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  1. Free State government warns of social media job scam

    Date: 23 Apr 2019
    A social media user has conned people out of as much as R8,000 each by claiming to be from the office of the premier. The Free State Provincial Government has warned members of the public not to fall victim to a social media scammer, who is promising people jobs in the provincial government in exchange for money and other favou... See full details

  2. Gordhan granted extension to respond to Mkhwebane’s ‘rogue unit’ probe

    Date: 23 Apr 2019
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is seen during a press briefing at the Public Prote... See full details

  3. Driver 11 times over legal limit

    Date: 23 Apr 2019
    A JOBURG motorist became the most drunk driver to be arrested in South Africa after being found 11 times over the legal limit at the weekend. The man was arrested on Saturday and released on the same day, and is expected to appear in court this week. His arrest happened while about 800 drivers were arrested in Gauteng during the East... See full details

  4. D-Day for Gordhan over Sars ‘rogue unit’

    Date: 23 Apr 2019
    All eyes on minister as public protector awaits his affidavit on haunting matter PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has until today to answer to allegations of his involvement in the establishment of a rogue unit at the SA Revenue Service (Sars). Last week, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ordered th... See full details

  5. Parents’ horrific abuse led to death of baby girl, 3

    Date: 23 Apr 2019
    LITTLE Nicole Smith was only three when she eventually died of a blow to her head inflicted by her mother. But by that time, she was emaciated and had more than 18 injuries across her body, including several cigarette burns. Her father Willem Smith, a Springs boilermaker, claimed he knew nothing of her injuries, as he was mostly at work. He ... See full details

  6. Condolences pour in for Pentecostal Holiness Church after tragic wall collapse

    Date: 20 Apr 2019
    Every one of KZN's 70 estuaries were photographed and the mouth status could be assessed monthly. This is a ... See full details

  7. Mystery over massive horn seizure

    Date: 20 Apr 2019
    Two men arrested in police operation near Hartbeespoort Dam SOUTH African private, state and provincial rhino owners and managers in favour of legalising the trade in rhino horn will likely be ‘furious’ about the arrest of two men allegedly involved in one of the biggest rhino horn trafficking cases yet rec... See full details

  8. How conman duped Cantona

    Date: 20 Apr 2019
    UK fugitive used many aliases, some tongue in cheek, across a number of continents COCO Chanel, Armani, Hugo Boss, Yves-saint Laurent, Jean-paul Gaultier and Virgin are mega brands. They were also targeted by UK conman and fugitive Brandon William Pyatt, who was in the dock in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for his second appearance after being arrested two weeks ago... See full details

  9. Passover service ends in tragedy after 13 killed in KZN church collapse

    Date: 19 Apr 2019
    Thirteen worshipers lost their lives when their church building collapsed Worshippers gathered for a Passover service on Thursday evening at a Penteco... See full details

  10. DA says Mboweni has quietly slipped ’emergency’ billions to Eskom ahead of elections

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The opposition accuses the ruling party of trying to downplay the true extent of the electricity crisis while election season is upon us. In a statement on Thursday, the DA said Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had, without much fanfare, handed parliament the details of a R17.652 billion &ldquo;emergency&rdquo; bailout of Eskom. <... See full details

  11. EFF women march to demand judges up their game on rape and abuse

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The party is concerned the judicial system only exacerbates the abuse of victims. Women from the Economic Freedom Fighters have demanded the retraining of judges to better handle rape and sexual abuse cases. I... See full details

  12. Nzimande clarifies the truth about hot cross buns and ‘blood in your alcoho

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The transport minister says no one should think they can use half-baked excuses to get away with drunken driving. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande on Thursday was keen to correct misconceptions created by a viral video that it&rsquo;s possible to fail a breathalyser test just by eating a hot cross bun. He also at one point ... See full details

  13. Bheki Cele expresses wish to disarm all private citizens in SA

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    The police minister believes only cops and soldiers should legally be using firearms. Speaking during an exercise in which he and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole oversaw the destruction of 30,039 firearms at Arcelor Mittal&rsquo;s plant in Vereeniging on Wednesday, Police Minister Bheki Cele said South Africa would be better off if only its armed forc... See full details

  14. Administrator appointed in Pietermaritzburg’s Msunduzi municipality

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Pietermaritzburg/Msunduzi City Hall. KZN MEC for Cogta Nomusa Dube-Ncube says the administrator is Sibusiso Sithole, who recently headed Prasa. <p... See full details

  15. Military helicopter crashes in Centurion

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Picture: Jacques Nelles. Two members of the military were reportedly seriously injured and airlifted to hospital.A helicopter from the South African military crashed near the R101 n... See full details

  16. Crumbs! Easter bun fools breathalysers

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    YOU&rsquo;RE a motorist and love your amagwinya or hot cross buns? Go ahead and gobble up without any fear of getting into trouble with the law. Traffic police have set standards to deal with foods that can give a false positive test on alcohol breathalysers. These include drinks and food containing ingredients s... See full details

  17. Furore over Ford break-ins

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Owners up in arms as thieves make easy work of picking locks of car-maker&rsquo;s vehicles FROM burning Kugas to easy access is the latest collision crisis between Ford Motor Company and clients reeling from having valuables stolen from their cars. Hundreds of Ford drivers have recently complained about losing ... See full details

  18. Spotlight on corporal discipline

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Schools safety indaba debates ban on teachers hitting learners THE recent scourge of violence in schools has prompted Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi to call on South Africans to openly discuss corporal punishment and the impact of its banishment. &ldquo;We fought against corporal punishment when we were ... See full details

  19. Fugitive wants to return to UK

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    A BRITISH fraudster and conman arrested in South Africa recently wants to return to his home country to be treated for cancer. Brandon William Pyatt appeared in court again yesterday after his arrest recently in connection with the theft of a Jeep from his former employer, Richard Simpson. Pyatt had used a number... See full details

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