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Boksburg cash-in-transit heist

News24 has reliably learnt that one of the seven men arrested after the cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg, in the East Rand is a police officer. 

"It's confirmed he is a cop," a reliable police source told News24 on Thursday evening.

The officer, whose identity is known to News24, cannot be named until he has been officially charged. He was apparently part of a sector team in Sundra, Mpumalanga. 

Extremely high fire danger for West Coast

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Namakwa district and the northern interior of the West Coast district on Wednesday.

Isolated showers are expected for the eastern to south-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and the eastern tip of Mpumalanga.

Heavy rains are then predicted for the north-eastern parts of KZN.

The rest of the country will remain dry.

Top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom R9.73bn, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to meet with them to find out why they are not paying their debts.

The standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday was briefed by Eskom, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the South African Local Government Association and National Treasury to find out what efforts are being made to address escalating municipal debt owed to Eskom.

SA economy strengthening

More money being circulated strongly suggests that the health of the South African economy is strengthening, according to Chris Hamilton, CEO of automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica.

BankservAfrica experienced robust growth in the value and volume for real-time clearing (RTC) payments in April 2018 on a year-on-year (y/y) basis.
 
RTCs allow customers to move single credit payments in real time to inter-banked beneficiaries 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

32 years in prison for Karabo Mokoena's murderer

Convicted murderer Sandile Mantsoe has been sentenced to a cumulative 32 years in prison after murdering his ex-girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.

There were audible gasps in South Gauteng High Court on Thursday as acting judge Peet Johnson described Mantsoe as the devil in disguise.

To read the article titled, "Sandile Mantsoe found guilty of Karabo Mokoena's murder" click here

IAAF rules 'dehumanising' says SA Parliament

Unjust‚ sexist and dehumanising. That is how Parliament’s presiding officers on Sunday described regulations passed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that will “stifle” Caster Semenya’s reign as a champion athlete.

Semenya is the reigning world and Olympic 800m champion.

Top international athletes have rallied to Semenya’s cause against the new rules to compel women athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone to take medication to reduce them‚ the Sunday Times reported.

Bus strike: Negotiations still on the table

The national bus strike could soon end as unions and employers are going back to the negotiation table.

Zanele Sabela‚ a spokesperson for the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu)‚ said after the unions met early this week‚ they decided to invite employers for another round of wage negotiations.

To read the article titled, "Bus strike: unions and employers to go back to the negotiation table" click here

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