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  • Cops arrested over stolen groceries

    06 March 2014 4:37 PM 17

    March 6 2014 at 06:33pm By SAPA Pienaar - Four police constables were arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing groceries and selling them to a woman, Mpumalanga police said. The officers, aged between 30 and 34, face charges of theft, possession of suspected stolen property, and defeating the ends of justice, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said. On Wednesday

  • Meet Tequila, the vegetarian jaguar

    06 March 2014 4:03 PM 10

    March 6 2014 at 06:00pm By Miranda Raaff Cape Town - She loves her two teddy bears and she cannot stand the sight of beef. Tequila, a four-year-old jaguar who resides at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, is extremely fussy, not only about her food, but also her shelter. “For a jaguar she is one of a kind. She is very docile

  • N West University chancellor steps down

    06 March 2014 3:37 PM 14

    March 6 2014 at 02:03pm By SAPA Pretoria - Dr Theuns Eloff has stepped down as vice-chancellor of the North West University, the institution said on Thursday. This follows reports of an initiation incident involving a Nazi salute at the university recently. “Against this background, (the university) council accepted the offer of the present vice-chancellor

  • Tripartite Alliance's sustainability questioned

    06 March 2014 3:34 PM 15

    While the Tripartite Alliance can be faulted on many fronts, its historic and sterling contribution to defeating apartheid and challenging capitalist exploitation cannot be questioned. However, the current wrangling between Cosatu and its affiliate Numsa, brings into sharp focus the question of the Alliance’s sustainability and its relevance in the broader

  • More than 25.3m to cast votes in May

    06 March 2014 1:28 PM 17

    March 6 2014 at 03:27pm By SAPA More than 25.3 million voters will be eligible to cast a vote during the 2014 general elections, Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya said on Thursday. Moepya has certified the voters' roll, and about 25 390 150 voters will be eligible to vote in the national and provincial elections on May 7. Moepya said when the roll was compared

  • Minor charged in family farm killings

    06 March 2014 12:40 PM 13

    March 6 2014 at 02:39pm By SHERLISSA PETERS Four people appeared in court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a Richmond farming couple and their son. Ekard Schutte, 77, his wife Elizabeth, 66, and their 33-year-old son Lutz were killed on Saturday night. Lutz had arrived from Germany to celebrate his father’s birthday the next day. But the decision

  • Nkandla report released in two weeks

    06 March 2014 12:40 PM 11

    The report relating to upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead will be released in two weeks, the Public Protector's office said on Thursday. "Advocate Thuli Madonsela will release her final report on the investigation into allegations of improper conduct and maladministration relating to security installations and upgrades at the private

  • Joburg taxi boss shot dead

    06 March 2014 12:04 PM 17

    March 6 2014 at 02:01pm By SAPA A 40-year-old taxi boss was shot dead on Chris Hani Road near the Southgate Mall in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Thursday. Mdumiseni Jali, chairman of the Alexandra Taxi Association, was killed on Tuesday night, said Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng . Jali allegedly stopped at a red traffic light and when it turned green and he pulled

  • Earring features in Cape murder trial

    06 March 2014 12:04 PM 25

    March 6 2014 at 02:01pm By Jenna Etheridge An earring mysteriously lodged itself under a rubber mat in a bakkie belonging to murder accused Johannes Christiaan de Jager, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. Prosecutor Romay van Rooyen was cross-examining De Jager on the earring a policeman found in the back of his bakkie the day of his arrest

  • SANRAL told to stop lying by JPSA

    06 March 2014 10:49 AM 8

    Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has told South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) representatives to stop lying about the number of registered e-toll users, saying its advertising campaigns do not align with the truth. The latest court case challenging the controversial e-tolling system ended yesterday, with South African opposition party