Chaos Erupts at Unisa

Chaos erupted outside of the University of South Africa's Sunnyside campus as students started climbing over the gates to get into the university grounds to register.

Hundreds of students gathered at the campus on Monday morning. The university kept the gates closed, only allowing entry to 20 students at a time in order to prevent a stampede.

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'I am not a racist' - Trump

US President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist, declared on Sunday that he is not one.

"No, No. I am not a racist," Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you."

Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided delving into the specifics of what he did or did not say.

Philippines Warns of Volcano Eruption

The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red on Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes.

Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last 24 hours, after a number of steam-driven eruptions, scientists said.

More than 12 000 people have been ordered to leave a seven-kilometre evacuation zone, and there are warnings of destructive mudflows and toxic clouds.

Winter Olympics - Talks Underway

North and South Korea began talks on Monday on appearances by Pyongyang's state-run artistic performers at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, after the North agreed to attend the Games.

Pyongyang agreed last week to send athletes, high-level officials, and others to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, easing months of high tensions over its weapons programmes.

To read the article titled, "Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics" click here

Suspected Illegal Miners - Seven Bodies Found

The decomposing bodies of seven suspected illegal miners were found in a veld near a mineshaft in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, police said on Sunday.

"It is suspected that they all have been shot and killed somewhere and the bodies later dumped," said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, spokesperson for the police in Gauteng province.

"Police have opened murder cases for investigation."

Rock Throwing in Durban

A motorist had a lucky escape after yet another rock was thrown off a bridge at a car in Durban North, Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said on Sunday.

"The rock was thrown through his windscreen," said Jamieson.

"He sustained minor injuries and is very anxious and stressed."

He did not go to hospital.

The incident took place on the North Coast Road at the N2 bridge near Glen Anil at about 19.45.

212 Arrested in Cape Town's Weekend Swoop

Almost half a kilogram of heroin, a kilogram of Tik and over 18 000 Mandrax tablets were confiscated in police raids which led to the arrest of 212 people in the Nyanga, Cape Town, policing district at the weekend, police said.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said officers from six police stations in the area also raided 116 shebeens and made 18 arrests for alcohol-related charges.

Officers traced and arrested 36 people wanted in connection with outstanding cases, three Illegal firearms were recovered in Bishop Lavis, and four stolen vehicles were recovered.

Delays in Trains Continue in Cape Town

Metrorail commuters can expect delays on several lines across Cape Town on Monday morning.

The rail operator has experienced a spate of incidents over the past week.

Officials suspended services on the central line after a security guard was killed at Chris Hani station last week.

This year is looking much like 2017 did when it comes to Metrorail services, with the stop-start operations on the central line are only adding to commuters' woes.

Afrikaans School Accuses Dept of Unlawful Placements of Pupils

An Afrikaans high school in Vereeniging has accused that the Gauteng Education Department of unlawfully admitting 55 English-speaking pupils to the school, adding that there is adequate capacity at English schools in the feeder area.

Hoërskool Overvaal has challenged the department’s decision, saying that they don’t have capacity to accommodate the learners.

The matter is being heard in the High Court in Pretoria. The 2018 school academic programme starts next Wednesday.


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