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By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:56 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments

Cape Town A FORMER relationship manager at Barclays Wealth, a division of Absa, was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Thursday on multiple counts of fraud involving R15 million, and one of money laundering. John Julyan, 57, who was also a qualified high school teacher, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, in […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:39 PM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments

CAPE TOWN THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it is ready to compete with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) for membership in the mining sector if the union decides to broaden its scope. Numsa is South Africa’s biggest union with more than 338,000 members. The union looks set […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:54 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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Durban THE KwaZulu-Natal department of education and children’s rights groups have applauded the handing down of three life sentences to a “barbaric” teacher who repeatedly raped an 11-year-old schoolgirl. Nkosingiphile Hlekwayo, 50, was convicted by the Empangeni Regional Court last week of raping the Grade 6 pupil on three separate occasions in August 2009, said […]

By fstimes On 18 Dec, 2013 At 08:54 AM | Categorized As Local, National, News | With 0 Comments
Numsa acting president Andrew Chirwa. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press

Metalworkers’ union Numsa has come out as the first alliance structure to say they should consider calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma over the Nkandla saga to preserve the late Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Opening the four-day conference in Boksburg today, Numsa acting president Andrew Chirwa said: “Must we not ask that he (Zuma) […]

By fstimes On 16 Dec, 2013 At 09:46 AM | Categorized As Local, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Former president Nelson Mandela’s family, heads of state, traditional leaders, members of the religious community and army generals looked on as his coffin was lowered into the ground after a mourning period of close to ten days following his death last Thursday night. The broadcast feed to which many South Africans had access, was cut […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:01 AM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments
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The ANC has been accused of pettiness for excluding retired archbishop Desmond Tutu from Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the Eastern Cape. Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent figures in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has been excluded from the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Sunday in what has been described […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:13 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thaba Nchu woman went boozing, leaving her minor kids alone and didn’t even realise raped toddler was missing . . . Martin Makoni, Thaba Nchu THE mother of a three-year-old girl abducted from her home and raped this week faces child negligence charges after it emerged that she allegedly left the toddler unattended at home to […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein THE ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Free State is set to choose a new leadership by February as it seeks to regain stability in time to help the ruling party’s campaign for national elections expected in the first half of next year. The league’s provincial task team (PTT) convenor, Makalo Mohale, said election […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:44 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
rape complaint misses court

Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein SERIAL rapist and robber Marisela Letlatsa Mochali was this week found guilty on multiple counts of rape, theft, house breaking and robbery and sentenced to life in jail. Mochali  — who at one time was raping a woman every four days during a reign of terror that lasted from November 2011 until his […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
aids activist flees threats

Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein HIV and Aids activist and head of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in the Free State, Sello Mokhalipi, has fled the province fearing for his life after reportedly receiving death threats from unknown people, the Free State Times was told. While it could not be said for certain who is after Mokhalipi’s life or […]