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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 97

18 December 2018 8:48 PM UPDATE: Call for donations as firefighters battle St Francis Bay blaze

The Kouga municipality is calling for donations to assist firefighters containing the blaze in St Francis Bay. Earlier, the municipality said in a Facebook update that 11 houses burnt down completely and a few others were damaged. They were unable to say how many houses had been damaged. Those who are able to assist should contact James Mzangwa from Kouga's 45

11 December 2018 5:01 PM Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

Kenyan police officials on Tuesday said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Adan Omar, was arrested in Bangali town in Tana county on Sunday, said James Akoru, a senior police official based at the Kenyan coast. Police had offered a $10 000 reward for Adan, who they described 40

21 November 2018 8:00 AM Gunmen kidnap Italian woman, 23, in Kenya

Kenya's police chief says gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast. Police chief Joseph Boinnet says on Wednesday five people also have been wounded by the attackers who shot indiscriminately during at around 20:00 on Tuesday in the county of Kilifi. Boinnet identified the volunteer as an Italian woman aged 23. He says the motive 36

03 October 2018 4:23 PM Cape Town medic stabbed to death

Two people are in custody after the killing of a man who had volunteered for the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS), provincial police said on Wednesday. Officers had gone to his home in Venus Way, Matroosfontein, on Saturday evening after receiving a complaint, said Captain FC van Wyk. Die Son identified the man as Leon Jacobs. It reported 51

20 September 2018 10:24 AM WATCH: In nick of time, volunteer saves dog leashed to moving truck

A volunteer for an Arizona sheriff's office has probably saved the life of a dog that was tied to a semitrailer truck as it pulled out of a parking lot. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page that the patrol volunteer was at a gas station in Ash Fork this month when he saw the semitruck starting to leave with a dog leashed to the bumper 41

17 August 2018 7:30 AM PICS: Brussels highlights sun-splashed summer with flower carpet

Brussels is highlighting its sun-splashed summer with a Mexican-themed carpet of over half a million flowers on its historic Grand-Place. The UNESCO World Heritage site on Thursday opened up the cobblestones of its market square for a giant display of flowers depicting scenes and symbols from the Guanajuato, a Mexican region with an exceptionally rich culture 295

14 April 2018 9:03 AM Iran warns of 'regional consequences' of Syria strikes

Tehran - Iran warned of "regional consequences" on Saturday following a wave of punitive strikes in Syria by the United States, Britain and France. "The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack," said the foreign 44

24 March 2018 11:30 AM Excitement as light drizzle falls over Buchan prayer meeting

Evangelist Angus Buchan and his followers' prayers seem to have been answered as a light drizzle fell over his It's Time mass prayer meeting in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, on Saturday. "Rain! Praise Jesus," shouted the thousands of people who had driven out to the sports field, packed with people raising their arms as they sang to a band playing religious 152

24 February 2018 7:23 PM Former policeman shot dead in Roodepoort robbery

Cape Town - A former policeman was killed in a house robbery in Roodekraans, west of Johannesburg, on Friday night. Deon van Wyk, a volunteer with the Kruin Community Voluntary Association, said Andrew du Plooy had opened the back door on Friday night to let his dog out, and then realised there were strangers in the house. Du Plooy tried to get back in the house 40