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Five nabbed for manufacturing TIK

Police Minister Bheki Cele has welcomed the arrests of five suspects linked to an underground drug syndicate. The five, aged between 37 and 43, were arrested on Sunday following a joint investigation by the Western Cape and Gauteng Hawks, Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics, Gauteng Public Oder Police and Forensic Science Laboratory. According to police, the […]

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Minister Gwede Mantashe weeding out corruption at Mineral Resources

Allegations of corruption, the double-granting of licences and the backlogs in the issuing of licences are just some other issues faced at the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Minister Gwede Mantashe highlighted the issues during a media briefing held on Sunday on the draft Mining Charter, which was published on Friday. “I have established an […]

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Home Affairs still in breach of court order to re-open Cape Town Refugee Reception Office by DA Shadow Minister of Home Affairs – Haniff Hoosen MP

The self-congratulatory tone of the Department of Home Affairs on the unveiling of a new building to house the Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Office (RRO) is unbefitting a department which is still in breach of a court order to re-open the Cape Town RRO. It has taken seven years for the department to comply with […]

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The City and US Trade and Development Agency sign R12,7 million grant agreement for gas distribution network study

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE The City and US Trade and Development Agency sign R12,7 million grant agreement for gas distribution network study Yesterday the City of Cape Town marked an exciting occasion with the signing of a grant agreement with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for a feasibility […]

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Parliamentary Communication Services statement: Committee Chairperson condemns the attacks on the Eersterust police station

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON EERSTERUST POLICE STATION Parliament, Friday, 15 June 2018 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr. Francois Beukman, on behalf of the committee, has condemned, with the strongest possible terms, the attacks on the Eersterust Police Station by criminal elements. He said the police must take the necessary […]

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Frankel 8 victory cements protection for sex crimes victims

A landmark judgment delivered by the Constitutional Court on Thursday will make way for victims of sexual abuse to lay and pursue criminal charges against their perpetrators, even 20 years after the crime was committed. The Constitutional Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional section 18 of the Criminal Procedure Act, which imposes a 20-year limit […]