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  1. Trillian ordered to pay Eskom R600 million

    Date: 18 Jun 2019
    The power utility maintained they never had any contract with them, never owed them a cent, and that no work was done for the money paid to them. Eskom’s legal battle to recover the R600 million it alleges was irregularly paid to the Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners has seen the power utility emerge victorious. E... See full details

  2. Zikalala set to act against Mkhize

    Date: 18 Jun 2019
    KWAZULU-NATAL Premier Sihle Zikalala is set to act against the province’s director-general, Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize, for being found to have acted unethically in relation to money spent on former president Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane found Mkhize acted unethically by paying R39.8 m... See full details

  3. I want command of the Saps – Western Cape premier Alan Winde

    Date: 16 Jun 2019
    The premier says thousands are shot in his province each day, but the anti-gang unit has only acted when their own members were targeted. The Western Cape’s newly-appointed premier, Alan Winde, is engaged in ongoing meetings with minister of police Bheki Cele, who he accuses of failing to get the South African Police Service (... See full details

  4. Security firms lash proposed gun laws

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    ‘Public will be put at risk’ if legislation to limit use of high-calibre weapons is enacted POLICE Minister Bheki Cele has fired another salvo in the war against illegal high-calibre weapons, but critics say it misses the target. Cele said the draft amendment to the Private Security Industry Regulation Act aimed to remo... See full details

  5. Repeatedly raped by 17 men

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    AS A FORMER sex worker, Thulisile Portia Khoza has been through plenty of harrowing experiences. But there’s one in particular that haunts the 34-year-old. Barely a few months after getting in to the sex trade in 2008, Khoza was lured into a dark alley in Johannesburg one evening and raped repeatedly by 17 men. “I... See full details

  6. Mom to be prosecuted over baby dumped at town landfill

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    DESPITE pleas for clemency, the State has decided to prosecute a 33-year-old mother for murdering her newborn and then dumping her at the municipal landfill. The baby’s body was discovered last September by waste-pickers combing through refuse. According to reliable sources they reported to police that the baby had... See full details

  7. Parly to investigate protector

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    Speaker Thandi Modise considers DA’S call for probe into Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office PARLIAMENT has confirmed that the justice committee will consider whether Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane should be removed from office or not. This followed a request by the DA to Speaker Thandi... See full details

  8. SAA accused of unethical conduct

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    A FORMER SAA executive yesterday said she had been suspended for speaking out on unethical behaviour by the national carrier’s board of directors led by its then-chairperson Dudu Myeni. Cynthia Stimpel, SAA’S group treasurer until 2016, told the commission of inquiry into state capture that she was suspended ... See full details

  9. EFF appeal bid in Manuel case

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    THE EFF continued with its fight against a judgment in favour of Trevor Manuel in the High Court in Joburg, arguing for leave to appeal against the decision. Earlier the High Court ordered the EFF to apologise for defamatory claims against Manuel and pay him R500 000 in damages. Manuel said he would donate the mo... See full details

  10. Where’s the crime rehab for pupils, Lesufi?

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    Women & Men Against Child Abuse wants a national inquiry into ‘astounding levels of physical and sexual abuse and gang-related crime’ at schools. The Gauteng department of education has been called on to identify rehabilitation programmes for pupils expelled for crime as research has pointed to a serious shortage of ... See full details

  11. Cele gets flak over changed gun laws ‘disempowering’ private security

    Date: 15 Jun 2019
    If adopted, anti-poaching units would be outgunned by poachers brandishing high-calibre assault rifles such as AK47s. Rangers may soon have to face poachers, who have serious firepower, armed only with hunting rifles or handguns, if proposed amendments to Private Security Industry Regulations go ahead. Minister of Police Bhe... See full details

  12. Teachers’ trade union concerned about violence in KZN schools

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    The union says the KZN department of education has an obligation to provide a safe working environment. Teachers’ trade union Public Servants Association (PSA) said it was concerned about the safety of employees at schools in KZN following a recent spate of violent incidents. The association said in a statement on Frid... See full details

  13. Rising singer-songwriter and filmmaker Ray Ceeh gunned down in Cape Town

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    &nbsp; Ray Ceeh" PIcture: Twitter The artist, who was in his early thirties, was close to achieving his big break in the music industry at the time of his death, a former employer says. <... See full details

  14. ‘Syndicate’ behind extortion of politicians

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    EKURHULENI mayoral committee member Lesiba Mpya believes a syndicate of thugs are out to kill him despite the successful arrest of three metro officers who were allegedly attempting to extort millions from him. Mpya, the MMC for human settlements, and mayor Mzwandile Masina endured months of being threatened and blackmai... See full details

  15. Laptop theft from cars spikes

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    Police advise motorists to turn off wi-fi and Bluetooth on laptops and phones when stored in vehicles POLICE believe they have uncovered the reason behind the high number of thefts of cellphones and laptops out of vehicles across the country. Spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach said criminals were using incre... See full details

  16. Zuma mentioned in procurement at SAA

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    Commission told of ex-president&rsquo;s name being used in bid to secure share in R15 bn deal FORMER president Jacob Zuma again came under scrutiny at the state capture inquiry when a former SAA executive revealed that his name was used in attempts to secure a share of a lucrative contract. <i... See full details

  17. King calls for end to violence

    Date: 14 Jun 2019
    KING Goodwill Zwelithini has called on Premier Sihle Zikalala&rsquo;s cabinet to find a solution to violence at KwaZulu-Natal schools where a teacher was gunned down in view of his colleagues and pupils this week. He was addressing the provincial cabinet at his Osuthu Palace in Nongoma, Zululand, which had presented itse... See full details

  18. Cops arrested in Ekurhuleni for trying to extort R5m from MMC

    Date: 13 Jun 2019
    The city says the accused demanded that the MMC pay R5 million so they could make a dossier detailing corruption at the metro disappear. Three police officials were arrested on Wednesdays for allegedly attempting to extort money from City of Ekurhuleni member of the mayoral committee (MMC) in charge of human settlements, Lesiba Mpya... See full details

  19. Traffic inspector arrested for R3,000 bribe

    Date: 13 Jun 2019
    She was arrested after a sting operation and the cash was recovered. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RMTC) has welcomed the arrest of a Free State provincial traffic inspector who allegedly attempted to extort a R3,000 bribe from a motorist. In a statement issued on Thursday, the RTMC (through its spokesperson Simon... See full details

  20. DA to lay criminal charges against Bathabile Dlamini

    Date: 13 Jun 2019
    The party says it will lay the charges for the minister&rsquo;s failure to report alleged corruption that she is aware of to law enforcement agencies. The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it would on Friday lay criminal charges against former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini following revelations of corruption at cash p... See full details

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