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KLISPRUIT

The Gauteng Education Department has confirmed that preliminary exams for grade 11 learners at the Klipspruit West High School in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg will not go ahead today. This comes after classes were disrupted yesterday after four teachers were barred from entering the premises. It's believed that other educators then boycotted classes in solidarity with the group, resulting in exams not taking place. The school has made headlines in recent weeks after protests erupted over the appointment of a black principal.
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Klipspruit West High School disrupted again as four teachers barred from entry

The Gauteng Education Department has confirmed that preliminary exams for grade 11 learners at the Klipspruit West High School in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg will not go ahead. This comes after classes were disrupted yesterday after four teachers were barred from entering the premises. It's believed that other educators then boycotted classes in solidarity with the group, resulting in exams not taking place. The school has made headlines in recent weeks after protests erupted over the appointment of a black principal. Stephen Kirker spoke to community leader Anthony Williams.
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ANC Bojanala judgement expected

The Mahikeng High Court is expected to deliver judgement in the case of the ANC's Bojanala region in Rustenburg and the provincial structure this afternoon. The party has appealed an earlier court ruling granting the region an interdict against the sitting of the regional and provincial general councils last month. The region is alleging that some delegates were irregularly excluded from the councils. The Bojanala region is the largest in the province. We spoke to Political Analyst from Nelson Mandela University Ongama Mtimka.
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Nine KPMG executive resign

Nine senior executives from the auditing firm‚ KPMG‚ have been forced to resign in a fallout over the company's involvement with the controversial Gupta family.The nine include the firm's chief executive officer‚ Trevor Hoole‚ and chief operating officer and country risk manager‚ Steven Louw. But KPMG has insisted it was not involved in any criminal activities. Economist Dr. Iraj Abedian gave us his perspective on the matter.
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Learners must fight fire with fire-COSAS

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) says learners will have to take matters into their own hands if government continues to fail them by not addressing issues of rape and corporal punishment in schools. The organisation held media briefing in Johannesburg. In recent weeks a number videos have been emerging on social media of teachers seen either viciously attacking pupils or sexually assaulting them. In KwaZulu-Natal alone the Department of Education suspended six teachers accused of sexual offences against pupils at five different schools. We spoke to COSAS president John Macheke.
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Pro-Makhado group not backing down

The shut down of services in Vuwani in Limpopo will continue indefinitely. The Pro-Makhado group addressed the community this morning following the reopening of municipal offices in the area. Community leaders say that government should take the blame for the prolonged shut down in the Limpopo town because it has not been making good on its promises. Pro-Makhado spokesperson Nsovo Sambo spoke to us.
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Men accused of assaulting a 9-year-old girl apply for bail

A small group of people dressed in ANC and EFF regalia have been protesting outside the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court where two men accused of assaulting a nine year old are applying for bail. Johannes Potgieter, a farmer of Schierpoort and Hendricks Dumas allegedly tied the girl to a tree and then beat her up. The girl's mother says she is traumatised and has sudden crying spells since the incident. Our reporter Liela Magnus is on the story.
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Ramaphosa "girlfriend" to interdict Kenny Kunene's publication

One of the women alleged to have had an extra-maritial affair with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has approached the Johannesburg High Court to interdict the online publication owned by business tycoon Thapelo Kenny Kunene from publishing the videos on its site. Our reporter Noma Bolani is in court.
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Whistleblower in Zwartwater rape case receiving threats

The MEC for Social Development Department in Eastern Cape, Nancy Sihlwayi says the young woman who reported a rape case which saw a 55-year old woman allegedly kill a man she found raping her daughter has been received threats. The incident happened in Zwartwater near Lady Frere last week. Two other suspects were injured during the incident and are now behind bars. The woman is out on five hundred rands' bail. South Africans have rallied behind the mother since the news broke and have set up a crowd funding campaign to assist with her legal fees. MEC Nancy Sihlwayi will visit her family this afternoon.
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Manana "accomplice" arrested outside court

A man has been arrested outside the Randburg magistrates court north of Johannesburg, where former Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana is appearing on assault charges. The man allegedly took part in the assault which was captured on video. He was identified by one of the victims. Manana's lawyer says his client will plead guilty. Our reporter Sashin Naidoo is in court.
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Biko did not subscribe to ANC politics-AZAPO

The Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO) says it is unhappy about the round table discussion which was hosted by the Arts and Culture department in honour of the late anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Pretoria last night. The department celebrated Biko's legacy under the theme "The Year of OR Tambo". AZAPO's Cikizwa Dabula has accused the department of prioritising liberation struggle heroes and heroines associated with the ANC.
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ANC's Senzo Mchunu hopes court ruling in his group's favour will unite the party in KZN

The ANC's Senzo Mchunu says he hopes today's court ruling in his group's favour will unite the party in KwaZulu Natal. The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled against the national and provincial executive committees as well as individuals including Premier Willies Mchunu and provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala in a vote rigging case lodged by five branches in the province. The group alleges that the 2015 provincial leadership conference elections were rigged, a claim denied by the party. Mchunu says the ruling was fair and that the ANC should take the opportunity to move forward in a positive way.

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