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  1. Claims of similar post office experiences

    Date: 07 Sep 2019
    A FATHER can breathe a sigh of relief after his daughter and her colleague had several run-ins with the man accused of raping and killing 19-yearold Uyinene Mrwetyana. Former police reservist Sam Brookes said the duo worked a few blocks away from Clareinch Post Office and made regular use of it to post registered letters... See full details

  2. Two more women murdered

    Date: 07 Sep 2019
    Killed shortly after Ramaphosa addresses nation on femicide Ask a man what his greatest fear is about serving jail time, and he will almost inevitably say he fears being raped. What can we deduce from the fact that jail is to men what life is to so many women? SORAYA CHEMALY Feminist acti... See full details

  3. DA student stabbed eight times at TUT following SRC elections

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    g to According to the DA’s Crezanne Bosch, security ‘stood by and did absolutely nothing’ as the incident took place. A member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) student’s moveme... See full details

  4. Police say message announcing attack on foreign nationals on Monday ‘a hoax’

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    Protesting taxi drivers in the Pretoria CBD during a standoff with police, 3 September 2019. Picture: Jacques Nelles <h2 class="s... See full details

  5. Ex-SABC chief ’s testimony doubted

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    Leaked letter contradicts claim at commission A LEAKED letter looks set to throw a spanner in the works for former SABC chief executive Lulama Mokhobo who claimed in her submission at the Zondo commission that she had lost her job for opposing the public broadcaster&rsquo;s deal with MultiChoice. Signed by Mokhobo on June 19, 2013,... See full details

  6. Victims’ families still in dark

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    A YEAR has passed since three courageous firefighters died trying to douse the killer flames at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Joburg CBD, but still the victims&rsquo; families are waiting for answers about what happened on that tragic day. Yesterday was the first anniversary of the deaths of the emergency services w... See full details

  7. Kidnap suspect a teacher

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    Educator at school where Grade R learner Amy-Leigh was snatched to appear in court today THE Laerskool Kollegepark teacher suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of Grade R learner Amy-Leigh de Jager has been suspended. The 27-year-old woman will appear in court today with two male accomplices and, accordin... See full details

  8. Looted shop owners plan to reopen

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    Appeal for intervention as damage runs to over R1 million WHILE some shops remained closed in and around Joburg following the looting and violent attacks that erupted early in the week, some business owners have continued to salvage their goods and clean up their shops in hopes to open again. Some shop owners w... See full details

  9. Gloves off in gender-based violence fight

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    RESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has promised more money to fund the fight against gender-based violence after days of protests following the horrific killing of women and children across the country. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=d65d62c7-6d66-40f7-824e-c7725809c... See full details

  10. Rights body calls for urgent xenophobia interventions

    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    THE CRL Rights Commission has called on political parties and civil society organisations to jointly find a solution to the &ldquo;xenophobic&rdquo; violence that has engulfed the country. Yesterday, its chairperson, Professor Luka Mosoma, expressed his intention to be part of a team of people and organisations that shou... See full details

  11. Western Cape woman missing since August has been found

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    &nbsp; Bernalee Lodick has been missing since August 31. Image: Pink Ladies/Facebook Bernalee Lodick from Kuils Ri... See full details

  12. Teacher among three arrested in connection with Amy’Leigh kidnapping

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Amy'Leigh de Jager. Picture: Supplied Two men and one woman were arrested on Wednesday evening, with reports saying the female suspect is a Laerskool Kollegepark employee. <div... See full details

  13. CBDs in Gauteng still tense, but some shops open

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Bustling with commuters on local and long-distance trips, Park Station was back to normal after the closure of some stores on Monday. With at least five people confirmed dead and 289 arrested since the outbreak of the Gauteng xenophobic violence, an uneasy, but tense, atmosphere has gripped Gauteng central business districts, with s... See full details

  14. ANCYL pushes Limpopo premier to release Tubatse land deal report

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    The land was allegedly sold to a private developer by the Greater Tubatse municipality for R8 million, only to be bought back by government for R116 million. The ANC Youth League is calling on Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha to release the findings of forensic investigations into the controversial R116 million Tubatse land deal in w... See full details

  15. Naked anger in TUT march against gender-based violence

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Tshwane University of Technology. Sivenkosi Majozi, a student marching naked, said she did not see the need to dress up as it did not stop rapists from violating women&rsquo;s bodies. <div class="single-con... See full details

  16. Chemical castration of rapists is no solution – experts

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    &lsquo;We incorrectly link sex with rape. The core violence is not around sex but violence, power and control,&rsquo; Women&rsquo;s Legal Centre advocate Bronwyn Pithey says. Gender relations experts have shared their frustration with the ANC Women&rsquo;s League again bringing up chemical castration as a solution to dealing with ra... See full details

  17. The death of capital punishment in SA

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    The Constitutional Court abolished the death sentence in 1995, with a unanimous landmark judgment penned by then-ConCourt president Arthur Chaskalson. Everyone has the right to life. That&rsquo;s the full text of chapter 2, section 11 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution &ndash; and the phrases &ldquo;capital punishment... See full details

  18. Calls for the death penalty intensify… but is it an option?

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    As a nationwide outcry over gender-based violence grows, calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty for perpetrators are multiplying. Despite increased calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty after a spate of killings of women, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola won&rsquo;t back it &ldquo;because... See full details

  19. Xenophobia panic grips schools

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Four learners trampled after kidnap scare sends parents rushing to collect children FOUR learners from a primary school in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, had to be treated for injuries and then rushed to hospital after they were trampled as parents feared that they&rsquo;d be attacked by retaliating foreigners. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style="height: 27.... See full details

  20. R650m hospitals’ security tender slammed

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    THE DA in Gauteng has slammed newly-elected Gauteng provincial Health MEC Bandile Masuku for claiming security companies are part of critical numbers of service providers who are providing non-negotiable services to the department. Masuku previously admitted that his department had spent almost R650 million on security c... See full details

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