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11:05 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Jhb family suing cops for R770 000  A Johannesburg family is suing the police for over R770 000 claiming they did not respond to numerous calls for help during threats of violence by an estranged husband. The Star reports that a bed-ridden woman was doused in petrol and set alight, allegedly by her daughter's husband in November last year. This, after the daughter had filed for a divorce and she and her sister, had secured a protection order. The... read more
11:02 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Cash van robbed at OR Tambo International airport.  A group of armed men robbed a bakkie transporting cash leaving Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday morning. Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng says the gang used a Mercedes-Benz to ram the bakkie off the road. They removed the canopy and took an undisclosed amount of cash before making their getaway in three cars. No shots were fired. Mofokeng says three security pers... read more
10:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
EP Kings u21s named for promotion clash Eastern Province Kings U21 head coach, Ryan Felix, has named his team to take on the Border Bulldogs U21 team in East London on Friday evening in the battle for the right to play in the A division of the ABSA Currie Cup U21 Competition next year. The EP Kings U21 side have had a phenomenal season, having won the B Division final against arch rivals SWD last week and bringing the trophy home for the third time in a row. F... read more
09:51 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Afriforum lays assault charge against Malema following altercation (watch clip) AfriForum has released a video to the media which is the basis of criminal charges of assault, intimidation and crimen injuria to be submitted against the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema. This follows an incident at a fast food restaurant in Tzaneen in Limpopo in August, where an alleged altercation took place between the EFF leader and a white customer. Video footage clearly shows how Malema pu... read more
08:12 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Oscar crying himself to sleep?  The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison. "We have never given a blow-by-blow account of how an offender is progressing on a day to day basis," department spokesman Manelisi Wolela said. "We have never done that for other offenders and we won't do that for him." ... read more
06:15 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Public Protector appeals for more funding Public Protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela, has once again appealed for increased funding to deal with the mountain of cases being dealt with by her office. Madonsela presented her office's 2013/14 annual report to Parliament on Wednesday. She told the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services that the office handled 39 817 cases in the financial year in question, finalising more than 26 000 of those cases... read more
06:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Finance Minister cuts planned expenditure within government departments Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says planned expenditure within government departments, such as travel and subsistence, conferencing and catering have been cut. In tabling his 4.4 trillion rand Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in parliament on Wednesday, he said that advertising and communication budgets had also been reduced. However, Minister Nene said that allocations for consultant services had been kept. He sa... read more
16:17 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Candidate list declared for EPRU elections The Eastern Province Rugby Union’s PE Metro Sub Union has declared their candidates list for the upcoming elections which will take place on the 29th of November 2014. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday,  PE Metro Sub Union President, Stag Mitchell, said they were in full support of president Cheeky Watson to stand for a third term in office. Alongside Watson, the PE Sub Union have put forward Phill... read more
15:44 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Government won't balance R4.4 trillion medium term budget on the backs of the poor Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced firm measures to check South Africa's worsening debt outlook, warning that the country has reached an economic turning point. In tabling his R4.4 trillion Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in parliament on Wednesday, he said the plan includes capping government spending and raising tax revenues. Minister Nene said suggestions that he was tabling austerity measures was "... read more
15:22 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Huge outcry from industry as pigeon racing is declared illegal  The future of the multi-million rand pigeon racing industry in South Africa has been brought into question following the publication of new national legislation in the government gazette. According to Alwyn Marais of the NSPCA's special projects unit, activities including the importing, breeding, trading in and translocation of pigeons are now listed as prohibited activities by the Department of Water and Environment... read more
13:07 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bitou Municipality launches learnership programme In an effort to address youth unemployment in the Bitou area, 150 young residents will be given the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to enter the workplace. A learnership programme – a joint venture between the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta) and the Bitou Municipality – was launched in Kwanokuthula on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay on Wednesday. Sasseta flags... read more
12:59 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Man blamed for poisoning dogs who ate his goat  A Port Elizabeth man who allegedly lost a goat to dogs in Missionvale has been blamed for poisoning up to 20 animals. Patsy Wagner of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League says eight dogs had died, including one that witnesses say was hanged by the perpetrator who is now nowhere to be found. She told Algoa FM News that 12 dogs have been hospitalised at vets around the city. Wagner said she received a call yesterday fro... read more
12:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
No update as to when bodies will be returned following Lagos building collapse  There is still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria, will arrive in South Africa. Government spokesperson, Phumla Williams says the laboratory in Lagos has not given them an update. She said once they get new information on those killed when the Synagogue Church of all Nations building collapse, a media briefing would be called. On October 12, City Pr... read more
12:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
NMMU names sports achievers South African hockey player Ignatius Malgraff and Proteas netballer Zanele Vimbela were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s annual Achiever Awards dinner in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday night. Mecer Madibaz striker Malgraff is the youngest member of the national hockey team and one of only two students in the side. This year, he received international call-ups for the S... read more
10:50 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Municipal vehicles petrol bombed in Motherwell  Police in Motherwell Port Elizabeth have issued a warning after two municipal vehicles were petrol-bombed in Unit 11 on Wednesday morning. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre' Beetge, says they're appealing to the municipality and private contractors to keep out of the area for now. He says police are investigating cases of arson after a grader and another municipal vehicle were torched by a group of people. Be... read more
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