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  1. Judge slams ‘incompetent, inefficient’ PMB municipality for landfill fire

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    The fire at the New England Road landfill forced the closure of schools and evacuation of families in the area The Pietermaritzburg High Court has slammed the Msunduzi municipality over its management of a Pietermaritzburg landfill that went up in flames last July, accusing the metro of having “scant regard for the health and well-being of its citizens and the environment... See full details

  2. Eskom learner technician arrested for extortion to face disciplinary

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    Eskom said the suspects demanded bribe from an 82-year-old plot owner for an allegedly tampered electricity meter. An Eskom learner technician will face internal disciplinary action after being arrested along with a community member in Temba, Pretoria for allegedly pretending to be Eskom employees auditing electricity meters. In a statement on Thursday, Eskom said the s... See full details

  3. ‘Fires are burning in Gauteng’: Kubayi-Ngubane condemns Youth Day mass gatherings

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    Says she's disappointed people gathered in large groups on Youth Day despite the government placing SA on level 3 lockdown. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Thursday appealed to South Africans to continue adhering to Covid-19 regulations in order to stem the tide of the third wave of the pandemic. Appearing before parliament’s portfolio committee... See full details

  4. Siberian tiger attacks and kills Seaview Predator Park employee

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    The Seaview Predator Park will be closed on Thursday out of respect for David Solomon. Seaview Predator Park in Gqeberha will be closed until further notice after the death of employee David Solomon who was attacked by a Siberian tiger on Wednesday afternoon. Following the attack, the park was immediately closed by management, while members of the public at a nearby res... See full details

  5. Zondo to ask for another extension of state capture inquiry

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    The inquiry was due to end in June after it was granted a three-month extension by the Pretoria high court in February. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said on Thursday he would be applying to the high court for another extension of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture. The inquiry was due to end in June after it was granted a three-month exten... See full details

  6. Police warn motorists of crime hot spots in Pretoria

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    The police have warned motorists to be vigilant on certain roads, particularly at night. Silverton police have warned motorists to be aware of crime hot spots when driving in certain areas in Pretoria. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Isaac Mculu said there had been an increase in crimes, including theft out of motor vehicles, armed robberies and hijackings, <a href=... See full details

  7. WATCH LIVE: Anoj Singh returns to Zondo commission

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    In April, Singh denied feeding confidential information about power utility Eskom&rsquo;s affairs to Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners. Former Transnet chief financial officer Anoj Singh is back to testify before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State&nbsp;Capture, Corruption and Fraud on Thursday morning.&nbsp; <p class... See full details

  8. State Capture Inquiry: Gigaba to testify, McBride won’t be cross-examined

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    The state capture inquiry reconvenes on Thursday. The State Capture Inquiry will reconvene on Thursday to hear evidence from former Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, and former Transnet Chief Financial Officer, Anoj Singh. On Tuesday, after a 10-day hiatus, former CEO at Optimum Coal Holdings Clinton Ephron <a href="https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-06-10... See full details

  9. ‘PRAVIN LIED ABOUT SAA SALE’

    Date: 16 Jun 2021
    Unions vow to meet him in street over dodgy deal PILOTS, cabin crew members and technical staff at SA Airways (SAA) have been left in a state of confusion, following the company&rsquo;s &ldquo;black Friday&rdquo; sale last week. On Friday, Public Enterpri... See full details

  10. Limpopo tycoon lays criminal charges against business partners

    Date: 16 Jun 2021
    WELL-KNOWN Limpopo businessman Collen Mashawana, who recently made the news by building and giving away houses in his home province, has laid fraud and theft charges against two of his business partners, David Madisha and Themba Rikhotso. The two were ordered to present themselves to the Hawks on J... See full details

  11. Sanef calls for independent inquiry into ‘Tembisa 10’ reporting

    Date: 16 Jun 2021
    Sanef said the Press Code was not upheld by in reporting on the infamous decuplets, who are now said to be 'non-existent'. The South African National Editors&rsquo; Forum (Sanef) has labelled Pretoria News editor-in-chief Piet Rampedi&rsquo;s strange story about a woman who allegedly gave birth to ten babies as &ldquo;one of the lowest points in the ... See full details

  12. Man arrested at KZN ‘diamond’ site for car theft

    Date: 15 Jun 2021
    The Department of Mineral Resources has dispatched a task team to the area to conduct a proper inspection of the site. A man was arrested in Hlathi outside Ladysmith, in KwaZulu-Natal, where about 2,000 community members were gathered in search for diamonds at the weekend. According to <a href="https://www.saps.gov.za/newsroom/msspeechdetail.php?nid=33143#:~:text=The%20... See full details

  13. KZN bomb threat update: No explosives detected in area

    Date: 15 Jun 2021
    Reaction Officers evacuated the area and are awaiting the arrival of the police's Bomb Disposal Unit. Members of private security company Reaction Unit South Africa are currently securing a perimeter on Starling Place in Mount View, Verulam, after receiving calls of a bomb planted in a vehicle. KZN bomb threat: What we know Paramedics and reac... See full details

  14. BAD VIBES OVER SIU PROBE

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    Acting minister urged to let it go ahead A CALL has been made to Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane to allow the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to conduct its probe into the award of a R150 million tender to Digital Vibes without any political influence. <p ... See full details

  15. DA dogged by qualifications scandal as ANC guns for ‘Mr Clean’

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    THE DA has been warned to avoid perceptions that it treats its white and black leaders differently following the latest qualifications scandal, this time involving Cape Town&rsquo;s mayco member for safety and security JP Smith. The ANC is expected to lodge charges against him, over alleged fraudul... See full details

  16. Gqeberha woman gets 12 years in prison for raping teen boy

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    Thembakazi Dyamani pleaded guilty and said she was too drunk on the day to remember what had happened. A 29-year-old Gqeberha woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy in June 2020. Thembakazi Dyamani pleaded guilty to rape on 25 March 2021 in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court, adding that &ldquo;she was too drunk that day to remember w... See full details

  17. SANParks CEO ‘disheartened’ by ‘dishonest’ sexual assault claims

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    Mketeni took special leave last month, after charges laid against him by a woman employed at Shalati Lodge in Skukuza. South African National Parks (SANParks) chief executive officer Fundisile Mketeni has expressed disappointment at sexual assault allegations levelled against him, with his legal team now pursuing extortion charges against the complai... See full details

  18. Zandile Gumede, co-accused corruption trial could start in July 2022

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    The case was adjourned for 30 November to deal with further particulars and pre-trial matters. The fraud and corruption trial against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and her co-accused on Monday was postponed to 30 November 2021. Gumede and her 21 co-accused briefly appeared in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg for their pre-trial proceedings. ... See full details

  19. ‘I was scared for my life’: How a woman survived spikes ordeal

    Date: 14 Jun 2021
    She drove for 20 more minutes then realised she had a flat tyre and that the robbers may have placed the spikes right next to the signage to hide them from motorists. A woman from Pretoria was lucky to have survived what could have been a robbery as a result of metal spikes on the N4 in Mpumalanga last week. Trisha Poll* (not her real name) told <a href="https://rekord.... See full details

  20. By Siyanda Ndlovu Digital Journalist 2 minute read 13 Jun 2021 8:16 am Police detective on the run following death of suspect in custody

    Date: 13 Jun 2021
    "It is alleged, they took the deceased suspect to the Detectives offices which are nearby the police station to interrogate him." A police detective from Barkley East Police Station in the Eastern Cape has been arrested but another is on the run following the death of a detainee in police custody. This was announced on Saturday by the<a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/... See full details

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