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  • 24 April

    ANN7 TV Live Stream

    Africa News Network7 (ANN7) is South Africa’s newest 24-hour news channel focusing on constructive, nation-building stories in the interests of building a culture of unity and pride in SA. For more information visit our website : http://www.ann7.com/ source

  • 24 April

    SAPS warn owners of home negligence – Rising Sun Chatsworth

    SAPS warn owners of home negligenceRising Sun ChatsworthBrighton Beach SAPS who conducted vehicle and foot patrols over the last few days within the Brighton Beach Policing precinct highlighted the negligence of home owners and are urging them to effectively utilise security features for their homes to … Source link

  • 24 April

    Watch : Leopard attacks a girl in South Africa

    Leopard attacks a girl in South Africa. Watch complete news story of News @ 12:00 PM for getting the detailed news updates! Zee News always stay ahead in bringing current affairs from all the valley of National interest, Politics, Entertainment, Sports and International happenings. We take you to the depth …

  • 24 April

    Tongaat SAPS spread Easter cheer – Phoenix Sun

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    Phoenix Sun Tongaat SAPS spread Easter cheerPhoenix SunTongaat SAPS communications officer, W/O Manisha Maharaj-Marie, said the purpose of the visit was to recognise, show love and let the children know that SAPS and trauma members are there to help them as well as to build a relationship with these … Source …

  • 24 April

    EOBTV: 2017 Arnold Classic South Africa (Brazil) prejudging and awards

    EOBTV: 2017 Arnold Classic South Africa (Brazil) Lukas Osladil wins. Prejudging and Awards! Get the full results on http://www.evolutionofbodybuilding.net More bodybuilding news and features on http://www.evolutionofbodybuilding.net Find us on Instagram – @evolutionofbodybuilding Find us on Twitter – @evbodybuilding For advertising send a email to http://www.evolutionofbodybuilding@gmail.com source

  • 24 April

    ‘Money’s passed round in envelopes’: Ramaphosa takes on Zuma, Guptas – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 'Money's passed round in envelopes': Ramaphosa takes on Zuma, GuptasNews24ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas in a fiery speech. Speaking yesterday at the South African Communist Party's Chris Hani Memorial Lecture at the Babs Madlakane …

  • 24 April

    Job and business fairs | Supt. Cabamongan | South Africa (Weekend News Rewind)

    – Malawakang job at business fairs, bubuksan ng DOLE sa May 1 – Opisyal ng PNP na si Supt. Lito Cabamongan na nahuli sa drug raid, pansamantalang nakalaya For more videos: http://www.untvweb.com/video/ For News Update, visit: http://www.untvweb.com/news/ Check out our official social media accounts: http://www.facebook.com/UNTVNewsRescue http://www.twitter.com/untvnewsrescue https://www.youtube.com/UNTVNewsandRescue Instagram account – …

  • 24 April

    Masses attend It’s Time pray meeting outside Bloemfontein

    The world renowned Evangelist Angus Buchan says he has put his trust in God to lead South Africa through a time of crisis. An estimated one million people are expected to attend the Its Time Prayer Day just outside Bloemfontein in the Free State. Buchan says the gathering was not …

  • 23 April

    House of Car(d)s: Kgomotso Phahlane, the man who could have saved SAPS – Daily Maverick

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    Daily Maverick House of Car(d)s: Kgomotso Phahlane, the man who could have saved SAPSDaily MaverickWhen Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane was appointed acting National Commissioner of SAPS in October 2015 after the suspension of Riah Phiyega he was the rare career policeman to hold the key position. Many who have previously dealt …

  • 23 April

    How can an office protected by 24 hour SAPS guard be thieved from – Business Day (registration)

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    Business Day (registration) How can an office protected by 24 hour SAPS guard be thieved fromBusiness Day (registration)“We encourage the SAPS to investigate this matter urgently. It is appalling that to-date not a single person has been arrested for the death threats and break-ins at homes of the SABC 8‚ …

  • 23 April

    Lim SAPS crack down on drugs in the province – Bosveld Review

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    Bosveld Review Lim SAPS crack down on drugs in the provinceBosveld ReviewThe police in Limpopo have made a concerted effort to continue the fight against crime in the province. 19 mins ago. Limpopo SAPS members before a joint operation. Photo: Lim SAPS. LIMPOPO- A recent joint operation focused on crime …

  • 23 April

    Ntlemeza can still be removed by Mbalula through a suspension from the SAPS – Business Day (registration)

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    Business Day (registration) Ntlemeza can still be removed by Mbalula through a suspension from the SAPSBusiness Day (registration)DA spokesman on police matter Zakhele Mbhele said on Sunday that Mbalula could provisionally suspend Ntlemeza pending an inquiry into his fitness to hold office in terms of section 17DA(2) of the SAPS …

  • 23 April

    Alleged Human Trafficking: Nigerian Pastor Docked In South Africa

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  • 23 April

    Not another cent for Nkandla, says DA – Independent Online

    Cape Town – Not another cent of South African taxpayers’ money must be spent "for the benefit of one man", Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.

    The DA rejected any new or further upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla homestead "regardless of how they are described or categorised by national government".

    "It is shameful that a man who has single-handedly plunged our country into 'junk status' should live in palace of luxury, built and maintained with the people’s money. If Jacob Zuma wants refurbishments and upgrades he must pay for it out of his own pocket," Maimane said.

    DA Leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips

    The presidency was quick out of the blocks on Sunday morning to defend Zuma and “muddy the waters” by claiming in a statement that “there are no renovations of the private houses at the president's residence at Nkandla currently and no government department has indicated any proposal for renovations”, he said.

    "This response is simply inadequate. The president must reject any and all future upgrades at Nkandla that uses public money – no matter how they are described or categorised. The South African people cannot be burdened with paying for any more upgrades, refurbishments, or extensions at Zuma’s palace of corruption.

    "The DA will continue in our efforts to remove Jacob Zuma from office so that the assault on our country, our Constitution, and the public’s money is stopped, once and for all," Maimane said.

    Earlier on Sunday, the presidency flatly denied media reports of further renovations at taxpayers’ expense to Zuma's private homestead at Nkandla in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

    “The presidency has noted with concern a report in the Sunday Times newspaper about alleged plans by the department of public works to renovate certain aspects of the president’s Nkandla residence,” the presidency said in a statement.

    Zuma wished to confirm and emphasise that there were no renovations of the private houses at his residence at Nkandla currently and no government department had indicated any proposal for renovations.

    “We also wish to underscore that no government department, including the department of public works, will be permitted to renovate any of the president’s private houses in Nkandla,” the presidency said.

    The Sunday Times reported that government was gearing up to lavish more taxpayer funds on Zuma’s controversial Nkandla homestead, which had already been upgraded at a cost to the country of R246 million.

    “Undeterred by the public outcry and a finding by the Constitutional Court that Zuma had failed to uphold the Constitution when it came to the money spent on his private home, the department of public works this week confirmed a new round of work was in the offing.

    It said processes were under way to refurbish the property – in some cases significantly – to repair shoddy workmanship and, once again, to address security concerns,” the newspaper reported.

    While the assessment was not complete, the cost of additional upgrades and repairs could run into millions of rand and could even involve rebuilding some of the houses on the property, it said.

    Public works chief director for legal services Barnie Ntlou reportedly told the Sunday Times in writing this week that “the process has just started” to have parts of the homestead repaired and that officials had already visited the homestead.

    In a series of follow-up phone calls to confirm this, Ntlou reiterated the work would definitely go ahead. “We are forced to do that. We can’t allow a presidential residence to be dilapidated,” he reportedly said.

    Asked via SMS whether he had received a briefing about future upgrades to the homestead, newly appointed Police Minister Fikile Mbalula replied: “Yes.” In response to a follow-up question about the nature of the work, Mbalula referred the Sunday Times to the presidency.

    Former public protector Thuli Madonsela found in her report on the Nkandla scandal that the questionable publicly funded upgrades to the property included a guesthouse and two private residences, a swimming pool, a visitors centre, a cattle kraal and chicken run, a helipad, and secret tunnels and underground bunkers, the Sunday times reported.

    In March 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma failed to uphold, defend, and respect the Constitution after ignoring Madonsela’s recommendations that he pay back some of the money spent on upgrading his home.

    The Treasury set the amount he was liable to pay back at R7.8 million – and the presidency said Zuma took out a loan from VBS Mutual Bank to do so, the newspaper reported.

  • 23 April

    ANC speaks out after journalist threatened – Independent Online

    South Africa - The African National Congress (ANC) issued a statement condemning what it calls "a climate of intimidation steadily encroaching into South Africa's body politic".

    The statement came following a Sunday Times article stating that they have received information that the life of Mzilikazi wa Afrika, one of the publication's investigative journalist, could be in danger because of his reporting on the lucrative tenders Eskom has awarded to Impulse International. Wa Afrika also reported that Impulse donated R1.7-million to the ANC for its birthday bash in January.

    According to the article, wa Africa was told his home was being watched and a possible smear campaign would be orchestrated against him. Sunday Times editor Bongani Siqoko said that they had decided to inform readers about this because they are deeply concerned about the matter.

    Wa Afrika has reportedly signed an affidavit detailing the threats and the results of an investigation into the identities of some of the people behind them. He and his family has also been provided security protection by the media group as a safety precaution.

    "In recent months, there have been increasing reports of political leaders, activists and journalists who have come forward with claims that they have been intimidated by certain elements owing to their positions of beliefs. Some claim to even have received threats on their lives," the statement read.

    "The ANC considers these threats in a very serious light and calls on those who have been threatened to report such to law enforcement authorities who must verify these claims and investigate. Such behavior is an antitheses to the health and pluralistic society we seek to build where the contestation of ideas thrives.

    "Freedom of conscience and association are inalienable rights granted to all under the Constitution. South African history is littered with violence and media suppression. Political intolerance would take South Africa back to a painful past that should not be repeated.

    "Threats made against individuals because of their political or ideological beliefs is indicative of intellectual and moral bankruptcy. Those who plot in dark corners and make anonymous threats as well and other forms of intimidation of others should pursue principled and legitimate forms of engagement instead of resorting to cowardly acts."

    In the statement, the party "calls on all South Africans to unite and guard our hard won freedoms - including freedom of speech and association."

    "We will not allow our country to become a breeding ground for political intolerance- which history has starkly shown can very quickly become a catalyst for anarchy and lawlessness."

    Social media users also added their views on the matter:

    Share this storyInvestigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika has allegedly received death threats. File picture: Independent Media

  • 23 April

    DISCUSSION: We are Cape Town by 100% Design South Africa 2017

    Creatives in and around the Mother City are in for a spectacular show as the 100% Design South Africa, We Are Cape Town Exhibition kicks off this week at Decorex in Cape Town. The event will see established and upcoming enablers, curators, collaborators, studios and designers who have done their …

  • 23 April

    Angus Buchan says South Africa can be saved

    Angus Buchan says South Africa can be saved source

  • 23 April

    Buchan leads massive crowd in prayer for SA – Independent Online

    The crowd gathered at the City of Roses on Saturday to pray for justice, peace and hope in South Africa at a national prayer service themed: ‘It’s Time”.

    The initiative, which is a brainchild of internationally acclaimed evangelist Angus Buchan, trended on social media.

    According to the organisers, their posts on social media platforms that marketed the campaign reached millions of people throughout the world.

    Scores of worshippers from all walks of life began to arrive in the Free State capital in droves on Friday night and most accommodation facilities in the area were fully-booked.

    Hundreds of thousands more people streamed into the city on the day of the event travelling in buses, minibuses and private cars.

    People began to arrive at the venue from as early as 6am on Saturday.

    The venue, a farm owned by former Springbok rugby player Ollie le Roux, had people waiting patiently for the evangelist to arrive.

    He touched down in his private jet just a stone’s throw from the area where the event was held.

    Although Buchan was supposed to have delivered his sermon at midday, he couldn’t start as scheduled but had to wait for people who were still flocking to the event. The evangelist addressed the gathering after two hours.

    Buchan told the crowd his vision to host an event of such a great magnitude was born after he received a video from a concerned citizen.

    In the video, the unnamed citizen called on him as a Christian leader to get Christians together in one place and pray to God to save South Africa.

    The KwaZulu-Natal-based pastor said God gave him these words regarding the event - “It’s Time” and “One Million”

    “Today we are witnessing history. History is in the making today. This gathering is a prayer meeting, it is not a gospel concert. It is not even an evangelistic outreach, it is a prayer meeting. We are going to pray together and as individuals,” he said.

    He further said: “This meeting is not about black or white, males or females, young or old - but this meeting is all about good and evil”.

    Buchan thanked thousands of people who graced the event with their presence, some of whom travelled throughout the night to get to the Free State. He said as Christians it was vital to pray together in one place.

    “It is not good enough to just go to your house and pray with your family. We need to come together as a nation and we need to seek the Lord together. You may know it but there are one million people over here today.

    “God is calling us to draw a line in the sand and say devil no further than this. God says He will save South Africa. He is a faithful God who answers our prayers. Amen!” he added.

    Before he descended the stage, Buchan said he was waiting for a day for Parliament to be open every morning before he died.

    “That time is coming. It’s coming very soon. We don’t want to see corruption and stealing in our country anymore.

    “Through our prayers this country will change in one day. We want to see love and peace prevail in the new government.” concluded Buchan.

    Those who could not be in Bloemfontein took to social media to express their feelings.

    “#It’sTime for God to take back His nation”, tweeted Foster Nkuna while @Zagreuss tweeted, “In 1990 we prayed for De Klerk, in 1994 for Mandela. In 2017 more than 1.5 million will pray for Zuma to fall. God help us!”

    @Canvasguru tweeted “#ProudlySouthAfrican. Blessed to live in a country where we can freely serve the Lord.”

    Facebook, too, was alive with goodwill and national unity.

    Margaret Mohr wrote, “There are many South Africans working in the UK as carers. We cannot be in Bloemfontein but a prayer chain has been formed and we will all be praying during that time.”

    Yoko Papu said, “Hallelujah…this just brought me to tears… this country belongs to Jesus and I will be joining this prayer.”

    Michael Zastron said, “Many of us expats will be attending a prayer service at the Baptist church in Woodvale, Perth (Australia) to coincide with the meeting in Bloemfontein. We are expecting a good turnout. Pastor Angus, we will stand together in prayer along with you and all South Africans currently living in SA. God bless South Africa.”

    Wouter Fouche wrote, “We are living in Thailand and last night four South Africans on Koh Samui got together to pray for the meeting in Bloemfontein.”

    Dabulamanzi Bhulu Jerreth Maseko said, “We thank God for our father and grandfather Buchan for standing up and providing leadership beyond this morass, he is displaying an Elijan spirit. Let this meeting be a seed that will start similar prayer meetings in homes, blocks, streets and communities. South Africa is at the abyss today because good men and women have (been) cowed and kept quiet.”

    Dane Cassisa said, “As a South African, I will be lifting my country and backing my brothers and sisters in prayer at the time of this event from Oregon, USA.” While in Canada Yvette Cook said, “God bless them and fulfil Your victory for this nation.”

    Ruth Croeser said SA expats in Zambia would pray at Mulungushi Village in Kalundu in Lusaka and she asked others to join in.

    Faizel Mohamed declared, “Finally we turn to God. How awesome.”

    Connie Sange Majambase said, “We need this in our day. God bless our land.”

    * This story has been updated to reflect the estimated attendance at the event.

    Sunday Independent

  • 23 April

    Driving under the influence is still a concern for Edenvale SAPS – Bedfordview & Edenvale News

    Driving under the influence is still a concern for Edenvale SAPSBedfordview & Edenvale News“When driving your vehicle, don’t drink and drive. It is so simple to understand.” 2 mins ago. Driving under the influence of alcohol remains the greatest contributor for the arrests made by the Edenvale SAPS. Also read: …

  • 23 April

    Sisulu slams ANC decay – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Sisulu slams ANC decayNews24Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the opening of new ANC branch in Keiskammahoek near King William's Town, where she has been nominated to run for the ANC presidency in December. Picture: Tebogo Letsie. Multimedia · User …ANC may have …