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  1. Motlanthe calls for collective action against state capture

    Date: 26 May 2017
    He wants more public participation in the hiring of key executives at parastatals. Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has called for collective action against state capture, corruption and the abuse of state resources in the country. Speaking at the launch of NGO federation Oxfam’s South African division, which coincid... See full details

  2. Gauteng has become protest central

    Date: 26 May 2017
    Though North West’s hostage drama probably takes the cake. The 32 people arrested in connection with the hostage drama involving the mayor of Ditsobotla District Municipality, Daniel Buthelezi, are expected to appear in court soon, the police in North West said yesterday. Buthelezi was held hostage for about eight hour... See full details

  3. No damages for man shot in argument

    Date: 26 May 2017
    The acting judge ruled the shooter had acted in self-defence. A Boksburg man who lost a kidney after being shot in the stomach during a road-rage incident has lost his R1.9 million damages claim against his shooter. Acting Judge CR Jansen ruled in the High Court in Pretoria yesterday that 51-year-old Andre Schutte, of Boksbu... See full details

  4. Zuma elite betray Madiba’s promise – report

    Date: 26 May 2017
    The 63-page report released yesterday, ‘Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen’ was compiled by academics at some of the country’s top universities.President Nelson Mandela’s promise during his inauguration address in 1994 is what all South Africans aspire to, but it has been “betrayed by the Zuma-centred power elite”, accor... See full details

  5. ALL EYES ON ZUMA

    Date: 26 May 2017
    President’s backers line up to defend no confidence bid PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s backers stand ready to defend him from any attempts to remove him when the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) meets from today. Zuma is under mounting pressure to step down following a series of reports into the controversi... See full details

  6. Fears for missing woman after hoax ransom calls

    Date: 26 May 2017
    CRIMINAL elements are causing distress to the family of a missing Ekurhuleni woman by making hoax phone calls asking for ransom for the “safe return” of Thembisile Lucia Yende. The 29-year-old, from Springs, mysteriously disappeared last Wednesday morning after routinely leaving her partner’s home for work at an Eskom subst... See full details

  7. Abduction claims spark violent protest

    Date: 26 May 2017
    THE BEKKERSDAL community was up in arms during a violent protest yesterday, after an alleged string of abductions of four children and a woman. Claims were apparently doing the rounds on social media platforms that three children had been kidnapped since Monday, while it was claimed that a woman and her child were snatched in broad daylight.... See full details

  8. Zuma intervenes on Eskom debacle

    Date: 26 May 2017
    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has responded to the uproar over Brian Molefe’s reappointment as chief executive of Eskom by setting up an inter-ministerial committee to look into resolving a matter of this nature in future. Justice Minister Michael Masutha will lead the task team. This followed the cabinet’s decision to back Parlia... See full details

  9. Confusion about recruitment cleared up

    Date: 26 May 2017
    THE CITY of Joburg has explained the recruitment process of 1 500 new metro police after it received complaints that many applicants were being turned away from the training academy. Member of the mayoral committee for public safety Michael Sun said only shortlisted applicants had been invited to attend a physical fitness test. “What transpired was that some of the unsucce... See full details

  10. Devil took charge of Sandile for doing work of the Lord, says congregant

    Date: 25 May 2017
    Mantsoe was an active member and preacher of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lyndhurst. Church congregants attended Mantsoe’s second court appearance at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday. They had come to show support for the 27-year old father of three, who is the main suspect in the murder of hi... See full details

  11. Outa alert reveals huge tender ‘scam’ in Tshwane

    Date: 25 May 2017
    A job worth about R1.5m was awarded at a cost of R30m. The City of Tshwane has suspended an irregular contract worth nearly R35 million after a whistleblower alerted the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) of various irregularities. Mayoral spokesperson Sam Mgobozi said the tender in question was awarded by the City of Tsh... See full details

  12. Theft, loss of firearms queried

    Date: 25 May 2017
    The parties eventually reached a settlement that the request for information would be referred back to the new police minister. Rights group AfriForum’s application for statistics about the number of state-registered firearms lost or stolen in South Africa has been referred back to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula for a decision... See full details

  13. SA losing control of itself – expert

    Date: 25 May 2017
    Increase in violent demonstrations gives criminals more freedom. Lack of police manpower in the field of public order policing has been overtaken by a rapid increase in community protests, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Johan Burger said yesterday. Several parts of the country, mostly Gauteng, ... See full details

  14. Shabangu ‘not judging’ murder victim Karabo Mokoena

    Date: 25 May 2017
    Yesterday, the minister would not address calls for her to withdraw the statement. Minister for Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu has taken steps to explain her comments that murder victim Karabo Mokoena, allegedly an abuse victim, had been “weak”. Shabangu said in an interview with eNCA: “While Karabo... See full details

  15. Court puts gag on grisly evidence in Mantsoe’s bail application

    Date: 25 May 2017
    Mokoena murder: Details in affidavits to be kept secret – for now. A Johannesburg magistrate has issued a gag order preventing media from reporting on the details of evidence in the bail application of Sandile Mantsoe, who allegedly recently killed his girlfriend, Karabo Mokoena. Shocking details in the state’s f... See full details

  16. City suspects sabotage amid accounts mess

    Date: 25 May 2017
    FOUL play is suspected in a computer glitch in the City of Joburg’s billing system which has resulted in 412 000 residents not receiving their April municipal accounts and a further 97 000 receiving incorrect bills. Because of this, a team of forensic investigators have been brought in to determine who is responsible for what the ci... See full details

  17. Byleveld, serial killer hunter, dies

    Date: 25 May 2017
    ‘He worked on high-profile cases that riveted the nation’ SOUTH Africans know Piet Byleveld as the man who apprehended infamous serial killers and murderers, the one known for his success rate in the cases he took on. But outside the national spotlight and to those who knew him best, he was deeply loved.... See full details

  18. Emotional memorial for special little soul

    Date: 25 May 2017
    REMEMBERED as kind, gentle and smart, desperate sobs echoed loudly through the hall as little Keketso Mahlakwana was lamented. The nine-year-old boy was found murdered in a field in Lenasia on Friday after he went missing last Tuesday. During a memorial service at the Saaberie Chishty Hall, family, friends and fellow pupils from Flamingo Primary School in Lenasia paid tribute to... See full details

  19. ‘Here for Karabo. It’s time for women to stand and fight’

    Date: 25 May 2017
    &ldquo;THE DEVIL is on the rampage. I am calling on women of God, who are called upon according to God&rsquo;s purpose, that we need to take up a stand. The right stand.&rdquo; <img id="artObject" src="https://cdn-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionguid=... See full details

  20. Denel’s turn for a grilling over Gupta-linked deal

    Date: 25 May 2017
    Gordhan fires first salvo as portfolio committee quizzes SOE ARMS manufacturer Denel has become the latest state-owned entity (SOE) to face the wrath of Parliament over a Gupta-linked deal. It was grilled in Parliament yesterday, a day after Eskom came under fire for reappointing its former chief exec... See full details

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