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  1. Army claims troops not responsible for Alex man’s death

    Date: 29 Jun 2020
    THE soldiers who were alleged to have been involved in the death of Alexandra resident Collins Khosa last month cannot be held responsible for his death. He was “pushed” and “klapped” but “conscious and healthy when the security forces left”. This is according to an affidavit handed to the high court in Pretoria by the SANDF. It said a... See full details

  2. Human Rights Commission worries about police ‘using excessive force’

    Date: 06 Jun 2020
    This as global public discourse around police brutality erupted, with protests opposing excessive force by police in the United States. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned with the rising cases of law enforcement officers overstepping the mark on the general population. This as global public discou... See full details

  3. Death threats force Unemployed People’s Movement leader into hiding

    Date: 06 Jun 2020
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  4. RAF contract lawyers get reprieve… for now

    Date: 04 Jun 2020
    Judge Wendy Hughes this week ordered that the attorneys, who are contracted to the fund to assist with claims, be allowed to stay on for at least six months. The High Court in Pretoria has put the Road Accident Fund&rsquo;s (RAF) plans to cut ties with 103 private attorneys on ice &ndash; for now. Judge Wendy Hughes this wee... See full details

  5. OR Tambo airport is ready for passengers – Mbalula

    Date: 04 Jun 2020
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  6. Tzaneen cops hunt alleged rapist who cut off victim’s finger

    Date: 04 Jun 2020
    Ward 5 councillor in the Greater Tzaneen municipality Jele Ngobeni said the community was furious. A dangerous, armed alleged rapist is on the run after evading arrest from Limpopo police. He is believed to have hidden in thick bushes and raped a woman before chopping off her middle finger. Spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Moja... See full details

  7. Chefs with Compassion rescue produce to feed the needy

    Date: 04 Jun 2020
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  8. Lockdown ‘unconstitutional’

    Date: 03 Jun 2020
    Level 3 and 4 regulations declared &lsquo;invalid&rsquo; but judge suspends order until Dlamini Zuma consults ministers THE North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, has declared level 3 and 4 of the lockdown regulations unconstitutional. However, the order is suspended until such time that Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditiona... See full details

  9. Madonsela says she’d be ‘surprised’ if lockdown ruling survives ConCourt scrutiny

    Date: 03 Jun 2020
    This as former Cope leader Mbhazima Shilowa says the judgment appears to be a &lsquo;mess&rsquo;. Following the Pretoria High Court&rsquo;s ruling declaring the Level 4 and Level 3 lockdown regulations <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/courts/2295772/lockdown-regulations-declared-invalid-and-unconstitutional-by-high-c... See full details

  10. Limpopo cops launch manhunt after cattle killed on farms

    Date: 03 Jun 2020
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  11. Cops put out smokers’ fire, but court cases proceed

    Date: 03 Jun 2020
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  12. MPs furious after Mthatha private hospital’s CEO dodges them

    Date: 03 Jun 2020
    Angry parliamentarians, who visited the St Mary&rsquo;s Hospital to see for themselves, vowed to report the CEO to the Life Healthcare Group&rsquo;s head office. The chief executive of a Covid-19-stricken private hospital in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, could be in trouble after he avoided accounting to visiting parliamentarians about th... See full details

  13. Lockdown regulations declared invalid and unconstitutional by high court (Part 1)

    Date: 02 Jun 2020
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  14. Lockdown regulations declared invalid and unconstitutional by high court (part2)

    Date: 02 Jun 2020
    B/fwd fm Part 1&nbsp; DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said at the time: &ldquo;I am advised that &hellip; the regime under the Covid regulations resembles a state of emergency, but is not subject to the same safeguards,&rdquo; adding that Dlamini-Zuma had broad and intrusive regulatory powers that were not subject to parliamentary oversight. <div c... See full details

  15. BACK TO SCHOOL U-TURN

    Date: 02 Jun 2020
    11th-hour change of heart over readiness sparks calls from many parents and stakeholders for minister to step down AFTER days of insisting that most schools were ready to reopen today, the Department of Basic Education yesterday made an 11th-hour U-turn, conceded that some schools were not ready and shelved the plans. But the department&rsquo;... See full details

  16. DA will lodge ethics complaint against Dlamini-Zuma over ‘misleading’ cigarette ban claims

    Date: 01 Jun 2020
    DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone said that the DA will lodge a complaint in terms of clause 4.1.5 of the code of ethical conduct against the minister. It has been revealed in court documents that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma misled South Africans when she claimed that 2,000 pub... See full details

  17. Shoprite offers R50K reward after thieves dig tunnel to steal R300K in alcohol

    Date: 01 Jun 2020
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  18. No school should reopen until necessary precautions are in place, says Ramaphosa

    Date: 01 Jun 2020
    &lsquo;If we follow the protocols and maintain all precautions, we will effectively minimise the risk posed by the coronavirus,&rsquo; says the president. In his latest letter on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged schools to not reopen until all the necessary precautions are in place. This as the reopening that was ... See full details

  19. Group heads to Union Buildings to protest against tobacco ban

    Date: 01 Jun 2020
    They are demanding that the ban on tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products be lifted with immediate effect. A group calling itself Unite Against the Tobacco Ban will be gathering outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, as well as outside parliament tomorrow, to protest the ban against the selling of tobacco pr... See full details

  20. Media has to play constructive role, webinar hears

    Date: 01 Jun 2020
    Pei said a responsible media should play &lsquo;a constructive role&rsquo; in promoting global cooperation and fighting the pandemic together &ndash; putting people first.&nbsp;With at least 5.5 million Covid-19 cases confirmed and over 351,866 deaths reported globally, the coronavirus pandemic continues to get priority coverage in media throughout the world. Speakers at a w... See full details

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