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  1. Waterkloof Air Force Base fire: ‘No foul play whatsoever’ – SANDF

    Date: 24 Jan 2022
    Brigadier-General Mahapa said the bulk fuel depot 'is a restricted area', therefore, no foul play is suspected. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Monday said no foul play is suspected in the Waterkloof Air Force Base fire. It’s suspected a pipe burst at the bulk fuel storage, however, Bri... See full details

  2. VBS-accused among ANC bigwigs vying for top 5 posts in Limpopo

    Date: 24 Jan 2022
    The ANC said not even the step aside rule could prevent them from being nominated by properly constituted branch general councils. The Limpopo ANC elective conference is only two months away, but several names – including those of VBS-accused party bigwigs – are already appearing on several informal party to... See full details

  3. Deputy principal ‘gangland-style’ shooting was ‘organised’, says expert

    Date: 24 Jan 2022
    The fatal shooting of Phomolong Secondary School deputy principal Thembisile Ngendane was not a crime of passion. Condolences and condemnation continue to pour in after the fatal shooting of Phomolong Secondary School deputy principal Thembisile Ngendane on Friday in Tembisa... See full details

  4. R11bn loan from World bank a ‘theft risk’ in SA, warns expert

    Date: 22 Jan 2022
    South Africa’s total debt stands at about $261 billion (about R4.2 trillion) interest and repayment terms of loans remain a mystery, for now. South Africa has yet again borrowed a mountain of cash from the World Bank. It is more than R11 billion and it is suppo... See full details

  5. Mafe was inside Parliament for more than a day – report

    Date: 21 Jan 2022
    Mafe reportedly even called police 26 hours later from inside threatening to set the building on fire unless convicted killer Janusz Walus was released from jail. Parliament arson accused Zandile Mafe allegedly spent at least 30 hours inside the Parliament building, made telephone calls and started the disastrous fire b... See full details

  6. Leigh Mathews’ family anxious about Donovan Moodley ‘Diabolical’ killer’s parole bid

    Date: 21 Jan 2022
    Moodley pleaded guilty to charges of murder, kidnapping and extortion and was given life in prison. Judge Joop Labuschagne. The family of Leigh Matthews is anxious about her self-confessed killer Donovan Moodley’s parole bid on Friday. Her father, Rob Matthews,... See full details

  7. How police arm criminals: Negligence blamed for stolen firearms

    Date: 20 Jan 2022
    The South African Gunowners’ Association is offering the Saps expertise and resources to stop the theft of guns from police stations. The South African Gunowners’ Association’s (Saga’s) offer to provide the SA Police Service (Saps) with resources and ... See full details

  8. School, lesbian learner face off again

    Date: 20 Jan 2022
    Judge sends case back to Equality Court A CASE against a school accused of unfairly discriminating a learner who disclosed she had a same-sex lover should be re-enrolled at the Equality Court and heard to finality, the Mpumalanga High Court has ruled. Kin... See full details

  9. Government’s silence on whistleblowers protection is suspicious

    Date: 20 Jan 2022
    It can only lead to speculation that there is collusion to isolate those brave enough to speak truth to power. In describing the ANC government under the stewardship of Jacob Zuma, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu saw it as being “worse than apartheid”. U... See full details

  10. Investigation opened after Soshanguve pupil dies while eating lunch during break

    Date: 20 Jan 2022
    The Grade 3 learner reportedly collapsed while eating food from his lunchbox last Friday A young pupil from Itumeleng Madiba Primary School in Soshanguve, Pretoria died while on a lunch break at school last week.  The Grade 3 pupil reportedly collapsed while eating food from his lunchbox last Friday, prompt... See full details

  11. Gauteng police commissioner to visit Eldorado Park after five men murdered

    Date: 20 Jan 2022
    The circumstances surrounding the incident were still unknown, and police have opened five cases of murder. <div class="ov-text-left ov-font-sans ov-font-base ov-tracking-normal ov-leading-normal ov-... See full details

  12. Court orders that parly ‘arsonist’ Zandile Mafe be released from Valkenberg hospital

    Date: 19 Jan 2022
    The State had lodged an application to have Mafe in psychiatric observation for 30 days. The Court has ruled that alleged parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe&rsquo;s referral to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital was unlawful. The case was heard at Cape Town Magistrate&rsquo;s Court on Tuesday. Mafe&rsquo;s lawyer Sen... See full details

  13. World’s 10 richest men’s wealth ‘doubled’

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    THE HEAD of the Oxfam EU Office, Evelien van Roemburg, said yesterday that extreme inequality is a form of economic violence. This comes after Oxfam International found that billionaires&rsquo; wealth had risen more since the Covid-19 pandemic began than it had in the last 14 years. Van Roemburg said economi... See full details

  14. DA wants CR to be charged for perjury

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    Ramaphosa&rsquo;s troubles far from over as party seeks action TROUBLES surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa seem far from over. Last week Ramaphosa was drawn into a battle of opinion pieces, open letters and a press conference between Acting Chief Justi... See full details

  15. State legal funding denied for ex-crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    Mdluli, Barnard and Lazarus face charges of corruption, fraud and theft relating to the alleged looting of a Crime Intelligence slush fund. The High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday postponed the corruption case involving the former South African Police Service (SAPS) <a href="https://twitter.com/SAPoliceService" target="_b... See full details

  16. ‘Concerning’ that there is no adequate security in our national key points – experts

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    Protection services within the SA Police Service [Saps] have a budget of over R3 billion a year to ensure security at national key points. While the attack on the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) studios in Bloemfontein last weekend has been seen as an isolated incident, i... See full details

  17. Desperate parents falling victim to ‘fly-by-night’ schools – GDE

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    GDE said desperate parents were falling victim to &ldquo;fly-by-nights&rdquo; and they wasted money registering their children in unaccredited schools. While desperate parents queue outside schools every day looking for admissions for their children, the Gautengdepartm... See full details

  18. Operation Dudula strikes fear into traders in Soweto

    Date: 18 Jan 2022
    The &ldquo;clean-up&rdquo;, unsupported by any legal entity such as the police or home affairs, which the organisation said were focused on ending alleged illegal activities and removing unlawful immigrants, has been under way since June last year. South African informal trader Thandeka Mchunu (L) at her stall at Bara Taxi Rank in Soweto, 17 January 2021, a... See full details

  19. Third prison escapee hands himself over to police

    Date: 17 Jan 2022
    Nkomo and Hlatswayo were rearrested in Pretoria, Olivenhoutbosch at a filing station, corner of Summit Road and R55, on Sunday night. The third prison escapee, Bafeletse Nyembe, has handed himself over to the Vosloorus Magistrate&rsquo;s Court after being on the run from the police since his escape from lawful custody o... See full details

  20. Malema enters the fray in Mangaung crisis

    Date: 17 Jan 2022
    THE drama around the acting city manager of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Sello More, is continuing. In a judgment handed down on December 15, Judge AJ van Rhyn found that More's appointment as the man in charge of the metro was null and void since October 30 as the municipal council of M... See full details

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