Today's Big Stories

Shoot out over principal appointment, Mahlobo's scrambler, Zuma gets Parly calm

[DEVELOPING] Tensions over principal appointment lead to shoot out

Tando Ntunja on this story: what was meant to be a peaceful resolution of a dispute pertaining to the appointment of a principal at a school has turned violent, with SAPS officers resorting to shooting. Parents at Roodepoort Primary School in Davidsonville in Gauteng's West Rand have denied that their call for the principal to step down is racially motivated.

To go to a brief audio timeline of how events unfolded, click here. For updates as they happen, follow EWN's Govan Whittles on @van1go and @ewnreporter as GW

Mahlobo signal jammer claims rubbished

EWN's Barry Bateman on this story: radio frequency experts have told Eyewitness News a cellphone jamming device is not designed to enforce a no-fly zone, as claimed by the State Security Minister David Mahlobo. Before the start of the State of The Nation Address (Sona) last week, there was no signal in the National Assembly. Journalists and editors launched into an unprecedented protest over the communication blackout. Opposition Members of Parliament also took up the call of “Bring Back the Signal” in solidarity with the media.

Zuma's calm after a violent, signal-jammed Parly storm

EWN Parliament's Gaye Davis on this story: President Jacob Zuma has called for cool heads in Parliament and says despite the challenges, South Africa's getting many things right. Replying to the vicious debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona), Zuma turned up the charm, extending an olive branch to some of his harshest detractors. During his Sona speech, Economic Freedom Fighters were forcibly removed from the National Assembly while the Democratic Alliance (DA), United Democratic Movement and the Congress of the People staged a walk out. Zuma acknowledged the country's many challenges and stressed the need to work together to address them.

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Why family traditions matter

Why family traditions matter

Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.

Popular articles
KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamu Dlomu.

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Sharone Daniels, a community activist in Cape Town's Ocean View says they need police intervention to end gang violence.

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer and Ph.D. researcher John Okedi speaks to CapeTalk host John Maytham about his plans.

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe sat down for a lengthy and candid interview with 702 and CapeTalk anchor, Eusebius McKaiser.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.