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  1. Sandton man lured into online dating trap, robbed of R190k

    Date: 29 Mar 2017
    This after the man met a woman on an online dating site and arranged to meet with her for a sexual encounter. Police are investigating a case of a robbery after a 54-year old man from Sandton, Joburg, was lured into a trap through a sex date arrangement by a woman he allegedly met on a dating website and was subsequently robbed of a... See full details

  2. PRAVIN WALKS THE TIGHTROPE

    Date: 29 Mar 2017
    Finance minister has mixed fortunes in court FINANCE Minister Pravin Gordhan was in a bad space yesterday; he was first summoned to Luthuli House shortly after he arrived from London, before Pretoria High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo struck another blow later in the day. Judge Mlambo ordered that references made in... See full details

  3. Airport heist suspect is a millionaire

    Date: 29 Mar 2017
    Co-accused has previous convictions THE KEMPTON Park Magistrate’s Court was yesterday left gobsmacked after hearing that one of the men allegedly involved in the multimillion-rand OR Tambo International Airport heist earned nearly R500 000 a month. This is despite him not having a fixed address or a ... See full details

  4. Cop slain amid spate of Gauteng shootings

    Date: 29 Mar 2017
    POLICE have launched a manhunt after an officer was shot and killed in Soweto on Monday night. His partner escaped unharmed. Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said the two officers were on patrol in Kliptown when they stopped a suspicious-looking VW Polo. “The Polo had six occupants. The unknown suspects al... See full details

  5. Huge weapons find triggers terror plot fears

    Date: 28 Mar 2017
    A MASSIVE weapons cache discovered in a dilapidated building in Randburg yesterday has left police questioning whether more than 60 mortar bombs and numerous other weapons could be part of a potential terrorist plot. Shocked bystanders lined Dover Street as police combed the scene, where contractors who were working on the building discovered the weapons in its basement. Police ... See full details

  6. Van Breda trial delayed for a month

    Date: 28 Mar 2017
    Postponement follows appeal over ruling on media order DE ZALZE Golf Estate murder accused Henri van Breda, 22, will have another month before he stands trial, after the case was delayed till April 24. Yesterday, Van Breda made a brief appearance before Judge Siraj Desai at the Western Cape High Court. He was due to... See full details

  7. Pregnancy shock for 200 girls in grades 3 to 5

    Date: 28 Mar 2017
    ALMOST 200 girls between Grade 3 and Grade 5 fell pregnant from 2014 to 2016, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has revealed. Most of them came from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Motshekga said the number of girls falling pregnant increased with each grade. And in some provinces, around 170 girls fell pregnant in Grade 7. ... See full details

  8. Joburg’s city manager faces arrest

    Date: 28 Mar 2017
    Metro has failed to implement court orders against squatters A WARRANT of arrest is about to be issued for Joburg’s city manager, Dr Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni. This follows action by a group of Crown Mines business owners who objected to the establishment of an illegal squatter camp in their suburb. They went to court and were granted two orders to force... See full details

  9. Sbu Ndebele may not be off the hook yet

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    As transport minister, Ndebele allegedly took a R10m bribe from Tasima, but there are reports his case may be dropped. The corruption case against former transport minister and South African high commissioner to Australia Sbu Ndebele will not be withdrawn, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said yesterday. As then tran... See full details

  10. MP wants to know how many nine-year-olds are pregnant in schools

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    Sonja Boshoff says the DA will be submitting urgent questions to government. A total of 193 pupils in grades 3, 4 and 5 (the grades in which one is meant to turn nine to 11) fell pregnant between 2014 and 2016. If pregnant schoolchildren from grades 6 and 7 are added, this number increases to 1 449. “This inf... See full details

  11. Neighbours set pit bulls alight

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    The dogs’ owner says she was in her bedroom and watched in horror as Hitler and Saddam burned. A father was arrested after he and his son allegedly set their neighbour’s dogs on fire – using some sort of liquid supplement – on their property in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria. The dogs’ owner, Ju... See full details

  12. E-tolls: Sanral, Outa go to war

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    ‘Judgment against company did not set precedent’ ROADS agency Sanral is lying when it says a more than R400 000 default judgment in its favour for non-payment of e-toll debt sets a precedent to legally punish other defaulters. This was the assertion of Wayne Duvenage, the chairperson of civil action group Organis... See full details

  13. Van Breda murder trial starts

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    THE FOCUS of the world’s media will once again be trained on our country’s courts as yet another sensational murder trial gets under way. Murder accused Henri van Breda, 22, accused of killing his parents and his older brother in January 2015, will stand trial in the Western Cape High Court for the gruesome attacks which took pla... See full details

  14. Eskom still to decide on Koko allegations

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    Claims of nepotism and corruption of more than R1 billion against CEO THE ESKOM board has yet to decide on the next move regarding reports that a contractor whose director had raked in over R1 billion in contracts was the stepdaughter of acting chief executive Matshela Koko. The allegations were contained in a report in the Sunday Times yesterday. The article sa... See full details

  15. Fire extinguisher explosion: bus driver not responsible

    Date: 27 Mar 2017
    THE DRIVER could not be held responsible for an incident in which a passenger was flung from a bus after its fire extinguisher exploded. This was the decision of the high court in Pretoria in dismissing the claim of the woman, who hails from Madidi in North West. The woman had claimed for damages against the Road Accident Fund (RAF). But the court on Friday told Tryphina... See full details

  16. Santaco ‘working closely’ with police to hunt down gang ‘rapists’

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    The three suspects are allegedly behind a string of attacks on women, with the latest victim being raped in front of her 10-year-old son. The South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) said it was working closely with police to identify and track down three suspects involved in recent gang-rape incidences around Johannesburg.... See full details

  17. DA councillor accused of sexual assault denied bail

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    The ANC, meanwhile, welcomed the decision but criticised the DA for its failure to take action against the councillor. A Western Province DA councillor accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a minor was denied bail in Clanwilliam Magistrates’ Court on Friday. DA spokesperson in the Western Cape, Anneke Scheepers, sai... See full details

  18. RAPED

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    Girl, 5 brutally attacked Cops bungled, say family ASMIYA Mohammed* can’t sleep. The five-year-old is scared that the man who raped her will come back to kill her. “She’s very quiet and withdrawn,” says her aunt, Fatimah*. “She barely says a word. Sometimes she gazes into the dis... See full details

  19. Child porn users to cop it

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    THE 14-YEAR-OLD girl used a friend's cellphone and recorded an explicity video of herself which she wanted to send to a friend. Now, thousands of people who shared the footage of the teen touching herself may be criminally charged with distributing child pornography on social media. The video wen viral after it was first shared on Facebook t... See full details

  20. Sanral wins e-toll fight

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    Victory could lead to more lawsuits AMORE than R400 000 court judgment in Sanral’s favour for non-payment of e-toll debt has emboldened the roads agency to continue launching legal action against other defaulters. This is despite Gauteng Premier David Makhura admitting during his State of the Province Add... See full details

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