Today's Big Stories

WCED denies offering axed principal Brian Isaacs hush money

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has officially fired South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs.

Education MEC Debbie Schafer dismissed the appeal against his dismissal, ending his more than 30-year tenure as head of the school.

Isaacs was suspended earlier this year and faced several disciplinary hearings over misconduct in the workplace.

Schafer explains that Isaacs was fired on charges relating to insubordination and false statements in the media.

Isaacs has now claimed in the media that the WCED tried to buy him off, which Schafer has denied.

Schafer says that the WCED had initially offered him an early retirement package during legal settlement negotiations, which are typically confidential.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Read More
Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Speciality ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins is filling bellies and the demand for artisanal ice cream in Mzantsi. We get the scoop.

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Minister Jeff Radebe says that Cabinet has noted all the concerns raised by international rating agencies.

Govt needs to rethink '16 Days' campaign, says professor

Govt needs to rethink '16 Days' campaign, says professor

All the money spent on the two-week-long campaign could be put to better use, into on-going programmes and social interventions.

Blocked intersections a serious problem, says City

Blocked intersections a serious problem, says City

A stretch of road that should take drivers 3 minutes can turn into a half hour crawl because of motorists who block intersections.

Embattled South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs could be fired soon

Embattled South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs could be fired soon

A disciplinary hearing found suspended South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs guilty of abusive & insolent behaviour.

'There's a vendetta against me', says suspended South Peninsula principal

'There's a vendetta against me', says suspended South Peninsula principal

"There's no doubt that there is a vendetta against me. Three disciplinary hearings are running at the same time. It's unheard of."