SASSA welcomes arrest of service providers linked to Imbizo fraud case

4 December 2021, 9:20 AM
Social Security Agency, SASSA, has welcomed the arrest of ten people in connection with the fraud investigation into irregularities relating to a SASSA nationwide imbizo programme. The Hawks arrested the service providers from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
Communities of Kagiso and Munsieville went on the rampage, torching houses believed to belong to drug lords.
Krugersdorp police leadership re-shuffled after protests 30 January 2018, 5:43 AM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has re-shuffled station commanders in the drug and prostitution ridden area of Krugersdorp on Gauteng's West Rand.

Paedophiles masquerade as soccer coaches 29 January 2018, 8:33 PM

Hundreds of teenagers across South Africa are being sexually abused by paedophiles and conmen masquerading as soccer coaches.  

Municipalities must shutdown brothels and drug houses: Mbalula 29 January 2018, 8:24 PM

Municipalities in South Africa must shut down buildings operating as brothels and drug dens, Police Minister Filkile Mbalula said on Monday. “Rustenburg was burning and we need to act, what I am saying is that let us not allow our townships, our areas to burn down on things we can resolve, let us resolve them,” […]

Cape Town residents stockpiling water in preparation for Day Zero 29 January 2018, 8:00 PM

Cape Town residents have started stockpiling water in preparation for Day Zero.

City of Tshwane to embark on clean-up operation 29 January 2018, 4:47 PM

The City of Tshwane says it will be embarking on a major clean-up operation in the city centre from the beginning of next month.

Sandf continues evicting Marievale residents despite court interdict 29 January 2018, 4:06 PM

Residents of Marievale east of Johannesburg say the Sandf continues to evict them from a run-down military base despite a court interdict barring them from doing so.

Nehawu workers down tools at Sol Plaatje University 29 January 2018, 3:12 PM

Nehawu workers have downed tools at the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley.

Mashaba axes two City of Jo’burg officials implicated in fraud 29 January 2018, 2:40 PM

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday suspended two employees who worked for the City’s group finance department for allegedly fraudulently transferring R800,000 to a company of attorneys.

Resignation of principal accused of sexual acts being investigated: Lesufi 29 January 2018, 2:37 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says they are investigating circumstances surrounding the resignation of a former principal accused of engaging in sexual acts with learners

DA opens a missing persons case for  Life Esidimeni patients 29 January 2018, 2:10 PM

The DA has opened a missing persons case at the Johannesburg Central Police Station for dozens of mentally-ill patients who have still not been located since their relocation from Life Esidimeni to Non-Governmental Organisations.

Mbalula returns to Mogale City 29 January 2018, 11:12 AM

Police minister Fikile Mbalula returns to Mogale City Monday morning to brief the community on plans to clamp down on drug dens and prostitution in the area.

Hawks refute media reports over Gupta imminent arrest 29 January 2018, 10:07 AM

Officials from the Hawks have refuted media reports over the imminent arrest of the Gupta brothers and their associates.

Nigerian pastor Omotoso returns to court 29 January 2018, 8:28 AM

Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso is set to return to the Port Elizabeth magistrate's court on Monday, for a possible high court date.

Learners to be taught rights to prevent sexual abuse in schools 29 January 2018, 7:12 AM

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says learners will be taught what their rights are to prevent them from becoming victims of sexual predators at schools.

DA to open a missing persons case to locate Life Esidimeni patients   28 January 2018, 8:57 PM

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health, Jack Bloom, says he will open a missing persons case in Johannesburg on Monday, to help to locate the 62 Esidimeni mentally-ill patients whose whereabouts have still not been established.

Hawks to finalise investigation into Estina Dairy Farm 28 January 2018, 4:02 PM

Hawks officials are expected to finalise their investigation into allegations of R220 million which was channeled into the infamous Estina Dairy Farm project in the eastern Free State.

Plans afoot to review waste water treatment in Cape Town 28 January 2018, 2:49 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says they are planning to review the licenses that allow for the treatment of waste water.

Nsfas to visit three universities in KZN 28 January 2018, 2:44 PM

Officials of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) together with officials from the Department of Higher Education will visit three universities in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

Icasa confirms investigation of Multichoice payments to ANN7, SABC – DA 28 January 2018, 1:36 PM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has confirmed that it will investigate subscription TV company Multichoice, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. This followed a complaint lodged by the DA in November last year requesting that Icasa conduct an inquiry into payments made by Multichoice to ANN7 and the SABC, allegedly in exchange […]

PSAM calls for public office bearers to be held accountable 28 January 2018, 9:44 AM

The Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) says failure to hold public office bearers accountable for maladministration has negatively affected South African institutions.

Would-be Estina farm beneficiaries seek justice 28 January 2018, 8:20 AM

Some of the 89 would-be beneficiaries of the now infamous Estina Dairy Farm project in Vrede want tough action taken against those found guilty of wrongdoing. This follows raids on the offices of Free State premier, Ace Magashule and the provincial Agriculture department on Friday. A week ago, the Asset Forfeiture Unit placed the farm […]

Mbalula tells police officers to shoot to kill 27 January 2018, 9:20 PM

Police minister, Fikile Mbalula has promised police officers that he will see to it that there will be legislation that protects police officers if they defend themselves against criminals.

DA calls for inquiry into sexual abuse in Gauteng schools 27 January 2018, 6:12 PM

The Democratic Alliance has repeated its call for a commission of inquiry to probe the extent of sexual abuse in Gauteng schools and to establish a toll-free line for pupils to report sexual abuse in schools.

Three killed in Meyerton accident 27 January 2018, 5:04 PM

Three people have been killed and four have been injured after two vans collided on Weilback and Bokkie Delport street in Meyerton South of Johannesburg.

WATCH: Lucas Mangope funeral service 27 January 2018, 7:10 AM

Scores of mourners are gathered on the tiny North West village of Motswedi to pay their last respect to former Bophuthatswana homeland leader, Lucas Mangope.

East Rand former school principal in sex scandal 26 January 2018, 9:35 PM

The Gauteng Education Department says it’s aware of the photo's making rounds on social media showing a former principal of a high school on the East Rand engaged in sexual activities.

‘Maimane has no authority over Cape Town water crisis’ 26 January 2018, 8:14 PM

Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos says Mmusi Maimane's intervention in the water-crisis facing the City of Cape Town is not only ill-advised, it has no Constitutional authority.

Zille not a meteorologist nor a Scientist: SAWS 26 January 2018, 7:58 PM

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says it’s disturbed by utterances by Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, that the province is facing a crisis because the SA Weather Services got their predictions all wrong. The weather body called the Premier’s statement extremely opportunistic in the midst of a water crisis. SAWS is tasked with providing […]

Government to assist W Cape residents in water crisis 26 January 2018, 7:36 PM

Government says it is working hard to come up with mechanisms to ensure that the water crisis in the Western Cape is addressed in a best possible manner.

Psychiatric expert slams Life Esidimeni move 26 January 2018, 3:17 PM

Psychiatric expert, Professor Chris Grobler says the 1 700  mentally-ill patients should not have been unilaterally moved from Life Esidimeni facilities