Today's Big Stories

Fedsas against decision to ban matric dance

Federation of Governing Bodies for South African Schools (FEDSAS) says provincial officials at the KZN Department of Education don't have the authority to make a decision to ban matric dances.

Speaking to CapeTalk's kieno Kammies, Paul Colditz, FEDSAS CEO says decisions on social activities of schools should be left to the school governing bodies.

The department has said that learners need to focus on their exams instead of worrying about preparations for the farewell, but Colditz says the matric dance and exams is part of the school calendar, allowing for planning time.

We are encouraging our members to go ahead with it in a responsible manner.

Paul Colditz, FEDSAS CEO

He says the biggest problem is the after party and not the farewell, by trying to ban the matric farewell the learners will have a party anyway with no supervision by parents and teachers.

The Department encourages schools to wait till after the exams to have matric dances but Colditz says it becomes difficult to get all the learners together after they've written exams.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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
'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

John Maytham interviews famed cricket correspondent Neil Manthorp.

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Chief Fire Officer at Overberg District Municipality says arson is a problem they are all too familiar with.

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

It’s getting worse and worse for Ford, as this report of shocking service shows. John Maytham interviews a frustrated listener.