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  1. Learners failed on their race

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    Storm erupts after allegations of racist practices at another North West school ANOTHER North West school racism storm has led to results of learners at Hoërskool Stilfontein being verified following allegations that black children were failed because of their race. The Star can also reveal that the failed learners were given ... See full details

  2. ‘I’ll fight to clear my name’

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    Solidarity aids suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher at centre of racism row ELANA Barkhuizen, the suspended teacher at the centre of the racism scandal which hit North West’s Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke last week, is determined to clear her name, with the help of Solidarity, a trade union. She sai... See full details

  3. Commission into state capture set to resume

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    AS THE Commission of Inquiry into State Capture resumes its first sitting this year, it is expected to deal with applications for hearings – but the country will only know today who will be applying to testify over the next couple of weeks. “The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations ... See full details

  4. New taxi rank site stripped

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    Scrap metal dealers in on vandalism act THE land on which Centurion’s new, state-of-the-art taxi rank – set to cost R50 million on completion but able to accommodate 15 000 commuters and public transport operators daily – has been stripped of its fence by scrap metal dealers and other thieves over the... See full details

  5. Timol family accusation

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    NPA accused of blocking prosecution of Truth and Reconciliation Commission cases THE family of slain activist Ahmed Timol has launched a scathing attack on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) accusing it of protecting apartheid officers involved in the killing of activists. In the papers filed in the South... See full details

  6. Scopa wants answers from the NSFAS

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme is in the firing line of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), with Parliament’s finance watchdog demanding answers on the NSFAS’ funding systems and management. Scopa chairperson Themba Godi said yesterday the auditor-general had raised serious concerns ... See full details

  7. Corruption Watch wants state capture inquiry to keep SA more in the loop

    Date: 16 Jan 2019
    Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis. Picture: Michel Bega David Lewis&rsquo; organisation would like to see interim reports released. <di... See full details

  8. Pitch Black Afro back in court, accused of his wife’s murder

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    The rapper has been charged with premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice. Rapper Pitch Black Afro is set to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate&rsquo;s Court court on Tuesday. Last week the... See full details

  9. How Prasa just keeps being allowed to smear blood on the tracks

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    Picture: Twitter @Abramjee Following Following (@Abramjee) The safety regulator has tried to control the rail agency, but it keeps getting away with dangerously operating train... See full details

  10. Customers reversing debit orders complicates fight on R99 debit order scam

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    However, others believe the banks are colluding to maximise profits. Rogue customers are partially to blame for scuppering efforts to thwart the rampant R99 debit order scam, by reversing genuine debit orders they previously agreed to, because they are cash-strapped. According to the Payment Association of South Africa (Pasa... See full details

  11. Investigators find more alleged illegality in Joburg rental housing development

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    Questions surround illegal water connections and issues concerning electricity supply at Bramley Village. The City of Joburg&rsquo;s team of investigators are said to have found more illegal activities in the Bramley Village rental housing development, with illegal water connection and issues concerning electricity supply. A... See full details

  12. Court rules man wrongfully arrested for buying petrol with ‘fake notes’

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    The high court says Tuan Oosthuizen must be compensated for his ordeal. A Limpopo businessperson who still has psychological problems after being arrested on the say-so of petrol attendants who accused him of buying petrol with fake money must be compensated for his ordeal, a High Court in Pretoria judge has ruled. Acting Ju... See full details

  13. Ipid and SAPS in tug-of-war over records

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    Ipid head Robert McBride. The police watchdog is investigating alleged fraud and corruption involving the police&rsquo;s top management. The Independent Police Investigativ... See full details

  14. ‘Something dodgy’ about Schweizer Reneke class race incident

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    ALMOST a week after a photo showing a segregated classroom at Laerskool Schweizer Reneke went viral on social media, it is still unclear who had separated the children according to race. While the teacher who had taken the picture was suspended last week after an outcry, the North West Department of Education said it was... See full details

  15. Train crash waiting to happen findings ‘not new’

    Date: 15 Jan 2019
    We are totally disgusted by the incompetence of Prasa and its arrogance over commuters&rsquo; lives Steve Harris Untu general secretary THE findings of the Railway Safety Regulator into the deadly train crash near Pretoria&rsquo;s Mountain View station were nothing new, the Passenger Rail ... See full details

  16. Homeless people ‘invade’ substations

    Date: 14 Jan 2019
    HOMELESS people &ldquo;invading&rdquo; City Power substations for shelter are a &ldquo;widespread problem&rdquo; which causes death and millions of rand in lost infrastructure for the Joburg entity. This was according to City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena, who said yesterday that the cost of last week&rsquo;s fire at ... See full details

  17. Prasa disregards railways safety, says regulator

    Date: 14 Jan 2019
    WHILE train commuters along the north corridor are still reeling from the Mountain View train crash which left several people dead and over 600 injured, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has confirmed its finding that the Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) was responsible for last Tuesday&rsquo;s accident. In preliminary fin... See full details

  18. Malema, EFF pay legal costs to AfriForum

    Date: 14 Jan 2019
    AfriForum will use the money to fight the expropriation of land without compensation Kallie Kriel AfriForum chief executive AFRIFORUM has scored yet another victory against Julius Malema and the EFF. This after the pair last week made a payment of more than R100 000 towards two of the five ... See full details

  19. Churchgoers arrested for public violence in Limpopo

    Date: 14 Jan 2019
    Items confiscated by police during the arrest. Photo: Limpopo police During the arrest, police confiscated more than 20 petrol bombs, one knife, and four ... See full details

  20. 13-year-old boy tied up and raped in Potch cemetery toilet

    Date: 14 Jan 2019
    File image The teen was on his way home when he was confronted and threatened by two men, who led him to the Promosa cemetery where he was raped. ... See full details

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