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  1. R55k for mom locked up with babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 10 |

    A mother of four will receive R55 000 in damages from the police after she was unlawfully arrested and locked up in a police cell overnight with her 7-month-old baby. Queen Marumo initially claimed R153 000 in damages from the SAPS in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria following her ordeal on March 2, 2010.


  2. Roodepoort parents push for catch-up lessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 7 |

    A few weeks after calm was restored at Roodepoort Primary School, parents have now accused the Gauteng Education Department of reneging on the agreement to offer catch-up lessons. On Tuesday, the Davidsonville Community Forum said they were unhappy that the department didn't offer holiday catch-up programmes to pupils who missed months of school due to disruptions of learning and teaching at the school.


  3. .com | We're in the dark about Roodepoort Primary catch-up plan - parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 6 | News24

    Residents of Davidsonville, in the West Rand, say the Gauteng Education Department has yet to implement a catch-up plan for pupils at the controversial Roodepoort Primary school following its closure earlier this year. Ronald Dyers, a spokesperson for the Davidsonville Community Forum, told reporters at a briefing outside the school on Tuesday that residents and parents were waiting to hear from the Gauteng Education Department about when the "catch-up plan" would be implemented.


  4. Task team targets 'Tony' and 'Ali'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 |

    Police nicknamed them Ali and Tony - one is a man they believe is the kingpin behind cigarette truck hijackings in Gauteng, the other the main flyer who operates in the Western Cape. The hijacking of trucks is one of the crime trends that has seen a dramatic increase in the past year, said police spokesman Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale.


  5. Gauteng a gangster's paradise?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 29 |

    Gauteng is well on its way to becoming a gangsters' paradise, with a sharp increase this year in almost all contact crimes, house robberies, and a massive spike in carjackings and truck hijackings. Gauteng, the second most violent province after KwaZulu-Natal, recorded 3 671 murders - meaning a 10 percent increase in the number of murders.


  6. The making of Desmond TutuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 27 |

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu s personality and character were fashioned by a spirituality forged at the intersection of the beliefs of the African Independent churches, mainline Christianity, the simple faith of his mother, the work ethic of his father, the African philosophy of ubuntu and the lived experience of apartheid brutality, says the writer. File photo: Bheki Radebe The young Tutu was immersed, not by choice, in the dreadful lot of the pariah people he was born of, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.


  7. .com | Paramedics help injured dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 17 | News24

    Johannesburg Paramedics went beyond the call of duty and stopped to help a dog that had been knocked over in Roodepoort on Tuesday morning. It was critically injured along Main Reef Road, on the West Rand, shortly after 06:00, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.


  8. Roodepoort school back to normalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 15 |

    Order seems to have been restored to Roodepoort Primary School after months of bickering between the Gauteng Department of Education and a section of parents over the suitability of the principal. On Monday, the majority of pupils reported for classes, a week after the school was re-opened.


  9. Roodepoort Primary reopensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 |

    While not all pupils might attend for long because they have been given an option to transfer to neighbouring schools, parents dropped off their children early and teachers also reported to the school. At a community meeting on Tuesday night, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said parents who felt their children were unsafe at Roodepoort could apply for a transfer.


  10. .com | 50% of pupils return to reopened Roodepoort schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | News24

    Just over half of the pupils at the troubled Roodepoort Primary School arrived on Wednesday when the school officially reopened. The department tweeted that there were 61 requests from parents to transfer their children to other schools, a figure spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane confirmed.


  11. 'Don't send our kids back to Roodepoort'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 |

    On Tuesday, a group of parents, whose children have been attending school in Lufhereng, marched to Gauteng Premier David Makhura's office. They complained that the mediation team Makhura had set up to try to resolve the disputes didn't consult them before deciding to reopen the school.


  12. Roodepoort pupils must catch up for ANAsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2015 |

    For months, pupils at Roodepoort Primary School weren't taught because of the battles between their school, the community and the Gauteng Department of Education. Now, the pupils will have to cram in their entire curriculum within a short space of time and have to study for the Annual National Assessments .


  13. Opening of Roodepoort 'a priority'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2015 |

    Police stand outside the locked gate of the Roodepoort Primary School, where a dispute between the Gauteng Education Department and members of the local community have prevented children from attending class. Picture: Chris Collingridge The reopening of the Roodepoort Primary School next week could be marred by yet another controversy, this time over the advice of the mediation team, which has ordered additional members of the community be co-opted into the school's governing body to make it representative.


  14. .com | Roodepoort school: Put pupils first, says DARead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | News24

    Johannesburg - Davidsonville residents need to ensure the education of pupils at the troubled Roodepoort Primary School always came first, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. DA MPL Khume Ramulifho welcomed Gauteng Premier David Makhura's announcement that teaching at the school would resume on Wednesday.


  15. .com | Premier, MEC to receive Roodepoort school reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | News24

    A report by an independent mediation task team on the troubled Roodepoort Primary School will be handed to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday. The premier's office said the handover will be followed by a media briefing at the Gauteng legislature at 09:00.


  16. .com | Roodepoort residents meet with MEC over schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | News24

    Residents of Davidsonville are meeting with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday morning over the troubled Roodepoort Primary School. "We are currently in a meeting with the MEC, so we can't talk right now," Davidsonville Community Forum chairperson Brendon Rousseau told News24.


  17. Roodepoort parents issue ultimatumRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 |

    Roodepoort Primary School parents have given an ultimatum to the Gauteng Education Department to open the school on Tuesday or they will take matters into their own hands. The school was closed last month, following months of disruptions and violence, as some of the parents demanded that the principal step down.


  18. .com | Roodepoort task team finalises report on schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | News24

    An independent mediation task team has completed its report into the troubled Roodepoort Primary School, the Gauteng education department said on Monday. "The mediation team has finalised and submitted its report with recommendations.


  19. .com | We need the best principal, regardless of race - Roodepoort communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | News24

    "What we are saying is we need the best person for our children, regardless of their colour," Davidsonville Community Forum leader Brendon Rousseau told media outside the locked gates of the school on Monday. Earlier, members threatened to forcibly re-open the school - and gave some of the pupils gathered outside in their purple uniforms a bolt cutter to cut the chain on the gate, before taking away the tool.


  20. .com | We will force our school open - Roodepoort residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | News24

    "I am going to use bolt cutters to open this school. We are going to open it with force," Jerome Lottering from the Davidsonville Community Forum told News24 outside the school.