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14:43 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 24, 2014
Public Protector receives global accolade  Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says she's humbled at her inclusion in Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. She said she was taken by surprise that the modest efforts of her office are not only been recognized at home .. but elsewhere in the world too. Madonsela said the Time Magazine accolade is also an acknowledgement of the selfless efforts of the Public Protector's team at large. ... read more
13:35 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 24, 2014
South African everest expedition at risk of being called off  Discovery Vitality's Divisional Manager, Saray Khumalo, and renowned South African mountaineer, Sibusiso Vilane are expecting to hear on Thursday whether or not they'll proceed with their mission on Mount Everest. They're currently part of a 21-strong group which is safe at Base Camp. Khumalo is hoping to become the first Black African woman to summit Everest, but the expedition is in severe jeopardy after 16 Nepa... read more
11:00 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 24, 2014
NSPCA issues warning to all farmers   The NSPCA has issued an urgent appeal to all farmers, farming communities and everyone with farm animals to plan ahead and prevent suffering to any animal. Spokesperson, Andries Venter, says winter is approaching and with it come the seasonal weather patterns. He says farmers should be prepared and ensure that there's adequate protection for their animals. Every year, the National Council of SPCAs receives ple... read more
10:19 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 24, 2014
Now Saps complain about DA advert   The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will hear a complaint by the SA Police Services against the DA's election advert. Icasa spokesperson, Paseka Maleka, says the Police complained that the DA's TV advert could incite violence against them. The police said the part of the advert where the DA national spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane, says the police are killing our people, and shows a policeman sho... read more
12:49 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wife shoots husband 4 times, thought he was an intruder  A Ficksburg farmer who was shot four times by his wife after she allegedly mistook him for an intruder is doing well and is walking around in the Hoogland Medi Clinic in Bethlehem. Fifty three year-old Frik Fouché was shot at his farm Waterval just after 11pm on Saturday. He was allegedly unable to gain entrance to his house and used a blowtorch to cut open a security gate. His wife Karen, a pharmacist ... read more
09:51 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Oscar family denies  Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not take acting lessons in preparation for his trial, as alleged by the former South African columnist, Jani Allan, his family said on Monday. "We deny in the strongest terms the contents of her letter in as far it relates to our client and further deny that our client has undergone any 'acting lessons' or any form of emotional coaching,"said family spokeswoman Anneliese Burge... read more
09:40 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
More than 1 million  More than a million so-called 'born-frees' have not registered to vote for the upcoming election. The Star reports that only a third of those born after 1994 have registered to cast their votes. This means that more than 646 000 out of a possible 1.9 million born-frees are ready to vote next month. The figures were based on the IEC's comparison between the number of registered voters and Statistics SA's populat... read more
09:37 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
New application for medical parole as Derby Lewis is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer   The department of correctional services says convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis's condition remains unchanged. Department spokesperson, Manelisi Wolela says an application for medical parole will go ahead this week. Last week, Derby-Lewis's wife Gaye said he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus were convicted of killing SA Communist Party secretary-general, Chris Hani. ... read more
07:09 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Easter death toll tops a hundred  At least 103 people have been killed in road accidents throughout the country over the Easter weekend. The Road Traffic Management Corporation said up to Saturday night 103 people had been killed in 80 crashes. However, the RTMC says the final report will be completed on Tuesday and released this afternoon. In the Eastern Cape, at least 20 people were killed in 8 accidents over the Easter weekend. Provincial ... read more
07:04 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Rhino horns worth millions stolen from safe in Mpumalanga   The hunt is on for thieves who stole around 40 rhino horns worth millions of rands. The highly prized horns were stolen from the safe of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency over the weekend. Dex Kotze, conservationist and CEO of South African jeweller Jenna Clifford, said the haul could be worth as much as 16 million US dollars. The Hawks are investigating the theft. Meanwhile, two men are expected to... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 21, 2014
Man arrested following guesthouse killings Free State police say a man has been arrested, following attacks on two couples at a guest house in Harrismith. Spokesperson, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring says a Malawian national was arrested on Sunday evening. The suspect was the caretaker at the guesthouse. One couple was killed and another was seriously injured during the attack. Police found a couple aged 62 and 46 shot and killed in a bedroom at Tweevlei Guest Fa... read more
12:20 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 21, 2014
More than a hundred die on SA roads The Road Traffic Management Corporation says at least 103 people have been killed in 80 road accidents throughout the country over the Easter weekend. CEO Gilberto Martins says the final report will only be submitted on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the SA National Roads Agency Limited says road accidents in South Africa will continue until motorists behaviour is addressed. Sanral's road safety manager Elna Fourie say... read more
08:13 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Two children killed in Cape Town hit and run   Two six year old boys were killed in a hit and run on Saturday night in Belville Cape Town. Spokesperson for ER24 Werner Vermaak says when they arrived on the scene, members of the community were standing around the lifeless bodies of the 2 boys. They were declared dead on the scene. It is understood from bystanders that a station wagon was traveling along Symphony Way and collided with the boys on the side of... read more
12:13 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 19, 2014
Bikers arrested for speeding (271km/h)  Two motorcyclists were arrested on Friday after they were caught speeding on the N1 south of Johannesburg. Spokesperson for the Metro Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar says the first motorcyclist was caught driving his BMW motorbike at 271km/h in a 120km zone. He failed to stop at a roadblock and was arrested. The second motorcyclist was caught on the same stretch of road riding his bike at 206km/hour. "He... read more
09:17 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 18, 2014
Agreement reached with Mozambique to fight rhino poaching South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says Mozambique is a prime source of illegal hunters hired and armed by trans-national crime syndicates to cross the border into South Africa to kill the animals. The Kruger National Park shares a long border with Mozambique and has borne the ... read more
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