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EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 19 January 2018 Featured

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In our Weekly News Wrap for the week ending 19 January 2018 we look at the GDE's last minute registration drive to enroll learners for 2018 and we share the excitement of the start of a new academic year. In other news we look at a recent spate of business robberies and we cover the recent protests in Freedom Park and Devland.

15 January 2018
GDE says last-minute registration drive helps with backlog
Gauteng Education Department officials reportedly had their hands full this past weekend with the “last-minute registration drive” as parents were flooding into the district offices which were open until 5 o’clock on Sunday. The GDE says the drive has assisted with the backlog to place learners who have not yet been placed for the 2018 academic year, as schools are opening Wednesday (January 17th) and thousands of learners have yet to be placed. The department’s Steve Mabona says parents accepting an alternative option to their preferred schools have also helped in securing placements, he also says that the department will gather the information to see how many of the outstanding 31,000 unplaced learners where assisted through this weekend’s drive.

17 January 2018
First days of school stirs excitement
With today marking the first day of school for an estimated 234 000  learners across the country, it is believed that 40 000 pupils are still left without placement.
Learners at Cavendshish Primary shared their enthusiasm with EldosFM and broadcast audio recording of what they had to say on EldosFM.
EldosFM would like to wish all learners well for the academic year ahead!

19 January 2018
Search for business robbery suspects launched
Dobsonville Police are investigating a case of business robbery and assault to do grievous bodily harm. This comes after a 23 year old Ethiopian male was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in his shop in Lufhureng by 6 African males. The suspects managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of money, airtime and cigarettes. While in a separate incident Ennerdale Police are looking for six men who allegedly robbed a supermarket in Finetown on Tuesday afternoon. According to the victim,  two men entered the store pretending to be customers until one of the suspects pulled out a gun, threatened to shoot and ordered the victim to lie on the ground. The suspects were then joined by 4 other guys who assisted in ransacking the shop taking mostly electrical appliances, cellphones and an undisclosed amount of money. Police are appealing to the community to come forward with any information that will assist in arresting these suspects.

Protesting erupts in Freedom Park and Devland
Residents from Freedom Park and Devland started protesting earlier today with what is alleged to be a call for their local councillor to step down. Speaking to JMPD’s superintendent Wayne Minnaar he further elaborated that residents have barricaded Golden Highway with burning tyres and rocks , he advises motorists to use the N1 and N12 as alternative routes to avoid the violence of the protestors and stoning of passing motorist. Minnaar says more law enforcement officials have been deployed to monitor the current situation as protesters are not cooperating.

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