19 September 2018


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Another opportunity to secure tertiary education funding

If you have missed a deadline to apply for student financial aid with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2017 academic year, worry not. You will have another opportunity when applications are reopened from Monday 9 January.

NSFAS decided to open a second and final application window...read more


North West University ensures access for all

North West University (NWU) has committed to ensuring that all students who cannot afford the 8% fee hike will still be able to study at the institution this year. The university's management has acknowledged the steps taken by government to absorb the fee increment for the poor and the "missing middle" in the 2017...read more


Ruling ANC fights to keep its birthday rally dignified

Every year on 8 January the governing party, African National Congress (ANC), celebrates its founding with a gathering better known as the January 8 statement.

This statement, delivered by the party's sitting president, guides the party's programme of action for the year and celebrates its achievements. T...read more


Hawks nab bribe loving traffic officers

Three traffic officers from the Brits Provincial Traffic Office are out on bail after being arrested for allegedly taking bribes from traffic offenders.

The three were arrested on 29 December 2016, shortly after the Hawks started an Anti-Corruption Awareness Campaign in Brits.

They appeared at ...read more


Bail for con artist using Premier Mahumapelo's name

A man who solicited money from several high profile politicians under the pretext that he was Bokone Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo or was sent by him, has been released on bail and will appear in court again in March.

The suspect, Thato Hangari (25), from Kuruman in the Northern Cape was granted a R...read more


TEACHER UNIONS REACT POSITIVELY TO IMPROVED 2016 MATRIC RESULTS

Teacher unions have welcomed the improved 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results that were announced by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, this week.

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) applauded teachers for their "hard work" towards the improved results "which saw more ...read more


New office block for the NW Provincial Legislature

Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Sussana Dantjie, presided over a sod turning ceremony recently, for the construction of a new four storey office block as part of the Legislature's extension of the East Wing.

The construction of the new 5500 square metres office block - which will cost the...read more


Eskom allowed to cut power to owing municipalities

Residents in some municipalities might be inconvenienced by power cuts if their municipalities do not settle the debts they have with power utility Eskom.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Thursday that Eskom has got the right to cut power supply to eight municipalities that owe it billion...read more


SOR Mahumapelo Foundation shakes Atamelang with love

Sport plays an important role in promoting nation building, social cohesion and a healthy lifestyle, says the founder of SOR Mahumapelo Foundation, Supra Mahumapelo.

Mahumapelo, who is also Premier of Bokone Bophirima province, addressed thousands who were part of his annual SOR Mahumapelo Foundation cele...read more