SA deploys more women UN peacekeepers to curb sexual abuse

The United Nations believes that putting more women peacekeepers in the field may curb sexual abuse by its own troops. South Africa, which has been accused of some of the worst sexual offences in the UN, currently has the highest number of women deployed on peacekeeping missions according to Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, but two […]
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Mbalula warns crime intelligence over its own ‘criminal’ elements

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned the country’s crime intelligence unit that he is going after rogue elements within it, and that they are not immune to the law. News24 can reveal that it is suspected that rogue crime intelligence activities are linked to, among other matters, the underworld nightclub security takeover which has resulted […]
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Scopa to call KPMG to parliament over SARS ‘rogue unit’ retraction

Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Sopa) will call KPMG to appear before parliament to account on its conduct regarding the SA Revenue Service (SARS) ‘rogue unit’ report and the subsequent withdrawal of some parts of this report, it said in a statement on Monday. Scopa’s ANC study group whip Mnyamezeli Booi said: “KPMG must […]
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Moyane clings to existence of so-called ‘rogue unit’ despite KPMG confession

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has insisted that there is evidence to support the notion of a so-called “rogue unit” in Sars, despite a blow from auditing firm KPMG which withdrew its findings on the unit. Moyane announced in a press briefing on Monday that the South African Revenue Service is now pursuing legal action against […]
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MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH FORMER SPRINGBOK CAPTAIN SON’S MURDER

Former springbok captain, Hennie Muller’s son, Steven, was brutally murdered in Brackenfell on Friday. The 64-year-old pensioner’s body was allegedly found with severe head injuries, although it is not yet known what weapon was used. In an interview with Netwerk24 Muller’s brother Len said it was believed that Steven had known his attacker. “The police […]
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Can we believe this: ‘I didn’t conspire with Zuma’ – Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has denied conspiring with the presidency and State Security Agency‚ saying her office remains independent. In papers filed in the High Court in Pretoria‚ the Reserve Bank accused Mkhwebane of meeting with President Jacob Zuma’s office and the State Security Agency before releasing her report on missing apartheid funds. The report […]
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Zuma won’t let Public Protector dictate to him on #StateCapture inquiry

Pretoria – Jacob Zuma will not be dictated to by the Public Protector, or any other State functionary, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “One of the points we raise is that the remedial action [prescribed by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela] is telling the president [Zuma] that he has no discretion on […]
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ANC KZN leaders to appeal court ruling that its 2015 election was ‘unlawful and void’

The ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal leadership will appeal against this morning’s high court ruling that the outcome of the November 2015 provincial conference, which elected it, is unlawful. Mdumiseni Ntuli, spokesperson for the provincial executive committee, said in brief interview on the steps of the high court in Pietermaritzburg that the committee would file a notice of […]
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Public protector vows to ‘set the record straight’ on Reserve Bank allegations.

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will file court papers to “set the record straight” in response to an affidavit submitted by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Monday which alleges Mkhwebane plotted with the presidency and the State Security Agency (SSA) to change the constitutional mandate of the bank. Cleopatra Mosana, the spokesperson for the […]
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A UNIQUE CULTURE OF RESISTANCE IN SOUTH-AFRICA

There is a remarkably unique culture of resistance in South Africa which basically works like this: The price of a train ticket goes up by 50c – annual increase. Because they have to pay R10 instead of R9-50 now, a group of unhappy citizens, usually representing a particular segment of our population, decide to set […]
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