PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS CREATION OF NDPP INVESTIGATING DIRECTORATE

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed establishing an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions to address allegations emerging from current and recent commissions of inquiry, and corruption-related crimes in general. In a statement issued by the Presidency, it says this was done to intensify government’s campaign against corruption and state […]

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Load-shedding & water cuts: Joburg makes plans for ‘worst-case scenario’

Contingency plans to ensure the provision of essential services are being drawn up by the City of Johannesburg as it tries to mitigate the crippling impact of rolling blackouts. South Africa entered it’s fifth consecutive day of stage 4 load-shedding on Wednesday. Rolling blackouts have also continued throughout the nights, albeit at a reduced level. […]

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Fake $100 bills totaling 20 million seized from Kenya bank vault

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said. Police had also arrested six people, including two of the bank’s staff, the directorate said late on Tuesday in a statement posted on […]

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Countless Capetonians remain homeless while golf clubs rent land for R1000 per year

dable housing. “It cannot be that wealthy private clubs and associations with so few members pay less than R1000 a year to use our best land as golf clubs, bowling greens and parking lots when hundreds of thousands of residents are without access to land or decent housing,” said Nkosikhona Swaartbooi, Ndifuna Ukwazi’s head of […]

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SA Air Force helicopters help rescue 167 people in flood-ravaged Mozambique

At least 167 people were saved and reunited with their families on Tuesday following a successful rescue operation by members of the SA Air Force (SAAF) and IPSS Medical Rescue in flood-ravaged Beira in Mozambique. This follows a trail of destruction left by Cyclone Idai last week, which displaced thousands of people after their homes […]

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Funerals begin for New Zealand mosque massacre victims

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings. An Australian white supremacist gunman shot down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch last […]

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Bouteflika agrees to hand over power to elected president

Algeria‘s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has agreed to hand over power to an elected president. This means the opposition will be allowed to take part in the cabinet that will oversee elections. The changing political landscape comes amid massive protest led by thousands of students. Bouteflika conceded to his people’s demands at a news conference in […]

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LIVE VIDEO: Political parties sign the IEC code of conduct

The political parties who have registered to contest the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will be pledging to abide by all rules and regulations as set out by the Independent Electoral Commission. The event is the official signing of the Code of Conduct Pledge. The ceremony is in compliance with the Electoral Act, which requires political parties […]

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Clicks finance clerk charged with stealing R4m from retailer

A finance clerk at Clicks allegedly defrauded the retail giant of more than R4m. Themba Maneli, 24, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court after being arrested last week with his girlfriend, Nanky Kanase, 24, Hawks spokesman Captain Philani Nkwalase said on Wednesday. On Monday, the asset forfeiture unit and the Hawks’ serious commercial crimes […]

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