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Sanco shocked after pupil stabs teacher to death

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The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Tuesday expressed shock after a Grade 8 learner fatally stabbed a teacher. It’s alleged the 15-year-old pupil went to the teacher’s home in the early hours of Saturday morning and started breaking all the windows with stones. When Kingston Vhiya, a teacher at Bosele Middle School in
Source: The New Age

Sassa rejects allegations of R1bn in claim by CPS

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has rejected claims of over R1 billion by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) based on the apparent breach of terms of social grant payment service contracts. Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu said the contracts in question were concluded in 2009 for Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape and
Source: The New Age

Concerns over electricity debt

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COMMUNITIES around the Northern Cape have started to raise concerns over the huge debt owed by municipalities to the power utility Eskom. Reportedly municipalities have a collective debt of R400m to Eskom. Residents of Siyancuma local municipality participated in a peaceful march over the high Eskom bill that the municipality owes. The municipality’s outstanding debt
Source: The New Age

Breastfeeding mums stigmatised

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SOUTH Africa has a long history of promoting breastfeeding as an important part of promoting the health of children in the country. Deidre Smith of the South African Breast Milk Reserve said apart from being a valuable source of nutrition, breastfeeding also helped in strengthening an infant’s immature immune system. “In terms of premature infants,
Source: The New Age

Ramaphosa ‘aligned’ Saul wins N. Cape ANC chair

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Former Northern Cape secretary Zamani Saul has been elected provincial ANC chairperson on Friday evening. Saul was uncontested on the chairmanship position after his contender, Sylvia Lucas declined nomination. The delegates also nominated Bentley Vaas as Saul’s deputy chair, Deshni Ngangxa as provincial secretary, Maruping Lekwane as deputy, while Fufe Makatong as provincial treasurer. All
Source: The New Age

Brown rescues municipalities

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Municipalities in the Northern Cape breathed easier over the weekend after Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, has come to the rescue of indebted municipalities, instructing Eskom to afford them time until the end of this month to clear their outstanding arrears before switching off the lights. “Turning off the power supply does not only impact
Source: The New Age

Small business key in sectors

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Sustainable funding model for small businesses came under the spotlight during the annual stakeholder forum meeting in Kimberley on Friday. MEC for finance, economic development and tourism Mac Jack said small medium micro enterprises were key in creating employment and eradicating poverty in previously disadvantaged communities. Jack said the sector played a crucial role in
Source: The New Age

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