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  1. Finance heads in JZ’s bad books for doing their job

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    Former Treasury director-general testifies that Zuma wanted corners cut on major projects THE opposition of former finance ministers Pravin Gordhan and Nhlanhla Nene to the cutting of corners and flouting of legislation by departments when procuring services was one of the main reasons why they were in former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s bad books. <div id="testArtCol_a" class="a... See full details

  2. Icasa boss’s fate still in balance

    Date: 19 Feb 2019
    THE fate of convicted Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga was set to be sealed by the National Assembly. This is according to statements by the Department of Communications and the parliamentary portfolio on communications. On Thursday, Mohlaloga, former Land Bank actin... See full details

  3. Mokonyane’s rhino poaching numbers don’t add up (part 1)

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Environmental groups and researchers have raised serious questions about official conservation data.Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane recently released the 2018 rhino poaching statistics. The numbers are not adding up and South Africa&rsquo;s state-owned rhino population may be worse off than Mokonyane would have us believe. A recent study put the number of black an... See full details

  4. Mokonyane’s rhino poaching numbers don’t add up (part 2)

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    B/Fwd fm Part 1&nbsp; Then there&rsquo;s the issue of collateral damage. &ldquo;Note that Kruger management recorded 127 natural mortalities of southern white rhinoceroses between the 2015 and 2016 surveys, compared to the 83 noted between the 2014 and 2015 surveys,&rdquo; stated the 2017 Realization of poaching effects on rhinoceroses in... See full details

  5. Apartheid criminal record nightmare

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Ex-activist&rsquo;s plea to have it expunged ignored AN ANC veteran has been battling to get a criminal record expunged and accuses Department of Justice officials of sending him from pillar to post. Arden Bosman was arrested for recruiting for the ANC and charged with treason, before serving time on Robben Isl... See full details

  6. Illegal lights burn R2bn

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    City Power&rsquo;s operation to cut off shady connections gains momentum ILLEGAL electricity connectors charge a mere R200 for the job, but City Power loses billions of rand each year. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src=... See full details

  7. Experts doubt Eskom threats

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    THE Department of Public Enterprises says there are no industrial actions that will force them to involve the police and intelligence officers to protect Eskom facilities. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan&rsquo;s spokesperson, Adrian Lackay, was reacting to a Sunday newspaper report which stated that the law en... See full details

  8. Cele appeals for a ‘political solution’

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    POLICE Minister Bheki Cele has called on the IFP and ANC to find a political solution to violence that occurred in Vryheid between supporters of the two parties on Friday. There is fear that the violence might escalate during the court appearance today of eight people linked to both parties. Three of the suspects... See full details

  9. Last chance for public to have say on revised bill

    Date: 18 Feb 2019
    Draft Expropriation Bill provides for the settling of a dispute by mediation if they don&rsquo;t agree THE public has less than a week to make written submissions on the revised draft expropriation bill. The draft bill was published in the Government Gazette on December 21 by Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. In his notic... See full details

  10. Bushiri’s private jet attached by Asset Forfeiture Unit

    Date: 17 Feb 2019
    The Hawks made an application to have the R20 million worth private jet attached as part of an investigation into Bushiri and his wife. The Asset Forfeiture Unit has attached popular self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri&rsquo;s private jet. Bushiri leads the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church. The Hawks... See full details

  11. Lightning conductors rolled out in northern KZN

    Date: 16 Feb 2019
    &nbsp; Photo: Stock image. The department says this was prompted by frequent lightning strikes in area... See full details

  12. ANCWL shocked at Kimberley councillor ‘sexually violating mentally ill 14-year-old’

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Sexual assault The councilor is alleged to have abducted the 14-year-old victim and her friend in Lerato Park informal settlement in Kimberley last Friday.The ANC Women&rsquo;s&nbsp;League is shocked at the charges leveled against a... See full details

  13. Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive from justice

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    The Hawks have cancelled an arrest warrant for the Gupta brother in relation to state capture allegations. It was confirmed on Friday morning that the warrant of arrest for controversial businessman Ajay Gupta has been withdrawn. He had previously been a fugitive from justice in South Africa, and was unwilling to travel to J... See full details

  14. Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    It &lsquo;presents far too many flaws and loopholes&rsquo; and &lsquo;will not pass constitutional scrutiny&rsquo;. Lobby groups and experts, outraged by the progress of the controversial Administrative Adjunction of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, have appealed to the president not to sign it or face &ldquo;a barrage of investi... See full details

  15. Doubt over ride of hell driver’s ID

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    THE Uber rape and gruesome violence trial looks set to hinge on whether accused number one was the taxi driver during the alleged violent crimes. This as the defence introduced a mysterious man named &ldquo;Thato&rdquo;, who appeared in the e-hailing service&rsquo;s profile for the night of August 28, 2016, when a romant... See full details

  16. Cabinet team to oversee Eskom

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    FINANCE Minister Tito Mboweni will on Wednesday detail plans for a rescue package for embattled power utility Eskom, which is facing total collapse. Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures in Parliament to deal with the crisis at the state-owned enterprise. Ramaphosa said a special Cabinet committ... See full details

  17. Shortage of bullets headache for SAPS

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    A SHORTAGE of bullets at shooting ranges affiliated to police stations in KwaZulu-Natal poses a problem for police officers and could see them disarmed. At least three police officers who spoke to The Star have confirmed that they have been turned away from shooting ranges due to the shortage. Speaking anonymously, a police detective said they had been told that they would need ... See full details

  18. Thieves steal tyres at SPCA

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    SPCA staff in Krugersdorp were left traumatised after criminals poisoned two office dogs and made off with the tyres of their vehicle. It was the second burglary at the offices of the animal welfare organisation in two weeks. Matlosana SPCA committee vice-chairperson Thea Smit said the first break-in occurred at ... See full details

  19. Land Bank trio to appeal

    Date: 15 Feb 2019
    Permission by magistrate sees men possibly sidestep prison again, all out on bail ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of SA) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga, former Land Bank acting chief executive Phillemon Mohlahlane, and attorney Dinga Nkhwashu were yesterday sentenced in the Pretoria Magistrate&rsquo;s Court, ... See full details

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