Judge in Maditla case found no reason to deviate from prescribed sentence

20 September 2019, 12:18 PM
Judge Segopotje Mphahlele says she could not find any reason to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence in the case of a 24-year-old woman who was convicted of killing her four children.
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Life Esidimeni hearings resume 18 January 2018, 6:33 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings are expected to resume on Thursday following a six-week adjournment.

Search for new Hawks boss begins 18 January 2018, 6:27 AM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says the position of Hawks head has been advertised.

DUT staff, Vice Chancellor at loggerheads 17 January 2018, 7:41 PM

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State continues to lead evidence in Ramnarain trial 17 January 2018, 5:52 PM

The State is continuing to call witnesses in the culpable homicide trial of Omesh Ramnarain at the Durban Regional Court.

Hawks head’s position advertised: Mbalula 17 January 2018, 5:38 PM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says an advertisement for the position of Hawks head has been published.

Cape Town nightclubs gang appear for a bail hearing 17 January 2018, 4:21 PM

Lawyers of the five men accused of intimidating and extorting restaurant and nightclub owners in Cape Town say further delays in their bail application amount to an infringement of their human rights.

Lesufi cancels Hoerskool Overvaal’s visit amid protests 17 January 2018, 3:47 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has cancelled his appearance at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging at the Vaal.

Mdluli relieved of duties with immediate effect 17 January 2018, 2:55 PM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

NPA confirms summons served to Trillian, McKinsey 17 January 2018, 2:19 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed those summonses were formally served to two companies Trillian and McKinsey for deals they had with Eskom and Transnet.

Social media abuzz amid first day of schooling 17 January 2018, 1:07 PM

Proud parents of grade R and one learners have taken to Social Media to post pictures of their children as they enter their first day of schooling.

All schools received text books on time: Limpopo premier 17 January 2018, 10:52 AM

Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha says the provincial government is ready to ensure that the 2018 school year succeeds.

Western Cape, Mpumalanga schools ready for academic year 17 January 2018, 10:42 AM

The Mpumalanga Education Department says schools are ready for the start of the 2018 academic year.

EFF members protest outside Hoerskool Overvaal 17 January 2018, 9:38 AM

Police have had to intervene after a parent was allegedly assaulted outside Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging in the Vaal.

Lesufi assures of learner placements amid backlog 17 January 2018, 8:30 AM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has given the assurance that the issue of learner placements will be resolved by the end of this month or mid-February.

Unisa strike sparks registration chaos 17 January 2018, 8:02 AM

Students and prospective students arriving at the University of South Africa campuses have been forced to return due to a strike by the institution's staff.

Thousands to miss first school day 17 January 2018, 7:21 AM

Thousands of learners across the country will miss the first few days of the new school year due to late registrations. Many parents in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo are still searching for places for their children, in particular in urban schools. Many kids are still on the waiting list. According to the Department of Education […]

Back to school for 13 million learners 17 January 2018, 6:15 AM

Hundreds of thousands of South African children are preparing for their first day of school on Wednesday.

Water shortage a great challenge in North West province 16 January 2018, 8:22 PM

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Professor Kgositsile laid to rest 16 January 2018, 7:08 PM

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SABC board to act in line with interim court order 16 January 2018, 4:59 PM

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Cycle deaths trial commences in Durban 16 January 2018, 4:22 PM

The State leads evidence in the Omesh Ramnarian trial. He allegedly ploughed into two Durban cyclists, killing them.

Trains collide in Mpumalanga, four injured 16 January 2018, 3:44 PM

Four people were injured on Tuesday morning when two trains collided at a depot in Ermelo in Mpumalanga, private emergency services provider ER24 reported.

Space in special needs schools a challenge 16 January 2018, 3:28 PM

Lack of space in facilities that cater for disabled children is a hindrance to their education.

Suspended Gauteng health head resigns 16 January 2018, 1:32 PM

The Gauteng government has confirmed that the suspended head of the provincial Health department, Barney Selebano has tendered his resignation letter.

Selby residents embark on housing protest 16 January 2018, 11:40 AM

Residents of the Booysens informal settlement in Selby south of Johannesburg have vowed to render the City ungovernable if their demands for housing are not met. Angry residents are saying that Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has failed to provide them with hospitable housing, instead he chose to house illegal immigrants at the Wembley stadium, who […]

Deadline approaching for matric supplementary exam registrations 16 January 2018, 11:31 AM

Matric learners who want to write supplementary examinations have until this Friday to register at district offices.

Hawks refute claims of impending Gupta arrest 16 January 2018, 10:15 AM

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks has refuted claims of an alleged impending arrest pertaining to the controversial Gupta brothers.

WATCH: Special Official funeral of Keorapetse Kgositsile 16 January 2018, 8:55 AM

 The Special Official funeral of National Poet Laureate and struggle icon, Keorapetse Kgositsile is underway.