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April 9, 2018

Police call for calm after farmhouse, sugarcane fields set alight

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called for calm and tolerance in Umlalazi, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal following violent protests.

Hundreds of residents went on the rampage after a man was shot dead on the Gqobhokani farm.

According to police, on Wednesday two young men, one of them being 30-year-old Spamandla Xulu, were fishing at a dam on the Gqobhokani farm.

The men were confronted by a security guard who requested that they leave. An altercation ensued which led to the guard allegedly fatally shooting Xulu. The second man escaped uninjured.

The security guard has since been arrested on a charge of murder and is currently in police [...]

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March 15, 2018

WITH BOGEYMAN ZUMA BEHIND, SA STEPS INTO THE POLITICAL UNKNOWN

Over the weekend leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema demonstrated, if another demonstration was necessary, that he intends to make the 2019 elections all about race. At the same time, the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC leader and then president of the country has led to claims that our politics is about to change fundamentally.

It is, obviously, incredibly foolish to attempt to predict the issues and outcomes of the 2019 elections on a date as early as today’s. The land issue could play out in complex and emotive ways, or somehow end up on the back burner as it has for the last 20 years.

Still, the actions of some politicians are rather revealing. [...]

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February 15, 2018

HAWKS ARRESTS 9 IN CONNECTION WITH VAT SCAM

Investigators say false VAT vendor details with fraudulent supporting documents were used to register ghost profiles with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) in a bid to claim around a R100 million.

The Hawks have arrested nine suspects linked to a syndicate that’s been operating a value added tax (VAT) scam in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Investigators say false VAT vendor details with fraudulent supporting documents were used to register ghost profiles with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) in a bid to claim around a R100 million.

Officers seized an AK47, gold bars as well as Kruger Rands worth millions of rand.

The Hawks’ Hangwani [...]

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June 26, 2017

Durban International Film Festival to take place in July

Durban Film Mart has officially launched the annual Durban International Film Festival, also known as DIFF.  The 38th edition of the world recognised film festival takes place on the 13th of July and the festival is said to last 10 days.

The festival displays African films in a range of various venues in and around the city. Its aim is mainly to expose local film content and talent to international producers. DIFF manager Chipo Zhou says the Festival will give local producers an opportunity to collaborate with producers worldwide.

“Both our opening and closing films are South Africa and we really increased the number of African content that we have this year and then we [...]

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