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  1. Gloves off in EFF, SACP war over Pravin

    Date: 19 Jul 2019
    THE GLOVES are off between the SACP and the EFF, after the latter called on the communist party to meet in the streets over the Pravin Gordhan issue. This comes after the SACP, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and other civil society organisations yesterday called for action against the EFF over its attack on Gordhan. ... See full details

  2. Boots on ground in Cape Flats

    Date: 19 Jul 2019
    But army’s much-anticipated patrol with cops doesn’t leave residents ‘feeling safe’ THE South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the police began their much-anticipated operations on the Cape Flats yesterday, making an arrest in Hanover Park for illegal ammunition. They also hit ... See full details

  3. ‘Rogue unit victim’ loses high court action

    Date: 19 Jul 2019
    SOUTH Africa’s multinational tobacco dealer, Martin Fraser Wingate-Pearse, was ordered to pay Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan a huge sum for legal costs for alleging that he was part of a “rogue unit” while SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner. Wingate-Pearse, who is also co-director of Car... See full details

  4. Bid to rebuild agency’s image

    Date: 19 Jul 2019
    STATE Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo wants to rebuild the image of the State Security Agency (SSA), which she says has suffered considerable reputational damage. Speaking to the media ahead of her budget vote speech yesterday, Dlodlo also said she did not have the appetite for bringing politics into the SSA. &ld... See full details

  5. Ramaphosa prepared to appear before Zondo

    Date: 19 Jul 2019
    Gordhan will not be fired over Mkhwebane’s findings against him PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that he is willing to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture. Ramaphosa told Parliament, during a reply session to the budget of the Presidency yesterday, that ... See full details

  6. DA calls for Limpopo spendthrift to be sacked

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Mogalakwena municipality mayor Andrina Matsemela allegedly spent R1.5 million of municipal funds for her birthday bash. The mayor of the embattled Mogalakwena municipality Andrina Matsemela managed to spend a whopping R67,000 on a three-day trip, while also allegedly getting the municipality to pay for her massive birthday party.</p... See full details

  7. Mpumalanga municipal manager dodges assassination attempt

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Thambi Kubheka said the problem started when he stopped a contract to build a fresh produce market in Maphotla village, on which R40 million had already been spent. Outspoken manager of Dr JS Moroka local municipality in Mpumalanga, Thambi Kubheka, survived an attempt on his life, less than a month into his tenure. He had pu... See full details

  8. ‘Unhappy’ witness Zuma orchestrates another detour

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Former President Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, 16 July 2019. Picture Neil McCartney Among others, ... See full details

  9. Devil in the detail irks Zuma

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    IN A DRAMATIC day, former president Jacob Zuma appeared unwilling to answer certain questions at the state capture inquiry and complained that he was being quizzed about the work of directors-general and other government officials. Zuma expressed his unhappiness yesterday with commission legal team head advocate Paul Pre... See full details

  10. Syndicate stripping cellphone towers

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Thieves target copper cables, batteries &ndash; costing network providers millions of rand CRIMINAL syndicates stealing batteries and copper cables from cellphone towers are costing the service providers millions of rand and plunging subscribers into network blackouts. Network providers believe that the syndica... See full details

  11. PIC kept in the dark about Vele’s VBS stake

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    THE process in which controversial company Vele Investments acquired a controlling stake in the now defunct Venda Building Society (VBS) Bank was kept a secret from its biggest investor, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the Mpati commission heard yesterday. In his on-going testimony, former PIC chief executive Da... See full details

  12. Arrest warrant for Zahid Asmal

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Expected to plead guilty, former journalist a no-show in court A WARRANT of arrest has been issued against a former journalist and activist accused of swindling over R13 million from fellow residents in Lenasia in the south of Joburg. Zahid Asmal was a no-show at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes C... See full details

  13. Suspended cops vow to shut down headquarters

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    JOBURG metro police officers have vowed to shut down their headquarters in Village Main next week. Some 40 officers, including 18 senior superintendents, have been suspended and are awaiting to receive the formal charges. This follows months of unhappiness within the department after the suspension of two senior ... See full details

  14. Cop’s family can finally scatter ashes

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    WITH the withdrawal of charges against all the Cato Manor Organised Crime Unit members, the family of a celebrated Durban detective are hoping he can finally rest in peace. The withdrawal of the charges in court yesterday ends a seven-year ordeal for the family of Captain Neville Eva, who died of a bacterial infection in... See full details

  15. Chief Justice roasts media

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    CHIEF Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng weighed in on the Sars &ldquo;rogue&rdquo; unit saga yesterday, accusing the media of deciding &ldquo;who is clean and who is dirty&rdquo;. This comes as Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane remain at loggerheads following the latter&rsquo;s prob... See full details

  16. Probe of dodgy health tenders welcomed

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    Justice Mogoeng said part of what the media and analysts said was designed to depict some in a negative light, and others in a positive light. Corruption had to be uprooted in both the public and private sector. &ldquo;We will never be able to defeat corruption for as long as we allow ourselves to be choreographe... See full details

  17. Malema warns president to act against Gordhan

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    He threatens to disrupt Assembly if Ramaphosa does not implement public protector&rsquo;s findings PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is facing a threat of another EFF disruption in Parliament &ndash; with the party demanding that he act against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Ramaphosa was expected to respo... See full details

  18. Deployment to be a surprise

    Date: 18 Jul 2019
    DEFENCE and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the delay in the deployment of the army in the Western Cape would hopefully provide an element of surprise when the Cape Flats was stabilised. Briefing the media ahead of her budget vote speech yesterday, MapisaNqakula confirmed that the soldiers had bee... See full details

  19. Zondo to probe death threats against Zuma, legal counsel

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    An unknown caller allegedly asked Zuma&rsquo;s personal assistant to relay a message that &lsquo;we are going to kill him, his children and people around him&rsquo;. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has pledged to investigate fresh threats made to Jacob Zuma, his family, and head of his legal team, senior counsel Muzi Sikhakane.</... See full details

  20. Zuma’s apartheid ‘spy’ claims worry ANC

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    Former President Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, 16 July 2019. Picture Neil McCartney ANC secretary-... See full details

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