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Pretoria, GP, South Africa

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Past articles by Pelane:

Racists display old SA flag because they yearn for apartheid SA, court hears

Racists display the apartheid flag because they yearn for apartheid South Africa which they used to celebrate, the SA Human Rights Commission's Wim Trengove, SC, has told the Equality Court. → Read More

Pandor disbands Fort hare University Council

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has dissolved the council at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. → Read More

Kempton Park man beheads girlfriend, stuffs her body in a fridge

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for beheading his 23-year old girlfriend at their flat in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni on Friday. → Read More

Another apartheid-era inquest to be opened by police

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha authorised the reopening of an inquest into the death in detention of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett. → Read More

Penguin Books promises to haul SA citizens who circulate pirated Gangster State book

Penguin Random House, the publishers of Gangster State, has said it will take legal action against individuals who are circulating pirated PDF copies of the book. → Read More

Nxasana says Mokgoro report vindicates the NPA

Nxasana previously complained about Jiba and Mrwebi when he wrote to Justice Minister Michael Masutha complaining that the duo had not been cooperative since he assumed office in 2013. → Read More

Bodies of 2 girls found strangled, thrown in ditch

The bodies of two girls have been found strangled, and possibly raped in Masoyi near White River in Mpumalanga. → Read More

Mama Winnie's Brandfort home finally set for revamp

After years of empty promises, government has moved to start processes to refurbish struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Brandfort house in the Free State. → Read More

Ramaphosa to visit flood-stricken KZN, EC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has undertaken to go to the flood-stricken Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape communities as soon as he returns from an official visit to Egypt. → Read More

SANDF remains on standby in flood-stricken KZN, EC

The South African National Defence Force remains on high alert in Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape following deadly floods. → Read More

De Lille won't back down against DA

Patricia de Lille, leader of the Good Party, has accused the DA of trying to tarnish her and her party's name, and therefore seeks relief urgently in the High Court in the Western Cape to interdict her former political party. → Read More

Vuwani resident: 'I won't vote, what has government done for me? I even have to buy water'

There is no smoke billowing into the air in Vuwani this time around, but residents once again vow to stay away from the polls on May 8 as they did en masse in 2016. → Read More

Mashaba sticks to his ANC 'dirty tricks' stance after Alex residents vent frustration

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he regrets the manner in which Alexandra residents have been 'hijacked for political purposes'. → Read More

JUST IN: Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba leaves stage, as Alex residents boo him

Alexandra residents have prevented Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba from chairing the Integrated Development Plan session that was meant to take place in the Johannesburg township on Monday night. Residents gathered at the Malboro community hall but refused to allow the meeting to get underway, with many singing songs. They only listened when their leaders handed over a memorandum demanding services… → Read More

'Remove them with a vote; don't burn tyres', says Malema in KZN

"Why do you put yourself in danger for removing a mayor in protest while you can remove them quietly with a vote," asked the EFF leader to loud applause. → Read More

Malema is talking 'fables' about imminent removal says Ramaphosa

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said that EFF president Julius Malema was talking "fables" on claims that he would lose the ANC internal battle during the party's national general council (NGC), according to reports. → Read More

SAHRC subpoenas City of Joburg, Premier's office and Cogta over Alexandra

The plight of residents in Alexandra should be addressed by government, and politicians should not use their concerns as an election campaign tool, said the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). → Read More

Former Mozambican finance minister should be extradited to US on fraud charges

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang should be extradited to the US where he is wanted on allegations of conspiracy to commit fraud and taking millions of dollars in bribes in a $2bn loan scandal. → Read More

Reports of attacks on foreign nationals blown out of proportion

Police Minister Bheki Cele says reports on recent attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal were "blown out of proportion" and that the issue was about crime - not xenophobia. → Read More

Four employees nabbed at Musina vehicle testing station

Four people have been arrested for fraud and corruption - all at the same vehicle testing station in Musina, Limpopo. → Read More