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Fake news hurting debate on Comprehensive Sexuality Education – department-2019

Fake news hurting debate on Comprehensive Sexuality Education – department-2019

The education department said on Sunday that fake news and false media reports were hurting the debate on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) component of the Life Orientation curriculum."False reporting by some media organisations and fake news have created unnecessary confusion and anxiety among parents in particular," said department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga."The department therefore wishes…
JUST IN | DA chooses Steenhuisen, Meyer as interim federal leader and chair-2019

JUST IN | DA chooses Steenhuisen, Meyer as interim federal leader and chair-2019

Newly elected interim leader John Steenhuisen has promised to turn the party's recent election set back into the biggest comeback in political history.  Steenhuisen said this during his first media briefing shortly after he was elected as interim chair. He was accompanied by newly elected federal chair Ivan Meyer and federal council chair Helen Zille.  Steenhuisen…
In setback for Trump, Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor-2019

In setback for Trump, Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor-2019

The Democratic governor of the US state of Louisiana John Bel Edwards has been re-elected for a second term in office following a hotly contested race.Edwards on Saturday narrowly defeated Eddie Rispone, a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with US President Donald Trump.READ | Democrats intensify 'impeachment' probe of TrumpEdwards, a conservative Democrat,…
Man shot dead at Witbank hospital after surviving shooting at his home-2019

Man shot dead at Witbank hospital after surviving shooting at his home-2019

LAST UPDATED: 2019-11-17, 16:30 In partnership with 2019-11-17 12:48 Jenna Etheridge A patient who was being treated for gunshot wounds has been shot and killed at Witbank hospital, Mpumalanga police confirmed on Sunday.Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said a man arrived at the hospital around 18:45 on Saturday and a squabble ensued with the patient."Several shots were…
Woman arrested for opening false rape case against stepfather-2019

Woman arrested for opening false rape case against stepfather-2019

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for opening a false rape case, Gauteng police said.The woman went to Benoni police station and alleged that her stepfather had raped her, said Brigadier Mathapelo Peters.READ | Woman apologises to Tumi Sole over ‘false and defamatory allegations’ of rape in Durban hotelShe said the Family Violence, Child Protection…
Two rhino and a zebra electrocuted after Eskom pylon collapses in nature reserve-2019

Two rhino and a zebra electrocuted after Eskom pylon collapses in nature reserve-2019

Several animals at the Tshwane Rietvlei Nature Reserve were electrocuted after an Eskom electricity pylon collapsed, Tshwane's mayoral committee member for environment and agriculture, Dana Wannenburg said on Saturday.The animals are a female rhino, her calf and a zebra."Tshwane Nature Conservation officials discovered the carcasses early this morning during routine patrols," said Wannenburg.READ | Three…
I wasn’t some one-night stand, says US businesswoman ‘heartbroken’ by Britain’s Boris Johnson-2019

I wasn’t some one-night stand, says US businesswoman ‘heartbroken’ by Britain’s Boris Johnson-2019

A US businesswoman at the centre of controversy over whether Boris Johnson showed her inappropriate favouritism amid an alleged affair said on Sunday she had been left "heartbroken" and "humiliated" by the British prime minister.Jennifer Arcuri, who is accused of getting privileged access to foreign trade jaunts and grants when Johnson was previously London mayor,…
Ramaphosa celebrates 67th birthday-2019

Ramaphosa celebrates 67th birthday-2019

Birthday wishes have been pouring in for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who turned 67 on Sunday.He returned to the country earlier this week after a working visit to Brasilia in the Federative Republic of Brazil, where he participated in the 11th Brics Summit.Last year, Ramaphosa celebrated his birthday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while attending the African…
Government positions used for Mpumalanga provincial conference race – ANC members-2019

Government positions used for Mpumalanga provincial conference race – ANC members-2019

Some ANC members in Mpumalanga have accused Premier Refilwe Mtsweni of using her powers to frustrate Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs head Peter Nyoni in a bid to control the party’s second largest province.Nyoni is part of a slate that includes former provincial secretary Mandla Ndlovu who is set to contest the provincial…
Steenhuisen set to be interim leader as DA’s warring factions continue bruising battle-2019

Steenhuisen set to be interim leader as DA’s warring factions continue bruising battle-2019

While the DA’s ‘true liberals’ are set to win today’s leadership tussle, the ‘progressives’ are gearing up for their fightback come congressThe DA is set for a gruelling few months in the run-up to next year’s elective congress, where its two warring factions will go head to head to decide on its future direction.The second…