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Motorists Rights & Responsibilities in Roadblocks plus the status of AARTO and the points-demerit system Following repeated requests for clarification arising from the receipt of emails with or without attachments containing various pieces of extremely alarmist and factually inaccurate information, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) wishes to set the record straight so that members of the public are fully appraised of what the situations surrounding the abovementioned topics are. JPSA also warns that the PDF document entitled “Metrocops arrest rights” purporting to be from The Southern African Vehicle Renting and…

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Many benefit from traffic fines – a lucrative business

A recent case in the Gauteng Division of the High Court between the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and one of its private contractors tasked to operate speed cameras shows to what extent law enforcement has evolved into a big and very lucrative industry. The involvement of private companies that share in the income from traffic fines is, in itself, an indication that road safety might not be the primary goal here. At issue in the case between Moving Violations Systems Phumelelo (MVS) and Joburg municipality was the payment of an outstanding…

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Former Emalahleni Municipality’s employee arrested for failing to comply with bail conditions

  Masoka Dube   FORMER Emalahleni Municipality employee Linda Potgieter(62) who has been convicted for corruption was recently denied bail for failure to comply with her bail conditions pending an appeal. It is alleged that Potgieter who appeared in the Emalahleni Regional Court violated her bail conditions resulting in a warrant for her arrest being issued culminating in her arrest last Friday. The case has been postponed to July 26 for a formal bail application. It is alleged that between January 2004 and July 2009, Potgieter was a manager of…

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Be careful of Lottery scam

The National Lottery Commission (NLC) would like to warn beneficiaries of funding grant such as NGO’s and NPO’s, that scam artists are at work. NLC will not send out people requesting sensitive information with regards to grants. Beneficiaries who have been approached in this manner or by anybody claiming to be a representative of the NLC, should immediately contact the anti-fraud line: 0800 212 129.

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Goodbye to the White Zulu

 South Africa’s iconic singer and songwriter, Johnny Clegg, has passed away on Tuesday 16 July 2019, at the age of 66. The nation and all the “scatterlings of Africa” will mourn his passing. His popularity spread across the globe. In France he was known as the “White Zulu”. He was a Grammy nominee, and a Billboard music award winner. In 2015, the legendary singer was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). His shows and music were banned many times by…

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Smittie’s death-different versions

Alexandra Rose-Innes Netwerk24 reneged on a previous article that former player, sorry Springbok player and bad boy, James Small, (although a few years ago he said he was not a bad boy anymore) died in a gentlemens’ club (with how many gentlemen found there?). He was at least not naked, stated the latest  article. Imagine doing business at The Harem naked. Never. And now that the world knows that, all is good.The owner of the club, Gerome Saffi, said the “discreet club” was a place where gentlemen did business.  Being…

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In what SAPS think is a professional hit, former Kaizer Chief and Orlando Pirates player Marc Batchelor was shot and killed last night by alleged motorbike gunmen. The late Batchelor was a star player as striker and centre back during a career which spanned decades. According to unnamed sources, Batchelor started dealing in drugs. This however could not be verified. Tributes to the slain ex-footballer are pouring in in social media platforms.      

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Music to the tune of more than R300 million – our tax money?

Alex Rose-Innes Under Minister Nathi Mthetwa, it was a golden time to fund music stars to the tune of a suspicious R100 million.  SCOPA and the Auditor-General have now been asked by the Democratic Alliance to delve into the cookie jar and see who okayed the dodgy deals. According to African News Agency, Ladysmith Black Mambaso received R36 million green backs to teach traditional Zulu songs (to whom?) and make an album especially with Zuma. That explains why the former prez now sings and dances at every opportunity he gets.…

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For our farmers – a very important summit reminder

TLU SA Economic Sustainability Summit – 16 July 2019 Commercial farmers have these past few years been under tremendous financial pressure because of circumstances out of their control. This has led to many South African farmers not having the necessary capacity to overcome a crisis on their own. The survival of the agricultural value chain is reliant on sustainable agricultural production and commercial farmers. Obviously, each commodity involved in the production process will have its own unique way of handling the risk. In practice, we have seen that government –…

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