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Embargos lift: US Cuban trade links begin

Thursday 18 December 2014 20:24

World leaders and international communities should ensure American President Barrack Obama's new deal and diplomatic relations agreed upon with Cuba does not fail.


Madonsela finds City of Joburg guilty of maladministration

Thursday 18 December 2014 16:48

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has called for an urgent investigation into the hijacking of privately-owned buildings, particularly in the City of Johannesburg.


Moloto road accident claims one life

Thursday 18 December 2014 11:13

An eleven year old has died and three others were rushed to hospital following a car accident.


Correctional services to appeal Becker's parole

Wednesday 17 December 2014 20:40

The Correctional Services' department is appealing a decision to grant parole to one of the "Waterkloof four", Christopher Becker.


One of “Waterkloof Four” released on parole

Wednesday 17 December 2014 10:04

Christoff Becker's lawyers urgent parole application in the High Court earlier this month was granted, meaning his client could be released on parole.


Cloudy day disappoints Voortrekker Monument guests

Tuesday 16 December 2014 16:55

Hundreds of South Africans and tourists were disappointed when low clouds prevented a rare ray of sunshine to hit the cenotaph at noon at the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Its not known where the men who were travelling from Limpopo were transporting the gold to.
Six arrested in R23 million gold bust

Monday 15 December 2014 19:59

The Hawks have arrested six men after seizing 50 kilograms of gold worth more than R23 million next to the Pumulani Toll Plaza on the N1 in Pretoria.


Parole board mum on Derby-Lewis

Monday 15 December 2014 17:14

The office of the minister of justice and correctional services, Michael Masutha has not yet received any recommendation from the parole board on Clive Derby-Lewis's medical parole bid.


Deadline looms over Derby-Lewis parole recommendations

Monday 15 December 2014 09:25

The Medical Parole Advisory Board has until December 15 to provide a written recommendation to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha regarding Clive Derby Lewis's parole.


 Graca Machel and Ndileka Mandela are amongst the walkers.
Graca finishes Mandela Walk to Union Buildings

Saturday 13 December 2014 12:15

The wife of late former President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, joined by the African National Congress’ stalwart Andrew Mlangeni have arrived at the Union Buildings.


Sophie de Bruyn and Andrew Mlangeni.
'Nelson Mandela legacy must not die'

Saturday 13 December 2014 10:20

African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts, Sophie de Bruyn and Andrew Mlangeni, say former late President Nelson Mandela’s legacy must carry on.


David Makhura is leading the walk.
Mandela dedicated his life unsparingly: Makhura

Saturday 13 December 2014 09:05

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says former late President Nelson Mandela dedicated his life unsparingly to the most sacred of all human causes.


Residents who invaded a land in Soshanguve have been removed.
Outcry as Tshwane police demolish illegal shacks

Saturday 13 December 2014 07:05

Tshwane Metro Police have demolished more than a 100 shacks that were erected illegally on private land in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.


The Times newspaper on Thursday that said Oscar Pistorius was "pissed off" and "lost it" at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison when he heard about the State's appeal application verdict.
Oscar wobbly story untrue: lawyer

Friday 12 December 2014 20:19

A report that Oscar Pistorius threw a "wobbly" when he heard that the State's application for leave to appeal his conviction was successful, is untrue, his lawyer said on Friday.


Tshwane Metro Police Spokesperson, Isaac Mahamba, says they condemn the land invasion.
Soshanguve land grabbers evicted

Friday 12 December 2014 16:31

Tshwane Metro Police have demolished more than a hundred shacks that were erected illegally on private land in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.


Memorial services for slain Korkie and Groenewalds on Friday

Friday 12 December 2014 08:01

The memorial service for Bloemfontein teacher Pierre Korkie who was held hostage for more than 18 months in Yemen will take place on Friday morning at the Christian Revival Church in Bloemfontein.


Pule Mabe addressed a press conference on Thursday.
My name is synonymous with corruption: Mabe

Friday 12 December 2014 06:16

African National Congress NEC member, Pule Mabe has spoken of the pain he endured since he was charged with fraud and corruption.


Mabe acquitted of fraud charges

Thursday 11 December 2014 15:34

The former ANC Youth League treasurer, Pule Mabe, and his two co-accused have been acquitted over their case of defrauding the Sassa of more than R2 million rand in tenders.


Govt concerned about power outages: Radebe

Thursday 11 December 2014 12:45

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says government is concerned about the electricity challenge facing the country.


 The state is opposing IT specialist   Obakeng Busang bail application.
IT specialist could get 30 years jail time after foiled R800m heist

Thursday 11 December 2014 12:34

The Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court has heard that the possibility of a lengthy jail term is enough reason for former Gautrain Management Agency employee to evade trial.


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