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Mbalula, Oosthuisen cleared of allegations of wasteful expenditure

Monday 30 March 2015 16:38

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found no evidence showing that Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy Gert Oosthuizen undertook flights not in line with the functions of his department.

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SAPS forensic backlog drastically reduced

Monday 30 March 2015 10:52

The SA Police Service (SAPS) had managed to reduced its forensic backlog by 92%, it said on Monday.

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Former Kwa-Ndebele areas call for Putco’s termination

Sunday 29 March 2015 20:17

A community based steering committee grouping in the former Kwa-Ndebele areas is calling for the termination of the Putco bus service.

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Re-registration of social grants saves govt from fraudulent claims

Sunday 29 March 2015 16:10

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the re-registration of social grants beneficiaries has saved government over R3 billion in fraudulent claims.

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Tshwane to mark Earth Hour at Freedom Park

Saturday 28 March 2015 08:47

The City of Tshwane will hold their Earth Hour commemoration at Freedom Park.

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SAPS shocked by accusations against Phiyega

Saturday 28 March 2015 06:34

SAPS says it is shocked by the accusations against National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

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 Richard Young says he was not serious when he posted insulting comments about Nelson Mandela and his cabinet.
Young’s cross examination ends with an apology to Mandela

Friday 27 March 2015 20:07

Arms deal losing bidder Dr. Richard Young's 14 days of giving evidence and cross examination by various lawyers ended with an apology.

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'No ulterior motives over Jiba summons'

Friday 27 March 2015 12:25

NDPP head Mxolisi Nxasana, says it is disheartening that the police are trying to create a perception that the summons against his deputy, Nomgcobo Jiba, was issued and served with an ulterior motive.

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SAPS claims are distasteful: NPA Head

Friday 27 March 2015 11:30

Head of the NPA, Mxolisi Nxasana, says the accusations and allegations made against his department by the SAPS regarding summons for the NPA Deputy Director, Nomgcobo Jiba, were unnecessary.

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Young’s arms deal cross examination to be concluded on Friday

Thursday 26 March 2015 20:34

The cross examination of Dr. Richard Young at the commission probing the multibillion rand arms deal is scheduled to be concluded on Friday.

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Repo rate remains unchanged

Thursday 26 March 2015 16:45

The Reserve Bank has announced that the repo rate will remain steady at 5.75%, meaning that interest rate has been left unchanged at 9.25%.

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Young accused of obstructing cross examination progress

Wednesday 25 March 2015 19:47

Arms deal critic and whistleblower, Dr Richard Young has been accused of obstructing the progress of his cross examination deliberately.

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Robert McBride was suspended by Nathi Nhleko on Tuesday for allegedly doctoring the report into the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans.
‘Criminal justice agencies in state of disarray’

Wednesday 25 March 2015 09:00

Head of the Governance, Crime and Justice Division at the Institute for Security Studies, Gareth Newham says suspensions at the criminal justice agencies are worrying.

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Home Affairs staff urged to comply with new working hours

Wednesday 25 March 2015 06:45

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed his Director General to take disciplinary measures against officials who do not comply with new working hours.

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 Dr Richard Young will take the stand again on Wednesday when the arms commission continues.
Young described as a vicious, abusive individual

Tuesday 24 March 2015 19:48

Arms deal bidder and so-called whistle-blower, Dr Richard Young has been described as a vicious, malicious and abusive individual every time he disagrees with someone.

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Home Affairs to act against employees contesting new working hours

Tuesday 24 March 2015 17:52

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed the Director General in his department to take disciplinary action against officials who do not comply with the new working hours.

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Hewitt court case moved to Pretoria

Tuesday 24 March 2015 10:46

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says the case of former grand slam tennis champion, Bob Hewitt has been moved to the north Gauteng High Court.

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Hawks to study Ntlemeza ruling

Tuesday 24 March 2015 09:44

Judge Elias Matojane in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, found that the Head of Gauteng Hawks, Shadrack Sibiya can go back to work.

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Aurora case back in court

Tuesday 24 March 2015 06:59

Aurora Empowerment Systems' Liquidators will continue with arguments for company directors to be held responsible for stripping two mines of assets.

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Arms critic refuses to reveal informer

Tuesday 24 March 2015 05:16

Cape Town businessman and the losing bidder in arms deal contracts Richard Young has refused to reveal his source of information he used in preparing his statement before the Arms Commission.

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