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  1. Nine gunmen assault, rob bus passengers

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    FORTY-NINE passengers were assaulted and robbed by nine unknown gunmen on a Greyhound bus in Witbank early on Saturday morning. Gavin Gates from South African Community Crime Watch (SACCW), a non-profit organisation, said he and other members of the organisation arrived at the Witbank police station where the bus stopped... See full details

  2. Joburg defends its forensic unit

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    THE City of Joburg has backed its Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) department, saying it has investigated over 4 000 cases amounting to roughly R24 billion. Joburg spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane said the city had retrieved about R1.2bn into its coffers “arising from the role GFIS plays in investigating cases arising fr... See full details

  3. ‘Crime has no place in our schools’

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    MEC Nkosi-Malobane, police raid find drugs, weapons at Khanya Lesedi high A RAID at a school in Ratanda, Heidelberg, has uncovered dangerous weapons and drugs. This has now led Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane to intensify school safety intervention programmes in the province. Nkosi-Malobane visited ... See full details

  4. Ramaite to face music in his testimony to inquiry

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    Allegations have been levelled that he acted improperly, writes Baldwin Ndaba THE former acting national director of public prosecutions, Silas Ramaite, is set to testify at the commission of inquiry which will probe the fitness of Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office in the National Prosecuting Authority. Ramaite has b... See full details

  5. Witness in Coligny trial reportedly lied about ‘bakkie-push race murder’

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    The only witness in the trial has reportedly suffered a crisis of conscience. An explosive report in Afrikaans weekly Rapport on Sunday suggested the only eyewitness in the Coligny murder trial has had a change of heart. The paper said it had hea... See full details

  6. Eviction laws challenged in court

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    Also challenged by LFN are the Trespass Act and Johannesburg’s debt collection policy bylaws. The voluntary organisation Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) has launched a wide-ranging constitutional challenge to illegal eviction legislation. Also challenged by LFN are the Trespass Act, Johannesburg’s debt collection ... See full details

  7. SAA praised for ‘responsible move’ in Malawi

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    This comes in the wake of an SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) inspection that revealed Chileka International Airport was not safe. SA Airways (SAA) has made a responsible move by halting its operations in Blantyre, Malawi, according to experts. This comes in the wake of an SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) inspection th... See full details

  8. What Prasa needs to do to survive

    Date: 21 Jan 2019
    Railway engineer and analyst Dr Willem Sprong says the rail network can still be saved, but only just. With only three months left on their contracts, the Passenger Rail Agency SA’s (Prasa) board still has time and money to fix the failing agency. This is according to railway engineer and analyst Dr Willem Sprong, who ... See full details

  9. Case opened against alleged attacker of BLF deputy president

    Date: 20 Jan 2019
    BLF leader Andile Mngxitama and his deputy Zanele Lwana. The party says it was disappointed that the case was only opened after pressure was put on the police by BLF.</h2... See full details

  10. No wrongdoing attributed to Dlodlo, Maphatsoe in botched R1.7bn broadband project

    Date: 20 Jan 2019
    Minister of Public Service and Adminsitration Ayanda Dlodlo. Dlodlo says she was led to believe it would benefit Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veterans.Public Service and Administration Minister Ay... See full details

  11. Evidence for new probe (part 1)

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    THE Gert van Rooyen case might be cold, but a recent re-examination of the case has revealed the possibility exists that there is still enough evidence out there to solve this decades-old crime. In 2010, then Hawks detective Marcel van der Watt became involved in the Gert Van Rooyen case after being approached by three sources who claimed there were gross irregularities in the original ... See full details

  12. Evidence for new probe (part 2)

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    B/F fm part1&nbsp;&nbsp; This year is the 30th anniversary of Van Rooyen and his girlfriend Joey Haarhoff&rsquo;s deaths and with this has come renewed calls for the cold case to be solved and the remains of the girls to be found. In the 1950s Bloed Street was ... See full details

  13. Spate of OR Tambo robberies

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    THE theft from a Turkish Airlines flight crew in Sandton, Joburg, is the latest in a spike of airport follow-home robberies in the past two weeks. On Monday, the airline crew was robbed of valuables and cash while they were in a shuttle bus in Sandton. The shuttle had been stopped at a robot when the crime happened. ... See full details

  14. Weekend pause in bombshells

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    Tale of bribes, corruption in high places of government Zondo Commission hears FORMER Bosasa operations boss Angelo Agrizzi is likely to use this weekend to take a breather before he returns to the stand at the Zondo Commission on Monday where he is expected to give further testimony. It is understood Agrizzi will continue being watched over by security personnel provided by the commi... See full details

  15. Msimanga reveals resignation, takes swipe at ANC

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    DA GAUTENG premier candidate Solly Msimanga yesterday dropped a bombshell when he announced his resignation as Tshwane&rsquo;s executive mayor with effect from February. The surprise announcement was made ahead of the much-anticipated election, expected to be held in May this year. &ldquo;This decision was not ma... See full details

  16. Testimony ‘won’t hurt ANC’

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    AS THE ANC&rsquo;S national executive committee meeting enters its second day today, it distanced itself yesterday from leaders and members who have been implicated in former Bosasa chief Angelo Agrizzi&rsquo;s explosive testimony at the Zondo Commission. The ANC said those named by Agrizzi had acted in their own capacit... See full details

  17. BLF deputy president ‘attacked, strangled’ at home at 2am

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    BLF leader Andile Mngxitama and The party sees the robbery as an attempt at political intimidation. Black First Land First (BLF) said on Sat... See full details

  18. High-profile names keep on tumbling from Bosasa black book

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    Angelo Agrizzi testifying at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, 18 January 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney Among the... See full details

  19. Female entrepreneur left in the lurch after winning award

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    Palesa Motsumi, founder of Sematsatsa Library Gallery, said she has not received a cent of the R70 000 she was promised by the department. A young Bloemfontein female entrepreneur claims she has been left high and dry by the Free State department of economic, small business development, tourism and environmental affairs (Destea) aft... See full details

  20. Scandals probably led to Solly quitting – analyst

    Date: 19 Jan 2019
    DA Gauteng Premier candidate, Solly Msimanga briefs media about his d... See full details

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