17:47 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
The Walter Sisulu University's Butterworth Campus has opened its doors today after a week of closure.
Students last week protested at the University causing instability which led to its closure.
University spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo, said the management and student political structures, held a meeting at the Butterworth campus on Wednesday.
The campus gates were also opened for the students on the same day.
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18:35 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 February 2016
Eastern Cape Education MEC, Mandla Makupula, said his Department had issued 98 new teacher appointment letters in Nelson Mandela Bay this week
Makupula, along with the Head of Department, Siza Natshilaphala briefed the media today on the Department's progress in dealing wih the education crises in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas where schools have been closed for about a month.
Parents and school governing bodies... read more
07:02 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 January 2016
Auckland (dpa) – A cat in Auckland has received an official letter inviting it to register as a voter, much to its owner’s surprise.
Tiana Lyes was initially bewildered after opening the letter addressed to her cat Chairman Meow, not sure why he had been singled out for the responsibility usually reserved for humans, but put it down to a recent change of address.
A spokesperson for the Ele... read more
14:50 (GMT+2), Mon, 11 January 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Mansion is up for sale, but longtime resident Hugh Hefner wants to stay put.
Playboy Enterprises announced the West Los Angeles estate, the backdrop of many film shoots and celebrity parties, was listed Monday for $200 million.
As a condition of the sale, 89-year-old magazine founder Hefner can continue living there as he has since the company bought the mansion 45 years ago for just ... read more
10:34 (GMT+2), Mon, 11 January 2016
London – Music legend David Bowie has died aged 69 after a battle with cancer, according to his official Facebook page.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” said a statement on the star’s account.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy durin... read more
10:27 (GMT+2), Wed, 06 January 2016
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang’s quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
A television anchor said in a typically propaganda-heavy statement that the North had tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, elevating the country’s “nuclea... read more
07:53 (GMT+2), Wed, 06 January 2016
Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.
CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter’s intentions in a tweet posted Tuesday after the technology news site Re/Code reported the company is exploring increasing its limits on text from 14... read more
08:48 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 December 2015
An influential Muslim family from Port Elizabeth has asked President Jacob Zuma to help them get their four children, who are being detained in Saudi Arabia, released.
Sunday newspaper, Rapport reports that according to the father of the children, Nazir Desai, Saudi authorities refused to say why the children had been in custody for more than a month without being charged.
The family was in the news in March when a young... read more
11:51 (GMT+2), Mon, 21 December 2015
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning take-down of world soccer’s most powerful leaders.
FIFA President Blatter and his one-time protege Platini were kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest and disloyalty to FIFA in a $2 million payment deal that is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Switzerland.
Blatter’s FI... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Mon, 21 December 2015
Television viewers in the Philippines were dismayed when Miss Colombia was named Miss Universe on Sunday, but a few moments later, the announcer corrected his error and declared
Filipina Pia Alonso Wurtzbach the winner.
South Africa made it into the top 15.
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09:27 (GMT+2), Tue, 15 December 2015
Accused of killing four people in the US in 2011, South African Muziwokuthula “Muzi” Madondo finally faced the music for two of the crimes on Monday when he was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
Madondo, who had pleaded guilty last month to gunning down of father and son Bobby Gonzales, 57, and Gabriel Baca, 37, will have to serve at least 24 years before being eligible for parole.
However, it is debatable ... read more
11:51 (GMT+2), Sun, 13 December 2015
PARIS - (ANA) – The “Paris Agreement” – adopted in a plenary session at the COP21 climate talks on Saturday – represents the first time the world has united on a deal to combat climate change and its effects.
As French Foreign Minister – and COP21 President – Laurent Fabius pounded the gavel, signifying its adoption, the plenary halls at Le Bourget erupted with unmitigated... read more
12:56 (GMT+2), Sun, 06 December 2015
ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini will pay a courtesy call to June Steenkamp today.
This, after an ANC Women's League member blundered during a television interview on the Oscar Pistorius Appeals Court judgement, saying Steenkamp should rot in hell.
The member repeated the mistake during the interview, no doubt leaving the Women's League, which had been there to support June Steenkamp, a little r... read more
06:46 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 December 2015
SAN BERNARDINO, California (AP) — At least two heavily armed attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked “as if they were on a mission,” authorities said.
Hours later, police hunting for the killers riddled a black SUV with gunfire in a shootout two miles (thre... read more
15:10 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed more than 200 defectors from the ANC, Cope and Agang in a mass walk-over on Tuesday.
Most of those who crossed over arrived at the Khayamnandi Community Hall in Despatch dressed in the colours of their former parties.
Some ANC defectors wore T-shirts bearing the face of party president Jacob Zuma.
One former ANC supporter, Johnson Dubase, alleged that the ruling party had lied... read more