden Lions’ defence of their title could come to an end if they fail to beat the Sharks in the final round of Currie Cup pool play.

Barefoot in the kitchen or boss in the boardroom - What is art saying about SA women?

Babies on the back and black women who do not smile are some of the stereotypes the local art market is flooded with‚ but experts say many contemporary artists are challenging this.

India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan, raising risk of escalation

India said it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation.

NMMU students protest outside Herald over 'unfair' coverage

More than a 100 students from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) protested outside Newspaper House in Port Elizabeth on Thursday‚ chanting “fees must fall” before presenting a memorandum of demands to The Herald.

Amanda du-Pont bids farewell to The Real Goboza

It has been confirmed that Amanda du-Pont has decided to leave SABC 1's RGB after three years on the show.