Tag: South Africa

Coligny sunflower murder accused found guilty

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte have been found guilty of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in the case that has been dubbed the Coligny sunflower murder. The two North West farm workers heard their fate at the North West High Court in Mahikeng where they were also facing charges of intimidation, theft,...

The new (and unexpected) heroes of the Currie Cup

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The Currie Cup reaches its playoff stage this weekend with the wheat separated from the chaff. As always, the tournament – despite its increasingly lower profile – delivered its fair share of new heroes. Some of them were probably expected, some were thoroughly unexpected and some have merely taken time...

Judge Nugent advises Ramaphosa to fire SARS commissioner Tom Moyane immediately

President Cyril Ramaphosa should waste no more time in firing suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane. This is the advice given by Judge Robert Nugent, who is tasked with overseeing an investigation into the gross mismanagement plaguing SARS. Moyane forms part of this corruptive rot which has...

Shivambu denies VBS connection, says EFF is the target of a banking conspiracy

The Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Floyd Shivambu, has denied rumours that he benefited from the looting of VBS Mutual Bank. The EFF held a media briefing on Tuesday to dispel the allegations levelled against Shivambu and his complicity in the “The Great Bank Heist”. The conference...

Italy’s far right furious after France ‘dumps’ migrants

Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron after French police were caught committing the “unprecedented offence” of dumping migrants in Italian woods. Salvini, also deputy prime minister and head of the anti-immigrant League party, on Monday demanded a “clear response” after French authorities...

Malema questions Sarb’s role in VBS Bank collapse

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema questioned why no one at the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has taken “full responsibility” for the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank. #EFFPresser #Malema says the party is questioning where was the SA Reserve Bank in the alleged looting of the #VBSMutualBank @TheCitizen_News...

Two security guards shot in Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal

A security guard was left critically injured after being shot in the head, while the other was shot in his left upper leg in Bushbuck Road in Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal. “On Tuesday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of a shooting on Bushbuck Road in Ntshongweni. Reports from the scene indicate...

Climate change takes world to ‘point of no return’

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Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday the world is at the “point of no return” on climate change as he launched an international commission on responses to global warming. The Global Commission on Adaptation is endorsed by 17 countries including major economic powers China, Germany and India and will...

Two trains torched at Germiston Station

More than 5 000 commuters were affected when two Metrorail trains were torched this morning in Germiston. The two trains were set alight while they were stationery at Germiston Station on platform 3 and platform 8 at about 10am. Another train headed for Springs was also torched. Only the seats...

Canada to welcome nearly 1,000,000 new immigrants by 2020

Canada recently celebrated their 100thExpress Entry Draw which is exciting news for those looking to immigrate to Canada. Over 62,000 people have already immigrated to Canada this year alone using this system. Those who do not have family or a job offer in Canada can use this system. Based on...