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[gauteng] - Apology to Sampada Private Equity Fund and its CEO

Apology: An article titled "Municipal workers pension fund wants millions back from investment firm" published on IOL on 29 April 2018 originated from the African News Agency (ANA), a syndicated news distribution service.

Subsequent to publication, Sampada Private Equity and its CEO Bafedile Mafologele disputed the allegations contained in the …

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[gauteng] - Crystal Park pupils in assault video suspended

Benoni - Five Crystal Park High School pupils captured on camera assaulting a fellow schoolmate have been suspended, the Gauteng Department of Education confirmed on Monday.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school after a video emerged last week showing a group of pupils repeatedly kick and punch a cowering …

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[gauteng] - Taxi drivers protest possible closure of Nanduwe, Wata ranks

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of minibus taxis on Monday blocked streets in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) in protest to threats that their routes may be closed if the violence in the industry continues.

Taxis parked in the middle of the road closing off all lanes of main roads leading into …

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[gauteng] - Five cops investigated after Ekurhuleni man dies in custody

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Monday said it was investigating a case of murder and assault against five officers after a man died during detention in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.

Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said two police constables stopped a vehicle on Sunday, ferrying six family members as they suspected …

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[gauteng] - Vadi: 'Traffic havoc caused by uninformed taxi drivers unacceptable'

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, on Monday condemned the unlawful blockading of the Johannesburg CBD by minibus taxi drivers calling themselves the Alliance for Transformation for All.

“Their reckless action is unfortunate and totally unacceptable,” said Vadi.

Hundreds of minibus taxis had blocked streets in the …

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[gauteng] - #ConsumerWatch: R6m home to be demolished due to shoddy workmanship

It’s badly constructed, dangerous and an eyesore in the upmarket estate she had bought into. Her three-year fight with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) hasn’t got her anywhere. The Human Settlements Ombudsman (HSO), who was appointed by previous human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu, intervened, but the …

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[gauteng] - Prisoner defrauds ministers from behind bars

Johannesburg - A sentenced prisoner who allegedly cloned the SIM card of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu and used the politician's cellphone number to defraud Cabinet ministers has been caught.

The total amount that Lucky Nhlanhla Sokhela, 25, managed to solicit is over R30000 as new victims of his alleged scam …

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[gauteng] - Suspect arrested in #SibusisoKhwinana murder case

Pretoria - South African Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner Lt-Gen Khelha John Sitole has lauded police for the arrest of a 36-year-old man in connection with the robbery and murder of 25-year-old actor Sibusiso Khwinana.

Khwinana had been in the company of his friends on Friday, March 1 when he was …

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[gauteng] - DA leader not helpful in GladAfrica saga, say Hawks

But Tau, who is also MMC for utility services, denied he was reluctant to work with investigators on the case of crimen injuria against city manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola

Tau opened the case at Brooklyn Police Station on behalf of the ruling party in Tshwane towards the end of last …

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