16 adult, 26 stillborn corpses stranded in open trailer on Joburg highway

Coffins containing the corpses of 16 adults and 26 stillborn babies have been left stranded on the M1 highway in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Wednesday. The 42 bodies were being transported in an open trailer from Charlotte Maxeke Hospital to Olifantsvlei Cemetery in Eldorado Park, to be buried. JMPD spokesperson Chief […]
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Officer investigated for fraud was nominated for trip to France

Instead of suspending a high-ranking police officer who is under investigation for fraud, the police wanted to send her on a trip to France. The Portfolio Committee on Police on Wednesday took a dim view when acting head of crime intelligence Major General King Bhoyi Ngcobo – who has been described in the press as […]
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Public Protector CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel after 8 months

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel just eight months after joining the chapter nine institution in March this year. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana confirmed on Tuesday that Dlamini had resigned and cited personal reasons for his resignation. “The Public Protector has accepted the resignation. His last day will be […]
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Just in SA – Power tariffs increase, municipalities do not pay

Eskom has tried to explain their request for a tariff increase of almost 20 percent to Nersa, but it seems that several municipalities simply do not pay for Eskom services. Direct consumers of Eskom Power, such as farmers and industries, will be severely affected by the requested tariff increase. Now it appears that Eskom does […]
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Zackie Achmat: SA is on the verge of ‘chaos’ – Yes we know that already!

We must accept we are in an extremely dangerous situation where, unless we do something, we will create the moment of chaos.” This is the warning to South Africa from 55-year-old anti-apartheid activist and acclaimed Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) co-founder Zackie Achmat. “Everyone I know, all of us just hope Cyril [Ramaphosa] will win [the […]
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Top anti-poaching cop fired due to alleged “trumped-up charges”

One of South Africa’s top anti-rhino poaching cops has been fired on allegedly “trumped-up charges” and is now unemployed and looking for a job. “It is appalling … the whole thing is a circus,” Warrant Officer JP van Zyl-Roux’s attorney Jacques Botha told The Witness. After 29 years in the police force, the latter 10 […]
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ESKOM FACING CASHFLOW TROUBLE – THEN STOP SPENDING MONEY ON BONUSES

Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said the firm’s sales growth had been muted while its operating cost was very high and its tariff for the current financial year was low. South Africa’s scandal-plagued power utility Eskom said on Monday it was not insolvent but was facing serious liquidity issues and would be in “trouble” if the […]
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HERO TO ZERO: CAPE TOWN COP ARRESTED IN DRUG BUST WAS NOMINATED FOR AWARD

Clinton Langeveldt was arrested this week after he was found in possession of tens of thousands of mandrax tablets. In what may be a case of hero to zero, it’s emerged the City of Cape Town law enforcement officer arrested in a major mandrax bust was nominated for an outstanding service award last year. On […]
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How you will pay for Zuma’s free education plan

The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP houses and increasing taxes. With the country facing an unpre-cedented R50.8‑billion revenue hole, a treasury document has been put before President Jacob Zuma by the presidential fiscal committee, outlining possible areas where budgets could […]
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SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS THREATEN TO HALT FOOD PRODUCTION IF GOVERNMENT DOESN’T STEP IN TO HELP

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) on Thursday admitted that crime was a huge concern for everyone, including farmers, and that safety and security was not just a single-day initiative, but required a proactive response. Kwanalu was responding to threats by some farmers to halt food production to force the government to protect them after the […]
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