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  1. Eskom head to set out what went wrong

    Date: 22 Feb 2019
    ESKOM chairperson Jabu Mabuza will take the stand today at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture. He is expected to open up about the state of the utility since he and his board took over in January last year. Eskom is the first state-owned entity to be scrutinised by the commission, with Transnet and Denel being some of the other companies that are also lined up.</... See full details

  2. There was nothing unlawful about my decision to charge Booysen – Jiba

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    Jiba and her colleague advocate Lawrence Mrwebi are the subject of a commission of inquiry into their fitness to hold office. Suspended Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba is on the stand on Thursday at the Mokgoro inquiry, speaking in her defence against damning allegations that have been made aga... See full details

  3. Most citizens think graft getting worse – survey

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    However, there is hope that under the new national director of public prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, things will improve at the NPA. The majority of South Africans believe corruption is getting worse, although a sizeable number thinks the economy will improve in the next 12 months, a survey has found. The results came just be... See full details

  4. Mathabatha blames VBS for the whole of Limpopo not being ‘clean’

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    Travelling long distances to collect water may ... See full details

  5. R103m stock theft a year hurts Limpopo’s economy

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    Alleged stock thieves being apprehended by police. Picture: SAPS Limpopo DA provincial chairperson Jacques Smalle says if it continues unabated, it would... See full details

  6. ‘Snail’ Mrwebi denies he was the ‘cheapest of all’ for Bosasa to bribe

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    Suspended special director of public prosecutions, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi, is seen on the... See full details

  7. McBride slams Cele’s ‘feeble attempt’ at peddling ‘discredited’ allegations of betrayal

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    The police minister allegedly accused McBride of having &lsquo;sold state secrets to criminals&rsquo;. Police watchdog body Ipid&rsquo;s executive head Robert McBride has hit back at Minister of Police Bheki Cele, after the minister reportedly approached police portfolio committee (PPC) member Sibonakaliso Mhlongo and told him that ... See full details

  8. Transit ‘gangster’ to forfeit part of loot

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    R100 000 paid for &lsquo;job&rsquo; to be handed to state ONE of the alleged cash-in-transit robbers who was part of a gang which last year blew up a security vehicle, near Eeufees Road in Pretoria, will forfeit R100 000, part of the loot he had received for the &ldquo;job&rdquo;. The money is the proceeds of c... See full details

  9. There was no care from Rohde, says judge in sentencing proceedings

    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    THE &ldquo;overstaged&rdquo; suicide hanging which saw Susan Rohde lying naked in the bathroom at the Spier Wine Estate Hotel indicated that there was no care from her husband, former property mogul Jason Rohde. Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe, who heard closing arguments in Jason Rohde&rsquo;s sentenci... See full details

  10. Boy, 9, allegedly raped at elite school

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    A NEWLY opened Curro Holdings school has been rocked by controversy following the alleged rape of a learner within its premises. In yet another case of sexual attack in schools, police in North West confirmed that they were investigating the rape of the nine-year-old schoolboy at Curro Academy Mahikeng last week. <p... See full details

  11. Learner, 13, commits suicide after bullying

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    A GRADE 6 learner at Doornpoort Primary School in Pretoria has committed suicide after being bullied on social media. The 13-year-old had been bullied by some youngsters on WhatsApp groups since Thursday. Sinoville Crisis Centre spokesperson Sonja Carstens said learners at the school were shocked and traumatised ... See full details

  12. Drunk driving tops list of offences in Joburg

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    DRUNK driving still appears at the top of the list of the main offences in the City of Joburg, with some 557 motorists being arrested. The statistics don&rsquo;t include arrests for muggings, which have become frequent in the Joburg CBD. MMC for public safety Michael Sun said: &ldquo;We work with the SA Police Se... See full details

  13. Gupta companies in R4m rent arrears

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    OAKBAY Investments, once the crown jewel of the controversial Gupta family, is unable to pay its debts and should close shop. This is one of the arguments in a court application by Tegeta Exploration and Resources, another Gupta company that is now involved in a legal battle to get close to R4 million from Oakbay in unpaid rent, among others... See full details

  14. Boy, 3, safe after foiled sale

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    Grandmother had tried to sell him for R2 000, according to social worker A 3-YEAR-OLD CHILD whose grandmother allegedly attempted to sell him for R2 000 last week is safe, according to Verulam Child Welfare. Social worker Susan Reddy said their office had just received the case. &ldquo;Right now he is s... See full details

  15. Four healthcare workers arrested

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    FOUR disgruntled employees at the North West Health Department have been arrested for causing R500 000 damage to the Mahikeng office. The North West Department of Health in Mahikeng confirmed that a criminal case had been opened. The four were charged for the misuse of fire extinguishers and intimidation of fello... See full details

  16. Removal of Nene proved to be costly

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    Investors and markets were sceptical of Zuma&rsquo;s motives for removing minister Nene from his post Catherine MacLeod National Treasury economist THE controversial removal of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene had caused lasting damage to South Africa&rsquo;s borrowing, resulting in increases of billions of... See full details

  17. Ramaphosa promises to recoup stolen cash

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    President highlights the role of chapter nine institutions in ensuring checks and balances PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa vowed that his government would recover money stolen through state capture and bring those involved to book. &nbsp; Addressing the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament yesterday, Ramaphosa said... See full details

  18. Solution sought on contracts

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    PARLIAMENT has summoned the Department of Correctional Services to present plans on the way forward regarding the contracts held by the embattled facilities management company formerly known as Bosasa. This comes after Bosasa, now known as the African Global Operations, announced on Monday that its group of companies wer... See full details

  19. McBride’s beef goes back to when he was suspended shortly after taking office in 2014.

    Date: 20 Feb 2019
    McBride&rsquo;s beef goes back to when he was suspended shortly after taking office in 2014. McBride&rsquo;s beef goes back to when he was suspended shortly after taking office in 2014. independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) director Robert McBride&rsquo;s fight for survival against Police Minister Bheki Cele is set to become all-out war when he eventually ... See full details

  20. Unemployment, graft, unchecked fraud ‘could sink SA’

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    One of the biggest unseen risks in the country is the divide between business, government and civil society, the Institute of Risk Management SA says. High levels of unemployment and corruption and unmanageable fraud have been ranked as some of the country&rsquo;s top risks, according to the Institute of Risk Management South Africa... See full details

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