09:18 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 24, 2013
Police Minister, Nathi Mthetwa, says reports of collusion between police and criminals in the Western Cape are of serious concern.
His comments comes after the chairperson of the Western Cape community policing forum, Hanif Loonat, said that gangsters are being shielded by an army of foot soldiers as they used their wealth to buy information from authorities.
He claimed that police officers are providing informati... read more
07:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 24, 2013
A former senior official of the SA Revenue Service has been jailed for 15 years by the Western Cape High Court.
Edmund Fredericks was sentenced on Thursday after being found guilty of racketeering, fraud and forgery involving R1.3 million.
In 2006, Fredericks and an accomplice, Aaron Carelse, submitted false VAT claims, using ghost companies.
Judge Daniel Dlodlo also sentenced Carelse, who was not a Sars employe... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 24, 2013
President Jacob Zuma has broken his silence on the so-called Guptagate scandal.
In a statement issued on Thursday he condemned the practice of using his name and that of Cabinet Ministers to secure privileges or flout government procedures.
He called on officials entrusted with managing state institutions not to succumb to pressure from name-droppers, urging them to immediately report anyone who behaves in this man... read more
17:51 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 23, 2013
Reserve Bank governor, Gill Marcus, says the repo rate will remain unchanged at five percent, and the prime lending rate at 8.5 percent.
The repo rate is the interest rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money to commercial banks.
Marcus says growth prospects remain fragile amid low consumer confidence.
Data from Statistics South Africa showed inflation was unchanged at 5.9 percent year-on-year in April, and on a mont... read more
09:18 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 23, 2013
At least 9 000 complaints had been filed against short-term insurers last year.
The industry's ombudsman, Dennis Jooste says this represented a rise of 1.7% from 2011.
He says most of the complaints received, involved motor, householders' and house owners' claims - a pattern experienced over many years.
Jooste says motor claims made up nearly half of the claims, and the industry experienced a difficult year with... read more
09:14 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 23, 2013
Newly former political movement Agang SA says governance needs to be strengthened and politicians held accountable to citizens they are supposed to serve.
Agang leader, Dr Mamphela Ramphele was commenting on the release of a government report into the so-called Guptagate scandal which cleared president Jacob Zuma and his cabinet of any involvement in the landing of a private plane at Waterkloof airforce base.
Ramph... read more
09:38 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Three Eskom trade unions have submitted their demands ahead of this year's salary negotiations.
Eskom spokesperson, Hilary Joffe says the negotiation process will begin next week.
She says metal workers union Numsa, the National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity, tabled their lists of demand.
Numsa demanded entry level workers be paid R12 500 as part of a one-year wage agreement, and that minimum wage workers ... read more
09:19 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The City of Cape Town has been granted an interim interdict halting the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project.
Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward ordered on Tuesday that interim relief be granted pending the court's review of Sanral's decision to implement the toll project.
The review date has yet to be determined.
About 180km of highway will be tolled should the project go ahead.... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Charges have been dropped against one of the two men accused of raping and killing Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.
The National Prosecuting Authority says charges were withdrawn on Tuesday against 22 year-old Jonathan Davids after a thorough investigation and because of insufficient evidence against him.
However, the NPA said the State would continue with its case against 21 year-old Johannes Kana, who has rep... read more
14:50 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the deaths of 27 boys who attended initiation schools in Mpumalanga.
He called for swift justice for the victims families and for those responsible for the the deaths.
Police spokesperson, colonel Leonard Hlathi, said they are investigating 26 murder cases and one inquest.
No arrests had been made and police expected the results of the post mortems soon.
... read more
14:42 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 20, 2013
The Democratic Alliance has called on government to release the list of national key points.
This, after Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe revealed on Sunday that Waterkloof Airforce Base is not a national key point.
He released a report into the so-called Guptagate plane scandal, which cleared president Jacob Zuma and his cabinet of any involvement in granting permission for a private plane to land at a military base.... read more
08:19 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 20, 2013
On 2 May 2013, in the wake of the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at Air Force Base Waterkloof on 30 April 2013, the Ministers of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster instructed a team of Directors-General to investigate the matter. On 3 May 2013, during a JCPS press briefing, we indicated the deadline of 14 May 2013, seven working days.
The Investigating Team was provided with the following T... read more
19:21 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, May 19, 2013
It comes as no surprise that President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet were exonerated from the landing saga of a civilian plane
at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, the DA said on Sunday.
"From the start, the investigation into the landing...was a carefully crafted damage control exercise designed to
protect...Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout," said Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier.
"... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 17, 2013
Professor Cyril Karabus has thanked South Africa for the support shown to him while he was being held in the United Arab Emirates.
The 78-year-old pediatric oncologist arrived home on Friday looking exhausted but relieved that his ordeal was finally over.
Karabus has been detained in the UAE since August after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he treated for leukaemia in 2002.
He was acq... read more
09:04 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 17, 2013
The bus company, SA Roadlink, reportedly faces liquidation if it does not repay a multi-million rand FirstRand Bank loan.
The New Age reports that the company owes the bank R6m, and could be liquidated by Tuesday.
The bank has applied for a liquidation order in the High Court in Johannesburg, claiming the bus company is in a dire financial position and unable to pay its debts.
According to the paper, Roadlink bo... read more