• Student Loans: NSFAS Opens New Applications

    Student Loans: NSFAS Opens New Applications

    The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday announced the opening of online applications for financial aid for next year. NSFAS is funding qualifying students who would need government bursaries to further their studies at 25 public universities or 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges. Higher education minister, Blade Nzimande, said he

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  • Quinton Quits T20 WC Over Order To Take The Knee

    Quinton Quits T20 WC Over Order To Take The Knee

    South Africa’s cricket T20 World Cup team was thrown into disarray on Tuesday with the departure of star wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock in protest at being forced to take the knee. A photograph has made the rounds showing some South African players standing when others took the knee. Captain Temba Bavuma is on record as saying

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  • Zuma Bid To Remove Prosecutor Downer Fails

    Zuma Bid To Remove Prosecutor Downer Fails

    Former president Jacob Zuma’s special plea to have senior prosecutor, Advocate Billy Downer, removed from his corruption trial was on Tuesday morning dismissed in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Judge Piet Koen said the reasons advanced to have Downer declared unfit to prosecute the former president were based “on speculation or suspicion or are based on

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  • Middle Aged Man Found Dead In Bullet Riddled Car

    Middle Aged Man Found Dead In Bullet Riddled Car

    A man has been found shot dead inside his bullet riddled luxury car in the La Lucia Ridge area, Umhlanga in Ethekwini. “Paramedics, together with the South African Police Services, responded to reports of a shooting incident in Armstrong Avenue in the La Lucia Ridge area, Umhlanga just after 8am on Tuesday,” said Emer-G-Med. “On

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  • Outage In Jo’burg South West After Pylon Falls Over

    Outage In Jo’burg South West After Pylon Falls Over

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    • October 25, 2021

    A weakened pylon was blown over by strong winds on Monday between Nancefield and Nirvana substation causing a major outage in areas south west of Johannesburg. “The outage happened earlier today after the collapse of 88kV pylon tower which was blown by the strong winds,” said City Power. Fortunately, no one was injured. The power

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  • South Africa Rejects, Condemns Sudan Coup

    South Africa Rejects, Condemns Sudan Coup

    South Africa on Monday said it was “deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition”. “We reject and condemn any attempt at an unconstitutional change of government,” said South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Earlier on Monday, the Sudanese army dissolved the government, commandeered the broadcasting

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