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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 […]

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Johannesburg mayor says inherited “staggering” service delivery backlogs

JOHANNESBURG, May 2 – The city council in Johannesburg, which is controlled by the opposition Democratic Alliance, faces a “staggering” back log in delivering services to residents inherited from the ruling African National Congress, Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday. In a speech on the state of the city, Mashaba said Johannesburg was saddled with […]

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3 children dead after wall collapse, Joburg parents had begged for alternative housing

JOHANNESBURG, April 10  – The families living in an abandoned building which partially collapsed in the city centre, killing three children, had been asking for emergency accommodation for eight months, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) revealed on Tuesday. Two other children aged five and six were injured when a wall collapsed on […]

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31 Joburg officials caught with hands in the cookie jar in R2.7million kickbacks scandal

JOHANNESBURG, January 31  – Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday that he had caught out 31 officials who allegedly received about R2.7 million in kickbacks from a single service provider registered on the City’s and Municipal Owned Entities (MOEs) database. Mashaba said that the service provider, who is based in Mondeor south of Johannesburg, received business […]

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Joburg ANC to challenge David Tembe’s appointment as City’s metro police chief

JOHANNESBURG, January 3  – The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg said on Wednesday that it rejected the appointment of David Tembe as the City’s metro police new chief, accusing the Democratic Alliance-led administration of flouting recruitment and appointment processes. This comes after Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba announced earlier in the day that the veteran […]