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Lonmin's security boss recounts how they escaped death

Thursday 24 July 2014 12:48

Lonmin's security boss, Dewald Louw, has told the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria that he and his colleague were on one occasion compelled to arm themselves.


Lonmin security boss continues testimony at Marikana Inquiry

Thursday 24 July 2014 08:11

Lonmin security boss, Dewald Louw, will continue giving evidence at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion on Thursday morning.


Kirk Whalum, Stoddart set to blow away SA fans

Wednesday 23 July 2014 10:30

Grammy Award winner Kirk Whalum returns to South Africa with fellow artist John Stoddart.


Lonmin executive to give evidence at Marikana Commission

Wednesday 23 July 2014 06:35

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Wednesday.


 The lawyer for the injured and arrested Marikana mineworkers ,advocate Dali Mpofu (R).
Mr X defends police

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:34

The crucial witness known only as Mr X has come to the defence of the police.


Military Health Services laid wreathes in tribute to their fallen countrymen.
South Africa’s Delville Wood sacrifice remembered

Monday 21 July 2014 14:40

Military veterans have paid tribute to the more than 1000 South African soldiers who lost their lives over a period of about three days in Delville Wood in France.


President Jacob Zuma
  Zuma calls for safe return of missing child

Sunday 20 July 2014 14:57

President Jacob Zuma is calling on the public to help police find a child who went missing when his father's car was hijacked, the presidency said on Sunday.


The five-year-old Mongezi Phike was kidnapped on Thursday during a hijacking.
Kidnapped Pretoria boy still missing

Saturday 19 July 2014 17:17

A five year old boy, Mongezi Phike, kidnapped during a hijacking in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria is still missing.


Mandela is still a beacon of hope: Zuma

Saturday 19 July 2014 06:46

The President was speaking at the unveiling of the Mandela statue and the official opening of the Komkhulu museum at Mvezo in the Eastern Cape.


The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana.
Mr X recalls how guards were hacked to death

Friday 18 July 2014 06:42

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has heard how two Lonmin security guards were hacked to death despite pleading for mercy during an unprotected strike in Marikana in August 2012.


Former President Thabo Mbeki is testifying at the Arms Procurement Commission in Pretoria.
Arms deal decisions were not taken by individuals: Mbeki

Thursday 17 July 2014 12:19

Former President Thabo Mbeki has stressed that all decision taken during the controversial 1999 Arms-deal were made by the Inter Ministerial Committee.


Advocate Dali Mpofu wants Mr X to come and testify in the auditorium and not from an undisclosed location.
Mr X to testify at Marikana inquiry again

Thursday 17 July 2014 05:47

The mysterious police witness 'Mr. X' is expected to continue testifying at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Thursday.


Urgent application for Somali girl's surgery

Wednesday 16 July 2014 16:56

An urgent application has been brought before the High Court in Pretoria to ensure a 12-year-old Somali girl receives life-saving surgery, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) said on Wednesday.


Mthethwa defends police action in Marikana

Tuesday 15 July 2014 12:43

Former Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has defended the police's actions during the August 2012 Marikana shootings.


Former Police minister is back in the hot seat at the Marikana commission of inquiry in Pretoria.
Mthethwa back at Marikana inquiry

Tuesday 15 July 2014 05:05

Cross-examination of former police minister Nathi Mthethwa was expected to continue at the Marikana commission of inquiry, sitting in Centurion, on Tuesday.


Barbra Creecy says that the ANC needs to address problems people encounter.
ANC Lekgotla aims to improve service delivery in Gauteng

Saturday 12 July 2014 20:16

Leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Gauteng government are meeting for a three-day Lekgotla outside Pretoria.


South Africans clean up for Madiba

Saturday 12 July 2014 09:45

The Arts and Culture Department in conjunction with the Tshwane Gospel Choir and the Pretoria Heart Hospital have started with a build-up campaign in preparation of Nelson Mandela Day next week.


Bulls aim to maintain spotless home record

Thursday 10 July 2014 18:06

After their playoff chances were dealt a death blow last weekend, the Bulls would be excused for a lack of motivation in their final Super Rugby match against the Rebels in Pretoria on Friday.


Eugene de Kock was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment.
De Kock parole decision expected on Thursday

Wednesday 9 July 2014 12:14

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will announce on Thursday whether former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock will be granted parole.


SABC Chief Operations Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng appointed SABC COO

Wednesday 9 July 2014 05:18

Acting South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operations Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, is now the public broadcaster’s COO.


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