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  1. No rape kit crisis – SAPS

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    Police insist there are no shortages despite concerns of two parliamentary committees THE SAPS has insisted there is no crisis around the alleged shortage of rape kits at police stations across the country. This comes amid the latest comments made by two parliamentary portfolio committees which revealed that th... See full details

  2. Impasse over Vryburg mayor

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    THE ANC faction in +the Dr Ruth Mompati District Municipality in Vryburg, North West has vowed to defy a High Court order to reinstate its executive mayor, Boitumelo Mahlangu, after she was placed on special leave last month. It is understood that the Speaker, Lerato Maogwe, has called for an urgent council meeting to di... See full details

  3. ‘Donations to CR17 were to stop corruption’

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    But analyst says ANC has nothing to do with merit, and CR has entrenched factionalism THE CHIEF executive of a financial services company has come out in defence of donations made to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in 2017. Yesterday, Magda Wierzycka,... See full details

  4. Mac Maharaj: If Siphiwe Nyanda was a spy, Zuma will have tough explaining to do

    Date: 11 Aug 2019
    Former president Jacob Zuma is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry State Capture in Johannesburg, 19 July 2019. Picture: Refilwe Modi... See full details

  5. Mac Maharaj: If Siphiwe Nyanda was a spy, Zuma will have tough explaining to do

    Date: 11 Aug 2019
    Former president Jacob Zuma is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry State Capture in Johannesburg, 19 July 2019. Picture: Refilwe Modi... See full details

  6. Johann Rupert suffers R300m jewellery theft – report

    Date: 11 Aug 2019
    As if the billionaire capitalist is not already despondent enough about SA, his company has reportedly now lost a consignment of luxury goods. The Sunday Times has reported that a subsid... See full details

  7. Ramaphosa, Mkhwebane in another tussle

    Date: 11 Aug 2019
    President wants information on funds donated to his ANC presidential campaign sealed and not made public THE fight between Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane escalated yesterday after the president asked the high court to exclude financial records from the Bosasa report drawn up by the public protector. In a letter to Deputy Ju... See full details

  8. Death threats for riding family

    Date: 10 Aug 2019
    Alleged perpetrator spreading lies on social media claiming close friend killed Cremer MURDER victim Meghan Cremer’s second family have been receiving death threats as they grapple to cope with their grief for a young woman who was like a daughter to them and “loved by everyone”. “Meghan... See full details

  9. Death threats for riding family

    Date: 10 Aug 2019
    Alleged perpetrator spreading lies on social media claiming close friend killed Cremer MURDER victim Meghan Cremer’s second family have been receiving death threats as they grapple to cope with their grief for a young woman who was like a daughter to them and “loved by everyone”. “Meghan... See full details

  10. Missing Meghan Cremer’s body found in sand mine

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    The family had appealed for help finding her on social media.  The body of 30-year-old Cape Town horse rider Meghan Cremer has been found. Her body was found on Thursday morning in a sand mine in Philippi, ... See full details

  11. Police officers arrested for allegedly trying to sell counterfeit goods

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    Photo: Nigel Sibanda The police say the officers were allegedly attempting to resell goods confiscated during the JHB raids back to illegal traders. Seven police ... See full details

  12. Van Damme to lay criminal charges against Muthambi

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    DA MP Phumzile Van Damme| Supplied The report cites evidence that shows that executives took instructions from people with no authority in the newsroom. The D... See full details

  13. GDE accused of cover-up in pupil’s rape case

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    THE rape and brutal assault of a Grade 9 girl allegedly by two matric learners at an Ekurhuleni high school has again highlighted the poor security at some Gauteng schools. Phindulo (not her real name), a Grade 9 learner, said two Grade 12 schoolmates – whose names are known to The Star and are believed to be adult... See full details

  14. Palesa’s alleged killer identified

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    Uncle of friend arrested again and is expected to stand trial over the murder and disappearance of student THE man suspected of killing and then burying Palesa Madiba in a shallow grave at a house in Soweto has been identified as the uncle of a friend of the deceased. Madiba, a University of Johannesburg student, went missing after... See full details

  15. Public protector ‘ducking another scathing ruling’

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    Mkhwebane won&rsquo;t challenge President Ramaphosa&rsquo;s interdict against her Bosasa report PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s decision not to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s interdict against her Bosasa report was allegedly aimed at avoiding another scathing High Court ruling against her. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style... See full details

  16. DA Midvaal mayor slams irregularities

    Date: 08 Aug 2019
    THE mayor of the Midvaal local municipality, Bongani Baloyi, has vowed to take action against officials who took part in the irregular appointments of staff in the DA-led municipality. Baloyi was among DA leaders who yesterday showcased the party&rsquo;s successes in running small municipalities across the country, inclu... See full details

  17. Lion bone trade in limbo

    Date: 07 Aug 2019
    The captive-bred lion industry is in itself an ethical conundrum, making yesterday&rsquo;s ruling which overturned the former environmental minister&rsquo;s quotas even more ground-breaking. A much-anticipated ruling on contentious lion bone quotas has found that late minister of environmental affairs Edna Molewa&rsquo;s 2017 and 20... See full details

  18. Woman who smuggled cocaine in her dreadlocks to be released, sent home

    Date: 07 Aug 2019
    Convicted drug smuggler 'Babsie' Nobanda. Picture: Screenshot Nicknamed &lsquo;Druglocks&rsquo;, Nolubabalo Nobanda will be returning to South Africa after serving seven ye... See full details

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