[gauteng] - Mamelodi residents left stranded following evictions

Pretoria - Police in Mamelodi East had to open doors for evicted residents of Nellamapius after they were booted out from the flats they were illegally occupying.

Many took their blankets and clothes to the police station especially when it started raining.

Tshepo Mogase said he felt embarrassed going back to …

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[gauteng] - Ennerdale residents given a week to reopen Oakdale school

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Tuesday that the Ennerdale community had until next week to allow teaching and learning to resume, failing which MEC Panyaza Lesufi would close the school.

"The Gauteng Department of Education has noticed with disappointment that teaching and learning is not taking …

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[gauteng] - Gauteng government vows to stamp out school violence

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng provincial government has promised to stamp out crime and violence at schools, saying school premises had become a battleground.

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, said Tuesday: "Gauteng schools have become terrains prone to crime and violent incidents, this is a threat to the successful achievement …

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[gauteng] - Reprieve for some of the 50 evicted UJ students

JOHANNESBURG - Some of the students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) who had been told to vacate their private accommodation by the end of April because their landlord had lost “accredited status” have been let off the hook.

Earlier this month, Basil Mugwena, the Director: Student Life and Governance at …

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[gauteng] - SABC news team robbed during attempted hijacking in Alexandra

Johannesburg – South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) crew members where robbed of their broadcast equipment while covering a story in Alexandra township on Tuesday, the public broadcaster said.

The SABC said it was extremely concerned by the attempted hijacking and robbery of it journalist who were out doing their work.

The …

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[gauteng] - 'She continues to inspire us': Naledi Pandor awarded PhD

The minister, who holds a Master’s in Education policy and practice in multi-racial societies, and another in Linguistics from the applied linguistics perspective, in a statement issued by UP explained why she chose Tuks to further her studies.

“I was told that the Education Faculty at UP was a …

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[gauteng] - Flying Squad foils hijacking in Hammanskraal

The arrest took place in Majaneng in Hammanskraal.

Police spokesperson Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the officers were on patrol when they spotted two suspects at the main road next to Q4 Mashego Garage. The suspects were trying to hijack a bakkie from a local businessman, when the members responded.

“When …

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[gauteng] - Mashaba claims protesters at #AlexShutDown meeting were drunk

Johannesburg - The row that erupted on Monday between City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba and the Alexandra community after he accused protesters and leaders of being intoxicated which led to the disruptions of the IDP meeting at the Marlboro Community Centre, continues.

The mayor now claims he had proof that …

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