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  1. Edenvale High School classes to resume as suspects appear in court

    Date: 25 Feb 2019
    The six suspects arrested for the robbery are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate Court today. One of the two suspects arrested a day after an armed robbery at Edenvale High School last week was an Uber driver, who alleged that he had been hijacked. According to <a href="https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gau... See full details

  2. ANC acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa accused of rape

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    The role of spokesperson appears to be a poisoned chalice for the ruling party over the past few months. News broke on Saturday night that the ANC&rsquo;s acting spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, was accused of rape. He resumed his old duties after the party&rsquo;s appointed spokesperson, Pule Mabe, was accused of sexual harassment and sub... See full details

  3. Use ‘security getaway car’

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    Bedfordview terrorised by &lsquo;short and tall gang&rsquo; caught on film IN THE early hours in Bedfordview, a camera catches the image of two house robbers sitting on a wall, just before they climb down and casually walk towards an alleged private security vehicle. For the residents of Bedfordview, this CCTV footage and another c... See full details

  4. Cops to guard pupils after shoot-out at Edenvale High

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    METRO police will be deployed outside Gauteng schools experiencing high crime rates during drop-off and collection periods. This plan has been announced by MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-malobane following a shoot-out this week at the Edenvale High School in which two armed suspects were killed by police. <... See full details

  5. Anti-crime activist Abramjee gets Safety Award

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    TSHWANE&rsquo;S crime-busting activist Yusuf Abramjee received yet another accolade, this time a special Safety Award from the MEC of Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-malobane. Awards were presented to former provincial police commissioner General Deliwe De Lange and the chief executive at the SA Banking Risk Information ... See full details

  6. Cyber bullies Are fueling suicide (part 1)

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    &nbsp; SA ranks 5th in reported incidents of online harassment AFTER three years of being constantly bullied and harassed, Nicole Fox Fenlon had enough. She texted her mother Jackie Fenlon for the last time. &ldquo;I love you, with all my heart. I&rsquo;m doing all this for Nicole, so others don&rsquo;t suffer the way I did.&rdquo; The 21-year-old from Ireland then took ... See full details

  7. Cyber Bullies Are fuelling suicide (part 2)

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    B/fwd fm Part 1&nbsp; &ldquo;With the boom in social media, technology, internet, access to smartphones &ndash; and the movement of &lsquo;online&rsquo; &ndash; more teens are online. Unfortunately, the downside is that more and more teens (and even children) are becoming victims of cyberbullying.&rdquo; ... See full details

  8. Fewer people are reporting crimes due to ‘weak policing’

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    SOUTH AFRICANS have become so desensitised to traumatic crimes that they are reluctant to call or even go to a police station to report incidents. &ldquo;It has happened before, we have reported it and nothing was done about it. This is how people feel about policing in South African,&rdquo; explained Lizette Lancaster, ... See full details

  9. MPS delay Mcbride contract discussions

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    INDEPENDENT Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert Mcbride&rsquo;s future hangs in the balance as Parliament shifts discussions on the renewal of his contract to next week. Police Minister Bheki Cele and Mcbride&rsquo;s lawyers reached a settlement before the Gauteng High Court that the decision taken by Cele to not renew his co... See full details

  10. Ex-eskom CEO likely to be subpoenaed by Zondo

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    Mabuza says SOE was the main theatre of corruption under Maritz and previous board FORMER Eskom interim chief executive Sean Maritz emerged as one of the implicated individuals who are set to be subpoenaed to appear before the Zondo Commission into state capture. Maritz, who was suspended last year for signing off on a questionable... See full details

  11. Action urged on defiant senior officials

    Date: 23 Feb 2019
    THE Public Service Commission (PSC) has asked ministers and MECS to take action against hundreds of senior officials who have failed to disclose their financial interests. In a report tabled in Parliament this week the commission said 722 senior officials including directorsgeneral, deputy directors-general, chie... See full details

  12. Fourth suspect arrested following Edenvale High robbery

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    The school remains closed and traumatised pupils have had counselling services made available to them. A fou... See full details

  13. Limpopo’s Capricorn District mayor, SACP trade barbs over corruption

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    The SACP says John Mpe colluded with service providers when he awarded tenders of millions of rands, among others, but Mpe denies all allegations. Executive mayor of Capricorn District Municipality and the ANC Peter Mokaba regional chairperson John Mpe faces allegations of collusion and corruption from the SACP. The mayor is... See full details

  14. At least 70 schools in SA are ‘death traps, on verge of collapse’

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    Ennerdale Secondary School&rsquo;s science class has cracks and gets flooded every time it rains. Picture: Nigel Sibanda <h2 class="single... See full details

  15. Two more school robberies

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    WHAT IS happening in our schools? This is the question people are asking after two Ekurhuleni high schools were robbed within two weeks. In one incident yesterday, at a school a stone&rsquo;s throw from Edenvale police station, police gunned down two suspected robbers and injured another during a shootout at Eden... See full details

  16. VBS BOSS ‘HIDING MILLIONS’

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    R50m in lawyer&rsquo;s hands, bought beach house STUNNING revelations have emerged that sequestrated VBS Bank executive Robert Madzonga is allegedly hiding millions of rand from the authorities. Madzonga&rsquo;s estranged wife Khosi, who left her matrimonial home in November last year, laid bare the allegations... See full details

  17. Mabe accuser speaks out

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    Challenging a powerful man, and now the ANC, pains me, the 26-year-old woman says &ldquo;CHALLENGING a powerful man, and now the ANC, pains me. I wish a fair conclusion had been reached.&rdquo; These were the words of Kgoerano Kekana, the 26-year-old woman who accused the ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe of ... See full details

  18. ANC ‘unwilling to get to bottom of Mala Mala deal’

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    PLANS to launch a forensic investigation into the country&rsquo;s shockingly expensive Mala Mala land deal have come to nought. Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has simply blamed this on not being sent a letter requesting the probe. The minister said the investigation into Mala Ma... See full details

  19. I never got R100 000 from Bosasa – Jiba

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    SUSPENDED National Prosecuting Authority top prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba wants her bank accounts to be subjected to a forensic investigation in connection with allegations that she received bribes from Bosasa. Yesterday at the Mokgoro Inquiry into her fitness to hold office, she denied claims that she and advocate Lawrence ... See full details

  20. Mboweni ‘has right to review protector report’

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    President&rsquo;s office backs move by finance minister on findings against Treasury DG PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is well within his rights to take Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s report on review regarding its findings against Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane.... See full details

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