Inquest into anti-apartheid activist Aggett’s death set to continue

16 February 2020, 10:30 PM
The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett, will resume on Monday morning with more witnesses expected to give their testimonies.
Sietze Albertse
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Makwakwa resigns as Sars Deputy Commissioner 14 March 2018, 3:25 PM

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$1 million to fund inventive African entrepreneurs 14 March 2018, 2:39 PM

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RootOutRacism campaign goes to schools 14 March 2018, 12:50 PM

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CPUT rocked by sporadic disruptions 14 March 2018, 11:49 AM

Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology says there's been sporadic disruptions at their Bellville and Cape Town campuses since the start of the week.

Four more arrests in Ngcobo robbery case 14 March 2018, 10:23 AM

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Three suspects in court for the killing of a child with albinism 14 March 2018, 10:17 AM

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‘Captain KGB’ back in court on theft, fraud charges 14 March 2018, 10:05 AM

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WATCH: SASSA briefing Parliament committee 14 March 2018, 9:49 AM

The South African Social Security Agency is briefing the portfolio committee on the implementation of the Constitutional Court judgment.

Metrorail temporarily suspends Mamelodi train services 14 March 2018, 9:31 AM

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28 nabbed for illegally occupying Joburg buildings 14 March 2018, 9:20 AM

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Hawks monitor Guptas, mum on whereabouts 14 March 2018, 9:07 AM

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Pressure mounts on embattled N West Health HOD 14 March 2018, 8:36 AM

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Inmate stabbed to death in Leeuwkop prison 14 March 2018, 7:43 AM

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Police investigator allegedly sexually assaults Soweto learners 14 March 2018, 5:47 AM

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Another video of student attacking teacher surfaces 13 March 2018, 9:34 PM

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Gigaba denies interfering in SOEs processes 13 March 2018, 7:48 PM

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Sanef stresses the need for independent, ethical journalism 13 March 2018, 7:47 PM

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Police arrest more suspects over albino murder case 13 March 2018, 7:27 PM

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Hiring civil servants should not be politically motivated- Dlodlo 13 March 2018, 5:34 PM

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