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‘The Public Protector is pleading poverty’-ANC

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes the decision of the Public Protector to challenge certain aspects of the judgment of the Western Cape High Court in a case between the SABC and DA.

The ANC Chief Whip said that the judgment asserted that although the remedial measures of the Public Protector cannot be ignored, they are not binding, enforceable and are not similar to court judgments.

“The judgment also stated that the role of the Office of the Public


Winterveldt residents celebrate for electricity


The MEC Resolves a Nine Day Protest Action in Sedibeng

One of the longest service delivery protest action in Gauteng has been suspended, following intensive negotiations between the Province, the municipality and community leaders.

The protest action was mainly over the lack of formal low - cost housing in the area of Sedibeng in New Village, which was sustained for nine days by angry residents. The residents blocked the local main road with stones making it impossible for motorists to use the road since the start of the protest.


‘Suggestions that Judge Masipa was bribed undermines’- Council

The sentencing of Paralympian athlete, Oscar Pistorius, having now been disposed of, the General Council of the Bar condemns the personal attacks and threats against Her Ladyship, the Honourable Justice Thokozile Masipa, relating to her decision to acquit Mr Pistorius of murder and to convict him of culpable homicide.

The GCB said in a statement that trials which attract as much media interest as this one has, and which are televised live, are bound to evoke strong reactions, “The outcome will almost invariably give rise to polarised opinion amongst members of the public.


Collect-a-can national schools competition countdown

There is only one week left for eco-conscience schools to win with their used beverage can collections through the annual National Schools Competition closing on Friday, 31 October 2014.

Over 160 schools across the country have already registered for this year's Collect-a-Can National Schools Competition, which gives schools the platform to raise additional funds and the opportunity to win their share of R788 800.00 in monthly and annual prizes.

Schools that register for the


Sanral's decision to make submission to e-toll

Gauteng Premier David Makhura welcomes the decision by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to meet with the e-toll advisory panel.

The panel has scheduled the meeting with SANRAL on 3, 4 and 6 November 2014.

"I am convinced that the decision by SANRAL to make its submission to the panel is consistent with the spirit of strengthening co-operative governance and improving inter-governmental relations to serve the people of South Africa better," said Makhura.

The e-toll advisory panel was established by Premier Makhura in July to assess the socio-economic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng.

The panel is made up of experts from various fields such as transport, economics,


Senzo Meyiwa is no more!

Senzo Meyiwa (27) was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team.

Meyiwa made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup


T.B. Joshua to testify on 5th November 2014

Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, will on 5th November 2014 appear before a coroner’s inquest investigating the recent collapse of its guest house.


The Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, announced




Theresa de Necker is the Spotlight Newspaper’s Chief Editor followed by Seiso Modisenyane who is the Deputy Editor and Lerato Sirengqe is the Publisher.  Spotlight Newspaper hasn’t been an easy journey without these executives who make Spotlight to be available to all readers, however


Support for sex workers!

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke National Sex Movement are disturbed by the increase in violence towards female sex workers in South Africa.

Several incidents have been repeatedly reported regarding the criminalisation of sex workers which includes the recent one at Kenilworth, when a resident Tim Osrin, allegedly assaulted a 44 year old domestic worker whom he thought was a sex worker. 

Osrin attacked the woman in full view of the public; he belittled and insulated her just because he thought she's a"sex worker".

Sisonke and SWEAT have attempted to constructively


Deputy President Ramaphosa addressed back to school party

On Saturday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a keynote address at the 8th back to school party, hosted by the Adopt a School Foundation in Johannesburg.

Deputy President Ramaphosa is the Chairman of the ‘Adopt a


Time for change in rural areas!

Many communities in rural areas have cried for years for 'change' to be brought onto them as promised by the government. However, for their problems to be into change they get worse.

Most families rather choose to survive through fruits and vegetables plantations, which they will sell to get money to take care of their needs. However, to some the situation is so bad that they only survive themselves by the social grants and pension funds that they receive from the government of which they are so grateful of.

The Spotlight spoke to one of


Afrikaans children's gay marriage picture book

The bestselling children's book with a gay marriage "The Princes and The Treasure" has just been released in an Afrikaans version titled "Die Prinse en die skat".

The English version of the book has


UMALUSI approves the final batch of the 2014 KZN Mid-Year results

Spotlight published an article under the headline ‘Umalusi approves kzn results of the 2014 senior certificates exams’ published on 30 September.

After conducting a third and final audit of the investigation, the Department of Basic Education submitted the final report to Umalusi on 20 October 2014.

Based on the evidence presented, it is clear that irregularities were widespread. However, on the basis of approved release results show 203 centres- out of a provincial total of 365 centres.

Furthermore, Umalusi took results at the remaining 153 centres where gross irregularities were found across subjects.

"It is Umalusi's considered view that the results of the affected centres were so compromised that


Attack against WITS for Oscar Pistorius.

Scathing allegations have been made against the Wits Justice Project by the acting National Commissioner of the Department Of Correctional Services, Zach Modise. These allegations were made during the Commissioner’s testimony in the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius, on Thursday.

The Wits Justice Project is an independent project based at the University of the Witwatersrand's Department of Journalism. During his testimony, the Commissioner provided that the Wits justice Project was run by two journalists and accused them of only writing stories that aim to depict the Department Of Correctional Services in a negative manner.


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