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Department of Justice official, boyfriend nabbed for R1.7m fraud

A Mpumalanga Master of the High Court official and her boyfriend accused of swindling desperate claimants out of almost R1.7 million have been finally brought to book. (iol.co.za)


North West hijacker slapped with 12-year jail term

A convicted hijacker, 33 year-old Neo Kaweng, has been sentenced to 12-years imprisonment by the Christiana Regional Court, in North West. (iol.co.za)


Cele promises safer, more pleasant festive season for Joburg citizens

Police Minister General Bheki Cele on Friday said that bail was one of the hindrances to justice in South Africa. (iol.co.za)


Seven arrested for intimidating North West officials

Seven people were arrested in the early hours of Friday for alleged intimidation and extortion, North West police said. (iol.co.za)


Panic over future of Hout Bay Day Hospital

Uncertainty over whether the Hout Bay CDC which caters to about 4500 patients a month is opening or closing has caused many Hangberg residents to panic (iol.co.za)


More donations pour in for KFC couple's wedding

As social media continues celebrating a proposal that has captured the hearts of South Africans, donations for the couple continue pouring in. (iol.co.za)


PICS: More trucks, cars torched as North West protest continues

The police have cordoned off the D108 at the entrance to the informal settlement where rocks have been placed across the road. (iol.co.za)


NSFAS issues warning over application scam

The National Students Financial Aid Scheme has warned students across all universities applying for funding to be vigilant. (iol.co.za)


Former YoTV presenter Crazy Lu dies

Former YoTV presenter Crazy Lu, real name Luther Yakanawa Cohen died on Friday. (iol.co.za)


Man drowns in Port Alfred swimming pool

A 28-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool in Port Alfred late on Friday night, the NSRI said. (iol.co.za)


Thousands of Buffalo City residents camp out to see Springboks victory tour

Thousands of Buffalo City residents came out in support of the Springboks 2019 Rugby World Cup victory tour in East London on Saturday. (iol.co.za)


Agonising search continues for mothers whose sons vanished in Vietnam

For the past four months, Botha has received a negative answer from Adams. What the mothers have in common is that their sons went missing under mysterious circumstances in Vietnam. (iol.co.za)


PICS: Scientists uncover humanoid fossils in Mpumalanga

Fossilised ribs, hearts, legs, and more body parts of humanoids and other creatures have been discovered by scientists in Mpumalanga. (iol.co.za)


Joburg's M2 highway set to be reopened after R58m repairs

Mayor Herman Mashaba said the condition of roads across the City of Johannesburg was a matter of concern. (iol.co.za)


Young couple arrested after demanding R1m ransom in staged kidnapping

Two high school lovers are expected to appear in court for a charge of defeating the end of justice after they allegedly staged a kidnapping and demanded R1million ransom. (iol.co.za)


Grade 12 learner stabbed 6 times at North West school

A Grade 12 learner was stabbed six times, allegedly by another learner at Kebonang Secondary School, the North West education department said. (iol.co.za)


'Fraudster Oliver Thal making a mockery of judicial system'

Convicted fraudster Oliver Thal has been ducking and diving court appearances. (iol.co.za)


Scores in Gauteng left destitute after shacks go up in flames again

An estimated sixty-eight shacks went up flames in Pomona near Kempton Park again, media liaison District Manager for the Dems William Ntladi said. (iol.co.za)


Passenger stabs suspect in the back after robbery on train

A suspected train robber has been killed after he was stabbed while exiting a carriage that he and his friends had just robbed. (iol.co.za)


Load shedding: No guarantee lights will be on for rugby clash

As South Africa braced for Stage 1 power cuts on Saturday, Eskom said it did not yet know if there would be load shedding on Sunday - which could affect viewing for the Boks-Japan rugby world cup fixture. (iol.co.za)


Concern as doctor reveals kids are targeted in shootings

Children with gunshot wounds used to be accidental victims caught in crossfire, but now they are the target of shootings, according to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. (iol.co.za)


How Chris Venter became the first blind hiker to conquer Lion’s Head

This week Chris Venter became the first blind person to climb Lion’s Head with the help of a man who knows the mountain probably better than most people. (iol.co.za)


Stage 1 power cuts for Saturday, but Eskom optimistic for Sunday

Stage one rotational load shedding will continue from 9am until 11pm on Saturday, but some of the problems could be resolved by Sunday, state-owned power utility Eskom said. (iol.co.za)


Eastern Cape police probe two fatal road accidents

Police officers in Dutywa and Msobomvu are investigating cases of culpable homicide following two fatal road accidents, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday. (iol.co.za)


Concern as hijackings and vehicle theft on the rise in Durban

Tracker's vehicle crime index for July to September reported Durban as the city second-most affected by hijacking, after Johannesburg, and vehicle thefts, after Pretoria. (iol.co.za)


Jail time looms for ex-Proteas batsman after spot-fixing saga

Former Proteas international Gulam Bodi has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the spot-fixing saga in the Ram Slam T20 tournament. (iol.co.za)


#ImStaying crowdfunder nets R85 000 to create opportunities for SMMEs

THE growing #ImStaying movement this week gathered more than R85000 in four days for its business development arm through crowdfunding. (iol.co.za)


‘Legendary’ Durban beachfront hotel to shut down in January

Built in the first decade of the last century, it became an iconic beachfront hotel. Now there are plans for it to become residential. (iol.co.za)


112 is the new number to call for medical emergencies

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize introduced the new emergency number which will phase out 10177. It will filters calls to the police, EMS and the fire department and has an automated answer which will prompt the caller to select their required emergency service. (iol.co.za)


Cops warned not to turn away victims of rape at police stations

The police ombudsman said it was irregular for police officers to refer complainants to another station without taking their statement, irrespective of where the crime was committed. (iol.co.za)


‘Porn Pastor’ faces 10 years in prison after signing plea bargain

The 'Porn Pastor's' change of heart may see him plead guilty to 47 charges relating to seven boy victims between the ages of 12 and 17. (iol.co.za)