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Sarb-Absa Report: 5 Findings The ConCourt Made Against Mkhwebane

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court on Monday upheld the Pretoria High Court’s order that Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane should personally pay for 15% of the South African Reserve Bank’s (Sarb) legal fees in the Absa/Bankorp lifeboat matter.In 2017, Mkhwebane ordered the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to recover more...

Mkhwebane: ConCourt Ruling To Impact My Ability To Act Without Fear,...

PRETORIA - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Monday warned that the Constitutional Court judgment would impact on her ability to act without fear, favour or prejudice.The apex court confirmed the High Court's order that Mkhwebane personally pay for 15% of the South African Reserve Bank's legal fees in the...

Former KZN Hawks Boss Booysen To Sue State For Wrongful Arrest

DURBAN - Former Hawks head in KwaZulu-Natal Johan Booysen on Monday said he would be meeting with his lawyers to sue the State for wrongful arrest.Last week, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officially withdrew charges of racketeering and murder against Booysen and several other officers.They had been facing charges...

Taxi Associations Must Take Responsibility For Illegal N2 Operators – Madikizela

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said taxi associations need to take responsibility for their role in allowing illegal operators to flood routes like the N2 Express.“Taxi associations allow more and more people to join knowing that there is a limited number of operating licenses. And...

Mkhwebane: I Never Lied Under Oath, I Acted In Good Faith

JOHANNESBURG - Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has rejected the Constitutional Court’s finding that she lied under oath and that she acted in bad faith but said she would study the judgment before commenting further.On Monday morning, the apex court confirmed the High Court’s adverse findings against the advocate and upheld...

Estina Didn’t Meet Requirements To Be Part Of Dairy Project

JOHANNESBURG - Free State legislature member Roy Jankielsohn told the state capture inquiry that Gupta-linked company Estina did not meet the requirements to be part of the dairy farm project.Jankielsohn has taken the stand at the Zondo inquiry to give his side of the story in the Estina dairy...

Estina Didn’t Meet Requirements To Be Part Of Dairy Project: State...

Free State legislature member Roy Jankielsohn told the state capture inquiry that Gupta-linked company Estina did not meet the requirements to be part of the dairy farm project.Jankielsohn has taken the stand at the Zondo inquiry to give his side of the story...

Dirco Working With Hanoi To Find Missing SA Teachers In Vietnam

The mother of a South African teacher who's been missing for two months in Vietnam said that she wanted answers.Twenty-three-year-old John Bothma, from Kempton Park, was last seen in May in Ho Chi Minh City.Another teacher, 28-year old Mushfiq...

Mkhwebane: Concourt Ruling Will Set Precedent For All Other Public Protectors

The Public Protector's office said that Monday's Constitutional Court ruling against Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane would set a precedent for all other Public Protectors.The apex court upheld the High Court order that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane personally pay for 15% of the South African Reserve...

Approaching Cold Front Expected To Bring Snow To The Cape

Capetonians should brace themselves for a cold week ahead.This weekend, the Swartberg mountain range, Matroosberg and even parts of Greyton experienced snow.Forecaster at the South African Weather Service, Mmathapelo Makgabutlane, said that more snow was expected this week.

Constitutional Court Dismisses Mkhwebane’s Appeal Against Bankorp Costs Order

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appeal against a personal costs order.It has further criticised her for her conduct in the litigation, including submitting falsehoods to the court.Last year, the High Court reviewed and set aside Advocate...

Watch: State Capture Inquiry Focuses On Estina Dairy Farm Scandal

The state capture inquiry will hear testimony on the Estina dairy farm scandal.At least R200 million set aside for emerging farmers in Vrede was irregularly paid to Estina, a company that has links to the Guptas.The Free State government was...

WORLD NEWS

Zimbabwe Raises Fuel Prices Again But Shortages Remain

Zimbabwe hiked fuel prices on Monday for the second time in a week...

New Zealand Tightens Gun Laws Again After Mosque Attack

New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second...

Anger Soars Over Vicious Mob Attack On Hong Kong Protesters

Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault against pro-democracy...

Lesotho Police Brutality Under Spotlight After Man Forced To Eat Faeces

MASERU, Lesotho – A man who was allegedly forced to eat his own...

Huge Blast Rocks China Gas Plant, ‘Many Injured’: State Media

BEIJING - A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China on...

New EU Chief Must Piece Together Diverse Top Team

After negotiating her own confirmation as president of the European Commission, Ursula von...

15 Killed In Dark Day For Mumbai Daily Train Commute

Fifteen people were killed in separate train accidents in a single day in...

Gulf Tensions Rise As Us Downs Iranian Drone

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Friday as Washington said an Iranian drone...

24 Dead In Suspected Arson Attack On Japan Animation Studio

A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and...

US Senator Calls For Urgent Investigation Into Russian Made FaceApp

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Eldorado Park, Zakariyya Park On Lockdown As Residents Protest

JOHANNESBURG – Residents in the south of Johannesburg have shut down several areas including Eldorado Park, Lenasia and Zakariyya Park near Vlakfontein.The communities are protesting over what appears to be ongoing housing issues.The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) are on the scene in Zakariyya Park.The JMPD's Xolani Fihla said...

SPAR EC Takes Plastic Campaign To The Next Level

The next stage of SPAR Eastern Cape’s STOP Plastic campaign was launched this week as the biggest food retailer in the region aims to take the project to another level.At a function at the Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth on Monday, Angelo Swartz,...

Two Local Schools Benefit From Big Donation Of Food, Learning Materials...

A collaborative community effort led by Upper Highway NPO, Zero2Five Trust, saw hundreds of local schoolchildren in the Shongweni Dam area receiving nutritious meals, learning materials and a playground as part of a Mandela Day initiative.Local organisations, Futurelife Health Products,  Marriott and Clover...

Honeywell Sends 5 Teachers To US Space Camp To Boost Science...

In a bid to support new teaching methods and boost children’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, global technology company Honeywell (NYSE:HON) sent five South African teachers from Gauteng to Space Camp, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

UN Tribunal: South Africa Not Cooperating In Arrest Of Genocide Suspect

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide."Since August of last year, my office has been seeking urgent cooperation from...

Unpacking Zuma’s Third Day At State Capture Inquiry

CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha has been closely following the testimony of South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma over the past three days. He gives more insight on what unfolded on day three of Zuma’s testimony.

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WC Policing Forum Calls For Specialized Court To Deal With Gang-Related CrimesThe Western Cape community policing forum board wanted dedicated courts for gang-related crimes. The idea was shared with Police Minister Bheki Cele during the crime summit in Paarl over the weekend. This followed the minister’s...

Day 1 Highlights Of Jacob Zuma’s Testimony At Zondo Inquiry

CNBC Africa brings you all the highlights from Day 1 of former President Jacob Zuma’s testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, during which he made it clear his comrades were out to get him, discussed spies and Johann Rupert.

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