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National Police Commissioner criminally charged over failing to co-operate with AGU detective’s murder investigation

LOCAL Ipid has registered a criminal case against National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole for failing to cooperate with its investigation into the murder of Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit detective, Charl Kinnear. The revered 52-year-old was assassinated outside his Bishop Lavis home in September of 2020. Alleged underworld gang boss Nafiz[…]

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Two child rape cases heard in WC courts

LOCAL Protestors are expected to gather outside the Goodwood Magistrate court on Thursday morning to demand that bail be denied to an alleged child rapist. It follows the recent arrest of a suspect in connection to an assault on a 13 year old girl from Elsies River. Meanwhile, the Cape[…]

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Kolisi scoops top SA Rugby award for 2021

SPORT Siya Kolisi has been named the SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2021. This after the popular Springbok captain garnered the most votes for his performances during a tough season. He becomes the first Bok captain since Jean de Villiers in 2013 to win the top award. The[…]

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US and NATO deliver responses to Russian demands over Ukraine

The United States and NATO have delivered separate written responses to Russia’s security demands, as efforts to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis over Ukraine continue. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the US ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, delivered Washington’s reply to Moscow, which is seeking security[…]

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Cosatu accuses government of failing to enact clear laws on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has accused government of failing to ensure that clear legislation is enacted with regards to COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. CCMA dismisses application of an employee fired for opting to not get vaccinated  This comes after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA) dismissed[…]

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‘What happens if there is a fire and prisoners die?’

Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice and correctional services has resolved to summon the department of public works and infrastructure (DPWI) to parliament after site visits to government facilities. MPs heard accounts of alleged failure to maintain courts and prisons in Mpumalanga. The committee this week visited the Barberton Correctional Centre[…]

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