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SAPS To Hand Over A House To An Elderly Woman As Part of 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children

“Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward” Pretoria: 8 December 2016 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) will continue with their programme of action for the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children on Friday, 8 December 2016 in the Klipgat area in the North-West Province. The aim of the day is to advocate and raise awareness against the negative impact of violence against women and children on members of the community and to educate the community…

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Hawks Welcome Former MEC John Block And Others Judgement

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Ntlemeza has welcomed the judgement handed down by the Kimberley High Court against John Fikile Block (49), former MEC of Finance, Tourism and Economic Affairs and his business associate. The former MEC along with Alfeus Christo Scholtz (60), CEO of Trifecta Group/Holdings, were found guilty of fraud and corruption in December 2015. These charges are related to their involvement in inflating prices on the lease agreement between them and the Northern Cape Social…

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Resurgent Buildnat Cape Cobras on the charge, but must rectify death bowling, says Vilas

The Buildnat Cape Cobras can continue their resurgence against the VKB Knights at PPC Newlands on Wednesday if they rectify their death bowling which went awry against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on Sunday, said Dane Vilas, one of the batting heroes of the emphatic seven-wicket CSA T20 Challenge victory in Durban. Vilas said the fielding by the Cobras against the Dolphins was incredibly good, and the batting was as good. The Buildnat Cape Cobras had to produce a record chase to eclipse the 178 for five…

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Hawks Dismantle 10 More Illegal Gambling Sites

The shutdown of twenty (20) Illegal gambling sites last week seems to have instituted a dominos effect as the North West Hawks dismantled an additional ten (10) sites in various towns around the North West during the termination of project Gremlin on Monday. The intelligence driven investigations pointed to locations in Klerksdorp, Vryburg, Potchefstroom and Schweizer-Reneke where a total of 281 slot machines worth approximately R10 Million were seized, along with 198 computers worth approximately R3.9 Million. In addition, a lot of money was also…

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SAPS to Hold Awareness March as Par of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

As part of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) programme of action for the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children, members of the SAPS will hold an awareness march from the Union Buildings to Church Square in Pretoria on Wednesday, 7 December 2016. Members will be addressed by senior management of the SAPS at the Union Buildings before their departure to Church Square where formal proceedings will follow on their arrival. The aim of the day is to advocate and…

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Duminy, crowd support at Newlands, Boland Park, can boost Buildnat Cape Cobras, says Adams

“The home support and the fact that we have JP Duminy back in our squad are crucial factors if we are to claim a semi-final play-off spot,” said Paul Adams, head coach of the Buildnat Cape Cobras. “It is a big week for us and we need to achieve a hat-trick of wins. So our fans will be important,” Adams added. The Buildnat Cape Cobras will meet the VKB Knights at PPC Newlands on Wednesday 7th December (starting at 18:00) and the bizhub Highveld Lions…

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Suspect Arrested for Defrauding Municipality

Corly van Rooyen (41) appeared before the Elliot Magistrate court on Monday for fraud, theft and money laundering to the value of R600 000. This occurred after she was arrested during the same day by the Serious Commercial Crime unit of the Hawks. Rooyen is the second suspect who has been arrested for this crime. The first suspect, Gabriel Naude (63) was arrested by the same unit on 29 September 2016. These two former employees of the Technical Services Department of the Joe Gqabi municipality,…

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Diamond Prices Firm Slightly with U.S. Optimism

Diamond trading slowed in November as Indian liquidity dried up and manufacturing shut down for Diwali. U.S. jewelers completed their inventory purchases and focused on selling during the holiday season rather than buying from overseas suppliers. Sentiment improved as the season began. Stock markets rallied to record highs on Thanksgiving weekend and the dollar strengthened after the surprise election of Donald Trump as U.S. President. Polished prices firmed despite slow dealer trading. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat, RapSpec A3+ diamonds gained 0.5% in…

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Wheelchair Tennis South Africa

SA’s Unsung Superwoman of Wheelchair Tennis Recognized

Tuesday, 06 December 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa commends the federation’s General Manager, Karen Losch who was hugely honoured in Managung when crowned the Administrator of the year at the 11th SA Sports Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 27 November at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein. This prestigious award recognizes the major contribution that Losch has made to the long-term success of the association; in which she has played a vital role. Unknown to many, but Losch has been…

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Prince hails clinical performance by Buildnat Cape Cobras

The Buildnat Cape Cobras produced arguably their finest CSA T20 Challenge display with the bat during the entire competition to sweep aside the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in emphatic fashion while keeping their hopes alive to reach the semi-final play-off. One twist of irony in their 181 for three in 18.4 overs to eclipse the 178 for five scored by the hosts in Durban, was that the Buildnat Cape Cobras had to reach 178 for five in the semi-final play-off against the exact same opponents last season,…

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Hawks Deal a Crushing Blow to Online Gambling Network

An intelligence driven operation led by the Northern Cape Hawks has led to the closure of 20 gambling sites which borders two provinces on Friday. Almost 27 premises in the Northern Cape and North West were pounced on unannounced in a massive operation which included Hawks members from national office, the neighbouring provinces as well as the local SAPS members. The illegal gambling sites were under our surveillance for some time, consequently, a take-down operation was conducted to dismantle the criminal enterprises.  Numerous IT equipment such…

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WHO responds to increasing health needs in Aleppo, Syria

As the conflict in Aleppo intensifies, WHO and partners are providing lifesaving services and health supplies for thousands of people fleeing to safer areas. More than 250 000 people in besieged eastern Aleppo city are facing dwindling supplies of food, medicine, water and fuel. All ten of eastern Aleppo’s hospitals are closed or barely functional, depriving thousands of people of access to life-saving trauma care, major surgeries, and treatment for other serious health conditions.  As the humanitarian situation deteriorates, an estimated 31 500 people have…

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Stars pay tribute to Hlatswayo on International Disability Day

Wheelchair tennis stars have paid tribute to former junior world number 2 Thando Hlatswayo on International Disability Day following her death at the age of 20. Hlatswayo passed away in the early hours of Tuesday just a few days after she suffered from Meningitis. Two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole who was very close to Hlatswayo echoed the sentiment of many on his Facebook: “So so sad and shocked to hear of Thando Hlatswayo’s death. Can’t believe it and only 20. Thinking of her family,…

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Buildnat Cape Cobras visit to Red Cross Children’s Hospital a gift to players, says Adams

The Buildnat Cape Cobras, in conjunction with Woolworths Long Beach and their Parklands stores, visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Friday 2nd December. The visit of one of the leading domestic franchises, one that virtually reigned supreme and unchallenged from 2012 to the end of 2014, was aimed at inspiring patients and parents and offering them opportunities to mingle with the players and also to meet some decorated stars who have worn the internationally acclaimed Protea-badge. The children will also receive goodie…

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Four Men Sentenced for Illegal Mining

Kimberley- The Northern Cape Hawks welcomed the court outcomes against four suspects sentenced for illegal mining. Ayanda Booi (29), Fikile Sixeshe (37), Monwabisi Vincent Ntsham (46), Kwenza Ndlovu (40) were arrested for illegal mining on 24 April 2016 on De Beers mining area in Kleinzee. Upon the arrest, their mining implements were seized. They first appeared in court on 26 April 2016 and were released on warning with stringent bail conditions. The Port Nolloth Magistrate’s Court found them guilty of trespassing and illegal mining On…

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Senior Traffic Official Arrested in Connection with an Illicit Licensing Scheme

De Aar – Members from the Hawks’ Anti-corruption unit have arrested a 47 – year – old suspect on Wednesday morning in De Aar linked to the illicit licensing scheme which resulted in the arrest of Elton Abrahams, 33, and the seizure of approximately R3.7- million in cash earlier this month. The arrest follow multifaceted investigations into the alleged illegal licensing scheme which focused on processing roadworthy certificates particularly for big trucks and busses. He is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on…

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Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies of Meningitis Age 20

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, Paulpietersburg, Kwazulu-Natal. – Thando Hlatshwayo, South African former world number 2 junior, has passed away at the age of 20. Hlatswayo, who hails from Paulpietersburg in Kwazulu-Natal, lost her battle against Meningitis early Tuesday morning after a very short illness, her family confirmed. Hlatswayo took up wheelchair tennis in 2009, played her first tournament in April 2010 in East London and just 2 years in the sport she represented the country in the ITF Junior Camp Mechelen in Belgium. The 20-year-old…

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Hawks National Head Appalled by Police Killing

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has strongly condemned the murder of Warrant Officer Colbern Mashego, a Hawks member, who was gunned down on Sunday. Warrant Officer Mashego was brutally murdered after he was following information of a drug deal allegedly perpetrated by police officers based at OR Tambo International Airport.  The circumstances of the incident is now in the hands of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). Lieutenant General Ntlemeza said it was clear that Mashego…

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T20 Challenge: VKB Knights vs. Warriors 30 November 2016

The VKB Knights squad selected for the T20 Challenge match against the Warriors at St Georges Park Cricket Stadium, Port Elizabeth: Tumelo Bodibe (W/k) Patrick Botha Theunis De Bruyn (Captain) Marchant De Lange Andries Gous Patrick Kruger Duanne Olivier Leus Du Plooy Lotli Sesele Aubrey Swanepoel Shadley van Schalkwyk Lwandiswa Zuma Team will be finalized before start of play. Management: Head Coach – Nicky Boje Assistant Coach – Alan Kruger Physiotherapist – Dieketseng Moloi Fitness Trainer – Morne Castelyn

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MONTJANE ENDS YEAR IN STYLE

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. – South African leading women’s wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane put the finishing touch to the magnificent season by edging out her doubles partner Charlotte Famin from France 7-5 6-3 to win her first Prague Cup singles title, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 2 event which ended in Czech Republic on Sunday. Montjane demonstrated the talent and resilience that had seen her without dropping a set in the tournament and making it a double in Prague. The…

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Lucas Sithole Withdraws from Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Monday, 28 November 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain. The tournament, due to take place from November 30 until December 4, will be staged at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the third year in a row. He was due to be the second seed in the six-player tournament behind American…

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