Former police colonel  Eugene de Kock

De Kock gets parole

One of the apartheid regime’s most notorious killers, former Vlakplaas commander Eugene De Kock, was granted parole.

Clive Derby-Lewis listens to questions during the Truth Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall August 12. Former rightwing politician Clive Derby-Lewis, speaking for the first time about the crime that rocked a country hardened to violence, apologized to Hani's wife -Limpho as she sat at the truth commission hearing where he pleaded for amnesty. The actual assassination, carried out by Polish immigrant Janusz-Walus with a gun supplied by Derby-Lewis, took place in front of Hani's Johannesburg home on April 10, 1993.

Hani killer denied medical parole

Clive Derby-Lewis, convicted for the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani, was denied medical parole.

SHARING THE PAIN: Glass and debris lie across Buffalo Pass road obstructing traffic after clashes between police and residents the night before over illegal electricity lines Picture:  STEPHANIE LLOYD

Protesters close Buffalo Pass road

Protesting residents from Fort Grey and Bhongweni villages dug trenches across Buffalo Pass road during a service delivery protest yesterday.


Welcome helping hand for ex-cons

A local businessman who hopes to help many former convicts regain their place in society, is using his own resources and money to see his wish come to fruition.


Budding musician set to rock EL

Grahamstown-born singer Nombasa Maqoko, who quit her job as an intern recruitment consultant to follow her passion for music, will be one of the artists at the Sunday Pholas


Pepper spray used against irate workers

The bodyguard of embattled cooperative governance and traditional affairs administration head Stanley Khanyile allegedly used pepper spray to fend off angry workers baying for his boss’s blood

APPLE RUSH: Apple’s quarterly results smashed expectations powering the company to the
largest profit in corporate history. Pictured above are workers preparing for the opening of an
Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in China where there has been a 70% increase in
sales Picture: REUTERS

Apple’s bite rules market as smart moves bear fruit

There are certain universal rules: birds fly, politicians lie, Apple makes money. In the last three months of 2014, the firm behind the iPad and iPhone increased its profits by 37% to $18-billion


Metro set to spend R18m on replacing 65 vehicles

Buffalo City metro has allocated R18-million for the purchase of a new fleet of municipal vehicles this year.

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