Police bust ‘excited’ ivory dealers with about 17kg of elephant tusks-2019

Police bust ‘excited’ ivory dealers with about 17kg of elephant tusks-2019

Durban police nabbed two suspected rhino horn and elephant tusk dealers in the Point area during a sting operation on Monday. The men, aged 35 and 56, were found in possession of tusks weighing 16.88kg worth around R300 000, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said on Tuesday.  "Two men suspected of dealing in rhino horns…
Parktown Boys’ High will not be shut down, Lesufi says at Enock Mpianzi memorial-2019

Parktown Boys’ High will not be shut down, Lesufi says at Enock Mpianzi memorial-2019

Parktown Boys' High School remains one of Gauteng's best schools and will not be shut down, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday. Lesufi was speaking at Enock Mpianzi's memorial service in the school's memorial hall. He assured pupils who gathered to honour Mpianzi, who would have been one of their own, that their school remained…
Ramaphosa says Libya, South Sudan will be AU priorities, while Pandor warns about Islamic State in Mozambique-2019

Ramaphosa says Libya, South Sudan will be AU priorities, while Pandor warns about Islamic...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified the "intractable conflicts" in Libya and South Sudan as a focus for South Africa when it will be chairing the African Union (AU) this year.He said these conflicts "need the intervention of those who are able to assist African countries to find solutions", adding "in some cases these interventions seem…
Train arson: Residents urged to have say in Western Cape police ombudsman’s probe-2019

Train arson: Residents urged to have say in Western Cape police ombudsman’s probe-2019

Western Cape residents have until Thursday to have their say on how effectively the South African Police Service is dealing with train arson.The provincial police ombudsman Major General Johan Brand was leading the investigation into the alleged inability of the police in the Cape Peninsula to prevent, combat, investigate and make arrests in cases of damage…
Former security branch cop describes working conditions at John Vorster Square-2019

Former security branch cop describes working conditions at John Vorster Square-2019

Describing working conditions at John Vorster Square, now known as the Johannesburg Central police station, a former security branch officer said black officers were crammed into one office while most of their white counterparts had their own offices.Joe Nyampule was testifying at the inquest into the death of apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett who died…
Super Rugby round one: Why it’s a lottery-2019

Super Rugby round one: Why it’s a lottery-2019

Makazole Mapimpi (Gallo Images) Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – Remember being blindfolded at a juvenile party, spun around 10 times for deliberate extra disorientation and then being asked to pin the tail on the donkey? That is the best way to describe prediction of the opening weekend of results in Super Rugby…
We have a solid case and are not retreating – Maile wants to forge ahead against DA councillors-2019

We have a solid case and are not retreating – Maile wants to forge...

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile maintains that he did nothing wrong in suspending two senior DA councillors in Johannesburg and Tshwane.Maile held a media briefing on Tuesday to detail his reasons for rescinding his decision to suspend former speaker of Johannesburg Vasco da Gama and Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe.READ | Gauteng Cogta MEC Maile rescinds…
Patrice Motsepe on Trump, America and Africa’s growth: ‘I have a duty to listen to differing views’-2019

Patrice Motsepe on Trump, America and Africa’s growth: ‘I have a duty to listen...

Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe has apologised for a remark he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, where he told US President Donald Trump at a dinner that "Africa loves America". "Africa loves America. Africa loves you. It's very, very important. We want America to do well. We want you to do well. The success of…
Poorly Proteas’ best format now? It’s T20!-2019

Poorly Proteas’ best format now? It’s T20!-2019

Cape Town – While its gravitas remains limited, it is in embattled South Africa’s interests that the T20 World Cup in Australia from mid-October assumes priority status for them in the next few months.That will be less the case for certain other frontline nations … but the Proteas’ situation is a little more unique, if…
Mkhwebane says parliamentary process to remove her is ‘unlawful and unconstitutional’-2019

Mkhwebane says parliamentary process to remove her is ‘unlawful and unconstitutional’-2019

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has broken her silence on the parliamentary process which seeks to remove her from office, calling it "unconstitutional" and "unlawful"."I am advised that the rules are unconstitutional and unlawful, in that they amount to a violation of the constitutionally prescribed duty imposed on organs of state to protect the independence of…