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  1. Court told about wife’s ‘forged’ will

    Date: 14 Oct 2017
    Accused has to fight against handwriting expert’s words were not authentic. Comparing the signatures on the policy documents to a series of sample signatures, Hattingh’s report said: “Despite the poor quality of the disputed documents, the disputed signatures on the policy documents differ to such an extent in constructio... See full details

  2. Mkhwebane asks high court to postpone Bankorp report review date

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    The public protector reportedly wants to postpone her deadline to file court papers until January 29.Public protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane this week reportedly asked the Pretoria High Court’s deputy judge president to postpone the review of her controversial Bankorp/Absa report until next year following reports that her legal team had dumped her. EWN reported on Friday, th... See full details

  3. SCA dismisses Zuma’s spy tapes appeal with costs

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    Justice Leach says the high court’s ruling that the NPA should reinstate corruption charges against Zuma cannot be ‘faulted’. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has dismissed the appeal by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the spy tapes saga. Justice Eric Le... See full details

  4. Tshwane is eating into deeds backlog

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    City says unlawful occupation of land brings unfairness to housing process. The City of Tshwane’s h... See full details

  5. Killing of councillors an affront to democracy – Parks Tau

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    Two out of three members of municipal councils reported to being threatened with violence. Many municipal councillors are so scared that the majority of them may quit their jobs at the end of their terms, while municipal managers (MMs) are resigning due to fear of assassinations, threats and intimidation. A report released b... See full details

  6. Men in BLF regalia ‘whip’ DA marchers

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    The party says it will lay charges against the movement after what they described as an attack on DA activists at Ghandi Square. Radical leftist organisation Black First Land First (BLF) members may face assault charges for allegedly attacking protesters at a #Data4All campaign march led by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Johannesbu... See full details

  7. Joy over justice for Timol

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    The judge said it was probable that the security branch had foreseen that their methods of interrogation carried the risk of death, but they persisted unrestrained. Spontaneous applause yesterday greeted a historic judgment in the High Court in Pretoria when Judge Billy Mothle ruled anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol had not commit... See full details

  8. ‘Several’ Iraqi diplomats robbed in Joburg, luggage taken

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba tweeted that the news were ‘devastating’ and that the country’s justice system is ‘failing’ the people.A number of Iraqi diplomats were allegedly followed by gunmen from O R Tambo International airport and robbed at the Corlett Drive offramp in Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Anti-crime activists Yusuf Abramjee sa... See full details

  9. ‘Several’ Iraqi diplomats robbed in Joburg, luggage taken

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba tweeted that the news were ‘devastating’ and that the country’s justice system is ‘failing’ the people.A number of Iraqi diplomats were allegedly followed by gunmen from O R Tambo International airport and robbed at the Corlett Drive offramp in Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Anti-crime activists Yusuf Abramjee sa... See full details

  10. Auditor-general and SAA board in an alleged tussle that delayed financial statements

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    It is understood AGSA auditors demanded records dating a few years back before they could express an audit opinion on SAA.The primary reason Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had to request parliament for an extension on the submission of the SAA annual report is allegedly due to an argument that ensued between the auditor-general and board members. Highly placed sources with intimat... See full details

  11. M1 INQUIRY DELAY IRE

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    Closure for collapsed bridge victims thwarted Two years since incident that claimed 2 lives, injured 19 others A VICTIM of the M1 bridge collapse, which claimed two lives and left 19 others injured, is angry that hearings into the events of that day have been postponed to next year. Tomorrow will be two years since the temporary pe... See full details

  12. Timol ruling paves the way for others Judge finds it was murder and rejects suicide

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    THE HISTORIC verdict that anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but had in fact been murdered was met by spontaneous applause in the packed courtroom. A tear was shed by veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos, 89, the only person present in the court yesterday, who 45 years ago – in 1972 – attended the orig... See full details

  13. Inspections turn up bogus doctors

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    A UGANDAN traditional healer has been arrested over allegations that he has been performing illegal abortions. Abubakari Kaweesa, believed to be using the pseudo name Dr J Rajab, was arrested by the Hawks during a raid in Malelane, Mpumalanga yesterday, in a joint operation with the Medicines Control Council and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Daphey Chum... See full details

  14. Molested pupils soar from 54 to 83

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    THE NUMBER of Soweto primary school pupils allegedly molested by a security guard has increased from 54 to a shocking 83, the Gauteng Department of Education confirmed yesterday. This emerged as furious parents held a meeting last night to discuss the traumatic developments. Confirming the increase, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi tweeted: “Sadly, the number of learners who w... See full details

  15. ‘KZN killings politically motivated’

    Date: 13 Oct 2017
    POLITICAL interference and the lack of political will could lead to the murder of former ANCYL general secretary Sindiso Magaqa remaining unsolved, his close political associate told the Moerane Commission yesterday.<img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionguid=3bce1414-1a6a-4126-82d5-dbf828dd4e0d&scale=346&amp... See full details

  16. Springs mother ‘not a passive jellyfish’ she tries to portray, court hears

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Prosecutor attacked the forensic criminologist&rsquo;s evidence that the accused had been controlled by her husband &lsquo;like a puppet on a string.&rsquo; The Springs mother, who is accused of severely abusing and neglecting her five children, was not the &ldquo;passive jellyfish&rdquo; she tried to portray to a criminologist and ... See full details

  17. Gun-toting bodyguards off the hook as security body rules weapon was ‘not AK-47’

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Experts say what was shown by the bodyguards on video was an AK-47 or variant of Russian-designed assault rifle The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) has closed its investigation into the conduct of two bodyguards who appeared in a video on social media brandishing weapons because, says the authority, the main r... See full details

  18. CYRIL ‘ANGERED’ GIGABA

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Minister demands audit of all PIC transactions DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s comments that the Public Investment Corporation &ndash; the country&rsquo;s biggest investor in the economy &ndash; should be defended have angered Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. This emerged as Gigaba demanded that embattl... See full details

  19. Fears that guard preyed on own daughters

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Brother says family shocked to hear about 54 pupils molested THE FAMILY of a school security guard accused of molesting 54 Grade R primary school pupils in Soweto have not ruled out the possibility that his two daughters could have also fallen prey to him. The guard, 57, was arrested on Monday afternoon, a day ... See full details

  20. Physical and racial abuse claims at school

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    DISTURBING allegations of racial and physical abuse of Klipspruit-West Secondary School pupils by teachers emerged yesterday during the second day of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearing into alleged racism at the troubled school. The hearing was convened to probe these allegations as well as unrest in the comm... See full details

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