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15:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Woolworths appalled at Woolworths says its appalled at an incident in a Cape Town store where members of students group, Cosas, placed a pig's head on a meat shelf at a Sea Point branch. The incident caused a stir on social media on Friday, when the student body said it was protesting against Israel's actions in Gaza. The photo accompanying the tweet shows a Cosas member with a pig's head, reportedly in the kosher and halaal section. Woolw... read more
14:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
South Africans indicted in the US on rhino charges   The owners of a South African-based safari company has been charged in the United States with conspiracy to sell illegal rhino hunts to US hunters. According to a statement via the US Embassy in Pretoria, Dawie Groenewald and his brother Janneman, are also accused of money-laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns. The brothers and their company, Valinor Trading, which trades as Out of Africa Adventurou... read more
13:17 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
 The Congress of south African Students in the Western Cape issued a statement to the media in Friday expressing their "disgust " with Woolworths. Spokesperson Siphakamise Ngxowa says Woolworths still stock products from Israel and therefore they have blood on their hands. Here is the full statement as issued by COSAS As the Congress of South African students in the W.C we note with disgust the injustic... read more
08:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Government says pigeon racing is NOT banned  The environmental affairs department says pigeon racing has NOT been banned. On Wednesday, the NSPCA told AlgoaFM News that as far as it was concerned, the inclusion of feral pigeons on the invasive species list rendered the breeding, trading and racing of pigeons illegal. The Department of environmental affairs says, however, that its met with specialists and reached an agreement that pigeon racing will not have ... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Council of the Bar condemns attacks on Masipa   The General Council of the Bar says it condemns the personal attacks and threats against High Court judge, Thokozile Masipa. She jailed paralympian Oscar Pistorius for five years this week, after convicting him on a charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. There was widespread criticism over the conviction, after Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of premeditated m... read more
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
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
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
10:17 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Arrested men NOT linked to Mthembu shooting  Three men arrested in Limpopo could not be linked to an armed robbery in which ANC-MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded. Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the men had been released, adding that no one had been arrested yet for Mthembu's shooting and investigations were continuing. Mthembu was shot and wounded in the face on Sunday evening, while drawing money at an ATM on Mandela Stre... read more
08:50 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Contraband cigarettes confiscated at accident scene  Contraband cigarettes with a street value of R1 million have been confiscated at an accident scene on the N12 near Kimberley, in the Northern Cape. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana says a truck and a VW Polo collided on Monday, 5km outside Kimberley. He says the truck was disguised as if it was transporting high-tech industrial tools. Tawana says during investigations on the accident scene, the... read more
06:42 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Alberton crash driver in court The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton last week, is expected to apply for bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Isaac Moruding was arrested on October 15, after his truck ploughed into more than 40 vehicles in early morning traffic the previous day, killing four people and injuring 16 others. Two people died at the scene,... read more
11:05 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
 ANC welcomes arrests following shooting of Jackson Mthembu  The ANC has welcomed the arrest of four suspects for the attack on party MP, Jackson Mthembu. Mthembu was shot in the chest when he was confronted by a group of men at an ATM in Emahalhleni in Mpumalanga on Sunday. Party national spokesperson, Khusela Sangoni, says the quicker one gets to the bottom of the matter, the quicker they can dispel the notion of a political motive behind the attack. "As the ANC we... read more
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