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15 January 2019 7:03 AM Cape Town 'no-fee' schools turning away parents who can't fork out cash, one mother told to pay for her child’s chair

Some "no-fee" schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees - turning away Grade R pupils whose parents can't afford to pay, GroundUp reports. South African schools are divided into five categories, known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest 20% of schools in the country. Quintile 5 covers 133

08 January 2019 6:09 AM Three Spanish climbers, guide, perish on icy mountain in Peru

Three Spanish mountaineers died with their Peruvian guide while climbing a snow-capped peak in the Andes, Peruvian authorities reported on Monday. The five-member party was attempting to scale the 5 150 metre Nevado Mateo mountain in the Andean Cordillera Blanca range when they were swept away on Sunday, authorities in the Ancash region said. The alarm 77

07 January 2019 2:20 PM Mpumalanga mother accused of killing four children to apply for bail

A Mpumalanga woman accused of killing her four children will have to wait another week before she can apply to be released on bail after her application was postponed in the Witbank District Court on Monday. She allegedly attempted to take her own life and she has since been discharged from hospital. According to National Prosecuting Authority provincial 60

02 January 2019 1:21 PM UPDATE: Death toll in Russian apartment collapse reaches 19

Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building, bringing the known death toll to 19. The bodies found on Wednesday in Magnitogorsk included a 3-year-old girl, Russian news agencies cited the emergencies ministry as saying. An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage on Tuesday 68

29 December 2018 1:21 PM Lesufi's 'free maths marks' remarks slammed

Umalusi says it is disappointed by comments made by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on social media on Friday, after the body said it had adjusted the 2018 matric maths results for IEB learners. Lesufi tweeted that he disagreed with the decision, and asked if this was an admission that public education is starting to perform better than private 64

27 December 2018 6:34 PM Cape Town minstrel groups withdraw high court application

The City of Cape Town has welcomed the withdrawal of a high court application by the minstrel groups Cape Cultural Carnival Events Committee (CCCEC) and the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA). "The organisations lodged an urgent application on 16 December 2018 with the City of Cape Town and the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association (KKKA) as the main respondents 73

17 December 2018 6:33 PM Bodies of 2 Scandinavian women found in Morocco

The bodies of two Scandinavian women with cuts to their necks were found in a village in Morocco's High Atlas mountains on Monday, the interior ministry said. The tourists, a Danish woman and another from Norway, were found with "signs of violence" on their necks caused by a cutting device, the ministry said in a statement. It said an investigation had been launched 43

09 December 2018 7:56 PM Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke on Sunday at a news conference with Nadia Murad of Iraq, with whom he shared the 9-million Swedish kronor ($1m) prize. Mukwege was honoured for his work helping 64

26 November 2018 7:39 PM KZN cop who killed wife, brother-in-law in court succumbs to injuries

The KwaZulu-Natal police officer charged with two counts of murder after his wife and brother-in-law were shot dead inside a divorce court, has also died, police have confirmed. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed to News24 on Monday evening that the officer succumbed to his injuries, after being admitted to hospital when he turned the gun to himself 48

26 November 2018 5:31 AM Death toll rises to 87, California fire '98% contained'

The death toll in northern California's so-called "Camp Fire" rose to 87, officials said late on Saturday, adding that the blaze was almost fully under control. Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin that the fire – which broke out on November 8 – was 98% contained. The office of the Butte County Sheriff said that 249 people 77