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SA's most sought-after skills, and UJ sorting over 100 000 student applications

Now that the Matrics have received their results, thousands of will be looking to take the next step and study at varsities or other tertiary institutions. However, many institutions can only accommodate a certain number of students – and the University of Johannesburg has already warned that no walk in applications will be considered. More than 111 000 students have apparently applied!

Ray was joined by UJ Registrar Prof Kinta Burger... At the same time he chats to UNISA’s Dr Ramo-dun-goane Tabane in response to the Department of Higher Education releasing a list of the most sought after skills required in the job market. Top of the list is medical doctors and physical and engineering science technicians...

Questions have been raised about whether top Hawks officials could be taken to the International Criminal Court – implicated in the alleged rendition of Zimbabwean dissidents. Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya – and Lieutenant-colonel Leslie Maluleka – have been served with notices of suspension. Hawks head Anwar Dramat is facing similar allegations. Govan Whittles has been following the story….

A Germiston mother says she had to fight with surgeons at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg to help her daughter and will take legal action afterthe seven-year-old died. Annamarie Tewitz passed away on Saturday.The cancer patient was in remission after suffering from a brain tumour – but was re-admitted to hospital after Christmas. Ray White will speak to her mother Christa Tewitz on the show.

The Midday Report did try to get the hospital’s side of the story – but the hospital has indicated that an investigation will be conducted – before commenting.

Fuel prices are set to drop dramatically from midnight tonight. Ninety-three octane petrol will fall by R1.27 - While 95 octane will drop by R1.23. The price of diesel will drop by up to one rand five cents. This is a cumulative decrease of R3.13 since August last year.

But will this translate into an interest rate cut?

There has been fierce cross-examination in the case involving a confession hidden under a carpet. The investigating officer inthe Betty Ketani murder case has returned to the witness stand. Captain Gerhard van Wyk was hospitalized last month for stress - but continued testifying yesterday against three men accused of the 15-year-old crime.

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