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  1. Public hearings on new land restitution rights

    Date: 19 Jun 2018
    PARLIAMENT has started with the nationwide public hearings into the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill, aimed at reopening the lodging of land claims after the December 1998 cut-off. The bill was sent back to the drawing board after the Constitutional Court found that public participation processes were inadequate. The ANC’s Phumzile Mnguni has since introduced a pr... See full details

  2. Liberty clients must change passwords, personal info now public – expert

    Date: 19 Jun 2018
    Never ever use the same password to access different services and make sure every single one is different, IT analyst suggests. Be very careful online, an expert has warned Liberty Holdings clients. The financial services giant fell prey to hackers, who d... See full details

  3. Joburg metro cop under arrest after deadly collision

    Date: 19 Jun 2018
    The officer was allegedly drunk and driving a Joburg metro police BMW when he caused a crash in which three people died and two were injured. A Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officer allegedly killed three people and injured two more i... See full details

  4. Angry Eersterust residents allege police arrest the innocent

    Date: 19 Jun 2018
    hey claim police picked suspects at random and targeted the youth, with one’s aunt saying he was at home during the protest. Scores of angry Eersterust residents gathered outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court yesterday to protest the arrests... See full details

  5. Union demands answers on dud Limpopo investments with VBS bank

    Date: 19 Jun 2018
    Samwu accuses provincial strongman Mathabatha of being tight-lipped about the bank closely associated with its loan to Zuma.The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) in Limpopo wants ANC provincial chairperson Stan Mathabatha to come clean about contentious investments made by municipalities in VBS Mutual Bank before the party’s conference this weekend. The tiny bank... See full details

  6. ‘I am very worried,’ says cybersecurity expert on Liberty hack

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    The financial services firm has tried to reassure the market, but an IT expert predicts the company will be ‘raked over the coals’. A cybersecurity expert has questioned the security measures Liberty put in place prior to a data leak that has put the information of its customers at risk. Liberty Holdings’ s... See full details

  7. R300 000 to be paid for wrongful arrest

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    POLICE must pay R300 000 in damages to Rodney Pilusa for falsely accusing him of being among people who robbed a Rage shoe store in Joburg. An employee at the shop claimed to recognise two of the three robbers as staff who made deliveries from time to time. When she was given pictures of alleged perpetrators, she identif... See full details

  8. Minister Mokonyane unable to suspend Icasa head

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    Legal processes keep convicted fraudster in office despite portfolio committee recommending action COMMUNICATIONS Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is unable to suspend convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from his position as chairperson of Icasa, according to her office. Since his conviction five months ago, Mohlalo... See full details

  9. Free-wheeling for crime fighters

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    THE MEN and women of Orange Farm who put their lives at risk every day to make their township crime free will find their work a bit easier now. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docse... See full details

  10. Civil society lauded for galvanising ANC on state capture

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    GAUTENG Premier David Makhura has admitted that pressure from civil society organisations prompted the ANC to deal with state capture. Makhura was among prominent speakers at the inaugural Inclusive Growth Conference organised by the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal. Among key issu... See full details

  11. Pay attention to SIM swop scam doing the rounds

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    TWICE in the past six months my husband and I have had to deal with fraudulent activity on our MTN numbers. The first fraud was perpetrated in January 2018, when we received two astronomical bills on my husband&rsquo;s account. More than R1 000 for two months, instead of the usual R75 a month. The number was used for the downloa... See full details

  12. Tshwane RDP project trying to clean up ‘inherited corruption from ANC’

    Date: 18 Jun 2018
    &nbsp;Youngsters and informal settlement dwellers have received homes instead of people on the waiting list. The waiting list for RDP housing in Tshwane has not only been corrupted but is opaque, which is and ... See full details

  13. Frankel 8’s landmark victory for sexual abuse crimes

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    This part of the ruling was a major vindication, as it showed that sexual abuse of any kind would finally carry the weight it deserved in the justice system. &ldquo;WE&rsquo;RE grateful. It&rsquo;s an incredible victory. But we are only halfway done.&rdquo; <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-... See full details

  14. Experts named for SSA clean-up

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    High-powered panel given 3 months to sort out the agency PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a high-powered panel of people with expertise in intelligence, finance and academia to clean-up the State Security Agency (SSA) following allegations of misuse of millions of rand of state funds. His announcement yesterday comes as the country reels from a spate of cash-in-transit ... See full details

  15. Key food producers’ land is ‘safe’

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    Farmers given assurance on expropriation and security SOUTH Africa&rsquo;s food production farmers have been assured that their farms will not be affected by land expropriation without compensation, which is under consideration by the government. Mike Mlengana, the director-general of the Department of Agric... See full details

  16. Dire need for more fire engines despite new acquisitions

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    JOBURG mayor Herman Mashaba may have celebrated this week after handing over four new fire engines to Joburg Emergency Services (EMS), but the fire engine shortage in the city is far from over. The Saturday Star is aware of two major blazes in the pas... See full details

  17. Bid for withdrawal of diamond fraud case

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    A MORE than decade-long fraud and money laundering case against international diamond dealer Sylla Moussa could be coming to an end, with the embattled gem trader filing representations to have the case withdrawn. Moussa made local headlines in 2014 during a legal battle between himself and businessman Zunaid Moti.</p... See full details

  18. Mom awarded R80 000 after cell nightmare

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    A MOTHER of three had to endure a nightmare in a police cell by sleeping on the cold concrete floor without bedding after she was arrested in church in full view of fellow congregants in 2013. This was because her former husband claimed she contravened a protection order he had obtained against her. The complaint against Amali Vis... See full details

  19. Abuse at school is laid bare

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    Shocking indifference of housemasters, teachers THE ABSENCE or indifference of house masters and teachers, homophobia and toxic masculinity are at the heart of the abuse scandal at Parktown Boys High School. This is according to a report commissioned by the school&rsquo;s previous administration, compiled by child protection and development specia... See full details

  20. Sibanye-Stillwater CEO appalled by mine tragedies

    Date: 16 Jun 2018
    Neal Froneman dispelled as &lsquo;untrue&rsquo; claims by trade unions that the company is &lsquo;putting profits before the safety of employees&rsquo; Sibanye-Stillwater chief executive Neal Froneman has every reason to be a worried man. </... See full details

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