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  1. How your stolen vehicle disappears … and the men trying to stop it

    Date: 17 Nov 2018
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SANDF-border-control-7.jpg" alt="An SANDF soldier is seen at an observation area at a base camp near the Mozambican border. From this vantage point soldiers can see stolen vehicles approaching the border. This area is a hotspot for illegal vehicle crossings, 15 November 2018, Mpumalanga. Picture: Jacques Nelles" /... See full details

  2. Widow’s insurance fight

    Date: 17 Nov 2018
    Husband was murdered, but claim declined&nbsp; because he had high blood sugar levels NATHAN Ganas was killed in a hail of bullets trying to protect his wife, Denise, during a hijacking in the driveway of their Shallcross, Durban, home last March. Now, she is fighting to get a R2.4 million life insurance payout, which has been declined by the insurer on the grounds Ganas had high bloo... See full details

  3. Whistle-blowers slam city’s slow graft probe

    Date: 17 Nov 2018
    WHISTLE-BLOWERS seeking justice over alleged corruption and maladministration at Metrobus have accused the City of Joburg&rsquo;s group forensic and investigations services unit of dragging its feet on investigations against implicated high-ranking officials. The sources were infuriated following an article published in ... See full details

  4. Oscar’s lawyer to fight Hewitt

    Date: 17 Nov 2018
    Barry Roux joins legal team opposed to early release OSCAR Pistorius&rsquo;s former advocate Barry Roux has become the newest member of the team of lawyers attempting to fight the early release of convicted paedophile Bob Hewitt. In early October, the Saturday Star reported how Hewitt, a former South African doubles tennis c... See full details

  5. Ramaphosa makes U-turn on R500K Bosasa paid to his son

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    The president claims he unwittingly answered incorrectly on a payment to Andile Ramaphosa, which ended up funding his presidential campaign. It has emerged that the R500,000 payment President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s son received from facilities management company African Global Operations (formerly Bosasa) was used to fund Ramaphosa... See full details

  6. Gigaba must not retire comfortably at ‘taxpayer expense’ – Steenhuisen

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    Gigaba was named no fewer than 115 times in part one of National Treasury&rsquo;s forensic report into Transnet&rsquo;s dodgy locomotive deal. The former home&nbsp;affairs minister Malusi Gigaba must not retire comfortably at the taxpayers&rsquo; expense, demands the Democratic Alliance. &ldquo;He can never repay South Afric... See full details

  7. Missing child’s body parts found in Ladysmith pit toilets

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    8-year-old Celimpilo Nosbusiso Sibiya. Celimpilo Nosbusiso Sibiya was last seen on November 6 at Baldaskraal in Driefontein. <div class="single-cont... See full details

  8. Uncle in court after girl, 4, is found dead in an open drain

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    PINK shoes. These are the only things little Shaynice Talla was identified with on the day she was found murdered in an open drain in Eldorado Park, south of Joburg, the Protea Regional Court heard yesterday. The four-year-old girl&rsquo;s uncle Adriaan Swarts was the first witness to testify in the kidnapping, rape and murder trial of his r... See full details

  9. ‘Monster father’ also raped sister

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    A WOMAN claiming to be the eldest daughter of a Joburg man branded the &ldquo;monster father&rdquo; has joined her younger sister in accusing him of rape. The 34-year-old yesterday said she also has two children as a result of the rape by her father. She was speaking as the 53-year-old man appeared in court charg... See full details

  10. WAR OVER LAND

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    Opponents of expropriation report vow to take the fight to the Constitutional Court MINUTES after the adoption of a report paving the way for expropriation of land without compensation, economists, business and farmers&rsquo; organisations warned that the amendment of the Constitution would destroy the economy. <p... See full details

  11. Political parties set for legal battle over land expropriation

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    A TITANIC legal battle between the ANC, EFF, both in one corner, and other parties is on the cards over land expropriation without compensation. This is after the adoption of a report paving the way for expropriation of land without compensation, which will be tabled in the National Assembly at the end of the month. ... See full details

  12. Unclear who’ll pay for Gigaba

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    Ex-minister may have to pay legal costs from his own pocket as he challenges public protector&rsquo;s damning report EMBATTLED former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba may have to foot his own legal bill for his challenge against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s damning report that he lied under oath. ... See full details

  13. Lifeline for officer who dragged man

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    AFTER spending more than three years in jail, the Daveyton police officer who drove the van behind which taxi driver Mido Macia was dragged through the streets to later die, has received a lifeline. The Supreme Court of Appeal has given the go-ahead for him to appeal his murder conviction. This was third time luc... See full details

  14. Four life sentences replace killer dad’s initial 52 years

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    IN the early hours of September 6, 2015, the sleepy village of Moletlane in Zebediela, Limpopo, woke up to the shocking news of the gruesome murder of four little siblings. It emerged their father had slit their throats, one by one. Lesiba Kekana killed his children &ndash; aged between 4 and 13 &ndash; to spite his wife who had an affair.</... See full details

  15. Boost for traffic services

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    HE City of Joburg has welcomed 171 new traffic wardens to the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=f21edd6e-009e-48e8-b3d9-7c0a7c89c5f3&scale=175&file=65102018111600000000001001&regionKey=HSflwFLXlYCvDFjmaJdEpw... See full details

  16. Mom to sue over blinded daughter’s alleged assault by teacher

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    The nine-year-old girl can no longer see after sustaining injuries to an eye after alleged corporal punishment, which is outlawed. A nine-year-old Limpopo pupil was allegedly punished by a school teacher and sustained serious injuries to an eye, can no longer see and is sitting in pain at home while her classmates sit for year-end e... See full details

  17. Hawks probe foundation for allegedly fleecing teachers’ union

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    It is estimated that the former Suid Afrikaanse Onderwyser Unie has lost more than R500 million, including assets, in the alleged fraudulent scheme. The Hawks are zooming in on the South African Education Foundation (SAEF), one of the entities marred in allegations of a scheme to fleece the mainly Afrikaans teachers&rsquo; union, Su... See full details

  18. New laws could see Guptas dragged back to SA

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    Ajay and Atul Gupta. File photo &lsquo;They are running away from the justice system and seek to stay out of the reach of the processes of our legal system,&rsquo; Justice... See full details

  19. Pretoria High Court overturns interdict won by city’s hawkers

    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    The interdict was against the Tshwane Metro Police, who allegedly harassed the hawkers, but the TMPD denied that this was the case. The High Court in Pretoria has overturned an interdict obtained by a group of informal traders to stop the Tshwane Metro Police Department from harassing them. Four of the hawkers, who say they ... See full details

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