Naptosa blames shortage of 24 000 teachers on education department’s inefficiency.

The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) said the shortage of teachers, by 24 556, is a result of the education department’s inefficiency. Naptosa’s executive director, Basil Manuel said the education department’s administrative […]

Working on Fire Mpumalanga prepares for winter fire season.

Working on Fire Mpumalanga recently conducted a recruitment drive at various towns across the province, in preparations for the upcoming Winter Fire Season. According to Amanda Mthembu, Mpumalanga Provincial Communication Officer at Working on Fire […]

Mtshweni-Tsipane promises thorough investigation after a three-weeks-old baby’s hand was amputated.

Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane recently visited with a three-week-old baby who had her hand amputated and her family at Witbank Hospital to monitor the baby’s recovery progress. Mtshweni-Tsipane also promised the family that a thorough […]

Limpopo health MEC withdraws new rosters indefinitely.

Health workers in Limpopo have won their fight to ensure the new roster system is not implemented in the province. Limpopo health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba has withdrawn circulars issued by her department last month […]

MEC Majuba visits local schools to check sanitation infrastructure improvement projects.

Mpumalanga education MEC, Mr Bonakele Majuba visited four schools this morning to monitor progress relating to the construction of sanitation Infrastructure. The schools visited are Saile Primary, E.S Malele Secondary, Kufakwezwe Secondary and Ntsie Primary. […]

Government says it has created over 300,000 jobs for ‘school assistants’ in South Africa.

The Department of Basic Education says it has successfully implemented the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus which commenced in December 2020, creating over 300,000 jobs at schools across the country. The department said that the programme […]

DA Limpopo postpones elective conference over fraud claims against Jacques Smalle.

The Democratic Alliance has postponed the Limpopo elective conference which was scheduled for this weekend following allegations of fraud and tax evasion against Jacques Smalle, the incumbent provincial leader who sought re-election. Some of the […]

SALGA Mpumalanga hands over the SALGA/UNDP COVID-19 Relief Programme  

The South African Local Government Association in Mpumalanga in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently handed over the SMME Covid-19 relief programme to the eight municipalities that were selected to participate in […]

Lack of workplace behaviour change is driving Covid-19 infections at work.

“Eleven months into the lockdown and despite advocacy work by the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES), there remains, tragically, little or no movement in improvement in Occupational Health and Safety in both the public and […]

SANParks sings NPA’s praises on successful convictions.

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has recently commended the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Mpumalanga on the successful prosecution of two long standing rhino poaching trials in the Mhala Regional Court. SANParks said in […]

Government gazettes updated rules for domestic workers in South Africa.

Compensation Fund commissioner, Vuyo Mafata has gazetted additional regulations to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida) for domestic workers. The gazette confirms that domestic workers are now covered under the act for […]

SA’s successful emerging farmers gear up to tackle land department over ‘illegal evictions’.

Dozens of successful emerging Mpumalanga farmers, many of whom have 30-year land leases with the state, are challenging the land department over allegedly illegal evictions, which have seen some being given just 24 hours to […]

NSFAS to re-prioritise its budget to fund first-year students.

The minister of Higher Education and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be releasing funds for first-year students and registration periods at public universities will be extended. Nzimande […]

Unions vow to forge ahead with Limpopo health strike over shifts

The gloves are off as Limpopo health workers prepare to down tools over shift disputes despite a warning from the province’s Department of Health head. Earlier this week, the head of department, Thokozani Mhlongo warned […]

Newly signed school uniforms memorandum to assist struggling families.

Hard-pressed families could soon be saving on school uniforms following the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at stopping schools from forcing parents to buy from exclusive suppliers. The Competition Commission, the Department of […]

Basic income grant and removal of work experience requirements proposed for people under 35.

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has published the national youth policy (NYP), aimed at promoting young South Africans over the next decade. The policy wants to introduce positive […]

Dlamini-Zuma scores small victory in her bid to regain ‘cigarette ban powers’.

The cigarette ban may have ended last August, but Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is refusing to ease up in her battle against the courts. The COGTA Minister is challenging a decision handed down in the Western Cape, […]

You can no longer eat when flying in South Africa under level 1 lockdown.

Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula has published new transport rules for air travel under South Africa’s level 1 lockdown. In a gazette published on Monday, the 1st  of March, Mbalula said that international scheduled operations and […]

Caf presidency candidate Patrice Motsepe vows to make Africa global force.

Confederation of African Football (Caf) presidency candidate and South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe vowed on Thursday in Johannesburg to unite and develop football on the continent to global competitive levels. One of four candidates for […]

Alleged cash heist robber facing 3 counts of murder gets R100k bail as he has one kidney and may get Covid in jail

A co-accused of alleged cash-in-transit heist kingpin Wellington Cenenda has been granted bail of R100 000 by the Mpumalanga High Court. David Lebakeng Mokodutle convinced the court to release him on bail on grounds including […]

Chiefs to face Wydad in Burkina Faso and Sundowns set for Tanzania as sanity finally prevails in CAF debacle.

Morocco’s farcical handling of Kaizer Chiefs’ African Champions League match against Wydad Casablanca appears to have been stopped in its tracks after it emerged on Monday that the called-off game will now finally be played […]

Motsepe’s bid for the CAF presidency set to hit the home straight this week.

Mamelodi Sundowns owner, Patrice Motsepe’s bid for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) is set to hit the home straight this week when he unveils his plans in the race for the […]

Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour office

A high-powered executive management team from the Department of Employment and Labour has been dispatched to meet with unions, following disturbances and incidents of unprotected industrial action in Mpumalanga. The department said the industrial action […]

Oversight visits show some Limpopo schools not ready for new academic year.

Oversight visits to some Limpopo schools show that these schools are not ready for the new academic year and continue to struggle with unaddressed historical challenges. This is the view of DA Limpopo spokesperson on […]

9 000 Grade 1 and 16 000 Grade 8 pupils unplaced as 2021 school year kicks off

The minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga says the demand for space in schools continues to plague the department as, nationally, a total of 8 982 Grade 1 pupils remain unplaced, despite public schooling […]

Powerful Cosafa region agrees to back Patrice Motsepe’s bid for CAF president.

The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) will vote for SA’s Patrice Motsepe at the election for the new Confederation of African Football (Caf) president in March. Insiders told a national publication that the […]

DJ MacG in hot water for transphobic comments.

Podcaster and former radio host Macgyver “MacG” Mukwevho has come under fire for his comments about the LGBTQI+ community after he seemingly took jabs at transgender women.  MacG, who hosts Podcast and Chill with MacG, […]

Secret cameras  planted in black doctors’ surgeries

Fresh from being nailed for racially discriminating against African and Indian private health practitioners, the country’s three major medical schemes now face a class action lawsuit from their victims. The independent panel that investigated allegations […]

Varsity students and Nzimande clash over laptop tender

Student bodies and Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande are at loggerheads over the provision of laptops. The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has threatened to take Nzimande to court in a bid […]

Independent schools to remain open, but remotely.

Independent schools will not be delaying or closing schools as recommended by the Department of Basic Education, says Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa executive director, Lebogang Montjane. Montjane said just as they did last […]

Re-opening of schools postponed to February 15.

The Department of Basic Education has recently announced that reopening of schools will be delayed by two weeks. This comes after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa and resulted in over […]