House of Car(d)s – Kgomotso Phahlane, the Man Who Could Have Saved SAPS

[Daily Maverick] When Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane was appointed acting National Commissioner of SAPS in October 2015 after the suspension of Riah Phiyega he was the rare career policeman to hold the key position. Many who have previously dealt…

[Daily Maverick] When Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane was appointed acting National Commissioner of SAPS in October 2015 after the suspension of Riah Phiyega he was the rare career policeman to hold the key position. Many who have previously dealt with Phahlane in a professional capacity expressed admiration for the leadership and vision he brought to the troubled SAPS. However, revelations of death threats, an attempt to interfere with key witnesses, Phahlane's unusual habit of paying personal building contractors fr

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Minister Lynne Brown Declines Brian Molefe’s Pension Pay-Out

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, has declined Eskom’s proposal to pay its former Group Chief Executive, Mr Brian Molefe, a R30-million pension pay-out.

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, has declined Eskom's proposal to pay its former Group Chief Executive, Mr Brian Molefe, a R30-million pension pay-out.

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R5000 Heroin Powder Recovered

[SAPS] On Saturday, 22 April 2017 at approximately 20:15, the Ethekwini Inner South Cluster Crime Combatting Unit tackled a 28 year-old suspect for being in possession of heroin powder to the value of R5000. The team worked swiftly after receiving info…

[SAPS] On Saturday, 22 April 2017 at approximately 20:15, the Ethekwini Inner South Cluster Crime Combatting Unit tackled a 28 year-old suspect for being in possession of heroin powder to the value of R5000. The team worked swiftly after receiving information from an Intelligence source that the dealer would be dealing from his home in Kwandengezi. The suspect was found with the 50, 5 grams of raw heroin powder in his possession and resisted arrest; however members managed to apprehend the suspect. The suspect ha

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Suspect in Court After Huge Consignment of Drugs Found in Phoenix

[SAPS] On Friday, 21 April 201, police at the Ethekwini Outer North Cluster acted on information with regards to a suspect in possession of a huge consignment of drugs. The team proceeded to the identified area in Grove End Drive, Phoenix, where they k…

[SAPS] On Friday, 21 April 201, police at the Ethekwini Outer North Cluster acted on information with regards to a suspect in possession of a huge consignment of drugs. The team proceeded to the identified area in Grove End Drive, Phoenix, where they kept observation. It was established that the suspect was selling drugs from a locked container. The container was searched and the members seized 50 bags of cocaine powder, 257 pieces of rock, 14 bags of ecstasy plus nine ecstasy tablets. The total value of the reco

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The ANC in Crisis – Will It Survive?

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress (ANC) of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government in South Africa. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple crises covering…

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress (ANC) of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government in South Africa. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple crises covering broad areas of economic, social and political life. Gone are the days when the ANC represented hope for a better life, cherished by many, many people. It is no longer trusted as the bearer of aspirations for freedom, dignity and a government that benefits all. By RAYMOND SUT

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Presidency Responds to Media Reports on Proposed Economic Empowerment Framework

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Following the Namibian President’s 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), there appears to be some concerns amongst some media-houses on the current status of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF)….

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Following the Namibian President's 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), there appears to be some concerns amongst some media-houses on the current status of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF). In particular some media reports have created the impression that the draft law is creating a division amongst black and white business owners and that the proposed twenty-five (25%) percent ownership transfer will be without compensation. The Bill is still in a draft form and will be resubm

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Charges From the Speaker of the National Assembly Are Hilarious and Patently Illegal

[Daily Maverick] On the 20th of April 2017, the Speaker of the National Assembly tabled in Parliament’s Announcements, Tabling and Committee (ATC) Report dated 13th April 2017 a reference that I be referred to Parliament’s Disciplinary Committee, and s…

[Daily Maverick] On the 20th of April 2017, the Speaker of the National Assembly tabled in Parliament's Announcements, Tabling and Committee (ATC) Report dated 13th April 2017 a reference that I be referred to Parliament's Disciplinary Committee, and subsequently Parliament Communications issued a statement announcing this decision. This was in response to the correct and proper remarks I made as a member of parliament during the motion of no confidence on the 10th November 2016 against Jacob Zuma wherein I characterised h

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Man Found Guilty of Dealing in Drugs

[SAPS] Mathews Vilakazi (39) was found guilty and convicted for dealing in drugs (cannabis) by the Carolina Magistrate Court on Friday, 21 April 2017. The accused was sentenced to four years imprisonment which is suspended for four years on condition t…

[SAPS] Mathews Vilakazi (39) was found guilty and convicted for dealing in drugs (cannabis) by the Carolina Magistrate Court on Friday, 21 April 2017. The accused was sentenced to four years imprisonment which is suspended for four years on condition that the accused is not found guilty of the same offence.

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Back to Basics in Action

[SAPS] King William’s Town -“In our quest to address trio crimes such as house and business robberies, car and truck jacking, we have increased vehicle patrols during specific times according to crime patterns. In the same vein we urged our members to …

[SAPS] King William's Town -"In our quest to address trio crimes such as house and business robberies, car and truck jacking, we have increased vehicle patrols during specific times according to crime patterns. In the same vein we urged our members to be vigilant and to follow through on any person or vehicle observed under suspicious looking circumstances. This has paid off during the last week and signification breakthroughs were made. A new dynamic was also confirmed, when in two incident, foreign nationals were found to be involv

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