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  1. DA says Mboweni has quietly slipped ’emergency’ billions to Eskom ahead of elections

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The opposition accuses the ruling party of trying to downplay the true extent of the electricity crisis while election season is upon us. In a statement on Thursday, the DA said Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had, without much fanfare, handed parliament the details of a R17.652 billion &ldquo;emergency&rdquo; bailout of Eskom. <... See full details

  2. EFF women march to demand judges up their game on rape and abuse

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The party is concerned the judicial system only exacerbates the abuse of victims. Women from the Economic Freedom Fighters have demanded the retraining of judges to better handle rape and sexual abuse cases. I... See full details

  3. Nzimande clarifies the truth about hot cross buns and ‘blood in your alcoho

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The transport minister says no one should think they can use half-baked excuses to get away with drunken driving. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande on Thursday was keen to correct misconceptions created by a viral video that it&rsquo;s possible to fail a breathalyser test just by eating a hot cross bun. He also at one point ... See full details

  4. Bheki Cele expresses wish to disarm all private citizens in SA

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The police minister believes only cops and soldiers should legally be using firearms. Speaking during an exercise in which he and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole oversaw the destruction of 30,039 firearms at Arcelor Mittal&rsquo;s plant in Vereeniging on Wednesday, Police Minister Bheki Cele said South Africa would be better off if only its armed forc... See full details

  5. Administrator appointed in Pietermaritzburg’s Msunduzi municipality

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Pietermaritzburg/Msunduzi City Hall. KZN MEC for Cogta Nomusa Dube-Ncube says the administrator is Sibusiso Sithole, who recently headed Prasa. <p... See full details

  6. Military helicopter crashes in Centurion

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Picture: Jacques Nelles. Two members of the military were reportedly seriously injured and airlifted to hospital.A helicopter from the South African military crashed near the R101 n... See full details

  7. Crumbs! Easter bun fools breathalysers

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    YOU&rsquo;RE a motorist and love your amagwinya or hot cross buns? Go ahead and gobble up without any fear of getting into trouble with the law. Traffic police have set standards to deal with foods that can give a false positive test on alcohol breathalysers. These include drinks and food containing ingredients s... See full details

  8. Furore over Ford break-ins

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Owners up in arms as thieves make easy work of picking locks of car-maker&rsquo;s vehicles FROM burning Kugas to easy access is the latest collision crisis between Ford Motor Company and clients reeling from having valuables stolen from their cars. Hundreds of Ford drivers have recently complained about losing ... See full details

  9. Spotlight on corporal discipline

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Schools safety indaba debates ban on teachers hitting learners THE recent scourge of violence in schools has prompted Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi to call on South Africans to openly discuss corporal punishment and the impact of its banishment. &ldquo;We fought against corporal punishment when we were ... See full details

  10. Fugitive wants to return to UK

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    A BRITISH fraudster and conman arrested in South Africa recently wants to return to his home country to be treated for cancer. Brandon William Pyatt appeared in court again yesterday after his arrest recently in connection with the theft of a Jeep from his former employer, Richard Simpson. Pyatt had used a number... See full details

  11. Zuma’s son tried to sway Hawks

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Edward was silent partner in R15m &lsquo;dividend&rsquo; FORMER KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen yesterday told the Zondo Commission into State Capture that former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s son Edward unsuccessfully tried to persuade the elite crime-fighting unit to unfreeze a R15-million payment by the police... See full details

  12. Panday’s co-conspirator gave me R1.5m to back off investigation – Booysen

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    After the co-conspirator&rsquo;s arrest in a sting operation, Panday called Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s nephew, saying &lsquo;we need to clip him (Booysen) a bit,&rsquo; Booysen testified. Former KZN Hawks boss Major-General (Ret) Johan Booysen on Wednesday told the commission of inquiry into state capture that following a sting operation in... See full details

  13. Edward Zuma asked Booysen to ‘unfreeze’ R15m due to Panday – testimony

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    The former Hawks boss says the young Zuma said he wanted to get his dividends from his partner. Former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s son, Edward, asked&nbsp;former KZN Hawks boss Major-General (Ret) Johan Booysen to &ldquo;unfreeze&rdquo; R15 million which was due to his business partner&nbsp;Durban-based Thoshan Panday, the commissi... See full details

  14. Murder docket opened after hearing-impaired assault victim dies

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    Dheenadayalan Reddy has since passed away in hospital. The karate instructor at Shotokan Karate International South Africa was socialising with friends at the hotel when an alleged... See full details

  15. Church scandal arrests

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    Two women held in connection with the &lsquo;miraculous&rsquo; return to life of a &lsquo;dead&rsquo; man THERE has been a breakthrough in the church resurrection scandal that ballooned into a social media frenzy two months ago. The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that two women have been arrested ... See full details

  16. Seeking a court intervention

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    WOMEN, many holding babies, lined the corridor outside court yesterday, hoping for assistance so that they could have a roof over their heads <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=bbfe2ab7-42e4-4ee6-ad0b-78e4e768343f&scale=175&file=6322201904170000000000... See full details

  17. Rohde’s appeal bid fails

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    CONVICTED wife-killer Jason Rohde&rsquo;s bid to appeal his conviction for murder was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court yesterday. He will now petition the Supreme Court of Appeal. Rohde was convicted on November 8 last year for the murder of his wife Susan. He was found guilty of strangling her and then s... See full details

  18. McBride sought help of former SSA boss Fraser

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    He pleaded with ex-spy chief to convene meeting of country&rsquo;s warring law enforcement agencies FORMER Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride pleaded with erstwhile top spy Arthur Fraser to convene a meeting of the heads of the country&rsquo;s warring criminal justice system compone... See full details

  19. No holy cows as McBride wraps up state capture testimony

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    Former IPID head Robert McBride testifies at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, 16 April 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney <h2 c... See full details

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