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  1. Mokonyane made me do it, says official in dodgy Giyani water project

    Date: 04 Dec 2018
    ‘I have proof beyond any shadow of a doubt that all I did was implement instructions from above,’ says Phineas Legodi, head of Lepelle Northern Water. Former water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane – now minister of environmental affairs – has been accused by one of her officials of ordering him to il... See full details

  2. Seven suspects arrested after Global Citizen concert

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    The city has called on all those affected by crime after the concert to report it. The City of Joburg said in a statement on Monday that seven suspects were arrested in relation to alleged muggings on concert goers after the Global Citizen event at FNB Stadium. Public safety MMC Michael Sun said most reported attacks pointed... See full details

  3. Herald reporter allegedly assaulted at ANC meeting

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    A disgruntled local businessman allegedly threatened to shoot a Port Elizabeth journalist for supposedly writing unflattering articles about him. A report published in the Herald Live today details how one of their reporters ... See full details

  4. Hawks set to swoop on top officials in Emfuleni

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    The Citizen can reveal that the elite crime-busting unit has written to executive mayor Jacob Khawe, requesting personal particulars of at least five senior officials in connection with the missing R872 million. The Hawks are circling over top officials in the Emfuleni local municipality in an alleged multimillion-rand fraud and cor... See full details

  5. Accused sues police minister for R450K

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    Police Minister Bheki Cele, 17 August 2018, Unisa Campus, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles He alleged the policemen told him they we... See full details

  6. Gupta CEO killed in hit

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    Chief executive dies trying to get to hospital after vehicle sprayed with bullets in attack A CHIEF executive of a Gupta-owned mining company, which is facing liquidation, has allegedly been assassinated in a movie-style drive-by hit. JIC Mining Services chief executive Jagannath Prasad “JP” Arora w... See full details

  7. Boy slain after row over airtime

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
     WHEN Thobile Sibanyoni found a note in her bedroom threatening to kill her only son Nhlanhla, who had gone missing on his way to school two weeks before, she dismissed it. However, the nine-year-old was found dead the next day. The body of the Grade 2 learner from Sikhulisile Primary School in Ekangala was ... See full details

  8. ‘SA nation worries about drugs’

    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    TWO recent surveys show that South Africans across the country are increasingly becoming concerned about drug abuse. While these surveys might suggest a growing epidemic of drug abuse, experts say it is far more complicated than that. In late September, the Institute for Race Relations introduced its Criterion Re... See full details

  9. Insurance database raises privacy risk

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    A DATABASE that is shared by more than 20 insurance companies has raised questions over privacy rights and concern over just what confidential information is held and used when dealing with claims. An expert believes that it could violate privacy rights, which are often written away with the signing of a consent form.</p... See full details

  10. Virtual character to protect kids

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    Unicef joins forces with Facebook to develop a fictional teenager, Thembi, to tell children of the risks of sextingSAVESAVE THE UN Children&rsquo;s Fund (Unicef) has teamed up with Facebook to launch a virtual experience that unites fiction and reality to help young South Africans understand the risks of sexting. With studies showing sexting among young people in S... See full details

  11. Naka tried to protect family and friends

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    FORMER Springbok hooker and rugby coach Naka Drotske used his rugby skills to save family and friends during an armed robbery in Pretoria on Thursday night. Drotske, it is said, shielded the group by putting himself scrum-like on the line. He was hit three times and is in a stable condition in Montana Hospital intensive care. Accordi... See full details

  12. Christianity’s sins laid bare for all to see

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    SEXUAL abuse, prostitution and human trafficking, all in the name of God and for this religious leaders are truly sorry. In fact, for those religious leaders gathered at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg yesterday, the finding that some pastors were committing crimes against their congregants was embarrassing. T... See full details

  13. Cold case gets to thaw

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    KZN activists want docket over 1913 Mount Edgecombe murder reopened AS OLD cases go, this one is dead cold. The witnesses to this murder are long dead, the weapon long lost and the case docket swallowed by time. But there is hope that this murder, which happened four generations ago, might finally be solved. Selvan Guruvadu... See full details

  14. Absconded directors set up shop in UAE

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    AFTER months of investigation, a local Ponzi scheme suspected of defrauding more than 800 investors out of an estimated R380 million has been linked to a similar company in the Middle East, with new players in the alleged scam identified. The Saturday Star reported on QSG Consult International earlier this year, followin... See full details

  15. Scars run deep for abused boy

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    COLLAN Rex may have been sentenced to 23 years in prison, but the spectre of his abuse still haunts his victims as they struggle with suicidal thoughts, substance problems and dysfunctional relationships with their families and friends. This week, as the 23-year-old&rsquo;s sentencing proceedings continued at High Court sitting in Palm Ridge, the court heard in excruciating detail the a... See full details

  16. Makhura: Ramaphosa will decide e-tolls’ fate

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa will take the final decision on the future of Gauteng&rsquo;s despised e-tolling system. Gauteng premier David Makhura announced yesterday that the e-tolls had been referred to Ramaphosa for a final determination on alternative options of settling the debt incurred to build the country&rsquo;s n... See full details

  17. Cracking down on officials with fake qualifications

    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    THE government is cracking down on officials with fake qualifications after Parliament passed a bill that will force the state to root out people with such qualifications. The National Assembly agreed in the bill that those found with bogus qualifications will be named and shamed. Higher Education Minister Naledi... See full details

  18. For SA challenges High Court ‘no-spanking’ rule

    Date: 29 Nov 2018
    A civil society group is challenging the high court&rsquo;s 2017 ruling to outlaw spanking in homes. To spank children or not to spank them, that is the ruling to be decided by the Constitutional Court which will hear an appeal to a high court ruling which made it illegal for parents to spank their children at home. The land... See full details

  19. Man arrested for raping six-year-old girl in Limpopo

    Date: 29 Nov 2018
    The 68-year-old man offered the girl a pack of chips in exchange for her silence.A 68-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday by the South African Police Service in Maake, outside Tzaneen, for raping a six-year-old girl in a village near Lenyenye, reports Polokwane Review. Police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe said the alleged rape took place last Tuesday afternoon after the suspe... See full details

  20. Rape charge added to ‘chimney murder’ case

    Date: 29 Nov 2018
    The late Nomathamsanqa Regina Majola. Photo: Supplied The man accused of killing a 28-year-old mother of two and stuffing her body in a chimney is now also charged with rape. A 34-year-old Mamelodi ma... See full details

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