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January 17, 2018

Former Joburg housing MMC faces fraud charges for ‘selling land illegally’

A former member of the mayoral committee for housing is due to appear in court today for the illegal sale of land owned by the City of Johannesburg.
January 17, 2018

‘Deeply sorry’ H&M appoints global leader to address diversity

H&M has appointed a global leader to deal with diversity and inclusiveness after the company sparked outrage with a catalogue photograph in which a little black boy wears a hoodie bearing the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle”.
January 17, 2018

Is SA’s current listeriosis outbreak the world's worst?

Food scientists are now calling it the worst documented listeriosis outbreak in global history, but is this true?
January 16, 2018

Thousands of learners not enrolled in first week of school

Tens of thousands of learners are without a school in the first week of the 2018 academic year.
January 16, 2018

‘The voice of a poet like Bra Willie cannot be silenced’ – Ramaphosa

Never give an emotional response to nonsense. That was one of the greatest lessons that Bra Willie’s wife, Baby Dorcas Kgositsile, learnt from the SA national poet laureate.
January 16, 2018

‘It will affect the sick and the frail’ but Dis-Chem employees are set to strike

Industrial strike action is set to take place at Dis-Chem pharmacies tomorrow, as workers who fall under the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers down tools.
January 16, 2018

Health boss who approved transfer of Life Esidimeni patients resigns

Gauteng’s suspended head of health, who approved the transfer of Life Esidimeni patients to unregistered non-governmental organisations, has resigned.
January 16, 2018

Ditched over WhatsApp: Student nurses are left stranded with no answers

A WhatsApp message is how prospective student nurses found out that their four-year training would not be happening this year.
January 16, 2018

Churches demand explanation from Mkhwebane about state capture inquiry

The South African Council of Churches has threatened to act against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane if she fails to explain her call for the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry to be expanded beyond the remedial action in the State o
January 16, 2018

‘He wasn’t reckless,’ lawyer argues for accused in Simba Mhere case

The lawyer representing the man involved in an accident that claimed the lives of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan has rubbished testimonies that his client was driving at high speed when he collided with them.
January 15, 2018

Gupta arrest warrant imminent

The Hawks have obtained warrants for the arrest of at least one of the Gupta brothers.
January 15, 2018

The NPA goes after the Guptas, sets sights on assets worth about R1.6bn

The Asset Forfeiture Unit is going after the Gupta family, and is set to serve a summons on them on Tuesday morning to preserve assets of theirs worth in the region of R1.6 billion.
January 15, 2018

Tractor killing ‘wasn’t racist’, says judge as he grants bail of R10K

The man who allegedly shot and killed tractor driver Aron Mutavhatsindi, was granted bail of R10 000 in the Krugersdorp Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
January 15, 2018

Hoërskool Overvaal ‘doesn’t have capacity’ for 55 English pupils – judge

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside the decision by the Gauteng department of education to admit 55 English speaking pupils to Hoërskool Overvaal, an Afrikaans medium of instruction of language.
January 15, 2018

Top Billing presenter crash case back in court

The man arrested after Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere died in a car crash in 2015 is expected to return to the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday for the continuation of the case.
January 15, 2018

Guard due in court over tractor driver’s death

A security guard is expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrates’ Court on Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of tractor driver Aron Mutavhatsindi.
January 15, 2018

Still no answers in Mbombela stadium murder, fraud cases

Nine years later, Mpumalanga police have failed to make a breakthrough in the assassination of former City of Mbombela speaker Jimmy Mohlala.
January 14, 2018

‘He did not assault me’ – girlfriend of EFF’s Patrick Sindane

Patrick Sindane’s girlfriend and baby mama Lebo Mogoasa is denying that the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) legislator (36) assaulted her.
January 14, 2018

Buffalo City sees green as ruling party splashes out

Buffalo City Metro is expecting businesses to rake in millions of rands thanks to the ANC birthday celebrations which started last weekend.
January 14, 2018

ANC claims its KZN and Free State PECs still exist

ANC leaders from KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State will meet the party’s top six officials on Monday to iron out leadership battles that have crippled the party’s structures in those provinces.
January 14, 2018

NEC in fresh bid to oust Zuma

As ever more of the president’s loyalists desert him, his foes are already talking of a post-JZ Cabinet, which may see many of his staunchest allies out in the cold.
January 14, 2018

Spurned wife spills the beans on Transnet web of corruption

A former Transnet Freight Rail official and his wife were living the high life, allegedly paid for by kickbacks, until he began an affair.
January 14, 2018

EFF shreds H&M stores

‘That nonsense of a clothing store is now facing consequences for its racism’.
January 14, 2018

Ramaphosa’s tunes play on in Buffalo City

Calls for housing and electricity, as well as a plea to catch a gangster son, greet Cyril Ramaphosa in East London.
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