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Recent articles by Poloko:

SA urged to increase Covid-19 testing to avoid 48 000 deaths in next 4 months

South Africa is only expected to reach the peak of the Covid-19 coronavirus in August or September, but the Actuarial Society of SA (Assa) has warned that as many as 48?000 people could die if the country fails to flatten the curve → Read More

ANC councillor arrested for violating lockdown rules

A party video clip that went viral is believed to have led to the arrest of Tebogo Mamorobela, a member of Brand SA’s board of trustees and an ANC councillor in Limpopo, for alleged violation of lockdown regulations. → Read More

Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe cited in Botswana R10 billion theft

It’s a cloak-and-dagger intelligence operation in which I am being targeted – businesswoman says. → Read More

Xenophobia: Police have no plan as crime intelligence is caught napping

The failure of crime intelligence left the police in a vacuum, with no clear direction on how to respond to the rising crisis. → Read More

Digging for diamonds in a graveyard

Since ‘zama zamas’ were licensed last year, a thriving mining community has been hard at work, writes Poloko Tau. Tebogo Letsie took the photographs. → Read More

DA disagrees with the ANC on its self praise on youth matters

The ANC has in its Youth Day statement emphasised the empowerment of young people whom the DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, thinks the governing party is doing very little for. → Read More

Limpopo road accident death toll rises after group of six die in fiery head-on collision

Police were trying to identify the deceased using ownership details of the two vehicles involved in the accident → Read More

Ministers and deputies to do with less perks

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been outspoken on the need for government to cut costs by cutting the size of the cabinet and spending less on ministers' perks like vehicles and air travel among others. → Read More

SABC not deterred by attempted assassination of executive heading clean-up operation

Thami Zikode will continue to probe corruption and wrongdoing at SABC following an attempt on his life, as police continue to search for those who attacked him. → Read More

Magashule could have made changes to ANC statement on the Reserve Bank

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has denied being underhanded with a party statement and inventing an ANC decision on the Reserve Bank which shook the rand earlier this week. → Read More

Probe launched into Mamelodi train collision

An investigation has been launched into what led to the collision of a passenger train and a rail maintenance locomotive which left at least 50 passengers injured in Mamelodi, Pretoria. → Read More

Two customers shot dead in Germiston store robbery

Two customers were shot dead during a business robbery at a Spar supermarket in Germiston on Saturday. → Read More

PICS: Newly launched train in collision in Mamelodi, several injured

Metrorail has confirmed a collision between two trains which has left a number of people injured near Mamelodi in Pretoria. → Read More

Displaced Alexandra residents to get temporary accommodation

Gauteng government will provide temporary accommodation for 80 families that were evicted and their homes demolished in Alexandra. → Read More

Hawks deny reports that kidnapped Durban woman has been located

The Hawks have dismissed reports that a kidnapped Durban woman, reported to be the daughter of a transport and logistics magnate, had been found or located somewhere in the city. → Read More

Prison warden arrested after allegedly taking money and drugs in sting operation

A Western Cape prison warden was arrested after accepting money and drugs from a police agent → Read More

Man killed by an intruder at a neighbour's house

A 59-year-old was fatally stabbed by a 24-year-old he was trying to chase away from his neighbour's house. → Read More

Three killed in mob justice violence in Limpopo

Three men were beaten to death in a mob justice incident in the early hours of Sunday morning in Ga-Wally village in the Mokwakwaila policing area outside Tzaneen, Limpopo. → Read More

Four bogus cops nabbed in Joburg for trying to bribe people over their passports

Two alleged police impersonators were found with fake appointment certificates and the other two were caught in the act demanding a bribe from a foreign national over a passport. → Read More

Four killed in Mpumalanga head-on-collision

Four people were killed in a horrific head-on-collision between a bakkie and a light motor vehicle on the N2 outside Ermelo. → Read More