More than 530 wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng

17 February 2019, 8:21 AM
More than 530 suspects who featured on the police's wanted list have been successfully traced and arrested during raids on Thursday and Friday.
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Ndabeni-Abrahams meets task team working on SABC recapitalisation 16 February 2019, 9:29 PM

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams  on Saturday met with the task team working on the recapitalisation of the SABC.

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Cable theft leaves Jhb suburbs without electricity 16 February 2019, 9:07 PM

While many South Africans are relieved there won't be any loadshedding this weekend, some are still without power.

SA commemorates Battle of Delville Wood 16 February 2019, 8:29 PM

A French delegation visit South Africa to commemorate the battle of Dellville Wood during the First World War, where more than 3 000 South African soldiers died between 15 to 19 July when they captured and held the wood against German artillery.

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Brackenfell residents join forces to refill dam 16 February 2019, 7:47 PM

Concerned Cape Town residents have mobilised to refill a dried-up dam in Brackenfell to benefit local bird species.

Alan Winde
W Cape Safety MEC condemns substance abuse and violence among learners 16 February 2019, 1:30 PM

Western Cape Community Safety Minister Alan Winde says substance abuse and violent behaviour among learners should be condemned.

Former Acting Eskom CEO, Matshela Koko.
Stage 4 loadshedding due to gross incompetence: Koko 16 February 2019, 8:35 AM

Former Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says Stage 4 loadshedding that was recently experienced across the country is due to gross incompetence at the power utility's top level.

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ANC veteran, Bonisile Norushe to be laid to rest on Saturday 16 February 2019, 8:10 AM

The late ANC stalwart and trade unionist, Bonisile Norushe, will be laid to rest at his Keiskammahoek home in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

Guards at tertiary institutions are heavy-handed with students: Pandor 16 February 2019, 6:49 AM

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor, says she believes security guards at tertiary institutions are heavy handed with students. Her statement comes after a student, who was involved in protests at the Durban University of Technology's Steve Biko campus, was killed last week.

Men must play part in curbing unplanned pregnancies: KZN Health 15 February 2019, 9:31 PM

Male students must play their part in curbing unplanned pregnancies. That's the call made during the launch of a Family planning drive in KwaZulu Natal.

Satawu decries poor safety, security in harbours 15 February 2019, 7:07 PM

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) says the level of safety and security is dropping in the country's harbours

Phuzekhemisi
Phuzekhemisi court case postponed to March 15 February 2019, 6:18 PM

Legendary Maskandi musician Zibokwakhe 'Phuzekhemisi' Mnyandu has appeared briefly before the Durban Magistrate's court.

Pandor seeks to resolve impasse of students blocked from registering 15 February 2019, 5:33 PM

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has directed the department to identify students who are blocked from registering for their final year due to outstanding debt.

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Thieves taking advantage of loadshedding: City Power 15 February 2019, 12:45 PM

It appears thieves are taking advantage of Eskom's loadshedding and stealing electricity cables. Johannesburg's power provider, City Power, has on Friday morning attended to at least over 400 calls from customers reporting faults and outages.

Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi
WATCH: The Mokgoro Enquiry 15 February 2019, 11:24 AM

The NPA deputy head Willie Hofmeyr will again take the stand at the Mokgoro Enquiry in Pretoria on Friday morning.

Water shedding not on the cards in Joburg 15 February 2019, 11:06 AM

Johannesburg Water is working closely with City Power to minimise the impact of Eskom's loadshedding on the provision of running water to communities. This as Johannesburg Water uses electricity to pump water.

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SAA to appeal Comair fine 15 February 2019, 9:04 AM

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein is expected to hear the matter between SAA and Comair. The High Court in Johannesburg ordered SAA to pay more than R1 billion in damages to Comair for anti-competitive conduct, however, SAA is appealing the verdict.

Angelo Agrizzi at State Capture
Mokgoro Enquiry concerned over Agrizzi’s unavailability to testify 15 February 2019, 8:07 AM

The Mokgoro Enquiry has raised concerns after former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi announced that he will no longer testify at the hearings in Pretoria.

Ted Blom
Loadshedding expected to continue 15 February 2019, 7:55 AM

Mining and Energy Advisor Ted Blom says he expects loadshedding to last for the next five years. This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa said Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will announce government measures to assist Eskom to stabilise its finances.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Gauteng Education borrows R8.5bn for school infrastructure improvements 15 February 2019, 6:38 AM

The Gauteng Department of Education says they have borrowed R8.5 billion to eradicate all unsafe schools in the province. MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department is targeting schools that are made out of asbetos, mobile schools and schools that are old.

Mokgoro Enquiry should disregard Agrizzi’s testimony: Majavu 14 February 2019, 9:36 PM

The Mokgoro Enquiry should completely disregard former Bosasa Chief Operations Officer Angelo Agrizzi's testimony.

Work of Rail Enforcement Unit praised by W Cape govt 14 February 2019, 9:12 PM

Metrorail in the Western Cape  has praised the work of the Rail Enforcement Unit. It says it's recorded a slight improvement in its rail system since the launch of the Unit in the province in October 2018.

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Nomakanjani residents protest for service delivery 14 February 2019, 6:28 PM

Residents of Nomakanjani informal settlement in Port Elizabeth have staged a protest calling for the Nelson Mandela Metro to provide them with services.

Mlungisi Madonsela's funeral
DUT student laid to rest 14 February 2019, 5:36 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the family of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) student, Mlungisi Madonsela, say they are concerned that no-one has been arrested in connection with his death.

State Capture: McBride set to take the stand on Monday 14 February 2019, 3:04 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has been postponed to next Monday, with Robert McBride expected to testify.

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Transport committee to introduce Aarto system 14 February 2019, 12:02 PM

Parliament is working on introducing into law a demerit system called Aarto, to help regulate road users for traffic safety.

Judge Robert Nugent
Shivambu slams Nugent for recommending ‘rogue unit’ 14 February 2019, 11:04 AM

Member of Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance and the EFF second in command, Floyd Shivambu has criticised retired Judge Robert Nugent for recommending the re-establishment of an investigative unit which has now come to be known as the 'rogue unit'.

Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi
WATCH: The Mokgoro Enquiry 14 February 2019, 10:26 AM

The Mokgoro Enquiry investigating the fitness to hold office of senior NPA Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi will continue on Thursday morning.

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Valhalla teacher bail application judgement to begin on Thursday 14 February 2019, 9:57 AM

The Pretoria Magistrate's Court is on Thursday expected to hand down judgment in the bail application of a teacher accused of sexually assaulting more than 20 learners.

NPA Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.
Mokgoro Enquiry resumes on Thursday 14 February 2019, 8:36 AM

The Mokgoro Enquiry investigating the fitness to hold office of Senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi will continue on Thursday.

Former ANC MP, Dennis Bloem.
State Capture Inquiry to resume on Thursday 14 February 2019, 7:22 AM

The Commission will hear the testimony of former ANC MP, Dennis Bloem, who is expected to clarify some issues in former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor's evidence.