Taxi violence in Pretoria

Police were monitoring East Lynne, east of Pretoria, on Friday morning after violent fights between taxi owners the day before, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

The Mamelodi Long Distance Taxi Association and the PLAZA Taxi Association were allegedly involved in violent … Read the rest

ANC must take land, Mantashe tells Young Communists

The ANC cannot be a liberation movement if it does not tackle the issue of land reform, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

“The land question is at the centre of the struggle. If we raise it in … Read the rest

SA govt wants cities to control trains

The government is considering handing control of passenger train services from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to cities, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said the government wanted cities to develop programs for a … Read the rest

Cele said ‘shoot to kill’, court told

A Sowetan journalist has testified in court that suspended national police commissioner General Bheki Cele used the words “shoot to kill”, the newspaper reported on Monday.

Mhlaba Memela testified against Cele, who had denied saying this, in the High Court … Read the rest

South African male nurse raped cancer patient

A male nurse who allegedly raped a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital will appear in the city’s magistrate court on Tuesday.

Last month, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court postponed the matter for a final decision from the provincial … Read the rest

South Africa looking for new minerals

South Africa will be looking for new minerals to mine as a way to boost investment, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday.

“There is significant potential for the discovery of other world-class deposits in areas that are yet … Read the rest

3 black men get life sentences for killing blonde little Danielle Esterhuizen (5)

Three men convicted of the fatal shooting of five-year-old Danielle Esterhuizen were given life sentences in the Johannesburg High Court on Wednesday, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news said.

Last month David Mpho Ngomane (32), Tsakane Jwaki Sithole (26) and

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