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  1. Sars illegal spy unit row deepens amid fallout

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    Public protector finds that unit was unconstitutional THE fallout over the illegal spy unit at the South African Revenue Services (Sars) deepened yesterday, with the Congress of the People (Cope) calling for the law to take its course. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style="height: 113.6e... See full details

  2. ‘Gupta fixer’ matter deferred

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    THE legal battle between Kubentheran Moodley, the former adviser of then mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane, and the Zondo Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture was referred to another judge to allow both parties to submit additional court documents. Yesterday, the two parties came to the South ... See full details

  3. Call to secure SABC bailout

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    PARLIAMENT has called on Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to continue talking to the SABC and the National Treasury to secure a R3.2-billion bailout for the public broadcaster. Ndabeni-Abrahams has been under pressure since it emerged she did not back the rescue package for the SABC. Earlier this y... See full details

  4. Opposition urge scrapping of e-tolls

    Date: 10 Jul 2019
    OPPOSITION parties have urged the government to scrap e-tolls &ndash; instead of working on reports to finalise the matter. This was after Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula told the House, during the debate on his budget vote yesterday, that a report would be submitted next month. He said there was already a task team, including national Treasury staff, working on the e-tolls... See full details

  5. Ex-protocol boss tells Zondo of ‘inaccuracies’ in Waterkloof Gupta landing report

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    Former chief of protocol Bruce Koloane is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in J... See full details

  6. Inquiry to do battle with ‘Gupta fixer’

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    THE Zondo Commission is this morning set to fight off a legal bid by Kubentheran (Kuben) Moodley, the man who has been described in some circles as a &ldquo;Gupta fixer&rdquo;, and who was once adviser to former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane. The two parties are set for a legal showdown in the Gauteng High C... See full details

  7. Beatings, inhumane conditions at police station

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    PHYSICAL assaults and stabbings allegedly perpetrated by police officers, people sleeping on human excrement and inmates being denied life-saving chronic medication. These are the alleged &ldquo;inhumane and hazardous&rdquo; conditions that inmates awaiting deportation said they had to contend with at Pretoria Central police station after be... See full details

  8. Decision due by tomorrow

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    THE ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it will make its final decision on suspended eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, known by tomorrow when her leave comes to an end. This comes as all indications show that she is set to return to her post tomorrow, when the 30 days&rsquo; leave she was placed on ends. Gumede was suspended by her... See full details

  9. Turning up the heat with fresh corruption probes

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    Inquiries to focus on arms maker as well as departments of Justice and Water and Sanitation THE bursary awarded to former North West premier and current tourism parliamentary committee chairperson Supra Mahumapelo&rsquo;s son is among the alleged irregularities that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating at state arms manufacturer Denel. <span id="artObjectWrap"... See full details

  10. Koloane denies all guilt in Gupta landing

    Date: 09 Jul 2019
    BRUCE Koloane &ndash; the South African Ambassador to the Netherlands &ndash; has rebutted allegations that former president Jacob Zuma allowed the Guptas&rsquo; wedding guests to land at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013. Koloane was reacting to allegations made at the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of... See full details

  11. I was violated for five years for exposing ‘rogue unit’ – Piet Rampedi

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Picture: Neil McCartney The former Sunday Times journalist accuses several of his former colleagues of being involved in a cover-up drive... See full details

  12. Limpopo initiation school conflict continues

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Government filed an urgent court application to the Limpopo High Court to nullify 53 illegal Koma schools in the province. After losing a court battle to shut down 53 illegal initiation schools last week, the Limpopo department of cooperative governance, housing and traditional affairs graduated initiates from 329 Koma schools at th... See full details

  13. Mom wants R5m from Gauteng health after raising ‘swapped son’

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    A family was thrown into disarray after it emerged that babies must have been swapped in hospital 20 years ago. What was once a bundle of joy became a source of despair for a Gauteng mother, who discover... See full details

  14. PA at VBS once allegedly drew R6.5m in cash amid ‘looting’ of R37m – report

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    The chairman&rsquo;s assistant and her company are now being pursued for what liquidators reportedly allege is yet another fraud in the R1.5bn scandal. A report in Sunday World has thrown new light on the ongoing VBS Mutual Bank... See full details

  15. ‘Maserati millions’: How former SAA air stewardess reportedly hit it big

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu after buying a Maserati. Image: Facebook The military is looking into how the wife of a top major general in the SAND... See full details

  16. Mom fights ‘inept’ NPA

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Justice for mentally challenged daughter cost R675 000 THE NATIONAL Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is inept to prosecute sexual abuse crimes affecting minors and the mentally challenged, a travesty of justice for victims of these heinous acts. This was the contention of both an experienced forensic child psycholog... See full details

  17. Diepsloot taxi drivers, passengers robbed at gunpoint

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    CRIMINALS have found a pot of gold in the form of commuters who board taxis from Marabastad to Diepsloot. In recent weeks, Diepsloot taxi drivers and passengers have been robbed by criminals posing as passengers at gunpoint. The criminals work in groups, according to taxi drivers. They ask to be dropped off along the way... See full details

  18. Gordhan ‘to ask court to stop action against him’

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Interdict against Ramaphosa would enable him to seek review of Mkhwebane&rsquo;s findings PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to file an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to interdict President Cyril Ramaphosa from implementing the remedial action of Public Protector Busi... See full details

  19. All eyes on Gumede

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    THE ANC has remained silent on the anticipated return to office of embattled eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, whose 30 days leave is ending. The mayor is set for a triumphant return to the city hall on Wednesday morning and the eyebrow raising return is anticipated by both her supporters inside and outside the municipalit... See full details

  20. DA accuses council of VBS report cover-up

    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    THE DA in Gauteng has accused the West Rand district municipality of hiding a forensic report into more than R80 million invested with VBS Mutual Bank. DA member of the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) Ina Cilliers made the claim after the municipality denied her access to the forensic report following her p... See full details

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