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December 11, 2018

Father who shot son seeks lesser charge of culpable homicide

A month after his last court appearance Emmanuel Tshabalala, the father who accidentally shot and killed his son in June this year, was back in the Lenasia Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday facing a charge of murder.
December 11, 2018

Mngxitama: ‘I did not incite violence, I merely responded to Johann Rupert’

Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama has challenged allegations that he incited violence against white South Africans at a rally in Potchefstroom, North West, this weekend.
December 11, 2018

Judge calls Moyane’s conduct ‘reprehensible and abominable’

In dismissing former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane’s application on Tuesday, Judge Hans Fabricius had some sharp words to say about Moyane’s conduct and behaviour.
December 11, 2018

National Health Insurance: 'All is well'

Fixing the health system and the implementation of NHI go hand in glove. We won’t be put in a no-man’s-land of the chicken and egg situation.
December 11, 2018

More clarity emerges on expropriation in new bill

The revised Expropriation Bill approved by Cabinet on Wednesday appears to indicate that cool heads are beginning to prevail in the debate around land expropriation without compensation.
December 10, 2018

ANC Youth League conference postponed (again)

Failure by the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) branches throughout the country to finalise the sitting of branch general meetings (BGMs) has led to the postponement of the much-anticipated league’s national elective conference.
December 10, 2018

Inside the Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep on going out

A major court battle is looming against suppliers that Eskom blames for shoddy workmanship at Kusile and Medupi power stations, which contributed to load shedding.
December 10, 2018

Ramaphosa steps in as SABC board digs in its heels

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants a full board within six weeks, while uncertainty still looms over Treasury guarantee.
December 10, 2018

Radio bosses suspended as more women start to speak out

The culture of toxic masculinity that has infected Lotus FM over the past two decades is finally being exposed and dealt with.
December 9, 2018

Batohi’s appointment as NPA boss irks some of her new colleagues

She’s not short on detractors, but Batohi’s former colleagues say she’ll ensure the NPA evolves from being ‘a lapdog to a watchdog’.
December 9, 2018

Steenhuisen wins DA internal battle

The DA’s federal executive has paved the way for the party’s parliamentary chief whip, John Steenhuisen, to resume his post by approving his request for a “special condonation”.
December 9, 2018

‘No link’ between tender and SABC board resignations

Former SABC board members have denied suggestions that there was any link between their resignations this week and the debacle over the awarding of a security tender to Mafoko Security Patrols.
December 9, 2018

Fierce email exchange sheds light on Necsa board dismissal

Heated email exchanges between Energy Minster Jeff Radebe and the axed board of the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) have laid bare the events leading up to the structure’s dissolution.
December 9, 2018

No Christmas for families in Alex

Their children will not get clothes for Christmas this year, and they won’t have school uniforms for next year.
December 9, 2018

Pravin Gordhan fumes about Eskom at Chiba memorial

The struggle is far from over and today the country is going to need people who will be courageous enough to speak out because it is about time we said eight years of corruption is enough.
December 9, 2018

Luthuli House stops North West fightback

Luthuli House has stepped in to avoid an impasse in North West after the seven mayors – ordered by the provincial task team to resign – pushed back.
December 11, 2018

Rapping gender boss is a human ‘wrecking ball’

Staff and sources say a volatile Nare has cultivated a culture of fear, intimidation and bullying, but the commission says she is encouraging dialogue.
December 9, 2018

China blasts rover to ‘dark side’ of moon

The Chang’e 4 lunar probe mission launched yesterday in a bid to become the world’s first to explore the far side of the moon.
December 11, 2018

Municipal CFO could be forced to pay back salary

Report by forensic investigative accounting firm says misrepresentation of his qualifications for R1.2 million-a-year job is ‘grossly dishonest’.
December 11, 2018

David Mabuza ‘niece’ a disgraced school clerk

A woman who allegedly posed as Deputy President David Mabuza’s niece and mired his name in an assassination plot is a disgraced former school clerk.
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December 9 2018