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  1. Unemployment, graft, unchecked fraud ‘could sink SA’

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    One of the biggest unseen risks in the country is the divide between business, government and civil society, the Institute of Risk Management SA says. High levels of unemployment and corruption and unmanageable fraud have been ranked as some of the country’s top risks, according to the Institute of Risk Management South Africa... See full details

  2. Place Vhembe district under administration, please – Limpopo DA

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    Democratic Alliance Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle. Picture: Facebook Among other money problems, the auditor-general has revealed irregul... See full details

  3. SACP hits out at Limpopo ANC region’s ‘blunder’

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    VBS Mutual Bank. Picture: Twitter The region asked the PEC to reinstate alleged VBS looters ANC deputy provincial chair Florence Radzilani and treasurer Danny Msiza.... See full details

  4. Is this why banks are closing Bosasa’s accounts?

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, left, with then president Jacob Zuma on 11 April 2015 visiting the company's Krugersdorp headquar... See full details

  5. STATE CUTS TIES WITH BOSASA

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    Revelation of corrupt dealings at Zondo inquiry last straw for Makhura THE GAUTENG government has moved to cut ties with controversial facilities management company Bosasa as the Department of Correctional Services announced it will be terminating its more than R4.4 billion catering contract with the entity. Ye... See full details

  6. Makhura to be hard on illegal businesses

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    THE Gauteng government is clamping down on illegal businesses believed to be linked to global terrorist syndicates. Delivering his final State of the Province Address yesterday, Premier David Makhura said he had received complaints that some of the by-laws promulgated by municipalities were impeding growth of township bu... See full details

  7. State forfeits getaway vehicle used in house robbery

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    CRIMINALS will not only face a jail sentence, but the force of the law could also hit them in their pockets. This was the case with a Mamelodi resident whose car – which was used as the getaway vehicle during a housebreaking in Lynnwood Glen – was forfeited to the state. The North Gauteng High Court i... See full details

  8. Defence wants leniency for sake of kids

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    BRENDA Rohde, the mother of former property mogul Jason Rohde, has described her son as a “kind, loyal, caring father and gentle person”. She was testifying in sentencing proceedings yesterday. Rohde was convicted of murder and obstructing the ends of justice by the Western Cape High Court last year after his wife Susan’s b... See full details

  9. Finance heads in JZ’s bad books for doing their job

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    Former Treasury director-general testifies that Zuma wanted corners cut on major projects THE opposition of former finance ministers Pravin Gordhan and Nhlanhla Nene to the cutting of corners and flouting of legislation by departments when procuring services was one of the main reasons why they were in former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s bad books. <div id="testArtCol_a" class="a... See full details

  10. Icasa boss’s fate still in balance

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    THE fate of convicted Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga was set to be sealed by the National Assembly. This is according to statements by the Department of Communications and the parliamentary portfolio on communications. On Thursday, Mohlaloga, former Land Bank actin... See full details

  11. Mokonyane’s rhino poaching numbers don’t add up (part 1)

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Environmental groups and researchers have raised serious questions about official conservation data.Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane recently released the 2018 rhino poaching statistics. The numbers are not adding up and South Africa&rsquo;s state-owned rhino population may be worse off than Mokonyane would have us believe. A recent study put the number of black an... See full details

  12. Mokonyane’s rhino poaching numbers don’t add up (part 2)

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    B/Fwd fm Part 1&nbsp; Then there&rsquo;s the issue of collateral damage. &ldquo;Note that Kruger management recorded 127 natural mortalities of southern white rhinoceroses between the 2015 and 2016 surveys, compared to the 83 noted between the 2014 and 2015 surveys,&rdquo; stated the 2017 Realization of poaching effects on rhinoceroses in... See full details

  13. Apartheid criminal record nightmare

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Ex-activist&rsquo;s plea to have it expunged ignored AN ANC veteran has been battling to get a criminal record expunged and accuses Department of Justice officials of sending him from pillar to post. Arden Bosman was arrested for recruiting for the ANC and charged with treason, before serving time on Robben Isl... See full details

  14. Illegal lights burn R2bn

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    City Power&rsquo;s operation to cut off shady connections gains momentum ILLEGAL electricity connectors charge a mere R200 for the job, but City Power loses billions of rand each year. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src=... See full details

  15. Experts doubt Eskom threats

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    THE Department of Public Enterprises says there are no industrial actions that will force them to involve the police and intelligence officers to protect Eskom facilities. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan&rsquo;s spokesperson, Adrian Lackay, was reacting to a Sunday newspaper report which stated that the law en... See full details

  16. Cele appeals for a ‘political solution’

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    POLICE Minister Bheki Cele has called on the IFP and ANC to find a political solution to violence that occurred in Vryheid between supporters of the two parties on Friday. There is fear that the violence might escalate during the court appearance today of eight people linked to both parties. Three of the suspects... See full details

  17. Last chance for public to have say on revised bill

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Draft Expropriation Bill provides for the settling of a dispute by mediation if they don&rsquo;t agree THE public has less than a week to make written submissions on the revised draft expropriation bill. The draft bill was published in the Government Gazette on December 21 by Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. In his notic... See full details

  18. Bushiri’s private jet attached by Asset Forfeiture Unit

    Date: 17 Feb 2019
    The Hawks made an application to have the R20 million worth private jet attached as part of an investigation into Bushiri and his wife. The Asset Forfeiture Unit has attached popular self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri&rsquo;s private jet. Bushiri leads the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church. The Hawks... See full details

  19. Lightning conductors rolled out in northern KZN

    Date: 16 Feb 2019
    &nbsp; Photo: Stock image. The department says this was prompted by frequent lightning strikes in area... See full details

  20. ANCWL shocked at Kimberley councillor ‘sexually violating mentally ill 14-year-old’

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Sexual assault The councilor is alleged to have abducted the 14-year-old victim and her friend in Lerato Park informal settlement in Kimberley last Friday.The ANC Women&rsquo;s&nbsp;League is shocked at the charges leveled against a... See full details

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