Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has assigned a team of senior officials to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) to find a lasting solution to the ongoing protests taking place on the university’s campuses. Minister Pandor said she has noted with concern reports on the closure of WSU campuses dueRead More →

Professor Stephen Hawking, a scientist and a science populariser, has died at the age of 76. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” a statement, published by the scientist’s family early on Wednesday, said. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work andRead More →

With less than 24 hours left to mark World Consumer Rights Day, the National Credit Regulator (NCR) has dispensed sage advice for consumers. Commemorated annually on 15 March, this year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) will be commemorated under the theme ‘Making digital marketplaces fairer’. “In line with the 2018Read More →

Regular eye tests can help you stop glaucoma in its tracks, says Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa as the Health Department commemorates World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that result in damage to the eye’s optic nerve. Glaucoma is generally related to a high eye pressure.Read More →

The Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini, says the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and UN member states have an obligation to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women. “The CSW must have tangible, action oriented outcomes, which bring about real change in the livesRead More →

Close to R400 million has been netted through a string of seizures of illicit goods since the start of year, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). In a statement on Wednesday, the revenue service said a recent currency bust at OR Tambo International Airport was the latest in aRead More →

The African National Congress (ANC) has announced the Premiers-elect for the Mpumalanga and the Free State province. The Premiers-elect are Refilwe Mtshweni for Mpumalanga and Sisi Ntombela for the Free State, respectively. “The National Working Committee (NWC) believes that the two women nominated as Premiers-elect will take forward the agendaRead More →

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday announced the immediate resignation of its Chief Officer Jonas Makwakwa. At a media briefing at the SARS offices in Tshwane, SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane announced Makwakwa’s resignation. “I wish to announce that Mr Jonas Mashudu Makwakwa has resigned this morning from hisRead More →