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Poppie van Der Merwe’s mother and step-father get life imprisonment for her murder

RUSTENBURG, May 24 – The mother and stepfather of four-year-old Poppie van der Merwe, have been sentenced to a life imprisonment for her murder, North West police said on Thursday.   Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Pelonomi Makau said Kobus Koekemoer, 45, and his wife Louisa van der Merwe, 47, were sentenced at the High Court in Pretoria […]

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Hawks raid North West department of agricultural development

RUSTENBURG, May 24  – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) raided the offices of the North West department of rural, environment and agricultural development in Mahikeng on Thursday.   Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the National Serious Corruption Investigation of the DPCI conducted a search and seizure operation at the department for documentation that […]

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New Hawks boss appointed – Cabinet

PARLIAMENT, May 24 (ANA) – The Directorate for Priority Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, has a new head. Communication Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said during Thursday’s post-cabinet media briefing that Advocate Seswantsho Godfrey Lebeya, was approved as the new boss of the Hawks, which has been without a permanent head for more than a […]

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Mantashe vows to finalise mining charter in June

JOHANNESBURG, May 24  – South African minister of mineral resources Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday his department plans to finalise the revamped mining charter, the government’s regulation tool for transformation, by the end of next month. “We aim to finalise and gazette the mining charter in June, having taken on-board inputs and concerns from stakeholders across the country,” Mantashe […]

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Cabinet confirms Phakamani Hadebe as Eskom chief executive

PARLIAMENT, May 24  – Interim Eskom boss Phakamani Hadebe has been appointed permanently as chief executive officer of South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Thursday.   Speaking during a media briefing in Parliament, Gordhan said Hadebe’s appointment was approved by Cabinet during its fortnightly meeting on Wednesday.   The […]