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Call for SA women to stand together

A formidable Komani businesswoman, Minty Makapela-Nonstele, whose business is blossoming with the opening of the first Proclean franchise in Whittlesea last week, calls for...

Jayiya a rose among thorns

South African women have permeated the so-called “male-dominated” industries as they continue to push boundaries to ensure gender balance and equal opportunities in the...

Sports

Schools

Eastern Cape scholar transport programme fails a quarter of needy pupils

One out of four Eastern Cape pupils who require scholar transport are not being assisted. The province’s department of transport said it had managed to...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

#CrimeStats | School bullying sees murders, hundreds of serious assaults

Nine murders and 19 attempted murders which were recorded by the police between April 2019 and March 2020 were as a result of bullying...

Uproar over R404m tablet deal linked to Iqbal Surve

Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade has lashed out at those questioning a deal that will see the department leasing 55,000 tablets for grade 12...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19...

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

Shock R400m to loan tablet devices for EC Grade 12 pupils

The Eastern Cape education department will fork out more than R400m on leasing 55,000 tablet devices for Grade 12 pupils which will be returned...

No work, no pay likely should schools close

Teacher unions are pushing back against a move to dock their pay should schools be closed again due to the upsurge of coronavirus cases. This...

Schools prepare for possible closure

Pressure is mounting on the department of basic education to close schools. This follows the nationwide call from education unions and experts who have cited...

Features

#Celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela

IN HONOUR of Nelson Mandela’s legacy The Rep shared his most famous quotes. “And if they...

Fire crackers and dogs

SPCA manager Betty Cree has urged locals to ensure that their dogs are kept in...

Kia Motoring Monthly: Grand Sedona the ultimate family ride

THE Kia Grand Sedona ticks all the boxes when it comes to comfort, ease and...

Clinic offers more affordable care

WITH medical fees sky-rocketing, unaffordable medical aid systems and long, unavoidable queues at public health...

Danny’s Motor Spares – 20 years of excellence

Danny's Motor Spares has been part of the Komani landscape for the past two decades. Known...

Build It Queenstown for your security solutions

THE security of your family and your home is one of the most important investments...

Crime

Sibongile Mani, who scored R14m NSFAS payment, due back in court

The theft case against Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student who accidentally received R14m...

Westville Prison wardens stabbed by prisoners after morning meal

Several prison wardens were stabbed by inmates at Durban's Westville Prison on Thursday, in what...

R20k reward for info on women’s bodies found on KZN south coast

A concerned sugar cane farm owner on KwaZulu-Natal's south coast is offering a R20,000 reward...

SA-born doctor attacked and killed by patient in Canada

A memorial service will be held on Friday night for a 45-year-old SA-born doctor killed...

Police constable in court for ‘raping teen’ on Women’s Day

A 27-year-old police constable who allegedly lured a teenager away from home and raped her...

Girlfriend bludgeoned to death

Nomzamo residents recently picketed outside the Komani magistrate’s Court to oppose bail for a man...

A dozen cops bust for ‘stealing drugs’ smuggled via OR Tambo International

A dozen police officers were arrested by the Hawks on Friday on allegations of corruption...

Taxi driver on murder charge after driving over traffic cop at roadblock

A taxi driver faces a murder charge after allegedly killing a Cape Town traffic cop...

New Covid-19 tender task team won’t usurp powers of law enforcement: Lamola

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has moved to allay fears that the new...

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IN TOUCH| Devastation of Covid-19 continues

Covid-19 is leaving tears and destruction in its wake and it looks as if it is here to stay. The last time I wrote...

IN TOUCH: Not all rules make sense

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on that fateful Tuesday March 23, said: “I am concerned that a rapid rise in infections will stretch our health services...

29 police officers ‘test positive’ for Covid-19 at Cape Town’s biggest station

Twenty-nine officials have tested positive for Covid-19 at Cape Town’s largest police station, according to a reliable source. The affected members are quarantined. On Sunday April...

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