Saturday, June 25, 2016

Transport officials launch youth road safety summit in Pretoria

Leonie Pretorius
25 June 2016

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has arranged a two-day national youth summit on road safety.

The event is being held in Pretoria under the theme, ‘Being Safe is Cool’.

Peters has been joined by transport MECs, a delegation from the United Nations and other stakeholders.


She says the summit is aimed at encouraging the youth of South Africa to participate meaningfully and decisively in road safety to reduce road killings.

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Business owners call for arrests

Leonie Pretorius

25 June 2016

Business owners in Tshwane have appealed for those behind the violence and looting of shops in the townships to be arrested, adding the crime is killing their livelihood.

The African National Congress’ Tshwane mayoral candidateThoko Didiza visited the capital's CBD yesterday, where she met with taxi drivers and local residents.

This was Didiza's first interaction with the people of Tshwane since her appointment which sparked violent protests.

Five people were killed and at least 200 arrested in the demonstrations.

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SABC says the banning of protest visuals will not affect factual reporting.

Leonie Pretorius

25 June 2016


The South African Broadcasting Corporation  says while it will not be airing footage of violent protests, this will not impact on factual reporting by the public broadcaster.

It presented its reasoning behind the decision not to broadcast footage of violent protests where property is destroyed.

In a statement to by COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng last month, he said the reason is to prevent copycat behaviour.

The SABC also said broadcasting footage of violent protests was affecting brand South Africa internationally and discouraged foreign investment.

Media Monitoring Africa together with three other civil organisations have been presenting their cases against the SABC to Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s  complaints committee.

SABC representative Bantubonke Dakota says the SABC will show images of destruction of property, but only after the incidents, to prevent different communities copying what they see on TV.


He says while protesters vandalising property will not be aired, the result of the protest will be broadcast.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

IFP launches Manifesto in Cape Town

Kolping Mbumba
24 June 2016

The Inkatha Freedom Party has officially launched its Local Government Election Manifesto in Cape Town today. IFP President Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi in his address says those who vote have the power to hire and fire.

He says “It is always good to be with the people of Cape Town. There is a spirit of goodwill here that is quite unique and it never fails to encourage me. 

"No matter what kind of hardship you face, there is always an enduring sense of hope. You are my kind of people, because I too will never give up.”

He added that “Something needs to be done to get municipalities working so that they fulfil their constitutional mandate and actually meet the people’s needs.”

“Fortunately, you and I are in control of making that change. We are not helpless victims of a corrupt system, at the mercy of weak leadership. We are, in fact, the most powerful players in this system, because democracy places the power in the hands of voters.” Buthelezi concluded.


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3 SABC Journalists suspended for disagreeing with management

 Mbasa Gqokoma
24 June 2016

Three of SABC journalists have been suspend for allegedly disagreeing with an instruction not to cover a Right to Know campaign protest against a decision announced by the Public Broadcaster not to show visuals of violent protest.

Meanwhile, Right to Know Campaign Communications Officer Busi Matabane says in a statement, this latest move by management is outrageous.

She added that this latest purge, at a time of growing concern about the state of the broadcaster and an ICASA hearing into SABC censorship, makes it clear that Hlaudi has only contempt for those who work under him, for ethos and ethics of public broadcasting, and for the public to whom he ought to account.

Matabane emphasided that they demand the removal of Hlaudi before he can do further damage to the SABC.


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Right2Know to stand in solidarity with organisations at a picket outside ICASA

Kolping Mbumba
24 June 2016

Right2Know activists will today stand in solidarity with allied organisations at a picket outside ICASA.

The regulator's Complaints and Compliance Committee will be hearing a formal complaint brought by Media Monitoring Africa, SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and the Freedom of Expression Institute regarding the SABC's decision to ban visuals of the destruction of property in protests across its news and current affairs bulletins.

Right2Know Communicator Busi Mtabane said “Right2Know campaign activists will today stand in solidarity with allied organisations at a picket outside ICASA.”

Meanwhile, DA will also picket outside the ICASA headquarters ahead of a hearing on the SABC’s ban on the airing of footage of violent protest.

DA National Spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme says “We believe South Africans need to be shown the truth, nothing but the truth about the conditions in South Africa.”

We therefore today will be supporting the civil society organisations that brought that to ICASA.” She added.

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Stellenbosch to consider isiXhosa in its new language policy

Mbasa Gqokoma
24 June 2016

Stellenbosch University says the development of isiXhosa as an academic language forms part of its new language policy.

Earlier this week, the institution announced that from January, both English and Afrikaans will receive equal status at the institution. 

Some students and academics have been vocal in their calls for the language policy to be repaired.

The university’s Susan Van Der Merwe says the university wants to bring in other languages.

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DA Leader Mmusi Maimane to address mass public meeting in PE

Kolping Mbumba
24 June 2016


DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will address a mass public meeting in PE's Northern Areas. 

Maimane, who will be joined by DA Mayoral Candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip, will introduce the DA's capable and committed team of Northern Areas candidates to the community. 

The meeting will be followed by the flighting of the DA's first mayoral poster. 

The DA is set on winning Nelson Mandela Bay at this year's municipal election, to lead in a clean government focused on delivering better services, stopping corruption and creating jobs.

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Thoko Didiza to tour Tshwane today

Nontando Mafanya
23 June 2016

ANC MP Thoko Didiza is expected to tour Tshwane on Friday in the wake of widespread protests against the party's decision to nominate her as the metro's mayoral candidate.

 She would be briefed about the city’s programmes, Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Thursday.

Didiza on Thursday said the violent protests, looting, and destruction of public property that followed Monday’s announcement of her nomination were


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High Court to reveal whether President Jacob Zuma and the NPA can appeal its decision

Kolping Mbumba
24 June 2016

The High Court in Pretoria will this morning reveal whether President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority can appeal its decision that the NPA must pursue corruption charges against the president.

Last month, three judges ruled that then NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe was wrong to withdraw corruption charges against Zuma in 2008.

But both Zuma and the NPA have applied for leave to appeal the ruling. The Democratic Alliance says it’s confident that the judges will deny Zuma and the NPA leave to appeal their decision.


A trial date has been set for October.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Opposition parties in EC boycott the state of the Metro address

Mbasa Gqokoma
23 June 2016

Disgruntled opposition parties from the Buffalo City Metro council yesterday boycotted the state of the metro address at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, where Mayor Alfred Mtsi made his last address outlining the metro plans towards 2030.

For the first time in history, the council’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, shunned the event.

The party was not alone in its boycott as COPE and the PAC also reportedly boycotted the event, leaving only one opposition councillor from the ACDP.


DA councillor Jan Smit said the party had decided to boycott the event as a way of showing its dissatisfaction and discontent with the current state of BCM.

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SJC calls for a faster investigation on Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s case

Mbasa Gqokoma
23 June 2016

The Social Justice Coalition says it is unacceptable that a case involving a Khayelitsha teenager that was found murdered in a communal toilet has been postponed ten times.

Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s body was found in a nearby toilet on the 2nd of March 2016.

SJC’s Nomthetho Kilo says the delays in this case are demoralising for Sinoxolo’s family and for the community members following the case.

Kilo says “ With each new postponement, harm is inflicted not only on Sinoxolo’s family and friends, but also on survivors of GBV who may choose to suffer in silence rather than submit themselves to secondary victimisation at the hands of an inefficient justice system.”



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The case of Winnie Rust continuing

Nontando Mafanya
23 June 2016

The two men accused of killing author Winnie Rust will hear the outcome of their bail applications when they appear in the Wellington Magistrate's Court today.

Rust was killed in her home in May.

Investigating Officer Cornelius de Lange told the court last Monday that according to accused statement who is 18, his uncle forced him to help rob the couple's house.


The teen pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and murder. Johannes had not pleaded yet.

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Springboks will Kick-Off their 2016 Rugby Championship campaign on August 20

Nontando Mafanya
23 June 2016

The Springboks will open their 2016 Rugby Championship campaign with a home match against Argentina at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on August 20.

This comes after SANZAAR on Thursday announced the match schedule and kick-off times for the Rugby Championship.


The tournament will for the first time also include a match played at Twickenham Stadium on October 8 between Argentina and 2015 Championship winners Australia.


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DA dinied on spending less to poorer communities

Nontando Mafanya
23 June 2016

Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi says the perception that the Democratic Alliance spends less in poorer communities is not true.

Baloyi was one of the panelists speaking at a special 702 elections broadcast in Meyerton yesterday. Leaders in the Midvaal from the DA, African National Congress, Economic Freedom Fighters and Freedom Front Plus presented their manifestos for the upcoming local government elections.


 Baloyi says as the youngest mayor in the country, he has a lot to offer, but ANC Emfuleni Mayor Simon Mofokeng says the DA’s service delivery is skewed in favour of affluent areas.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Boy dies after he was hit by a train in Retreat, Cape Town

Mbasa Gqokoma
22 June 2016

Two teenage boys were hit by a train at the White Road train crossing in the Retreat area in Cape Town earlier today.

The boys were allegedly riding on a bike and apparently did not see the oncoming train when they crossed the rail.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring says, “When paramedics arrived on scene they found that one of the boys sustained severe head injuries.”

He says “Unfortunately, there was nothing that paramedics could do for him and he was declared dead on scene.”

He added that “The other boy sustained critical injuries including various fractures and head injuries.”

The injured boy was treated and transported by ER24 to Groote Schuur Hospital for urgent treatment, he added.


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Cosatu reject claims that protests in Tshwane are fuelled by leaders

Christopher Petersen
22 June 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Union in a statement says it is deeply troubled by reports that imply that the incidents in Tshwane are sponsored by some leaders of the movement in collusion with tenderpreneurs. 

COSATU national spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says the federation calls for a thotough investigation of these allegations and for the immediate arrest of the plotters and perpetrators if they are discovered. Pamla explains……


“There are allegations in what we see happening in Tshwane,The political violence and vandalism that is taking place there is sponsored.

We don’t take these reports lightly because we think that any form of anarchy that is going to be sponsored either by business people or by political individuals needs to be thouroghly eradicated from within the movement itself but also in our political environment. 

So as COSATU are calling for an investigation of this allegations and we want to discover the perpetrators to be dealt with because we cannot have a political system in the country where people can sponsor this kind of anarchy and vandalism”

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Former SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle has been found in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal

Christopher Petersen
22 June 2016

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Solly Mokoetle has been found in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.

He was reported missing on Friday after he was last seen at his house in Umhlanga, Durban.

It’s understood that he suffered a stroke. Mokoetle's wife Zola Mthuli says details are still sketchy.


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Stellenbosch University’s Council to decide today on proposed language policy

Kolping Mbumba
22 June 2016


Stellenbosch University's council will today make a final decision on the proposed new language policy. 

It would consider the draft policy, published on the university's website, as well as amendments proposed by council and the institutional forum. 

In November 2015, the university announced that all learning at the institution would be in English, as it was the common language in the country. 

It added that "substantial academic support" would be provided in other South African languages, according to students' needs.

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COSATU postpones strike over poor public transport

Kolping Mbumba
22 June 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape has decided to postpone a strike over poor public transport services in Cape Town which had been planned for today.


The trade union federation had called a one-day strike to highlight grievances over poor Metrorail and bus services.

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Accident happened in Vanderbijlpark

Kolping Mbumba
22 June 2016

A Man in his early twenties was left with critical injuries after he was knocked by a bakkie yersterday.

the accident occurred on the corner of Frikkie Meyr Boulevard and Jan Van Riebeek Boulercad in Vanderbijlpark.

ER24 Spokesperson Pieter Rassouw  says  It is bielieved that the man was begging at the intersection when he was hit by the bakkie.

Rassouw says “ER24 paramedics responded to the scene and found the man lying in the middle of the road.

He said “he was treated sustained multiple critical injuries including carious fractures and head injuries.”

“he was treated and transported by ER24 to sebokeng for further Treatment.” Said Rassouw

“the deiver of the bakkie did not sustain any injuries, but was assessed for shock” he condluded


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Corruption Watch looking for more time for Thuli Madonsela

Nontando Mafanya
22 June 2016

Corruption Watch has asked Parliament to give South Africans more time to share their views about the candidates in the running to be the country's next Public Protector.


The NGO has written to the parliamentary committee responsible for choosing Thuli Madonsela's successor, asking for a five-day extension of the time allocated for comments and objections.

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Police trying their best to calm Tshwane Situation

Kolping Mbumba
22 june 2016

Police officers and lawmen from across Gauteng are bracing for another day of civil unrest in Tshwane after reports of widespread violence overnight.

This follows days of protests in Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal and Mabopane after the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the extensive metro.


On Tuesday busses were torched and police were stretched thin to crush mass looting of malls and shops owned by foreign nationals in the townships.

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Train disrupted near Sir Lowry’s Pass in Cape Town

Nontando Mafanya
22 June 2016

Two people are in a critical condition after a train disrupted near Sir Lowry’s Pass in Cape Town.

 it’s allegedly understood  five wagons on the goods train came off the tracks yesterday.


The cause of the derailment is not known at this stage.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A mother of two siblings shot dead in Mtata. The Arosi Family

Christopher Petersen
21 June 2016

The mother of the two siblings shot dead in Mthatha on Sunday has also died.

Lindiwe Arosi is said to have died soon after she was admitted to the Nelson Mandela
Central Hospital with gun wounds to her stomach on Sunday night. 

Arosi’s death comes after her son Buntu and daughter Ntandokazi died when four men armed with R5s opened fire on them on Sunday night. 

Ntandokazi Arosi was injured during the shooting and rushed to hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. Her husband Sazi Arosi, died of natural causes almost three weeks ago. 

Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said no arrests had been made yet. He said there are strong leads they are following and arrests will be made soon. 

Fatyela says "51 year old woman together with her two children,a 5 year old boy and a 21year old girl was gunned down by unknown suspect that arrived at their place at waterfall park Umtata on Sunday 20:00pm. At this stage no arrests has been made but police are following very good leads that might lead tothe right source of it all.Murder docets were opened at the police station for further investigation."

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Thoko Didiza’s Mayoral Candidate Cause Unrest In Tshwane

Christopher Petersen
21 June 2016

The authorisation by the African National Congress of Thoko Didiza as the party's mayoral candidate for Tshwane has been blamed for the unrest in Atteridgeville and Mamelodi.

Didiza is seen as a compromise candidate, who  jumped in when the ANC’s Gauteng leadership was unhappy with the three names supplied by the party’s branches.

ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte described Didiza as a “senior and seasoned leader” when she confirmed her as the mayoral candidate for Tshwane yesterday.

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Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana Launches HEAIDS Training Initiative

Kolping Mbumba
21 June 2016

Healthy and productive graduates are one of the cornerstones of a healthy economy.

Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana said on Monday. Universities and colleges provide the ideal environment within which to improve knowledge about HIV, other STIs and TB and to promote testing and other services to protect and care for young people.

Manana launched the Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids initiative First Things First, at Thekwini College in Durban.


HEAIDS is a national collaboration devoted to promoting education and awareness of HIV and other health and social issues affecting young people.

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Tshwane residents continue protesting

Kolping Mbumba
21 June 2016

Residents of Tshwane townships have returned to the streets to continue protesting as they demand Kgosientso Ramokgopa be the mayoral candidate for the city.

Maunde Street in Attridgeville has been closed with burning tyres and debris.

Residents have chased away journalists saying they don't want media in the area.

A small group approached journalists’ cars with rocks in hand and told us to leave the area.

The Darspoort tunnel in Pretoria West is also closed due to Protest action.


Information coming out of Hammanskraal also indicates that the N1 has been blocked by protesters.

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Man accused of raping a woman at UCT to appear in court

Kolping Mbumba
21 June 2016

The man accused of raping at least one woman at the University of Cape Town will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

 The 35-year-old was arrested near the Rhodes Memorial on March 12, days after UCT offered a R100 000 reward for information about the attacks on several students.

He faces a charge of raping and robbing a 23-year-old woman at the bottom of the Rhodes Memorial on November 19, 2015. There was a possibility he could be linked to other attacks in the area.


On Thursday, March 10, another UCT student was attacked, assaulted, and raped off campus.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

General Holomisa: The ANC-led Government can no longer be Trusted

Kolping Mbumba
20 June 2016

During its weekend Road Show, the President of the United Democratic Movement, General Bantu Holomisa says the ANC-led government can no longer be trusted because they are thieves.

This was his message in Buffalo City Metro and in OR Tambo district during a weekend roadshow in parts of the province.

Holomisa urged hundreds of voters to bring change to BCM by outvoting the ANC come August3.

And in Mthatha yesterday, the UDM leader allegedly chanted “down with thieves, down” as he started addressing about 300 excited party supporters.


Meanwhile Holomisa welcomed about 50 new members to his party, said to be former ANC members, at a community hall in Slovo Township in Ward 12.

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Popular long street club to donate it’s taking to family of murdered doorman

Kolping Mbumba
20 June 2016

Beerhouse operations manager Murray Slater says Popular Long Street doorman, Joe Kanyona, will be remembered this week, a year after he was murdered in cold blood.

Slater has told reporters today, that Beerhouse is donating every cent of sales to Joe's Legacy fund which assists his family.

 They are hoping to raise at least R40, 000 through various fundraisers.

Three men have been charged with Kanyona’s fatal stabbing at the Cape Town pub a year ago.


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City’s disaster centre says it’s on high alert after flooding this weekend

Christopher Petersen
20 June 2016


The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management Centre says it remains on high alert after flooding at the weekend. 

Some low-lying informal settlements have been affected by heavy rains across the Cape Peninsula. 

Non-governmental organisations are providing residents with hot meals, blankets and food parcels. 

So far the City said that no damage to property had been reported since the wet conditions wreaked havoc in the areas. 

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith confirmed that 33 different areas had been affected by the floods this year, which is half of the reported number last year. 

The City says it is hoping that wet conditions will clear by Thursday, but emergency plans are in place.

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Tourist on a Johannesburg tour bus allegedly robbed by fake cops

Christopher Petersen
20 June 2016

Tourists from India fell victim to a group of robbers who pretended to be police officers in Johannesburg at the weekend.

The tourists were travelling on the M2 on a tour bus on Saturday when two men, dressed as police offices, stopped the bus and boarded.


Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said  that the two suspects robbed the driver of R800, and made off with around $700 and four cellphones from the tourists, before speeding off in an unmarked white VW Polo.

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Authority bill of Border Management to be dealt with after elections

Christopher Petersen
20 June 2016

A draft law allowing for the establishment of an main authority to control South Africa's borders will be on Parliament's agenda after the August polls. 

The Border Management Authority Bill was recently tabled in the National Legislature. Currently, various departments are involved in securing the country's borders. 

The proposed legislation aims to pull them all together under one body to close any gaps in security. 

Cabinet approved the bill in September 2015, which aims to address inefficiencies in the state's ability to secure the country's ports of entry.


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Port Elizabeth Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison.

Kolping Mbumba
20 June 2016

A Port Elizabeth man who deceived investors of at least R6 million will have to pay all of the money back.

The 55-year-old man is believed to have promised investors their investment would grow by up to 35% a month.

He was found guilty in the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crimes Court this week and sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Hawks spokesperson Anelisa Feni says the fraudster is also required to pay back an additional R500, 000 in curator fees.

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10 and 20 millimetres rainfall is expected in the Western Cape

Nontando Mafanya
20 June 2016

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management officials are readying themselves for another cold snap.

The weather office has predicted rainfall between 10 and 20 millimetres across the Western Cape today.

Officials say low lying areas, including some informal settlements, are likely to be hardest hit.


The South African Weather Services has issued an advisory of aggressive winter weather conditions across the province over the next few days.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

DA says Didiza deployment shows ANC fears losing

Nontando Mafanya
19 June 2016

the Democratic Alliance’s Solly Msimanga said The decision by the ANC to deploy former public works minister Thoko Didiza as a mayoral candidate in Tshwane shows that the party fears losing the metro.


Msimanga said  The ANC last night failed to announce a mayoral candidate for Tshwane, which is the surest sign yet that the ANC is deeply internally divided in Tshwane and paralyzed by factionalism

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nine motorist have been arrested during traffic operation

Nontando Mafanya
18 June 2016

Nine motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence during traffic operations across the Western Cape.

Officials tested more than 860 drivers overnight at so-called alcohol-blitz roadblocks.

Traffic spokesperson Jacques Mostert said, One person was arrested for false documentation and they also confiscated two vehicles. 


Mostert has advised motorists to adhere to the rules of the road.

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School girl found dead in Ngqamakhwe

Nontando Mafanya
18 June 2016

A 20-year-old schoolgirl was found murdered in a donga at Ngcisinde, in Ngqamakhwe, by village boys on Wednesday, police said.

 "Nonelwa Mdleleni was last seen on Wednesday during the afternoon while she was coming from school.

She never reached her home. Community and family members have been looking for her.

 Police suspect that the perpetrator knew she was walking alone from school to her home," said police spokesperson Jackson Manatha in a statement.


Manatha said Ngqamakhwe police are investigating a case of murder.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Body of a murdered teen found in the same area

Kolping Mbumba
17 June 2016

The body of a missing teenager from Missionvale, Algoa Park was found early this morning, outside a house in the same area.

It is alleged that 17- Year Old Charmaine Magielies left home in Camaro Street to visit her brother who resides nearby.

Later that day, her parents reported her missing at SAPS Algoa Park. Police Spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidoo says “Circumstances surrounding her death is under investigation.”


Police have opened a murder case. Anyone who can assist police in their investigation is asked to contact Detective Captain Harold Seku at SAPS Algoa Park on 0798967749, she concluded. 

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Maiden bursaries found unconstitutional

Leonie Pretorius
17 June 2016

The investigation by the Commission for Gender Equality on the so-called maiden bursary has been found to be unconstitutional, and must be discontinued.

The commission probed the initiative which was introduced by the uThukela municipality.

The bursary was issued to young girls on the basis of virginity.
The Commission has argued that this violates the right to equality, dignity and privacy.


However, those who have already been awarded the bursaries were asked to retain them.

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Suspected thief killed in shootout with police in Kraaifontein

Christopher Petersen
17 June 2016

A suspected robber has been killed during a shootout with police in Kraaifontein.

Two officers responded to a robbery yesterday morning, and it’s alleged a group of about eight men opened fire as the South African Police Service members approached them.


The Independent Police Investigative Directorate's Robbie Raburabu says the officers then returned fire, killing one of the suspects. 

He says When police returned fire, one of them was shot dead, the others managed to escape. 

Then they discovered the firearm of the deceased and the serial number is still being checked by the police.

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SASSA ‘has no option’ but court action over illegal deductions

Leonie Pretorius

17 June 2016

The South African Social Security Agency says it has no other option but to take Grindrod Bank and Cash Paymaster Services to court for allegedly making illegal deductions from the bank accounts of beneficiaries. 

Grindrod Bank is now seeking legal clarity on new social grant regulations, which make certain deductions unlawful. 

The new law was announced by the Social Development Department last month. 

Sassa’s manager for grants policy support, Dianne Dunkerley, says, “There has been much media coverage about people who are walking away with maybe R20 of their old-age pensions and they tried a number of ways to try and address this.”

She says “The amended regulation went on to say that if their beneficiaries are paid through a method determined by them, then there won’t be any deductions of any nature.”


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