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Ex hospital credit controller cautioned

A former credit controller at a Netcare hospital in Cape Town, accused of fraud, was cautioned in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday for contempt of court. Megan Zowitsky, 45, who allegedly lodged false medical claims and channelled the payments into her bank account, had to explain to[…]

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One-Up robbed at gunpoint

One Up Cash n Carry in Khayelitsha fell victim to a robbery on Tuesday afternoon.  Six armed men held staff at gunpoint as they filled a box with airtime and cigarettes. The men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. According to the store manager, Mr Majiet, the[…]

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Sheriff apologises for Lwandle removals

A Sheriff of the High Court who executed the removal of illegal shack dwellers from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town is sorry for the impact it had on residents, he said on Tuesday. “If something like this happens again, I’ll definitely handle this in a whole different manner,” Deon Burger[…]

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Metal workers ‘reluctantly’ accepts wage offer

Seifsa has “reluctantly” accepted the labour department’s wage proposal to end a strike in the metal sector, the employer body said on Tuesday. “Seifsa has reluctantly accepted Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant’s proposal to offer wage increases of 10 percent to low-level employees over the next three years,” it said in[…]

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Marikana inquiry enriching lawyers: SACP

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the events at Marikana in August 2012 is enriching lawyers and should be wrapped up without further delays, the SA Communist Party said on Monday. “It is extremely worrying that the tragedy of Marikana has become a source of private accumulation of wealth by[…]

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We are not opportunistic: Ses’Khona

The Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement is not cashing in on the Lwandle land matter in Cape Town in any way, an inquiry into evictions on the land heard on Monday. “When Ses’Khona arrived there during these evictions, it was not the only time Ses’Khona was there. In January, from the[…]

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Mayor fencesitting on Gaza: Cosatu

Cosatu in the Western Cape has labelled Mayor Patricia De Lille as an “embarrassment”, following a mass march in support of Gaza in the city last week. Provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said the questions surrounding the conflict in the Middle East, is well known across the world and is a[…]

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Mental state of ‘Mr X’ questioned

A police witness, known only as Mr X, hit back at lawyers casting aspersions on his mental state at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Monday. Dali Mpofu, SC, for the injured and arrested Marikana miners, was cross examining the mineworker, who testified via video link from an[…]

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Evictees were enraged backyarders: councillor

People who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, were enraged “backyarders” who were tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises, a city councillor said on Monday. Residents of Wag ‘n Bietjie, an informal settlement near Somerset West, had to be relocated after their shacks were destroyed in a[…]

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Zuma’s nephew to launch land claim

The nephew of President Jacob Zuma has launched a land claim targeting more than 60 farms in Impendle in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, The Citizen reported on Monday. “I do not think there is any dispute around that — that entire land was historically under the KwaNxamalala Tribal Authority,” Inkosi Simpiwe[…]

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