April, 2015

 

Watch: Thieves attempt to break into Centurion home

Three men tried to break into a a house in Zwartkop X8, Centurion on 21 Apr just after mid-day, using a Chevrolet Cruiser with the reg no BF86BWGP, according to thysbrits, who uploaded this CCTV footage to YouTube. Story


Eskom’s Tsotsi ‘bent the rules’ to favour Gupta mines

Ousted Eskom boss Zola Tsotsi bent the power utility’s rules to push through a R400-million-a-year coal supply contract for the powerful and connected Gupta family. This is just one of several questionable deals allegedly championed by Tsotsi, who quit on March 31, just before being fired.


Eskom scrapped a tender that would have saved R1-billion

Underhanded lobbying, delaying tactics and internal squabbling scuppered the power utility’s economical and innovative IT plan Executive meddling has led to Eskom canning a tender the cash-strapped utility had hoped would save it almost R1-billion in information technology (IT) costs. Instead, it retained the original, “overpriced” service provider.


Which SA smartphones are popular with thieves?

Owning a smartphone brings with it an inherent possibility of theft, and knowing which phones are most at risk could be a significant factor in buying decisions. According to Vodacom’s insurance arm, theft and loss make up 60% of claims, followed by physical damage which comes in at 35%, and liquid damage at 5%.


GAUTRAIN: Probe steams ahead

THE OFFICE of the public protector has increased the scope of its investigation into the political handling of the cost overruns associated with the construction of the Gautrain to include allegations of bribery. Taxpayers and opposition parties have used the cost overruns on the train service as a stick to beat government with for years. When the Gautrain was first punted in 2000, a R3bn price tag was attached to it. At the end of the programme, the total cost was closer to R31bn.


Worst financial malware in SA

Findings from researchers at TrendLabs, the research arm of Trend Micro have identified the top three financial malware families affecting South Africans. Malware is a mechanism by which third parties can gain access to your computer or steal personal details and information, including passwords, through unlawful access to your information.


CIPC commissioner tenders resignation

COMMISSIONER of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) Astrid Ludin on Monday tendered her resignation effective June 1 2015. In an internal communiqué to staff at the commission, Ms Ludin said there seemed to be a concentrated effort to remove her from her position.


Marikana report: Riah Phiyega not fit for office

The Marikana Support Campaign is in possession of the document which details findings made by the inquiry. Evidence leaders from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have argued that National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit for office.


556 nabbed for drunken driving, speeding in Gauteng

556 people have been arrested in Gauteng over the Easter weekend alone, setting a new record for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said arrests had been made in different roadblocks around the province.


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