Category «Society»

Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North West during an operation held over the weekend. The …

7.5% of S Africans live with a disability

7.5% of S Africans live with a disability

Pretoria – According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 7.5% of South Africans have a disability. Briefing reporters on the Profile of Persons with Disabilities in SA Report, on Tuesday, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said 29 million people out of 51.8 million people live with a disability. Due to change in definition the number of …

FOUR BOYS RECEIVE SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR RAPING ANOTHER BOY

FOUR BOYS RECEIVE SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR RAPING ANOTHER BOY

FREE STATE: Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court has yesterday sentenced four boys to 10 years imprisonment each wholly suspended for five years after they were found guilty of raping another boy. Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein sentenced the boys aged between 13 and 15 years for raping a 10-year-old boy in November 2011. The court heard that on the …

Public helps to catch criminals

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Pretoria – The communities of South Africa are getting involved in the fight against crime by providing anonymous tip-offs on criminal activities in their neighbourhood. During July 2014, tip-offs to Crime Stop (0860010111 phone line) and Crime Line (32211 SMS number) resulted in the arrest of 32 individuals in six provinces, police said on Tuesday. …

Sign language approved as first language

Pretoria – The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the approval this month. According to PanSALB, this is a positive response to the hearing impaired community and to the entire country, particularly …

SA Government no plans to nationalise pension funds

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – Government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension (or provident) funds, or prevent them from accessing their money, says the Department of Basic Education. This after rumours alleged that government would take away people’s hard-earned pensions, and prevent them from accessing their funds. The department says the rumours were based on a misunderstanding …

Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting

Police

Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting Germiston – Gauteng police have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and murdering three-year-old Cuburne Lavone van Wyk. The suspect was arrested in Germiston on Wednesday by metro police officers. Cuburne’s partially burnt body was found in a mine dump in Reiger Park on Saturday afternoon. The …