Chaos as coloureds refuse black school

Amid racial divisions between coloureds and blacks that resulted in government officials shutting down Roodepoort Primary school, one coloured community member was shot with a rubber bullet and was taken to hospital.

Before the pupils were transported to school, coloured … Read the rest

Afrikaans schools win first round against forced anglicization

Disgruntled parents of single-medium Afrikaans schools dragged Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to court and won the first round.

Fedsas said Lesufi’s decision to make parents apply for admission electronically was merely an effort to take control of the placement … Read the rest

English crèche principal films toddlers having sex

A 68-year-old black principal of a Johannesburg crèche, pleaded guilty to a charge of compelled rape after telling two young children to have sex and allegedly filmed the act.

The owner of the creche in Alexandra who ordered two toddlers … Read the rest

Battle lines drawn for Gauteng Afrikaans schools

The Gauteng Education Department’s decision to change single-medium Afrikaans schools into parallel-medium schools will be challenged in the Johannesburg High Court.

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools are calling for the preservation of Afrikaans as a language … Read the rest

Bomb scares at two big shopping malls

The police are investigating after bomb scares at two shopping malls in Johannesburg.

Emergency Services and the police’s bomb squad evacuated Cresta in Randburg and Eastgate in Bedfordview.

No devices were found.

Eastgate Mall Spokesperson, Amelia Beattie says, “We receive … Read the rest

Joburg cancels 6 million traffic fines

More than six million traffic fines issued to Gauteng motorists between April 2009 and December 2012 have been cancelled by the Johannesburg metro police department.

JMPD director Gerrie Gerneke told reporters yesterday that fines issued during this period would no … Read the rest

Toddlers escape certain death after hijackers are chased

One of three suspected black hijackers remains on the run after the trio sped off with two toddlers still in a vehicle following a hijacking incident in Birchleigh North, Gauteng on Thursday.

Three armed men had allegedly hijacked a resident … Read the rest

Armoured vehicles to be deployed at malls in Gauteng

The police will deploy Nyala armoured vehicles at malls across Gauteng in a fight-back against the upsurge in shopping centre robberies by seemingly highly organised gangs.

But detectives made a breakthrough early yesterday when they arrested five men, in raids … Read the rest

Police investigate shooting of singer by their trigger-happy colleagues

sapsgunsA case of attempted murder is being investigated after multiple award winning singer Kuli Chana was shot and wounded by police on Monday, Gauteng police confirmed.

Police from Bedfordview were tracking kidnappers and mistook Chana’s luxury sedan to be that … Read the rest

Head of community safety arrested for drunken driving

drunk-drivingMpumalanga’s head of community safety appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of drunk driving and impersonating a police officer, Gauteng police said.

Thulani Sibuyi was granted R1000 bail after appearing in court, said Lt-Col Katlego … Read the rest

Concourt places Rivonia Primary’s admissions under state control

Rivonia Primary School
Rivonia Primary School

The education department has the power to override a school’s admission policy, the Constitutional Court found on Thursday.

It upheld, in part, an appeal against a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), holding that the … Read the rest

E-toll on its way after Zuma signs act into law

E-toll
E-toll station in Johannesburg

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill — paving the way for e-tolling, the presidency said on Wednesday.

“The president… has, in terms of Section 84 (2) of … Read the rest