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  1. Dagada in graft dogbox

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Joburg mayor vows to recover money, lay criminal charges JOBURG mayor Herman Mashaba is on a mission to recover money from the fired head of finance in the council Rabelani Dagada, who was nailed for allegedly defrauding the city. The mayor made this assertion to The Star yesterday, following the axing of Dagad... See full details

  2. Pupil accused of killing teacher over failure

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    My friend was a humble person and he loved teaching A GRADE 8 pupil has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing to death a teacher he accused of failing him. The 15-year-old allegedly went to the teacher’s home in the early hours of Saturday and started breaking all the windows with stones. ... See full details

  3. Manhunt and R50 000 reward for ‘violent plumber rapist’

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    EKURHULENI police have launched a massive manhunt for a “violent plumber” believed to be a serial rapist who has already attacked about 40 women in Daveyton and surrounding areas. Lieutenant-Colonel Mack Mngomezulu said the suspected serial rapist had been evading arrest since 2014. A R50 000 reward has been offered for i... See full details

  4. ‘Unclear’ who killed Ridgeway robbery suspect

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    MONDEOR police are investigating the murder of a suspected thief moments after he and his accomplice shot and robbed a Ridgeway family. The Star understands that the family were robbed at about 8.30pm on Saturday night by two men. Police spokesperson Jeff Phora said it was unclear who shot the dead suspect. He sa... See full details

  5. Court told tractor shooting ‘defensive’

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    A security firm owner accused of killing a farmworker has claimed he fired the fatal shots in an attempt to stop his victim from plunging into people with a runaway tractor. Political activists who filled the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court yesterday reacted with murmurs of disapproval at Petrus Durant’s claim... See full details

  6. Racist advert and EFF violence slammed

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    THE EFF yesterday remained unapologetic about their actions at clothing retailer H&M, describing those who have been critical of their methods as “adopting the language of the oppressor”. The party’s supporters protested in front of the Mall of Africa’s H&M store in Midrand yesterday. Actress Pearl Thu... See full details

  7. City boss resigns amid controversy

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Cape Town City manager Achmat Ebrahim has ended his 12-year career amid allegations of misconduct which involves millions of rand. Ebrahim announced his resignation yesterday, a day after the DA federal executive formally charged mayor Patricia de Lille. The ANC in the Western Cape welcomed the resignation as confirming their objection to ap... See full details

  8. Family fear ANC man was poisoned

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    &lsquo;The wounds were on his legs, not his torso&rsquo; THE family of slain former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa maintain he was poisoned and did not die as a result of injuries sustained during a shooting. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https:/... See full details

  9. Prasa ordered to pay Joburg man who lost a leg on train

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Morena fell from overloaded train and his left leg was later amputated.The Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) has been ordered to fully compensate a train passenger who lost his leg when he was pushed through the open door of an over-crowded train two years ago. Nare Morena of Tembisa instituted a damages claim of over R3.3 million against Prasa after the incident late one afternoon at... See full details

  10. Details: Desperate students risk danger at Unisa

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Staff at the university sent home for their own safety, says official. Hundreds of desperate students risked danger by jumping over the fences and walls of the University of South Africa&rsquo;s (Unisa) Sunnyside campus after the South African Students&rsquo; Congress (Sasco) and ANC Youth League (ANCYL) members shut down the campus... See full details

  11. De Lille saga raises vital questions

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Ebrahim says he is able to quite easily defend allegations made against him in report. The debacle around Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, and the latest resignation of city manager Achmat Ebrahim, raise fundamental questions around good governance which is beyond the DA as a party. According to political analyst Somadoda ... See full details

  12. Department can’t ride roughshod over school language policy, says Judge

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    The Judge set aside a December 5 directive by Sedibeng East district director, Criselda Makhubela, that the school must admit 55 English learners when it opens on Wednesday. The Gauteng Education Department cannot ride roughshod over a school&rsquo;s language policy by merely instructing the school to admit English learners, thereby... See full details

  13. Lesufi calls for calm

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Lesufi tried to calm down the parents and pleaded with them not to take the law into their own hands, take revenge or &lsquo;feel wicked&rsquo;.Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has called for calm after angry parents threatened to burn down the Ho&euml;rskool Overvaal in Vereeniging following a court ruling that it did not have to admit 55 English learners. Some Afrikaans pare... See full details

  14. Parents threaten to burn down Overvaal

    Date: 16 Jan 2018
    Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi also referred to the school as racists who were opposed to transformation. The parents of English learners have reacted angrily to a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria, setting aside the forced admission of 55 English learners to the Afrikaans Ho&euml;rskool Overvaal in Vereeniging and threaten... See full details

  15. ZAMA ZAMA TURF WAR FEARS

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    Seven rotting corpses are found near disused Benoni mineshafts FEARS of a bloody turf war erupting again among illegal miners have gripped Ekurhuleni following the grim discovery of seven rotting bodies dumped in a field yesterday morning. A ... See full details

  16. Suspected property hijack kingpin in a tight spot

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    AN ALLEGED property hijack kingpin has been accused of playing on the emotions of his supporters who are residents of the buildings he allegedly steals. The Liberty Fighters Network&rsquo;s Reyno de Beer said it was &ldquo;evident&rdquo; that the accused, Jonathan Constable, had played on the emotions of the victims by mentioning that police... See full details

  17. Rock-throwing robbers a new scourge

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    Boulders bring motorists to a stop before being robbed QUICK-thinking actions of a woman who drove off after a rock was hurled at her car might have saved her life. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressrea... See full details

  18. Deport me to Poland – Hani killer

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    CHRIS Hani&rsquo;s killer, Janusz Walus, has turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, once again in his bid to be placed on parole and then deported to Poland. He has served more than 24 years since starting his sentence in the Pretoria prison now known as the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison, following the 1993 assassination of Hani. The court last year decided to grant Walus parole,... See full details

  19. De Lille charged by DA, but still Cape Town mayor

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    No input in Cape Town&rsquo;s water crisis, body decides. Beleaguered politician Patricia de Lille will remain Cape Town mayor for the next 60 days while the DA&rsquo;s Federal Executive investigates charges of failing to perform her duties and for bringing the &ldquo;good name of the party into disrepute&rdquo;. The decisio... See full details

  20. Sacked Sascoc employees threaten to release exposé

    Date: 15 Jan 2018
    The letter was jointly released by former Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy, chief financial officer Vinesh Maharaj and Jean Kelly, an executive manager, on Friday. Three sacked senior employees lashed out at the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) in an open letter to the organisation&rsquo;s members at the weekend, threate... See full details

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