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Gauteng Hawks boss suspended and Matric 2014 results wait almost over

EWN has learnt that head of the Hawks in Gauteng, General Shadrack Sibiya, has received a letter of a notice to suspend him. This follows the suspension of Hawks boss Anwar Dramat. Last month Dramat was placed on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans in 2010.

But Dramat's lawyer claims the move is politically motivated because he refused to get rid of certain people investigating cases close to President Jacob Zuma...

The country’s matric results are set to be officially released by Basic Education Minister Angie Motsekga in Auckland Park this evening. But widespread reports indicate that the overall pass rate is expected to be down – with pupils battling in maths, science and languages. The national assessment exams indicated that there are indeed problems – and there have been warnings of a downward trend for the pass rate over the next five years. Ray spoke to education specialist Prof Mary Metcalf.

The remains of a Johannesburg woman found dead in a swimming pool in Mauritius arrive back home today. Lee-Ann Palmarozza's body was found in a pool at a luxury resort a week ago - as she went to visit her boyfriend after Christmas. Reports say she suffered multiple bruises and a head injury. Mia Lindeque is following the story...

Can you take the perfect selfie? A college in Covent Gardens in the UK is offering a course in "the art of photographich self-portraiture". It’s a month-long course….

2014 saw load shedding return – with candles and gas lamps in high demand. This year, eskom is facing the same challenges and there are fears that loadshedding will return as industries get back to work. Ray speaks to Eskom’s Andrew Etzinger…


This article first appeared on 702 : Gauteng Hawks boss suspended and Matric 2014 results wait almost over


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