[gauteng] - Mkhwebane, SAHRC to intervene in Alexandra crisis

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector and the South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday said they were to combine efforts in a bid to get to the bottom of service delivery complaints that have given rise to recent violent protests in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

Alexandra residents have been protesting over …

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[gauteng] - Gang-raped Fons Luminis pupil moved to another school

Johannesburg - The Grade 8 female learner who was gang-raped, allegedly by three fellow learners while on a school trip, has been placed at another school.

The learner from Fons Luminis Secondary school in Soweto was raped during the school’s induction camp held in De Deur in March.

It was …

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[gauteng] - Cops disperse Bekkersdal protesters with rubber bullets

Johannesburg - Police had to fire rubber bullets at hundreds of protesting Bekkersdal informal settlement residents to prevent them from marching to their local municipality offices.

The furious residents wanted to march to the Westonaria Local Municipality when the rubber bullets stopped them in their tracks.

They said they were fed …

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[gauteng] - Cops keep eye on taxi drivers protesting in Mamelodi

Pretoria - Traffic is following steadily along Solomon Mahlangu Drive in Mamelodi as a heavy police presence keep an eye on protesting taxi drivers.

Police have had their hands full trying to disperse the protesters.

Tyres and debris have been burning since early morning.

Although traffic is following, part of Solomon …

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[gauteng] - 'Cash4Trash' idea nets Joburg entrepreneur R1m prize money

Johannesburg - Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Mary-Ann Mandishona on Tuesday became an instant millionaire when she won R1 million in prize money through her "Cash4Trash" sustainability business idea in the first-ever Redefine Properties "Innovation Challenge".

The Redefine Properties "Innovation Challenge" is a national competition inviting the general public to submit ideas on how …

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