15:44 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 December 2015
More South African households perceive crime to be increasing and feel less safe in their neighbourhoods, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed in its latest Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) on Tuesday.
“South African households are currently starting to increasingly feel that the levels of violent and property crimes are increasing and this makes it more and more unsafe for them to walk in the parks or even... read more
10:57 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 December 2015
Correctional services commissioner Zac Modise - who testified at the OscarPistorius trial - is currently taking a large contingent of local and international media on a 3-hour long tour of the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.
They were shown the tiny cell in the hospital wing where the blade runner spent 10 months behind bars after being convicted of culpable homicide in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.
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15:07 (GMT+2), Mon, 30 November 2015
Cheswill Adendorf has been sentenced to life behind bars for murdering a police officer in April 2014.
Western Cape High Court Judge Babalwa Mantame ordered a slouching, dejected-looking Adendorf to stand as she sentenced him on a range of charges to direct imprisonment.
Adendorf was 28 years old and a married father of two children, when he, along with three accomplices, tried to flee from police in a stolen vehicle fro... read more
13:36 (GMT+2), Mon, 30 November 2015
A 20-year-old woman who tried to sell her baby on Gumtree has pleaded guilty to charges of human trafficking, money laundering and contravening the Children’s Act.
National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said that Zama Bongiwe Madlala pleaded guilty on Monday morning in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court.
The case against Madlala was postponed to February 29 for the compilation of necessa... read more
10:49 (GMT+2), Mon, 30 November 2015
Police in North West on Monday said a 12-year-old boy was found dead at an initiation school Rooigrond near Mahikeng.
The boy from Verdwaal village, was found dead by the school teacher on Saturday. The teacher alerted the police.
“When police asked what happened he told them that the deceased was assaulted last week Sunday, 22 November 2015 by an unknown men from the same village,” said Sergeant Kealeboga Mo... read more
09:56 (GMT+2), Sun, 29 November 2015
A fisherman died and another is missing, while three more were rescued after their boat capsized off Gordon’s Bay, on the north-eastern corner of False Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.
Gordon’s Bay NSRI Station Nine deputy commander Edward Russouw said the base was alerted at 9.22pm on Saturday night by the Transnet National Ports Authority following reports of red distress flares fi... read more
08:11 (GMT+2), Sun, 29 November 2015
The ANC has dismissed suggestions of a supposed “terrorist” attack on the Gautrain by an unidentified member of the party's national executive committee.
Spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa says the party has noted with dismay an unfounded claim by a member of the ANC's NEC who allegedly told a gathering yesterday that President Jacob Zuma had said there were people planning a terrorist act to blow up the Gautrain.... read more
06:42 (GMT+2), Sat, 28 November 2015
The Department of Energy has announced that 93 and 95 octane petrol will increase by 1 cent per litre from next Wednesday.
There will, however, be decreases in diesel and liquefied petroleum gas.
The price of diesel will decrease by between 1.8 and 3.8 cents per litre.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will increase by 1 cent a litre, while the maximum retail price for LP GAS will decrease by 4c a kil... read more
13:39 (GMT+2), Fri, 27 November 2015
High Court Judge Dennis Davis on Friday set aside the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng as unlawful and irrational.
Davis said in the judgment delivered in the Western Cape High Court that whatever the reasons for Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s “obvious preference” for Motsoeneng, her decision last year to appoint him in a permanent capacity was incongruent with legali... read more
06:37 (GMT+2), Fri, 27 November 2015
More than 17 000 learners in Limpopo will be forced to rewrite two Life Science papers following a leak in the province just over a week ago.
The Department of Basic Education says a special task team was set up to probe how the leak occurred and also the scope of it.
The Department says the task team had briefed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on the impact of the leak.
Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlang... read more
16:29 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
CAPE TOWN, November 26 (ANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday praised singer Ricardo Groenewald of “I love you daddy” fame following his death from cancer at the age of 43.
Groenewald died on Wednesday night and Zuma on Thursday conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of “South Africa’s legendary musician and one of the country’s first child stars”.
In a... read more
15:40 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
The Department of Environmental Affairs said it intends appealing Thursday's ruling by Pretoria High Court judge, Francis Legodi, effectively lifting the moratorium on the trdade in rhino horn.
The ruling was a result of a court challenge by two game breeders, John Hume and Johan Kruger, who had reportedly argued that it was their constitutional right to sell rhino horn.
Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, s... read more
15:39 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
A plea has gone out to Eastern Cape premier, Phumulo Masualle, to take action against those department heads who are ultimately responsible for irregular expenditure which is sucking billions out of the provincial coffers.
The plea comes from Max Mhlathi, the Chairperson of the Bhisho Legislature's Standing Committee on Public Accounts, following another damning audit report by the Auditor General Kimi Makwetu.
One o... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
Auditor General, Kimi Makwetu says were it not for government's slow response in addressing audit recommendations aimed at improving internal control systems and eliminating governance risks, national and provincial governments would have recorded impressive audit results for the 2014-15 financial year.
Makwetu says this ultimately led to irregular expenditure by government departments of a staggering R25.7bn.
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13:55 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
PRETORIA, November 24 (ANA) – South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials seized R4,2 million worth of illegal cigarettes in two separate raids on the same day earlier this week, the agency said on Wednesday.
The raids occurred on Monday November 23 at the Groblersbridge border post between Botswana and South Africa, and the Beit Bridge border post between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
SARS spokesperson Sandile Me... read more