• Independent Online

    Driving 'dropped' cars is a crime, says metro police

    Durban - The hashtag #StanceIsNotACrime movement may be gaining traction on social media, but authorities warned drivers that it is a crime. The movement started when Aldayne Ramsamy, 23, posted on Facebook about his experience when he was stopped, fined and had his disc stripped from his car by police because the vehicle was riding too low. “Yes, my car does have a dropped suspension, but it also has adjustable coilovers which means I can adjust it back to normal,” he said. Ramsamy said he was stopped while driving on Florida Road this week by a police officer who said his VW Polo was “excessively low”. Despite pleading with the officer, Ramsany was fined R1500 and the disc removed.

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    LOOK: Mozambican man builds his shack of dreams in Cape Town

    Cape Town - A shack on the outside, a palace on the inside, this three-room shack can easily be mistaken for a luxury hotel in the city centre. Nestled in the heart of Joe Slovo near Milnerton, the stylish home of Mozambican national, Fernando Mkhabela, has become somewhat of an iconic site and treasure of the community. Walking up the steep and shaky wooden staircase, nothing prepares one for the technologically-advanced home with beaming lights. Mkhabela's shack is the only one in the area with a geyser system and shower. His shack has since gone viral and has had tongues wagging. There's a neat hotel-style bed with white linen and neatly rolled towels. A modern touch control stove with a double-door

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    One killed, four children injured in Pretoria car crash

    PRETORIA - Four children and one adult were killed in a car crash on the N14 near the Wierda on-ramp in Centurion, Pretoria on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said. "Shortly before 2pm on Saturday afternoon, paramedics from ER24 and various other emergency services arrived on the scene where they found one of the vehicles completely torn apart," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. All the occupants were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Paramedics found that four young children and an adult had succumbed to their injuries. Two women from the same vehicle sustained moderate injuries. They were later transported to a nearby hospital for further care. The male driver of the second car

  • ewn.co.za

    Alex street vendors living in fear after witnessing taxi patroller's murder

    JOHANNESBURG - Business owners near the Pan Africa Mall in Alexandra say they are traumatised by a deadly shooting, but they have no choice but to continue operating near the scene. A taxi patroller was shot multiple times opposite the Roman Catholic church on First Avenue on Friday. It's been a week of taxi violence after five people were killed in a shooting in Olievenhoutbosch on Monday, while seven others were arrested for attempted murder after attacking operators in Lenasia south. Vusumuzi Msimanga was killed just meters away from stalls outside the mall. A vendor in the vicinity said she fell to the ground when she heard gunshots. “I just heard gunshots while I was making tea and I fell

  • Independent Online

    LOOK: A shack like no other, Mozambican man's stunning Cape home

    Cape Town - A shack on the outside, a palace on the inside, this three-room shack can easily be mistaken for a luxury hotel in the city centre. Nestled in the heart of Joe Slovo near Milnerton, the stylish home of Mozambican national, Fernando Mkhabela, has become somewhat of an iconic site and treasure of the community. Walking up the steep and shaky wooden staircase, nothing prepares one for the technologically-advanced home with beaming lights. Mkhabela's shack is the only one in the area with a geyser system and shower. His shack has since gone viral and has had tongues wagging. There's a neat hotel-style bed with white linen and neatly rolled towels. A modern touch control stove with a double-door

  • Independent Online

    Cyril Ramaphosa's 'plot' to kill the ANC

    SOME senior ANC leaders have accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of working with external parties to collapse the governing party and replace it with a centre-right coalition led by him after the 2024 general elections. They claim the president and his business allies were going out of their way to privatise state-owned enterprises and destroy black-owned companies funded by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as part of a bigger plot to turn voters against the ANC in favour of a coalition of almost all opposition parties except Julius Malema's EFF. This comes as the government this week placed cash-strapped national carrier SAA under business rescue. Four ANC national executive committee (NEC)

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    Weather service warns of more heavy rainfall to continue in GP until Monday

    JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service (SAWS) on Sunday warned that heavy rainfall in Gauteng was set to continue until Monday. The province has been experiencing heavy downpours since Thursday. The weather service also warned residents of possible flooding. SAWS forecaster Mbavhi Maliage said: “We are still expecting more rainfall and we have issued out a watch for possible flooding in Gauteng, the western parts of Mpumalanga, as well as the eastern parts of the North West province.”