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  1. Few are convinced as yet by Gwede’s explanation

    Date: 11 Feb 2019
    If Mantashe didn’t know about corruption, why not, asks analyst. If he did, that will be even harder to explain. Gwede Mantashe, the minister of mineral resources, has been criticised for pleading ignorance about the murky source of security upgrades at his private properties and been asked to pay back monies reportedly donate... See full details

  2. Judge rules against Tau

    Date: 11 Feb 2019
    Former Joburg mayor found guilty of defaming his successor Mashaba JOBURG mayor Herman Mashaba has scored a major victory towards his R2 million defamation lawsuit against his predecessor, Parks Tau. Judge Willem van der Linde ruled at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday that Tau’s 2016 comments defame... See full details

  3. Officials ‘will be held accountable’

    Date: 11 Feb 2019
    KWAZULU-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala yesterday told those deployed by the party in the provincial government and local municipalities that they would suffer the consequences over their failure to deliver services to communities. Zikalala was addressing the opening of the party’s provincial lekgotla in Durba... See full details

  4. Committee meeting to assess SAPS anti-gang strategy

    Date: 11 Feb 2019
    PARLIAMENT’s portfolio committee will hold a meeting to evaluate the SAPS’s anti-gang strategy tomorrow. Police Minister Bheki Cele and President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the anti-gang unit in Cape Town in November amid pressure to deploy specially-trained officers to tackle gangs. Yesterday, committe... See full details

  5. Batohi in the dark about Bosasa arrests, while Agrizzi claims sabotage

    Date: 10 Feb 2019
    The NPA has confirmed that the new NDPP was not ‘briefed or consulted’ over last week’s Bosasa arrests by the Hawks. According to journalist Karyn Maughan, the National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed to the Sunday Times that newly instated National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi was &ldq... See full details

  6. Heist bandits nailed in suburb

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    Seven suspects arrested and two bystanders injured in wild shootout in Lombardy East affluence Will there be another blackout Grammy POLICE chalked up another cashin-transit heist bust following a high speed chase through Joburg’s north-eastern suburbs yesterday. Bystanders had to take cover as police and... See full details

  7. Court ruling little consolation to husband

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    “THERE will always be something missing, she just completed us.” Orson Parsons was commenting after the guilty verdict handed down yesterday in the Durban High Court to Kerwin Christopher Houston and Darryl Murrison, who were on trial for the murder of his wife, Bianca Parsons, 32. Parsons died after ... See full details

  8. Ramaphosa’s anti-graft directorate is welcomed

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa’s move to establish a directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority aimed at dealing with systemic corruption, including explosive evidence presented before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry has been lauded by political analysts. Ten years after the Scorpions were disbanded, during h... See full details

  9. Afriforum slams Sona on land law

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    AFRIFORUM has warned that President Cyril Ramaphosa is gambling with the futures of everyone in the country, by persevering with the ANC policy of land expropriation without compensation, in his State of the Nation address on Thursday evening. The group, through deputy chief executive Alana Bailey, cited Venezuela and Zimbabwe as prime examp... See full details

  10. New NPA law to clip president’s powers

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa will soon be unable to suspend the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) and the four deputy NDPPS indefinitely and without pay. Proposed amendments to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Act will clip Ramaphosa’s powers to as the new law states that the length of suspension... See full details

  11. Professional policing only solution, DA tells top cop

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    THE DA says newly appointed Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has a difficult task ahead of him in ensuring Gauteng becomes a safe province. Gauteng DA leader John Moodey said on his first day in the job, Mawela made several promises including, reducing the high level of contact crime in the province, becoming a servant of the people, and to work with communit... See full details

  12. Church’s pastors in unholy row in court

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    Allegations of rape, adultery, vexatious witchhunts and vendettas were flying thick and fast in the North Gauteng High Court. An unholy row between two church pastors who have accused each other of skulduggery and defamation has resulted in an ugly legal battle in the High Court in Pretoria. One of the pastors, who was tempo... See full details

  13. McBride out of line in court application – Cele

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    Ipid head Robert McBride says he wants Police Minister Bheki Cele to withdraw his decision not to renew his contract. File Pic... See full details

  14. Ramaphosa’s ‘new Scorpions won’t have legs’

    Date: 09 Feb 2019
    The president is trying to do the right thing, the wrong way, says Accountability Now. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s proposed crime and corruption-busting directorate could be declared invalid by the Constitutional Court because it does not come anywhere close to what the effective but disbanded Scorpions were. During hi... See full details

  15. Teacher faces charge of sexual assault on pupils

    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    POLICE have arrested the 55-yearold teacher accused of sexually assaulting numerous pupils at Valhalla primary school in Centurion. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the man accused of inappropriately touching 23 children – in grades 5, 6 and 7 – since last June, was being held at the Pretoria Central po... See full details

  16. Corruption claims: calls for union boss to account

    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    Fedusa general secretary accused of pocketing R1m when PIC bought shares in Ayo THE Public Servants&rsquo; Association (PSA) has called for the Federation of Unions of South Africa&rsquo;s general secretary Dennis George to face the music if the Public Investment Corporation-linked corruption accusations against him are true.<span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" st... See full details

  17. Crackdown on ‘ghost workers’ and fraud

    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    A THREE-PRONGED effort by the KwaZulu-Natal departments of Public Works and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the eThekwini Municipality is set to respond to Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi&rsquo;s call to clean up the Expanded Public Works Programme. This comes after the arrest of at least three off... See full details

  18. Mti and co-arrested ‘may not see a day in jail’

    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    Former Correctional Services Commissioner, Lindi Mti, is seen appearing at the Specialised Commercia... See full details

  19. We will not be held to ransom by disrupters – Wits

    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    The university threatened to suspend and take legal action against students involved in trying to &lsquo;destabilise&rsquo; the university. A protest that started as a hunger strike at Witwatersrand University on Tuesday became a campus shutdown yesterday as stones and stun grenades flew between students and securit... See full details

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