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Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi

School apologises for racial segregation

A private school in Pretoria apologised on Monday for separating students according to race, said education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

GRIM TASK: Nigerian rescue workers search through rubble from the collapsed guesthouse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos. Survivors are still being found among the rubble
after the collapse on September 12. At least 67 South Africans are among those missing presumed to be victims of the collapse Pictures: EPA

More bodies to return from Nigeria

Families of the 11 victims of the Nigerian church building collapse whose bodies remain in that country almost five months after the disaster, will know tomorrow which of them will be returned this week.


84 miners killed in 2014

Eight-four miners were killed in South Africa in 2014, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said today.

An apartheid notice on a beach near Capetown, denoting the area for whites only.   GETTY IMAGES.

Apartheid’s place in racism

We would be more effective at dealing with the endemic racism in our society if we didn’t relentlessly speak in a manner that reduces racism to apartheid and “apartheid tendencies”.

The rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride. A South African gay man  is challengeing maternity leave laws

Gay man challenges SA maternity leave laws: report

A Durban man in a same-sex marriage who was denied maternity leave has taken his government employers to the labour court, The Star reported today.

FNB Stadium in Gauteng, which hosted both the opening match and the final.

Construction firms ‘colluded’ over SA World Cup stadiums

South Africa’s top construction firms colluded over contracts to build and revamp stadiums for the 2010 World Cup, the Competition Commission said today, paving the way for possible prosecution.


Spotlight falls on judicial decisions around gender

The role of judges in post-apartheid South Africa was always going to be complicated and controversial. The judiciary had been complicit in the enforcement of apartheid laws,

Fukushima nuclear plant. Picture: FILE

SA still investigating nuclear options

South Africa is still looking at different options to facilitate nuclear power in the country, energy department acting director-general Wolsey Barnard said today.

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