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Ditebogo Junior Phalane,5, was killed by carjackers. (Gift Makoti/Supplied) The four men allegedly linked to the killing of five-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane have not yet been charged with murder.Ditebogo was shot dead outside his Soshanguve home on 10 May by armed men who were attempting to hijack his father.Six days later, Gauteng’s police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Tommy Mthombeni, said two men were arrested at separate locations in Soshanguve on Thursday, and each was found in possession of an unlicenced firearm. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country…

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(Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty Images) Shares in SA’s second-biggest private hospital group Life Healthcare jumped 5% on Thursday, when it said a strong operational result has allowed it to up its interim dividend by almost 12%.Revenue from continuing operations rose 7.8% to almost R12 billion in the six months to end-March, helped by robust activity growth in southern Africa, acquisitions, as well a strong showing from its US radiopharmaceutical products.It still felt profit pressure in its SA operations as a result of a slow first quarter and higher operating costs, and normalised core profit still fell slightly to about…

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign the much-anticipated National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill. (Alfonso Nqunjana/News24) President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign the much-anticipated National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Amendment Bill – which aims to establish a corruption-busting unit likened to the erstwhile Scorpions – on Friday.This bill provides for the replacement of the NPA’s Investigating Directorate (ID) with a permanent structure – the Investigating Directorate against Corruption (IDAC) – and also provide for the appointment of its investigators. Currently, the ID’s mere 24 investigators are seconded from the Hawks, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and police detectives. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24…

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch at a store in Rome, Italy on 26 March 2024. (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Rolex, a symbol of luxury and the go-to watch brand for celebrities and affluent South Africans, is set to close its doors in South Africa, opening opportunities for owners and resellers. After keeping time in South Africa for 76 years, the luxury watchmaker, along with other companies, will be exiting its affiliate office in South Africa. According to the brand, the departure is due to changing local markets and conditions, which no longer justify its presence, as previously reported in News24.  South Africans need to be…

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AfriForum is contesting the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision not to prosecute Fikile Mbalula over a controversial 2016 Dubai trip. (Melinda Stuurman/Netwerk24) AfriForum is contesting the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision not to prosecute Fikile Mbalula over a controversial 2016 Dubai trip.AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, which obtained the police docket related to the payment for the holiday following a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application, is convinced Mbalula has a case to answer.In a statement on Wednesday, Private Prosecution Unit spokesperson Barry Bateman said after a cursory inspection of the evidence, it was abundantly clear the decision not…

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(Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo) The board of Anglo American has rejected a third takeover proposal from BHP but has granted the biggest miner in the world seven days to engage further.Anglo on Wednesday confirmed it had received, and again rejected, a third “unsolicited, non-binding and highly conditional” takeover proposal from BHP Group, which values the company at approximately £38.6 billion (about R900 billion).A second revised offer valued Anglo American at £34 billion, up from £31.1 billion initial offer. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country…

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ANC veterans in Mpumalanga have expressed their disappointment in former president Jacob Zuma’s decision to ditch the ANC and join the uMkhonto weSizwe Party. (Amanda Khoza/News24) ANC veterans in Mpumalanga say former president Jacob Zuma’s decision to form the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party proves that “he’s always had a double agenda”.On Wednesday, the party elders spoke to News24 ahead of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa’s mini-Siyanqoba rally in Tonga, outside Mbombela.Clad in a green blazer reserved for veterans, Timothy Shabangu, 67, said he joined the ANC after its unbanning in 1990.  South Africans need to be in the know if we want to…

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Sorisha Naidoo. (Supplied/Showmax) Sorisha Naidoo says she felt disheartened by the lack of apologies after the season 4 reunion drama.Post-reunion, Sorisha says she finds peace with family and friends, leaving the show tensions behind.She says she is open to returning for season 5 if the show focuses on aspirational themes and unity among women.After a jaw-dropping season 4 reunion where we saw OG Durban housewife Sorisha Naidoo walk out in tears, there is a lot that is up in the air regarding her place in the show. In Part 2 of the reunion, the ladies put all of their…

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City manager Floyd Brink sits next to the MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services (EISD) – Cllr. Jack Sekwaila, during a briefing on the Pikitup strike on Wednesday. (Alex Patrick/News24) Johannesburg waste entity Pikitup says an investigator will be appointed by Wednesday afternoon to investigate allegations of nepotism and corruption at the entity.This follows a strike by workers contracted to the entity. They were hired by the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), and their contracts are about to expire.For the past seven days, the inner city has been strewn with rubbish as the protesters marched on the Pikitup headquarters at 66 Jorissen Street. South…

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Spear’s Sable Square in Milnerton. (Spear/Supplied) Western Cape-focused property group Spear said on Wednesday active management of its assets helped offset yet another tough year for the property industry in 2024, and it’s pressing ahead with plans to about quadruple its R2 billion market value over the next decade or so.The group upped its distribution per share by almost 4% to 78.86c to end-February, amid an increased payout ratio of about 95%, with a strong showing from its retail and industrial assets helping to offset pressure on the office sector.Upward valuations in its portfolio helped its earnings per share double,…

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