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  1. ‘KIDNAPPING A HOAX’

    Date: 25 May 2018
    Woman hands herself inAlleged bid to hide false pregnancy THE HEAVILY pregnant Ekurhuleni woman who was reported missing this week might have faked her kidnapping in a desperate attempt to cover up a false pregnancy when her supposed due date was drawing closer. The twist emerged when the 22-year-old V... See full details

  2. New bill allows prosecution of 20-year-old sex crimes

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THE Cabinet has approved a bill which would see sexual offences prosecuted retrospectively – as far back as 20 years. Yesterday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said the Cabinet had at its Wednesday meeting approved the introduction of a bill aimed at amending the Criminal Procedure Act. “The proposed amendment bill will extend the list of sexual offences i... See full details

  3. Uber launches advanced safety app for drivers

    Date: 25 May 2018
    GLOBAL e-hailing service provider Uber yesterday launched an advanced safety app following a fruitful partnership between Uber and Aura to address safety concerns raised by drivers. Yesterday, the public transport service operator said it began working with Aura in 2016 to strengthen security measures after numerous v... See full details

  4. Child abuse campaign launched on social media

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THOSE most in need of a voice in the #MeToo movement are often excluded because they’re too young to use social media. The McCann Worldgroup in Joburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS (Transform Education About Rape and Sexual Abuse) Foundation have launched a campaign to “give little voices a big voice” ... See full details

  5. Rolex ‘fugitive’ denied bail

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THE BID to be granted bail by a Zimbabwean “fugitive” and fraud accused in order to raise funds to repay an auctioneer she allegedly swindled of R721 000 worth of Rolex watches and antiques has fallen through. Elizabeth Nyathi, 53, former deputy president of Zimbabwe’s Affirmative Action Group (AAG),... See full details

  6. SOEs may require cash injection – Gordhan

    Date: 25 May 2018
    Minister says most are in trouble because they focused on ‘stealing’ PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has warned that StateOwned Entities (SOEs) may require a cash injection from the National Treasury to stay afloat. This comes after South African Airways (SAA) said it would need R21.7 ... See full details

  7. NW premier’s office placed under administration

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THE office of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has been added to the list of provincial departments placed under administration. This happened as the inter-ministerial committee (IMC), spearheading the national intervention under Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has been expanded with seven... See full details

  8. NW premier’s office placed under administration

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THE office of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has been added to the list of provincial departments placed under administration. This happened as the inter-ministerial committee (IMC), spearheading the national intervention under Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has been expanded with seven... See full details

  9. IFP men arrested over ‘murder plot’

    Date: 25 May 2018
    THREE Inkatha Freedom Party politicians, including eNdumeni Municipality mayor Siboniso Mbatha, 31, are behind bars after they were arrested late on Wednesday by the Hawks over a plot to kill eNdumeni’s Speaker, Bongiwe Mbatha-Makhathini. The Hawks had swooped on Mbatha’s Dundee home and the homes of uMtsh... See full details

  10. Sentences not the end of the Poppie abuse saga (part 1)

    Date: 25 May 2018
    The Go Purple Foundation plans to investigate and prosecute seven people in Orania who all ‘turned a blind eye’ to the abuse of the little girl. The saga of Poppie van der Merwe, who was brutally beaten, abused and finally murdered by her “evil” mother and stepfather in the “intimate safety of their home”, will not end with the life-long prison senten... See full details

  11. Sentences not the end of the Poppie abuse saga (part 2)

    Date: 25 May 2018
     B/Fwd Part 1   Bam said that despite the severe sentences courts were handing down, abuse seemed to be on the increase. He added that he was not convinced ... See full details

  12. A day of highs and lows for SA Express

    Date: 25 May 2018
    Sacaa conducted an audit of the airline’s maintenance, uncovering ‘severe cases of noncompliance that pose serious safety risks’, and the airline was grounded. It was a ... See full details

  13. Van Loggerenberg hopes Sars commission will finally unearth truth

    Date: 25 May 2018
    Former SARS official, Johann van Loggerenberg is seen in the Pretoria magistrates Court, 9 April 2018. Picture: Jacques Nelles <... See full details

  14. Pravin starts clean-up, rings the changes (part 1)

    Date: 25 May 2018
    Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Picture: GCIS But despite the aparent progress in President Ramaphosa&rsquo;s so-called New Dawn, so... See full details

  15. Pravin starts clean-up, rings the changes (part 2)

    Date: 25 May 2018
    B/Fwd fm P1&nbsp;&nbsp; Commenting on the appointment of Phakamani Hadebe as CEO of Eskom, committee chair Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe said she noted the &ldquo;good work&rdquo; done by the executive since he was appointed as interim CEO in January.</s... See full details

  16. Would-be mom’s kidnappers taunt baby’s father

    Date: 24 May 2018
    Abductors said mother was fine, they just wanted infant My concern is that she was due to give birth THE BOYFRIEND of a heavily pregnant Vosloorus woman feared kidnapped for her baby, days before her due date, has shared harrowing details of taunts from her alleged abductors. <spa... See full details

  17. Taxi drivers slain in Brakpan bloodbath

    Date: 24 May 2018
    A GUTTED Bongani Sibeko pointed at his brother&rsquo;s lifeless body from a short distance. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s him lying there, eish.&rdquo; The corpse of the brother, Banele Sibeko, lay facing upwards on High Street in Brakpan. Police covered it with a foil sheet, which got blown off by the wind &ndash; making it po... See full details

  18. Katli: ‘Heads must roll’

    Date: 24 May 2018
    POLICE commissioner Khehla Sitole says he wants heads to roll after some officers turned away a family who went to report a missing child to Mamelodi West police station. Katlego &ldquo;Katli&rdquo; Joja, 10, was reported missing on May 3 but family members were turned back twice and told to return 24 hours later. A c... See full details

  19. Mahumapelo finally steps down as premier of NW

    Date: 24 May 2018
    Revolutionary Council dares him to take it on, calls for ousting of provincial executive committee DETRACTORS of North West ANC chairperson and former premier Supra Mahumapelo have dared him to take action against them after they successfully campaigned for him to step down from his powerful post. Yesterday,... See full details

  20. A-G can now nab tenderpreneurs

    Date: 24 May 2018
    PARLIAMENT is finalising special powers for Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, which will allow him to lay criminal charges against officials who defraud municipalities through tenders, awarded to friends and family. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="... See full details

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