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  1. MOM PIMPS DAUGHTER (14)

    Date: 25 Feb 2017
    Mother of girl sent photos to US man From the age of 11, the girl was allegedly forced to pose and perform sexual acts so her mother could take photographs and send them to a man in the US. Three years later, the teenager, who is now 14, and her 11-year-old brother are in a place of safety following a dramatic international manhunt that started in North Carolina in the US and ... See full details

  2. Home affairs blocked from deporting Ghanaian woman facing danger

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    Dora Oduuta said she fled from Ghana in 2008 because she was forced to marry a much older priest and religious leader of the Jwira-Pepesa tribe. A young Ghanaian woman who fled to South Africa because she feared the much older priest she was forced to marry was about to kill her, has obtained a court order blocking her deportation f... See full details

  3. Foreigners used as a ‘scapegoat’ for govt’s failures, say experts

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    ‘This is a gift to politicians and bureaucrats, who have failed to deliver on their promises and responsibilities’. Foreigners in South Africa are being “scapegoated for the failures of government and the global economic system”, yet attacks on foreigners are not being recognised as xenophobia, according to a... See full details

  4. Psychiatric deaths prosecution to be decided by NPA

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    The Health Minister said the decision on who to prosecute must be taken by those with ‘no political agenda’. The National Prosecuting Authority must decide who will be held accountable for the deaths of more than 100 psychiatric patients after they were transferred from Life Esidimeni to NGOs. This is according t... See full details

  5. There will never be a ‘repeat’ of ‘horrible’ death of psych patients – Ramokgopa

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    Ramokgopa announced plans to reconstitute the mental health service to ensure it works within policies and professional ethics. The horrible experience of the death of mentally ill patients should not be repeated, says newly appointed Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa. In her maiden speech at the Gauteng Legislature on Thurs... See full details

  6. Groundswell of support for protest march against foreigners

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
      THERE was massive support for today’s march in Pretoria against foreigners, with people from KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape and other areas urging organisers to go ahead with the protest Yesterday, organiser Makgoka Lekganyane said: “Support for the march is overwhelming and we are forg... See full details

  7. Hired beggar unable to kill man’s wife

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    A 28-YEAR-OLD man appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges related to the attempted murder of his wife. Michael-Dean Merrington is alleged to have conspired to murder his wife of three years, Aldrige, 35. He is also believed to have solicited the assistance of 20-year-old Glen Cona, a beggar –... See full details

  8. Concourt to rule on rape life sentence

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    THE Constitutional Court has heard an application for leave to appeal against a sentence of life imprisonment given to Brendan Ndlovu following his conviction of rape by the Regional Court in Phalaborwa in 2008. The matter was referred to the highest court when senior litigator Herman Alberts yesterday argued that there was prejudice in t... See full details

  9. Esidimeni patients were moved in a ‘moment of madness’

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    ‘Constitutes one of the periods of darkness in the history of our country’ HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has described the removal of hundreds of psychiatric patients by the Gauteng provincial Department of Health to NGO facilities as “a moment of madness”. Motsoaledi told Parliament yesterday that money was the reason for moving them. ... See full details

  10. Two wounded in trucks’ hijacking

    Date: 24 Feb 2017
    COMMUTERS found themselves caught in the middle of a gunfight on the highway yesterday. Criminals tried to hijack two trucks filled with cellphones on the N1 and N3 Buccleuch interchange in an incident that left a metro police officer and a truck driver wounded. Neither of the drivers of the hijacked trucks were injured. Instead, a driver in another truck travelling on the same ... See full details

  11. DA welcomes court ruling on ‘irrational’ ICC withdrawal

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    The judges ordered Zuma and the international relations and justice ministers to withdraw the notice of withdrawal forthwith. The DA and constitutional rights bodies have welcomed a court ruling that South Africa’s notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) without prior parliamentary approval was unconst... See full details

  12. Case against ‘racist’ Tshwane murderers postponed to May

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    The two men were also convicted of assaulting Herbert Nevhutanda and Thomas Rampala during the incident. Two Pretoria men who gruesomely murdered a man in what was described as a racist attack will only hear their fate in May. On Wednesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Judge Eben Jordaan postponed the trial of... See full details

  13. New cop cars and stations

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    NEW police stations and new vehicles should be the priority of the SAPS but foreign expertise to fight crime is a no-no for now. This was the reaction of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget speech yesterday. Popcru general secretary Nathi Theledi welcomed the more than ... See full details

  14. Withdrawal from ICC still on cards

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    Court order to revoke notice just a temporary setback, says minister SOUTH Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was still on the cards, but this time the cabinet would follow procedure and first consult Parliament, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said. The minister said yesterday the court o... See full details

  15. Focus on patients to be relocated

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    AS THE Gauteng Department of Health begins the process to move the Life Healthcare Esidimeni psychiatric patients to new facilities next week, organisations such as Section27 and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group are set to watch newly appointed Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa like a hawk. Ramokgopa yesterday announced that logisti... See full details

  16. ‘There’s no place for xenophobia in Joburg’

    Date: 23 Feb 2017
    SEVERAL officials and organisations have come out against the anti-foreigner sentiments that have gripped Gauteng. Yesterday, the justice, crime prevention and security cluster (JCPS cluster) noted with concern the inflammatory remarks currently circulating on social media. “These inflammatory posts are made by South Africans a... See full details

  17. How Guptas leach off SABC, according to Molefe

    Date: 22 Feb 2017
    The SABC’s former CEO has provided evidence ANN7 has been a parasite feeding off public broadcast funds. The SABC’s questionable relationship with Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel ANN7 has been laid bare by the public broadcaster’s former CEO Phil Molefe, with new evidence suggesting the SABC pa... See full details

  18. De Lille faces suspension for leaked ‘confidential’ DA files

    Date: 22 Feb 2017
    The DA’s federal executive confirmed that Cape Town’s mayor is under investigation. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and DA chief whip in the City of Cape Town Shaun August are under investigation by the party. This is in relation to “confidential party documentation” that was allegedly leaked b... See full details

  19. Court rules SA’s notice of withdrawal from ICC is unconstitutional

    Date: 22 Feb 2017
    The High Court in Pretoria has ordered government to revoke the notice of withdrawal from the international tribunal. The North Gauteng High Court has ruled in favour of the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) court bid that government’s notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) without Parliament’s a... See full details

  20. Illegal churches time bomb

    Date: 22 Feb 2017
    Xeno flare-up feared in Yeoville face-off UNLESS the City of Joburg addresses the influx of illegal churches in Yeoville, residents have warned that the vigilante violence seen in Rosettenville could erupt in the densely populated suburb. The threat of xenophobic violence comes after churches in the area have encroached... See full details

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