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  1. ‘Juicy’ coal deal for CR17 funder

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    Calls to interrogate mining takeover mount PRESSURE is mounting for closer scrutiny of a business deal that could result in a mining company owned by a President Cyril Ramaphosa backer becoming Eskom’s majority coal supplier. Seriti Resources, whose chief executive Mike Teke donated large sums to the CR17... See full details

  2. President vows to act tough

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is set to announce tougher actions against rapists, murderers of women and children, including those in Gauteng and other parts of the country who are brewing tribal wars. He has given himself a three-day deadline to unleash his crime combating plans to deal with criminals. Ramaphosa, wh... See full details

  3. Crackdown on civil servants

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    More than 20 employees to be investigated THE Public Service and Administration Department has referred at least 20 civil servants to law enforcement agencies for investigation and prosecution. The law which forbids civil servants from doing business with the government came into effect on April 1 this year.</p... See full details

  4. Selloane calls for accountability

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    THE country&rsquo;s premiers, alongside President Cyril Ramaphosa, have been urged to act against more than 80 senior government officials who have failed to declare their financial interests. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="h... See full details

  5. Nxesi blasts employers over recent attacks

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    THE Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, says the actions of some employers in the country, coupled with bad governance of some foreign leaders, contributed to the recent xenophobic violence in the country. Nxesi said some employers often tended to pit the local workforce against their foreign counterparts, w... See full details

  6. Commission of inquiry to probe Gauteng taxi troubles

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    SPORADIC outbursts of taxi violence in various parts of Gauteng have prompted premier David Makhura to establish a commission of inquiry to probe the root cause of carnage and injury of innocent commuters. Yesterday, Gauteng provincial government spokesperson Thabo Masebe revealed that Makhura had appointed a commission ... See full details

  7. Gavin Watson was already dead before his crash, private pathologist finds

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    According to a family source, reports of how the late Bosasa boss &lsquo;parked his car&rsquo; for the weekend were inaccurate. A source in Gavin Watson&rsquo;s family revealed to The Citizen on Sunday evening that reports about how the late CEO of Bosasa &ldquo;parked his BMW X5 for the weekend&rdquo; last month before checking out... See full details

  8. Malema causes outrage with Mugabe’s advice to ‘only trust a dead white man’

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    EFF president Julius Malema honours late Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe at a memorial servi... See full details

  9. ANCWL ‘angry’ that David Masondo may have abused the Hawks to arrest his lover

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    David Masondo | Image: Twitter The deputy finance minister, who is married and a father of two, did not want his relatives involved, or for the woman to contact his wife. <div class="single-... See full details

  10. Justice minister orders review of rapist Bob Hewitt’s release

    Date: 16 Sep 2019
    Written confirmation was sent to one of the victims that Hewitt would be released next week, but that has now been suspended. &nbsp;</... See full details

  11. Hijackers now favour fender benders

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    Car thieves drive into motorists&rsquo; vehicles, tricking them into getting out CREATING a fender bender which forces you to stop &ndash; and then armed hijackers get out of the car which has just bumped yours. This is the latest trend in the modus operandi of hijackers. On the sidelines of the annual Tracker Awards, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said that while the... See full details

  12. Will killer reveal where he dumped boy?

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    IN TWO weeks&rsquo; time the family of Liyaqat &ldquo;Lee&rdquo; Mentoor are hoping his killer will finally reveal where he dumped the body of the 3-year-old. Onke Hartin Mashinini was found guilty on charges of premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice in South Gauteng High Court yesterday. His sentencing has been set for September 25.&ldquo;Now he needs to ta... See full details

  13. Mogoeng appeals for corruption evidence

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    CHIEF Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has ordered his office&rsquo;s secretary-general Memme Sejosengwe to ask national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole to investigate the people making damaging allegations of judiciary capture and corruption on social media platforms. Mogoeng addressed the media in Midrand, Johannesburg, yesterday following claims that judges were captured and corrupt... See full details

  14. Ramaphosa appeals to taxi industry to follow law

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    THE hate and the violence must stop, said President Cyril Ramaphosa, speaking in Pretoria yesterday where he addressed a crowd of taxi drivers and operators at the Bloed Street taxi rank to launch a campaign to clean up the streets. He was on a mission to calm those still angry at the death of taxi driver Jabu Baloyi, murdered when he confronted an alleged drug dealer in the CBD last mo... See full details

  15. Protesters take on the ‘bourse’

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    Jse-listed firms asked to donate 2% to fight THERE was no way Morne Singh was missing out. So he packed up his bags and travelled from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg to join thousands of men and women at the #Sandtonshutdown protest against gender-based violence and femicide yesterday. Singh arrived at 4am and joined the large group who had gathered ou... See full details

  16. Rapist Ninow faces stiff jail term

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    State wants to prove he intended attacking the girl, 7, and by so doing it hopes to secure a lengthy sentence WHETHER his rape of a young girl in a restaurant toilet was premeditated or impulsive, Nicholas Ninow is set to go to prison for a lengthy period &ndash; up to 25 years &ndash; before he can even be considered for parole. North Gauteng High Court Judge P... See full details

  17. Misgivings about asking a minor to testify on abuse

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    SHE couldn&rsquo;t see her rapist. She was calm and clear. She simply told the court what happened to her at the Dros restaurant last year. But some experts have criticised the National Prosecuting Authority for having the 8-year-old testify in the first place. Nicholas Ninow has pleaded guilty to raping the minor, who testified in c... See full details

  18. Cele’s gun amnesty ‘a massive exercise’

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    FROM next month, if Police Minister Bheki Cele has his way, South Africans will have an opportunity to surrender unwanted firearms to help clear illegal guns from the streets. It will also allow hundreds of thousands of South Africans to renew their expired gun licences. But with so many guns passing into the hands of the police, the... See full details

  19. AG wants bully officials to appear before Parliament

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    AUDITOR-GENERAL Kimi Makwetu has asked Parliament to call on senior officials in municipalities who threatened his staff to appear before MPS to account for their actions. This was backed by some of the MPS yesterday who said they would not allow officials from the auditor-general&rsquo;s office to be threatened for doing their work. <p... See full details

  20. Navy wants more cash

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    Budget cuts &lsquo;could put sea operations at risk as submarines and frigates need refitting&rsquo; A FORMER official involved in President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s 2017 election has been fingered as the culprit in leaking information on the funds that were channelled to the campaign. News24 reported yesterday that c... See full details

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