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  1. Urgent need for funding boost, says protector

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    R884m required over three years to function adequately THE Office of the Public Protector has asked for additional funding, amounting to more than R884 million from the National Treasury for the next three financial years. The figure has been reduced from the R1 billion the institution requested to stay afloat ... See full details

  2. Eskom wants McKinsey and Trillian to pay back the money

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    The power utility says it is seeking to recover R1,5 billion ‘unlawfully’ paid to the companies since last year. Eskom has on Thursday, written letters to global consultancy firm Mckinsey and the Gupta-linked advisory group Trillian to pay back more than R1,5 billion paid out by the power utility to these companies between 2016 and 2017. This comes after in... See full details

  3. Hijackers hit new buildings

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    Ten properties in Germiston invaded THE GERMISTON CBD is the latest in Gauteng to be targeted by building hijackers after a group of tenants illegally occupied more than 10 flats and houses on Tuesday. They claim the owner failed to settle a R60 million municipal debt as their reason for occupying the residenti... See full details

  4. Shock over horror KZN family massacre

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    THERE has been an outpouring of anger and shock following the massacre of eight people including two grandmothers and six children in Ematimalo, Greytown, outside Pietermaritzburg. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.... See full details

  5. Cop and ‘hitman’ brother calm in court

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    First appearance for pair accused of double murder POLICE officer Thulani Wiseman Madida appeared unfazed alongside his alleged hired hitman and brother, Xolani Julius Madida, at the Germiston Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday. Thulani, 39, and Xolani, 37, made their first appearance in court for the alleged double murder of his s... See full details

  6. Rapist stepfather has life sentence cut to 20 years

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    THE man who raped, sexually abused and exposed his stepdaughter to pornography, received a lifeline when the high court in Pretoria overturned his life imprisonment sentence and replaced it with 20 years. The man &ldquo;orally raped&rdquo; the child &ndash; then aged about 8 &ndash; and the court found that while this was &ldquo;disgusting&r... See full details

  7. Another charge of unethical conduct against ethics head

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    Councillor accused of housing corruption THE chairperson of Ekurhuleni&rsquo;s ethics and integrity committee is embroiled in more damning housing corruption allegations &ndash; this time for allegedly selling city land improperly f &nbsp; <im... See full details

  8. Mop up the illegal pool of guns, Mr Mbalula

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    THE Las Vegas massacre is shocking proof that guns are made to kill, according to Ad&egrave;le Kirsten, the director of Gun Free South Africa. Gun violence was preventable, she said. Evidence from South Africa, and globally, showed that reducing access to guns through strong gun laws saved lives by reducing gun violence. As a result ... See full details

  9. Scant consolation for lifer who wins his case

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    Court ruled that the prisoner was entitled to be considered for parole in terms of the provisions of an earlier Act. A prisoner serving a life term for six counts of murder has obtained a legal victory on behalf of so-called lifers who committed crimes before the new Correctional Services Act came into effect, but he is unlikely to ... See full details

  10. Zwane backs Outa on Gupta mines case

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    He filed an affidavit in which he supported Outa&rsquo;s stance that the mines&rsquo; rehabilitation funds should be protected. Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has filed an affidavit which, in effect, supports the bid by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) to freeze the R1.75 billion rehabilitation funds of two coal... See full details

  11. Balaclava rapist nailed

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    Families, victims relieved as sex fiend gets 14 life terms, 185 years I was 14-years-old and in Grade 8 when he raped me VICTIMS of &ldquo;balaclava serial rapist&rdquo; Josias Mkansi have received justice following the harsh sentence that will see their tormentor spend the rest ... See full details

  12. Nehawu files charges against UJ in R30m fraud scandal

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    &nbsp;University accused of failing to act after two academics were fingered THERE is confusion over whether two senior University of Johannesburg (UJ) academics implicated in an alleged R30 million fraud scandal have seen the forensic report incriminating them. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers U... See full details

  13. City tightens noose on illegal construction

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    JOBURG builders who construct illegally without approved plans in place are set to be stopped in their tracks by municipal officials. City residents have complained over many years that builders and developers simply start building and then get their plans retrospectively approved, as the courts are ... See full details

  14. ‘We want a quick KPMG probe’

    Date: 04 Oct 2017
    THE Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) wants to quickly wrap up the investigation into the conduct of KPMG over its dealings with the Guptas. This comes as Irba also told Parliament that it wants to bring amendments to the National Assembly to impose stiff penalties on transgressing auditors. Yesterday, it ... See full details

  15. Sex-pervert dad’s life term reduced to 20 years

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    Judge says although it was accepted that oral rape was disgusting and traumatic for the child, it did not result in physical injuries. Two judges of the High Court in Pretoria have reduced the life sentence of a Lydenburg man who, for years, forced his young stepdaughter to re-enact scenes from pornographic movies with him, to 20 ye... See full details

  16. Bodyguards allegedly shoot each other

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    The bodyguards shot each other during a dispute.Two men believed to be bodyguards to Cyril Gwiji, chairperson of the municipal public accounts committee and the former speaker of the council, have shot each other in the Govan Mbeki Municipality of Mpumalanga, Ridge Times reports. One died on the spot earlier today, October 2. According to the police, the two were in their ... See full details

  17. Eskom suspends more execs over Trillian scandal – report

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    The executives&rsquo; suspensions have finally been confirmed by the parastatal. According to a report by EWN, Eskom has served suspension notices to three more&nbsp;decision makers at the parastatal in the w... See full details

  18. Triple taxi murder arrest

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    Cop allegedly hired hitmen to kill sister-in-law POLICE have arrested one of their own who is accused of hiring three hitmen to kill his brother&rsquo;s wife and the sister of the deceased in an ugly family inheritance feud over five minibus taxis. <i... See full details

  19. McBride case is postponed again

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    THE case against Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride was yet again postponed at the Pretoria Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday. McBride made his second appearance following allegations that he assaulted his daughter. The matter was postponed for further investigations. However, his attorney Jaco H... See full details

  20. Missing girl, 19, active on social media

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    THERE is confusion regarding the whereabouts of Puseletso Mashigo, 19, who was reported missing on September 22. Police spokesperson Captain Matthews Nkoadi said a search was under way for Mashigo. However, Nkoadi said she was suspected to be with her boyfriend. &ldquo;Puseletso Mashigo went missing over a week ago, apparently with her boyfriend. Her phone rings forever unanswer... See full details

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