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WATCH LIVE: Zondo Inquiry keeps focus on law enforcement

Hawks investigator Kobus Roelofse continues with his testimony as the Zondo Inquiry looks into state capture within law enforcement.

Stellenbosch University 'shocked' by Clarissa Lindoor murder

Clarissa Lindoor was beaten to death on Nietvoorbij Farm over the past weekend after she apparently got into an argument with her partner.

Man slapped with 19-year sentence for raping boy (12)

Yandisa Jonas was sentenced on Thursday in the Butterworth Regional Court.

Pandor to meet African Diaspora representatives over xenophobic attacks

She's to meet with representatives of the African Diaspora in Pretoria today. Twelve people died in the violence.

Police deployed to Roodepoort as protesters burn tyres, block traffic

The police's Nonhlanhla Khumalo has urged motorists to avoid the area as most routes have been blocked off with rocks and burning tyres.

Alleged middleman in Jayde Panayiotou murder expected back in court

Luthando Siyoni, who worked as a bouncer for Christopher Panayiotou, allegedly found the hitmen who kidnapped and killed his boss’ wife.

Springboks told World Cup victory 'most important' for Rainbow Nation

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered his message personally on Friday when he met the players on the eve of their opening clash against reigning champions New Zealand in Yokohama.

Summer maintenance but no power cuts planned, says Eskom

Eskom has rubbished the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s claim that it’s issued warnings to municipalities about the possibility of load shedding at the end of this month and October.

Joburg residents urged to use water sparingly as reservoirs running low

Joburg Water's Isaac Dhludhlu has once again urged residents to use water sparingly as some reservoirs are sitting below 50%.

Bavelile Hlongwa dreamed of becoming ANC president, memorial service told

African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini paid tribute to the late Bavelile Hlongwa, describing her as an inspiration to young women.

Lesufi: Police must hunt down criminals who shot Rethabile Rapuleng

Rethabile Rapuleng, who was a grade six pupil at Mogobeng Primary School, was shot outside the Izibuko Primary School while waiting for a friend on Wednesday.

Suspects in Elsies River shooting expected in court

An 18-year-old man and three children were killed when gunmen stormed a wendy house on Tuesday night.

Post Office takes ‘urgent steps’ after R14m Sassa card fraud

The company recorded a loss of R14 million since January through fraud involving the new Sassa cards.

Amy’Leigh De Jager kidnapping: Accused's mission was well planned, court told

Investigating officer Clayton Motloung told the court that considering that the accused kidnapped a minor and tried to extort money from her parents, they were likely to get hefty sentences if convicted.

Eugene de Kock theft used as excuse to steal from state, Zondo Inquiry told

The state capture commission has heard how former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza instructed the investigation of former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli to be stopped because he allegedly claimed that Vlakplaas murderer Eugene de Kock was allowed to steal from the state during apartheid and it was their turn now.

WC plan to fight crime to include targeting cheap alcohol, youth employment

The provincial government is investing more than R1 billion into the training and deployment of 3,000 new law enforcement officers.

EWN exclusive: 231 Joburg firefighters suspended

Eyewitness News is in possession of suspension letters listing the names of firefighters under investigation.

Amy'Leigh De Jager father: She hasn't been the same since kidnapping

Amy'Leigh De Jager was snatched outside the Laerskool Kollegepark earlier this month while being dropped off by her mother.

Gauteng residents warned to prepare for rising hot weather conditions

The province simmered in hot conditions this week with temperatures peaking between 34 and 35 degrees in some areas.

I want justice, says Mother of slain Katlehong pupil (12)

Rethabile Rapuleng, who was a grade 6 pupil at the Izubuko Primary School, was struck by a stray bullet outside the school on Wednesday.

Media ethics: Right of reply is crucial, says advisor after Primedia inquiry

The inquiry followed allegations of censorship and editorial interference lodged by former 702 host Karima Brown against her former station manager.

A first for WC: Law enforcement officers to train investigators

The plan involves training and deploying 3,000 law enforcement officers; for every 1,000 officers, there will be 50 investigators.

Cabinet discussed Mboweni's economic growth paper - Mthembu

Minister Jackson Mthembu said the document, which had been criticised by some in the ANC alliance, only came before Cabinet this week to give interested parties an opportunity to make inputs.

Murder charges against Mdluli should've been pursued, Zondo inquiry hears

Richard Mdluli appeared in court on Thursday where sentencing proceedings against him and co-accused Mthembeni Mthunzi were postponed until November.

Post Office: R14m lost through Sassa card fraud since January

It said the contactless function on the cards, which were issued by the South African Social Security Agency, was abused by people who withdrew more than the limit of R200.

Firefighters threatening a go-slow will be in breach of contract: CoCT

The City of Cape Town has responded to threats by the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu).

CT traffic officials make several arrests, impound taxis in various operations

Officers on Tuesday arrested two suspects along Jakes Gerwel Drive, one for driving under the influence of alcohol, while another was busted for outstanding warrants.

Accused confessed to kidnapping Amy’Leigh De Jager - prosecutor

Tharina Human, Laetitia Nel and Pieter van Zyl were in court on Thursday to apply for bail.

DA calls on Eskom to come clean about 'looming load shedding'

The DA said it had received reliable information that the power utility warned municipalities about the possibility of load shedding at the end of this month and October.

Stellenbosch University ‘saddened’ by Clarissa Lindoo's murder

Twenty-seven-year-old Clarissa Lindoor was beaten to death on Nietvoorbij Farm over the weekend after she apparently got into an argument with her partner.

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 6.5%

The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks.

Beyond the Touchline: 'Little moments make big rugby players'

Who are the players to watch in this World Cup? In the 4th episode of Beyond the Touchline we take a look at the players who are likely to impress in this tournament.

Beyond the Touchline: How the Boks & their fans deal with high expectations

In the third instalment of Beyond the Touchline, we take a look at the emotions that both players and fans go through ahead of a big tournament like the World Cup and, how that affects the Boks' performance on the field.

Probe into Katlehong school shooting under way

Lesufi was at Izibuko Primary School where the child was hit by a stray bullet in an alleged drive-by shooting while waiting outside after returning from a school trip.

Child killers: Juvenile not the best option for rehabilitation, says expert

This after a 14-year-old boy from Delft stood accused of stabbing to death his father; he was arrested on Wednesday.

ANCWL: No bail for Amy’Leigh De Jager kidnapping accused

The African National Congress Women's League in Sedibeng demonstrated outside the Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court where the kidnapping case of Amy’Leigh De Jager was being heard.

WC govt to fork out over R1bn to train 3,000 new cops

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said more serious measures were needed to curb violent crime in the Cape, which was on the rise.

Health Dept puts measures in place to deal with medication shortage

Among the drugs which were running low were oral contraceptives, pain medication and chronic medicines to help treat psychiatric conditions.

Outcome of inquiry into allegations of editorial interference at Radio 702

Primedia released the inquiry’s report on 19 September 2019.

CT firefighters could be in breach of contract over possible go-slow

Samwu said that if members were not paid for the overtime they worked, they would only work from 8am until 4pm come 1 October.

Police probing circumstances around mob justice killings of 2 Pennyville men

Clashes later broke out between Pennyville and Noordgesig residents on Wednesday night, forcing authorities to close roads between the communities.

Mdluli sentencing proceedings postponed to November

Mdluli and his co-accused Mthembeni Mthunzi appeared in court on Thursday morning for sentencing proceedings.

Labour Court reserves judgment in Solidarity AA case

The trade union approached the court arguing that some pieces of the act governing affirmative action be declared unconstitutional, in line with the SA Human Rights Commission's findings.

Council for Medical Schemes probes senior officials over corruption claims

The allegations include irregular placement of schemes under curatorship, irregular appointment of service providers, irregular spending on service providers with close relationships, having personal lifestyles not matched by salaries, and having a close and corrupt relationship with entities regulated by the CMS.

Pupil shot dead at Katlehong school - Gauteng education dept

The child was standing outside the Izibuko Primary School when she was hit by a stray bullet in a shooting between rival taxi associations.

Metrobus: Cost of strike is very high for company, commuters

Bus drivers affiliated to union Demawusa went on strike on Monday, demanding better pay.

Two more cops due in court for abalone theft

The two were attached to the police’s major offence reaction team when the crime was committed.

Delft teen (14) due in court after stabbing his father to death

It’s understood the incident followed an argument on Monday evening.

WC mom faces attempted murder charge after dumping baby in toilet

The woman is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Nigeria says it won't discuss xenophobic attacks on its citizens in SA at UN

On the eve of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, Nigerian foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama said the UNGA was not a forum to discuss such matters.

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