What Nigeria needs to do to avoid World Bank’s ‘worst case scenario’

No coordination on macroeconomic policies in Nigeria Red Confidential/shutterstock In its latest report on Nigeria, the World Bank issued a stark warning: that the country risks becoming home to a quarter of the world’s destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment. Wale Fatade, from The Conversation Africa, […]


Nzimande’s bogus college alert | Pretoria News – IOL

Shepperd Academy is one of the unregistered colleges in Pretoria, according to the government. Picture: Bongani Shilubane/African News Agency (ANA) Pretoria – Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has warned prospective students against bogus colleges. According to the minister, these institutions would be the downfall of the country’s youth. He urged prospective […]


PICS: Hundreds attend Chinese new year festivities in Pretoria – IOL

Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian welcoming guests at the Chinese new year celebrations in Pretoria on Saturday. Photo: ANA/Jonisayi Maromo Pretoria – Hundreds of guests, include cabinet ministers, senior government officials, academics, political activists, and schoolchildren streamed into the Chinese embassy in Pretoria on Saturday where the red carpet was rolled out for […]


Pretoria outranks Cape as most expensive African city – CapeTown ETC

Capetonians might be surprised to find that the Mother City is not the most expensive place to live in Africa. According to reports by Data group Numbeo and expat portal Expatistan, Pretoria actually takes the top spot. Both groups released their own 2020 Cost of Living indices to determine the most expensive places in the […]


Parents storm Hoërskool Akasia for placements | Pretoria News – Independent Online

Aggrieved parents whose children were not placed at Hoerskool Akasia walked in the school to demand admission of more learners. Picture: Rapula Moatshe Police were called in at Hoërskool Akasia yesterday after parents whose children were not accepted at the school walked in unannounced to demand that they be admitted. There was, however, no violence […]


City of Tshwane’s fate in balance | Pretoria News – Independent Online

SPEAKER of council Katlego Mathebe has been warned she would face the chop if she did not allow today’s motions of no confidence against her and mayor Stevens Mokgalapa. Oupa Mokoena African News Agency (ANA) Pretoria – The speaker of Tshwane council, Katlego Mathebe, will be fired if she does not allow today’s motions of […]


Over 500 firearms handed over to police in Gauteng – Centurion Rekord

Gauteng police have received more than 500 firearms as part of the firearm amnesty granted to gun owners. South African gun owners have six months to surrender unwanted firearms or firearms with expired licences to the authorities. This means, if you have an unwanted or unlicensed firearm, ammunition or firearm parts, you can surrender them […]


Dismay as Tshwane fails to reimburse incorrectly billed residents | Pretoria News – Independent Online

FILE PHOTO: Reuters Pretoria – The City of Tshwane is being taken to task for failing to reimburse residents who were incorrectly billed after the implementation of tariff hikes without the approval last year. In a letter to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), AfriForum stated that the metro had not done the […]


Ipid investigates killing of bystander in Alexandra – 702

Residents of Alexandra are outraged after Samantha Radebe was shot dead allegedly by a police officer. The 29-year-old Radebe was shot and killed when she was caught in a crossfire between police and suspects on Wednesday night. Another bystander was critically wounded during the altercation. Nickolaus Bauer on the Midday Report chats to Independent Police […]


Queues at Tshwane varsities as students cry foul over online systems | Pretoria News – Independent Online

THERE were also long queues at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria West. Bongani Shilubane/African News agency (ANA) STUDENTS queue at Unisa requiring assistance with registration. 
 Bongani Shilubane/ African News agency (ANA) Pretoria – Students at institutions of higher learning in the city were this week queuing in large numbers for registration, saying they […]