Child kidnapping cases increase yearly in SA

In light of the recent attempted kidnapping of a child at a restaurant in Johannesburg, Missing Children SA is appealing to parents to be incredibly vigilant with their children. The NGO warns that they see a yearly increase in children going missing. Last week, South Africans were shocked by a[…]

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Arms deal commission hands final report to Zuma

President Jacob Zuma said he had received the final report from the commission of inquiry into the arms deal on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the Presidency said Zuma received the report in Durban from members of the commission, Judge Willie Seriti and Judge Thekiso Musi. “The commission completed its[…]

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Sunday Times slammed over ‘unfair’ Sars reports

The Sunday Times newspaper on Wednesday was slammed by the Press Ombudsman for its “unfair” reportage on a so-called SA Revenue Service “rogue unit” that breached the press code. “Not only was the content of the stories inaccurate, misleading and unfair, but the conclusions in both the editorial and the[…]

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Phiyega rejects damning reports

Suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega has rejected the findings of two damning reports against her. The reports were released by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko through a “faceless ministerial reference group”, Phiyega said in a statement on Thursday evening. She said the processes followed[…]

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Corruption rife at schools: Corruption Watch

A number of South African schools have come under fire after a report by Corruption Watch revealed that more than one thousand cases of corruption in schools were reported between 2012-15. The cases range from financial mismanagement, theft of funds, tender corruption and employment corruption. According to the organisation’s Lucky[…]

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Nzimande withheld report on free varsity education

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande withheld for three years a report that found free university education was viable, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday. Nzimande received the study in December 2012 from a working group he appointed in 2010. The group, chaired by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vice-chancellor Derrick[…]

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Nothing in Prasa report based on a hunch: Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has voiced her disappointment at former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana’s decision to challenge her findings in court. Addressing the media after delivering a keynote address on Women’s Month at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, Madonsela said Montana had earlier expressed a very different view in[…]

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