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Krejcir ‘not happy’ after sentencing delayed

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused will have to wait until next month to hear their sentence for trying to kidnap and attempting to murder a Katlehong man. Krejcir and five others appeared before Judge Colin Lamont in the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday. The matter was promptly[…]

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Delay in specialized units raises WCape ire

The Western Cape Department of Community Safety has lamented a delay in the reintroduction of specialised drug and gang units which it believes will help strengthen the fight against criminal activity on the Cape Flats. It follows a written parliamentary response by police minister, Nathi Nhleko in which he effectively[…]

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Interference delaying ANCYL conference: members

ANC officials who are said to be jostling for a position in the party’s top six in 2017 have been accused of trying to impose their preferred candidate for president of the ANC Youth League, to advance their ambitions. This is the reason given by ANCYL members for the delay[…]

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Delays in visa renewals due to screening

The current delays in the renewal of visas can be attributed to a need for thorough investigation into applicants, according to Department of Home Affairs (DHA) official, Ronney Harhule. Since the introduction of new visa regulations at the start of this month, complaints have flooded in over the slow nature[…]

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In-fighting stalling Marikana report: Holomisa

In-fighting in the ANC has stopped President Jacob Zuma from sharing the contents of the Marikana report with his fellow party leaders and Cabinet ministers, according to UDM leader Bantu Holomisa. “It is clear that he has not yet shared what is contained there [in the report] with the ANC[…]

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Ancestors delaying Medupi: CRL Commission

The reason the Medupi power station is suffering delays is because graves were disturbed during construction, upsetting the ancestors, the CRL Rights Commission said on Tuesday. “How come this Medupi never comes together?” asked commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi in Johannesburg at the release of a report on the re-use of[…]

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MEC calls for answers on gang units

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato has called for more transparency as to the current progress on the reintroduction of specialised drug and gang units, a month after police minister,Nathi Nhleko announced that the units would be re-established within SAPS. Within a Western Cape context, these units would[…]

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Hold on some immigration regulations welcomed

The delay in implementing two of the new immigration regulations on travelling minors was welcomed on Tuesday. The portfolio committee on home affairs said the postponement will enable the department of home affairs to “fine-tune” their processes. “This will ensure that those citizens who have already made travel arrangements for[…]

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Haj visas delay dealt with

Roleplayers in the local haj industry have met with the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve a technical glitch that has delayed the issuing of visas. On Thursday, South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) chairperson Sedick Steenkamp said hujaaj can breathe easier knowing that the issue has[…]

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