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  • Dawjee gave Lamoer R20K - report

    25 November 2013 5:53 AM 30

    November 24 2013 at 12:51pm By Sapa Cape Town - Cape Town businessman Mohamed Salim Dawjee has admitted to giving Western Cape police chief Arno Lamoer R20 000 to help him pay off a loan, the Sunday Times reported. “We grew up together. Our children grew up together. Of course I helped him,” Dawjee told the newspaper. The amount apparently went towards

  • Mpisane back in court on Monday

    25 November 2013 4:51 AM 45

    Sunday 24 November 2013 14:18 The fraud case of Durban businesswoman Shauwn Mpisane will resume in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday. She is accused of inflating the invoices of her close corporation by almost R5 million in an attempt to cut her tax bill. In previous court proceedings her legal representative submitted a complaint to the National

  • DA to announce official stance on BEE

    24 November 2013 7:01 PM 26

    Siyabonga Sesant | Yesterday, 11:23 CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will officially announce its stance on Black Economic Empowerment later today. The party is holding its first ever policy conference in Cape Town this weekend. The DA says it opposed to what it has calls the inappropriate racial distinction between black, coloured and Indian

  • Black voices come to the fore in DA

    24 November 2013 6:07 PM 38

    November 24 2013 at 08:36am By HAJRA OMARJEE Johannesburg - After years of side-stepping the issue of race, the DA’s leaders have been convinced to accept race based redress. The Sunday Independent spoke to at least five DA insiders who confirmed the decision, but official word is only expected on Sunday. “It is confidential and I cannot tell you about

  • Girl's body found in Uniondale

    24 November 2013 1:59 PM 36

    Chanel September | Today, 15:55 CAPE TOWN – The body of an eight–year–old girl has been found in Uniondale in the Southern Cape. Shafeeka Baartman's legs were bound and a scarf was tied around her neck. It is believed she was raped before she was killed. The police's Bernadine Steyn says a suspect has been detained. “Members attached to the Attaqua K9 unit have arrested

  • MEC ‘shocked’ by KZN accidents

    24 November 2013 1:52 PM 29

    November 24 2013 at 03:48pm By SAPA Durban - KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu expressed shock on Sunday at the spate of accidents in the province and urged motorists to be vigilant on the roads. “It is unacceptable that we are losing so many people simply because some drivers are deliberately disrespecting our traffic rules,” Mchunu said in a statement

  • Nurse killed, another injured in shootings

    24 November 2013 12:36 PM 31

    November 24 2013 at 11:41am By SAPA Johannesburg - A nurse was killed and another injured in two shooting incidents in Mount Frere, the Eastern Cape health department said on Sunday. “There is huge panic in the hospital community as nurses do not feel safe,” said spokesman Sizwe Kupelo. While both the nurses involved were working at Madzikane Ka Zulu Memorial

  • Sanral: Pay or face the law

    24 November 2013 11:57 AM 30

    November 24 2013 at 01:57pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Motorists are expected to pay within seven days after receiving e-toll bills or they would be handed over to debt collectors, Sanral chief executive Nazir Alli said on Sunday. “There are incentives included within the debt collection process that includes registering and getting an e-tag,” Alli told reporters

  • Politician journos must resign - Sanef

    24 November 2013 10:37 AM 30

    November 24 2013 at 12:36pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Journalists who stand as candidates for political parties should resign, the SA National Editors Forum said on Sunday. “We recommend that once the name of a journalist appears, with his or her consent, on a political party's official list of candidates to the Independent Electoral Commission, such journalist

  • ANC stalwart Reggie September dies

    24 November 2013 6:31 AM 27

    November 23 2013 at 02:22pm By SAPA President Jacob Zuma on Saturday expressed sadness at the death of African National Congress stalwart Reggie September. “The country has lost one of its most revered revolutionaries,” Zuma said in a statement. He was a former trade unionist, member of Parliament and former executive committee member of the ANC. September