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  1. Calls for the death penalty intensify… but is it an option?

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    As a nationwide outcry over gender-based violence grows, calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty for perpetrators are multiplying. Despite increased calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty after a spate of killings of women, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola won’t back it “because... See full details

  2. Xenophobia panic grips schools

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Four learners trampled after kidnap scare sends parents rushing to collect children FOUR learners from a primary school in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, had to be treated for injuries and then rushed to hospital after they were trampled as parents feared that they&rsquo;d be attacked by retaliating foreigners. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style="height: 27.... See full details

  3. R650m hospitals’ security tender slammed

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    THE DA in Gauteng has slammed newly-elected Gauteng provincial Health MEC Bandile Masuku for claiming security companies are part of critical numbers of service providers who are providing non-negotiable services to the department. Masuku previously admitted that his department had spent almost R650 million on security c... See full details

  4. Staff say office building shakes

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Ex-Bank of Lisbon workers claim new premises also defective ONE YEAR ago today, a fire broke out at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Joburg CBD, killing three firefighters who were struggling to douse the flames. Now, government employees who were relocated say they work in fear that the new structure they oc... See full details

  5. Protests as body of Sandisile Mona found

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    AS THOUSANDS of protesters, mostly women, descended on Cape Town city centre in protest against a spate of violent attacks on women and children, yet another body of a teenage girl was discovered in Plettenberg Bay yesterday. A passer by walking his dog in Ladywood had alerted police to the body of 17-year-old Sandisile Mon... See full details

  6. Victim’s aunt declares ‘war’

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    A FIGHTER and affectionate person who only knew the language of love united thousands of mourners from all walks of life at the University of Cape Town (UCT) yesterday. Uyinene Mrwetyana, fondly known as &ldquo;Nene&rdquo;, was remembered outside the Sarah Baartman Hall during a special memorial service. Mrwetyan... See full details

  7. Accused killer dad caught in suicide bid

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    THE father accused of killing four children in Wyebank on Tuesday was arrested yesterday while trying to take his own life. He is suspected of hanging three of his children and his stepchild. The bodies of his children &ndash; Sphesihle, 10, Khwezi, 6, and Kuhlekonke Mpungose, 4 &ndash; and his stepdaughter Ayakha Jiyane... See full details

  8. Cops to quell flare-ups – Cele

    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Over 4 200 jailed for life for crimes against women and children in the past four years POLICE Minister Bheki Cele has insisted that the police will contain the flare-ups of xenophobic attacks and work with communities. He said intelligence agencies were looking into the attacks an... See full details

  9. Gender violence secrecy

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    THE CULTURE of secrecy leads to the lack of awareness and very low resources to assist domestic abuse and gender-based violence victims. This is the view of Yvonne Wakefield, who launched her nonprofit company The Warrior Institute earlier this year. It provides a first of its kind free professional web-based service to ... See full details

  10. WOMEN CRY: SENZENI NA?

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    Outrage at ongoing gender-based violence WHILE parliamentarians held a Women&rsquo;s Day debate, hundreds of South African women recounted the horrors of abuse at the hands of men. Following the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, women took to social media and told how they had been abused by men, using h... See full details

  11. Violence claims 5 lives, 189 arrests

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    VIOLENCE continued to spread across Gauteng yesterday as police announced that 189 people were arrested and five killed since violent attacks and looting started on Sunday. Police Minister General Bheki Cele confirmed that five murders were reported since Sunday, two in Coronationville, two in Hillbrow and one near a hos... See full details

  12. Tiso, columnist face R15m lawsuit

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    POLITICS analyst Prince Mashele and the Tiso Blackstar Group are facing a R15 million lawsuit over a column published earlier this year. Billionaire Robert Gumede has served the media group and Mashele with a summons, indicating he&rsquo;s seeking R15 million over an opinion piece that he claims was defamatory. I... See full details

  13. Residents want hero’s killer caught

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    ANDREW Klein died a hero when he was murdered coming to the rescue of a young woman who was raped, allegedly by a group of men. Klapmuts residents in the Western Cape are now up in arms demanding justice for him and the woman, after no one was arrested for his murder a week after the incident. Klein, a resident o... See full details

  14. ‘Corruption can’t stop the NHI’

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    TWO former world leaders have backed the National Health Insurance (NHI), saying South Africa cannot afford not to have universal health coverage.&nbsp;<img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=546a6320-50a3-428f-960b-7bc111d15c89&scale=175&file=63222019090400000000... See full details

  15. RAF in perilous state, say officials

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    If we own furniture we notice that the sheriff comes in and attaches our assets Victor Songelwa RAF ACTING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER THE cash-strapped Road Accident Fund (RAF) yesterday painted a bleak picture of its finances, saying it had resorted to leasing furniture rather than buying it... See full details

  16. SABC is bankrupt and can’t pay, boss tells commission

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    THE SABC was broke, operated just to take care of its employees and had not paid some of its strategic suppliers for up to six months. That was according to Madoda Mxakwe, the SABC&rsquo;s chief executive, who yesterday laid bare the crisis plaguing the public broadcaster. Mxakwe told the commission of inquiry in... See full details

  17. Public Protector asked to probe municipality

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    THE DA in North West has asked the public protector&rsquo;s office to probe the Rustenburg Local Municipality for allegedly paying a Joburg-based law firm monthly payments of R1million while allegedly ignoring local law firms. Yesterday, the DA also asked the public protector&rsquo;s office to investigate allegations tha... See full details

  18. ‘IT’S AN EMERGENCY’

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    Widespread arson, looting and violence rock Joburg and Pretoria where foreigners are fearing for their lives We need to stop the disruption. We need to stop this looting&hellip; Bheki Cele POLICE MINISTER GAUTENG&rsquo;s main city centres in Joburg and Pretoria continued to be un... See full details

  19. Parents in fear after kidnapping

    Date: 04 Sep 2019
    TERRIFIED parents have asked the Department of Education to beef-up security at the primary school where a 6-year-old girl was abducted. Grade R pupil Amy-Lee de Jager was kidnapped from outside Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark yesterday morning after her mother had just dropped her off at the gate. Four m... See full details

  20. Five people now confirmed dead in Gauteng looting

    Date: 03 Sep 2019
    The government is calling for an end to the mayhem, but tensions continue to run high. Gauteng premier David Makhura confirmed on Tuesday that two people have died in a looting incident in Slovo Park near Coronationville. There have been five confirmed fatalities in Gauteng so far, according to Police Minister Bheki Cele. Th... See full details

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