Today's Big Stories

Xeno violence 132 convicts, Angola big African spender, dumping bylaws looked at

Masutha: 132 accused persons convicted over xenophobic violence

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha has clarified that despite media reports that link Minister Jeff Radebe to a comment that only one arrest has been made since the 2008 xenophobic, 132 accused persons have in fact been convicted. Masutha gave details on 702's John Robbie Show:

Overall, there were 79 cases that were successfully prosecuted in that convictions were achieved that involved 132 accused persons. The kind of sentences were around cases of public violence where people were convicted to serve 3-6 years; there was rape, there was murder, where the minimum people would get is 15 years up to life.

Winde: Angola are Africa's biggest spenders in Cape Town

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Allan Winde has noted plans for that province to partner with Angola's Luanda Province to boost trade and provide opportunities for investment between the two areas. Winde outlined details to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies following a recent visit to Angola:

We've had 17 business behind us, who had business-to-business meetings there, while we were there on the political level over policy and the space. We would very much like to partner the Western Cape with the Province of Luanda - that was the meeting with our Premier and the Governor. Primarily, our biggest problem is red-tape between the regions, but our trade is increasing tremendously, with a 30% year-on-year growth and the opportunity now also comes with the halving of the oil price because over 90% of their exports are oil products and oil and they're in a position where they need to diversify very quickly. They're looking for investments. And from African tourists coming to Cape Town, they are the biggest spenders.

JMPD: dumping by-laws could be reviewed

JMPD Spokersperson Edna Mamonyane has weighed in on concerns expressed by callers to 702's John Robbie Show over illegal dumping in their communities:

The biggest problem we have is with contractors that don't want to pay at the dumping site and they think that Pikitup has to clean up, but we have to enforce it. Most of the time, we get helped by the public who see these trucks dumping and they take pictures of this dumping. The by-laws of this City only provide for the issuing of fines and I'm sure we can do something for the frequent offenders.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Why family traditions matter

Why family traditions matter

Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.

Popular articles
Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adv. Eric Mkhawane, CEO at the Office of the Tax Ombud.

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

International law enforcement expert and former Drug Unit Commander Lobo das Neves says ruling opens a different can of worms.

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Recession, soaring fuel costs and surplus capacity - yet profits keep coming! Bruce Whitfield interviews Comair CEO Erik Venter.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.