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Legal battle over prime cape farmland

Agrarian rights campaigners, property developers and the City of Cape Town will lock horns in the Western Cape high court from Tuesday over the proposed development of a critically important piece of agricultural land in the heart of the Cape Flats. The Philippi horticultural area (PHA) has been home to[…]

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More retrenchments are coming, CCMA projects

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says it foresees more retrenchments in workplaces, as factors such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) take over. “Currently, the biggest contributor to retrenchments is the 4IR. We are seeing that based on the number of referrals we are receiving. We do[…]

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Cape Town commits millions to 2020 Minstrel event

The City of Cape Town will provide funding and support worth more than R5.8 million for the 2020 Minstrel event. The amount includes cash and costs for City-owned venues. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the funding will support six associations, including the Tweede Nuwe Jaar[…]

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ANC to give update in re-establishing its youth league

The African National Congress (ANC) National Youth Task Team (NYTT) is expected to brief the media on the progress made in re-establishing the party’s Youth League. The NYTT led by convener, Tandi Mahambehlala recently held a meeting at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The NYTT says the resolutions taken at the[…]

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New regulations to expose salary gaps

The Department of Labour has amended Employment Equity regulations to include a newly updated EEA4 form that is applicable to ‘designated employers’. The EEA4 form collects information for the assessment of the salary gap between the highest-paid and lowest-paid employee. It also aims to take a look at the inequality[…]

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Former Boks coach’s niece resigns over alleged sexual affair with Bishops boy – reports

The teacher who resigned amid allegations of a sexual relationship with a pupil at the Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch is the niece of former Springbok player and coach Nick Mallett, Sunday Times reported. Fiona Viotti, 30, reportedly left Bishops with immediate effect last week. The school reportedly appointed an attorney to investigate what[…]

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DA’s JP Smith faces motion of no confidence

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security and Democratic Alliance deputy caucus leader in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, is expected to face a motion of no confidence on Monday. The motion has been brought by two fellow DA councillors, Courtney Van Wyk and Steven Vuba. In a letter[…]

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ConCourt rules Stellenbosch University to use English first

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Stellenbosch University’s policy that makes English the institution’s main language is reasonable and must remain in place. During the ruling, the university said it had initially made the move to provide equal access to all its students and promote a multilingual culture. The language[…]

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Extension of school hours on the cards

More local schooling bodies are being encouraged to consider extending school hours to include after-school programmes to keep impressionable kids in a positive environment rather than exposing them to boredom or free time that could lead to crime or bullying. A Harvard University study found that peak times for victimisation[…]

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