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5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Analysts expect internal conflict within the ANC to play out in Parliament in 2017; Numsa has slammed the ruling party in a scathing 6-page release; The matric pass rate brouhaha leaves out those who were left behind; and the Somerset West fires have damaged a 300 year old wine farm.

Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 5 January, 2017
Matric results 2016: Maths and science suffers

Matric results 2016: Maths and science suffers

While there has been a clear statistical increase across most of the country, Chief Director for Public Exams Rufus Poliah has revealed that students that excelled in “gateway subjects” Maths and Science were much lower than expected.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
ANCYL want KZN beach renamed after racist incident

ANCYL want KZN beach renamed after racist incident

The ANC Youth League have called for Northern-KZN’s Blythedale Beach to have its name-changed following a racist incident in the area over the December holidays.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
Radio DJ Jeremy Mansfield announces 2019 DA election run – and people aren’t happy

Radio DJ Jeremy Mansfield announces 2019 DA election run – and people aren’t happy

Well-known radio personality Jeremy Manfield has announced a shock entrance into politics prompting massive backlash on social media.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

ANC secretary general says that it cannot be denied that the ANC is riddled with corruption; 2016 matrics are bracing themselves for the released of their results; the presidency is getting involved in the Tshwane-Taiwan snafu; and AfriForum takes on Eskom to prevent it from cutting power to SA municipalities.

Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
Where to get your 2016 Matric results

Where to get your 2016 Matric results

The department of basic education will be releasing the class of 2016 National Senior Certificate matric results on 5 January 2017, and has made several avenues open for learners to gain access to them.

Government - By Staff Writer | 3 January, 2017
Mandela would have been proud of parliament in 2016: Mbete

Mandela would have been proud of parliament in 2016: Mbete

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete regarded 2016 as a year that political forefathers, such as Nelson Mandela, would have been proud of.

Government - By News24Wire | 3 January, 2017
ANC Twitter hashtag backfires in a big way

ANC Twitter hashtag backfires in a big way

A hashtag used to promote the ANC’s upcoming 105th anniversary has backfired on Twitter as followers use the public platform to air their grievances against the party.

Government - By Staff Writer | 3 January, 2017
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

DA mayor in Tshwane Solly Msimanga won’t play into the ANC’s political web over his trip to Taiwan; motorists will feel the petrol pain as prices rise at midnight; war of words over 28 matric subjects having their marks adjusted upwards; and there’s something important consumers should know about their debt.

Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 3 January, 2017
Half of 2016’s matric subjects will have their marks adjusted upwards

Half of 2016’s matric subjects will have their marks adjusted upwards

28 of the 58 National Senior Certificate subjects written by the matric class of 2016 will have their marks adjusted upwards, assurance body Umalusi announced recently.

Government - By MyBroadband | 2 January, 2017
Stories of how ordinary South Africans felt the effect of an active public protector

Stories of how ordinary South Africans felt the effect of an active public protector

The public protector has been instrumental in assisting individuals who grapple with unfair treatment from government departments and other public institutions.

Government - By The Conversation | 1 January, 2017
Zuma: I am never going to resign

Zuma: I am never going to resign

President Jacob Zuma says that he will never resign voluntarily, saying that it would be surrendering to the “white monopoly”.

Government - By News24Wire | 22 December, 2016
“Obsessed” Mkhwebane targets Madonsela’s staff: report

“Obsessed” Mkhwebane targets Madonsela’s staff: report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has fired her predecessor’s selected chief of staff – and reportedly threatened to pull support for a conference that wanted to invite and honour the work Thuli Madonsela did.

Government - By Staff Writer | 19 December, 2016
Zuma unhurt after tent collapse as Day of Reconciliation event cancelled

Zuma unhurt after tent collapse as Day of Reconciliation event cancelled

President Jacob Zuma was left unhurt after a tent in which he was delivering a Day of Reconciliation address at Gopane, North West, collapsed during a storm, the Presidency said.

Government - By News24Wire | 16 December, 2016
Why South African schools had no choice but to drop maths pass mark

Why South African schools had no choice but to drop maths pass mark

Starting now, South Africa’s pupils will be able to obtain as little as 20% in mathematics in Grades 7, 8 and 9 and still progress to the next year of learning.

Government - By The Conversation | 14 December, 2016
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