Local Updates

Initiation school suspected in abduction of Orange Farm boys

Despite all efforts, illegal initiation schools continue to operate in Orange Farm. Three families are still searching for their sons who disappeared three weeks ago. Community members believe they were taken to one of the illegal schools. Abductors are said to be paid around R150 for each boy. One of …

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Rockwell swings into quarterly profit

Rockwell Diamonds on Wednesday reported a profit of $570,000 (Canadian) for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 after a loss of $5.2 million in the equivalent quarter last year on the back of further operational improvements. The diamond miner with listings in Toronto and Johannesburg reported last month that production …

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Momberg back in court over racist rant

Estate agent Vicki Momberg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday over her racist rants aimed at black police officers, which was captured on video and went viral on social media. In February Momberg was a victim of a smash and grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg. …

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NFP off the ballot paper, says IEC

The National Freedom Party (NFP) will not be participating in this year’s upcoming municipal elections. That’s the word from the IEC, who on Tuesday will be printing ballot papers. The NFP had approached the electoral court after failing to pay their election deposit in time. But on Saturday, the IEC …

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Gauteng hosts Planning Africa Conference 2016

The Gauteng city region, in partnership with the South African Planning Institute (SAPI), will host the 7th Planning Africa Conference at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from Monday to Wednesday. The SAPI is a voluntary organisation of professional planners established in 1996. “The organisation promotes urban and regional planning …

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Biker seriously injured in collision, Randburg

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was seriously injured this morning after his motorcycle collided with a taxi on Beyers Naude Drive in Randburg. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the patient lying in the middle Isle between the two roads. On …

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