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  1. From Clifton to Chief Makanda beach

    Date: 30 Dec 2018
    IN fresh developments in the Clifton Fourth Beach saga, civic organisations have announced bold plans to have the beach renamed to Chief Makanda beach. The main group behind this, The Black People’s National Crisis Committee (BPNCC), staged a protest there yesterday and slaughtered a sheep to “cleanse” the beach of “evil spirits” and to put an end to racism... See full details

  2. MEDICS TAKE UP GUNS

    Date: 29 Dec 2018
    But experts say they will be bigger targets SOUTH African paramedics started carrying guns this week – to protect their own lives as they try save others. Early yesterday morning, two Cape Town medics were held up at gunpoint en route to the Melomed Hospital in Mitchells Plain with a code red patient in their ambulance when t... See full details

  3. Tampering outcry at OR airport

    Date: 29 Dec 2018
    Activist calls for urgent interventions as theft could harm tourist numbers TRANSPORT Minister Blade Ndzimande has asked his department to urgently look at complaints of bag tempering and theft at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. Scores of passengers have come forward saying they luggage was tampered ... See full details

  4. Restaurant group commended for tagging system

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    A LEADING restaurant group&rsquo;s new tried and tested tagging system to keep children safe this festive season has so far been such a success that the eatery may keep it permanently. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=a9bb5e6a-b3e1-4315-90ec-de020323097f&scale=257&file=65102018122800000000001001&regionKey=%2b8hOaaVlgwhfd4NFp8Y7C... See full details

  5. Blitz to restore stability in jails

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    CELLPHONES recovered during unannounced raids at correctional centres across the country will be taken in for further investigations. Yesterday, Deputy Justice and Correctional Services Minister Thabang Makwetla led the department&rsquo;s Emergency Support Team (EST) on a blitz at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre. <... See full details

  6. Ex-advocate Prinsloo fears returning to SA

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    DISGRACED former advocate Dirk Prinsloo, who served a 13-year jail term in Belarus, eastern Europe, said he feared returning home to face trial because &ldquo;no one can give him an objective and fair trial in South Africa&rdquo;. Police are working to have Prinsloo return to South Africa for trial. In a short on... See full details

  7. Old dagga bust holding you up?

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    Previously convicted users can now apply for an expungement NOW that the ownership of dagga is legal, many offenders already found guilty of possession are wondering if and how their criminal records can be scrapped. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=9d5d549d-cef4-441e-87e2-5069c95ac31a... See full details

  8. Arrests in ex-EFF man’s killing

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    Two men held, police are on the hunt for three more suspected accomplices GAUTENG police are on a manhunt for three men believed to have been part of a gang who murdered former EFF MPL Gladwin &ldquo;Parks&rdquo; Khaiyane and who also allegedly raped his female friend. Two of their alleged accomplices are behind bars, and due to make their next court appearance ... See full details

  9. SA’s 2018 commissions of inquiry in a nutshell

    Date: 28 Dec 2018
    Here are some of the commissions of inquiry set up by the president and what has been unravelled so far. There is nothing South Africans love more than a good old commission of inquiry &ndash; and 2018 definitely delivered its fair share of these. President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s interim administration &ndash; popularly dub... See full details

  10. Mandela and Mbeki were never captured by the Guptas – Jackson Mthembu

    Date: 27 Dec 2018
    ANC Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu. Photo: Supplied The ANC chief whip says the former president did not even know that &lsquo;one day these guys would capture the... See full details

  11. Foreign nationals try to stop cops from arresting a suspect

    Date: 27 Dec 2018
    &lsquo;What is his offence?&rsquo; they ask the cops. SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Thursday shared a video of a group of foreign nationals, said to be in Pretoria, trying to prevent police from arresting on of their brothers. In the video, police try to arrest the man, who is res... See full details

  12. Travel document confusion riles tourists with children

    Date: 27 Dec 2018
    An example copy of the South African unabridged birth certificate. Picture: Homecoming Revolution Home affairs insists an u... See full details

  13. Relevant stakeholders working hard to curb luggage break-ins – FlySafair

    Date: 26 Dec 2018
    People have been sharing stories of how their suitcases were broken into, while some have reported that their valuables were stolen. FlySafair has apologised to customers who have complained about their luggage being broken into at OR Tambo International Airport. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared on Tuesday that he h... See full details

  14. SA should be wary of IMF’s ‘seal of approval’, says critic

    Date: 26 Dec 2018
    President Cyril Ramaphosa receiving a courtesy call from Christine Lagarde, IMF's MD, who was in SA as part of IMF h... See full details

  15. Lerato Kganyago says ‘Afrikaans man’ strangled her, called her helper ‘ka***r’

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    Lerato Kganyago. Picture: Instagram The DJ says she has opened a case at the Honeydew police station. TV and radio personality Lerato Kganyago ... See full details

  16. Mayors’ guards trimmed

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    CO-OPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has told the country&rsquo;s 257 municipalities not to pay for more than two bodyguards for mayors and speakers of their councils. According to the determination of the upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of members of municipal counci... See full details

  17. Forensic probe in lodge death

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    A JOHANNESBURG family are facing the sad reality of spending Christmas without their beloved mother and daughter after a motorcycling trip through KwaZulu-Natal ended with her death at a famous mountain lodge at the top of Sani Pass in Lesotho. Sue Church, 40, was one of at least two bikers who collapsed in a shower in t... See full details

  18. No cheer for pained families

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    THERE will be no Christmas cheer this year in the homes of three families who are still waiting for justice after the murders of their children. The family of Miguel Louw, 10, whose body was found in bushes in Phoenix, Durban, said Christmas would bring sad memories for them. Miguel had been missing for about two... See full details

  19. Bank’s role in scam doesn’t seem on the money

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    THIS is something for an investigative journalist to follow up. In an article on December 18, Standard Bank claims to be the hero in detecting the UPS NCONNUPS scam. The facts are, however, that Standard Bank (and other banks, according to Hello Peter) knew about it for a long time. When I asked for the R... See full details

  20. Bid to arrest Prinsloo

    Date: 22 Dec 2018
    POLICE are working to have alleged paedophile Dirk Prinsloo returned to South Africa so he can face trial. &ldquo;There is a warrant out for his arrest, and we are engaging with the Belarus government with the assistance of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation,&rdquo; said police spokesperson Brigad... See full details

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