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12:50 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, January 31, 2015
Well-known TV personality killed in car accident According to social media network, Twitter, TV personality and presenter of SABC's Top Billing, Simba Mhere has died in a car accident. Details are still sketchy, but according to unofficial reports, Simba died in an accident in Johannesburg early on Saturday. Meanwhile, at least 10 people were killed and 11 others injured in another accident in Gauteng, involving a taxi on the N3, near the Marlboro offramp on Saturday m... read more
16:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 30, 2015
Fuel price to drop next week The price of all grades of petrol will drop next week, the Department of Energy said Friday. The pump price of both grades of petrol and the wholesale prices of diesel, illuminating paraffin and the maximum retail prices of both Illuminating paraffin and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will decrease with effect from the 4th February 2015. "The main reason for the fuel price decreases is the continued drop in the price... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 30, 2015
YES for De Kock but NO for Derby Lewis  One of the apartheid regime's most notorious killers, former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, was granted parole on Friday, however Clive Derby-Lewis, convicted for the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani, was denied medical parole Here is an excerpt from the statement of the Justice Minister Michael Masutha who made the announcement to the media on Friday.... Eugene Alexander De Kock In respect of Mr De Koc... read more
09:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 30, 2015
Zuma will now earn R2.7 million per year    The increase in salaries of public office bearers has been approved, and President Jacob Zuma's new salary is more than R2.7 million annually. The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1 million will receive a 5% increase and officer bearers earning less than R1 million will receive 6% fr... read more
07:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 30, 2015
Department spends R31 million on prison uniforms  The Department of Correctional Services has come under fire for spending R31-million on new yellow uniforms for remand and awaiting trial prisoners. The department says these new uniforms, which will be made by inmates from fabric supplied by a private company, will differentiate awaiting trial prisoners from convicted prisoners who wear orange uniforms. But, the National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegr... read more
13:39 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Dramatic shootout in Bedford Centre, Johannesburg  Police have cordoned off the Bedford Centre in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, following a shooting in which several people were wounded. Full details of the incident are not yet available. However, Santi Steinmann of Netcare 911 said police and paramedics are still at the scene. "I can confirm that 5 people sustained gunshot wounds with injuries ranging from serious to critical. The majority of the patients hav... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 29, 2015
De Zalze teen still critical  A 16-year-old girl, who survived an attack on her family in Stellenbosch, during which her parents and a brother were killed, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital. She had an axe wound to the head while her jugular was also severed. The girl's father Martin van Breda, his wife Theresa and 22-year-old son Rudi, were killed. Another son, 20-year-old Henri survived the incident which occurred at t... read more
07:19 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Six Children killed in KZN accident  KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC, Willies Mchunu has expressed sadness over the deaths of at least six children, who were killed when a bakkie overturned in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. Mchunu said the bakkie was alleged to have been carrying 34 school pupils, and questioned why this was allowed to have happened. He said this was not only an overloaded bakkie, but a recipe for disaster. ER24 spokesperson, Pi... read more
13:11 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Police's criminal activities under the spotlight   The South African Institute of Race Relations says respect for the chain of command in the SA Police Service needs to be reinstated. This was one of the key recommendations of the Institute's second report on police involvement in criminal activity between April 2011 and January 2015. The Institute's Mienke Mari Steytler says they found that there's a pattern of behaviour of some police members of planning and ex... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Online gambling will NOT be legalised in SA  The national department of Trade and Industry has issued a strict warning to online interactive casino-type gambling operators, who operate without a licence. Department spokesperson, Sidwell Medupe says unlicensed online gambling will not be legalised and the National Gambling Board will deal harshly with any unlicensed operators. "We have made it publicly clear there is no intention on the part of Governme... read more
14:34 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, January 27, 2015
De Zalze murders: Family member being questioned  Police are investigating a case of murder, after three members of a family were brutally murdered in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning. It's alleged that the mother and father aged 54 and 55, and their 22 year old son, were attacked and killed in their De Zalze Golf Estate home. Police spokesperson, Luietenant-Colonel Andre Traut says their two other children, a 16 year old girls and 20 year old m... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Brutal family murder at luxury golf estate in Stellenbosch   Police are investigating a case of murder, after three members of a family were brutally murdered in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning It's alleged that the mother and father aged 54 and 55, and their 22 year old son, were attacked and killed in their De Zalze Golf Estate home. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut says their two other children were taken to hospital, after being s... read more
08:56 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
More than 50 injured in Free State bus accident Police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving, after at least 52 people were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Harrismith, on Saturday. Eastern Free State police spokesperson Mmako Mophiring says the driver and all the passengers sustained minor to serious injuries. The Maluti bus was transporting 31 school pupils to their weekend classes at New Horizon School in Harrismit... read more
07:36 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Baby the latest victim in Gauteng violence A 13 month old baby became the lastest victim of looting and violence in Gauteng townships, after the child was trampled by a mob of stampeding looters in Kagiso on the West Rand . This brings the number of deaths in the looting and violence since Monday last week to four. Police say looters who were robbing a spaza shop, allegedly scattered when police arrived at the scene. He says the mob ran into a young mother who... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, January 24, 2015
Potch students under investigation A group of students are being investigated, after an incident during which a senior staff member of the North West University in Potchefstroom was injured, resulting in him receiving medical treatment. According to the university's Louis Jacobs, the incident happened at the Hombré Men's Residence during the week.. First year students were allegedly involved in the scuffle with the 53-year-old staff member. J... read more
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