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  1. Second suspect in dock over murder

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    A SECOND suspect has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and murder of Linda Matati. Matati, 23, went missing last year after attending a party with a friend in the south of Joburg. She left the party with alleged cash-intransit kingpin Thabo Happy Mosia. Her friend got a lift home with someone else. ... See full details

  2. SIU probe turns on Eskom bosses

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    Gupta-linked company implicated in report on maladministration AS PRESSURE mounts on President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, the Gupta empire continues to crumble. Yesterday, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) announced it was ready to pounce on Eskom bosses accu... See full details

  3. Shocking child murder figures in SA

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    WITH the shocking news of of the murder of four-year-old Shaynis Talla, who was found dumped in a drain in Eldorado Park last week, Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) says the killing of children can be prevented. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="ht... See full details

  4. Pupil cracks illegal power connections

    Date: 03 Oct 2017
    YOUNG scientists, through power parastatal Eskom, are tackling ill Illegal connections are a serious challenge for the power utility and municipalities, costing the power supplier and the country millions in lost revenue and increased repair and maintenance costs. But the monetary cost of connecting illegally to the power network is ... See full details

  5. Homes sold illegally for R100 without the knowledge of the owners

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    A 75-year-old man was thrown into prison nine years ago for trespassing in his own house. The heartbreak of watching the home that you have lived in for more than 30 years taken away from you is difficult to imagine. Even worse is being sent to prison for &ldquo;trespassing&rdquo; in your own home. For Steven Ngoepe, 75, of ... See full details

  6. #GuptaLeaks: The day a local reputation management firm said ‘enough’

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    Vuma was paid more than R800k by Oakbay for six months&rsquo; work. A South African corporate reputation management company owner declined to meet Atul Gupta at his Saxonwold home because she &ldquo;feared being photographed going into the home of the controversial businessman&rdquo;. This has emerged in the Gupta e-mails, w... See full details

  7. Farmer survives gunshot to the head … without brain damage

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    Doctors in Bloemfontein have called him the luckiest patient they&rsquo;ve ever treated. Sunday newspaper Rapport has detailed the extraordinary survival story of a farmer from Frankfort who was shot in the head during a farm attack in the Free State. The bullet reportedly entered his forehead above his right eye at a downwa... See full details

  8. Premier allegedly rapes young woman in front of bodyguards – report

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    A young woman was apparently brutalised shortly after stepping into the politician&rsquo;s office. A report in tabloid Sunday World alleges that an unnamed premier allegedly raped a young woman who was trying to apply for a job in his office. The woman, who was not named, reportedly dropped this bombshell while talking at an... See full details

  9. Standard Bank drags Bobby Motaung to court for R300K – report

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    The Kaizer Chiefs boss is allegedly ignoring financial institutions he owes money to. Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung&rsquo;s financial woes don&rsquo;t seem to be going away, with another paper reporting on Sunday that he stands to lose his petrol&nbsp;service&nbsp;business, allegedly due to bad debt. Sunday Sun has report... See full details

  10. Ramaphosa wants prosecution of ’email hackers’

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    The case has reportedly been escalated to the acting national police commissioner.In a report on Sunday, it was revealed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened a case following the alleged hacking of his emails in August. City Press has revealed that Ramaphosa laid criminal charges on Thursday, alleging illegal interception of his private emails. Two people&nbsp;... See full details

  11. Marikana’s killing fields

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    Assassins stalk mining town amid tribalism claims in Amcu MARIKANA is again degenerating into a death zone, with reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is at war with itself, as ethnic rivalry and a dispute over leadership turn into a bloodbath. &nbsp; <... See full details

  12. Teacher beats girl in another video

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    Probe launched to establish identity of school THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Basic Education is probing yet another video of what appears to be the administration of corporal punishment on school premises, which emerged at the weekend. The video, which is less than 20 seconds long, starts with a female teache... See full details

  13. Gun at school: dad still on the run

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    THE father of a Grade 2 pupil at Dalpark Primary School in Brakpan, who was found with a loaded gun in a classroom, is still on the run. Last week, The Star reported that a seven-year-old boy took the gun to school allegedly to shoot a &ldquo;bully&rdquo; he claimed had been tormenting him. The police confiscated... See full details

  14. Senior cops to probe Philippi killings

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    SENIOR detectives from the Western Cape&rsquo;s specialist unit will be probing last week&rsquo;s Philippi mass murders, according to police management. Brigadier Novela Potelwa, spokesperson for provincial police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula, said the unit, which includes intelligence operatives and the Tactical Response Team (TRT), would... See full details

  15. Mall of the South robbed again

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    THE robbery-prone Mall of the South was again hit by armed men at the weekend. This time, the MTN cellphone store was robbed. Since opening in 2015, there have been more than 10 recorded robberies at the mall. The latest incident happened yesterday morning. According to the mall&rsquo;s manager, Hester Smith, the MTN ... See full details

  16. Tight security as KZN ANC meet

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    Top six leaders holed up in Durban hotel with PEC THE ANC&rsquo;s top six leadership met the party&rsquo;s KwaZulu-Natal executive behind closed doors amid tight security after the party&rsquo;s national executive last week decided not to challenge a judgment which nullified the outcome of the last provincial conference. Doctor Pix... See full details

  17. Protector probes KZN contractors

    Date: 02 Oct 2017
    &nbsp; THE public protector is &ldquo;going after&rdquo; Umzimkhulu Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal over widespread allegations of corruption, which also may have led to the murder of at least one councillor. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating corruption allegations in the multimillion-rand upgrad... See full details

  18. UJ faces heat over alleged R30m fraud

    Date: 30 Sep 2017
    Cops flak over slowness to lay charges against accused pair PRESSURE is ratcheting up on the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to lay criminal charges against two of its senior managers accused of siphoning about R30 million from the institution. Yesterday, the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (... See full details

  19. Gupta firms’ 11th-hour reprieve

    Date: 30 Sep 2017
    THE 20 companies belonging to the controversial Gupta family received a temporary eleventh-hour reprieve when a judge yesterday ordered that the Bank of Baroda may not close its accounts for about another week. The bank was due to close the accounts of the Gupta-owned companies today, following an order a week ago in whi... See full details

  20. Prosecutors shun colleague for taking bribe

    Date: 30 Sep 2017
    THE NATIONAL Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has slammed one of its own after a senior prosecutor was found guilty of corruption. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.asp... See full details

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