11:48 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
The owner of Satinsky 128, the company taken to court over the 699 car sales scheme, wants to sue WesBank for R20bn.
Beeld reported on Saturday that Albert Venter claimed that WesBank had allegedly disclosed confidential information of their financing scheme, breaking their confidential agreement.
WesBank was the only bank from the four big South African banks that did not get involved in the scheme.
Standard Bank, N... read more
08:33 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
The case of a father from Hartenbos who is accused of abusing his 4-month old son severely was postponted after the last witness took to the witness stand on Friday.
Brigadier Gerhard Labuschagne, chief of the police's psychological investigation unit, testified for the state.
He rejected the findings of the defence psychologist who said the accused was temporarily insane during the assault on his baby son.
08:28 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Legal teams representing the DA, President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority have agreed on an arbitrator to review the record of the spy tapes.
The tapes were used by the NPA to drop criminal chargs against president Jacob Zuma.
Last March the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the NPA to lodge a record of the documents on which it had based its decision, with the registrar of the high court.
The Nationa... read more
08:26 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Government say the EFF's disruption of proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday was tantamount to bringing Parliament into disrepute.
Acting Government Communication and Information Service CEO Phumla Williams said in a statement that militant confrontation and attitude
between MPs and supporters of political parties were not in the best interest of the country and were futile.
She said it was a display of anarc... read more
08:23 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Police divers have found the body of missing Cradock teacher, Theresa Buys.
This followed a prolonged search of the Fish River after Buys was reported missing on the 4 August.
Police arrested Marius Isaacs in connection with the murder of 43-year-old Buys after her car was found in Michausdal in Cradock shortly after she disappeared.
Isaacs will be back in court on 17 September.
Cradock police spokesperson, Captain... read more
16:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Members from the Young Communist League have marched on the Daily Dispatch newspaper in East London.
Provincial chairperson, Sithembele Zuka, says the media, including the Dispatch, are constantly focusing on the shortcomings of the ANC government and are ignoring positive developments, particularly in rural areas.
Dispatch editor, Bongani Siqoko, told Algoa FM News this week that they respect the YCL's right march.
... read more
15:34 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
SA National Parks has increased the reward on offer for information on the poisoning of dozens of jackals in the Addo Elephant National Park.
Sanparks regional spokesperson, Fayroush Ludick, says thanks to the generous donations from individuals and companies the reward on offer has increased from 10-thousand rand to R22 000.
Earlier this week a toxicology report confirmed that the animals succumbed to the poisonous carb... read more
15:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
A woman has been killed at the North End station in Port Elizabeth after being struck by an oncoming train.
Police Captain Johan Rheeder says the woman was crossing the railway lines when she was hit by the train.
Rheeder says emergency services arrived at the scene but she was declared dead a short while after.
He says her identity has not yet been established.... read more
14:54 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
A Mossel Bay man who was convicted of raping his daughter whom he used as a sex slave over several years, has been sentenced to two life terms in jail.
He was sentenced in the seaside town's magistrate's court on Friday.
During pre-sentencing argument, state prosecutor Candice Simon, said that rape is an evil in the community of Mossel Bay.
She said that the man had not played his role as a father, adding that his dau... read more
14:49 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
A former Acting District Director for the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape, Luwela Mboba, has been called to testify in the fraud and money laundering trial of Nonthutuzelo Sizani, wife of ANC chief whip, Stone Sizani.
The state alleges that she had defrauded the Bhisho Education Department of more than R1.2 million.
Charges also relate to money laundering and the false or irregular appointment of several peop... read more
14:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Five suspects have been shot dead by police in a foiled cash-in-transit robbery at Hennenman in the Free State.
Hawks spokesperson, Paul Ramoloko, says in addition to the deceased suspects, six more have been wounded and a total of eight arrests have been made.
Ramoloko says more suspects are currently being pursued by the Hawks following this morning's foiled heist.
He could not confirm how many are still on the run.... read more
13:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has announced a squad of 34 players for the two upcoming CAF ORANGE Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria.
This is Mashaba’s first squad announcement since his appointment as head coach of the Senior Men’s National Team last month.
Bafana Bafana travel to Khartoum for a date with Sudan on Friday, 5 September an... read more
11:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
The SA Medical Association Trade Union says its becoming increasingly dangerous for doctors working in South Africa.
The Association was commenting following a recent report quoting the World Health Organisation which said a staggering 53 million cases of "needle-stick injuries" were reported in South Africa.
SAMA trade union president, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, says these "needle-stick" injuries place med... read more
09:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Three tourists escaped unhurt when an elephant flipped their car on the banks of the Sable Dam in the Kruger National Park yesterday.
Sanpark's William Mabasa says the three were on their way to the Letaba rest camp at the time of the incident.
He said the elephant was drinking water and then crossed the dam and attacked the tourists in their car parked on the other side.
It turned the car onto its roof but became... read more
09:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
The Mthatha High Court will next month hear Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's application to interdict President Jacob
Zuma from removing him as a king.
Dalindyebo's spokesman Nkosi Mtirara says in a statement that acting Judge Justin Laing will hear the application on the 5th of September.
Dalindyebo wants the court to grant him an interdict preventing Zuma from removing him.
This was until another court h... read more