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Reward doubled for info on Reiger Park hijackers

2014-07-22 22:04

Police have doubled the reward offered for information that would lead to the arrest of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris's killers.

M&G owner weighs in on Indy attacks

2014-07-22 21:22

Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube has weighed in on what he called "attacks" from Independent Newspapers.

Krejcir boycotts court over food

2014-07-22 21:22

The trial of Radovan Krejcir and five others has been disrupted in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, when the Czech fugitive refused to return to court after lunch.

Majoro plots Chiefs' downfall

2014-07-22 19:30

364 days after celebrating with the Amakhosi faithful, Lehlohonolo Majoro is hoping for the same, but this time with Orlando Pirates.

Shots fired at EFF protesters

2014-07-22 18:31
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Police have fired rubber bullets at the EFF members standing outside the legislature building in the Johannesburg CBD.

Cops not 'dragging feet' in IFP murder case

2014-07-22 17:44

Claims that police are "dragging their feet" in a case involving the murder of an IFP councillor in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, are unfair, Gauteng police say.

EFF members refuse to leave legislature

2014-07-22 15:59
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EFF members have vowed not to leave the Gauteng provincial legislature until their leader Julius Malema had met with Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

2014-07-22 14:21

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in honour of Nelson Mandela wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom”.

Man killed in Boksburg crash

2014-07-22 14:21

A man has died and eight others injured when a minibus taxi and a car collided in Boksburg, on the East Rand.

EFF gathers for Joburg protest

2014-07-22 12:30

EFF members gathered in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, for a protest march over a ban on wearing their red overalls in the Gauteng legislature.

Boy's family knows hijack suspect - report

2014-07-22 10:20
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The family of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris, who was dragged to his death as his parents’ vehicle was being hijacked, have identified one of the suspects, a report says.

Gauteng hijackers must be taught a lesson - MP

2014-07-22 05:00
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The hijackers who dragged a 4-year-old boy outside a car in Boksburg, east of Gauteng, must be arrested as a matter of urgency, the Parliamentary portfolio committee on police says.

Four dead after bus veers off road in Jhb, hits commuters

2014-07-21 18:10

Four people have been killed after a bus veered off the road in Fontainebleau, Randburg, and hit nine people, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Killing of hijacked boy a heartless act - premier

2014-07-21 16:35
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The dragging of a 4-year-old boy outside a hijacked car in Boksburg is a heartless act, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Mom of boy taken in hijacking overjoyed at return

2014-07-21 14:27

The mother of a 5-year-old boy who was kidnapped during a hijacking almost a week ago says she is overjoyed that her son had been found unharmed.

Police turn out for Krejcir trial

2014-07-21 11:38

There was a heavy police presence at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge where the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others is being held.

Boy taken by hijackers found at shelter

2014-07-21 09:55

The 5-year-old boy that was kidnapped during a hijacking in Bronkhorstspruit was found at a shelter in central Johannesburg, police have said.

Boy taken in hijacking found unharmed

2014-07-21 08:18
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A 5-year-old boy, Mongezi Phike, who went missing last week when his father’s car was hijacked in Bronkhorstspruit, has been found unharmed, police have confirmed.

Arms deal losing bidder to testify

2014-07-21 05:32

Dr Richard Young, an arms deal critic, and losing bidder will testify during phase two of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Oscar told to F-off at nightclub

2014-07-20 16:52
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As murder accused Oscar Pistorius left a Sandton nightclub after a shoving match with another clubber, some of the crowd shouted “F**k off, you’re going to jail”.

Jordaan hints at foreign coach

2014-07-20 12:28

SAFA president Danny Jordaan has dropped a major hint that Bafana Bafana's new head coach will not be a locally-based coach.

Boy killed after being dragged outside hijacked car

2014-07-20 10:48
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A 4-year-old boy has died after being dragged outside a hijacked car in Boksburg.

SANParks plans rhino rescue operation

2014-07-20 09:21

As the rhino poaching issue intensifies, the Kruger National Park plans a last-ditch effort to evacuate 500 rhino to secret locations in a desperate bid to save the species.

Foundation grateful for Mandela Day good deeds

2014-07-19 16:08

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has thanked the world for carrying out good deeds in memory of the former president, saying more than 1 200 positive deeds were registered on its website.

City of Joburg defrauded of R200m

2014-07-19 13:25

Some of Johannesburg's major shopping malls, hotels, real estate agencies and car dealers have allegedly been colluding to defraud the city of more than R200 million.

 

Malema hurt in fracas at Gauteng Legislature

2014-07-22 22:01
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Party leader Julius Malema has been hurt in a scuffle at the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg, where police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse defiant EFF members.

SA urged to break Israel ties

2014-07-22 21:22

The government should recall its ambassador to Israel and expel Israel's ambassador, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, the Muslim Students Union Association, and Media Review Network say.

Auditors to probe prisons tender

2014-07-22 21:22

An auditing firm has been appointed to do a forensic investigation of a tender awarded by correctional services.

Petrol station manager killed during robbery

2014-07-22 18:53

A petrol station manager has been shot and killed during a robbery in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Malema won't budge from legislature

2014-07-22 18:16
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EFF leader Julius Malema has remained defiant as he sat in the foyer of the legislature building, refusing to leave until he had met legislature Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

Stun grenade fired at EFF members

2014-07-22 16:30
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Police have fired a stun grenade at a group of EFF members trying to enter the Gauteng legislature building in Johannesburg.

Man harassing Gauteng estate agents - report

2014-07-22 15:17

Gauteng estate agents have complained about being harassed by a “heavy breather” who calls them at night.

‘Skop’ seller held for raping teen

2014-07-22 14:21

A man who sells sheep heads has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Diepkloof, Soweto.

EFF members storm Gauteng legislature

2014-07-22 13:01
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Economic Freedom Fighters' members stormed into the Gauteng legislature during their march in Johannesburg.

Hijack victim’s mom to view ID parade

2014-07-22 11:30

Gauteng police are still investigating the hijacking which led to the death of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris in Reiger Park. The little boy’s mother will view an identity parade.

New state witness expected in Krejcir trial

2014-07-22 05:54

A new State witness is expected to be called in the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others at the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

ANC dismisses EFF disruption claims

2014-07-21 22:31

The ANC in Gauteng has dismissed allegations by the EFF that it planned on disrupting the party's one-year anniversary rally in Soweto.

Krejcir trial-within-a-trial postponed

2014-07-21 17:32

The trial-within-a-trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others has been postponed for a month in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Search continues for Reiger Park hijackers

2014-07-21 14:34

Gauteng police have been questioning a man after a 4-year-old boy was killed in a hijacking in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg.

Preview: Alfa's stunning 4C at Kyalami

2014-07-21 14:01

Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON gets a taste of the highly-anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C at Kyalami race track. Here's why we're envious...

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Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath takes you through today's newspaper front pages. Most newspapers carry headlines on the two boys who were kidnapped in two separate hijacking incidents in Johannesburg. While one boy (6) was found unharmed, the other (4) was killed after being dragged behind the vehicle.

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Boy pleaded for help as hijackers sped off

2014-07-21 08:50
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The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by hijackers in Reiger Park at the weekend says her little son pleaded for her to help him as the robbers sped off.

Rewards offered after 2 hijackings involving children

2014-07-21 07:03
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Gauteng police have offered two rewards for information about two different hijacking cases involving young children - one in which a dragged boy died, another in which a boy is missing.

IFP councillor shot dead

2014-07-20 18:32

The Inkatha Freedom Party has said one of its councillors was shot dead at the Mogale City Hostel on Johannesburg's West Rand.

SSU keen on Chiefs' CAF spot

2014-07-20 14:44

SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says they are willing to participate in CAF competitions next year, should Kaizer Chiefs opt out.

Sunday Times pens apology to ANC

2014-07-20 11:28

The Sunday Times has apologised to the ANC for a story it published last month headlined, "ANC must repay Kebble cash".

Petros gets R10m to find 3 stolen laptops

2014-07-20 09:46
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Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been awarded a R10m contract by the State Information and Technology Agency to track down three laptops.

Ombudsman dismisses 'monster' complaint

2014-07-19 20:46

Press ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint against Beeld for using the word "monster" to describe a Springs man accused of mistreating his children.

Man pushed off moving train in Kempton Park

2014-07-19 14:42

A man has been pushed off a moving train in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, during an attempted robbery, paramedics say.

Man dies in shack fire

2014-07-19 10:59

A man has been killed after a fire swept through his shack in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

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