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Evidence of blunt force trauma given in Jeremiah Ruiters murder trial

This evidence, revealed on Monday in the Western Cape High Court, is part of a post-mortem report explained in detail by pathologist Dr Marna du Plessis. She testified in the trial of Ameerudien Peters, 26, who is facing charges of rape and murder while the boy’s mother, Abigail Ruiters …

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Cape Town police arrest two vehicle examiners for fraud

CAPE TOWN - Two vehicle examiners are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where they face charges of fraud and corruption.

In a statement, police spokesman Captain Philani Nkwalase said the Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation team and the department of transport and public works worked together to …

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ANC, City of Cape Town at loggerheads over 'underspending'

Cape Town – The ANC in the City has blasted the DA administration for worsening irregular expenditure in 2018/19, compared to previous financial years.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s report showed that the City had underspent R183.5million, an amount that was initially earmarked to be spent on two water projects …

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Convicted child killer gets 30 years for Gershwin Johnson's murder

The sentence comes in the wake of a plea and sentencing agreement the convicted murderer entered into with the State. The sentence was meted out by Judge Daniel Thulare shortly after the agreement was submitted.

The child’s sobbing father, Nigel Theron, stood motionless after the proceedings outside Court 10 …

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Multiple interventions ensure Knysna’s estuary is compliant

E.coli water samples taken at the wastewater treatment plant and its outlet had showed a steady decline since red flags were raised about the water quality in February.

The SA National Parks (SANParks) has led the committee this year in partnership with the Knysna Municipality, Garden Route District Municipality …

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Slight drop in weekend murder rate in the Cape metro

Cape Town – The number of murders recorded at the weekend showed a slight decline from 46 to 41, but the number of deaths by gunshot has shown a significant decline in the Cape Town metro region – the lowest recorded over the past 10 weekends.

Of the 41 murders, 16 were …

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Cape dad allegedly manhandled, beaten by 'aggressive' soldier

Cape Town - A young Mitchells Plain father has reported a soldier for punching him in the face during a search in Tafelsig.

A video of the incident recorded by a resident has gone viral on social media.

Noor Mitchell, 28, said he was left speechless after an “aggressive” SANDF soldier …

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Duo to appear with nurse accused of feeding boyfriend's mistress dog poo

Cape Town – An Elsies River nurse who allegedly forced her boyfriend’s mistress to eat dog faeces is expected to be joined in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Wednesday by two more accused.

The 38-year-old Elizabeth “Mimmie” Williams was arrested on Friday and appeared in court on the same day …

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Rand touches R15 to the dollar as a result of 'a perfect storm'

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s financial assets were battered yesterday, following another escalation in the trade war between Beijing and Washington, with the rand testing the R15 mark against the dollar and the JSE closing the trading session deep in the red.

The local currency weakened to a day’s low …

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Call for City to be 'open and honest' after sewage plant tragedy

The funeral of Cecil Esterhuizen, 52, was held one week ago at the Dutch Reformed Church in Ocean View.

Esterhuizen’s sister, Kathleen Esterhuizen-McQuire, said the family needed to know what happened.

“All we are asking for is the City to be open and honest with us; that’s what …

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Stocks surge as bullion price leaps to six-year high

JOHANNESBURG – South African-listed gold stocks surged yesterday, led by Harmony Gold as the global gold price leaped to a six-year high on the worsening trade war between China and the US.

The gold price reached $1 456.92 (R21 483.40) an ounce yesterday, 0.78 percent higher than Friday …

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'Bleeding' Delft pleads for residents to join neighbourhood watches

Diamond, 39, his widow Berenice, 37, and their 4-year-old daughter Britney were shot in their sleep after gunmen entered their home on Saturday night.

Diamond died in hospital on Sunday while Berenice and Britney were receiving treatment. Two men were taken in for question regarding the incident.

CPF chairperson Charles …

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EFF hits back at Sanef hate speech claims

Sanef and journalists Barry Bateman from Eyewitness News, Pauli van Wyk of the Daily Maverick, Adriaan Basson from News24, veteran journalist Max du Preez as well as Munusamy, from the Sunday Times, have asked the court to interdict Malema and his supporters from making hate speech against them on public …

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Mantashe mum on corruption probe after Mpumalanga office reopens

Johannesburg - The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has reopened its Mpumalanga regional office almost a year after its closure following allegations of corruption and backlogs in the issuing of licenses.

In a statement on Monday, the department advised members of the public that the Mpumalanga regional office's Samrad (South …

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