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May, 2017

  • 22 May

    South African Man Crushed To Death By Wounded Elephant – NPR

    Elephants cross the road at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, not far from where an elephant crushed a man to death on Friday. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption toggle caption Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP A South African professional hunter died Friday after being crushed by an elephant after the animal was fatally shot on …

  • 22 May

    Gordhan suspicious of call for ‘so-called’ radical economic transformation – Eyewitness News


    At UJ on Monday former finance minister has spoken about the pros and cons of globalisation, world politics, South Africa’s economy and the current political climate. Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan at the University of Johannesburg. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has …

  • 22 May

    Deputy minister’s hijacking ‘strange’: police guard – Times LIVE


    Deputy minister’s hijacking ‘strange’: police guard Penwell Dlamini And Graeme Hosken | 2017-05-22 20:39:51.0 Correctional Services deputy minister Thabang Makwetla. File photo. Image by: Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Morajane Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla was hijacked by gunmen outside a clinic in Johannesburg …

  • 22 May

    Well-Known South African Game Hunter Dies After Elephant Falls On Him – NBCNews.com

    Image: An African elephant walks in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

    A well-known South African game hunter died after an elephant ravaged by gunshots collapsed on him at a Zimbabwe animal reserve on Friday, according to local authorities. While on a 10-day hunting expedition with several clients, 51-year-old big game hunter Theunis Botha “unknowingly” came across a herd of breeding elephants …

  • 22 May

    Gordhan: Globalisation widens income gap, policy must counter inequality – Mail & Guardian


    Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said globalisation is one driver of higher inequality in countries such as South Africa.  He was speaking at the University of Johannesburg’s Convocation Leadership Seminar on Monday on Economy 4.0: The Global Revolution, Urbanisation and Digital Transformation and What it Means for the South African Economy. Gordhan highlighted that, …

  • 22 May

    Khoza still waiting for response from ANC over threats to her safety – News24


    Durban – ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says she is still waiting for a response to complaints she has filed over recent threats to her and her family’s safety. Khoza’s home address in Durban was distributed on social media last week by the ANCYL’s eThekwini region, City Press reported. The …

  • 22 May

    DA demands Brown tables documents on Molefe’s re-appointment – Independent Online


    Parliament – The Democratic Alliance said on Monday it has asked Parliament to ensure Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown provides MPs with documents relating to Brian Molefe’s reappointment at Eskom, as well as the R30 million pension pay-out she rejected. DA public enterprises spokesperson Natasha Mazzone said she has asked …

  • 22 May

    DA’s Steenhuisen lambasts police ‘intimidation’ – News24

    Cape Town – Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen views an unannounced visit by four Gauteng police officers to his office at Parliament as intimidation. On May 12, the officers arrived at Parliament to obtain a warning statement from Steenhuisen, after State Security Minister David Mahlobo laid a charge of …

  • 22 May

    Racist rant: Vicki Momberg says footage was tampered with – Independent Online

    Estate agent Vicky Momberg allegedly uttered racial slurs at metro police officers. Picture: eNCA YouTube

    Johannesburg – The Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday heard how former estate agent Vicky Momberg felt the footage of her shouting racial insults at police officers in 2016 was tampered with. On February 3 2016 Momberg, 48, was caught on camera using abusive and racist language towards police officers, after …

  • 22 May

    Protest-hit south Joburg unhappy after MEC’s feedback – Independent Online


    Johannesburg – Residents of Ennerdale and Finetown, south of Joburg, were given official feedback from the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements and Co-operative Governance, Paul Mashatile, on Sunday following weeks of violent protests in these areas. Mashatile told residents that the government had started the process to address their service …

  • 22 May

    Two in dock for keeping teens as ‘sex slaves’ in Springs – Independent Online


    Johannesburg – A 42-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl are on Monday expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on charges of human trafficking, after five teenage girls were rescued at a house in Springs, Ekurhuleni. Police received a tip-off about young girls kept at the premises and launched …

  • 22 May

    ‘Mafia state’ claim by churches is worrying – Ramaphosa – News24

    Rustenburg – The SA Council of Churches’ (SACC) belief that the country is on the brink of becoming a mafia state is worrying, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says. “It’s something that should make all of us sad, that the South Africa of Nelson Mandela is now being said to be …

  • 22 May

    Estate Agent Back in Court for Racist Rant Against Black Police Officer – AllAfrica.com


    The real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Vicki Momberg faces eight charges of crimen injuria after a video of the incident was released by eNCA. In the video, she refuses …

  • 22 May

    5 women questioned over arms cache found in Tafelsig home – News24


    Cape Town – Five women are being questioned after an arms cache was uncovered during a search operation in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, Western Cape police said on Monday. Police confiscated two shotguns, an M26 grenade, magazine and a large quantity of shotgun and R5 ammunition at the home in Mitchells …

  • 22 May

    Leaders in last push for Nquthu – Independent Online

    Leaders of the country’s four main political parties on Sunday descended on various parts of Nquthu to make a final push for the hearts of voters ahead of Wednesday’s by-elections in the impoverished town. ANC president Jacob Zuma and IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressed their respective parties’ massive rallies, each …

  • 22 May

    #NotAllMen Strikes Again. This Time Against #MenAreTrash – The Ladies Finger

    By Ila Ananya Photo courtesy: Matt Lubchansky comic (listen-tome.com). The funeral service for Karabo Mokoena in South Africa was held on Friday, after she was found murdered in a park in Lyndhurst. Her boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe had beaten her to death before burning her, and her family, however, hadn’t known …

  • 22 May

    Teen, 17, bust for trafficking young girls – Times LIVE


    Teen, 17, bust for trafficking young girls Naledi Shange | 2017-05-22 06:26:45.0 Image by: iStock A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a human trafficking gang operating in Springs, police said yesterday.”The girl was recruiting young girls into this thing,” said Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate. “She is in custody …

  • 22 May

    Hunter Crushed To Death By Elephant After It’s Fatally Shot – Crave Online


    Photo: 2630ben (Getty) A couple of months ago we told you folks about a hunter that may have been eaten by crocodiles. And not many folks felt bad for him. Well, we have another hunter-related death, as a South African hunter was crushed to death by an elephant after the elephant was …

  • 22 May

    Whoever joins the ANC is blessed – Zuma – News24

    Nquthu – President Jacob Zuma has criticised the Economic Freedom Fighters for bringing the country’s Parliament into disrepute. Zuma took a jibe at the EFF while addressing an ANC rally in Nquthu on Sunday, ahead of the municipal by-election on Wednesday. “There are people, whose names I forget, who were …

  • 22 May

    Theunis Botha: Big-Game Hunting Guide Killed When Shot Elephant Falls On Top Of Him – The Inquisitr


    Theunis Botha made his living leading groups of wealthy hunters to hunt down and kill exotic animals on the African savannah, but the 51-year-old ended up being killed by one of those same animals. The world renowned hunting guide was leading a group of hunters in Zimbabwe when they came …