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  1. Arrest of 15 in ‘car scam’ hailed

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    TRANSPORT Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the arrest of 15 people allegedly involved in introducing illegally imported cars onto South Africa’s roads. Members of the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s National Traffic Anti-corruption Unit, the Special Investigating Unit and other law enforcement agenc... See full details

  2. Anger at fire engine shortage

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    IF THERE happened to be a serious fire in Kensington, the nearest fire engine would have to be dispatched from either Randburg or Brixton, a journey that would take at least 30 minutes. Yesterday, the Joburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba said that there are seven operational fire engines in the City, as emergency services struggle to cope w... See full details

  3. Undercover 'grey' cars probe

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    After being released from the Durban harbour, vehicles are taken to various warehouses in the city AFTER being tipped off by a man who had previously bought a “grey” car, the Saturday Star’s sister newspaper, the Independent on Saturday, went undercover to investigate how these cars made it on... See full details

  4. Rohde wants to hand le business

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    Kids could suffer financially as he is unable to provide while jailed CONVICTED murderer Jason Rohde will urgently apply for bail next week so that he can deal with a hostile business partner who is a threat to the financial security of his daughters. “I respectfully submit that in the interests of justic... See full details

  5. City officers’ rules tough on beards, tattoos

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    YOU can’t be a law enforcement officer in Cape Town with a beard, funky moustache or visible tattoos. In the wake of Major Fatima Isaacs, a Muslim member of the Sandf, facing disciplinary action for wearing her headscarf, a directive has been circulated to City of Cape Town law enforcement officers, reminding them ... See full details

  6. Ipid rapped on knuckles over budget

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    THE Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has come under fire from Parliament for spending the bulk of its R315 million budget to pay salaries instead of running its operations. This was after Ipid told MPS that in its budget of R315m for the 2018/19 financial year, R212m went to the salaries of its employe... See full details

  7. Gordhan issue peaks

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    Public protector gives president 30 days to act against public enterprises minister THE impasse between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is heating up as the chapter nine institution leader has given President Cyril Ramaphosa just 30 days to take action against Gordhan. This, she sa... See full details

  8. Ivan Pillay was ‘privileged’ to head Sars with ‘zero qualifications’ – Shivambu

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    Former SARS official Ivan Pillay is seen in the Pretoria magistrates Court, 9 April 2018. Picture: Jacques Nelles <h2 class="single-excerpt... See full details

  9. Ramaphosa tasks Mbalula, Mboweni and Makhura to find solution to e-tolls

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the keynote address at the inaugural 4th Industrial R... See full details

  10. Mboweni’s e-toll twar shows e-tolls are here to stay, warns DA

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    The opposition in Gauteng says they will declare an intergovernmental dispute in August if the gantries stay on. The DA said in a statement on Saturday that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni&rsquo;s Twitter outburst attacking Gauteng Premier David Makhura&rsquo;s comments during his State of the Province Address about e-tolls had confir... See full details

  11. Suspended CFO interdicts MEC from tabling damning report

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    Lydia Mahloko denies any guilt and says the report is flawed, but the DA in the Northern Cape insists that the findings show many instances of wrongdoing. Suspended chief financial officer (CFO) of the Sol Plaatje municipality Lydia Mahloko has interdicted the Northern Cape&rsquo;s local government executive committee member (MEC) f... See full details

  12. City of Cape Town gets flak over poverty bylaw

    Date: 06 Jul 2019
    Cape Town mayoral committee member (MMC) JP Smith. Cape Town is the only city that has a bylaw that leads to homeless people being fined for sleeping on pavements or erecting illegal stru... See full details

  13. Tshwane set to appeal Memela’s reinstatement

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    The Tshwane city hall Nontobeko Memela, who earns R1.8 million per annum, has been on suspension with full pay for over six months. The Tshwane metro is set to appeal the ... See full details

  14. Malema still faces prosecution under Trespass Act

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius M... See full details

  15. Guptas ‘breached national security’

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    Landing of wedding party at Waterkloof Air Base hurt the SANDF TWO OF South Africa&rsquo;s top military generals have described the landing of a chartered aircraft with more than 200 Gupta wedding guests aboard at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013 as a national security breach. Retired Lieutenant-Gene... See full details

  16. Illegal housing crackdown

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    New homes in parts of Lenasia fail to meet building compliance requirements ILLEGALLY occupied houses built on state land in various parts of Lenasia do not meet any requirements of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC). The council, accompanied by members of the Johannesburg metro police depa... See full details

  17. 5 suspects arrested ‘on way to robbery’

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    FIVE suspects, including two policemen, arrested on suspicion that they were on their way to rob a Chinese businessman have appeared in the Bellville Magistrate&rsquo;s Court. The two policemen also stand accused of stealing police vehicles and their charges were elevated to schedule 5 offences in terms of the Criminal P... See full details

  18. Judge grants Mkhize interdict

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    KWAZULU-NATAL government director-general Nonhlanhla Mkhize has successfully interdicted Premier Sihle Zikalala from taking disciplinary action against her. This follows the recommendation to do so by the Office of the Public Protector. The adverse ruling against Mkhize came after Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane ruled on May 24 that the director-general was responsi... See full details

  19. Malema fails in bid to nullify law

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    EFF LEADER Julius Malema faces the daunting task of convincing the Constitutional Court that the Riotous Assemblies (RA) Act is unlawful and unconstitutional. Yesterday, a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria told Malema that not all laws enacted during apartheid South Africa were unconstitutional. Male... See full details

  20. New bill to regulate, curb tender fraud

    Date: 05 Jul 2019
    THE government is clamping down on tender fraud and corruption worth billions of rand by introducing a law that will regulate tenders. Director-general in the National Treasury Dondo Mogajane told MPs yesterday the Public Procurement Bill was now before Cabinet. He said once the Cabinet had gone through it, it wo... See full details

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