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  1. ‘Fence Ninja’ back in prison

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    This time the suspect was caught with an unlicensed firearm. The so-called “Fence Ninja” has been arrested again, this time in the Pretoria central business district and with an unlicensed firearm on him, but the question is whether the charges will stick this time. Police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones said mem... See full details

  2. Private parts not private at mall

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    The victim said the perpetrator shockingly reached for his privates and grabbed them. A bizarre encounter with would-be criminals, has a man appealing to the public to be vigilant in Johannesburg,&nbsp;Southern Courier&nbsp;reports. <p... See full details

  3. Dead model Mathuloe ‘had Pirates captain’s bank card’

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    The young woman&rsquo;s handbag allegedly also contained illicit drugs. According to an extensive report in Sunday World about the suicide of model Lebo Mathuloe, it appears she may have been&nbsp;close enough to Orlando Pirates captain Thabo Matlaba to have one of his bank cards in her handbag. He denied this, though admitt... See full details

  4. Killer cop ‘should’ve got life term’

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    15 years in jail insufficient for murder, says grieving mom THE MOTHER of the man murdered by an Ekurhuleni traffic officer is adamant that a harsher sentence than the effective 15 years should have been given to the officer. Mylene Sitshoni, the mother of slain civilian Vuyo Xakane, was reacting to the sentence given to Sydney ... See full details

  5. Teacher accused of sex abuse is served notice

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    THE teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least nine pupils at Kodumela Primary School, set on a smallholding in Honingnestkrans, Tshwane, was not expected to report for duty this morning. &ldquo;We can also confirm that the educator was served with a notice of intention to suspend him on September 8, and as such he will not report at... See full details

  6. Teacher accused of sex abuse is served notice

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    THE teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least nine pupils at Kodumela Primary School, set on a smallholding in Honingnestkrans, Tshwane, was not expected to report for duty this morning. &ldquo;We can also confirm that the educator was served with a notice of intention to suspend him on September 8, and as such he will not report at... See full details

  7. Parliament wants extension from protector

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    PARLIAMENT is to write to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to ask for an extension to amend the code of conduct for members of the executive after it failed to comply with her remedial action on the state capture report. This comes with the national legislature under pressure from civil society organisation, the Council for the Advance... See full details

  8. Firefighters stand ready for action nationally

    Date: 11 Sep 2017
    By land or by air, Working on Fire can tackle a blaze on any scale MEMBERS of the Department of Environmental Affairs&rsquo;s Working on Fire programme were kept busy during the past five weeks as more than 373 firefighters from 17 bases across Gauteng fought 103 wildfires.<img id="artObject" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionguid=2... See full details

  9. ‘Minority’ fuelling war between Uber, taxi drivers

    Date: 10 Sep 2017
    State urged to urgently intervene IT IS a small group of metered taxi drivers who are attacking Uber cabs and causing chaos. On Thursday night, violent clashes erupted in Sandton when two Uber cars were petrol -bombed, allegedly by metered taxi drivers, near the Gautrain Station. Furious Uber drivers then re... See full details

  10. ‘Gupta firms would still not be able to pay workers’

    Date: 10 Sep 2017
    EVEN if the Gupta linked companies succeed in acquiring &lsquo;interim relief &rsquo; from the courts forcing the Bank of Baroda to keep their accounts open they will still not be able to pay their employees. <img id="artObject" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/do... See full details

  11. SAA irritation over PP’s stance on whistle blowers

    Date: 10 Sep 2017
    SAA HAS stuck to its flight plan &ndash; it will take the Public Protector to court if she continues to meddle in its decision to take disciplinary action against its employees. This comes as SAA denied yesterday that it was victimising the dismissed employees and those facing disciplinary action for making disparaging remarks against sen... See full details

  12. Accused wanted to cause her husband pain by ‘killing’ sons, says prosecutor

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    The accused admitted driving to a deserted spot in 2015 where she shot her sons, but claimed she did not know what she was doing at the time. The state has asked the High Court in Pretoria to convict a Pretoria businesswoman of the intentional premediated murder of her two young sons, who died after she shot them in the head. <... See full details

  13. Motion of no confidence against Mashaba will fall flat, says Solly

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    Msimanga said he was also not worried about being recalled from his position, because his focus for now was on service delivery. The motion of no confidence against the DA Joburg mayor will &ldquo;fall flat&rdquo;, a confident Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga told the Pretoria Press Club yesterday. &ldquo;I can tell you that the... See full details

  14. ‘The whites are killing me’, slain farmer allegedly said

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    His widow testified she found her husband&rsquo;s body lying on the road, his shirt torn and pants missing. An emerging Brits farmer phoned his daughter and told her &ldquo;the whites were killing him&rdquo; shortly before his wife found his body on a road near their farm, the High Court in Pretoria has heard. Murdered farme... See full details

  15. Property owners who paid historical debt want their billions back

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    The Constitutional Court ruled homeowners are not liable to pay historical debt incurred by previous titleholders. Property owners who were forced into paying off historical debt are gearing up to get their money back, and collectively the figure could run into billions of rands. This is according to Peter Livanos, managing ... See full details

  16. LISTEN: UK govt distances itself from Bell Pottinger, says reputation has been damaged between SA, UK

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    The PR company could be sold after the UK PR Association expelled it recently. The outrage over Bell Pottinger continues to grow with the UK House of Lords distancing itself from the Gupta aligned company. Lord Peter Hain, a UK politician and activist, who grew up in South Africa and was involved in anti-Apartheid activities... See full details

  17. Manyi’s legal team wants judge to recuse herself from his defamation case

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    The application for acting judge Fiona Dippenaar to recuse herself from preceding over the libel suit will be heard on Friday. Media baron Mzwanele &lsquo;Jimmy&rsquo; Manyi&rsquo;s legal team on Thursday reportedly asked a judge presiding over a defamation case, brought against him by billionaire entrepreneur Magdalena Wierzycka, t... See full details

  18. Second Pinetown mob attack victim identified

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    he second victim was trying to intervene, and was also killed.Lucky Sefali, 28, a loving dad to his five-year-old son, was one of the two men who were killed in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday afternoon,&nbsp;Highway Mail&nbsp;reports . His family said it was still hard to accept that Lucky, a humble soul, was killed in such a brutal manner. His distraught nephew, Malus... See full details

  19. New team to target Joburg cable thieves

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    THE CITY of Joburg is cracking down on criminal syndicates responsible for cable theft following a three-day power outage in the inner city, with many businesses citing huge losses. The city yesterday said it would be introducing a specialised Joburg metro police department (JMPD) unit, whose exclusive focus would be to target criminals w... See full details

  20. Copper theft suspect’s bribe rejected

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    IT WAS thanks largely to two Joburg metro police department officers, Shimane Mabuse and Khotso Manamela, that the owners of a Langlaagte scrapyard were arrested. Speaking to The Star yesterday, the officers said they had received a tip-off from a member of the public about stolen cables and tubes being stored on the property. &ld... See full details

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