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  • 29 March

    SAPS must be professional – News24

    SAPS must be professionalNews24SAPS members that have taken the initiative and have paid out of their own pockets to study and educate themselves on how to react in the appropriate manner in the daily situations they are faced with are not given the authority they deserve to … Source link

  • 29 March

    Exclusive: Dramatic new information on police chief’s spending – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Exclusive: Dramatic new information on police chief's spendingNews24Johannesburg – A police directorate affidavit, placed before the court this week, has revealed how acting police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane allegedly reduced his household and vehicle debt by millions of rands – in just five years.Phahlane …

  • 29 March

    Joburg mayor says meter reading, bill glitches are being fixed – Citizen

    Nation – Google News – Citizen Joburg mayor says meter reading, bill glitches are being fixedCitizenCity of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba during an interview at his office on September 07, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the newly elected mayor, Mashaba says he will end corruption and also ensure that …

  • 28 March

    SAPS: Massive manhunt after woman and children are attacked on smallholding outside Tzaneen – Letaba Herald

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    Letaba Herald SAPS: Massive manhunt after woman and children are attacked on smallholding outside TzaneenLetaba HeraldSAPS: Massive manhunt after woman and children are attacked on smallholding outside Tzaneen. The Police in Tzaneen have launched a massive manhunt for the suspects who attacked a family on a small holding outside Tzaneen …

  • 28 March

    Ahmed Kathrada, antiapartheid activist in South Africa, dies – SFGate

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    SFGateAhmed Kathrada, antiapartheid activist in South Africa, diesSFGateAhmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison, many of them alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela, for resisting the apartheid system of white minority rule in South Africa, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday. He was 87. The death was announced by Mr.Gentle giant Kathrada remembered in emotional tribute ceremonyNews24Remember 'Comrade

  • 28 March

    South Africa falls into economic turmoil as Zuma leaves finance officials in limbo – The Globe and Mail

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    Times LIVESouth Africa falls into economic turmoil as Zuma leaves finance officials in limboThe Globe and MailA power struggle at the highest levels of South Africa's government has pushed the country into economic turmoil, with its currency plummeting and its top finance officials in imminent threat of dismissal. President Jacob Zuma shocked the nation this ...Reshuffle Chronicles: Playing with matches, Zuma may start a fire he cannot controlDaily MaverickS.Africa's Gordhan breaks off roadshow, says he's still finance ministerNasdaqMalema

  • 28 March

    57 police officers killed during the 2016/2017 financial year – SAPS – News24

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    News24 57 police officers killed during the 2016/2017 financial year – SAPSNews24Cape Town – The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tuesday condemned the killing of police officers, saying 57 officers had died in the 2016/2017 financial year. Acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane said in a statement that the perpetrators … …

  • 28 March

    Appeal Court rules in favour of UFS language policy – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Appeal Court rules in favour of UFS language policyNews24Bloemfontein – The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the University of the Free State's new language policy. The UFS adopted a new language policy in March 2016, which replaces Afrikaans and English …

  • 28 March

    Rhodes Park survivor still tormented by voices of attackers – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Rhodes Park survivor still tormented by voices of attackersNews24The two women who survived the attack in Rhodes Park in 2015 being comforted by family and friends after the three men were found guilty. (Iavan Pijoos, News24). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures …

  • 28 March

    More munitions recovered in Randburg building basement – Times LIVE

    More munitions recovered in Randburg building basement

    Graeme Hosken | 2017-03-28 18:24:33.0

    Detectives were mum on the identity of owners of the storeroom and building.
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    Police from the Crimes Against the State unit have seized more hand grenades and explosives from storerooms in the basement of a Johannesburg building.

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    The new seizure was made after building renovators discovered an arms cache in the Randburg building on Monday.

    The building‚ which is part of a larger shopping complex with 12 flats‚ was sealed off by specialised police officers‚ including bomb disposal and forensic experts.

    On Monday police seized 60 homemade bombs‚ military issued mortar bombs‚ AK-47s‚ semi-automatic assault rifles‚ handguns and suspected suicide bomb vests.

    READ MORE: WATCH: Workers discover 60 grenades‚ AK-47s in Randburg shop

    The latest seizures are believed to have been made after officers discovered several more storerooms while searching another section of the basement.

    Detectives were on Tuesday mum on the identity of owners of the storeroom and building.

    Police spokesman‚ Captain Mavela Masondo‚ said that an inquiry had been opened.

    He said the current building owner had been questioned by detectives‚ "who have also interviewed a number of other people".

    "Our investigators are currently trying to track down the previous owner."

    He said the scene was still "active".

    "Today [Tuesday] officers recovered a large number hand grenades in another section of the basement. As well as hand grenades officers also recovered explosives."

    He declined to elaborate on what explosives had been found.

    "Once we have finished clearing the scene we will be able to comment further. At this point... our officers are still on the scene and are continuing to search the building."

    Masondo said that no suspect has been identified.

    The latest seizures are believed to have been made after officers discovered several more storerooms while searching another section of the basement. Photo: ALON SKUY

    The Times has learnt that detectives have discovered two other storerooms in the basement where the latest munitions were recovered.

    It's understood that the storerooms were heavily fortified and that it took police several hours to open them.

    A police source said that fears of the storerooms being booby-trapped led to specialised equipment being used to scan the rooms before they were opened.

    A policeman said the cache was huge.

    "Whoever was storing this had a sinister purpose for these weapons. Yes some are old and rusty‚ but others are well maintained‚ covered in protective wraps. Lots of these weapons are in good working order."

    The Times has learnt that among the latest munitions to be seized were two suspected suicide bomb vests‚ which another police source said were fitted with apparent detonator switches.

    Masondo said once the search was finished police would reveal the exact number and type of weapons recovered.

    - TMG Digital/The Times

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  • 28 March

    Gauteng premier joins anti-xenophobia march – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Gauteng premier joins anti-xenophobia marchNews24A march against xenophobia is currently underway in Johannesburg. Watch to see footage from the ground.WATCH. What To Read Next. item.title}. Related Links. Anti-xenophobia march to Union Buildings · Joburg anti-xenophobia march gets underway …On form Makhura slams Mashaba and …

  • 28 March

    Sex trap date costs Sandton man R190 000 – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Sex trap date costs Sandton man R190 000News24Johannesburg – A 54-year-old Sandton man was robbed of R190 000, allegedly by a woman who lured him on a sex date, Gauteng police said on Tuesday. He met her on an online dating site and they …

  • 28 March

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  • 28 March

    South Africa: Anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

    Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com …

  • 28 March

    Greenwood Park SAPS arrest illegal shebeen owner – Rising Sun Overport

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    Rising Sun Overport Greenwood Park SAPS arrest illegal shebeen ownerRising Sun OverportGreenwood Park SAPS recently arrested an illegal shebeen owner and confiscated alcohol worth about R8, 500 in his establishment, situated at the Briardene Informal Settlement. The station’s communications officer, W/O Leon Audh said, “The clamp down … Source link

  • 28 March

    Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss SA 2017

    As a young girl, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters would watch the Miss South Africa competition wishing with all her heart that one day too she would be able to walk on that stage just like those glamorous women she saw on television. That dream has now come true. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 21, was …

  • 28 March

    SAPS discover suicide vest, 60 grenades and AK-47s in possible foiled terror plot [video] – The South African

    SAPS discover suicide vest, 60 grenades and AK-47s in possible foiled terror plot The South AfricanThis evening news has emerged of multiple weapons, bombs, and even reportedly a suicide vest (strapped with explosives) being discovered by workers at a store in Randburg Gauteng. With the news starting to spread quickly, …

  • 27 March

    Ahmed Kathrada’s health condition deteriorates – Eyewitness News

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    Eyewitness NewsAhmed Kathrada's health condition deterioratesEyewitness NewsKathrada is said to have contracted pneumonia in both lungs after her was hospitalised earlier this month for surgery related to blood clotting on the brain. FILE: Anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson ...Stream of visitors to Kathrada's hospital bedNews24South Africa: Ahmed Kathrada in a Serious ConditionAllAfrica.comKathrada remains in a stable conditionSouth African Broadcasting CorporationDestinyConnectall 16 news articles »

  • 27 March

    Zuma Batters South Africa’s Credibility by Ordering Gordhan Home – Bloomberg

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    BloombergZuma Batters South Africa's Credibility by Ordering Gordhan HomeBloombergSouth African President Jacob Zuma's order for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to cancel an investor roadshow in London and the U.S. left the nation's credibility in tatters. The rand plunged more than any other major currency after Zuma, 74,