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Various memorial services planned for Chester Williams
8 September 2019, 7:04 AM

Various memorial services have been planned for former Springbok rugby player Chester Williams this coming week, but funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised.

WP Rugby has also conveyed its condolences to the Williams family.

He earned 63 caps for DHL Western Province between 1991 and 1998.

He made his Springbok debut against Argentine in 1993 and played 27 tests for South Africa.

Williams died of a suspected heart attack in Cape Town on Friday at the age of 49.

Meanwhile, his younger brother says he was the family’s pillar of strength. Emile Williams has described his brother as his role model.

“Chester was the one who put me through school, he was my mentor. If I need some advice he will always reply. This couple of months he sent me many messages to say he loved me and my sister, so it’s a tough time for the family. We gonna miss him. He’s always been my rock, I’ve always looked up to him.”

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WATCH LIVE: EFF briefs media in Braamfontein
5 September 2019, 12:29 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is briefing the media in Braamfontein on a range issues.

 

Mkhwebane “extra cautious and afraid of the courts”
22 July 2019, 1:42 PM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says the Constitutional Court’s decision to uphold a punishing cost order against her, will make her extra cautious and afraid of the courts.

In a majority judgement, the land’s highest court dismissed her petition for appeal, finding that the cost order from the High Court in Pretoria was justified.

The cost order had to do with remedial action Mkhwebane sought in respect of the so-called lifeboat agreement between the Reserve Bank and Bankorp.

Mkhwebane can’t appeal the Constitutional Court judgment against her. She says she will study the judgment before she gives a comprehensive reaction.

The Public Protector maintains that she acted in good faith during her investigation and disagrees with the judgment that she lied under oath.

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Former Bosasa executives’ court case postponed
5 July 2019, 11:21 AM

The case against former Bosasa executives and former Correctional Services officials has been postponed to October 24 in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

The group have been charged with fraud and corruption amounting to R1.6 billion following a 2009 report by the Special Investigating Unit into tender irregularities in the Department of Correctional Services involving Bosasa.

Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, former Correctional Services CFO Patrick Gillingham and former Commissioner Linda Mti, and former Bosasa executives Andries van Tonder, Frans Voster and Carlos Bonifacio made a brief court appearance.

The matter was postponed for disclosure and to determine whether the three companies said to be implicated – Bosasa, Sondolo IT and Phezulu fencing – should be added to the charge sheet.

South African soldier celebrated as young UN peacekeeper in Africa
22 June 2019, 8:55 AM

South Africa’s Dimakatso Maila, a platoon commander stationed in the DRC, is being celebrated by Africa Renewal magazine as a young UN peacekeeper in Africa.

This comes as South Africa celebrates Youth Month.

Maila (31) comes from Marulaneng Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo Province. She joined the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in 2010.

She is part of a group of young African peacekeepers who are being honoured for their work on the continent by Africa Renewal.

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