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  • One dead, seven injured in Boksburg accident

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 106

    Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived on the scene and found three vehicles scattered over the roadway,” Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said. “Reports from the scene indicate that an initial accident took place between two vehicles after which a third vehicle collided with the primary accident scene.” One person was found to have died on the scene

  • Executors to oppose Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Qunu bid

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 199

    “The executors in the estate of the late Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela have resolved to oppose the claim filed by Mrs Nomzamo Winifred [Winnie] Mandela in the High Court, Mthatha,” Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said in a statement. “In effect, the claim seeks to undermine or alter the last will and testament of the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

  • Man in court for Rensia DeWet’s rape and murder

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 115

    The 30-year-old accused, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, appeared briefly in the White River Magistrate’s Court on Monday, a Sapa correspondent reported. The man would remain in custody and the case was postponed to January 12. The accused, believed to have been an employee at the Nottinghill Equestrian Estate, near White River, where DeWet

  • Don’t trivialise the Constitution – Albie Sachs

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 108

    Sachs — a former Constitutional Court judge and anti-apartheid activist — was recognised for his “selfless dedication to human rights, and the expression in our Constitution of the democratic ideals for which he and many others fought”, the university said in a statement. “Don’t trivialise the Constitution or Nelson Mandela; Don’t trash our institutions

  • Judge Traverso starts delivering judgment in Dewani case

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 116

    She read case law to set out the history and scope of discharge applications. Referring to the five charges against Dewani, she said it was crucial for the State’s case to prove that he entered into an agreement with others to have his wife Anni killed in 2010. An accused was entitled to be discharged if there was no possibility of conviction unless

  • E-tolls went live exactly a year ago today.

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 110

    Yadhana Jadoo takes a look back, examining the ins and outs of the controversial user-pays system. E-tolling was the only way to go. But the “voices” of those who sought to relay the message on the benefits of e-tollings have been “drowned out” by those opposed to the system in the past year. That is the consensus within the Transport Department, and its message