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  • Legal woes for 'missing' satellite - paper

    09 February 2014 7:27 PM 6

    Indecision regarding the state's order of a satellite - reported missing by the Sunday Times a few weeks ago - resulted in a heavy lawsuit before it was even purchased, according to the paper. The Sunday Times reports that the defence ministry made an about-turn on purchasing the R1.2 billion Kondor E satellite, billed "Project Flute", resulting in legal

  • Young girl found dead in Delft

    09 February 2014 7:17 PM 6

    Graeme Raubenheimer | Yesterday, 14:58 CAPE TOWN – The body of a 12–year–old girl has been found at a home in Delft. Late on Saturday night police officers were called out to Cheesewood Street in Delft south where members of the community were allegedly beating a 26–year–old man. During further investigation, officers were led to a nearby home, where

  • Zuma relaxes while SA burns, says Maimane

    09 February 2014 12:29 PM 14

    February 9 2014 at 01:47pm By SAPA Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was relaxing in Nkandla while the country burns, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday. Maimane was addressing around 50 people outside the Lefika primary school in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg. “People are dying during protests and the president or his senior

  • ANC not pressing Nkandla issue: Thuli

    09 February 2014 11:19 AM 76

    February 9 2014 at 01:18pm By Agiza Hlongwane and Nathi Olifant Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says her Nkandla report will be out by March 1. She said on Saturday that the ANC was definitely not delaying the release of her report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla. But she said she was awaiting an answer

  • Hijackers shoot metro cops in Cape Town

    09 February 2014 11:07 AM 12

    February 9 2014 at 01:05pm By REBECCA JACKMAN Cape Town - Two metro police officers are in hospital after being shot in Manenberg early on Saturday morning, when they tried to pull over a car travelling with no lights. The officers were conducting routine patrols on Govan Mbeki Drive when they spotted the white Volkswagen Polo which, unknown to them, had been hijacked

  • Louka extradited to SA

    09 February 2014 10:54 AM 15

    JOHANNESBURG – The man who allegedly murdered strip–club boss Lolly Jackson has been successfully extradited to South Africa this morning to stand trial. George Louka is accused of killing Jackson in 2010 at a house in Edleen in Kempton Park. Louka allegedly confessed to the crime to former Gauteng Crime Intelligence head Joey Mabasa on the night of the killing

  • Six dead in Port Elizabeth taxi crash

    09 February 2014 10:00 AM 6

    February 9 2014 at 12:00pm By SAPA Six people were killed In a taxi accident on the N2 outside Port Elizabeth on Sunday, paramedics said. Netcare 911 believed the taxi collided with a pole about 30 kilometres south of Port Elizabeth around 5am. Spokesman Chris Botha said paramedics found debris scattered over a large area, with some of the injured people

  • Presidency mum on fatal accident involving Zuma's son

    09 February 2014 5:08 AM 7

    Mia Lindeque | Today, 06:49 JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma's office and the African National Congress (ANC) are refusing to comment on reports of a fatal car accident involving Zuma's son Duduzane. Gauteng police and the Johannesburg Metro Police have confirmed that an accident took place after 11pm a week ago, but would not name the person behind

  • ANC has changed our lives - residents

    08 February 2014 6:50 PM 3

    February 8 2014 at 02:18pm Residents of Munsieville, near Krugersdorp on the West Rand, on Saturday thanked the African National Congress for changing their lives. “Today I have an RDP house and it's all due to the ANC government,” Dinah Mokgobane told ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa was conducting a door-to-door campaign to encourage

  • Zuma relaxing in Nkandla - presidency

    08 February 2014 5:02 PM 7

    February 8 2014 at 03:58pm Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was relaxed at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday, the presidency said. “Earlier, the president visited two local voter registration stations in Halambu and Ntolwane Primary Schools respectively,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. On Saturday Twitter was abuzz with reports