In The News South Africa

Commission hears that Glebelands hitmen operate throughout KZN

DURBAN, 17 July 2017 – The Moerane Commission investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal heard on Monday that Durban South’s notorious Glebelands Hostel was a haven for hitmen who operated throughout the province. Testifying upon resumption of the commission after a month’s recess, human rights activist Vanessa Burger said that according to her research, hitmen based at the hostel were […]

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Uber SA wants to meet police minister over violent turf war with metered taxis

JOHANNESBURG, July 17 – Uber South Africa said on Monday that it had requested an urgent meeting with the ministers of police and transport to address the ongoing war between its partner drivers and the traditional metered taxi industry, especially in Gauteng. This comes after an Uber partner driver, Lindelani Mashau, died on Monday after suffering serious burn […]

Business In The News South Africa

Lonmin maintains 3Q production improvement despite stoppages

JOHANNESBURG, July 17 – Lonmin PLC, the third largest primary platinum producer in the world, said on Monday that it had sustained improvement in mining production since March as it announced its results for the third quarter ended 30 June. The Marikana mining operations in North West, including Pandora, produced 2.7 million tonnes during the third quarter, an increase […]

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18 arrested, firearms, drugs, stolen property recovered in ‘high density disruptive operation’ by NCape cops

KURUMAN, July 16 – A police crime Intelligence-led high density disruptive operation in the John Taolo Gaetsewe policing cluster proved successful when 18 suspects were arrested, and various illegal firearms, drugs, and stolen property recovered, Northern Cape police said on Sunday. “The suspects were arrested for offences ranging from possession and dealing in drugs, to […]