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Bushiri and wife granted bail of R100,000 each

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife have been granted bail of R100,000 each. They are facing charges of fraud, money laundering and contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. Magistrate Martin Van Wyk said the accused had to provide compelling reasons for him to grant bail because the crimes they were being accused of fell under […]

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Anger after body allowed to decompose in ‘illegal’ morgue

Residents of Memel in the Free State are angry with a local mortuary after the corpse of a woman allegedly decomposed within seven days of being stored. According to the family of Emily Nyembe, her body decomposed at a mortuary belonging to Koos Meyer. Her stepdaughter, Nelly Nyembe, 47, said: “When we went to the […]

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PSL ‘threatened’ by pending amendment proposed by Icasa

The chairperson of the Premier Soccer League, Irvin Khoza, says the continued existence of professional football in South Africa is threatened. Khoza says if the new Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)  regulations come into law and all football broadcast rights in the country become free of charge, the sport’s revenue will be reduced […]

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Two killed, seven injured in bakkie rollover approximately 40km outside of Bloemfontein

Two people were killed and seven others injured yesterday afternoon following a bakkie rollover on the N1 highway just outside Bloemfontein, Free State. ER24 paramedics, along with various other services, arrived on the scene shortly after 14h00 to find the bakkie on the side the road. Several people were found lying scattered around the scene. […]

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Debt write-off plan for South Africans

The National Credit Amendment Bill (NCAAB) gained significant attention after it proposed writing off billions of rands worth of debt from every-day South Africans – however, it has also been a major cause of concern for the banking sector. The bill was officially passed by the National Assembly’s in September 2018 and was transmitted to the […]