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  1. Lightning conductors rolled out in northern KZN

    Date: 16 Feb 2019
      Photo: Stock image. The department says this was prompted by frequent lightning strikes in area... See full details

  2. ANCWL shocked at Kimberley councillor ‘sexually violating mentally ill 14-year-old’

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Sexual assault The councilor is alleged to have abducted the 14-year-old victim and her friend in Lerato Park informal settlement in Kimberley last Friday.The ANC Women’s League is shocked at the charges leveled against a... See full details

  3. Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive from justice

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    The Hawks have cancelled an arrest warrant for the Gupta brother in relation to state capture allegations. It was confirmed on Friday morning that the warrant of arrest for controversial businessman Ajay Gupta has been withdrawn. He had previously been a fugitive from justice in South Africa, and was unwilling to travel to J... See full details

  4. Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    It ‘presents far too many flaws and loopholes’ and ‘will not pass constitutional scrutiny’. Lobby groups and experts, outraged by the progress of the controversial Administrative Adjunction of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, have appealed to the president not to sign it or face “a barrage of investi... See full details

  5. Doubt over ride of hell driver’s ID

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    THE Uber rape and gruesome violence trial looks set to hinge on whether accused number one was the taxi driver during the alleged violent crimes. This as the defence introduced a mysterious man named “Thato”, who appeared in the e-hailing service’s profile for the night of August 28, 2016, when a romant... See full details

  6. Cabinet team to oversee Eskom

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    FINANCE Minister Tito Mboweni will on Wednesday detail plans for a rescue package for embattled power utility Eskom, which is facing total collapse. Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures in Parliament to deal with the crisis at the state-owned enterprise. Ramaphosa said a special Cabinet committ... See full details

  7. Shortage of bullets headache for SAPS

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    A SHORTAGE of bullets at shooting ranges affiliated to police stations in KwaZulu-Natal poses a problem for police officers and could see them disarmed. At least three police officers who spoke to The Star have confirmed that they have been turned away from shooting ranges due to the shortage. Speaking anonymously, a police detective said they had been told that they would need ... See full details

  8. Thieves steal tyres at SPCA

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    SPCA staff in Krugersdorp were left traumatised after criminals poisoned two office dogs and made off with the tyres of their vehicle. It was the second burglary at the offices of the animal welfare organisation in two weeks. Matlosana SPCA committee vice-chairperson Thea Smit said the first break-in occurred at ... See full details

  9. Land Bank trio to appeal

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Permission by magistrate sees men possibly sidestep prison again, all out on bail ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of SA) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga, former Land Bank acting chief executive Phillemon Mohlahlane, and attorney Dinga Nkhwashu were yesterday sentenced in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court, ... See full details

  10. Defendants get to see docket, a year later

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    IT TOOK three former South African Revenue Service (Sars) senior officials nearly a year to obtain most of the documents contained in the docket in the criminal case against them. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=08e0d... See full details

  11. Executive decisions judgment reserved

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has asked the Constitutional Court to exempt him from being compelled to produce records to prove the rationality of his executive decisions, including cabinet appointments and reshuffles. He approached the apex court to appeal the decision by the High Court in Pretoria, which ordered then-president Jacob Zuma to release the record and reasons that led to his d... See full details

  12. Cele told to give reasons for firing McBride

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    PARLIAMENT has ordered Police Minister Bheki Cele to give reasons by Monday why he wants the employment contract of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride terminated. This follows McBride and Cele having reached an agreement on Tuesday that the portfolio committee should decide whether to... See full details

  13. Jiba bid to quash affidavit

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Suspended NPA official asks Mokgoro Commission to ignore document from Angelo Agrizzi SUSPENDED deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba, has pleaded with the Mokgoro Commission of Inquiry to ignore a damning affidavit lodged against her by former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi.... See full details

  14. McBride’s inquiry testimony postponed

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    INDEPENDENT Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) executive director Robert McBride is expected to implicate more than 30 politicians and senior government officials when he finally testifies before the commission of inquiry into state capture. McBride was due to give evidence yesterday and today. Head of the c... See full details

  15. Four firearm theft incidents in one week could indicate new trend

    Date: 14 Feb 2019
    &nbsp; Suspects allegedly robbed two gun shops, stole firearms from flying squad member, and ambushed a RAM courier van this week alone. A man who works in the firearms industry in Kempton Park has allegedly been reliably informed of more incidents of firearm theft this week. It was reported ... See full details

  16. We’ll shut down varsities over historic debt – students’ unions

    Date: 14 Feb 2019
    Members of the Progressive Youth Alliance are seen during a protest outside the Department of Hig... See full details

  17. Limpopo rape pastor faces more charges

    Date: 14 Feb 2019
    Pastor James Thubakgale was re-arrested for alleged crimes ranging from rape, fraud, assault and concealment of death to theft, kidnapping and extortion. A Limpopo pastor will be sentenced for two rapes tomorrow, while he and five of his henchmen were arrested on several other charges earlier this week. Pastor James Thubakga... See full details

  18. Pravin’s bald truth about Eskom

    Date: 14 Feb 2019
    The cumulative effect of years of problems &ndash; particularly corruption &ndash; at Eskom has the power utility teetering on the brink of collapse. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday laid bare Eskom&rsquo;s bones as he described to parliament how the state-owned entity was in far worse shape than anyone thought i... See full details

  19. Learner wounded as bullets fly

    Date: 14 Feb 2019
    A DOWERGLEN High School official has told how gun-toting men were chased by security guards and police on school property before firing shots and injuring a Grade 12 learner in a class. City of Ekurhuleni disaster and emergency management services spokesperson William Ntladi said a second school learner was hospitalised ... See full details

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