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Most political parties welcome decision to postpone local government elections

Independent online (SA) 24 Jul 2021
Agreeing with the report, IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini announced in Pretoria on Friday that they had agreed to approach a competent court of law to ask to postpone the elections until February.
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IEC endorses delay of October local government elections

Independent online (SA) 23 Jul 2021
In his warning, Justice Moseneke said. “On all expert evidence, many lives are likely to be lost unless we reach a certain community immunity ... Agreeing with the report, IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini announced in Pretoria on Friday that they had agreed to approach a competent court of law to ask to postpone the elections until February.
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Polokwane looter who was captured, severely assaulted out on bail

Independent online (SA) 22 Jul 2021
Pretoria - A suspected looter was released on a ... Similar cases of vigilantism and mob justice where taxi drivers have taken the law into their own hands have been reported in Pretoria, Vosloorus, Diepsloot in Gauteng, and Gqebera and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape ... Pretoria News .
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Chartered accountant allegedly stole more than R880K of Covid-19 UIF Ters funds

Independent online (SA) 22 Jul 2021
PretoriaChartered accountant Mark Jonathan Vorster was released on R10 000 bail by the East London magistrate’s court on Wednesday after being arrested for alleged fraud, theft and money laundering ... The case was postponed to 29 July at the Pretoria specialised commercial crime court.
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Police get their jabs as SAPS’ vaccination drive gains momentum

Independent online (SA) 19 Jul 2021
Pretoria - The vaccination drive for members of the SAPS continued to gain momentum, with over 30 000 staffers, including cleaners and security support staff, having been vaccinated to date ... Members of law enforcement and support staff in eight provinces are being given the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Pretoria News .
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Tshwane mayor urges communities to report people with looted goods

Independent online (SA) 16 Jul 2021
PRETORIA – The City of Tshwane on Friday said more than 100 suspects have appeared in court as law-enforcement teams recoup stolen goods in Mamelodi township, east of Pretoria ... law and order.” ... It is important that those who perpetuate lawlessness face the full might of the law.
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South Africa has no money to throw at its problems

Reuters 15 Jul 2021
The unprecedented scope of the last week’s unrest and Pretoria’s growing debt mountain preclude such an outcome. Ironically, the law-breaking and looting in which at least 70 people have died stems from one of the legal system’s finest hours ... a former president, was above the law.
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Taxi associations, communities hawkers, churches protect Tshwane against looting

Independent online (SA) 14 Jul 2021
Pretoria - Ordinary citizens, taxi associations, hawkers, Churches and community leaders have all rallied behind the stern message that no looting and vandalism would be allowed to take place in the City of Tshwane ... "We warn members of society to refrain from this looting anarchy because they are going to be met by the full might of the law.".
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Centre for Child Law calls on SAPS to treat children arrested for looting in correct way

Independent online (SA) 13 Jul 2021
Pretoria - The Centre for Child Law has called on the SAPS to treat any children (under 18) arrested for looting and acts of violence during this time, in terms of the law applicable to them ... He warned that those who choose lawlessness to destroy our country and its people must expect to face the full force of the law ... Pretoria News .
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South Africa Deports Seven Ex-Convicts

All Africa 10 Jul 2021
Seven ex-convicts who completed sentences in South African jails were yesterday deported via Beitbridge along with 213 other people who had been arrested for violating Pretoria's immigration laws ....
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Why Bessie Head wrote

Mmegi Online 09 Jul 2021
Bessie Head would have turned 84 on Tuesday. Her novels play out in eastern Botswana, where she settled down to write ... She had joined the PAC only a few weeks before ... Howard Rex’s affliction and his parents’ continuing poverty strained the marriage so that Bessie and son went north once more, to live with her mother-in-law in Pretoria.
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RAF caught up in corruption, identity theft claims

Independent online (SA) 07 Jul 2021
An intricate web of corruption and claims of identity theft involving the Road Accident Fund (RAF), the City of Joburg (CoJ) and Investec Bank has been uncovered after a Pretoria-based law firm discovered that the RAF allegedly had 16 bank accounts with Investec Bank under two profiles.
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New court bid to force education authorities to provide meals for learners

Independent online (SA) 07 Jul 2021
The schools and Equal Education, represented by Section27 and the Equal Education Law Centre, will later this months ask the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, to obtain an order against the Department of Basic Education and provincial education departments for failing for more than a year to roll out the National School Nutrition Programme.
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SAPS to pay for failure to act against violent strikers

Independent online (SA) 07 Jul 2021
Pretoria - When a crime is imminent and foreseen, it is expected of the police to take action, and they are duty bound to maintain law and order including when called to attend to a strike ... The amount payable will be determined at a later stage ... He said the SAPS’ failure to do so resulted in negligent and wrongful conduct ... Pretoria News .
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Three decades on, a generation of anti-apartheid fighters look back

Urdu Point 02 Jul 2021
Today, just a handful of the leaders who led that fight are still around to bear witness ... Sophia Williams-de Bruyn is the sole surviving leader of a landmark August 9, 1956 women's march to the seat of government in Pretoria to protest against the so-called pass laws -- legislation that barred blacks from white areas ... He was freed and in 1991 ... ....

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