29 bodies of illegal miners recovered in Free State: At least 29 bodies of illegal miners have been recovered from a shaft at the disused Harmony Eland mine in Welkom in the Free State. It is believed the ‘ZamaZamas’ died from an underground explosion that happened last week. The majority of the bodies are thought of to be of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Lesotho, extraction.
Blow to Ntlemeza as court dismisses his application: The application by the former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza to interdict Police Minister Fikile Mbalula from preventing him doing his work has been struck of the roll, with the Gauteng North judge Sheila Mphahlele handing down a decision that there was nothing making his application urgent. Mphahlela has instead ordered Ntlemeza to pay the costs.
Axed mayoral committee member speaks up about irregular city manager’s appointment: Axed mayoral committee member of public health and deputy mayor of the Nelson Mandela metropolitan Bay municipality Mongameli Bobani says he had been fired for questioning what he believed to be an irregular appointment of the city manager. Speaking to the ANN7 channel yesterday, Bobani said the fallout between him and the mayor, Athol Trollip,
EU fines Facebook over ‘misleading’ WhatsApp info: The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($ 120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp, imposing its biggest penalty for such a breach. “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules, including
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