Premier expects 100% pass from new school

Pretoria – Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza says he expects a 100% pass rate from the matriculants of a newly built Bushbuckridge school. Speaking at the official handover of Frank Maghinyana Secondary School in Bushbuckridge on Monday, Premier Mabuza said he was expecting no less than a 100% pass rate now that the learners, teachers and the…..

KZN municipalities urged to stop hiring consultants

Pretoria – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has urged municipalities to stop hiring consultants to prepare municipal financial statements. This, she said, was done at a considerable cost without direct accountability for municipal audit outcomes. Addressing the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) KZN Finance Week Conference in Durban today, MEC…..

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KZN MEC condemns violent protests

Pretoria – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has called on communities to address their concerns in a peaceful manner without damaging public facilities or behaving violently. The MEC said this in the wake of a violent protest on the R74 near Muden. She has since deployed a rapid response team…..

Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

Cape Town – The “electricity war room” is focusing all its energy towards implementing government’s five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday. The Minister said this during a briefing by the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster at the Imbizo Centre in Cape Town, which he chairs. Government’s various…..

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Don’t Ever Disturb A Girl, Whilst She’s Chasing Her Dreams

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Experts seek improved support for human trafficking victims

Pretoria – Social welfare experts have called for improved coordination and integration of services between various role players to give better support to victims of human trafficking. This emerged from a roundtable that was held in Pretoria on Friday by the Department of Social Development. The meeting also sought to advance the implementation of the Prevention…..

Electricity supply vulnerable this week

Pretoria – The electricity supply system will remain vulnerable for the rest of the week due to a shortage of generating capacity, says power utility Eskom. “… Several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages. Due to the unavailability of a reserve margin (spare capacity), any extra load or faults in…..

Minister denies receiving Shaik’s application

Pretoria – Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha has refuted claims that he has received an application from offender Schabir Shaik for conversion of his medical parole to ordinary parole. “There is no legal provision which allows any conversion of medical parole to ordinary parole. Therefore, any such application will be dealt with in…..

India a key trading partner for SA

Pretoria – Despite the slow rate of investment, India remains a key trading partner for South Africa, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina. The Deputy Minister was speaking at the 6th India Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) seminar held in Hyderabad, India. The seminar, which was attended by more than 200 business people from…..

10 Tips for First Year University Students by RadioDUT

1.Go to all orientations. The faster you learn your way around campus and around all the red tape, the more at ease you’ll feel and the better prepared you’ll be when issues arise. 2. Buy Used Textbooks Buy used textbooks (from previous students…) or find them online for free. 3. Drag Yourself to Class Yes, some lecturers…..

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