Crime fighting lab in bloody mess as report recommends its closure

The Braamfontein lab is saddled with samples, some of which are from criminal cases, from as far back as 2005 which have yet to be analysed and concluded, according to a February internal memorandum which The Star has seen.

The laboratory services Gauteng, Free State and North West.

A report …

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Tshwane pulling the plug on smart meters contract with Peu

In addition, MMC for utility services Abel Tau said the municipality has covered ground towards the replacement of the almost 13 000 meters that had already been installed as part of the deal.

The replacement of the meters comes after AfriBusiness succeeded in having the Peu irregular smart meter contract …

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Mamelodi informal traders defy court order to move for mall

The traders are now appealing the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria judgment ordering them to vacate their trading space in 48 hours.

Lawyers for Human Rights attorney Louise du Plessis, their representative, said the legal challenge was made on the grounds that the matter was not urgent as pronounced by developers …

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Parents say Forest high stabbing suggests pupils are the lost generation

They said their children have shifted their focus to negative pursuits rather than building their future.

This was after a pupil Daniel Bakwela was stabbed to death allegedly by a fellow pupil outside Forest High School in Turffontein on Monday. Two other pupils sustained injuries.

Many parents said although the …

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Pensioner caught with heroin valued at R500K at OR Tambo

The 74-year-old traveller was destined for a central European country when she was caught on Thursday.

A powdery substance was discovered during a physical inspection of her hand luggage, the contents of which tested positive for heroin.

Customs officers during a search of her luggage found concealed packages in false …

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Tears of unhappiness as Forest High murder accused gets bail

There were tears of unhappiness at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court when the Forest High School pupil accused of murdering a fellow pupil was granted bail.

Monda Muhammed Mowela, 19, was granted a R5 000 bail and ordered not to enter Forest High or Turfontein until the trial is finalised.

Mowela …

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Tshwane mayor Mokgalapa highlights achievements during first 100 days

Pretoria - Putting to bed the saga around the multimillion rand GladAfrica contract stood out as one of the key achievements by City of Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa during his first 100 days in office.

Mokgalapa highlighted the achievement during a media briefing in Centurion, where he gave feedback about the …

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