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First Day of WoW At DUT

By: Lungelo Ngcamu The first day of World of Work (WoW) started on a high note at Durban University of Technology on Wednesday. This annual career exhibition was held at Steve Biko (Sports centre) and Ritson campus (Ritson hall). The aim of the event is to bring different companies to students with the intention to offer…..

KHULI CHANA ROCKS RADIODUT’S AIRWAVES

In celebrating his 10 anniversary in the music industry and promoting his latest song Mahamba Yedwa, South African rapper Khuli Chana dominated RadioDUT’s airwaves during the Afternoon Shutdown with Torche Looney. The Motswako (the mixture of Setswana, English and other vernacular languages in rap lyrics) rapper encompasses various elements from different backgrounds. His music involves street-talk…..

Gender inequality is still a concern in Journalism

One of the roughest battles female journalists have to fight is proving themselves against the stereotypical culture of a male dominated field. In a four minute speech, Eman Mohammed, a photojournalist in the Gaza strip shared her horrid experience as she embarked on a journey that was taboo for a female in her community. It was…..

Eskom confirms price increase

Pretoria – Eskom has confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015. “Eskom confirms that the price increase to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July 2015 as approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa…..

SPAR Proteas vice-captain Bongiwe Msomi has been signed by Surrey Storm in the UK Netball Super League.

SPAR Proteas vice-captain Bongiwe Msomi has been signed by Surrey Storm in the UK Netball Super League. The 27-year-old mid-courter arrived in England last week and joined up with the squad ahead of the top of the table clash at Surrey Sports Park ahead of their clash with Manchester Thunder on Saturday. The storm went down…..

Government to deal with fraudulent qualifications

Pretoria – Government says it is determined to flush out public servants who misrepresent their academic qualifications. “Government would, in partnership with the Quality Councils and South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ensure that scrutiny and verification of qualifications are rigorously applied to protect the credibility, integrity and reputation of employers from people who possess fake qualifications,”…..

KZN’s talent clustered SABC 3 Auditions

Hundreds of talented individuals flocked outside the Durban Exhibition Centre over the weekend for a chance to become one of three television stars. The shows that seek fresh personalities are Top Billing, Espresso and a new show that will be broadcasted soon. Despite the terrible weather conditions on Saturday, a number of people still attended with…..

R840m to upgrade varsities

Pretoria – R840 million will be allocated to historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) from the development grant over the next two financial years. This emerged during a meeting in Parliament on Wednesday, where the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training was briefed on the implementation of recommendations by the Ministerial Committee for the Review of Funding…..

South Africa’s Urbanisation comes with a Heavy Price

A global obesity pandemic that is eating at the world staggeringly, has shown to be more common in children of Africa that are faced with what the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls “a double burden disease”. Another unsettling fact is that South Africa is Africa’s fattest Sub Saharan nation. A first of its kind analysis Lancet…..

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…..