In 1995, Thabo Dikobe's* goal was to become an electrical engineer. His mind was set and nothing was going to prevent him from realising his dream. He started his studies at the former Johannesburg Technical College (JTC), but in his third term misfortune struck. His parents divorced and his mother, a domestic worker, could not afford to pay for his studies.
Right-hand-driven Cadillacs will officially be available for sale in South Africa from February 2007, motor vehicle giant company General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced. GMSA plans are to release three new marques, the BLS mid-size sedan, SRX Crossover SUV and the STS full-size sedan.
In Khutsong residents enforced an election boycott by burning at least two houses belonging to known African National Congress activists. During the day residents played soccer and generally stayed away from the polls, but at night rampaging youths stoned and burnt the houses of an ANC candidate and an ANC party agent.
The level crossing at the intersection of Main Reef and Roodepoort roads, west of Johannesburg, might seem an unlikely site for a 24-hour fresh-fruit market driven by market mammies from Mpumalanga. But the 20-odd women know their market -- they've set up shop on the main taxi and bus route to Soweto from central Jo'burg.
A series of reported mob justice and vigilante incidents has gripped South Africa in recent weeks, fuelling the perception that the once popular "Township Act" for dealing with political spies and hooliganism is on the upsurge. In one weekend, mob justice incidents left at least four people dead and three injured.
The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card
readers and biometrics