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South Africa’s New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath Of Office

South Africa’s New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath Of Office

The 400 members from 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May General Election are taking their oath to serve in the Sixth Democratic Parliament today. The swearing-in ceremony, which will be presided by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, is a sitting at which this House of Parliament formally constitutes itself. The sitting will […]

IEC Warns Against ‘Criminal’ Attempts To Disrupt The Rights Of South Africans To Vote

IEC Warns Against ‘Criminal’ Attempts To Disrupt The Rights Of South Africans To Vote

A day before the elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has once again urged disgruntled South Africans not to disrupt the voting processes and allow people their constitutional right to vote. Giving a final update on their election readiness on Tuesday, IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo called for peace and calm ahead […]

University Of Johannesburg Honours NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson

University Of Johannesburg Honours NASA  Pioneer Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) received an honorary degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday evening at the age of 100. Johnson’s daughters, Katherine Goble Moore and Joylette Gobble Hylick accepted the degree on behalf of their mother. It was Johnson’s mathematics talent […]

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article that claimed that coloured women in South Africa have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, owing to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, are those of the authors alone, Stellenbosch University said on Wednesday. The highly criticised study, titled Age- and education-related effects on […]

Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed that one of South Africa’s most commonly-used injectable contraceptives could potentially increase women’s chances of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Injectable contraceptives are widely used across sub-Saharan Africa, being the […]

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

The majority of congregants killed when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dlangubo were women and a 13-year-old child, Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant confirmed on Friday.   Oliphant on behalf of national government said it was a “devastating tragedy” that lives were lost in a church during a Passover service. The […]

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has expressed concern following the rape, killing and attempted murder of two young girls aged nine and 13 in Sebokeng. “The continuous rape and killing of young girls has reached unprecedented levels. It is very important that the community and law enforcement agencies do everything in their power to […]

Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Third Grammy Award

Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Third Grammy Award

The Soweto Gospel Choir has made South Africa proud by winning the Best World Music Album award for their album Freedom at the 61st Grammy Awards, held in  Los Angeles. The album is best known for its liberation struggle songs. This is the choir’s third Grammy award. The music group’s previous wins were in 2007 and 2008 […]

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

U.S. shared workspace provider WeWork plans to launch in South African later this year, it said on Thursday, a move that would mark the first African expansion for the $47 billion New York-based company. The firm, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, will team up with Redefine Properties, one of South Africa’s biggest real estate […]

Man Dies In Gas Explosion At Gloria Mine, South Africa

Man Dies In Gas Explosion At Gloria Mine, South Africa

One man, believed to be an illegal miner, has died after an explosion at the shuttered Gloria Coal Mine in Mpumalanga. The police’s Brigadier Leornard Hlathi says another man, also believed to be an illegal miner, has been retrieved and is well. The Middelburg Observer reported on Wednesday that a group of 22 people, believed […]