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  1. MCBRIDE TAKES ON BIG GUNS

    Date: 01 Mar 2019
    He refuses to accept marching orders THE fight for control of the police watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) appears far from over, after its former head Robert McBride accused ANC parliamentarians of being politically influenced and biased. McBride argued that the decision by Parliamen... See full details

  2. Dumped baby’s dad wants her

    Date: 01 Mar 2019
    A DURBAN man who says he is the biological father of the baby who was dumped in a stormwater drain two weeks ago says he wants the child to live with him. The 44-year-old man, who spoke to reporters yesterday, said he had an affair with the baby’s mother. The mother, who is not being named to protect the id... See full details

  3. Protector, Mboweni spat goes on

    Date: 01 Mar 2019
    ZoomBookmarkSharePrint<a class="button b-listen" href="http://thestar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/showarticle.aspx?article=b3881ae8-f3a9-4913-8e64-f657d95ec7f7&key=rz8uT68xDixOlYO8zwHFgA%3d%... See full details

  4. Zuma ignored allegations of Gupta meddling, say former ministers

    Date: 01 Mar 2019
    TWO ANC leaders who served in former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s cabinet yesterday recounted how he kept mum when allegations of the influence of the controversial Gupta family over him were first revealed by Fikile Mbalula. Former minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel and former communications minister Siphiwe Nyand... See full details

  5. Mabuza not the man to fix Eskom crisis, warns DA

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    The opposition has warned that the parastatal&rsquo;s finances are even worse than previously thought, with R337bn of the R350bn in government guarantees already spent. In a statement on Thursday, the DA said it would be submitting an application to gain access to what was said by a cabinet committee on turning around Eskom&rsquo;s ... See full details

  6. How bigwig officials bullied Glencore to sell Optimum mine

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    Optimum coal mine. Former minerals minister Mosebenzi Zwane and Gupta associate Salim Essa &lsquo;met the Glencore CEO in Zurich to persuade him to sell the mine&rsquo;. A mineral resour... See full details

  7. Limpopo racks up R15bn in graft over five years – DA

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    The ANC in the province denies the claims, saying &lsquo;those living in glass houses shouldn&rsquo;t throw stones&rsquo;. Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha and his predecessor Cassel Mathale belong in &ldquo;the same WhatsApp group&rdquo; according to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province, which alleges graft under the new pre... See full details

  8. Pastor’s miracle man ‘in hiding’

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    Co-workers fear for their lives, says employer THE fear of controversial &ldquo;resurrection&rdquo; pastor Alph Lukau has allegedly driven three co-workers of Brighton Moyo, the church &ldquo;miracle&rdquo; man, to go into hiding. Lukau, of Alleluia Ministries International (AMI), gained infamy this week after ... See full details

  9. Wife-killer’s sentencing raises concerns over femicide rate in SA

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    FEMICIDE in South Africa is more than a crisis. Society is yet to wake up to how dire the situation is. This was the reaction of women&rsquo;s rights advocacy organisation Ilitha Labantu after the sentencing of former property mogul and convicted wifekiller Jason Rohde. &ldquo;Femicide is definitely a huge proble... See full details

  10. PIC mass resignations ‘a ploy’

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    Board member allegedly at centre of patronage network has history of actioning letters without due process SIBUSISIWE Zulu, a board member at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) who has been implicated in corruption and nepotism scandals at the institution, was the mastermind behind the en masse resignations that h... See full details

  11. Article rank 28 Feb 2019 The Star Early Edition BALDWIN NDABA baldwin.ndaba@inl.co.za ‘Scrutinise NPA prosecutors’

    Date: 28 Feb 2019
    THE Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) has asked the Mokgoro Inquiry to conduct a stringent test when deciding the future of suspended top prosecutors, advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Casac was one of the civil society organisati... See full details

  12. Gungubele link to PIC dirty wars

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    Deputy minister leads underhand bid to grab back R4.3bn invested by PIC in tech company EXPLOSIVE and shocking details have emerged of alleged collusion between the Public Investment Corporation and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to underhandedly recover the R4.3 billion the PIC invested in t... See full details

  13. ‘Miracle’ pastor faces fresh storm

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    CONTROVERSIAL &ldquo;resurrection&rdquo; pastor Alph Lukau&rsquo;s payment to Joburg for the exclusive use of a VIP police escort has drawn the ire of the Gauteng government, which has accused the city of auctioning service delivery to the highest bidder. An enraged Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane sa... See full details

  14. Organs of the state ‘ignore’ protector

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has revealed that she is sitting with more than 50 cases of state organs not implementing her recommendations. And tomorrow she plans to name and shame the state organs that are snubbing her. Her office yesterday reiterated that her remedial action was binding, as affirmed by the Constitutional Cou... See full details

  15. Witness rules out crash link to robbery

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    THE witness to a horrific head-on collision between a Putco bus and an SBV cash-in-transit van, which left five dead on the scene, has dispelled speculation of a possible heist. According to Tshwane metro police department spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, the witness was driving behind the SBV vehicle. He said the va... See full details

  16. Witness rules out crash link to robbery

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    THE witness to a horrific head-on collision between a Putco bus and an SBV cash-in-transit van, which left five dead on the scene, has dispelled speculation of a possible heist. According to Tshwane metro police department spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, the witness was driving behind the SBV vehicle. He said the va... See full details

  17. Letters a ‘nail in coffin’ for McBride

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    For me it&rsquo;s clear. There was a contract, it expired and the minister has a right not to renewManzoor Shaik Emam NFP NEC member PARLIAMENT will today decide the fate of Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride after spending days deliberating on his future. <... See full details

  18. How Gupta-owned firm secured Eskom coal deal

    Date: 27 Feb 2019
    Awarded multibillion-rand contract despite red flags over company&rsquo;s financial viability THE Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture has heard how Gupta-owned Tegeta was given a multibillion-rand coal contract by Eskom despite red flags over the company&rsquo;s financial viability and the quality of coal it provided to the powe... See full details

  19. Five teen pupils arrested for alleged murder of Thoriso Themane

    Date: 26 Feb 2019
    Picture: Stock image The victim was apparently arguing with a group of pupils who were at the school over the weekend. The murder of a 27-year-old man,&nbsp;Thoriso Th... See full details

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