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  1. Pretoria motorist attacked and robbed in service delivery protest

    Date: 22 Jul 2017
    MEC asks disgruntled residents to be patient as government works to clear backlog. Following an almost two-week break from protest action, disgruntled residents again took to the streets on Thursday, barricading the busy R59 highway which was only reopened in the early hours of yesterday. One motorist, who was not aware of t... See full details

  2. SOUTH AFRICA IS HITMAN HEAVEN

    Date: 22 Jul 2017
    Killing fields keep assassins in business CONTRACT killings are a booming business in South Africa as hitmen and women are increasingly finding paid work killing political opponents, taxi operators and criminal rivals. The number of hits increased dramatically over the past 18 months, according to researchers, and indications ar... See full details

  3. Evil spirit made me do it, says man who killed his mother

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    Police found the body of the suspect’s mother lying in a pool of blood. A 31-year-old Pretoria man walked into the Sunnyside police station just before midnight on Wednesday and informed the police that an evil spirit had ordered him to kill his mother. Captain Daniel Mavimbela said the police immediately drove to the ... See full details

  4. Aguma not off the hook yet, says Outa

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    He is being fingered for the financial mess the SABC finds itself in and may face criminal charges. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says former SABC acting chief executive James Aguma is not off the hook as his resignation from the broadcaster will not be his “get out of jail free card”. Aguma is being ... See full details

  5. TROUBLE DOGS JUDGE

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    Farmer goes after Judge Jansen CONTROVERSY appears to be following Judge Mabel Jansen into retirement: she might be forced to come back and face a complaint of “gross misconduct” recently lodged against her at the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). Meanwhile, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has confirmed that it... See full details

  6. Mom identifies burnt body of her child

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    HER young body was found in the bush, burnt and with a visibly swollen neck. And when Lindiwe Nkosi identified the body as that of her daughter, who had not come home the previous day, the devastated mom knew she would never have peace again for as long as she lived. The body was burnt beyond recognition, she said yesterday, but t... See full details

  7. Nkandla tender was ‘hush and rush’

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    “HUSH and rush” was how a member of the Special Investigating Unit yesterday described the process of awarding a multimillion-rand contract for security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home to construction company Money Mine 310 CC. Christian Legwabe, the chief forensic investigator tasked with looking into th... See full details

  8. Stand on child, woman abuse

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    FRUSTRATED Springs residents took a stand against woman and child abuse when they marched and handed in a memorandum to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula at the Springs police station yesterday. KwaThema resident Kgotso Pooe said it was about time they took a stand and sent a message that &ldqu... See full details

  9. Residents sleep on the street with belongings

    Date: 21 Jul 2017
    KITCHEN appliances, cosmetics, pieces of bread and other household items lay strewn across the road. <img id="artObject" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionguid=543c4ba6-3871-4a6b-8f6f-5226703e6f7a&scale=172&file=651020170721000... See full details

  10. No Eskom, we never had a contract with Trillian – McKinsey

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    McKinsey denies ever subcontracting Trillian and said it warned Eskom about the suspicious company. Global management consulting firm McKinsey has rubbished claims made by Eskom interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza and acting CEO Johnny Dladla yesterday that the company had a &ldquo;contract&rdquo; with Eskom. &ldquo;McKinsey ... See full details

  11. Khoza will not be charged, says ANC

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    The party says there was a deliberate attempt to force the ANC into taking action against her, but it isn&rsquo;t biting. The ANC says it will not take any action against rebel MP Makhosi Khoza. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said taking action against her would only feed into her desire to leave the ANC and to be made to look like a m... See full details

  12. RED ANTS IN CITY CENTRE RAID

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    ABOUT 200 people have been forced to face the winter chill after they were aggressively evicted from a building in the Joburg CBD yesterday. According to residents, Red Ants security guards arrived at their building in the early hours of yesterday, hurling insults while pointing firearms and instructing them to vacate the premises without be... See full details

  13. It’s now time to clean up, says Godi Zoom Bookmark Share Print Listen Translate

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    Scopa wants SABC scoured &lsquo;AGUMA&rsquo;s resignation is just the pebbles before the landslide; we want to see the SABC cleaned up.&rdquo; This is what Scopa chairperson Themba Godi remarked to The Star in reaction to yesterday&rsquo;s sudden resignation of the public broadcaster&rsquo;s acting chief financial officer, James Ag... See full details

  14. SAPS hotline agents on strike over salaries

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    EVEN though the automatic recorded voice for the 10111 number says an operator will &ldquo;attend to your call shortly&rdquo;, that will not be any time soon as emergency call centre operators working for the nationwide helpline officially downed tools yesterday. They claimed they had been denied salary increases for four years. The ... See full details

  15. Family feud killers handed long jail terms

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    THE FAMILY of a man shot dead by his uncles was relieved when his killers were given lengthy terms at an emotional sentencing at the Johannesburg High Court yesterday. Judge Papi Masopa handed the murderers a combined sentence of 55 years in prison. The first was sentenced to 30 years and the second 25 years behind bars.... See full details

  16. Housing graft a cause of violence, commission told

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    CORRUPTION in the allocation of houses in eThekwini municipality has been identified as one of the causes of political violence. The president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, Sbu Zikode, said some of the killings and violence directed at members of the shack dwellers&rsquo; movement were clearly the result of the deserving being overlooked in favo... See full details

  17. Meeting stand-in under fire at hearings

    Date: 20 Jul 2017
    JAYSHREE Pardesi was never supposed to be on the committee that signed off on a dodgy multimillion-rand tender for work on President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s Nkandla home. At the last minute, her boss asked her to stand in for him for the June 2010 meeting. Now seven years later, she risks losing her job for the decisions she made that day... See full details

  18. Holomisa says threats against MPs make secret ballot a ‘necessity’

    Date: 19 Jul 2017
    He said it was unacceptable that Mbalula described ANC MPs who planned to vote in favour of the no-confidence motion as &lsquo;suicide bombers&rsquo;. United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa&nbsp;insists his party needs a secret ballot to determine the fate of President Jacob Zuma in the upcoming motion of no confiden... See full details

  19. SA enduring ‘Zuma-inflicted pain’ for too long, says Makhosi Khoza

    Date: 19 Jul 2017
    She said Zuma is &lsquo;haunting&rsquo; the nation and should step down. President Jacob Zuma took a verbal beating for conduct described as &ldquo;oppressive&rdquo;, &ldquo;dishonourable&rdquo; and &ldquo;disgraceful&rdquo; from speakers, including axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan and ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, at the Conference for... See full details

  20. Gauteng has the highest hijacking figures in the country

    Date: 19 Jul 2017
    CAR OWNERS living on the Berea, in Durban Central, as well as Phoenix, Umbilo and Chatsworth, face a higher chance of having their cars hijacked or stolen than in other suburbs. Most of these incidents take place between 6pm and midnight, with Tuesdays being the busiest time for criminals. This is according to recently released st... See full details

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