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WATCH: Cops, youth gather for crime prevention summit

WATCH: Cops, youth gather for crime prevention summit

Numerous pupils in school uniform were given seats in the front row alongside dignitaries

NOW THAT Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has gazetted the National Health Insurance Bill, he is yet to reveal where the money will come from.

Motsoaledi: Health care for all

Where will cash come from, ask critics, amid ailing public hospitals

Murder rate of women up by 117% | Pretoria News

Murder rate of women up by 117%

The number of women who experienced sexual offences jumped from 31 665 in 2015/16 to 70 813 in 2016/17

It was heartwarming that the highest court in the country last week endorsed a high court judgment that there is no time limit on children and adults to lay charges of sexual and indecent assault against them.

Wheels of justice may be slow, but they turn

It's heartwarming that the ConCourt endorsed a high court judgment that there is no time limit on children and adults to lay charges of sexual and indecent assault against them.

TODAY marks the historic day the Pretoria News first appeared on the streets of the capital city 120 years ago. In the decades since, the Pretoria News has reflected on the people and events which have shaped the city, South Africa and the world.

Happy 120 birthday to Pretoria News

TODAY marks the historic day the Pretoria News first appeared on the streets of the capital city 120 years ago. In the decades since, the Pretoria News has reflected on the people and events which have shaped the city, South Africa and the world.

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is prepared to meet King Goodwill Zwelithini to discuss the fate of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which is at a risk of being repealed by the national Parliament, said his spokesperson Khusela Diko. However, Diko said Ramaphosa did not have the power to intervene to save the trust since it was before Parliament for review.

Cyril ready to meet King Zwelithini over fate of Ingonyama Trust

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is prepared to meet King Goodwill Zwelithini to discuss the fate of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which is at a risk of being repealed by the national Parliament, said his spokesperson Khusela Diko. However, Diko said Ramaphosa did not have the power to intervene to save the trust since it was before Parliament for review.

THE Gautrain train service was hit by numerous hiccups yesterday, including cable theft and delays, leaving commuters frustrated. Passengers were alerted about cable theft in the early hours. A shuttle service was introduced between Hatfield and Centurion, but the Centurion and Park station section was not affected.

Twitter users slam Gautrain hiccups

THE Gautrain train service was hit by numerous hiccups yesterday, including cable theft and delays, leaving commuters frustrated. Passengers were alerted about cable theft in the early hours. A shuttle service was introduced between Hatfield and Centurion, but the Centurion and Park station section was not affected.

Pretoria - The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre management is under fire for allegedly failing to protect a mentally challenged inmate who committed suicide. William Phetla, 45, eventually succeeded in taking his own life, having made a failed attempt two days before.

Inmate hangs himself in bathroom

Pretoria - The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre management is under fire for allegedly failing to protect a mentally challenged inmate who committed suicide. William Phetla, 45, eventually succeeded in taking his own life, having made a failed attempt two days before.

The R3 million project to upgrade a pump station at Groenkloof Nature Reserve would save the City of Tshwane at least R33 million per year, said Tshwane's MMC for Utility Services, Darryl Moss.

WATCH: R3 million project to upgrade pump station at Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Will increase the City's water resource by 3.7 million cubic metres per year

Pretoria - Hundreds of Tshwane University of Technology students have shut down academic proceedings again at the institution's Soshanguve North and South campuses this morning.   The students carrying sticks left a burning tyre at the main gate of the north campus and marched to he south campus surrounded by numerous police vehicles deployed to maintain order.

TUT students shut down Soshanguve campuses

Not happy with new bus schedule and insufficient accommodation

Pretoria - Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is expected to hand himself over to authorities on Thursday morning to face charges of corruption.   Phahlane’s wife Beauty Ntombizowda Phahlane, who is a police officer, will also be handing herself over along with businessman Durand Synman.

Phahlane and wife face corruption charges

Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, his wife, and a businessman are expected to hand themselves over to police to face charges of corruption.

The continued screening and distribution of Inceba is a litmus test of how seriously we (including the state) are committed to protecting the freedom of expression which is guaranteed in our constitution.

'Inxeba' is a litmus test for freedom of expression

The state must not stand by and allow any person to throttle freedom of expression which we had to fight for against the apartheid system.

Pretoria - Two white-only student residences in the city have been dealt a blow for not transforming - with one of them banned from taking part in any of the University of Pretoria’s traditional competitions this year.

Racist hostels in Pretoria shamed

Two white-only student residences have been dealt a blow for not transforming

THE closure of Les Marais public swimming pool in Mayville, north of the city, has left residents frustrated and hot under the collar.

Heated feelings as city pool closed due to chlorine shortage

'It is unreal that a pool that was functioning properly would be closed down in this heat'

MAJOR opposition parties in KwaZulu-Natal - the IFP and DA - have welcomed the arrest of ANC heavyweight Mike Mabuyakhulu in connection with an investigation into the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Jazz fest fraud: ANC bigwig held

R28m paid for KZN non-event

WHEN Pick * Pay introduced its rewards programme, Smart Shopper, in 2011, its success was so stunning it took the retailer by surprise.

Not so smart when shopping points expire

The retailer’s popular rewards programme no longer allows customers to accumulate points beyond a year - and shoppers aren’t happy