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29 April 2016
18 Apr 2016
'Blade Runner' Pistorius sentencing set for June 13-17
Disgraced Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will face sentencing in June following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. "The...
11 Apr 2016
Extensive training essential to combat cybercrime globally
With cybercrime costing South Africa R1-billion a year, extensive training for police, prosecutors, judges and magistrates was essential to stop online criminals worldwide. At least seven...
03 Mar 2016
Zuma corruption case could go back to NPA
If the High Court in Pretoria finds in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in its bid to overturn the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, the matter would likely...
Judgement reserved in Zuma spy tapes saga
Judgement was reserved on Thursday morning in the Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) application to have the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA's) decision to drop 738 charges against President Jacob...
DA's spy tape case 'desperate' – Zuma's lawyer
President Jacob Zuma's advocate has described the Democratic Alliance's (DA's) attempt to overturn the decision not to prosecute him on corruption charges as going nowhere, stillborn and desperate....
02 Mar 2016
Zuma spy tapes: 'State must lead by example'
The pursuit of one individual, President Jacob Zuma, could not trump the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA's) independence, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday. The National...
01 Mar 2016
Dropping charges against Zuma was impulsive and irrational – DA
Discussions contained on secretly recorded phone calls, including conversations between former prosecutions boss Bulelani Ngcuka and Scorpions chief Leonard McCarthy, commonly referred as the spy...
08 Dec 2015
Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius tagged electronically – NPA
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) wanted the prescribed 15-year minimum sentence imposed on murderer Oscar Pistorius. “He is convicted of murder, and he is a first offender. Fifteen years is...
Oscar granted R10 000 bail
The High Court in Pretoria has granted murder convicted former paralympian Oscar Pistorius bail of R10 000 on Tuesday. Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said Pistorius must be electronically...
17 Sep 2015
No criminal charges yet in Al-Bashir case - NPA
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will not yet start criminal proceedings against government officials who may have helped Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir leave South Africa, in violation...
24 Jun 2015
Court to give reasons for Al-Bashir ruling
The High Court in Pretoria is on Wednesday expected to give its reasons for its ruling that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir be kept in South Africa and arrested. On June 15, the court ruled the...
04 Sep 2014
NPA 'has complied' on tapes
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has complied with the Supreme Court of Appeal's order to hand over the so-called [Jacob] Zuma "spy tapes", spokesperson Nathi Mncube said on Thursday. "We...
02 Dec 2013
Mdluli wins appeal bid
Suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit may appeal against a ruling that charges must be reinstated...

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