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  1. Afrikaans teachers union’s bank statements show ‘dubious’ payments

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    SAOU members have questioned the credibility of a probe that cleared top brass of wrongdoing, as it was instituted by those implicated in the alleged corruption. The extent of the alleged swindling in a Afrikaner teachers union is beginning to unravel, with information pointing to members’ fees splurged on luxury vehicles and ... See full details

  2. Slain Forest High pupil’s family denies knowledge of armed robbery charge

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    ‘If the prosecutor knew he was facing a charge of robbery, they were supposed to inform us,’ a family spokesperson said. The family of slain 16-year-old Forest High School pupil Daniel Bakwela denied having any information regarding the National Prosecution Authority’s (NPA) revelation last month that he had been f... See full details

  3. Outa has a plan to pay e-toll debts: more tax

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    All collections to date have merely serviced the administration costs, making it the most expensive tolling system in the world. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) say... See full details

  4. PIC did follow due process – Matjila

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    Former chief executive tells Mpati commission of political meddling FORMER Public Investment Corporation (PIC) chief executive Dan Matjila says the asset manager followed due process in transactions involving various companies including Lancaster and Sagarmatha. He says the PIC’s head of the internal audi... See full details

  5. Pressure on Pandor to fire Koloane over revelations

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    PRESSURE is mounting on International Relations and Co-operation Minister Naledi Pandor to recall and fire the ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, after his confession that he pushed for the illegal landing of the plane with the Gupta wedding guests at Waterkloof Air Base. Opposition parties are set to ramp up ... See full details

  6. Slain pupil’s brother suspended

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    School fears revenge, leaves Tanzanian family distraught THE older brother of the slain Forest Hill High School learner has been suspended from the school for fear that he might avenge his sibling’s murder. Aaron Bakwela, 17, who is in Grade 9 at the school, was allegedly suspended after he finished writi... See full details

  7. Journos’ phones allegedly bugged

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    INDEPENDENT Media investigative journalists have approached the Inspector-General of Intelligence’s (IGI) office asking for a probe into the alleged bugging of their cellphones and harassment from spies. Piet Rampedi and Mzilikazi wa Afrika say they recognised the harassment while working as investigative reporters... See full details

  8. Transnet locomotives deal details disputed

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    Major who ‘asked former chief of state protocol for a job’ expected at commission today ONLY two of several Transnet bosses – including former chief executive Brian Molefe and former chief financial officer Anoj Singh – have responded to the damning evidence of one of the state-owned logistics c... See full details

  9. SA set to fast-track border bill

    Date: 11 Jul 2019
    HOME Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill, which the government hopes to use to tackle porous borders, to be passed and signed into law. Delivering his budget vote yesterday, Motsoaledi decried the fact that the bill, which was passed in the National Assembly in 2017, was sti... See full details

  10. Transnet’s locomotive deal unpacked at Zondo commission

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Transnet's Acting Manager: Governance, Risk and Compliance Helen Walsh is... See full details

  11. AfriForum welcomes government’s prioritisation of farm attacks, murders

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Previous farm attack in the north of Pretoria. Photo for illustration. Photo: Ron Sibiya David Makhura says the provincial police commissioner assured tha... See full details

  12. Alleged wife killer Barkhuizen to face judgment

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
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  13. Sanity has eventually prevailed at NPA, Booysen says

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Former KZN Hawks boss General Johan Booysen is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture held in... See full details

  14. I lied over Gupta plane, too ashamed to face Zuma and others – Koloane

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Despite Bruce Koloane admitting he had lied and had used Zuma&rsquo;s name to get landing clearance for the Gupta wedding plane, his diplomatic posting seems secure. After his initial denials of ever invoking the names of the former president and two cabinet ministers to pressure SA Air Force officials to allow the illegal Waterkloo... See full details

  15. Fuel fraud at pumps puzzle

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Petrol station owner accused of collusion to switch octane ratings A COURT case involving alleged collusion by petrol station owners has opened a can of worms on how some motorists might have been duped at the fuel pumps. Sandile Sikhosana, owner of the Tembisa Convenience Centre &ndash; an Engen petrol station... See full details

  16. Ex-chief says he defended corporation

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    FORMER Public Investment Corporation (PIC) boss Dan Matjila says former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, his deputy, Sifiso Buthelezi, and others tried to capture the government asset manager, plunging it into a period of instability. He says he and other PIC executives had to defend the asset manager from a direct takeov... See full details

  17. Multiple rape trial ‘fraught with delays, postponements’

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    THE TRIAL against an Alexandra man, accused of raping five girls aged between 5 and 10 in one day, has been marred by postponements for the past three years. Child protection organisation Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) has been following the case since 2016. &ldquo;The case has been fraught with delays... See full details

  18. Relief as Booysen, co-accused are cleared of charges

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    FORMER KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major-General Johan Booysen yesterday welcomed the National Prosecuting Authority&rsquo;s (NPA) decision to withdraw the racketeering charges against him saying he felt &ldquo;vindicated&rdquo;. The charges were also withdrawn against the 27 other detectives from the Cato Manor Serious and... See full details

  19. Five held for attempting to bribe police officials to release suspected stolen vehicles

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    FIVE suspects have been arrested for attempting to bribe police officials to release suspected stolen vehicles, the Hawks said. The suspects were nabbed in Limpopo and North West on Friday. Eduardo Musoho, 33, and Raymond Mashishingwa Moshatane, 39, appeared in the Seshego Magistrate&rsquo;s Court on Monday, in a... See full details

  20. Widower’s plea for harshest sentence

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    THE DURBAN High Court heard an emotional plea from a retired Chatsworth school teacher &ndash; widowed by murder &ndash; for the maximum sentence for the killing and the robbery at their home in Silverglen. Loganathan Pillay, 71, yesterday spoke in aggravation of sentence about the slaying of his wife, Gonapathy, a retir... See full details

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