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Simba remembered for his ability to captivate - SABC

2015-01-31 22:37

Television presenter Simbarashe "Simba" Mhere will be remembered for his ability to captivate an audience, the SABC says.

Peters sends condolences to Mhere's family

2015-01-31 21:14

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has sent condolences to the family of television presenter Simbarashe "Simba" Mhere who died in a car crash in Johannesburg.

Simba 'had so many big dreams and plans’

2015-01-31 16:12
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The death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere in a horrific car crash, has those in the South African television business and those who knew him describe his passing as “a devastating loss”.

Driver to be charged over Simba Mhere crash

2015-01-31 14:55
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The driver of a car which crashed into TV presenter Simba Mhere's car, killing him and another passenger, faces culpable homicide charges, according to reports.

2 cops shot dead at police station

2015-01-31 12:01

Two police officers have been shot dead by a man who resisted a search at the Johannesburg police station. The man then killed himself.

Gauteng crash claims 3 lives

2015-01-31 07:07

Three people have been killed and four others injured when a truck collided with two cars on the N12, about 18km from Fochville.

R500 000 reward for info on Bedford Centre robbery

2015-01-30 17:00

A R500 000 reward has been offered by the cash-in-transit company whose employees were robbed at the Bedford Centre in Johannesburg.

SA records R6.85bn trade surplus in December

2015-01-30 14:43

South Africa has recorded a trade surplus of R6.85bn in December after a revised R5.27bn shortfall in November, Sars data show..

GM names new general marketing manager

2015-01-30 14:12

General Motors South Africa has appointed Xoliswa Ndungane as its new general marketing manager.

Bedfordview shooting: Night spent collecting evidence

2015-01-30 09:03

A police forensic team spent hours overnight collecting evidence in the Bedford Centre shooting case, the Hawks have said.

Steel falls on N3, causes delays

2015-01-30 08:14

Steel wire cones have fallen on the N3 highway near Roodekop causing massive delays, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Child dies on school playground

2015-01-29 22:45

A child has died at a playground at a school in Tembisa on the East Rand, the Gauteng department of education says.

Arts and culture DG ends tenure after suspension

2015-01-29 20:58

Arts and culture director general Sibusiso Xaba will leave at the end of the month after reaching a settlement agreement with the department, the ministry says.

Highway toddler mom sentenced to 5 years in jail

2015-01-29 17:52

The woman who left her toddler son on the N1 freeway has been sentenced in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

'Prime Evil' could be a free man

2015-01-29 16:31
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Notorious apartheid era killer, Eugene "Prime Evil" de Kock, who has spent two decades behind bars, is set to hear whether he will be getting parole. Also on the list is Clive Derby-Lewis.

Ackermann's son on Lions bench

2015-01-29 14:12

Lions coach Johan Ackermann's son, Ruan, has been named on the Lions bench for a pre-season outing.

AS IT HAPPENED: Bedford Centre robbery

2015-01-29 12:25
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Seven people, including two alleged robbers, were injured in a shootout at a shopping centre in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg.

Teen mom in court over highway toddler

2015-01-29 08:40

The 19-year-old woman who left her toddler son on the N1 freeway is expected to appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

Cop crime study flawed - SAPS

2015-01-29 05:00

A study about police involvement in serious and violent crimes is based on flawed methodology, SA Police Service management says.

Mantashe tight-lipped on Derby-Lewis parole

2015-01-28 20:14

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe will not comment on reports that Clive Derby-Lewis has been recommended for release on medical parole.

Family relieved blue light case is over

2015-01-28 15:51

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was knocked off his bike by blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie and suffered head injuries, says they are relieved the trial is over.

Man killed by train in Krugersdorp

2015-01-28 14:53

A man has been killed after he was hit by a train in Witpoortjie, Krugersdorp, paramedics say, adding that his identity was not immediately known.

Pink Day helps raise R600k

2015-01-28 14:01

The Proteas, fans and sponsors knocked cancer for a six by raising R600 000 for at the recent Pink Day ODI held at the Wanderers.

DA’s complaint against 'ANC journalists' dismissed

2015-01-28 12:27

The Press Ombudsman cannot judge two journalists for wearing ANC attire because their behaviour was not followed by publication.

Amplats Q4 production dips 17% on strike

2015-01-28 11:59

Anglo American Platinum's production has fallen by 17% in the fourth-quarter compared with a year ago due to a strike at its South African operation.

 

Reporter told to delete pics taken at protest

2015-01-31 22:06

Police have allegedly forced a Radio Islam reporter to delete pictures taken at a protest at a mall in Lenasia.

8 dead in Johannesburg crash

2015-01-31 19:39

Eight people have died after the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the N3 near the Marlboro onramp, Johannesburg metro police say.

Police fire rubber bullets at Diepsloot protesters

2015-01-31 15:27

Police have fired rubber bullets at a group of protesters in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, following an attempted land grab in the area.

Security guards shoot would-be robber

2015-01-31 08:36

A man is under police guard in hospital after being shot by security guards while allegedly trying to rob a delivery vehicle, Gauteng police say.

Weekend power constrained - Eskom

2015-01-30 16:16

Power supply will remain extremely constrained over the weekend, but no load shedding is expected, says Eskom.

2 killed as driver avoids roadblock

2015-01-30 14:18

Two people have been killed in a car accident on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Little Falls, Roodepoort, as a driver apparently tried to avoid a roadblock, metro police say.

‘Relentless’ campaign against Ntlemeza - Hawks

2015-01-30 10:39

There is a relentless campaign against acting Hawks head Major General Berning Ntlemeza to sabotage transformation within the organisation, a spokesperson says.

Hawks take over Bedford Centre heist probe

2015-01-30 08:30

The Hawks have taken over the investigation into the Bedford Centre robbery and shooting, Gauteng police say.

Hunt on for remaining Bedfordview mall attackers

2015-01-30 07:27

Gauteng police are reportedly hunting for the remaining members of a gang of at least 30 robbers involved in a dramatic shoot-out at a mall in Bedfordview.

Mabuza lays criminal charge against Phosa

2015-01-29 22:45

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has laid a criminal charge against his “brother” and “father” Mathews Phosa for alleging he is an apartheid spy.

Police comb Bedford Centre for clues

2015-01-29 16:42

Police have sealed off the crime scene at the Bedford Centre, east of Johannesburg to collect evidence after seven people were shot and injured in the shopping mall.

Blue light victim 'will never be the same'

2015-01-29 15:07

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was seriously injured after being knocked off his bicycle by a blue light driver, say he will never be the same again.

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3 suspected hijackers held in Soweto

2015-01-29 11:08

Three men who were about to hijack a truck transporting cigarettes have been arrested in Freedom Park, Soweto, police say.

5 due in court over Jackson Mthembu shooting

2015-01-29 07:46

Five men are expected to appear in the Witbank Magistrate's Court in connection with the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu.

Remove unqualified public servants - ANC

2015-01-28 22:55
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The ANC wants government to remove unqualified people from top municipal jobs, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Sasol to delay $8.1bn US investment

2015-01-28 18:42

Sasol says it will delay its $8.1bn investment in an ethane cracker in the US state of Louisiana, in response to low global oil prices.

Phiyega didn't invent crime - SAPS

2015-01-28 15:51
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Blaming national police chief Riah Phiyega for the crime perpetrated by police officers is wrong, her spokesperson says.

Over 1 million smart IDs issued this past year

2015-01-28 14:44

Over a million smart-ID cards have been issued in less than a year, home affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni says.

Not enough incentive for whistle-blowers - Public Protector

2015-01-28 13:36

There are not enough incentives for people to expose corruption, Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga says.

Blue light judge: Victim’s life destroyed

2015-01-28 12:27

Krugersdorp Magistrate Abdul Khan has described blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, as having ‘destroyed’ the life of teenage victim Thomas Ferreira after hitting him with his car.

Blue light driver sentenced to five years

2015-01-28 11:45

Blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked over Thomas Ferreira while going through a red light, has been sentenced to five years behind bars.

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