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  1. Moyane turns to Cyril as judge slams his advocate

    Date: 03 Jul 2018
    Suspended SARS commisioner Tom Moyane. Picture: Jacques Nelles Retired justice Robert Nugent laid into Dali Mpofu for ‘abuse’ an... See full details

  2. Rhino poaching charges against alleged gang members to go ahead

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    The accused face more than 1 600 charges ranging from racketeering to illegally hunting rhino and dealing in rhino horn. An application by two alleged members of the so-called Groenewald rhino poaching gang to stop their prosecution pending the outcome of... See full details

  3. NPA hits back at rights group over Abrahams and Jiba

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    Freedom Under Law wants Shaun Abrahams and Nomgcobo Jiba to be charged with contempt of court. The NPA has hit back at Freedom Under Law (FUL) for threatening National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams and his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba with contempt of court proceedings. FUL had earlier issued a strongly worded state... See full details

  4. Velaphi Khumalo denies call for whites to be hacked to death is hate speech

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    The Human Rights Commission wants him to be fined R150k for calling for whites to be treated as Hitler treated the Jews. Gauteng department of sport and recreation employee Velaphi Khumalo appeared before the Equality Court sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg today to answer to charges of hate speech brought by the SA Human Ri... See full details

  5. Ex-top cop in dodgy tender

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    Deals over R100m approved by board FORMER top cop Mzwandile Petros has lost a contract worth millions of rand that the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) unlawfully awarded his forensic investigation and intelligence-gathering company, The iFirm. The agency sought the intervention of the North Gauteng H... See full details

  6. Owner describes killing of four lions as inhumane, cruel

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    THE poisoning of six lions at the Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park, north of Pretoria, has been described as cruel, inhumane and devastating. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionguid=6881d3a1-b2e3-4cef-a080-888faf918... See full details

  7. Terrorism, cybercrime top BRICS talks

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    CYBERCRIMES, terrorism, counter-terrorism, money laundering, human trafficking and transnational organised crimes were a major talking point yesterday before BRICS security ministers went into a closed meeting. Security ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met at Durban&rsquo;s Maharani Hotel for ... See full details

  8. Ex-con-turned-author claims he made R500k a month while in prison

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    &lsquo;Nongoloza&rsquo; is on a mission to raise awareness about the dangers of crime. It is an indisputable truth that crime doesn&rsquo;t pay, though that can sometimes appear a little more complicated. Former 28s prison gang leader Welcome &lsquo;Nongoloza&rsquo; Witbooi (37) is on a mission to urge the youth to steer cle... See full details

  9. De Lille judgment opens can of worms for DA

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    The party is now facing the prospect of several of its disciplinary decisions over the past three years being reviewed. The desperate attempts by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to see the back of Patricia De Lille could cost them dearly after their high court defeat against the Cape Town mayor last week during which the court ruled th... See full details

  10. Muti killer of 10-year-old girl loses appeal

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    Judges say murderer&rsquo;s own conflicting testimonies are admissible against him. A Soshanguve man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the gruesome muti murder and mutilation of a 10-year-old girl has lost his appeal against his conviction and sentence. A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria confirmed the convic... See full details

  11. 1.6 billion of alleged looting in the Eastern Cape

    Date: 02 Jul 2018
    The SA Treasury has released a series of damning reports detailing massive corruption on the part of companies including Sanral, CDC and IDT. Companies including Sanral, the Independent Development Trust (IDT) and the Coega Development Fund (CDC) have allegedly helped themselves to more than R1.6 billion, City Press has reported.</p... See full details

  12. R50bn tax hole cripples Moyane’s bid to stop inquiry

    Date: 30 Jun 2018
    SUSPENDED SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane&rsquo;s bid to halt an inquiry into tax administration and revenue collection faces a bleak prospect of success following damning evidence that the revenue authority lost almost R50 billion in uncollected taxes on his watch. Cecil Morden, the former chief director of economic tax an... See full details

  13. Cele vows to root out police ‘bribe culture’

    Date: 30 Jun 2018
    POLICE Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole have vowed to root out corruption within the police ranks. The pair launched an anticorruption strategy at the Tshwane police academy yesterday. Cele decried the level of corruption among people working in the public service, and said it had to stop now. Cele a... See full details

  14. Court ruling prohibits tit-for-tat police, Ipid investigations

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    The matter stems from Ipid investigating suspended Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane, after which the police started probing Ipid members. Police officers may not investigate cases about members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid... See full details

  15. Charges in Yende murder case withdrawn

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    State was unable to proceed due to lack of evidence, court told HEARTBREAK and distress engulfed the mother of murdered Eskom employee Thembisile Yende, after prosecutors conceded that lack of evidence had resulted in the provisional withdrawal of murder charges against accused David Ngwenya. Yesterday, in the ... See full details

  16. ‘Kill the Boer song increased farm murders’

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    THE more they continue to sing Kill the Boer or Dubula iBhunu (&ldquo;Shoot the Boer&rdquo;), the more farmers are brutally murdered. This was the firm reply by AfriForum deputy chief executive Ernst Roets when asked if there was a proven correlation between farm murders and hate speech or songs. Roets wrote the book Kill the Boer, w... See full details

  17. Rwandan ‘assassin’ takes deportation battle to ConCourt

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    A RWANDAN allegedly sent to South Africa to eliminate exiled opponents of the central African country&rsquo;s President Paul Kagame is taking his fight against his deportation to the Constitutional Court. Alex Ruta, formerly part of the civilian arm of the republican guards in Rwanda&rsquo;s National Security Services (N... See full details

  18. Probe clears Tshwane mayor of wrongdoing

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    His chief of staff lied about BTech degree prior to her appointment MAYOR Solly Msimanga&rsquo;s former chief of staff, Marietha Aucamp, lied about having a BTech degree prior to her appointment by the City of Tshwane. The report, which was released by municipal manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola, also cleared Msimanga of any wrongdoing.</... See full details

  19. MPs must choose Sars boss, says Pillay

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    FORMER acting commissioner of the SA Revenue Service (Sars), Ivan Pillay, has recommended that Parliament be given powers to appoint the new commissioner for the tax collector. Pillay said the new incumbent should be subjected to a thorough security vetting and report to either the president and finance minister, to be clarified and endorsed... See full details

  20. MPs to revisit law governing Ipid boss

    Date: 29 Jun 2018
    PARLIAMENT is tightening the law to prevent the minister of police from unilaterally suspending the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) without the approval of the House. Ipid and the civilian secretariat for police said yesterday that Parliament would oversee the decision to suspend the head ... See full details

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