South Africans urged to clear medicine cabinet to eliminate unforeseen dangers

Spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, Nicole Jennings says clearing out your medicine cabinet, even of expired vitamin tablets, might be last on a person’s list of priorities but doing so could eliminate unforeseen dangers. File picture:File photo. JOHANNESBURG – A pharmaceutical company has recently conducted a poll that found many South Africans do not get rid... Read More

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  • Cops shoot, wound suspect in foiled North West cash heist

    Photo: Supplied RUSTENBURG – AN alleged cash-in-transit robber was shot and wounded during a foiled heist in Boshoek outside Rustenburg, police said on Tuesday.  Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said a group of armed robbers attacked two cash vans on the R565 road between Boshoek and Sun City on Monday evening.  “The guards bravely fought back and... Read More
  • Correctional Services says no injuries from Leeuwkop prison fire

    File image: JOHANNESBURG – The department of correctional services (DCS) on Tuesday confirmed a fire at its Leeuwkop Correctional Centre, in Johannesburg.  “The DCS confirms an outbreak of fire at Leeuwkop, Medium B, Correctional Centre at about 13h00 today [Tuesday]. Fortunately, no inmates or officials were harmed or sustained any injuries,” the department said... Read More
  • N2 still partially blocked following Bhobhoyi protest

    File picture: Supplied. Those travelling on the N2 between Bhobhoyi and Murchison in Port Shepstone should do so cautiously as this stretch of the road is under siege from Bhobhoyi community members, local authorities have warned. The road has been blocked since Tuesday morning by protesting community members demanding a road. By 5:30pm it was... Read More

KZN man sentenced to life for rape, assault of ex-girlfriend

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Greytown Regional Court, for raping his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend, KwaZulu Natal police said. FILE IMAGE/ANA Greytown – A 28-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Greytown Regional Court in KwaZulu-Natal for raping his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend, provincial police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel... Read More

Nelson Mandela Bay man jailed for 16 years after spate of housebreakings

File photo: Independent Media PORT ELIZABETH – An habitual criminal who had been breaking into houses across Nelson Mandela Bay since 2011, was sentenced to an effective 16 years behind bars on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.  Spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said Sizwe Jika, 27, was arrested in September last year, when two suspicious men... Read More

Joburg metro police continue raking in successes

File picture: Boxer Ngwenya/Independent Media JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) April performance statistics released on Tuesday showed a significant increase in speeding enforcements and recoveries of firearms and ammunition made by its K9 Narcotics and Tactical Unit. City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said the K9 unit recovered 131 firearms and ammunition compared... Read More

Vusi ‘Khekhe’ Mathibela now also faces armed robbery charge

Alleged criminal kingpin Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela at a previous court appearance. African News Agency (ANA) Pretoria – Things just don’t get any better for Mamelodi’s most feared taxi boss Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela as he is set to be tried for a new charge of armed robbery. The incarcerated businessman, who is fighting for his freedom... Read More

What have economists been getting wrong?

Economics got some really basic things wrong, and some economists are now trying to put them right, says Evan Davis, Presenter of Radio 4’s PM programme and former Economics Editor of BBC News. Two caveats before I get stuck in. First, I should say that I love economics. It is a kit of wonderful tools... Read More

Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters

Image copyright EPA You might think the lead character in Aladdin is… well, Aladdin. But not according to the end credits of Disney’s new live-action remake. Unlike the animated 1992 original, the genie is the first name seen in the new cast list – which is understandable given that Will Smith is the biggest name... Read More

‘I hope my burn will make my kids less judgemental’

Image caption Michael hopes his scar will make his children more tolerant of others “I’ve had someone ask if I’m in a gang. I’ve also had someone say, ‘Wow, what’s that on your face?'” An accident as an eight-month-old has left Michael Boateng with a burn down the left hand side of his face. “You... Read More

Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn Tuesday night, Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin said Mrs May’s latest plan could “accelerate a leadership election” Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will give... Read More