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  1. Navy wants more cash

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    Budget cuts ‘could put sea operations at risk as submarines and frigates need refitting’ THE navy has warned that if it does not get more funding the the country’s submarines and frigates would be in a state of disrepair and threaten national security. Chief of the navy Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane told Parliament budget cuts by the National Treasury led to ... See full details

  2. Speaker urges MPS to fight corruption

    Date: 14 Sep 2019
    SPEAKER Thandi Modise has called on members of the national legislature to fight corruption. Parliament has also said it wanted to name and shame ministers who fail to do their work. This would be done after all other avenues had been exhausted. The national legislature was meeting on its plans for the term following the elections in... See full details

  3. Rape survivor to take a 723km awareness walk

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    TWENTY-seven years after she was brutally raped, Leilani Kuter will take a 723km journey to highlight the survival of women affected by sexual assault and gender-based violence. The 45-year-old woman from Roodepoort was 18 when she was raped in her room at a youth centre in Pretoria by a man who claimed to be her neighbo... See full details

  4. Her death still haunts us, says stepfather

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    THE horrible death of Sibongile Zenzile, who was beheaded, allegedly by her boyfriend, is still fresh in the memory of her family. Stepfather Zamelani Ncanacashe said the brutality of the death haunts them. Speaking on the day shocking crime statistics were released, Ncanacashe said Zenzile’s traumatised mo... See full details

  5. Stabbed student: parents told it’s the end

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    THE parents of a Durban University of Technology (DUT) student, who is fighting for his life at a Durban hospital after he was stabbed on campus, have been advised by doctors to switch off his life support machine. Sandile Ndlovu,18, is currently on life support after he was stabbed in the head and had his skull cracked ... See full details

  6. ‘Church funds mismanaged’

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    New Apostolic Church accused of refusing to make public a report PROMINENT New Apostolic Church (NAC) members spent tithes buying properties and assets for themselves, two whistle blowers have alleged. But the church had refused to release to members the findings of an investigation despite promising it would do so, they said. In response to an investigati... See full details

  7. Sam ‘Mshengu’ Chabalala to appear for bail hearing amid allegations of a ‘hit’

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    Sam "Mshengu" Chabalala. Picture: Instagram / Twitter The flamboyant businessman spent most of this week in a private hospital room. <div id="c524d9ab455515629ccb081672c... See full details

  8. No reprieve from high court for controversial ANC Mpumalanga chair

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane. The ANC&rsquo;s NEC suspended Ngrayi Ngwenya in July after allegations that he and Phindile Nkuna assaulted the acting Mpumalanga provincial secretary, Li... See full details

  9. Trauma tortures rape survivors for years

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    Sihle Bolani. Picture: Supplied &lsquo;Society continues to fail women who have been abused by men repeatedly. The justice system continues to fail us,&rsquo; rape survivor Sihle Bolani says. ... See full details

  10. Data collection on gender-based, LGBTQ+ crimes ‘subpar’

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    Image: iStock Research showed that 88% of crimes against the LGBTQ+ community go unreported or unrecorded, said the director of Access Chapter 22, Steve Letsike. Blind spots... See full details

  11. Latest crime figures based on pure speculation – expert

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    &lsquo;Right now it seems that we are just speculating because reporting of many crimes has seen a year-on-year decrease,&rsquo; security expert Johan Burger says. Yesterday&rsquo;s distres... See full details

  12. Crime: why we fail so dismally

    Date: 13 Sep 2019
    Violence prevention programmes are key to reducing crimes that cannot be policed, experts say, and SA requires an increased investment in programmes proven to work. While experts agreed ... See full details

  13. NIGERIANS FLEE SA

    Date: 12 Sep 2019
    Hundreds taken to OR Tambo International to board a plane back home after a week of violence FOREIGN nationals fleeing last week&rsquo;s xenophobic attacks started leaving the country yesterday, saying they feared for their lives. A wave of violent attacks, mostly directed at foreign nationals, gripped parts of... See full details

  14. Girl’s evidence ‘proves premeditation’ in Dros case

    Date: 12 Sep 2019
    THE National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) believes it has advanced its efforts to prove that Nicholas Ninow&rsquo;s intention to rape a then 7-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton was premeditated. Both the mother and child testified, with their identities concealed in the high court in Pretoria yesterday. The ... See full details

  15. Men join fight against abuse

    Date: 12 Sep 2019
    I found that the link of the red being the blood shedding to show that women are bleeding and are in pain.Katie MahomedFOUNDER OF THE LIPSTICK CAMPAIGN A CAMPAIGN that raises awareness of the gender-based violence (GBV) on social media has been making the rounds. <span id="artObjec... See full details

  16. Family distressed over looted, burnt shop

    Date: 12 Sep 2019
    Cops probe case of charred remains found THE future of Masco Wholesalers, which has been supplying school uniforms and stationery to about 50 schools in Alexandra township, hangs in the balance after it lost R2 million in stock from looting. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https:... See full details

  17. Axed boss fights for his SABC comeback

    Date: 11 Sep 2019
    Maroleng demands internal appeal process I did not act corruptly to enrich anyone, including myself Chris Maroleng FORMER SABC COO FIRED SABC chief operations officer Chris Maroleng believes the public broadcaster&rsquo;s board chairperson, Bongumusa Makhathini, short-changed him... See full details

  18. Alleged homophobic bishop gets the boot

    Date: 11 Sep 2019
    Church authorities remove anti-LGBTI cleric after legal spat A &ldquo;HOMOPHOBIC&rdquo; bishop from an international church with roughly three million members has been ditched from the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church as the furore surrounding the controversial clergyman rages. <span id="artObjectWrap" cla... See full details

  19. Intelligence failure on attacks slammed

    Date: 11 Sep 2019
    THE government has come under fire for lacking the intelligence to thwart the spate of attacks directed at foreign nationals in the country. The DA, African Christian Democratic Party and Freedom Front Plus said yesterday that the country&rsquo;s intelligence services were in disarray and could not prevent the violent attacks on foreign nati... See full details

  20. Sexual offenders list warning

    Date: 11 Sep 2019
    NGOs working with women and children have issued a warning that the release of the sexual offenders register could lead to mob justice attacks and lawlessness. This after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last Thursday that he intended to motivate Parliament to make public the national register for sex offenders. ... See full details

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