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  1. TSUNAMI SWEEPS THE SABC

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    Four deny SIU tender probe spooked them into resigning THE SABC board members who resigned have expressed shock that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is probing them over an allegedly irregularly awarded R185 million security tender. “It was curious for our clients to hear that they were being investigated…” ... See full details

  2. Prisoner’s high life behind bars

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    TEBOGO MAKENA, a Pretoria prisoner who boasts about his flashy lifestyle in a video circulating on social media, is living the high life behind bars. Inmates at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre said they were not shocked to see Makena trending on Twitter yesterday as he lived a life of privilege in his single cell in... See full details

  3. Pair still at large after daring escape

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    THE two prisoners who made a daring escape at the high court in Joburg two days ago are still at large. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said awaiting-trial prisoners Mongezi Mcunukelwa, 31, and Sbonelo Nkosingiphile Thwala, 25, were still being sought by senior detectives. Police were also investigatin... See full details

  4. ‘Hospitals not doing enough’

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    LACK of control measures in public hospitals was a major factor contributing to the thousands of bodies lying unidentified in mortuaries, stakeholders said. A case in point has been the death of a 23-year-old Pretoria student, who disappeared for two weeks. He has since died. His family travelled to Pretoria from the Eastern Cape and... See full details

  5. Minister failed to meet department’s committee

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    THE WATER and Sanitation Department dropped a bombshell when it told Parliament yesterday that its audit committee never met former minister Nomvula Mokonyane to report the shambles in the institution’s finances. This was revealed when the department and the Water Trading Entity appeared before the standing committ... See full details

  6. Unions welcome police promotions Zoom Bookmark Share Print Listen Translate

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    TRADE unions have welcomed Police Min The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) and the SA Policing Union (Sapu) yesterday said this was deserved after many years of stalling. Popcru president Zizamele Cebe-khulu said they had been waiting for a long time for this to happen. Cele told Parliament early this year they ... See full details

  7. Opposition slams land bill ‘push’

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    THE fight over land expropriation without compensation escalated in Parliament yesterday with opposition parties accusing the ANC of abusing processes to push through a bill. Opposition parties said the ANC was forcing down their throats a bill they had not seen on the expropriation of land without compensation, yet want... See full details

  8. President finally complies with court order

    Date: 07 Dec 2018
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has finally complied with a North Gauteng High Court judgment ordering him to extend the term of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture by 24 months. On Wednesday, Ramaphosa amended the commission’s terms of reference with effect from November 29 to indicate that it must submit... See full details

  9. Trial for murder of black farmer from Brits delayed

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FarmMurder-4-627x418.jpg" alt="Schalk Myburgh Junior speaks to his father, Schalk Myburg Senior, after the court adjourned for the day in the Pretoria High Court, 7 September 2017, Pretoria. The father and his son stand accused of murdering a black farmer with their bare hands before drivin... See full details

  10. Ex-Bok on the mend after attack

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    FOLLOWING successful elbow reconstruction surgery, Springbok legend Naka Drotsk&eacute; is due to leave hospital tomorrow.' He was shot three times in a house break-in last week and went under the knife again at 3pm on Monday. During the five-hour procedure, pieces of shattered bone were reportedly removed, his wife Marzanne said.</p... See full details

  11. Evidence issues cause Thulsie trial delay

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    IT would cost the State about R77 000 to print out documents detailing its entire evidence against the terrorism-accused Thulsie twins. The South Gauteng High Court, Joburg, heard yesterday that the defence team for Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie now sought hard copies of the documents the State had obtained for its ca... See full details

  12. Guard dies from burn wounds

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    Numsa denies assaulting, setting man alight THE ongoing violent plastic industry strike has claimed its first fatality, after a security guard succumbed to burn wounds. Lesley Mphahlele, 37, of Tembisa, died at a Joburg hospital on Tuesday after he was admitted on Friday with severe burns. It&rsquo;s alleged th... See full details

  13. Guard dies from burn wounds

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    Numsa denies assaulting, setting man alight THE ongoing violent plastic industry strike has claimed its first fatality, after a security guard succumbed to burn wounds. Lesley Mphahlele, 37, of Tembisa, died at a Joburg hospital on Tuesday after he was admitted on Friday with severe burns. It&rsquo;s alleged th... See full details

  14. Makhura: e-tolls on the way out

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    Premier calls opposition party march to his office &lsquo;electioneering&rsquo; GAUTENG Premier David Makhura was yesterday unfazed by the DA&rsquo;s protest for the scrapping of e-tolls, maintaining that he was in talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the pressing matter ahead of next year&rsquo; elections. Hundred... See full details

  15. NFVF report details R5m irregular spend

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    THE National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) yesterday released their annual report for the 2017/2018 year. A breakdown of the irregular financial expenditure that amounted to over R5 million was reported on. Former chief executive Zama Mkosi resigned with immediate effect in May, after the Department of Arts an... See full details

  16. Rohde daughters having a tough time, court told

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    THE TWIN daughters of convicted murderer and property Jason Rohde are torn between mourning their mother and supporting their father. \<img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=dc4ef868-8a06-4e6e-aa7a-6acd20c3dfe9&scale=269&file=65102018120600000000001001&am... See full details

  17. Supra’s son may pay back R1.2m

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    Denel terminates bursary for former premier&rsquo;s child claiming it was awarded against company policy OARABILE Mahumapelo, 20, son of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, may have to pay back the nearly R1.2 million bursary he received from state-owned defence company Denel. Yesterday, Denel confirmed... See full details

  18. Race to pass amendment bill before 2019 poll

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    PARLIAMENT is racing against time to craft a bill to amend the Constitution before the elections, after the ANC and EFF pushed for the adoption of a report endorsing expropriation of land without compensation. The Electoral Commission of South Africa has indicated that the elections will be held in May, and President Cyr... See full details

  19. Gupta associate summoned to inquiry

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    PARLIAMENT&rsquo;S home affairs portfolio committee has resorted to issuing a summons for former Sahara Computers chief executive Ashu Chawla, who was allegedly key in the facilitation of the naturalisation of the Gupta family. Yesterday the committee was supposed to hold an inquiry into the naturalisation of the Guptas ... See full details

  20. Sanef ‘alarmed’ that lottery commission has set state spies on journalists

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    Instead of looking into why millions are unaccounted for, the organisation is allegedly trying to get spies to expose where journalists are getting their info from. The South African National Editors&rsquo; Forum (Sanef) expressed alarm on Wednesday at a statement by the chairperson of the board of the National Lotteries Commission ... See full details

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