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  1. Mother and two daughters found killed in Phoenix flat

    Date: 22 Sep 2018
    A mother and her two daughters were found dead inside a flatlet in Phoenix, north of Durban on Friday morning. Police have confirmed three bodies were found inside the flat on Longcroft Drive. The bodies of a woman and her two daughters, one aged 16 and the other 22-years-old were found gagged.&nbsp;One of the bodies was also found stuffed in a cupboard.</p... See full details

  2. Gun-toting taxi passenger kills robber

    Date: 22 Sep 2018
    One half of a pair of alleged armed criminals was killed and the other wounded when they attempted to rob a Port Elizabeth taxi. Two alleged robbers met their match in Port Elizabeth on Thursday evening after their attempts to carry out an armed robbery on a taxi was foiled by one of its passengers. One of the pair was kille... See full details

  3. Trollip calls for probe into corruption allegations levelled against him

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    The former mayor says he has committed himself and former employees in the mayoral office to cooperate fully with the investigation. Recently ousted Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has asked the office of the auditor-general Kimi Makwetu to investigate corruption allegations levelled against him during his time as the city&rs... See full details

  4. Journalist slammed as ‘state capture crony’ at launch of anti-corruption book

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    Some are not ready to forgive Stephan Hofstatter for his controversial role in reporting on an alleged Sars &lsquo;rogue unit&rsquo;. The attempts of journalist Stephan Hofstatter to launch his new book License to Loot were met with disruption from protesters seeking to take him to task over his role in documenting an alleg... See full details

  5. Brown cannot cross-question Jonas – Zondo

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    FORMER public enterprises minister Lynne Brown will not be allowed to cross-examine witnesses at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo dismissed her application to grill former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas. Last month, Jonas told the commission he had been infor... See full details

  6. Gupta-linked assets sold

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    Machinery worth millions auctioned to the public as retrenched staff look on How can we lose our jobs because of a mere bank account?&rdquo; SIPHO MABENA VR Laser employee RETRENCHED employees of the Gupta-owned VR Laser Services watc... See full details

  7. Judgment deferred in JZ’s appeal

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    UDM, Cope want R10m costs order upheld THE leave to appeal an application by former president Jacob Zuma against footing the R10 million costs order awarded against him in his personal capacity should be turned down. This is according to advocate Dali Mpofu who opposed the leave to appeal application on behalf ... See full details

  8. School an ‘abomination’ – Parktown Boys’ moms

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    ENRAGED mothers of sexually and physically violated learners from Parktown Boys&rsquo; High School have called the institution &ldquo;an abomination&rdquo; following sordid revelations of widespread and unpunished child abuse. The group of women include mothers whose boys suffered shocking sexual and physical abuse at th... See full details

  9. AG slams R8.9bn irregular spend

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    Makwetu finds KZN health department&rsquo;s wrong expenditure KWAZULU-Natal MEC of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has come in for severe criticism after Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu revealed the provincial health department amassed R8.96 billion in irregular expenditure in the 2017/18 financial year. This comes a... See full details

  10. MPs give thumbs-up to report on expropriation

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    Document also warns move could be in conflict with UN resolutions and threaten investment MEMBERS of Parliament have backed the report that the overwhelming number of people in the nine provinces, during public hearings, called for the expropriation of land without compensation. However, the report also warned this policy could be ... See full details

  11. Court postpones criminal charges against Malema

    Date: 21 Sep 2018
    EFF LEADER Julius Malema will continue to face criminal charges of inciting land grabs unless he successfully petitions the High Court in Pretoria to overturn the two charges against him. Malema had since October 2016 made several court appearances in the Magistrate&rsquo;s Courts of Bloemfontein and Newcastle for allege... See full details

  12. Hemp agriculture could be successful in three SA provinces

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    A department of agriculture and fisheries study in 2012 found hemp was &lsquo;one of the most important fibre crops both for SA and the world.&rsquo; Research by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has found optimum growth of Cannabis Sativa L will only occur under certain conditions. Studies have shown hemp can be culti... See full details

  13. Swiss company fights in court to buy Guptas’ Tegeta

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    Charles King SA is accusing Tegeta&rsquo;s business rescue practitioners of undermining the fulfilment of the conditions of a purchasing contract. Swiss-based company Charles King SA has accused the business rescue practitioners in charge of the Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources of deliberately bad-mouthing them to Minera... See full details

  14. SA can profit handsomely from the ‘dope dividend’

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    Factories can be set up to provide paper, carpets, textiles, insulation, houses, chipboard, fuel, essential fatty acid oils, cosmetics and varnish, among other things. A single hectare of hemp with average yields under good growing conditions can provide up to R805 000 worth of product. That&rsquo;s according to Neil Webster... See full details

  15. DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    The party&rsquo;s spokesperson says if true, the meeting was an effort to undermine the country&rsquo;s constitutional order and those who participated in it may be guilty of a criminal offence. The DA has called on the State Security Agency (SSA) to investigate the meeting that reportedly took place in early September involving for... See full details

  16. ‘Crime scene’

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    Klebsiella outbreak hospital still operational THE neonatal unit where six newborn babies died of Klebsiella is still fully operational and will not be closed. Gauteng head of hospital services, Dr Medupi Modisane, yesterday made a U-turn on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi&rsquo;s announcement that babies woul... See full details

  17. HISTORY MADE AT RHODES

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    RHODES University has, for the first time, appointed a harassment and discrimination manager. In response to one of the recommendations made by the sexual violence task team at Rhodes, Dr Zethu Mkhize has been appointed to this position in the Directorate for Equity and Institutional Transformation. Mkhize started in her... See full details

  18. Minister calls for talks amid violence aimed at teachers

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    FOLLOWING the killing of a teacher by a learner in North West, education officials will be calling a symposium to discuss violence. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga this week said she would call a symposium that would include the SAPS, the Department of Social Development and school governing bodies to deal with violence in schools.<... See full details

  19. False qualifications crackdown

    Date: 20 Sep 2018
    Call to name and shame parliamentarians with fake credentials From page 1 PARLIAMENT has been given the green light to go ahead with its plans to pass legislation allowing naming and shaming of fraudsters using fake qualifications in an online public register. <img id="artO... See full details

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