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  • 4 November

    South Africa’s political diagnosis | News24

    So, recently I decided to do an investigation into some of the troubles ailing South Africa. This diagnosis is far from an all-encompassing and professional one, but the issues that will be highlighted are serious issues worth addressing. Broadly speaking, the problems facing South Africa can be placed into three …

  • 4 November

    City seizes infrastructure material worth R80-million

    Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) seized City Power infrastructure material worth R80-million during a joint operation on October 31. City Power cables that were to be returned by contractors but never were. Also …

  • 4 November

    Students deserve free tertiary education – Ramaphosa

    Emalahleni – Students at tertiary institutions deserve free education, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday. His comments come as tensions continue to rise at tertiary institutions, with students demanding that President Jacob Zuma release the Fees Commission report, while others have stated that they would not pay any fees …

  • 3 November

    WATCH: Police drag naked UCT student into van

    Citizen reporter Other police officers watched the brutality as people in the crowd took videos. A video of police officers dragging a naked woman, said to be a University of Cape Town student, has emerged. In the video, two female SAPS officers can be seen dragging the unconscious woman, and …

  • 3 November

    SaveSA: Acting against author of controversial Zuma book a ‘slippery slope’

    Johannesburg – “Once our government starts ‘banning’ books and acting against authors, we are on a slippery, apartheid-style slope” – one that is also tantamount to “full-blown censorship, the suppression of freedom of expression, and the violation of our Constitution,” a statement by SaveSA reads. SaveSA’s statement follows announcements by …

  • 3 November

    7 UCT students arrested during fees protests released on bail

    Cape Town – Seven University of Cape Town students who were arrested during fees-related protests this week were released on bail in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. All seven students were charged with violating a High Court order which was granted earlier in the week relating to unlawful protest …

  • 3 November

    McKinsey worked with Trillian after learning of Gupta links

    Sources at McKinsey confirmed the documents’ authenticity. Asked about the documents, a McKinsey spokesman did not deny they were genuine. McKinsey said in its email to Reuters that Eskom knew Trillian would not be McKinsey’s partner and added: “Any questions about why Trillian remained at Eskom (after March 2016) and …

  • 3 November

    ‘There’s a need to reinforce Ipid to tackle corruption with SAPS’

    Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is relooking policies that would support independent structures to do their work effectively. FILE: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. PRETORIA – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says there is a need to reinforce watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to …

  • 3 November

    Shapely passenger lands unwelcome attention from airport security

    It was the “unusual body shape” of a Seychelles-bound passenger that caught the eye of security staff at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. But her enhanced figure was not natural. She needed seven bras to support two bricks of cocaine weighting a total of 1.04kg. Airports Company South Africa …

  • 3 November

    ‘Zuma will go and look after the cattle,’ Ramaphosa supporters sing

    Emalahleni – Presidential hopeful Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was welcomed by his supporters in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, with an anti-President Jacob Zuma song on Friday afternoon. The hundreds of supporters, donning CR17 T-shirts, remixed Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign song that says “things will change”, and added the words “U zo hamba u …

  • 3 November

    [ALERT] 8 killed in multi-vehicle pile-up in Limpopo

    [ALERT] 8 killed in multi-vehicle pile-up in Limpopo A section of the highway has been closed for traffic and motorists in the area are urged to use the R101 as an alternative route. Eight people have been killed and one other critically injured on the N1 crash in …

  • 3 November

    ‘Happy’ Zuma declares nuclear ‘the winner’ during visit to Steve Biko Academic Hospital

    Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma was so pleased with what he witnessed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on Friday that he mentioned his happiness four times, asked for a bed, and reminded us that nuclear is “the winner”. While conducting an oversight visit on Friday morning, Zuma said …

  • 3 November

    Jayde Panayiotou’s memory lives on

    Debbie Godfrey helped get the Justice for Jayde INGGS Facebook page off the ground. FILE: Jayde Panayiotou. Picture: facebook.com CAPE TOWN – The Justice for Jayde Facebook page founder says they will continue to do charity work in memory of the murdered school teacher who had a …

  • 3 November

    BREAKING: State Security Agency says Zuma book must be recalled

    Cape Town – The State Security Agency (SSA) has sent a cease and desist letter to investigative journalist Jacques Pauw and his publisher over revelations in his new book that it claims are in violation of the Intelligence Services Act. NB Publishers, who last week released Pauw’s explosive book The …

  • 3 November

    WATCH: Nuclear is the winner in medical treatment – Zuma

    Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma said he was deeply impressed after touring the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, including the institution’s nuclear medicine centre, accompanied by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Friday.  “The nuclear medicine unit which we have just visited…that even private hospitals from as far as Cape Town, Durban refer …

  • 3 November

    Municipal payroll officer in court for fraud, money laundering

    Durban – A Jozini Municipality employee, accused of creating ghost employees to defraud her employers of R250 000, has appeared in court. Nomfundo Mthembu, 32, briefly appeared in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Thursday, along with five co-accused on charges of fraud and money laundering, Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe …

  • 3 November

    iafrica.com 3 more child death cases in the Western Cape

    Article By: Staff Reporter Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:37 AM Credit: Stock     The Western Cape High Court will on Friday hear three child killing cases. Over 20 youths below the age of 16, most of them girls, have been killed in the Western Cape this year so far with other …

  • 3 November

    BREAKING: Racist estate agent Vicki Momberg guilty of 4 counts of crimen injuria

    Johannesburg – Vicki Momberg, the real estate agent whose racist rant at a black police officer was caught on camera was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.  Momberg’s racist tirade happened after she became the victim of a smash-and-grab robbery in …

  • 3 November

    Sars to take criminal action against Jacques Pauw for Zuma tax allegations

    Pauw claims in his book that Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane is helping President Jacob Zuma to avoid his tax obligations. FILE: South African Revenue Service Commissioner Tom Moyane on 18 September 2017. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN JOHANNESBURG – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it may take …

  • 3 November

    Limpopo Heath Dept urges responsible driving after fatal taxi crash

    Limpopo Heath Dept urges responsible driving after fatal taxi crash Authorities say that a taxi crashed into a donkey and collided with a truck along the N1 highway. FILE: At least 10 people were killed after a bakkie collided head-on with a taxi in Limpopo, on 30 October …