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11:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
Human skeleton found in maize silo Parts of a human skeleton have been found in a maize silo in Potchefstroom. Police spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko, says they have opened an inquest docket The bones were found on the 19th of June, but news about the grisly discovery only emerged on Friday morning. Ramaloko says the production manager opened the silo and noticed bones of a human skeleton in the maize.  It is believed to be a skeleton of an... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
Pensioners easy targets at payout points The SA Banking Risk Information Centre says it is now more vital that pensioners are made to understand that accessing their money using debit cards, will lessen the risk of them being easy targets.  There has been a string of armed robberies at pension payout points in KZN and Gauteng this week in which a total of 10 people - nine of them pensioners - were wounded. In all cases, the suspects made off with cash. ... read more
18:25 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Consumer Confidence plunges to 14-year low FNB and the Bureau for Economic Research at Stellenbosch University released the findings of its latest Consumer Confidence Survey. The Survey found that Consumer Confidence had slumped to a 14-year low. Read the full statement below: In a quarter fraught with social unrest, political turmoil, frequent power outages and other economic headwinds, results from the 2Q2015 FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Survey show that cons... read more
09:30 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Second government department falls victim to scamsters At least two government departments have fallen victim to a fraud scam. The latest to warn the public about the misuse of its logo, is the Department of Human Settlements. Their warning issued on Wednesday came several days after the Department of Science and Technology warned the public to be aware of scamsters soliciting business by illegally using a version of the Department's logo. Spokesperson for the Departm... read more
17:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
New vehicle sales continue to tumble New car sales continued to tumble. Industry association Naamsa says new car sales in June fell 6.6% year on year while aggregate new vehicle sales were also down 4.8%. Naamsa says the relatively weak new car market was despite second quarter incentive packages on offer by most automotive companies.  Full statement follows below: In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month ... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Eleven people shot and injured during cash in transit heist in Gauteng Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for 10 armed suspects who shot and wounded 11 people, including nine elderly people, during a heist at Shoshanguve Mall north of Pretoria. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, says the gang struck shortly after six on Wednesday morning, attacked personnel from Fidelity Guards while they were transporting money to a pension point. He says of those elderly people w... read more
15:24 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tensions mount as former Lesotho army commander is killed Deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who brokered a peace deal in Lesotho, has been sent back there following the latest outbreak of political violence. President Jacob Zuma, as head of the SADEC Organ on Politics, dispatched Ramaphosa to the Mountain Kingdom, following a report by a ministerial fact finding mission. Tensions are running high again in Lesotho following last week's killing of the former Commander of the... read more
16:38 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 29, 2015
EC business welcome Nersa decision Organised business in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the decision by the National Energy Regulator to reject Eskom's application for a 12.61% price hike, on top of the 12.69% increase which kicked in on the First of April. Border-Kei Chamber of Business executive director Les Holbrook says Nersa clearly regarded Eskom's application as  a bridge too far. In a hard hitting statement on Monday in rejecting Eskom... read more
15:26 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 29, 2015
Nersa rejects Eskom price application The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has turned down Eskom's application for a steep price hike. See the official media statement below: The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) announced at its meeting held on Monday, 29 June 2015, that it has decided not to approve Eskom’s application for the Selective Re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) application for its Open Cycle Gas Turbi... read more
10:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 29, 2015
Government to appeal High court judgement over Bashir’s depature Government says it has decided to appeal the recent high court judgement relating to the controversial departure of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir from South Africa. In a statement issued on Monday, government spokesperson Phumla Williams says the reasons for the appeal will be contained in the affidavit that will be submitted within the prescribed due date. Last week, the Pretoria High Court requested the National Di... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 29, 2015
Eight killed after metal staircase collapses in Khayelitsha Eight people were killed after a metal staircase in a Khayelitsha building collapsed on Sunday. Western Cape police spokesperson Andre Traut says six people died at the scene, while two other seriously injured people died when the private vehicle they were being transported in collided with another car on their way to hospital. Traut says the victims were all females between the ages of 15 and 23. Police have opened a... read more
16:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, June 26, 2015
Price of fuel goes up next week The Department of Energy herewith informs the public about the fuel prices for July 2015. South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. All petroleum products prices will increase with effect from the 01 July 2015. The increase in the prices of all the petroleum products is due mainly to the weakening of the Rand against the US Dollar during the period under r... read more
07:46 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, June 26, 2015
Precision Towing  truck driver shot in Newton Park A truck driver from Precision Towing services in Port Elizabeth is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot several times outside the offices of an  ambulance service in Newton Park on Thursday evening. Police captain Johan Rheeder told AlgoaFM news that 29 year old  Philip  Wolfsburg had been shot at least twice, possibly three times, by an unidentified shooter while sitting in his car. Rheeder ... read more
22:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, June 25, 2015
President Jacob Zuma releases Marikana report President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night released the findings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the the deaths of 34 miner workers in clashes with the police at Marikana in North West in August 2012. Below is the statement he read to the nation.   Fellow South Africans,   On 26 August 2012, I appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate matters of public, national and international concern ar... read more
13:49 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, June 25, 2015
SA to review role in ICC Cabinet has decided it will review South Africa’s participation in the International Criminal Court. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe made the announcement this morning while addressing a post-Cabinet briefing in Parliament. His comments follow the violation of a court order to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from leaving the country after attending the recent African Union Summit, thereby allowing ... read more
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