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15 January 2019 3:35 AM Suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher to speak out after going underground

Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted. The trade union and Barkhuizen are to address a media conference in Centurion at midday about "recent events at the town's primary school", it said in a statement. It would also "announce 96

14 January 2019 3:05 PM More tension as parents and security guards clash outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race controversy after a picture showing pupils at the school separated according to race went viral. The confrontation on Monday happened after a man who had come to pick up his niece 101

14 January 2019 4:18 AM Hockey mom who sent nude pic to WhatsApp group now divorced

Margaret van Wyk, the hockey mom from Schweizer-Reneke who caused a stir in 2016 when she accidentally sent a nude pic to a WhatsApp group, has been divorced, Sunday weekly Rapport reported. According to that newspaper, various occupants of the embattled North West town - which was rife with racial tension last week - told its reporter that Margaret 95

10 January 2019 6:42 AM Aussie cricketer in court on charge of raping sleeping woman

Cape Town - Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn has been accused of raping a sleeping woman in his flat. According to the ABC Sports website, the now 23-year-old all-rounder has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape following a charge back in 2017. Hepburn, who was born in Perth but now plays his cricket out of Worcestershire in England, claims the alleged 108

06 January 2019 1:43 PM Mzwanele Manyi to announce 'new political home', Twitter reacts

Former owner of The New Age and ANN7 Mzwanele Manyi is set to announce his "new political home" this week, with speculation rife that he will leave the ANC. Manyi, a former government spokesperson, made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday night, saying he would be holding a press briefing on Wednesday at 14:00 in Johannesburg. Manyi now calls himself 88

12 December 2018 5:29 AM Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

A Durban man is transforming old and broken toys into good-as-new treats so that every child experiences some joy over the festive season. Shiven Gopi, 31, recently shared an appeal on social media for donations of old toys to "Shiven's workshop". But he did not anticipate that he would receive such an overwhelming response. His "workshop" is actually 60

10 December 2018 12:16 PM Naka 'happy and relieved' to be back home

Cape Town - Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske is back home in Bloemfontein after surviving a shooting ordeal. Drotske, 47, underwent two successful operations since the shooting incident at his brother’s smallholding outside Pretoria late last month. He was shot in the chest, abdomen and arm. Drotske’s wife Marzanne Drotske told Netwerk24 that her husband 55

20 November 2018 8:19 PM Facebook access hit by unspecified problems

Facebook said on Tuesday users were having trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram, but did not explain the cause of the outages. It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook. The independent monitoring site Downdetector showed a map indicating 81

28 October 2018 1:01 PM Mogajane met with boss of VBS shareholder, Sunday Times reports

National Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane was invited to the private home of Vele Investments executive chair Tshifhiwa Motodzi before the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank, Sunday Times reported on Sunday. According to the Sunday Times report, Mogajane was “summoned” to Motodzi’s home in Johannesburg to discuss the bank in October last year. The weekly 54

21 October 2018 7:16 PM Gama 'hears from media' he was fired as Transnet CEO

Siyabonga Gama's contract as CEO of Transnet has been terminated, the state-owned enterprises' chair Dr Popo Molefe told Fin24 late on Sunday afternoon. Molefe, who is abroad at the moment, confirmed the termination of Gama's contract to Fin24 in a WhatsApp message. "Yes Gama’s contract of employment has been terminated," Molefe told Fin24. Gama told Fin24 in a WhatsApp 55