Africa

Hawks nail social grants fraud syndicate

Johannesburg – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), SA Police Service (SAPS) crime intelligence, the fraud management and compliance department of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), together with a private auditing and accounting firm on Friday arrested 14 people allegedly part of a massive social grants fraud syndicate operating within the Sassa grants system, the Hawks said. “The syndicate operates inter-provincially and the operation is the biggest one

Zuma's convoy in crash on Durban’s M4

President Jacob Zuma’s convoy was allegedly involved in another blue light brigade crash on the M4 in Durban on Tuesday. Citing reports‚ the Democratic Alliance on Wednesday said the “president’s protectors” had been hospitalised due to injuries. “Meanwhile‚ the president proceeded to King Shaka International Airport‚” DA shadow deputy minister of police Marius Redelinghuys said in a statement. Zuma was in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to open the new Toyota vehicle

An unrepentant apartheid-era mass murderer is a beneficiary of a multimillion-rand government land reform programme meant to benefit previously disadvantaged emerging black farmers.

An unrepentant apartheid-era mass murderer is a beneficiary of a multimillion-rand government land reform programme meant to benefit previously disadvantaged emerging black farmers. Louis van Schoor, 65, who murdered 39 black people between 1986 and 1989 while employed as a security guard in East London, is now a director and beneficiary of a dairy farm project that is meant to empower black people. In previous interviews Van Schoor admitted to

Employers in the metals sector in the country are in for a hard time and so is the economy of South Africa.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has put out its list of demands for this year‚ just as the annual “strike season” draws closer. “The employers in our sectors must make real offers to settle‚” Numsa said in a statement on Wednesday. The main specific bargaining demands which the conference agreed to put forward in different sectors are: – One-year agreement for 2016-2017 – 20% wage increases

Uganda Threatens War On DR Congo Over Lake Albert Attacks

By Rancis Mugerwa and Andrew Bagala The Uganda government has threatened to use military force against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forces if attacks on its citizens on Ugandan soil re-occur, a minister said on Monday. The threats came three days after four Ugandan police officers were shot dead while patrolling on its territory on Lake Albert by Congolese soldiers. The outgoing Foreign Affairs minister Okello Oryem, describing the incident