‘SABC has not hired COO’: The heated issue regarding the SABC’s alleged appointment of a new chief operating officer (COO) still drew various comments yesterday, with the Department of Communications emphasising it was yet to be consulted. This was in accordance with an order issued last month by the North Gauteng High Court. Following media reports on Sunday claiming the
Dark cloud of impeachment: AS PARLIAMENT prepares for Jacob Zuma delivering what is looming to be his last state of the nation address (Sona), a subcommittee is finishing a set of rules that will govern procedures to be followed for the removal of a president. This process is hanging like a dark cloud over Thursday, February 8, when Zuma
Health head notice hailed: The resignation of suspended Gauteng health head of department Dr Barney Selebano has been widely welcomed by among others the chairperson of the select committee on social services. Selebano’s resignation comes as the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing chaired by retired justice Dikgang Moseneke is set to resume tomorrow. Selebano is one of the three senior
Schools face reading and comprehension skills challenges: South African schools enter the 2018 academic year faced with the challenge of addressing the dismal reading and comprehension skills highlighted by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report which found that nearly eight out of 10 Grade four children in the country cannot read for meaning. South Africa scored last in
No state capture arrests yet: INVESTIGATIONS into state capture involving Eskom and consultancy companies Trillian and McKinsey are continuing although no warrants of arrest have been issued so far, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said yesterday. Spokesperson Luvuyo Mafaku confirmed a “preservation order” had been obtained by a court to secure an amount of R1.6bn that was allegedly illegally paid
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