Fikile Mbalula: Most farmers are not a “bunch of racists”

Most farmers are not a “bunch of racists”‚ says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. “There are rotten potatoes which from time to time play themselves out in different episodes‚” he told a media conference in Pretoria on Wednesday. “There will be from time to time episodes that play themselves out in terms of racists attacks‚” Mbalula […]
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Jacaranda FM Advertiser ‘Had Enough’, Pulls Advertising Worth R100K

“Black people should stop saying we [white people] are to blame for their problems”.  Eric Barnard Meubels in Pretoria has pulled its advertising from Jacaranda FM because they do not want to be associated with a station that “gets involved with politics and mix it with business”. Manager and director of the popular furniture store, […]
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Suspect walks into cash depot empty-handed and leaves R9-million richer without any effort

The Hawks in the Northern Cape on Tuesday say they are still looking for a man who duped a cash depot into handing over R9-million to him. The man and his accomplice took off with the loot without any aggression‚ without any hostages‚ without any guns or explosives. The tale of how they made off […]
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Thousands of illegal KZN ANC members uncovered ahead of December conference

A northern KwaZulu-Natal councillor has claimed that they have uncovered thousands of illegal ANC members ahead of the elective conference in December. ANC councillor in Pongola‚ Nqaba Mkhwanazi‚ who gave evidence on Monday at the Moerane Commission which is sitting in KwaZulu-Natal to investigate political violence in the province‚ cited factionalism and corruption as being […]
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EXCLUSIVE: Cash Paymaster Systems made R1-billion profit paying social grants

Over the past five years Cash Paymaster Systems recorded a pre-tax profit of R1.1-billion from paying social grants on behalf of the government, the outsourced service provider told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. After tax the net profit came to R705-million, the now infamous American-listed company said. That translates to a profit to shareholders of […]
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Mother of Mitchells Plain accused of killing newborn, hiding body under mattress

A Mitchells Plain mother has been arrested after she allegedly choked her newborn son to death and hid him under a mattress. According to a source close to the case, the woman was pregnant by a married man. The incident happened at the mother’s Beacon Valley home on Saturday afternoon. A suspicious visitor told her […]
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Home Affairs Director-General placed on ‘suspension’ without any reason given – Government is hiring and firing again

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has announced the department’s Director-General Mkuseli Apleni, has been placed on precautionary suspension as of Monday. The minister announced the suspension in a terse, one-line statement on Monday afternoon.The sanction was confirmed in a one-sentence statement released by Mkhize without any reason given. Apleni’s tenure at the department of Home […]
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Zumas house of cards tumbling around him

On this day in 2008, the then ANC national executive committee (NEC) met to deliberate on the controversial Nicholson judgment. The die had already been cast. Outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court a week earlier, the then ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema had declared “the problem in the country is Thabo Mbeki and his people”. […]
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83 SANDF Cars Destroyed In Fire In Wallmannstal during fire rescue training – They should contain fires, not create fires

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it’s investigating an incident where 83 military vehicles were destroyed in a fire at its vehicle depot in Wallmannstal, north of Pretoria. The incident took place last week when the fire rescue team was conducting training at the area, the grass caught fire and subsequently spread to […]
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‘The new Guptas’ score billion-rand deal

South Africa’s “new Guptas” — former jailbirds Gayton McKenzie and Kenny Kunene — are being lined up to be BEE partners in a multibillion-rand gas deal. The pair, said to enjoy a cosy relationship with President Jacob Zuma, travelled to Russia three weeks ago to sell themselves to Russian company Rosgeo as possible BEE partners […]
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