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ActionSA members outside parliament. ActionSA/X (formerly Twitter) Months before the election, the contentious Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill is set to become the latest political football.This became apparent when ActionSA staged a picket outside Parliament to register their concerns with the BELA Bill.Earlier this month, the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture extended the deadline for stakeholders and interested people to submit written comments on the bill to 31 January 2024. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25…

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Charles Leclerc has renewed his contract with Ferrari to “beyond the 2024 season”, the Formula One team announced on Thursday.The Italian racing outfit did not specify the length of the contract extension for Leclerc, who finished fifth last season and way behind world champion Max Verstappen. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower,…

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New cast members set to join the ‘Skeem Saam’ tv series. Skeem Saam is bringing four new faces to the drama series.Nyaniso Dzedze, Pholoso Mohlala, Brendan Maphake and Themba Manganyi have been unveiled as the new cast.From 4 March, the series will air at 19:30.Not only is Skeem Saam turning up the heat by moving to a competitive prime time slot, but the drama series is also shaking things up by introducing new characters to the show.While viewers are still on a high after witnessing long-time favourites Kwaito and Lizzy’s nuptials, things are about to get more interesting in…

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One of the most intriguing figures of our time – Elon Musk Each image in this album is a piece of history, capturing the essence of Musk’s journey.  It’s an intimate expedition through various stages of his life   from a bright-eyed, curious child,  through his formative years,  to the trailblazer leading some of the most successful technological endeavors of this century.  Join us on this captivating odyssey, tracing the footsteps of a man who has dared to envision a better future for humanity.

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A group of irate community workers and residents joined a protest to show how unimpressed they were over the alleged theft of guns from the Mitchell’s Plain Police Station. Samantha Lee-Jacobs/People’s Post “Free our community from guns. These guns are killing our youth. I’m dik. I’m gatvol (I’ve had enough).”This was the sentiment of Mitchells Plain resident Washiela Bullock-Sardien, one of the protesters who raised her ire outside her local police station on Thursday.Residents have called for the axing of the top brass at Mitchells Plain police station after 15 firearms and eight imitation ones went missing from its storeroom.…

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John P Kelly/Getty Images SA’s financial watchdog has warned South Africans not to do business with the well-known “crowdfarming” platform Livestock Wealth. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.

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Tunisia’s midfielder Hamza Rafia fights for the ball with South Africa’s defender Aubrey Modiba during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group E football match between South Africa and Tunisia at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo on January 24, 2024. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) Bafana Bafana were held to a goalless draw against Tunisia as they booked their last 16 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) place on Wednesday.The defensive performance was admirable, but they fell short on the offensive front against a mediocre Tunisian outfit.Aubrey Modiba delivered another performance that raised concerns, displaying errors from…

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Freedom Under Law (FUL) wants the votes to remove disgraced judges John Hlophe and Nkola Motata before the State of the Nation Address. Elizabeth Sejake/Sunday Times Freedom Under Law (FUL) wants the votes to remove disgraced judges John Hlophe and Nkola Motata before the State of the Nation Address (SONA), as initially planned.FUL, who intervened several times in the protracted attempts to hold Hlophe, the suspended Western Cape Judge President, and Motata to account, wrote to Parliament in this regard.In a letter addressed to Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina, and the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services,…

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Drugs valued at around R90 million were seized during operations in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. SA Police Service/X (formerly Twitter) Plastic bags filled with pills were tossed into incinerators on Thursday morning as police destroyed more than a tonne of drugs with an estimated value of R90 million.The drugs were confiscated during police operations in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, as well as during roadblocks and tracing operations, said national police commissioner General Fannie Masemola.Among the drugs that went up in smoke were tik, cocaine and mandrax. South Africans need to be in the know if we…

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Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago (Photo by Gallo Images / Brenton Geach) South Africa’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept interest rates on hold at 8.25% in its first meeting of the year, having left the benchmark rate unchanged at a 14-year high for the past nine months. This was in line with economists’ expectations. The decision was unanimous, with the MPC currently made up of five members after David Fowkes, who was appointed as an advisor to the governors on 1 December, was made part of the committee.  The choice to maintain rates at a fourth consecutive MPC meeting…

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