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  1. SA TYCOON SUES ZIM FOR R1.9BN

    Date: 20 May 2019
    Legal action over lack of payment for goldTHE cash-strapped Zimbabwean economy looks set for a further battering following a staggering R1.9 billion lawsuit against the “corrupt” Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) filed by the embattled country’s biggest gold producer. Mzi Khumalo, chairperson of miner Metallon Corporation, confirmed to The Star that his company had ... See full details

  2. I’m very rehabilitated, says Boeremag bomb-maker

    Date: 20 May 2019
    ONE OF the members of the so-called Boeremag, sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for his part in the first post-apartheid treason trial, believes he is now rehabilitated, so he can be released earlier than the law allows. Kobus Pretorius is the “breakaway” son of Lets Pretorius, who is also serving a lengthy jail term for treas... See full details

  3. Zuma takes new tack to beat corruption charges

    Date: 20 May 2019
    Former president says delays have effectively prejudiced him FORMER president Jacob Zuma is today mounting a legal battle in the high court where he wants to have the corruption charges against him quashed, arguing that the delays have effectively prejudiced him. <img id="artObjec... See full details

  4. ‘Astonished’ Mkhwebane to consider appealing to Concourt after blow in Estina case

    Date: 20 May 2019
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is seen during a press briefing at the Public Prote... See full details

  5. Testing for dagga use flawed – experts

    Date: 18 May 2019
    Out-of-date methods can&rsquo;t prove person&rsquo;s high THE law says it is okay to smoke weed, but a Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) judgment has shown that legal dagga users are in danger of being dismissed from work, even when they are not high. At the heart of the problem is an out-of-date ... See full details

  6. Krejcir’s rights being ‘violated’

    Date: 18 May 2019
    Embassy, family demand conditions in jail be improved for 50-year-old Czech mobster THE Embassy of the Czech Republic has again demanded an improvement of prison conditions for Czech mobster Radovan Krejcir. The pressure from the embassy comes a week after the Krejcir family hit out at the Department of Correct... See full details

  7. Chapman’s Peak plunge – witnesses sought by police

    Date: 18 May 2019
    HOUT BAY detectives are hoping witnesses can clarify the circumstances leading up to a Sea Point woman falling off Chapman&rsquo;s Peak Lookout Point five months ago. On December 2 last year, Jolandi le Roux jumped in the air at the cliff edge for photographs taken by her husband, slipped and fell about 160m to her death. Rescuers ri... See full details

  8. Doubling of SO emissions contested

    Date: 18 May 2019
    SOUTH Africa&rsquo;s air pollution standards are already &ldquo;lax&rdquo; and expose people in many parts of the country to its severe impacts. And allowing major industrial polluters, such as Eskom and Sasol, to double their harmful sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution, will only &ldquo;exacerbate the already dire situation&rdquo; and amplify e... See full details

  9. Transnet chose Chinese locomotives 'despite advice'

    Date: 18 May 2019
    RETIRED Transnet electrical engineer Francis Callard yesterday told the commission of inquiry into state capture how the state-owned rail, port and pipeline company bent its procurement rules to favour a Chinese locomotive manufacturer. Gupta-linked China South Rail elbowed out Japanese railway freight vehicles and locomotives company Mitsui despite Callard recommending that the contrac... See full details

  10. Ramaphosa names NPA unit head

    Date: 18 May 2019
    Cronje will lead state capture probes <span class="art-i... See full details

  11. How Transnet’s billions were looted

    Date: 17 May 2019
    &lsquo;Processes deliberately weakened to benefit a few individuals&rsquo; ACTING Transnet chief executive Mohammed Mahomedy yesterday revealed how the state-owned rail, port and pipeline company was manipulated and its internal governance structures were deliberately weakened to achieve the agendas of corrupt individu... See full details

  12. City reacts to crime cry

    Date: 17 May 2019
    Property owners slam undercover policing idea as ineffective in hotspot areas TOO little, too late. This has been the reaction of inner city property owners to the announcement this week that the City of Joburg had launched a new team of 80 dedicated officers called the Integrated Intelligent Operation Centre (IOC) Reaction Unit.</... See full details

  13. Criminals target the elderly

    Date: 17 May 2019
    YEOVILLE and Bellevue, two innercity Joburg suburbs, are fraught with problems, with many residents, including the elderly, complaining for years about the crime and grime. On Wednesday, City of Joburg speaker Vasco da Gama, engaged senior citizens in Yeoville on issues affecting them, as many were not present at the int... See full details

  14. ‘Probe state capture’, SACP

    Date: 17 May 2019
    THE SACP in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has called on incoming premier Sihle Zikalala to start his administration by instituting a judicial inquiry into alleged capturing of provincial government departments and entities, including water boards. The party told a media briefing in Durban yesterday that the provincial government w... See full details

  15. Union urges global stand

    Date: 17 May 2019
    THE Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) has upped the ante in its fight against the expropriation of land without compensation. Yesterday TLU SA announced its #SOS-campaign, which is aimed at urging foreign countries to take a stand against expropriation of land without compensation. This forms part of its &lsquo;fi... See full details

  16. ANC sheds 19 seats, but ‘tainted’ remain

    Date: 17 May 2019
    SOME ministers and deputy ministers will not be returning to Parliament when the national legislature is officially reconstituted next week. This comes after the ANC shed at least 19 seats, down from 249, during the general elections last Wednesday. This emerged from the government gazette published by the Indepe... See full details

  17. Gupta-linked companies ‘put Transnet in hole’, commission hears

    Date: 16 May 2019
    Among others, Regiments Capital was paid &lsquo;R227 million from Transnet&rsquo;s pension fund for work the parastatal could do itself&rsquo;. State-owned enterprise (SOE) Transnet is still reeling from the effects of irregular transactions entered into by former executives with the Gupta-linked Regiments Capital and Trillian. ... See full details

  18. Surprise witness takes the stand in Duduzane trial

    Date: 16 May 2019
    Duduzane Zuma appears in court for his culpable... See full details

  19. CASH HEISTS SOAR (part 1)

    Date: 16 May 2019
    Police suspect there might be a new group of criminals behind the latest brazen robberiesAFTER a relatively quiet few months on our roads, cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies have come back to haunt us, with one being committed almost daily since the beginning of this month. The police believe that a new group of robbers could have emerged to carry out the current spate of CIT robberi... See full details

  20. CASH HEISTS SOAR (part 2)

    Date: 16 May 2019
    B/fwd fm Part 1&nbsp;&nbsp; Pressure mounted on Ramaphosa to drop ANC leaders who are implicated in wrongdoing, including state capture, from his Cabinet. The ANC Veterans, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Southern African Catholic Bishops&rsquo; Conference recently added their voice to calls for Ramaphosa not to appoint tainted ministers. Some o... See full details

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