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July 11, 2014

JOHANNESBURG - IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula has filed an application in the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the Electoral Court's ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warrants her removal from office.

In papers filed in the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, Tlakula claims the Electoral Court erred in its finding and that its procedures were unfair.

She denied being guilty of misconduct, and argued the Electoral Commission Act did not govern the conduct of a commissioner, prior to him or her assuming office.

July 10, 2014

Government has received roughly 100 new land claims since last week when the process reopened for five years, chief land claims commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo said on Wednesday.

"We have received about a hundred claims, from all the provinces," she told Sapa on the sidelines of briefing in Parliament.

"We are expecting more, depending on the number of people who were left out. But there was always this perception that they would flood our offices, and we have not seen that."

June 26, 2014

DURBAN - The estimated street value of heroin confiscated from a drug lab in Kloof, Durban, has increased to R3-billion, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Wednesday.

We are still counting these 50kg bags [of heroin] but at the last count, we had counted more than 200 bags.

June 11, 2014

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should fire national commissioner Riah Phiyega and replace her with someone with policing experience, the DA said on Wednesday.

"By firing Phiyega, the new police minister can show that he is committed to improving the state of our police service, that has been in rapid decline over the last five years," Democratic Alliance MP Diane Kohler-Barnard said in a statement.

May 30, 2014

A case of negligent and reckless driving has been opened after one of the paroled "Waterkloof four" was allegedly involved in an accident in Pretoria which left a woman seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.

No word on discipline for warders who allowed two of Waterkloof four to break rules No word on discipline for warders who allowed two of Waterkloof four to break rules
Becker sent to toughest prison in SA Becker sent to toughest prison in SA
Killer Becker transferred to Super-max Killer Becker transferred to Super-max