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SA ‘entitlement culture’ blamed for SA crime

  There is a culture of entitlement in South Africa contributing to the country’s rise in violent crime. This is according to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s analysis of the country’s crime statistics released in parliament on Tuesday. In an analysis tabled on Thursday as an addendum to the South …

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Mido Macia’s killers to be sentenced

  The eight policemen found guilty of murdering Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia will be sentenced in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Last month, Judge Bert Bam found all eight acted in common purpose in handcuffing Macia to the back of a police van, dragging him behind it, …

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R20m in drugs found in upmarket Sandhurst home

Mandrax tablets and powder with an estimated street value of at least R20m was discovered at a house in Sandhurst, an upmarket suburb north of Johannesburg, the Hawks said on Friday. “The house and cottage [on the property] were used as drug labs. We found thousands of Mandrax tablets and …

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JMPD cops arrested after fatal shooting at vigil

  Two Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old man from Meadowlands in Soweto. The shooting occurred on Friday, September 11 during a night vigil held for MK cadres in the area. According to sources, there was random shooting in the …

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DA aims for ConCourt on Nkandla verdict

The DA is set to file court papers on Monday for direct access to the Constitutional Court relating to the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla. The party’s chair of the Federal Executive, James Selfe, said that the powers of the Public Protector needed to be safeguarded. “Legal certainty about the …

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New species of human ancestor discovered

The history of humankind has changed with the discovery of a new human ancestor, Homo naledi, in the Cradle of Humankind, it was announced on Thursday. “Today I am pleased to introduce you to a new species… they are an extra-ordinary species,” said Professor Lee Berger. Some 1 550 fossils …

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Signs of a third term for Zuma?

  Subtle hand gestures of the number three were common practice at the ANC Youth League congress in Midrand, Johannesburg at the weekend. Some have speculated the three fingers symbolised a third term for Jacob Zuma – an assertion the ANC and the ANCYL leadership has downplayed. Addressing the media …

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