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Today in History: 29th March
Today in History: 29th March Historical Event: • 1803: Henry Francis Fynn, pioneer and settler who was a member of an expedition to the Zulu chief Shaka in the 1820s, is born in London...
Two suspects shot dead in attempted ATM bombing
Two suspects shot dead in attempted ATM bombing THANDI XABA Two men were shot dead during a an attempted ATM bombing in Odendaalsrus in the Free State. Police spokesperson Molebogeng Lechesa says police received...
Today in History: 28th March
Today in History: 28th March History: • 1825: Frans Reinhard Bresler (58), magistrate in Graaff-Reinet, commits suicide during an embezzlement investigation. • 1905: Charles B. Adderley...
Cases of Ebola decreasing significantly world-wide
Cases of Ebola decreasing significantly world-wide SELLWANE KHAKHAU For the first time this year, the world sees less reported news cases of the Ebola virus. A recent study by World Health Organisation (WHO) has...
Today in History: 26th March
Today in History: 26th March Historical Event: • 1876: The first issue of The Cape Times appears in Cape Town. • 1905: John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and professor who...
UV-akademikus stap weg met Chemie-toekenning
UV-akademikus stap weg met Chemie-toekenning Prof Jeanet Conradie, Professor in die Departement Chemie aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV), het die 2014 Merck-medalje van die Suid-Afrikaanse Chemiese...
Today in History: 25th March
Today in History: 25th March Historical Event: • 1647: The Dutch Indiaman, Nieuw-Haerlem, is wrecked in a storm in Table Bay. • 1835: Durban pioneer Captain Allen Gardiner establishes...
Two FS schools implements sign language as subject
Two FS schools implements sign language as subject SELLWANE KHAKHAU For the first time in the history of South Africa, deaf children are learning sign language as a school subject. Previously sign language was only...
Today in History: 24th March
Today in History: 24th March Historical Event: • 1823: Johannes Casparus Lotter (45), who made two silver communion chalices for the 'Groote Kerk' in Cape Town, dies. • 1842: The...
One year since deadly Ebola outbreak
One year since deadly Ebola outbreak THANDI XABA Known to be one of the deadliest killers Africa has seen, March 22nd marks the first reported outbreak of the Ebola virus a year ago. Since then the...
Eskom should look at other alternatives: IRR
Eskom should look at other alternatives: IRR THANDI XABA Eskom should look into mixed power stations that use coal, nuclear and renewable energy in order generate electricity, in the hopes to close the energy...
Awareness brought forth during the last week of TB Awareness Month
Awareness brought forth during the last week of TB Awareness Month THANDI XABA About 1% of the country’s population of approximately 50 million people develop active TB disease each year. In the wake of World TB day tomorrow,...
Today in History: March 23rd
Today in History: March 23rd Historical Event: 1846: As far as known Henry D. Warden makes the first reference to Bloemfontein when he writes to the governor about a farm between Philippolis and...
Today in History: 22nd March
Today in History: 22nd March Historical Event: • 1685: The first land is registered at the Cape. • 1907: Indians in SA start a protest under Mohandas Gandhi against new legislation...
Today in History: 21st March
Today in History: 21st March Historical Event: • 1900: Anglo-Boer War 2 Poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling, summoned from Cape Town by Lord Roberts, arrives in Bloemfontein to join the...
Today in History: 20th March
Today in History: 20th March Historical Event: • 1880: Diamonds to the worth of about £50,000 are stolen from the post office in Cape Town. • 1870: Charles Gustav Fichardt,...
Today in History: March 19th
Today in History: March 19th Historical Event: • 1910: Thomas Thornton becomes the first air passenger in SA when he pays Albert Kimmerling £100 for a short flight from Sydenham Hill in...
Eskom still faces massive 18 000 MW power shortfall – IRR policy paper
Eskom still faces massive 18 000 MW power shortfall – IRR policy paper THANDI XABA Eskom should go back to being run by engineers in order to close the 18 000MW high power shortfall. This comes from the South African Institute of...
Quality of education should be a priority
Quality of education should be a priority THANDI XABA Economists have warned against plans to extend the child-support grant from 18 to 21 years as fiscal suicide. About an extra cost to the fiscus of over...
Graduation season commences in earnest at Welkom campus
Graduation season commences in earnest at Welkom campus The graduations season commenced in earnest at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) Welkom Campus on 13 March 2015 when Dr Clement Moreku, Dr Luzaan...
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