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  1. 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

  2. Gupta associate summoned to inquiry

    Date: 06 Dec 2018
    PARLIAMENT’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

  3. 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’ Forum (Sanef) expressed alarm on Wednesday at a statement by the chairperson of the board of the National Lotteries Commission ... See full details

  4. Security guard dies after being set alight in plastics strike chaos

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    Makulu Plastics and Packaging managing director Eric Botha after being assaulted by strikers. Picture: Provided. Numsa called... See full details

  5. Former Soweto scholar patrol guard case postponed

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    AN UNPREPARED defence lawyer has caused the delay of the trial of a former Soweto school scholar patrol guard accused of raping and sexually assaulting children. Lumka Xoxo, lawyer for 58-yearold Johannes Molefe, asked the South Gauteng High Court yesterday to postpone the proceedings because she was not yet ready to del... See full details

  6. Locked-in disabled teen dies in 40-shack fire

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    UNABLE to cry out for help, a 13-yearold disabled girl died in a fire that destroyed more than 40 shacks at the Thandanani informal settlement near Greenwood Park in Durban at the weekend. Myalezo Ngidi, the father of Zama, said he had gone to his family home in Umzinto, leaving his disabled daughter in the care of her 17-year-old brother.</... See full details

  7. Tom Moyane’s axing was justified, court hears

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    It would&rsquo;ve been irrational for the president not to axe Moyane, in light of the damage he had done to the country, Ramaphosa&rsquo;s counsel argued. The entire country suffered because of axed SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane&rsquo;s conduct and President Cyril Ramaphosa would have been irrational not to fire... See full details

  8. Embattled Limpopo municipality recoups VBS Bank investment

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    The municipality invested R190 million in the liquidated bank and put it all, plus interest of R2.5 million, back in its coffers this week. The embattled Elias Motsoaledi local municipality in Sekhukhune, Limpopo has recouped all the money it invested in the failed VBS Mutual Bank. The municipality invested R190 million in t... See full details

  9. AfriForum, DA, AgriSA threaten legal action on expropriation report

    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    They all intend to challenge the constitutionality of the process which saw submissions discarded, but AgriSA says it has its own legal strategy. The legitimacy of hundred of thousands of written submissions excluded from parliament&rsquo;s report on land expropriation is expected to be the subject of AfriForum&rsquo;s court challen... See full details

  10. Public advised to avoid Westbury amid fiery protest

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    rate crowds that gathered in Westbury on Tuesday morning were dispersed by police, but returned far angrier by the end of the day. Westbury community members embarked on a protest on Tuesday morning, advocating for the&nbsp;recapture of two suspects recently released from jail. The protest escalated by later in the day, with... See full details

  11. Courtney Pieters’ killer to be sentenced on 11 December

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    Mortimer Saunders appeared at the Western Cape High Court today for sentencing, but the matter was postponed. Mortimer Saunders, who was found guilty of the rape and murder of toddler Courtney Pieters last month, will be sentenced on 11 December. Various witnesses took to the stand throughout the day to offer their recommend... See full details

  12. Batohi will have to hit the ground running – DA

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    Advocate Shamila Batohi has been announced as new National Director of Public Prosecutions. Image. PresidencyZA/Twitter The DA expects Batoh... See full details

  13. Global Festival terror (Part 1)

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    Joburg metro police and SAPS at loggerheads in wake of mayhem after concert at stadiumSHODDY and inadequate security logistics has been blamed for endangering the lives of thousands of music fans who attended the muggings-marred Global Citizen concert. Scores of people who were at the Sunday concert headlined by local and American music sensations Beyonc&eacute; Knowles-Carter and... See full details

  14. Global Festival terror (part 2)

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    B.Fwd fm Part 1&nbsp;&nbsp; Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba said metro police were allowed a limited role. He said Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) officers were given specific orders to focus only on controlling traffic, as this was a &ldquo;national&rdquo; event. &ldquo;Unfortunately, as JMPD, our role was very limited. When SAPS and national... See full details

  15. Gangs starting to feel the heat

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    New units to be set up in metro areas FOLLOWING the successful rollout of the police&rsquo;s Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) in problem areas on the Cape Flats, the unit is set to go national. Police Minister Bheki Cele was scheduled to conduct an oversight visit in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth to assess the gang ... See full details

  16. Proposed bill targets hate speech

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    Parliament mulls legislation that allows for fines and imprisonment of up to five years NEW legislation could make it a punishable offence to commit hate crimes and hate speech. This is if Parliament passes the prevention and combating of hate crimes and hate speech bill now under its consideration. Las... See full details

  17. Hawks probe Richards Bay man over R95m tender

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    THE HAWKS are investigating whether anyone conspired with Richards Bay businessman Ishwar Ramlutchman in allegedly defrauding a R95million draft relief tender aimed at providing water to rural communities in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The man, who is known as King Goodwill Zwelithini&rsquo;s Indian son, and goes by the name... See full details

  18. Nature reserve warden found guilty of illegally hunting collared elephant

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    One of the tusks recovered as evidence. Photo: SAPS The hunt in August was conducted unlawfully, prompting Balule Nature Reserve to lay charges against the man. <div class... See full details

  19. One of Johann Heunis’ alleged killers pleads not guilty

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    Johann Heunis, right, who was shot in front of his pregnant wife and three young daughters at their smallholding in Kameeldrift ... See full details

  20. Why Shamila Batohi ‘outranks’ rivals for NPA top job

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    She led the prosecution of Proteas captain Hansie Cronje at the King Commission, and &lsquo;brought innovation to what is lacking in the criminal justice system&rsquo;. Former KwaZulu-Natal top prosecutor Shamila Batohi is the clear frontrunner to fill the national director of public prosecutions post expected to be announced today,... See full details

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