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Cash-in-transit heists dropped 63% in June – Cele: Police Minister Bheki Cele says the number of cash-in-transit heists has dropped dramatically, but the most impact has been in Gauteng.
Impala Platinum says could sell some of its operations: The mining company announced restructuring plans today that that could lead to thousands of jobs losses.
[WATCH] #TotalShutDown: Gauteng women take on patriarchy, police & the president: Thousands of women marched to the union buildings in protest against gender-based violence to hand over a list of demands to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
[LISTEN] The history of SA protests: Radio 702’s Eusebius McKaiser speaks to Lizette Lancaster of the ISS about the history of protests in South Africa and why women around the country embarked on the #TotalShutDown on 1 August.
Ramaphosa declares special official funeral for UCT’s Bongani Mayosi: Professor Bongani Mayosi committed suicide last Friday after battling depression for two years.
CT police arrest man for possession of abalone: After searching his vehicle police found 1,522 units of shucked abalone valued at R760,000.
Parly committee removes controversial clause in National Credit Amendment Bill: The bill aims to help over-indebted poor people who don’t have the same options as wealthier debtors in distress.
Alleged gang boss Booysen survives another assassination attempt: On Wednesday, an assassin tried to kill Jerome Booysen at a Spur restaurant at Soneike Mall in Kuils River.
Robberies mar Sapo payment of social grants: Thousands of people were turned away from distribution centres after Sassa and the Post Office experienced problems with its payment systems.
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Come and experience their African pop and salsa-ish vibes that will leave you with much to write home about! The Sibikwa Arts Indigenous Orchestra consists of young, vibrant musicians that play 18 different kinds of African indigenous music instruments, sing, dance, perform, do lecture demonstrations and workshops. The orchestra will appeal to all music lovers who would like a deeper understanding and a better appreciation of South Africa’s diverse music and cultural expressions. The orchestra members have an entertaining outlook to performance and they bring ancient African genres into the 21st century through their fantastic Celebration show under the musical direction of SAMA award winning Tlale Makhene.
Matinee shows: 3pm on 26 May and 2, 9 and 16 June 2012. Students – R50, Adults – R100
School Lecture demonstrations on Tues, Wed, Thurs from 29 May – 14 June. R50 per student
For broadcast and promotional purposes, more video material on Sibikwa Arts Dance and Theatre productions and the Orchestra is available from Sibikwa Arts.
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Maternal Health Forum, 30 June 2014
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers an address at the Partnership for Maternal, New-born and Child Health Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS)
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Erasmus names first Springbok squad for June Tests: Erasmus men have will have their first international campaign with against Wales in Washington DC on 2 June before a test home series starting against England the following week.
3 sentenced to total of 40 years for farm attack: It’s understood the convicts broke into the farm owner’s home last month where they tied him up along with his wife.
Maimane: Public representatives must account to ensure municipal stability: Five party members in prominent leadership positions in various DA-run municipalities in the Western Cape have lost the confidence of their caucuses over the past few months.
9 killed in alleged taxi-related violence in Western Cape: Police have managed to arrest two suspects for a shooting near the Wynberg taxi rank on Friday afternoon where a taxi driver was wounded.
Pandor instructs University of Zululand to investigate corruption allegations: Pandor met with the university’s council on Friday, where it’s understood a range of matters facing the university were tabled.
Danny Jordaan re-elected Safa president: Ncobo and Jordaan were supposed to go to head at the Safa elective congress in Sandton, Johannesburg.
CT authorities monitor group planning land invasion in Woodlands: Law enforcement officials are keeping a close eye on a group planning to erect shacks in Woodlands.
Police probing attempted murder at Delft petrol station: A woman was shot and wounded in Friday night’s attack.
Gugulethu councillor appeals for calm after violent protest: Early on Friday morning some roads were blockaded and a number of vehicles torched.
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Olievenhoutbosch residents to be evicted from RDP houses by end of June, court rules: The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, who are illegally occupying RDP houses meant for residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement, be evicted by the end of June.
AS IT HAPPENED: ‘ANC North West is fine’ – Magashule after Mahumapelo quits as premier: Embattled North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has indicated he would finally step down, during a briefing at Luthuli House, where secretary general Ace Magashule has also insisted that the party in the province is just ‘fine’.
4 shot dead, 6 injured in Brakpan taxi violence: Four people have been shot dead amid taxi-related violence in Brakpan, in Ekurhuleni.
Whiteley out of Stormers clash, a serious doubt for Bok Tests: Lions captain Warren Whiteley will not face the Stormers at Newlands and it’s unlikely that he’ll take part in the Springboks’ upcoming Tests.
‘It’s lucrative, it’s easy and it’s low risk’ – Anneliese Burgess on the surge in cash-in-transit heists: According to Anneliese Burgess, author of the book Heist, more than 110 cash-in-transit heists have taken place so far in 2018.
Kiwi ref for Stormers v Lions derby: New Zealand’s Nick Briant has been appointed as referee for the South African Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and Lions.
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New Mining Charter to be ready by June – Mantashe: Newly appointed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has vowed to finalise the new Mining Charter by no later than June this year. Mantashe was announced as Mineral Resources Minister by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the reshuffling of his Cabinet earlier this week. Chamber of Mines Spokesperson Charmaine Russell on Thursday refused to answer questions on whether they
Three more suspects arrested in killing of two Mpumalanga kids: Three more suspects believed to be involved in the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl and 15-month-old baby boy in Vosman, Mpumalanga, appeared at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The trio, Thulani Thobela, 26, Donie Cavin Boshielo, 22 and Mthobisi Brilliant Mkhize, 26, were arrested in Vosman on Wednesday after a manhunt by the police.
‘Ncgobo Seven Angels Ministry practices extremism’: The CRL Rights Commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says that their investigations of the Ncgobo Seven Angels Ministry church found that it practiced “extremism”. “From what they told us it became clear that what they were preaching was a form of extremism, we thought these were some extremists of one form or another.” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says that as
Doom pastor found guilty, ordered to pay R15k fine: The Mookgopong Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo has ordered that controversial “prophet” Lethebo Rabalago pay a fine of R15 000 for spraying his congregants with a substance used to kill insects (Doom) during church services. Rabalago was sentenced to four years imprisonment or a fine of R6 000 for contravening the act and three years in
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