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  1. End in sight to Marikana payments

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    But police slow in implementing commission’s recommendations Actuaries are still busy working out some of the claims THE POLICE are hoping to finalise the R1 billion in claims to Marikana victims in due course, with some families still waiting to be paid out. SAPS senior officials told Parlia... See full details

  2. ANC leaders refused entry to Magaqa home

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called for peace and tolerance as supporters of slain former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa insulted some party leaders, preventing them from entering the bereaved family’s home. ANC KwaZulu-Natal deputy secretary Mluleki Ndobe, Umzimkhulu Mayor Mphuthumi Mpabang... See full details

  3. R60k in damages for false-arrest victim

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    She was accused of being in possession of a stolen car and remained in the police cells for three days. A 34-year-old old Pretoria woman who went to the police to report an assault on her, but was instead falsely arrested for the alleged possession of a stolen car, is to receive R60 000 in damages. In terms of a settlement r... See full details

  4. Vuwani teeters on the brink again

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    The area came to a standstill yesterday as schools and businesses were closed due to protests. Incensed residents of Vuwani have accused President Jacob Zuma and Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha of failing to honour their promises about improved service delivery in the area. Barricading streets, residents gathered to sing son... See full details

  5. The probe into the tragic Grayston bridge collapse continues

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    The inquiry was instituted by the department of labour following the collapse of the M1 pedestrian and cyclist bridge in 2015. The M1 Grayston Bridge inquiry, which was postponed in August 2016, will resume in Pretoria on September 26. The event will take place at the Pretoria Labour Centre offices, Concillium Building at th... See full details

  6. Bell Pottinger ‘in breach’ of ethical principles – review

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    The PR firm is found to be ‘in breach of relevant ethical principles’ for the work done for Oakbay Capital, a Gupta-owned company. The review, commissioned by Bell Pottinger as an independent audit, is complete, but not yet published. This review, done by Herbert Smith Freehills, elaborates on the charge that Bell Pottin... See full details

  7. They want him to rot in jail for killing his son

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    JOBURG residents have described to The Star the shocking behaviour of a man who is accused of beating his son to death. Community members of Chrisville, in Booysens, yesterday came in their droves to the bail hearing of 25-yearold Sexias Boesak at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Boesak was denied ba... See full details

  8. Pirates star held for driving at 223km/h

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    AN ORLANDO Pirates soccer player is in trouble after being arrested for speeding on the M1 near Sandton. Thirty-yearold Happy Jele, pictured, was arrested and taken to Sandton police station after he was caught allegedly driving at 223km/h. He was charged with reckless driving and exceeding the prescribed limi... See full details

  9. I didn’t recall shooting, mother tells court

    Date: 05 Sep 2017
    THE SIX-year-old boy tried to fend off his mother’s bullets with his arms after she had shot his two-year-old brother in the front seat of her car. He was later found lying outside the car in a pool of blood, dead. Police found the younger boy with his head slumped forward, and pathologists told the Pretoria High Court that little A... See full details

  10. Mbete’s fate now in the balance

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    Her secret ballot ruling could come back to haunt her if the ANC decides to take action against her. The ANC is not ruling out disciplining speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete for her decision to allow a secret ballot in the eighth vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma last month. “She is a... See full details

  11. Steve Motale gets ‘death threats’ over Ramaphosa story

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    The Sunday Independent editor has not revealed who exactly is planning to kill him though. Sunday Independent editor Steve Motale claimed yesterday that he had been getting death threats in connection with the Ramaphosa e-mails. The story was met with suspicion on social media, with some Ramaphosa supporters claiming it was ... See full details

  12. Policy changes could curb mall hits

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    Solution sought to surge in robberies at shopping centres MORE than 20 mall robberies have occurred in Gauteng in the past six months, with most incidents still under investigation. In under a week, the Mall of the South was hit twice by armed robbers who targeted its jewellery and cellphone stores. The latest incident w... See full details

  13. Cops doctored report to conceal bribe bid, court told

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    THE Orlando Magistrate’s Court has heard how four Joburg metro police department officers doctored an accident report form in an attempt to conceal taking a bribe. This emerged during the trial of Thobile Baloyi, 31, Thapelo Masege, 31, Tebogo Lesiamo, 33, and Mbulelo Mhaka. Mhaka has ... See full details

  14. City acts against another cheat

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    A 59-YEAR-old City of Joburg employee has been arrested over allegations that she illegally sold a municipal flat, the owner of which had just died. Cloene Ruth Smith, an official working as a programme co-ordinator at the Department of Social Development, was arrested on Thursday and charged with theft. Allegations are that the C... See full details

  15. Focus squarely on state capture and Guptas

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    THE issue of state capture will be scrutinised by Parliament this week when the portfolio committee on public enterprises resumes its work after the national legislature gave it funding to do so. The delivery of the resources required by MPs to probe the Guptas comes after the committee warned it would be difficult to look into state capt... See full details

  16. Focus squarely on state capture and Guptas

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    THE issue of state capture will be scrutinised by Parliament this week when the portfolio committee on public enterprises resumes its work after the national legislature gave it funding to do so. The delivery of the resources required by MPs to probe the Guptas comes after the committee warned it would be difficult to look into state capt... See full details

  17. Parliament vote looks dead in water

    Date: 04 Sep 2017
    DA motion likely to fail as other parties object THE motion by the official opposition to dissolve Parliament is not likely to succeed tomorrow after most of the parties had indicated they will not support it. The DA tabled the motion after the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma failed last month. Despi... See full details

  18. DAGGA LAW LIMBO

    Date: 02 Sep 2017
    Smokers all await the big decision HREE hundred “criminals” whom police have caught in possession of dagga are in legal limbo as they wait for the high court in Pretoria to determine the legality of the drug. Included in the 300 are members of South Africa’s largest alleged dagga cartel who the Hawks claimed ha... See full details

  19. Bell Pottinger scrambles to appeal adverse ruling

    Date: 02 Sep 2017
    UK public relations firm, Bell Pottinger, which was hired by the controversial Gupta family, will be appealing the findings that it stoked racial tensions in South Africa through its media campaign. <img id="artObject" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/ge... See full details

  20. Car guards take a stop-crime course

    Date: 02 Sep 2017
    MONTHS of hard work and determination paid off for 40 car guards this week when they received certificates after completing a course in crime prevention. The infor mal car guards who operate in the Hatfield area and around the University of Pretoria were awarded their certificates during a graduation ceremony at the university. Th... See full details

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