Tag Archives: Pretoria

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Brutal attack on 82-year old white woman by 4 young blacks

82-year-old Mrs Hannetjie Bezuidenhout was attacked in her bed at 03h30am at her Roodeplaat, Pretoria home by four young black males who tried to cut off her lips and slice…

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Irate blacks burn down municipal councillor’s house

Residents of Soshanguve, a black township northwest of Pretoria, have burnt down a municipal councillor’s house, according to the South African Police Service. “The fight erupted after metro police removed…

Kleinfontein

Kleinfontein recognised as cultural community

Although the Gauteng legislature has recognised Kleinfontein, a white Afrikaner-only settlement outside Pretoria, as a cultural community, the City of Tshwane won’t declare it a separate development. The legislature’s decision…

The Union Buildings in Pretoria

Union Buildings will get Mandela statue in December

A statue of Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings by the end of the year, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. This would be part of the…

The Apartheid Museum reminds visitors daily why violence pays

Shots fired at protesters at Union Buildings

Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, police said. “A shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said…

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Diepsloot 5 appear in Pta for rape, killing of toddlers

Five men accused of kidnapping, raping and killing two toddlers from Diepsloot appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The matter was postponed to November 1 for further…

Unisa

Guns drawn at Unisa battle

Members of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters political party, said to be carrying guns, allegedly assaulted students at the University of South Africa’s main campus in Pretoria yesterday. Solly Nkuna,…

E-toll

E-toll on its way after Zuma signs act into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill — paving the way for e-tolling, the presidency said on Wednesday. “The president… has, in…

Connected

Pretoria to introduce free internet in public spaces

The capital city is set to offer free access to the internet in public spaces. Poor communities, schools and high-density areas in the city have been targeted for the first…

Thabo Mbeki

Mbeki defends Zim outcome

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki says Zimbabweans should be allowed to determine their own future. His statement comes after the recent disputed elections in Zimbabwe. Addressing the students of the…