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Late night study helped friends obtain top marks in matric

Late night study helped friends obtain top marks in matric

Best friends Lisebo Malise and Alex Moyo credited the combined three distinctions they bagged to the late evening study sessions they had together at school.

'Krugerrand thief' on the run since 2021 nabbed in Knysna in R8m case

A 54-year-old man who has been on the run since 2012 for allegedly stealing Krugerrands worth R7.8m was nabbed in Knysna in the Western Cape on Thursday.

Mpumalanga's best performing pupil showered with gifts, including a car

Mpumalanga's best performer Kgothatso Mphaka from KwaMhlanga secondary school was on Friday gifted with a Toyota Etios and R50,000 in cash.

Parole for Donovan Moodley 'would be an insult to justice'

“It would be an insult to justice for murderer Donovan Moodley to be released on parole,” is the recommendation of the Johannesburg Correctional Services Medium B Prison parole board after a marathon hearing on Friday.

There are 6,892 Covid-19 patients hospitalised in SA

As of Friday there were 6,892 people admitted to public and private hospitals in SA with Covid-19.

Top performer in township schools wants to study Actuarial Science

Marischen Mamabolo was relieved when her son Raymond was named the top performer from Gauteng schools.

Limpopo's top matric performer ready to start life at Wits University

Limpopo's top three achievers have vowed to make the province proud as they head to different tertiary institutions to further their studies.

Vukani Mawethu Class of 2021 celebrate 88% pass rate in song and dance

The Class of 2021 at Vukani Mawethu secondary school in Mamelodi west, Pretoria, celebrated their 88% pass rate in song and dance.

WATCH | Correctional services explains what it will consider in Donovan Moodley appeal process

Department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says Moodley completed the minimum period of his sentence in 2018 and has been eligible for parole since then.

Ramaphosa may still be summoned by Scopa to explain use of state funds for campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa may still find himself appearing before parliament’s standing committee on public accounts over a leaked recording of an ANC NEC meeting that suggested state funds were misused for an internal party campaign.

'There is no excuse for relying on one manufacturer': Race to supply chlorine to treat SA's drinking water

SA's key supplier of liquid gas chlorine - used by water boards and municipalities to bring water to drinking standard - is hoping to start ramping up delivery of the critical ingredient again by Sunday.

ANC-controlled council fails to choose mayor three months after elections

ANC national officials will have to intervene in a stalemate at the Ray Nkonyeni municipality on the KZN south coast, where party disputes have led to failure to elect a mayor, deputy and chief whip since November.

ANC wants Jeff Radebe to lead task team on Zondo's recommendations

ANC policy head Jeff Radebe is set to lead an internal task team that will process recommendations of the state capture commission that relate to the party and its deployees.

LISTEN | A+ for class of 2021 for conquering disruptions: education expert

Education expert and University of Johannesburg associate professor Nicky Roberts says the 2021 matric class did well, especially given they experienced a full year of Covid-19 and associated disruptions.

ANC staff slam party for blaming political funding law for non-payment of salaries

ANC employees have slammed the party's leadership for blaming new party funding legislation for its non-payment of salaries.

Alpha male status and euthanasia among possible fates for Cape baboon raider

He's known as SWB12 and faces various fates that run the gamut from "euthanasia" to "alpha male".

Panyaza Lesufi uses Gauteng matric results to take swipe at Mmusi Maimane

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday used the achievements of the province's matric pupils as an opportunity to criticise One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane.

Namibian court rules against gay couples seeking legal recognition

Namibia's High Court on Thursday ruled against two gay couples fighting for their marriages to be recognised under domestic law, with the judge saying that while she agreed with the couples' position, she was powerless.

13 injured in Durban CBD as China Emporium goes up in flames

At least 13 people sustained minor to moderate injuries after a fire broke out at the China Emporium on the corner of Anton Lembede and Brook streets in Durban's CBD on Friday.

Gauteng produces the country's best performing district

More than 460 schools in Gauteng achieved a 90% matric pass rate in the 2021 exams.

Zimbabwe's MDC-T party suspends vice-president Thokozani Khupe

Zimbabwe's MDC-T party led by Douglas Mwonzora has suspended his deputy Thokozani Khupe with immediate effect.

'First they ignore you, then they copy you' — Mashaba throws 'shade' at EFF

Herman Mashaba took aim at EFF leader Julius Malema, claiming his oversight visits were a spectacle.

Parliament fire suspect Zandile Mafe's bail hearing postponed after he contracts Covid-19

The man accused of torching parliament on January 2 will have to wait another week for his much-anticipated bail hearing.

Massive swell rips apart famous Cape Town shipwreck

Massive waves on Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard this week blasted apart one of Cape Town’s famous shipwrecks that has sat on the rocks near Oudekraal for 45 years.

Four trapped in burning building in central Durban

Four people are trapped in a building in central Durban which caught alight on Friday.

Ex-learners at Soweto specialised school sing songs of joy

There were scenes of excitement, tears of joy and group hugs at Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation in Soweto as matric pupils collected their results on Friday.

KZN proudly cites improvements in various areas of matric results

KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Kwazi Mshengu on Friday announced that the province had managed to improve in 8 out of 10 focus areas they had targeted.

Minnesota jury to decide if Chauvin's colleagues had duty to stop deadly Floyd arrest

Prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division will seek to convince the jury that the men “wilfully failed to aid Floyd” as he fell unconscious beneath Chauvin's knee.

Gauteng to celebrate 'resilient' group after drop in pass rate

Gauteng saw a drop in the number of registered matric candidates to those who sat for the exams last year.
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