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  1. Ntlemeza’s exit ‘a minor win’, say activists

    Date: 21 Sep 2017
    They say he was a small part of the assault on the integrity of state institutions. Constitutional democracy groups Freedom Under Law (FUL) and the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) have welcomed the forced retirement of Hawks boss General Berning Ntlemeza, but warn that the broad-fronted assault on the integrity of state institutions i... See full details

  2. Suspended home affairs DG Apleni is ‘Gigaba’s fall guy’

    Date: 21 Sep 2017
    The DA says both Apleni and Gigaba should be held accountable for not following due procedure in granting Guptas’ citizenship. Department of home affairs insiders believe their suspended director-general Mkuseli Apleni is being set up to take the fall for the fast-tracking of citizenship for the Gupta family in 2015. A... See full details

  3. BULLIED TO DEATH

    Date: 21 Sep 2017
    Boy of 13 dies after one too many beatings THE FAMILY of a Grade 7 pupil allegedly bullied to death by his classmates have accused the school of failing to protect the 13-year-old boy. Family spokesperson Crystal Osborne yesterday revealed the painful death of Louis de Jonge on Tuesday from injuries suffered after several beatings from a bunch of bullies a... See full details

  4. Metro cop bad apples weeded out

    Date: 21 Sep 2017
    Seven officers with criminal records, down from a suspected 115 THE EKURHULENI metro police department (EMPD) has made great strides in eradicating the bad apples within its ranks. There are only seven officers with criminal records, down from the 115 suspected rotten EMPD cops it had last year. The ... See full details

  5. Lindiwe Sisulu denies accepting invitation to meet Guptas

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    The human settlements minister says the email with her name on it is sinister and an obvious smear campaign to discredit her. African National Congress presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has reportedly denied reports that she had accepted an invitation to meet with the controversial Gupta family in 2015. According to the la... See full details

  6. Blitz on fake doctors

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    Suspect jumps out of surgery window in attempt to escape AN ALLEGED fake doctor jumped out of the window of her &ldquo;surgery&rdquo; and fled as police conducted a raid at her premises in Soweto yesterday morning. <span id="artObjectWrap" cl... See full details

  7. Laudium survivors clueless on attack

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    TWO officials from cricket franchise the Titans, who survived an attack at the Laudium Cricket clubhouse last week that left two others dead, don&rsquo;t know what happened to them. According to police, Kagiso Masubelele, a mini-cricket co-ordinator, and coach Obed Harvey Agbomadzie, both 27, are unable to enlighten investigators. <p... See full details

  8. Slain taxi boss’s family get R3m

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    MORE than eight years after taxi boss Bongani Mkhize was killed by police, the KwaZuluNatal taxi boss&rsquo;s family have been awarded R3 million in damages. In terms of a negotiated settlement, which was made an order of the Pietermaritzburg High Court this week, the police have one month to pay his family. M... See full details

  9. Cosatu calls for expulsion of Gigaba’s unilateral powers

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    THE Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba must be stripped off all the unilateral powers that allow him to appoint board members of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), with immediate effect. This latest call was made by Cosatu and the SACP ahead of the national strike next week in which workers across the country and... See full details

  10. Another two companies give KPMG the boot

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    More fallout from withdrawn report on Sars rogue unit MORE companies are jumping ship and leaving KPMG in a haste after the fallout over its withdrawn Sars rogue unit report and its links with the Guptas. Yesterday, Sasfin joined energy investment firm Hulisani in dropping KPMG. This comes as the standing committee on fi... See full details

  11. Police slammed over political killings

    Date: 20 Sep 2017
    THE IFP&rsquo;s Blessed Gwala lambasted the police yesterday, accusing them of incompetence and inefficiency for failing to finalise several murder cases involving the killing of mostly IFP members. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%... See full details

  12. Sars boss sticks to ‘rogue unit’ guns against the odds

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    Helen Suzman Foundation says the tax boss is either &lsquo;ignorant&rsquo; or &lsquo;confused&rsquo;. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) should brace itself for a barrage of criminal and civil cases against it following auditing firm KPMG&rsquo;s withdrawal of several aspects of its report on the so-called rogue unit. ... See full details

  13. DJ Khomza denied bail after attack

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    A POPULAR club DJ seen on a video bludgeoning a woman with a spanner has been arrested and denied bail. The video, which went viral on social media, showed the woman in a car with her hands covering her bleeding head while being hammered repeatedly by Khombela Nthleko, known as DJ Khomza. The attack took place at... See full details

  14. Suspect in Magaqa’s death killed in shootout

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    A SUSPECT in the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa was killed during a shootout with police at the beginning of this month, the Hawks revealed in a statement yesterday. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Jabulani Mdunge, 38, identified as a resident of Berea and KwaMashu ... See full details

  15. Clampdown on school corporal punishment

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    Concern over long-term effect on pupils as province takes hard line against errant teachers GAUTENG is taking a tough stand against teachers who unleash corporal punishment on pupils, to help prevent schools from turning into mini-battlefields. ... See full details

  16. Nedlac refuses to clear funds

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    Former labour body head in unauthorised expenditure row THE National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has refused to clear thousands of rand deposited into its account by the wife of its former head Herbert Mkhize after he was accused of fleecing the organisation. Nedlac said in a report tabled ... See full details

  17. Killings won’t stop while ANC rules – claim

    Date: 19 Sep 2017
    POLITICALLY motivated killings that have ravaged KwaZulu-Natal will stop only if the ANC is voted out of power. This was the startling admission made by an ANC ward 7 councillor in Pongola when he testified before the Moerane Commission yesterday. Nqaba Mkhwanazi told the commission probing political killings ... See full details

  18. Makhura ‘disturbed’ that Uber taxi war could soon involve assassins

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    Conflict between Uber and metered taxis looks set to escalate dramatically. Gauteng premier David Makhura says the failure to curb violence between Uber and metered taxi drivers could lead to hired assassins being drawn into the conflict. Makhura said that, since January, there had been almost 300 attacks in the battle acros... See full details

  19. Fire damages 83 military vehicles

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    The 83 vehicles, mainly trucks, were destroyed completely.Millions of rands worth of military vehicles were damaged in a fire at a vehicle depot at Wallmannstal north of Pretoria last week when safety fires &ldquo;went wrong&rdquo; and a military fire truck broke down, Netwerk24 reported. The fire broke out despite repeated warnings that the grass surrounding the more than 2 000 v... See full details

  20. ‘Tell us where she is’ Vanished daughter: mom wants the truth

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    A MOTHER believes that a suspected cash-in-transit heist kingpin is responsible for the disappearance of her daughter. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreade... See full details

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