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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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January 19, 2018

SA’s plans for other-worldly Kohli

If India emerge victorious in the second Test against the Proteas at Centurion, it will be because of Virat Kohli.

Regardless of what happens between now and the end of the match, it was the Indian captain’s phenomenal 153 in the first innings that kept his side alive.

Had Kohli fallen cheaply, India would have been rolled for less than 200 and South Africa would be overwhelming favourites to win in Pretoria and claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Instead, Kohli proved his class and justified his status as one of the best batsmen on the planet – inside or outside of India – as South Africa’s bowlers had no answer to his [...]

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May 23, 2017

Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project

Pretoria – A total of R68 million has been invested to refurbish an old Port Elizabeth building into a social housing project, says the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department. The project will be implemented by the Qhama Social Housing Institution and will have 220 units consisting of bachelor, one and two bedroom units. The project, which is for rental purposes, will be opened to people that earn between R1 500 and R7 500 a month.

Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements Helen Sauls-August said the first phase of the project will focus on the social housing element of the building. “This marks a defining moment for the people of the Eastern Cape Province as were are here to [...]

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May 18, 2017

Save your neighbour from abuse, violence

Pretoria – The Department of Women says community leaders must engage with their communities to help prevent abuse and violence against women and children 365 days of the year.

“The recent media headlines of women and children abused, raped, murdered, burned and buried in attempts to hide traces, remind us of the vulnerability of women and girl children at the hands of men. There are many other women currently missing, who may never be found,” the department said in a statement. The department said gender-based violence remains one of the most critical challenges facing communities today. It said the recent disturbing developments sketch a grim reality that women [...]

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