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Counterfeit goods worth R25 million seized in Johannesburg Inner City – Mayor

JOHANNESBURG, November 30 – Counterfeit goods that include footwear, clothes and watches labelled as well-known brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma and All Stars – worth an estimated R25 million – have been seized by police after a raid in the inner city, Mayor Herman Mashaba revealed on Friday morning. “Yesterday, I was informed that counterfeit goods […]

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City of Joburg cuts ties with controversial fund managers Regiments

OHANNESBURG, November 29  – The City of Joburg (COJ) on Thursday announced it has approved a report authorising settlement negotiations with Regiments Capital Fund Managers (Regiments) in order to terminate its relationship with that institution, which has allegedly been linked to state capture. Forensic reports implicated Regiments in possible wrong doing. The fund managers were […]

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Two metro cops murdered in Gauteng

JOHANNESBURG, September 14 – Two metro police officers have been murdered in separate incidents in Johannesburg and Tshwane in Gauteng, with one suspect arrested for the Johannesburg incident. Both incidents happened on Thursday. The off-duty member of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) was disarmed and shot dead while walking in Hillbrow. Police said two […]

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Johannesburg City flags to fly at half-mast to honour dead firefighters

JOHANNESBURG, September 10 – Council and entity flags will fly at half-mast in honour of the three brave firefighters who lost their lives battling the deadly blaze at the 23-storey Bank of Lisbon building in the CBD. Firefighters Simphiwe Moropane (28), Khathutshelo Muedi (37)  and Mduduzi Ndlovu (40) lost their lives last week on Wednesday while battling the […]

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Mayor slams Gauteng govt probe into Joburg’s alleged corruption

JOHANNESBURG, August 15 – Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Wednesday slammed as “political point-scoring” the decision by Gauteng provincial government to institute an investigation into the allegations of procurement maladministration in the City of Johannesburg. This comes after MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and Human Settlements‚ Dikgang “Uhuru” Moiloa, this week called for Premier David […]

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Johannesburg recruits additional 1,500 metro police officers to fight crime

JOHANNESBURG, May 2 – The city of Johannesburg has completed the recruitment of 1,500 additional metro police officers who are currently undergoing training to help fight crime, mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday. Mashaba, whose Democratic Alliance wrested control of the city from the ruling African National Congress after 2016 municipal elections by forming an alliance with […]