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  1. Appointment of minister’s new aide upsets DA

    Date: 18 Jul 2018
    She left Transport Department with R3bn bill A FORMER Gauteng head of Roads and Transport, who left the department under a cloud of corruption, has resurfaced as a special adviser to Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu. Yesterday, Shabangu’s spokesperson, Thuli Nhlapo, confirmed that Benedicta Mona... See full details

  2. McBride matter handed to Parliament

    Date: 18 Jul 2018
    POLICE Minister Bheki Cele has for now left it to Parliament before he makes his next move on Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride. This after Cele wrote to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting the national legislature to investigate allegations of unethical conduct against McBride. Mbe... See full details

  3. Joburg cops pounce on CIT suspects, get money back

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    Police Minister Bheki Cele has commended the swift reaction by the members in blue. The stabilisation operations around the country to deal with serious and violent crimes, particularly cash-in-transit robberies, has again proved to be very successful, Na... See full details

  4. ‘Zupta ties killed AfroVoice’

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    Manyi asks high court to wind up business THE NEGATIVE publicity of being associated with the controversial Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma is what sounded the death knell for the daily newspaper AfroVoice. This is the submission of Mzwanele Manyi, the owner of the newspaper, formerly known as The ... See full details

  5. Eight life terms for raping children

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    Mozambican man preyed on girls aged between 7 and 15 A MOZAMBICAN citizen, who raped four young girls between the ages of seven and 15, was not only a disgrace to his family and the community, but also to all men. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn-img.pressreader.com/pres... See full details

  6. 2014 school beating death back in court

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    A MURDER case against two officials from a Mpumalanga private school notorious for meting out corporal punishment will resume after it was struck off the roll twice. Paballo Seane, 19, a pupil at Cefups Academy near White River died at Nelspruit MediClinic on July 31 2014 after she was allegedly assaulted at school for failing a test. The school at the time claimed that she had ... See full details

  7. ANC blames the cops for delay in Hlongwa investigation

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    THE ANC in Gauteng has accused law enforcement agencies of dragging their heels in charging one of its heavyweights, provincial legislature chief whip Brian Hlongwa, who is implicated in corruption allegations to the tune of R1.2 billion. Pressure is mounting on the ANC to act against Hlongwa ahead of the party&rsquo;s p... See full details

  8. Bar to go to Concourt over Jiba, Mrwebi

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    THE General Council of the Bar (GCB) will approach the Constitutional Court to have another look at the latest judgment which allowed the National Prosecuting Authority&rsquo;s Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to practice as advocates. The majority of members of the GCB, during a meeting held last weekend, felt that the... See full details

  9. Pretoria East power back on today … thieves permitting

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Wapadrand-Substation-4.jpg" alt="Tshwane municipal technicians and engineers are seen working on the Wapadrand substation, which caught fire last week. The technicians and engineers have had to rebuild the entire substation and residents of the affected areas have been without electricity, 16 July 2018, Pretoria. ... See full details

  10. Holomisa will fight on in Appeals Court over ‘PIC corruption’ interdict

    Date: 17 Jul 2018
    &lsquo;They should be thanking me,&rsquo; he says, adding he has the right to freedom of speech and the matter could end up in the Constitutional Court. United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has vowed to figh... See full details

  11. 80-year-old farmer gets into shoot-out with police, is shot dead

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    The farmer allegedly opened fire on the police after a violent dispute about some goats. A shoot-out occurred on Monday morning between an elderly farmer and police in the Bergville area in KwaZulu-Natal, reports the Ladysmith Ga... See full details

  12. Rhino poaching suspects killed in shoot-out

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    A member of the police&rsquo;s Special Task Force was wounded when the suspects opened fire in the Loskop Nature Reserve outside Middleburg. A member of the South African Police Service&rsquo;s Special Task Force (STF) was wounded and two suspects killed ... See full details

  13. Court muzzles Holomisa on talking about ‘PIC corruption’

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    The interdict will remain in place pending the institution of a damages claim for defamation against the UDM and its leader. United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has been interdicted from continuing to allege that BEE investment firm Lebashe Investment Group and prominent businessmen might be involved in corruption... See full details

  14. Pension fund graft (part 1)

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    Councillors&rsquo; R16bn assets under scrutiny by the Hawks SHOCKING widespread corruption, fraud, theft and mismanagement of hundreds of millions of rand at the Municipal Councillors&rsquo; Pension Fund (MCPF) has been referred to the Hawks by its curators. It has also emerged that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) blocked the SA Local Authority (Sa... See full details

  15. Pension fund graft (part 2)

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    B/Fwd fm part 1&nbsp;&nbsp; FSCA again came to the protection of Sala&rsquo;s R16bn assets when it blocked potentially reckless investments. The authority&rsquo;s investigation into Sala&rsquo;s books also uncovered that Sala principal officer Sipho Sidu had a &ldquo;conflict of interest&rdquo; with one of the would-be beneficiary firms. <div c... See full details

  16. Estate executioner, lawyer claim theft case is ‘malicious’

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    AN ESTATE executor and a Johannesburg lawyer are expected to make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on why a theft case against them should not continue. Lawyer Emraan Dasoo and estate executor Ebrahim Bhamjee said the case against them in the Johannesburg Regional Court was malicious and they s... See full details

  17. EFF ‘ironically’ fights to evict illegal occupiers in Boksburg

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    Some on Twitter have pointed out it&rsquo;s a lot easier to call for illegal property occupations when it isn&rsquo;t happening in your own living room. Sunday night&rsquo;s episode of Carte Blanche had some viewers, and even the insert&rsquo;s presenter Macfarlane Moleli, saying it was &ldquo;ironic&rdquo; to see EFF members fighti... See full details

  18. How these PIC top guns raked in millions at VBS – report

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    One man worked in legal counsel and compliance, and the other was the head of risk at PIC. But who cares about compliance and risk when alleged millions are involved? When VBS Mutual Bank was clearly running itself to the ground, a nonexecutive director could have raised an alarm, but he reportedly did not. This Sunday&rsquo... See full details

  19. The who’s who of cash heists go by names of sterrings

    Date: 16 Jul 2018
    SA is practically a movie, so it&rsquo;s fitting that some of the criminals involved in cash heists, a national pastime next to soccer, rugby and open letters, have interesting nicknames. The Hawks have revealed the names of suspects involved in some of the most dramatic, well-executed cash-in-transit (CIT) heists. They have... See full details

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