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  1. City accused of illegally changing property ratings

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    THE City of Joburg is illegally changing its residents’ property ratings from residential to business, thereby increasing their monthly rates. The accusation has been made by municipal specialist attorney Chantelle Gladwin, who says many clients come to her with this complaint. “It has come to our ... See full details

  2. Five arrested for killing crocodiles

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    TWO crocodile carcasses were found in the possession of five suspects in Barberton last week. This follows a complaint sent to the SAPS by a crocodile breeder who suspected that his crocodiles had been captured and killed. Mpumalanga SAPS spokesperson Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe confirmed that five suspects were ar... See full details

  3. KZN ANC leaders to start graft probe

    Date: 18 Sep 2017
    THE ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal was yesterday expected to have started its probe into allegations of corruption at the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality. Several speakers said on Saturday at the memorial service and funeral of former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa that corruption was endemic at the ... See full details

  4. BURNED ALIVE

    Date: 16 Sep 2017
    SIX YEARS ago, Naeem Deedat calmly told a group of reporters and photographers of the fire that claimed the life of his wife Suraya and their four young children. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader... See full details

  5. Gordhan threatens to sue, slams KPMG over ‘rogue unit’ report

    Date: 16 Sep 2017
    PRAVIN Gordhan threatened to sue audit fir m KPMG and demanded an apology over the damage the company had caused with the controversial South African Revenue Service &ldquo;rogue unit&rdquo; report. Six senior executives were forced out in a major shake-up yesterday. The firm also announced it had withdrawn the Sars &... See full details

  6. Khoza death threats traced to Cape Town 17-year-old

    Date: 16 Sep 2017
    DEATH threats made to ANC Member of Parliament Dr Makhosi Khoza have been traced to a 17-year-old high school pupil from Gugulethu in Cape Town, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed. Speaking in Durban yesterday, Mbalula accused Khoza of misleading the police and not co-operating with their investigation. ... See full details

  7. New traffic amendment bill aimed at curbing offences

    Date: 16 Sep 2017
    A NEW set of traffic laws and regulations has been passed as part of a bid to stop road deaths, all as part of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill. Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi welcomed the bill&rsquo;s changes, which are aimed at discouraging infringements and redu... See full details

  8. Van Breda to give his version of murders

    Date: 16 Sep 2017
    Will take to the stand and testify AFTER months of searing prosecution against him, Henri van Breda will take the stand and testify in his own defence. When the Western Cape High Court resumes for its third term in October, the public may hear his version of the night his parents and brother were murdered. <spa... See full details

  9. Mother tells of girl’s nightmare ordeal

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    THE TWO men who allegedly assaulted a girl, now aged 10, were denied bail &ndash; partly on the basis of public outcry &ndash; when they made their second appearance in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday. Earlier, the mother of the girl, who was allegedly assaulted by two white farmers in Zithobeni last weekend, took the stand. The woman, who cannot be named... See full details

  10. Cops bungle murder probe

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    NEARLY a year has gone by, and the family of Mmule Mpakanyane, 86, are still waiting for justice after she was found raped and murdered in her house in Ekurhuleni. According to her son, Thabo Mpakanyane, DNA which could solve the mystery of the murder was mysteriously &ldquo;forgotten&rdquo; in storage for six months at Actonville police station in Benoni. Thabo said the family ... See full details

  11. Judge drops genital mutilation charges

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    THE FREE State High Court yesterday dropped several charges against Peter Frederiksen, who is accused of severing women&rsquo;s clitorises in illegal operations at his house, because it is not a punishable offence in South Africa. The Danish national is, however, still facing other charges including conspiracy to commit murder, rape and fraud, but the ruling brings to an end the angle o... See full details

  12. Rapist kwaito star’s sentencing stalled

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    CONVICTED rapist and kwaito star Sipho Charles &ldquo;Brickz&rdquo; Ndlovu is not going down without a fight. The music star&rsquo;s legal team yesterday asked for sentencing proceedings to be postponed because they wanted more time to prepare. The Sweety My Baby hitmaker was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his home in Ruimsig and was back in the Roodepoort ... See full details

  13. Two slain, two critical after attack

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    Survivors fighting for their lives, one was commentator at Titans game From page 1 ONE of two men fighting for their lives in hospital was the commentator when Tshwane&rsquo;s cricket franchise Multiply Titans won the Momentum eKasi Challenge and Jukskei Derby Cup against the Highveld Lions in Hammanskraal on Wednesday. Titans chief executive Jacques Faul said: &ldquo;One of the... See full details

  14. Unions warn of protests if pensions ‘hijacked’

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    COSATU’S biggest affiliate has warned that all of its more than 300 000 members will take to the streets should Finance Minister Minister Malusi Gigaba allow the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the custodian of workers’ pensions, to be “hijacked” by the Guptas. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) joined the chorus of labour organisations that reacted to al... See full details

  15. Sars ‘whistle-blower’ disciplinary halted

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    VLOK Symington, a legal specialist who has worked at Sars for the past 25 years and was at the centre of an alleged hostage drama at its offices, will not face a disciplinary hearing next week as planned. Vlok Symington, left, in the high court in Pretoria. Sars yesterday agreed to postpone the hearing until the high court in Pretoria ruled whether it should continue. Symington asked th... See full details

  16. Youth leader died fighting corruption

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    I didn’t know in these killings Magaqa was also going to die, says Mbalula POLICE Minister Fikile Mbalula said yesterday slain former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa was killed for fighting rampant corruption in the uMzimkhulu Local Municipality where he was serving as a councillor. SHOCKING: Fikile Mbalula (left), Mxolisi Kaunda, Zenzele Msomi and Les Sthutha examine Sin... See full details

  17. Tom Moyane denies laying charges against Gordhan

    Date: 15 Sep 2017
    Sars official Vlok Symington does not think the commissioner&rsquo;s denial that he is the complainant in the case against Gordhan. South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane continues to deny that he laid a criminal complaint against former finance minister Pravin Gordhan relating to the early retirement payout fo... See full details

  18. Zuma’s lawyers, NPA concede decision to drop corruption charges was ‘irrational’

    Date: 14 Sep 2017
    The president&rsquo;s lawyers want to make fresh representations to NPA head Advocate Shaun Abrahams. President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s legal team and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday conceded the decision to drop more than 783 charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering eight year ago against Zuma... See full details

  19. Zuma’s lawyers, NPA concede decision to drop corruption charges was ‘irrational’

    Date: 14 Sep 2017
    The president&rsquo;s lawyers want to make fresh representations to NPA head Advocate Shaun Abrahams. President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s legal team and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday conceded the decision to drop more than 783 charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering eight year ago against Zuma... See full details

  20. Guptas in ‘plot’ to hijack PIC

    Date: 14 Sep 2017
    Board wants CEO Matjila out Family, deputy minister deny claims Cosatu, parties warn Gigaba, bosses ASERIOUS pushback is unfolding inside and outside the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the custodian of pensions of public servants, to block alleged att... See full details

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