‘Bogus’ online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe. Dr Joe was an online service for members of the GEMS medical aid scheme who wanted to discuss health concerns with a doctor. […]
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SOUTH AFRICAN MAN STONED TO DEATH BY MOB AFTER BEING CAUGHT RAPING A SIX YEAR OLD GIRL

A South African man has been stoned to death by a mob after they allegedly caught him raping a six-year-old girl. The unnamed man was killed with rocks on an estate in the north of Durban, the country’s third-biggest city. Police have started investigations into both the stoning and the rape allegations. Lieutenant Colonel Zwane […]
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Treatment waiting times continue to surge as KZN cancer services fail

Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC’s report but Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information. Keeka alleges the data […]
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Politicians stifle murder investigations

The investigation into the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa has stalled and may never yield results, say highly placed intelligence sources, with one explaining that politicians have issued instructions to stop the inquiry. “The people who were involved are known and there is little police can do about it. We […]
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Energy minister slips up on oil plan

Minister of Energy Mmamoloko Kubayi is backtracking on the investigation into the sale of the country’s oil reserves, say highly placed sources. But the minister has denied this outright. In May, Kubayi announced in Parliament that she would investigate the controversial sale by the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) of 10-million barrels of the country’s fuel […]
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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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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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INDEPENDENT ENGINEER TO ASSESS N3 PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSE

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says an independent structural engineer will now assess the N3 pedestrian bridge collapse that left five people injured. The collapse happened at the Geldenhuys interchange in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The N3 is still closed in both directions and could stay that way until the weekend, […]
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Gupta-linked finance chief of Eskom Anoj Singh- suspended

State-owned power utility Eskom has suspended its chief financial officer Anoj Singh on a precautionary basis‚ pending the outcome of a forensic investigation. The suspension‚ The Times has learned‚ follows an urgent intervention by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his counterpart at Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. This comes after Eskom was faced with a threat […]
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Wounded father lies helpless as young daughter is shot dead by intruder

A father lay helpless with bullet wounds as his 12-year-old daughter was shot dead in their family home in Bethelsdorp in Port Elizabeth last week. Bethelsdorp police said an intruder forced his way into the home after the father refused him entry. “The family was asleep when they heard loud knocking on their front door. […]
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