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12:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 29, 2015
Clive Derby Lewis gets medical parole Clive Derby-Lewis, who provided the gun that killed SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, should be allowed to go home on medical parole, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday. The conditions of his parole will be determined by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha and the Medical Parole Board. This is with immediate effect. The prison was ordered to comply with the order by no later than J... read more
09:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 29, 2015
Muslims countrywide to voice opposition to terror organisations Imams in mosques around the country will be delivering a unified sermon today voicing opposition to the terrorist group Isis. At least ten Muslim organisations and scholars from across South Africa met recently to discuss the problem posed by the attraction of the Islamic State group among some South African Muslims.  In a joint statement they expressed concern about information gleaned from within the Muslim communit... read more
07:09 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 29, 2015
Firepool IS a security feature (watch video) Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s observations/findings and recommendations Findings: - The firepool, animal enclosure with culvert and chicken run, amphitheatre and Visitors’ Centre were strategic and necessary security arrangements - The president is as much of a South African as every other citizen and entitled to the rights that every citizen enjoys - Most of the structures and task teams that investig... read more
09:20 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 28, 2015
Police Minister to release Nkandla report tonight President Jacob Zuma will know whether or not he is expected to repay a portion of the money spent on upgrades at his Nkandla homestead, when Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko releases his long-waited Nkandla report this evening. The briefing, is expected to start at  7pm. According to Eyewitness News Nhleko’s detailed report is expected to be 50 pages long. Nearly a year ago, Public Protector Thuli Madonse... read more
08:48 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tender box blown up in Limpopo A multi-million rand government tender has been delayed in Limpopo after a tender box was blown up at the provincial education department's offices in Polokwane. Police spokesperson, Colonel Ronel Otto, says the incident happened late on Tuesday night after someone in a charcoal Mercedez-Benz had deposited documents in the tender box. She says minutes after the person left, the box exploded, shredding the documents i... read more
14:55 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 25, 2015
Derby-Lewis apologises to Hani's widow Clive Derby-Lewis tendered an apology through his lawyer to Limpho Hani, widow of SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani on Monday, in his application to the High Court in Pretoria for medical parole for Hani's murder. His lawyer advocate Roelof Du Plessis said on Derby-Lewis'  behalf that he apologises unconditionally to her - as Mrs Hani sat in the front row of the public gallery. Du Plessis said Derby-Lewis... read more
09:15 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 25, 2015
Rhino carcass found The dehorned carcass of a rhino has been found on a farm near Koster in North West. Police said Sunday that the carcass had been there for about three weeks. Spokesperson, Paul Ramaloko, said the game farm owner reported seeing the rhino earlier this month. He said preliminary investigations revealed that a high calibre rifle was used to shoot the rhino. No arrests have yet been made. ... read more
09:11 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 25, 2015
Derby-Lewis in another bid for parole Pretoria - Clive Derby-Lewis's bid for medical parole is expected to be heard as a special motion in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. He has been in hospital since last year to receive treatment for cancer. The Department of Correctional Services has not disclosed the name of the hospital. Currently serving a life sentence for the April 1993 killing of SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, he has been repeatedly... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 25, 2015
Shortage of ARV's for children - Motsoaledi Johannesburg - While South Africa had a shortage of antiretrovirals for children, fixed-dose antiretrovirals were in adequate supply, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in Pretoria on Sunday. “The shortage that the country has definitely experienced is that of Abacavir, used to treat children,” he said in Pretoria. He was responding to reports of antiretroviral shortages in KwaZulu-Natal. “This short... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, May 24, 2015
Eskom implements load shedding Eskom announced on Sunday that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 07:00 to 22:00. This comes after a day of stage 2 load shedding and week of daily load shedding. "This is due to a combination of a shortage of generating units and low reserve levels at our pumped storage schemes and open cycles gas turbines," Eskom said on Sunday. "Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is imp... read more
11:48 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Five escapees from Groenpunt re-arrested The Department of Correctional Services says five of the seven inmates who escaped from the Groenpunt Correctional Centre near Vereeniging early yesterday morning, are back behind bars. The spokesperson for the Correctional Services Ministry, Logan Maistry, says one prisoner was rearrested on Thursday while on his way to Sasolburg. He says four others were arrested in Deneysville in the Free State on Friday morning. T... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Government announces sweeping changes to Gauteng e-Tolls Gauteng’s new e-toll fees will be fair and sustainable, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. “A fair dispensation is being put forward to ensure the e-toll system is affordable and sustainable,” he said. The fees would be “dramatically reduced” and public transport would remain exempt from paying, Ramaphosa said, announcing a "new dispensation" for the electronic tol... read more
08:48 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Handbag thief nabbed in Mpumalanga (must watch) This incident took place in Mpumalanga, the video speaks for itself.....       ... read more
10:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hewitt victims unhappy with yet another postponement Former grand slam tennis champion, Bob Hewitt will have to apply for leave to appeal his conviction and sentencing on the 19th of June.  The High Court in Pretoria ordered this morning that Hewitt be restricted to his home in Addo in the Eastern Cape until his next appearance. Advocate Johann Engelbrecht, who was standing in for Terry Price, asked for more time to prepare and go through the case, before they could a... read more
13:03 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 18, 2015
Hewitt sentenced to 6 years behind bars Seventy Five year old Addo resident Bob Hewitt was sentenced to an effective 6 years in prison in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria a short while ago.  The former grand slam tennis champion was found guilty in March on two counts of rape and one of sexual assault of three of his former tennis students in the 1980's and 90's.  On the two counts of rape, Judge Bert Bam sentenced Hewitt to 8 years i... read more
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