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09:24 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Toddlers stabbed 11 times-still no arrest  Gauteng police say there's been no breakthrough yet in the stabbing of two small children in Dobsonville, Soweto. A 20 year old woman and her two boys, aged two and three, were stabbed during a robbery late Tuesday night at their home in Dobsonville Extension 3. The two-year-old boy was stabbed three times on his head, and the three-year-old was stabbed eight times on his body. The boys' mother received multiple ... read more
14:38 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Fuel could drop by one rand a litre  The Automobile Association of South Africa says international oil prices have dropped steeply and motorists look set for a fuel price bonanza in the New Year. The AA was commenting on un-audited mid-December fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. Spokesperson, Marius Luyt says the fuel price drop of more than a rand, predicted by the data, could be among the largest on record... Petrol is set for... read more
10:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
SA Government condemns Pakistan terror attack  The South African government has strongly condemned the weekend terror attacks in Pakistan in which 132 people, mostly children, were killed. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident which it says was a revenge attack for a major military offensive against them in the Peshawar region. In a statement, the Department of International Relations and Co-operations says the incident violates international ... read more
09:37 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Eskom says faulty generators are back on line  Eksom says four generators that had stopped working at three power stations were functional again on Wednesday. Spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe, says the system is no longer as tight as it was, adding that they've stabilised the system. He says the power utility needs to build up its diesel and water reserves, which it had used for the past few days as an alternative supplier. The generators had stopped working at t... read more
07:57 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Presidency denies hand in Sars suspensions  Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and strategic planner Peter Richer are expected to contest their suspensions in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday. Their suspension followed the appointment by Pillay of a panel to investigate allegations about a special projects unit and its alleged illegal activities at Sars. On Sunday, City Press reported that when Pillay read about the costs of upgrades to President... read more
17:19 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
Six arrested in huge gold bust near Pretoria Six men, including four cash-in-transit company employees, were arrested near Pretoria on Monday for possession of gold worth R23-million. Hawks spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko says the six-man syndicate was driving in three vehicles from Limpopo on the N1 towards Pretoria. He says the Hawks pulled them off the N1 just after they had passed through the Pumulani toll plaza. Ramaloko says fifty kilograms of gold wer... read more
13:10 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
Bekker to be released on parole The Department of Correctional Services says one of the so-called "Waterkloof four", will be released on parole as previously ordered by the Pretoria High Court. The so-called Waterkloof Four were released on parole after serving a portion of their sentence for killing a homeless man in 2001. However, the parole of Christoff Bekker and Frikkie du Preez, was revoked when a video emerged of them holding a party i... read more
11:31 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
SA could learn from Dutch government on fracking -TKAG Anti-fracking lobbyists say the South African government should learn from the Dutch parliament which recently voted by a 71 percent majority to extend the moratorium on fracking for shale gas until 2017. The Treasure Karoo Action Group and Afrifroum say that the Dutch Labour Party leader, Diederik Samsom, said that it is 'completely unnecessary' to drill for shale gas in the Netherlands. He also said that there would be... read more
06:07 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
Malema retains EFF top spot Julius Malema retains his party as leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters. The party also elected its top six leaders at an emotionally charged elective congress in Bloemfontein this weekend. The more than 2-thousand-600 delegates cheered and ululated, as the top six were nominated unopposed. However, there was some tension when national co-ordinator Mpho Ramakatsa challenged Godrich Gardee for the post of secretary... read more
06:04 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
Zuma praises Rolene Strauss who was crowned Ms World President Jacob Zuma says Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, has made the country proud. Strauss was crowned Miss World at glittering pageant in London on Sunday. The last time a South African won the title was in 1974 when Anneline Kriel was crowned Miss World. In a statement, President Zuma said Strauss had demonstrated the capability of South Africans to shine on the world stage. "We are very proud that our... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 13, 2014
Anti-rhino poaching operations yield results Three suspected rhino poachers were arrested, three were killed and four managed to escape arrest, during anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park this week. SA National Parks says rangers in the Phalaborwa area of the park fatally wounded one suspect, while two others got away. Sanparks spokesperson, Reynold Thakhuli says in an operation in the Lower Sabie section of the park, three suspected poachers were w... read more
06:24 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 13, 2014
Zuma blames apartheid for country's power problems President Jacob Zuma says South Africa's energy problems are a product of apartheid and government is not to blame for the current blackouts. He says the problem is that the energy was structured racially to serve a particular race, and not the majority. Zuma told delegates at the Young Communist League's congress in Cape Town that the ANC had inherited the power utility from the previous regime, which had only provided ... read more
11:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 12, 2014
Criminal charges laid against manager of Kuruman Hospital  Afriforum has laid a criminal charge against the manager of the Kuruman Hospital. This, after a recent inspection of the hospital revealed decomposing bodies, and blood flowing freely into the street. Afriforum Northern Cape spokesperson, Stefan Pieterse, says they're demanding that Agnes Sesing be jailed for at least 10 years for gross negligence. He says she should he held accountable in her personal capacity.... read more
07:19 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 12, 2014
Cops identify 4 victims of  Western Cape police have identified four of the six bodies found on a farm near Kraaifontein in Cape Town. Western Cape police commissioner, Arno Lamoer, said the men were from Wallaceden. He said police were shocked at the discovery of the bodies in Joostenberg Vlakte on Wednesday morning. The bodies were discovered by passers-by, lying face down with their hands tied behind their backs. Police said earlier... read more
08:20 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 11, 2014
SA bans poultry imports Imports of poultry products from countries infected with the avian influenza virus have been banned. The SA Poultry Association says importers, as well as the poultry industry, must immediately stop importing live poultry, poultry meat and processed poultry products from affected countries, as well as those that transit through those areas to South Africa. Director of Sapa's poultry disease management agency, Charlotte N... read more
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