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  1. Mogalakwena mayor assaulted as she arrives for council sitting

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    Mayor Andrina Matsemela had just parked her car and was walking to the chamber when she was attacked by unknown assailants. A special council sitting at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo was postponed yesterday... See full details

  2. Call to declare state of emergency in Tshwane after killings

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
      Murder While the SAPS referred to the murders of homeless people as ‘mysterious’, several reports suggest the killings were committed by a serial killer... See full details

  3. ALL EYES ON RAMAPHOSA

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    President under pressure to tackle ‘ticking time bombs’ PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is today under pressure to address pressing issues including unemployment, state of government entities, and policy matters such as land and the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, some of which have been described as “ticki... See full details

  4. Leaked letter reveals inquiry targeted black-owned companies (Part 1)

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    A LEAKED letter has revealed the Mpati commission’s evidence leader, advocate Jannie Lubbe, singled out nine companies for attention in what has been seen as part of a well co-ordinated attack on black-owned firms for commercial and political reasons. The letter, written by former acting Public Investment Corporation (PIC) chief executive Matshepo More, shows Lubbe instructed the ... See full details

  5. Leaked letter reveals inquiry targeted black-owned companies (Part 2)

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    B/Fwd fm Part 2  Professor Boitumelo Senokoane, an associate professor at Unisa, said the focus on companies such as VBS Mutual Bank and Sekunjalo-associated companies, in particular Ayo, was strange. Senokoane said failure to cast the net wider created an impression that the commission was designed to attack... See full details

  6. ‘My children need a father, not a martyr’

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    ASSISTED-suicide advocate Professor Sean Davison has explained his decision to enter into a plea bargain. “I know many people will be disappointed that I accepted a plea bargain and did not go to trial. If I had done this, I may have been found not guilty, and thereby leading to a law change. “I was facing three life sent... See full details

  7. ‘Stalker’ kills victim number 5

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    Homeless men ‘targeted’ by serial killer TSHWANE’S “nocturnal stalker” has claimed a fifth victim. The body of a man was found near Unisa’s main campus yesterday – just a day after a body was found in Sunnyside. Four other men have been found murdered in and around this... See full details

  8. Sassa wins R1.3bn lawsuit against CPS

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    Judge dismisses all claims lodged against Sassa and orders CPS to pay the costs of the arbitration hearing CONTROVERSIAL Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), a subsidiary of dual-listed Net1 UEPS Technologies, yesterday lost its R1.3 billion lawsuit against South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). <span id="artObje... See full details

  9. Third-party deals are at the heart of an ongoing accounting crisis

    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    SOUTH Africa&rsquo;s enforcement agency, the Hawks, are appointing an auditor along with a crack team of specialised investigators to sift through the myriad of Steinhoff International&rsquo;s third party and extrapolated transactions by former directors and board members of the beleaguered retailer. The group&rsquo;s sh... See full details

  10. Ex-spy chief sues author for R35m

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    Fraser issues summons to Pauw, NB Publishers for President&rsquo;s Keepers FORMER State Security Agency (SSA) director-general Arthur Fraser has served author Jacques Pauw with a summons in the Western Cape High Court, indicating that he intends to sue him and his publisher for R35 million. This is a culminatio... See full details

  11. Fear stalks Dobsonville streets

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    Residents march for justice after another bloody murder THE COMMUNITY of Dobsonville are living in terror following the death of a man who was stabbed and dumped in bushes about 500m from his house. Kamogelo Kgala, 23, from Dobsonville, was stabbed to death last Wednesday morning. On Monday, community members marched to fight for j... See full details

  12. Department accused of ‘failing’ victims

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    FOUR learners from Koelfontein Primary School in Ceres appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping four 9-year-old schoolboys at the school. In November last year, the learners, aged between 13 and 15, allegedly locked the younger learners in a room at the school, where they allegedly sodomised them. The Tri... See full details

  13. Sutherland opts for plea bargain

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    MICHELLE Sutherland, a Roodepoort woman in the dock for allegedly killing her husband two years ago, now intends to strike a plea bargain with the State. The South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, heard yesterday that talks were ongoing between the State and defence lawyers for Sutherland, 39, to enter into a guilty ple... See full details

  14. Mkhwebane hits back at ex-Sars officials

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    PUBLIC protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back at former senior SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials who are demanding a retraction of comments she made about the so-called &ldquo;rogue unit&rdquo; at the tax collecting authority. Mkhwebane was reacting to a legal letter of demand served on her by former Sars o... See full details

  15. I was used as the ‘wings of enrichment’, Zondo told

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    Ex SAA chief financial officer tells how Myeni and board used her to fill politicians&rsquo; pockets FORMER South African Airways chief financial officer Phumeza Nhantsi has accused former chairwoman Dudu Myeni and her board of using her to enrich certain individuals, including politicians. Nhantsi &ndash; a chartered accountant &n... See full details

  16. AlexTotalShutdown leaders open criminal case against Joburg mayor

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    Businesses were closed after the Total Shutdown march from Alexandra to Sandton, Johannesburg, 19 June 2019. Picture: ... See full details

  17. Former SAA boss Dudu Myeni ‘ruled by fear’

    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    The Zondo commission was told of the fear and pressure that senior staff came under from Myeni, who &lsquo;forced them to carry out illegal instructions&rsquo;. South African Airways (SAA) former chief financial officer (CFO) Phumeza Nhantsi today concluded her two-day testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture by pai... See full details

  18. Trillian ordered to pay Eskom R600 million

    Date: 18 Jun 2019
    The power utility maintained they never had any contract with them, never owed them a cent, and that no work was done for the money paid to them. Eskom&rsquo;s legal battle to recover the R600 million it alleges was irregularly paid to the Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners has seen the power utility emerge victorious. E... See full details

  19. Zikalala set to act against Mkhize

    Date: 18 Jun 2019
    KWAZULU-NATAL Premier Sihle Zikalala is set to act against the province&rsquo;s director-general, Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize, for being found to have acted unethically in relation to money spent on former president Nelson Mandela&rsquo;s memorial service. Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane found Mkhize acted unethically by paying R39.8 m... See full details

  20. I want command of the Saps – Western Cape premier Alan Winde

    Date: 16 Jun 2019
    The premier says thousands are shot in his province each day, but the anti-gang unit has only acted when their own members were targeted. The Western Cape&rsquo;s newly-appointed premier, Alan Winde, is engaged in ongoing meetings with minister of police Bheki Cele, who he accuses of failing to get the South African Police Service (... See full details

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