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  1. Mission to catch ‘Estate Agent Gang’

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    THEY were the nice criminals who smooth-talked their way into houses and dropped the nicest of compliments, but now they have turned nasty and added house robbery to their growing rap sheet. For months the three middle-aged ladies in their summer dresses and wide brimmed picnic hats have been hitting houses across Gauten... See full details

  2. Ramaphosa fires Jiba and Mrwebi

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    This after a commission of inquiry – led by Justice Yvonne Mokgoro – found them ‘not fit and proper to hold their respective offices’. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi have been dismissed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The decision was already ex... See full details

  3. IRR hands over petition signed by 160,000 objecting to land expropriation

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    Representatives of the Institute of Race Relations. The Institute of Race Relations handed over boxes of objections to the Union Buildings, citing that no politician ... See full details

  4. ‘8 years as stepdad’s sex slave’

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    Mentally challenged woman tells of alleged repeated rape, abuse at hands of father A GAUTENG woman with a mental disability who allegedly endured eight years as her stepfather’s sex slave finally had her say in court this week. The court heard sordid allegations of how the father repeatedly raped his 23-y... See full details

  5. DA’s Breytenbach bays for heads of Jiba and Mrwebi

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    CALLS are growing for suspended deputy National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba and another top prosecutor, Lawrence Mrwebi, to be prosecuted following a damning report into their conduct in several high-profile cases. DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach yesterday demanded that the NPA seriously consider prosecutin... See full details

  6. Ford announces it is working on a solution

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    FORD SA has announced that it is working on a solution to the security problem. This comes after numerous owners of various Ford Fiesta and EcoSport models complained about losing valuables after identical car breakins, which they have blamed on the easy-to-pick locks and poor security features. After having been accused of not taking the matter seriously, Ford SA has posted a video on ... See full details

  7. Bid to shake off fraud charges

    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    ANC senior leader in KwaZulu-Natal Mike Mabuyakhulu will kick off his legal bid today to have his corruption and fraud charges struck off the roll. This is his first bid to unchain himself from the charges that were laid against him in February last year. Today his legal team is heading to the Durban Commercial Crimes Court to argue that the delays in holding a trial are prejudicing him... See full details

  8. Trial of alleged kidnapper cops stalls

    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    The four Silverton cops briefly appeared before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of extortion, kidnapping and human trafficking. The state’s plans to conduct an identity parade involving four police officers who were released on bail for allegedly kidnapping 10 Bangladeshi nationals last month, led to... See full details

  9. Kopanong municipality owes workers over R100m – Samwu

    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    The municipality allegedly defrauded workers in pension funds, medical aid and insurance policies, but the probe by the Hawks has stalled. A multimillion-rand case of fraud against the Kopanong Local Municipality in the Free State, which allegedly defrauded its workers in pension funds and medical aid contributions, is heading to th... See full details

  10. New manager ‘is sweeping up’ to rescue Dr JS Moroka Municipality

    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    A bucolic scene in Dr JS Moroka Municipality in Mpumalanga. Picture: Facebook Thami Kubheka’s first move was to ground all the municipality’s vehicles for a... See full details

  11. Ramaphosa to axe Jiba, Mrwebi

    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    Ex-Constitutional Court justice maintains it’s criminal to interfere with NPA activities NPA must execute its mandate diligently without prejudice Yvonne Mokgoro RETIRED JUSTICE RETIRED Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro wants serious action taken against politicians who in... See full details

  12. Protector threatens to report Gordhan

    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    THE legal battle between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane took an ugly turn after the minister accused her of peddling misinformation about him. On Tuesday, Gordhan was, in accordance with a subpoena served on him, supposed to provide an affidavit to Mkhwebane, d... See full details

  13. Woman in ICU after backyard abortion

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    A GAUTENG woman is in intensive care after collapsing and suffered complications during an illegal abortion administered by a professional nurse. The male nurse, 53, employed at the Far East Rand Hospital in Ekurhuleni was suspended with immediate effect while his case had been referred to the SA Nursing Council for furt... See full details

  14. in fatal crash with cyclist still on the run

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    THE driver of a white Toyota Tazz which apparently hit Centurion cyclist Andrew Randall, leaving him dead and injuring several others, was still on the run yesterday. This was despite pleas from his widow Tracy Randall and the police for him to hand himself over. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele yesterda... See full details

  15. AfriForum wants hate speech decision overturned

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    AFRIFORUM will approach the South Gauteng High Court in a bid to overturn the finding of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that statements made by EFF leader Julius Malema were not hate speech. It followed complaints that Malema, during a public speech, said: “We are not calling for the slaughtering of white p... See full details

  16. Alliance for Rural Democracy to protest against ‘Bantustan bills’

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    Photo: Supplied&nbsp; The ARD said the two bills would create two separate legal systems, turning already marginalised rural citizens into subjects by depriving them of citizenship and property rights <div class="sin... See full details

  17. Cops in court for alleged abduction of Bangladeshis

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    Justice in court. Picture: Twitter The four constables allegedly kidnap... See full details

  18. Sexual harassment at work under the spotlight

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    The matter &lsquo;will need to be addressed systematically in the review and reform of labour law,&rsquo; according to a Helen Suzman Foundation researcher. Major employers are failing to police sexual harassment at work because they applied a flawed understanding of its very nature, says legal researcher Lee-Anne Germanos of the He... See full details

  19. SA cities ‘ill-prepared for harsh weather, climate change’

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    The storm wreaked havoc throughout the Durban area, 23 April 2019. Picture: Twitter Due to rapid urbanisation, most poor residents live in poorly... See full details

  20. ANC to meet Mpumalanga residents in bid to stop violent protests

    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    A serious problem is water supplies, which residents allege are deliberate because there are officials cashing in on water tanker contracts. The ANC&rsquo;s top brass in Mpumalanga will today engage the residents of the Thembisile Hani local municipality, against the backdrop of violent service delivery protests sweeping across the ... See full details

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