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  1. Zuma can go to jail if Shaik testifies – EFF

    Date: 17 Oct 2017
    The party called on the president to step down and hand himself over to authorities. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have welcomed disgraced businessperson Schabir Shaik&rsquo;s announcement that he would willingly testify against President Jacob Zuma should he stand trial over the 783 corruption charges he now may face. <p... See full details

  2. Paint shop burns down in Pretoria

    Date: 17 Oct 2017
    One person was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital. About seven fire brigade stations had to be called for back-up after a paint shop in Pretoria West caught fire yesterday, leading to damage estimated at millions of rands. The shop on Soutter Street was totally engulfed in flames after a gas bottle allegedly ... See full details

  3. Court to rule on SABC’s freedom

    Date: 17 Oct 2017
    Civil organisations want the court to order that the executive members of the board should be appointed solely by the non-executive members. Judgment is expected later this week in the High Court in Pretoria in a legal bid by rights groups to curtail perceived political interference in the affairs of the SABC management. The... See full details

  4. Strengthen use of sex offender register – parliament urges basic education department

    Date: 17 Oct 2017
    Parliament&rsquo;s committee on education and recreation says the alarming cases of sexual assault and rape against pupils require immediate action. Sexual violence against pupils at schools has reached disturbing levels with calls for better safety measures to be put into place to safeguard children. Several cases of allege... See full details

  5. Officer commits suicide

    Date: 17 Oct 2017
    THE Department of Correctional Services has reacted with shock after one of its female officers committed suicide after romantic images with an inmate appeared on social media. &ldquo;The Department of Correctional Services had been made aware of images involving an official and inmate from Losperfontein Correctional ... See full details

  6. Sex scandal: parents speak

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    Fuming MEC takes action but situation dire at some schools &lsquo;YOUR body is so sexy; I wish you could be my girlfriend.&rdquo; This is one of the salacious comments allegedly made by a 57-year-old school patroller to an 11-year-old schoolgirl from AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto, where the number of little ... See full details

  7. Mbeki claims vindication after SCA ruling

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    THE Supreme Court of Appeal&rsquo;s ruling to uphold an earlier decision and thus effectively reinstating 783 charges against President Jacob Zuma vindicates former president Thabo Mbeki. This is the view of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF), which contended that the SCA&rsquo;s decision would help dispel the notion that ... See full details

  8. Joburg student jumps to her death

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    Braamfontein community shocked by apparent suicide of popular woman LESS than a week ago, many students marked World Mental Health Day. Yet the student community of Braamfontein, Joburg, woke up yesterday to news of an alleged suicide on Saturday night by a 19-year-old Wits University student. The young woman, ... See full details

  9. Cricket murders: cops probing clues

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    POLICE are still sifting through potential evidence found at the Laudium Cricket Oval clubhouse, where two young cricket coaches were shot dead and two officials critically wounded last month. The four men lived together in a house on the cricket grounds and were all involved with the club, an affiliate of the Multiply Titans cricket franchise. Given Nkosi, 24, and Charles Masek... See full details

  10. Renewed hope for dad, 95, in son’s death in detention

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    AFTER Matthews Mabelane plunged to his death from the 10th floor of the then John Vorster Square 40 years ago, his family received a message with his clothes. On the inside of the white lining of his green, bloodied pants, it was written: &ldquo;Brother Lasch, inform mom and other brothers that the police are going to pu... See full details

  11. Shaik will be a nightmare for Zuma’s defence team – attorney

    Date: 16 Oct 2017
    Whatever they dispute in his testimony, he can just refer back to his court appearances, says Tracey Lomax. Even if Schabir Shaik does testify in the trial of President Jacob Zuma, it will not be a walk in the park for the prosecution. Shaik told the Sunday Tribune yesterday he could not refuse to testify &ldquo;if I am call... See full details

  12. Wits student dies after jumping from building in suspected suicide

    Date: 15 Oct 2017
    Police are investigating the circumstances behind the alleged suicide. Police on Sunday confirmed that a 19-year-old female student from the University of Witwatersrand died after jumping from a building in Braamfontein&sbquo; Johannesburg, in an alleged suicide. According to <a href="http://ewn.co.za/2017/10/15/student-dies... See full details

  13. Schabir Shaik: I cannot refuse to testify in Zuma’s corruption case

    Date: 15 Oct 2017
    The former presidential adviser says if he is called on by the NPA his testimony will not be aimed at settling scores. Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik is reportedly preparing to turn State witness as the possibility looms that President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the 1999 multibillion-rand arm... See full details

  14. Zuma’s lawyers write to Abrahams, want to plead their case before NPA – report

    Date: 15 Oct 2017
    The president&rsquo;s lawyers want the NPA not to serve an indictment on him or re-enrol his corruption case before making fresh representations. President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s lawyers have reportedly written to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Advocate Shaun Abrahams asking&nbsp;to be given an opportunity to make fresh repre... See full details

  15. Lynne Brown’s longtime lover, close associate awarded Eskom contracts worth R1.2m – report

    Date: 15 Oct 2017
    The two oil tenders awarded to E Smart Solutions were to supply oil to the utility&rsquo;s transformers at 10 power stations. Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has landed herself into hot water, this time her longtime lover and a close associate have reportedly scored lucrative oil tenders from Eskom despite having no expertis... See full details

  16. Gunmen kills two patrons in Stellenbosch club shooting

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    One of the individuals killed in the incident is understood to have been an innocent bystander. Cape Town police are investigating two cases of murder and a case of attempted murder after two people were reportedly shot dead, and another injured, inside a popular Stellenbosch nightclub shortly after midnight on Saturday morning. A 30-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were fa... See full details

  17. Crowd bays for blood of man who allegedly murdered his wife in Silvertown

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    The man fled to his home, wrapped his neck in electrical wire, hung it on the bedroom door and choked himself to death.It&rsquo;s just another day in another shack settlement. Another day without running water or electricity. It&rsquo;s been that way since 1993 when the settlement sprang up, the residents say. There&rsquo;s anger in the air, mixing with the smoke from stoves and f... See full details

  18. Springs mother is a blamer, court hears

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    Expert says she wasn&rsquo;t a good mother, but assaults had made her lose all hope. The so-called Springs house of horrors trial has been delayed after the mother&rsquo;s legal counsel told the high court in Pretoria they wanted to appoint a psychologist to do further investigations. Advocate Harry Prinsloo, who represents ... See full details

  19. Zuma faces tough time if he approaches the ConCourt – legal experts

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    The Supreme Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the president&rsquo;s and the NPA&rsquo;s bid to appeal against a high court judgment that corruption charges against him be reinstated. Legal teams for President Jacob Zuma face a tough time should they approach the Constitutional Court to set aside a judgment in the spy tapes saga.</... See full details

  20. Zuma’s ‘get out of jail’ card is ‘risky’

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    While the president was entitled to make representations, the KPMG report was only a reasonably small part of the entire case against him.President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s &ldquo;get out of jail&rdquo; card &ndash; in avoiding prosecution on corruption charges &ndash; could ironically be questioning the credibility of auditing firm KPMG, the same firm which was used to try to trash the reputat... See full details

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